(I'm going to keep spamming this journal until I stop getting new watchers here, so just a heads up)
Hi everyone! I've been meaning to do this for some time now, but I plan on having a fresh start on dA and switching to a new account. I have a few pieces already posted; my goal is to update my gallery at least once a week! Hopefully I can achieve that!
I'll be checking on this old account a few more times during the next few weeks, but soon afterwards it'll be completely abandoned. If you want to keep up to date on my work, feel free to watch the new account!
See you there!!!
Slots are closed for now! I'll see if I can open up again once I finish these up. Thank you, guys! <3
Due to popular demand (and a tricky financial situation), I’ve decided to open up commissions once again! Only 10 slots are open this time though, so first come, first served!
I’m willing to draw practically anything (including trademark characters, OCs, anthro, mecha/robots, and even smut/nsfw) except for what’s stated in the “More Info” box. Email me at email@example.com or send me a note or ask if you have any questions! I’m quite flexible with what I’m willing to draw, so don’t be shy to ask.
I have plenty more examples of my work at davidbaronart and goopbloop! Let me know if there’s a particular drawing/style you’d like to see used in your drawing(s), and I’ll be happy to accommodate you!
As with each set of commissions I open up, here are a couple of rules/regulations (PLEASE READ THEM ALL BEFORE MESSAGING ME):
- All payments are through Paypal. Once again my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you grab a slot, you are free to order multiple drawings/comics.
- With comics this time around, A script and/or panel guide is required for me to accept your comic commission. I am totally willing to wait for a script or guide to be written out; your slot will be kept safe for as long as you need. Be as concise and specific as possible. Thank you!
- All commissions will be kept private unless the commissioner wishes for me to post their drawing(s).
- Please have your idea for your commish(es) ready to go when you email/message me! DON’T waffle around and change things late in the game! Asking me to decide between a few ideas is perfectly fine, however don’t ask to change the commission idea(s) once I have decided on them!
-Regarding revisions and alternate versions: due to excessive changes during post in the past, I can only provide one free revision per order. Any further changes/edits afterwards will be charged $5 in total. Alts, or alternate versions, of drawings are now $5 each. These include minor additions or cosmetic changes; no major alterations/additions will be accepted!
Ok, I think that covers all my bases! Again, if you have any questions at all, don’t be afraid to email or message me! I know I tend to skip over some details, so I’ll be happy to clarify anything. ^^
Sorry to say this guys, but I'll be going into hiatus for a while. I have A LOT on my plate right now, including a whole lotta paid work to finish as well as a few secret things I'm working on. I want to lighten up my workload a bit and get everything I need to do done as soon as possible, so I think a break from tumblr and dA (and the looming anxiety to regularly post stuff) is for the best.
So yeah, no new posts from me for a while! I apologize again, but yeah I kinda need this at the moment. Thank you for understanding!
Today, take a minute to reflect on your life, to think about the things you’re thankful for, to appreciate the privileges you have that others may not.
Think about your family, your friends, the people who care about you. Give them a great big hug and tell them you love them, because you never know if this might be the last day, the last moment, you have with them. Let them know how much you care for them. The greatest feeling in the world is the feeling of being loved by someone else.
It’s tougher than ever to be positive on Thanksgiving this year. Terrible things are happening in the world; police brutality in the US, mass murder in Mexico, the rise of another radical extremist group in the Middle East, and countless other horrors. It’s easy to be so overwhelmed by all of the hate in the world, that it clouds your vision and prevents you from seeing the good in it. You don’t have to look too far to see the blessings in your life, but it sure is easy to forget they exist, even when they’re right under your nose.
So please, take this day to reflect on the good things in your life; be a beacon of love for your loved ones, let them know you care. In a world of hate and despair, be a ray of hope and comfort, not just for your family and friends, but for your community as well.
Be happy today. Live life with a smile.
Sorry to say this guys, but I'll be going on a mini-hiatus for a bit. I need some time off to collect my thoughts, focus on finishing all the art I owe, and get my act together.
I'll be more active again once I feel like I've got things settled enough to come back.
To tell you the truth, the biggest reason I wanna keep this place alive is for something that I'll be revealing VERY soon. I'm certain you guys'll love it. ^^
Take care, everyone! Have a great weekend, and stay safe tonight!
(Before anyone asks: for those waiting on commissions, I'll still work on those and send them to you through the way you contacted me, either through email or a note here on this site, even if I stop posting art here before I'm done with them all!)
I'll be honest, this place has seen better days. I started posting art online on this blog over 4 years ago, and I've gained a lot of fans and supporters over the years. However, I've become pretty much inactive on this site, and for some time now I've had this nagging feeling behind my back about it. "Why don't you work on larger pictures to post here?", "Stop making little doodles on tumblr and do something BIG!". It's a feeling that isn't going away, and it's making me guilty about working on smaller doodles and sketches on an almost daily basis over on tumblr. I feel like none of them alone are worth posting here, and my busy schedule and overall short attention span keeps me from working on larger and more ambitious illustrations. I know you guys have expressed that you love anything I post regardless of the time it took for me to do it, but that doesn't make that nagging feeling I mentioned earlier go away. It's gotten to the point that posting on dA feels more like feeding a beast who's hunger isn't satisfied than it is showcasing my work. As long as I feel tethered to this site I'll have this overbearing feeling behind my back, guilt-tripping me every time I post something for fun elsewhere.
I still haven't COMPLETELY decided whether I'll act on this, but it's highly likely I'll be leaving in the near future. I don't plan on completely deleting this account, nor putting any more of my drawings in storage, but it will effectively become more of a ghost town here than it already is, and after a while I'll stop responding to messages.
Fortunately, the portability of my Surface Pro will let me work on stuff while I'm here (when I'm not napping or having diagnostic tests done).
Hope you guys are having a better weekend than I am.
All slots have been taken, thank you so much guys!!!
For those who still wanted a drawing, especially a lewd piece, there's one more chance for you. If you mention the name of my "lewd" tumblr blog, provided you know about it in the first place, I'll put you under a special set of slots~
Other than that, you'll just have to wait until I open these again.
(EDIT) I forgot to mention one important thing: All commissions will be kept private unless the commissioner wishes for me to post their drawing(s).
Commissions are once again open, ladies and gents! I was planning on opening these on New Years Day, but tbh I didn't see any reason to wait until then~
I’m willing to draw practically anything (including trademark characters, OCs, anthro, mecha/robots, and even smut/nsfw!) except for what’s stated in the “More Info” box. Email me or send me a note or ask if you have any questions! I’m quite flexible with what I’m willing to draw, so don’t be shy to ask.
I’ll be opening 20 slots once again! You’re free to request multiple drawings under one slot, if you so desire! I’ll close up shop once all 20 slots are filled! If you can’t afford to buy a drawing from me at this time, please spread the word about these. I can really use the money these days, especially since I've been out of a job for a while now due to health issues, so I’d definitely appreciate it!!!
3) T. Yu
5) J. Lallo
6) Morticia W.
11) M. Duenas
15) B. Balukea
16) Eliza F.
17) B. Brayn
= payment not received
= partial payment received
= payment received, drawing not started
=drawing in progress
Expect more art soon! So, what'd I miss?
(before I go into any details, let me get one important thing out of the way. For those waiting on commissions from me, this does not mean I 'll stop working on commissions during my time away. I’ll still be working on them diligently during the next few weeks, though I won’t be posting any of them publicly, at least for now. I’ll send them out privately to each commissioner once they’re completed. Thank you so much for your patience!)
Hey guys. I’m sorry to announce this, but I've decided to go on a hiatus for an indefinite period of time. How long this’ll be I’m not sure, perhaps for one month, or maybe up to three. There are a couple of reasons why I’m doing this:
Art: Over the last year or so, my art has relatively remained the same. Due to my busy schedule and life issues, I’ve been taking it easy and only working in my comfort zone, with the techniques I already know and which I’ve come to be recognized for. However, I can’t stand to see my work becoming stale, and I really wish to branch out and create more experimental works, without having to worry about pleasing my followers or dishing out new art every so often to keep your attention. Likewise, I want to dedicate more time to my personal projects; I have a lot of ideas that I want to develop, and I feel like a break from tumblr and dA will help me clear my head and concentrate more on these.
Time: I find myself dedicating a large chunk of time every day trying to stay up to date on tumblr posts and other peoples’ art on dA, which in itself is becoming increasingly difficult to do. I feel like I need to stop focusing so much on social media for a while in order to get everything else in my life organized.
Life: A lot of things have changed in my life recently. I’m now working, while at the same time trying to study for my next attempt at getting my nursing license. I’m also trying to manage my health, and maintain myself both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, I’m not happy with the way my life is organized right now; everything is jumbled up, and I’m starting to lose control of my time and resources. This in turn affects the time I have for art; I’ve gone entire weeks at a time without being able to work on anything, which is frustrating at best.
I’ll only be going on every so often to check for any notes or comments that I might receive during my time off. I hope to have my life better organized by the time I get back, no matter how long it takes. I promise to have something to show for myself once I return, though. Until then, take care everyone!
- Playing: Mario Kart 8
I'm off work next week, and my first check came in a bit... smaller than I wanted (on account of only working a week due to getting sick). So! I've decided to open up commissions and work on them all throughout next week.
I'll have 10 slots open initially, but I'll add 5 more if they get filled. You're free to order multiple commissions under one slot, if you wish.
I'm very flexible with what I can draw, so if you feel like something you want may be questionable, we can discuss it. Also, I'm perfectly fine with keeping commissioned artwork private if desired!
WHAT I WILL DEFINITELY NOT DRAW: nsfw/porn, explicit violence, gore, and anything else I may find unsettling/uncomfortable. Again, if you're not sure whether I'll be ok with something, we can freely discuss it.
Other than that, I'm perfectly fine drawing things like trademark characters, Homestuck, pinups, robots, furries, etc.!
My Paypal is email@example.com (it's in the commission sheet as well!)
Let me know if you have any questions!
QUEUED SLOTS (old commissions I still have to complete)
= Slot reserved, payment not received
= Payment received, drawing not started
= Drawing started, In progress
Multiple drawings requested
For those who are still waiting for commissions from me, I have the majority of them sketched out and I’ll get to work on them as soon as I can! I’ll be able to finish a few this week, but it may take a while for me to finish them all.
Thanks for your patience!
To all you awesome people who've done fanart for me over the years...
You guys are amazing, and I’m grateful for every single fan piece that’s been done for me, no matter how rough or rudimentary it is.
Now, that being said, I want to share a little bit of truth with everyone. No matter how many fans draw my characters out of admiration for them or for my work, I do not see this as determining my level of success or popularity. Fanart does not define me as an artist or who I am as a person. It is what I do and how I behave with everyone that defines me as a person. I share this with you guys because I have recently seen a few cases where good artists I know have deemed themselves unwanted or unloved from lack of fanart of their works. Of course, feeling down due to lack of feedback on your work is a natural feeling for an artist to have, and little to no demonstrations of interest in your art can be heartbreaking. But I want to take this time to let those artists who feel this way (as I know some of you follow me and will see this) that even if it’s not apparent at first sight, there are in fact people who care about you and who love and respect you. With every single note, favorite, or ask you receive, you are being recognized for your work and you are being NOTICED.
You are loved even if there is only one person who takes interest in your art.
You are respected whenever a problem arises and you push through it.
You are cheered on whenever you go through a state of mental anguish and learn to cope with it.
But, how can you know that someone actually cares about you?
Because I do. I may not be able to message you every day and keep you company, or draw you gift art every so often to show how much I love your characters, but I do indeed notice you every day, and I feel a deep pain whenever you feel insignificant, or when you’re struggling with whatever life throws at you. I can support you whenever the need arises; a motivational ask, a venting session over skype, even something as time-consuming as raising money to help you financially.
I deeply care about everyone I follow, and I want you guys to know that. I am willing to do anything for those I care about. You are all amazing people and it’s an honor to be noticed and loved in return by a lot of you guys.
Welp, that’s all. Sorry for being so sappy guys.
Have a good rest of the day!
Some of you fellas who follow me may know . He’s an awesome artist with a lot of clever ideas, and he’s also working on a couple of really neat projects that I honestly can’t wait to see. Not to mention he’s a cool friend, not just to me, but to everyone who knows him.
If you don’t know about it, he’s had a rough time dealing with a nasty case of tendonitis on his dominant hand during the past few months. He’s improved significantly, to the point that he can draw a few things he’s been wanting to do for a while. However, he’s still going through the healing process, not to mention due to this whole thing he’s currently unemployed.
So! Me, , and have decided to host some donation streams to raise up a bit of cash to help Nick out! We’ll be taking requests in exchange for donations. Here are the dates when we’ll be streaming:
4/21- (2PM-6PM EST)
4/22- (3PM-7PM EST)
4/24- (will be updated)
4/25- (will be updated)
4/26- (will be updated)
I’ll also update what sort of drawings Heff and Gus will be offering (as well as prices) as soon as I can.
As for me, I’ll be offering $5 sketches, $8 colored sketches, and $10 inked drawings. This is a step down to what I usually offer for art, but I hope this price drop will lead to more donators and with that more donations. If you can’t or don’t want to purchase a drawing from me, then please consider buying one from any of the other artists contributing to this event.
And to all those still waiting for commissions from me, I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ll be working on those when I’m not streaming this week.
Our goal is to raise up at least $200, but if we can raise more that’d be excellent!
To keep track of donations, all donations will go to the Paypal address firstname.lastname@example.org. After the 26th, ALL donations received will then be sent to Nick’s paypal. I hope this week of donation streams is successful!
See you guys on tomorrow’s stream!