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I haven’t been drawing much since Patreon’s launch which may sound absurd and illogical. Various stuff is affecting me that is mostly not linked to this campaign, but also, you know, it’s hard to stay encouraged when you check for new patrons almost every day (sometimes 2-3 times a day) and nothing changes. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, maybe my followers just aren’t ready for this, literally put any reason here. *shrugs* Even if it hasn’t been successful and didn’t justify my excitement, it’s still fun to do the patreon thing for my dear supporters. There’s some kind of a schedule, post minimum x early access drawings and studies every month, and it’s a nice discipline for a lazy me. Even if I’m receiving $20 for it, I can’t be ungrateful. It’s a stable income, basically amount on my average food store check. Does that really help? Yeah it does. But also it’s quite normal to ask yourself, “do I really cost $20 a month?”. That’s kinda. You know. That hits right in my sensitive kokoro and makes me feel like shit every time I open my Patreon page. My productivity is heavily dependant on my mood. If I’m sad, I simply can’t draw, or if I have to (commissions/adopts), I’m just not enjoying the process. Using your natural gift/talent to earn money and feel like shit is a given way to start hating what you’re doing. If I hate drawing, then I’m officially done lmao. Sorry, I went too far in my rambles.

I really don’t wanna sound like a greedy asshole, I know that a big percent of people get downright mad when you mention Patreon. But how are you expecting an adult artist to survive if no one supports them financially. Commissions you say? Draw for every person directly? Maybe someone doesn’t mind doing that on a monthly basis. Sadly, I’m too fragile. Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m selling my soul. Adopts and commissions are cool only if you enjoy them as well, if they are not a monthly routine, burden. I’m not aiming to make Patreon my main and only source of income ofc, but it would be amazing if there was at least $100-200. It’d make me feel like my personal work matters too. I’m not a commission drawing machine. No one wants to pay for fanart and original characters, but then why some patreons are sitting at $60000 per month? I know I’m not that skilled, but could you walk up to me and say with a straight face that my stuff isn’t worth supporting? Oh boy I’m going too far again and that puts a heavy feeling on my chest.

I just wanted to make a gibberish update and tell that I’m not giving up yet, but the post came out too depressive anyways haa. Am I having fun with Patreon? Yes. Am I happy to have 8 supporters? Yes. Do I not want more? No. I definitely look around a bit too much, but I see other artists being successful and I wanna be like those too. Probably my initial approach isn’t helping much though. I’m getting upset really easy and yes, I’ve been upset 3 months in a row. Too bad whining won’t help me gain any more supporters, more likely the opposite. I’m a wreck and my attitude is so wrong, I’m sorry.

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Tools: Paint Tool SAI, tablet Wacom One medium.

I'm a freelancer. Art is the only source of my income.

Commissions: CLOSED
Trades: mutuals only
Requests: only on Patreon

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midohka Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2016  New Deviant
God, are you roleplaying ..?
I WANT TO MEET YOUR CHARACTEEERS \(QAQ)/
They look so amazing and ... incredible.

I'm totally in love with your work for months..!
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Next--LVL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I do! But sorry, I'm only rping with one dear person and that's never gonna change. ;n;
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midohka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  New Deviant
Haanw ! ( Forgive my english ;-; )

Nevermind, I just wanted to know if you had some experience to share ! I love to watch and know about RP events or characters. That's why I love your stuff this much.

And secretly I hope that what I just said means somethine understainable... QAQ
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Next--LVL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's so sweet u////u I'm so grateful to you for liking my babies. ;w; <33 Honestly I'm never talking enough about them, there's a lot to tell (draw pictures, comics or write), but I'm just too lazy I guess. ;n;
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SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016

Welcome to :iconadultanonymous:

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speedysketch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
no exceptions


teach me ur skills


naow
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Next--LVL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If I ONLY KNEW WHAT I'M DOING HAA
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G3nsuDa4rte2t Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Artist
Great job homie, keep up the great works!
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Next--LVL Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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