So I've spent some time evaluating my situations lately and I've come to some hard truths, some about myself, some about others and some about what changes I probably need to effect to rectify some potential problems in my life.
The core problem at the moment, is probably the most recurring problem most people face: MONEY.
While we're not in dire straits at the moment, it's easy to see financial hardship on the horizon. So it makes sense to try and do everything possible to avoid drastic measures like maxing out credit cards or selling off more valuable possessions.
That's why I'm taking commissions again, but at a higher price than before. This is a TEMPORARY increase to compensate for certain parties being temporarily out of work. Once this is rectified, the prices will drop again.
I've also been evaluating my own reputation, not so much what I say or how I say it. (I make it a point not to apologize for speaking from the heart) but more along the lines of my gallery being somewhat limited to Sonic The Hedgehog-related stuff and "sexualized" anime girls. Granted, that's not nearly all that I draw, but I feel like those are becoming my trademark and neither concept is looked too favorably upon by artists, fanboys or the internet community at large. My personal reasons for drawing them couldn't be more different than what the naysayers perceive and criticize. But making people understand your vision and methods is a futile ambition.
So while I will NOT be abandoning the Blue hedgehog and the scantily-clad girls with abnormally big pupils altogether, you'll likely see me uploading less of them and more of what you have and have not already seen me draw before. On a personal level, I think it's the next logical step in improving my skills as an artist. And while I am grateful for the following that I've amassed drawing the old familiar stuff, it's past time I forge ahead. I just hope the lack of highly-favorable submissions won't deplete anyone's enjoyment of my work.
Listening to: Cee Lo Green, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix
Reading: Dr. Sleep by Stephen King
Watching: Hobbit and LOTR movies, TMNT, Marvel movies
Playing: Zelda Wind Waker HD, Ult. Marvel vs Capcom 3
Eating: Cheap crap