In the interest of not actively destroying my tracks on the web (Discord is doing a good enough job of that already) I'm going to leave this shit here.
But if you want to find me, I have new digs: fusspot.rip
I'm not dead. Just dead tired.
Hey all, it's that crappy time that nobody likes to hear about: The time where I have to raise my prices because they're no longer sustainable. They've been the same for about two years now, so this is kind of overdue.
I tried not to go too overboard, but for the amount of time I've been putting into things lately, my prices have been just plain insufficient to cover life expenses, much less taxes. I'm in the red on those for the third year running, now, and I really need to turn that around.
I'll still be tweaking them a little bit in the coming weeks, but they shouldn't change too terribly much from where they presently are.
In other news, I recently started a weekly Boss Rush Friday sketch promotion on my Tumblr and the first week was a big success! I had some holes in my budget to fill, so I did three days' worth and it was a hell of a lot of fun, even if I need to adjust my times a bit. I said $30 for 30 minutes but they turned out to be closer to 45-50 minutes. But I also haven't been drawing all that much in recent weeks (I fell down the basement stairs closer to the beginning of the month and was kind of coming down from that).
Here are some of the results:
Proportions kind of go out the window when I'm in a hurry, which is a sign that I need to bone up on my gesture drawing. But this has been good practice, and people seem happy with what they've been getting, so it's something I'm going to continue doing.
If this interests any of you, you can check out the Tumblr post and fill out an inquiry form. I'll be doing four of these every Friday starting at 10am Central time.
I think that's about it for important updates. Sorry that I don't post here that much, I just tend to be more attentive to my social media accounts. As always, you can catch me on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram if you'd like to see what I'm up to more frequently!
So my sorry ass just broke down and bought a new inkjet printer. Not the greatest thing in the world, but it sure does print a mean sticker if I do say so myself. I've been wanting to get into the merch game for quite a long time now, and this is the first step I'm taking toward that goal. I haven't really got any designs I want to print yet, but I wanna remedy that ASAP.
Next step? Get a craft cutter, because holy balls is cutting these things out by hand time-consuming. It's also hard on my wrist. :| I'm eyeballing a Silhouette Cameo 3, but that's still a ways off as it's a not-quite-necessary expense that I can dodge for the time being.
These old gals will probably be sent off to friends for the holidays, but expect updates here from time to time on what I've got cooking.
Cheers, and here's hoping everyone has a wonderful December!
It's been a minute so I figure I'd better get off my ass and actually stick an update up here for the people who check this site. (There's a surprising lot of you. Damned if I know where you're even coming from. Unless you're all bots. You could very well be bots. God damn you, technology.)
Anyway, I'm pretty much done with the move for the time being. (I say this because I'm going to have to do it again in June/July and I'm not looking forward to this in the slightest.) So that means I'm getting back onto getting commissions done. Again. Finally. I took a little money out of savings to keep myself afloat for a month or two while I get caught up on my queue so I'm not having to continually put people off because I'm having to take sketches to make ends meet.
Unfortunately, the moratorium on NSFW commissions is still in place, and probably will be until well after I've gotten myself sorted. I'm still just not at all comfortable with drawing that stuff for people in a public setting for a number of reasons, mostly having to do with how the overall feeling of the conversation changes the moment you plunk a set of boobs down in front of people.
It's not a reaction I'm overly fond of, to say the very least.
Anyway, busy busy, yada yada. I'm going to cram as much work as I can in before Crimbus hits so I can at least try to take a day or two off guilt-free, but we'll see just how well that works when push comes to shove. Either way, I'm gradually going to be contacting some of my older clients to see if they want changes to what they ordered up to like... two years ago. So keep your eyes peeled if you've gotten something from me and I haven't given you a draft yet.
Until then, I hope everyone has a splendid Turkey Day. Except for the Canadians. You already had your day. >8C
For personal reasons, I've placed a temporary hold on taking any new NSFW commissions that involve more than simple nudity. I will return to taking them when I feel I am in a better position to do so, but I will still take normal commissions as per usual when I have the openings for them.
Keep your eyes peeled for sketch openings during my streams at http://twitch.tv/fusspot!
Alright! I'm just wrapping up a few emails now, but that said, I'm all wrapped up for the month! Many thanks to everyone who sent in an inquiry!
I'm starting my openings a little early this time because I've cleared out some work and I need to start getting my rent together for next month.
I'm opening six Full Color slots in my queue, so feel free to drop me a line if you'd be interested in purchasing one.
While I'm at it, here are some more commissions that I completed this month:
Happy Summer, everyone!
Thanks very much to everyone who retweeted/reblogged my posts! I managed to get my rent covered, so I'm all good there. I've got a couple of loose ends to tie down yet, but once that's all set it'll be time to buckle back down and get stuff done.
On a lighter note, I've managed to stream every day this week thus far, which is a far cry from going weeks at a time without streaming once. I finally feel like I'm getting myself back together. Just hope I can keep this up.
Thanks again, you guys! I'm nothing without your friendship and support!
So, some context for the happy image above: It's rent time on the 28th. I need groceries. Beanie needs nommables. I'm waiting on critiques/payment for a project I just turned in, so in the meantime, I need to open up a few slots in my queue.
Long story short: Four slots, all full-body, full-color, 100 dollarydos apiece. OR! Per that lovely little asterisk, you can knock five bucks off the top of each slot by paying with either Cash.me or Google Wallet.
All the details are in my price list and guidelines. If you've got any questions, just go ahead and drop me an email.
On that note, here are a couple of busts I just completed recently. I'm finally, finally getting cracking on that queue again and god does it feel good.