Mythka's STUFFThis is primarily for my Dragon Lovers Sponsors, Probably a good idea to read this.
Last year I started my ambitious project to create a dragon book. And I asked several people to help me sponsor my project and help create a full art book. The past few days I've been doing some thinking.
I wanted that book done last year and it just didn't happen. I was ashamed of myself for not getting things done faster. I was upset for being a disappointment, not just for my fans and sponsors, but to myself.
Looking back at some of the pieces I have done for the book I am not pleased with all of them. I think in the past few months I've stepped up my level of detail and some of the pieces I did last year feel flat. So this leaves me in a bind. Do I go back and redo or update the pieces I have already done, do I just move forward, or do I nix the project all together?
After thinking long and hard on this, I have decided to press on. The pieces that are complete are complete. I won't be updating them unless I HAVE to. But that being said, I may move my project in a slightly different direction. I'm feeling that I have limited myself and want to expend a bit more. Bottom line:
The book is still coming. But I don't want to rush and just fill it with a bunch of shit. I want it to be nice. A book both you and I will be happy with. Sponsors:
If you have already paid me and are fine with waiting a bit longer thank you. If you have paid me and I have not shown you a proof, and wish to get your money back, please note me.
I will refund any sponsor who I have not completed their design for if you wish.So what happened, why didn't you get the book done last year?
This may sound like a bunch of excuses but you deserve to know just what is going on in my life. First, I work a full time job. In the past couple of years we have been getting increasingly more busy. I used to have more time at work to draw on the side, but now my work day is pretty full. This leaves me pretty warn out at the end of my day. That being said, I know art is suppose to be "relaxing" and "easy" considering I'm just sitting behind a computer, but I find that after a long day, I just have no energy to be creative.
Second, I started working for Sylestia.com. Its a pet site still in beta. And though I enjoy doing work for them I'm not exactly doing my forte (not that I think I want to actually work on pets, good lord the artists must go crazy with all the intricate layering that needs to be done for the site. I do not envy you guys
) I create outfit designs and pet and avatar weapon items. So it takes me longer to do stuff as its not really something I am used to. It takes a lot of my spare time to come up with these outfits for the site so that is also a primary reason, I didn't do many commissions last year.
So with all that, I really didn't have a lot of time to work on what "I" wanted to work on. You may then ask yourself, "well you made adopts, you could of been working on your book." And yeah that's true. But, well the book is its own thing and the funds set aside for that can't be spent. I need those to make the book and to ship them out. So, I needed some side money for other things
I do like to eat... I know, damn silly habit.
Sorry if this rambled on, I just seldom talk about stuff so I felt I would just level with people, and let them know whats going on. I'm no less busy this year, but I think I'm more organized and I have a better grasp on what I can and can't do.