So, I'm making some big changes to my life soon, and that includes big changes in my online "life" and my life as an artist.
For the past year I've been working full time at a day care, but in a couple weeks I am officially moving from full to part time, with my free time devoted to art and missions work.
The long term goal is to be able to quit my day job and support myself solely on art/writing.
How it will affect my art:
*I am going to reopen commissions. They will now be more important to my living, and probably be done quicker.
*I'm also interested in taking on art students for a weekly fee. I had planned on only doing this locally, but if someone is interested in Skype lessons or getting critique, I'd love to be of help. However, this will require a lot of learning on my part. I have not been trained in teaching, but I believe in more open curriculums, with feedback from the student while still instilling an appreciation for fundamentals (something I didn't realize until too late). The price for lessons would be $20 a week. For critiques of art work or writing, it depends on how much art and how long the story is.
*I'm starting a webcomic. This is still a few weeks away, because I want to build a stockpile of pages before posting, but expect a lot of developmental sketches.
*I'm strongly considering getting a patreon. Patrons will get more exclusive content, such as wallpapers, WIPs, abandoned stories and subplots, and even some livestreams if I can figure it out. I have to do some research.
*I'm going to be on the lookout for professional freelancing jobs.
^ Because of this,^ getting "seen" online is going to be very important. So if you like my art, and want to support me/see more of my process or general craziness, please follow me on my tumblr and twitter and new instagram. I'm still trying to figure out the latter, but a lot of WIP stuff will be posted there.
None of this is effective immediately (except maybe the last thing). I'll keep you guys updated on my progress. Thanks so much for your continued support, and I hope you'll be joining me on this new adventure.