Hello everyone! Well, we're nearly another month gone, and I certainly hope everyone's had a pleasant August - I can certainly say that it's been a busy one for me. As we turn over into September I wanted to keep everyone abreast on what you can expect from me in the month to come.Commissions
After a couple of stagnant months, my commissions business finally picked back up in July, and much to my surprise I've gotten more requests for colored pictures than I ever have - so many, in fact, that August was the first month when I've actually made a profit doing it. Ever since I started paying for health insurance in January, literally everything I've made on commissions and then some has gone into those bills, so to have that little bit leftover for once was certainly a pleasant surprise.
That said, I've still got a couple of private commissions from my current batch to finish going into next month. Some people have asked when I plan to open more slots, and I have been considering mid-September - though this time, I've been strongly leaning towards keeping them to sketch and inked commissions only.
While I've definitely appreciated the business from doing colored commissions, they do take so much time away from my personal projects and comics, which I'd like to devote more time to in September. So look out for a more official announcement for commissions within the next couple of weeks!Patreon
I also wanted to remind everyone about my Patreon page
, and draw attention to a recent update for one of my reward tiers. Since I launched my new page in June, my $3 patrons have enjoyed exclusive Thank You images at the end of each month - but long story short, I began to feel that making those images so "exclusive" wasn't fair to myself for the time and effort I put into them, nor to my non-patrons here who don't see many regular updates from me. Therefore, I updated the $3 reward tier so that the aforementioned Thank You images would be seen by my patrons a month before being posted elsewhere instead, which I feel would be more beneficial to everyone in the long-run. So if you'd like to see artwork like the Kayla picture below a month early, along with other perks like WIPs and week-early access to other finished works, consider supporting my ability to make more on Patreon!Other Projects and In Closing
All that said, once my outstanding commissions are taken care of I've got so many projects I want to return to next month - including my ongoing Pokémon tribute series and more Kayla Komix
and Random Insanity
pages. I want to give everyone so much more than just commissions for others, and I'm going to do my best in September to make that happen.
In the meantime I hope everyone enjoys the last morsel of August and the beginning of a brand new month, and I look forward to making more art for everyone to enjoy very soon!