Firstly, I hope everyone had a great holiday season and got delightful things or spent plenty of wonderful time with loved ones. I usually will draw gifts for folks around this time, either for close friends or artists I admire. Sadly... I wasn't really able to find the time to do that this year, especially while working around the holidays. I don't know if I'll end up finding the time to do it, but I'll figure out something in its place if I don't!
I have a good bit of art I need to post, have just been holding off since I don't like to post them too close to TS updates. Speaking of, I'm still chugging away at it. I lost my buffer since getting my job, and have been just doing pages one at a time, which is not my favorite thing to do, but it's getting it done. Hoping to churn out the next couple pages a bit quicker now that the holidays are out of the way. We will see! Either way, still going to try not to miss an update!
Don't forget you can get WIPs and such on my Patreon!
Been thinking of restructuring it a bit in the new year, maybe dropping the $15 tier down to $10 and replacing the $15 with something else. Not positive how I'm gonna handle that though, I'll ask around and figure it out.
TS-related x2, how many folks here would enjoy joining a The Selection-based Discord server? I've asked around in my circle of pals and there has been some interest in it so I'm likely going to launch it sometime next month/the new year. It'll be a nice little place to talk about the comic, hang around cool folks, and give comic/art/storytelling advice. Just a fun place to be that conveniently centers around the comic/brainworld. I'm planning to keep it invite-only as I don't want random folks popping into it. I'd ideally prefer inviting folks that I know have an interest in the comic in some way, through seeing them commenting/interacting and such. It's no offense to anyone not involved but like... what's the point of joining a comic-themed server if you don't read the comic ya know? lol
So let me know if this interests you and if you have any suggestions!
Lastly, news regarding commissions. Starting in 2019 I'll be bumping my prices up a bit, likely by $10 per-tier (so fullbodies will be $35 instead of $25). I've been aware I've under-priced myself for awhile now, and since I've noticed my quality has increased since I set my last price chart, I think it's time I suck it up and bump it up. I plan to still keep my stream prices cheaper to allow folks with smaller budgets to still get something (I'll be bumping stream prices up by $5, so fullbodies in there will be $25 instead of the old $20 and so forth). I also still plan to host freebie streams every now and then to get free headshots, and will do YCHs and sales every now and again.
I can't recall if I mentioned it here yet, but I'm also implementing a new policy where I can really only take commissions officially through YCHs, streams, and select openings. This means my commissions will no longer be permanently "open" to the public. This is entirely due to my lack of time and wanting to spend the majority of my days off focused on TS. I still enjoy doing commissions, though, so I don't want to completely stop them. I will accept offers from friends/mutuals only most of the time on pieces NOT YCHs or streams. However, there is never any harm in asking, because if I really like the idea/character or if I feel I have extra time, I might take them! It's just that for the foreseeable future, I can no longer just take commissions freely as I have been because it interferes too much with my comic, which is #1 priority.
My new price sheet will be tossed up in the new year. I'll confirm any and all additional rules and things around that time. For now, commissions are CLOSED but I will always accept quotes and the like, so never be shy to asking~