I'll try and shorten this statement as much as possible. I owe 2 commissions ( the commissioners will know who they are ), and college and my music career are more important to me. I find myself pulling all nighters for college quite often, and that's no fun when you also owe drawings and write music to keep your sanity.
I have had the pleasure of making my own money doing one of the things I love for almost 5 years, but my world has changed, and my vision has as well. I can't keep fooling myself thinking this is a way to profit from my art, when everyone on this site undervalues art and expects it to be some sort of easy cheap game. It's a profession, and it's disgusting to see how people look at it now, and just how much they downgrade artistic talent. Chances are when I finish studying digital arts and animation, I'll get to have actual art jobs where I can make use of all of my other abilities and not just drawing naked anime women with no realistic proportions for perverts, or OC's for different anime series. I could also end up living my dream and making music for the rest of my life to the point where there's no place for visual art jobs in my head.
We'll see where I take things, but for now I just want to say it has been fun, but who am I kidding, this "art scene" is wrong in many ways, and I've grown out of it for years now.
Thank you to all the commissioners I've had for the past 5 years, now I gotta make a life of my own and stop playing "freelancer" and actually work on real things.
Gabriel Z. Kuri