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Burn Out and Recovery

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2018, 5:56 AM

So I'm sure a few.. or a lot have noticed the slow down on this account. For a while, I had completely burnt myself out. I still posted storyboards cause it gave me an outlet that didn't feel like obligation to draw. 

I want to first say, this is no one's fault! I have done this to myself a few times before when I took on too much, or I expected nothing less than perfection on things that it drove me into a long slump. I just kinda did it again ^^;

I have  a lot.... a.....LOT of commissions still left to do, but I've knocked a few of them down and cleaned up outstanding ones save for a couple I'll do a step at a time. That's kinda how I've decided to take it. A step at a time and doing what I an handle before taking a break to draw for myself, which I haven't really done much of in a while.

I'm still closed, but I may open occasionally, should the need arise, for small sketches. I'll also do YCH's still. Larger commissions will be closed until I get through my Queue, which has thankfully again, shrunk to manageable. Not ideal, but manageable.

After that, I'll be updating my price sheet finally and only opening for limited slots, finishing those, and then opening up again. Something to keep my work load a bit calmer. But I am recovering is the main point of this! So hopefully you'll see more art from me soon!

  • Listening to: The TV
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Playing: Tomadachi Life
  • Eating: Oreos
  • Drinking: Milk


Comforting by TheEcchiQueen

    Later that day, Octavus jumped hearing the front door slam. He could hear the hushed voices of Danny and ...Lafayette? The rustling of bags and the departing hoofsteps of Laffy. He was about to go back to reading when something else caught his attention.... the soft sounds of sobs. Putting his book down, he  peeked his head out only to find Daniel... injured and crying on the couch. Oh no... Silently, he went over to sit next to him, before putting a hand on his shoulder.

Octavus: Hey...

Daniel: *-tenses up, sitting up right-* Hey...

Octavus: So....I take it hangout with Laffy didn't go too well?

Daniel: It was okay... I'm just tired now.. *-keeps his head down-*

Octavus: .... *-Curls himself around Daniel, pulling him into a hug-* Ok...

Daniel: *-ears twitch, pulling away to go the opposite direction-* I'm gonna get some rest.. I didn't mean to wake you or anything..

Octavus: No... *-holds on-* You didn't. And you don't have to tell me anything. You just look like you need a friend....

Daniel:  .... I ... I just want to go to my room, okay...? *-voice cracks-*

Octavus: It's ok, Daniel... you helped me when I cried... just.... let me help you in return...

Daniel: .....*-turns back around, showing the scar down his face, still fresh-*

Octavus: Oh Danny.... Would you like to just... talk? You don't have to talk about.... how this happened if you don't want...

Daniel: *-shakes his head as he sits back down-*  I don't have anything to say....

Octavus:  That's fine. We can just sit here till you feel better too. *-pulls him closer-*

Daniel: ......... *-sniffs-* I don't... I don't want to be this way anymore.... *-Eyes turn slitted-*

Octavus: ....There's nothing wrong with're not broken

Daniel: Stop lying...... I don't want to hear, anymore lies....! *-wings shake-*

Octavus: Hey...look at me *-uses his wings to hold his face-* I'm not.... I have never seen you as broken Daniel. Hurt maybe.... stressed, definitely. But never broken. I don't think you're broken. You are not broken. You're not perfect.... You're Daniel...and I love you just the way you are. You're my best friend~

Daniel:  *-sniffs before leaning to hug Octavus, letting the tears fall-*

Octavus: It's ok....I got you....I got you...

My goal is to finish my Queue by the end of the month. I'm so close to doing it! I may or may not stream the commissions, but we're doing this!
Daisy Duke and Whiplash by TheEcchiQueen
I finally designed Midnight's Parents. They own a cattle station and sell the milk from their dairy cows. They also make cheese.

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RoughLady Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018   Interface Designer
Thank you a lot for watch! ^_^
TheEcchiQueen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome! I love the Lion King and Disney so much~ and you're art and everything is so amazing~!
Doodle-Mark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Live streaming you're request!
jlfurry Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018

Sorry for the delay, Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday.
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

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We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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KarouWS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
happy birthday, my friend.
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Happy Birthday!
FandomFoodie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Happy Birthday.  How'd it go?
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Happy Birthday!Mr.Hippo - Thinking 
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