I think I owe you all an explanation as to why I can no longer accept requests, and it's kind of more than just art related.
I suffer from major depression. I was diagnosed when I was about 11. It affects a lot of things in my life and makes life seem painful. It's not a mere case of "the blues" as it affects people physically.
I've done a lot of soul-searching recently concerning my art, and from what I remember, for the most part, I've been taken advantage of. My art has either been rejected without me knowing until I somehow find out myself or has been stolen by other people for financial gain.
Please don't think that I resent anyone here for asked me to draw their characters. I wanted to do it for nothing, and I appreciate being chosen to do fan art for some people. Unfortunately, I couldn't fulfill all requests as I was overloaded at the time and wanted people to get their art as soon as I could. But there was some that I was openly not comfortable doing, and I admitted it.
It's complicated, but for the time being - at least - I cannot draw anything for anyone ever. Right now, I'm dealing with a lot. I'm still grieving the lost of my father to cancer last February. My mother, sister and grandmother are worried about me. I'm technically suffering alone with this illness in my own neck of the woods.
But for those of you out there who are also suffering from depression or some other mental illness, please do not allow it to destroy you and/or the ones you love. Somehow or another, we must continue to fight the illnesses that plague our minds, hearts and souls.
I really hope this provides a better reason for my decision. Thanks for reading and understanding.