I guess it's time to update everyone about requests and commissions...
I'm not doing them anymore. It's nothing wrong with the kind of requests/commissions I get. It's... just my skill.
You see, for the last few months I've been racking my brain trying to get that exact feel for a style of digital art. Pen tablets and other additions are proving to be a big waste of money, and frankly, it makes me sick thinking about it. I truly envy other artists who make fantastic art with less than what I've got. I thought the equipment might help improve my skill, make it easier to emulate what I want, but digital art is waaay more difficult than I thought. I just spent 5 hours looking for a brush I can work with, and it still didn't happen! It's been like this more than once, and many of my projects wind up in the trash.
I just don't get it. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I've asked but I don't have a satisfying answer. I've studied tutorials, just to get disappointed. All I can say is, simply put: I'm not good enough.
So I'll revisit the idea once I have a better grasp of what I'm trying to do. I appreciate all of your favs and watches, and I'm truly sorry to disappoint you all like this. I really enjoy making someone's day with a piece that makes them happy, but I'm not pleased with the garbage I've been making. If it's worth doing it's worth doing right.