February Recap, March Preview

Now that this website is real and the month has turned over it’s time for a real blog post.

February was a busy month for me. I made this website! I made a lot of art, even if I can't share most of the projects yet. I should have the biggest project for you by the end of the March. I'm extremely excited, and I hope you will be too.

I've also done a lot of thinking. About goals. About what I want to do. Secret Project was a SFF illustration. Which I really loved doing, and felt actually incredibly happy with. It reignited a desire to make these "illustrations" rather than just "designs." And the fact I sold two illustration prints made it feel, well viable, is probably the right word.

I don't love those terms. I really don't, but they're the best I can come up with. I don't want to downplay designs, but there was always a part of me that felt like I had to make something with a base level of appeal.  Some of my favorite pieces of the past few years have been these colorful fantasy landscapes. Ultimately, I still want to make both. But now I'm putting into words, and officially writing it down. I want to do one illustration, and at least one design (and/or pattern) every month.

What does this mean for you? Theoretically, a sense of what to expect from me in terms of art. Patrons and Twitch subs will get to see a sneak peek of the next month's plan early. (It’s up right now, even!)

Everything else won't change too much. I'll still be streaming progress over on Twitch and finished pieces will be going up in all the usual places. But! But, if I can maintain this, I'd like to change rewards tiers to send signed mini postcard sized prints to supporters every month at +$10.  High quality downloads at $5. (I'd like to think they'd make a sweet backgrounds.)

Is that something people would be interested in? Let me know.

In other goals, Twitch updated to allow affiliates like myself to earn more emote slots. We're not at the level of 15 for the first new slot, but I intend to push toward it. I already have ideas. Surprise, they involve my cat.

No matter what, I want to make more art for you, and no matter how you show your support, you are greatly appreciated.  Here's to a new month, and thanks for reading!