Hey there! Oxdarock here!
Been a quiet for a bit, so here's some news on the current happenings of the Squishrock!
Character Voting Poll Standings
I meant to do this some time ago, but here's a list of the current standings of the current Patreon voting poll that I'm holding. Once again, the theme for this poll is "Shined on by the Blue CIT Lights". For those unaware of what CIT lights are, check out my recent LLT comic, "Shining Bright, CIT Lights
." And now, the current standings:
Please be aware that these do not include the special Patreon votes, so don't get complacent as there's a very good chance that the final results will be turned over on it's head! The voting ends May 18, 12 AM EST. If you haven't voted already, please be sure to do so here
Discount Commissions Slots
As stated above, I'll be opening some discount commission slots. For those that are new, in exchange for allowing me to include the commission in a future image pack, I give out discounts for ideas that fit a certain theme. The discount in question is $10 off (or more if you're a part of my Patreon), omitted backgrounds charges, as well as a free copy of the pack that the commission is included in
, totaling at least a $30 in discounts! Furthermore, for a commission to be eligible for a discount, it must meet three criteria:
- Must fit the theme that I announce when I open discount slots.
- Must be of Standard Shading Level.
- Must be allowed to be part of a commission pack that will be sold on my online stone. As such, commissioners may not post their commission anywhere online. Failure to follow this rule will result in the commissioner being unable to take part in future discounts.
The theme this time around is: "Has to involve the CIT Lights
." For those unaware of what that means, be sure to check out my recent LLT comic, "Shining Bright, CIT Lights
". For now, I'll be accepting five slots for discount commissions only
. For those interested or have questions regarding a discount slot, be sure to send me a note.
Regarding Shading Options
In a previous journal, I'd added a couple of shading options as well as comic prices for commissions. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to remove those options. There's actually very little meaning in the colored sketch and greyscale shading options as the amount of time spent on artwork doesn't change much from regular shading or simple shading. As for comics, due to my view of how I want commissions to work on top of my head being full of personal comic ideas, it's just a bit too much for me. Sorry for getting people's hopes up.
Accepting Commissions Via Preference
So recently, I've been having a hard time when it comes to tackling commissions. There are times when I'll look at a commission list and a bulk of it just seems like a chore to do, which is very bad. Needless to say, if it ends up taking more time and effort than originally expected to complete (which happens very frequently), I end up feeling pretty irritated. And if I've spent way too much time on commissions and not enough time on my personal projects, the feeling tends to get even worse.
So, in order to solve this and save myself some stress, I'll be accepting commissions based on preference
(basically I'm gonna be more picky). I have some concerns about switching from a "first come first serve" basis, but hopefully this works out. I am concerned that there will be some people, even former commissioners, who's ideas just don't click with me, but at this point, I'm pretty much forcing myself to draw (which isn't really fun in the slightest).
If you haven't already, please be sure to check out my Patreon
, where you get to see early viewing of my works, those from my online store particularly, long before they're released publicly! Not only that, but you'll gain access to special patron exclusives, such as rough sketches, extra voting and character suggestion right, and even higher discount commissions! I make paid posts every week on Thursdays. There's still a few chinks to work out, but I'm getting closer to my ideal Patreon. Don't miss out and check it out!
That's all for now!