Alright, here goes nothing!
Finally had the time to sit down and write stuff down.
The first thing I wanted to talk to you guys about is the rewards with the monthly illustrations. I honestly wish I could do it, but as time goes on I started to realize it's out of my reach for the time being. I just don't have the capacity or time to do the quality of art I'd like to produce, and that gives me incredible amount of stress. I feel like with the popularity of patreon-like/subscription sites, the pressure on artists to make sure they give enough back to their patrons is HUGE. This is just my personal view, of course! But it's super unhealthy for me, I started to realize, and accept it, even though I'm absolutely the kind of person who would go out and beyond to make sure even my 1$ patrons get their money's worth in content.
I am incredibly grateful for everyone who chooses to support me, whether it be just to see content, or just to know they are helping me pay my bills, or both. I don't know what I'd do without you guys ♥
That said, I will be removing the illustration rewards. I DO want to do that kind of art, BUT I don't want it to feel like I HAVE to, if that makes sense. I don't want to promise something that then I have to have a breakdown about keeping when I can't keep up because of circumstances outside my control.
I work as a freelance artist, and then I draw to relax, but lately there hasn't been much difference between the two and I'd like to change that.
I already pulled the discount and commission slot dibs for my 1$ patrons too, and I will switch around the WIPs and early access rewards too - videos and that sort of stuff will remain in the 5$ tier as those usually take a bit more time and work to make.
With all that said, I totally understand if someone would like to discontinue their subscription, or switch between tiers! The amount of gratitude I'd feel would not change in the slightest ♥
I hope you guys enjoy what I do, and keep sticking around with me, as I have some fun stuff in mind for the upcoming months! ♥