Hey everyone! Megasean3000 here! I just wrote this journal to have a little heart-to-heart to hear from everyone, since I'm in a bit of a tight squeeze.
You see: ever since I first came here to DeviantArt, it was my dream to be able to draw full-time and be able to make money from it. I've come an extremely long way since then, my art's been improving, I've been able to draw things that I would never have been able to draw today, my favourite series' have gone one after the other and now I'm at the prime of my art (I think
) But now I've reached a very difficult time. Now that I've reached adulthood, demand for money and for me to get a job is at an all-time high, and even the best of us need to be able to survive on money. But jobs and art rarely go hand in hand.
One year ago, I got myself a job, it wasn't a six-figure job, but it was a nice job that made sure I could pay rent, pay for bills and even buy myself some nice things like a new phone and two new game consoles. But despite having good financial security, my art was suffering as a result: during the entire 2015 period, I only managed to upload 6 pieces of art, I had to give up on good ideas for series', such as New Moon, due to the strain of having to work and draw simultaneously, and it pains me to have to see my gallery so under developed in a year, but sadly, without finance to keep my work afloat, I have little choice...
However, recently, my work has laid me off, and although it is a bummer, I have had a lot of time to myself to be able to draw. In one week, I managed to upload two pieces, which is one third more than I've done all year and I've been experimenting with a new 3D animation tool called Blender, and it was a lot of fun to be able to model things on. It felt as though my creative talents have been coming back from the dead.
And we're back to bad news, my parents are now asking me to get back to a job to continue getting money, and I honestly don't want to go back to a job where my work is unappreciated and unable to showcase my true talents.
So this is where I come to you guys for help. If I were to either set up a commission service, or a Patreon service, would you be interested in funding me so I can both continue to develop my art and be paid for my services? I know my art is going to be free to the general public as long as I am a free worker, but if I have to go back to working full time in regular non-art work, then I fear how many work I'll be able to upload this year. Even if it's just as much as a couple of pounds/dollars per month or piece, that would be excellent.
Now you must be thinking "Why should I support you with my money, megasean?", well along with my fanart and fancomics of shows like Steven Universe, Attack on Titan and RWBY, as well games like Undertale, I've been thinking of doing original pieces that break from my usual mould and help to define my style a little more. Along with that, I also do some good FanFiction pieces, some that will be for mature audiences, some for all ages; one thing I've grown attached to doing is Death Battle pieces, inspired by the Death Battle videos done by ScrewAttack, where I pit two closely resembling characters in a fight and see which ones wins. When I also have a chance, I can also do 2D animations that I've been learning to do piece by piece as well, I really want to give this side of things a try and hopefully I can. And lastly, with programs like Blender at my fingertips, I can also give 3D modelling and animation a go as well.
So there's quite a few things that I can do, but with the lack of time I will have due to work, it will be greatly limited. Now this idea is not concrete yet, more like a gooey lump of clay at the moment, since I don't want to charge people to view my works, it will always be free. But I've at least put the idea through and I can let you decide. You don't have to do anything, but if you do decide to help out either with commissions or donating a few dollars/pounds a month as a patron, I will be forever grateful!
Well, megasean3000 signing out!
Journal CSS made by caybeach
Brushes by gvalkyrie