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Statement for 2020

Posted by Penlink - January 13th, 2020

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So it has been 13 days since the new year, and I want to do something different this year. I realized from last year that I am only one person doing coms, and there is only so much that can be done with my time and energy. Something needs to be setup, so I don’t overwork myself to death working on commissions.

One thing that I intend to do is to have prints be available with most of the art created for this year. Though I would need to see what print sizes most people would want, or have the file size be close to printing size. I’ll set up a poll to see about poser sizes before starting this. I think for some of the prints, like fan art, it might be a good idea to have them be a limited print number. I’ll be using the printshop in Phoenix to make those prints. Now I need an idea of what everyone would usually go for size wise, so tossing in a poll for this.

This is the poll for wanted print sizes right here. http://www.strawpoll.me/19216008

Guys, remember that pokemon fusion done between Froslass, Marshadow, and Banette from October last year? I’m going to do more of those fusions soon, so it can be printed and uploaded to places like RedBubble and a few other online services. This is being done in response to RedBubble taking down an old Registeel gal that was uploaded to see how the site works from long ago. I got an email from them about it last month. I think this would be the best way to protect myself from any possible copyright issues, as it isn’t the original Pokemon design anymore. Though it’ll be a good idea to do this idea with three Pokémon designs while interpreting it in a different way. It’ll also open more possibles to work with and if I need to change existing pokémon OCs, like Smol Boss or Risa, it can be done .

Patreon and SubscribeStar wise, my aim will be to go into the double or the triple digits this year. Though I need to figure a few things out and start posting links to my sites. Something that I’ve avoided out of fear for along time, but that ends now. I’m even wondering how many artworks are needed in total for polls. something I need consider is how to balance out commission work and major projects. All that and learning how to attract more people, which I have no clue on how to do that. It can done, just have to learn stuff and not be discouraged.

I’m strongly considering switching over to SubscribeStar, so I will be able to work on projects without the fear of them being flagged. I’m still miffed with Patreon about flagging the Celia Kirlia comic, as they believed Lester being a trainer equals him to an adolescent. There are a few other reasons too, but it's best not to mention them. I’ll have to ask my patrons and any newcomers, if they would be interested with going over to SubscribeStar instead. It has most of the main functions including the limited tier ones, polls, and videos can uploaded there.

Last is deciding the major project, so I might be using either Risa with her karate trainer. The other will be Smol Boss with her assistant. Perhaps something original could happen as well. Though I still intend to finish up the Ceila Kirlia comic somehow.

I think it’ll be a good year, so yeah everything is gonna work!