I'm a bit frustrated today. I came to a realization last night that I didn't like, at all. I was sitting here, looking at my deviantart page, thinking about things that I hate to think about.
Ya see, I figured at least some people would be interested in having a highly detailed pixel art commission. And I actually settled on a five dollar price tag for a commission set (that's multiple micro heroes in one set for five bucks), even though I know the effort alone is worth considerably more. I've also been advertising all over the place. But still, no real takers. At most, I get people trying to get free things from me, as though my time and talent is worthless.
I've also toyed around with the idea that my artwork may be too detailed for the taste of some micro creators. After all, why would someone want to buy a micro set, if it's hard for them to chop it up and use it for their own ends? As that's largely what most micro creators do anyway(which is why most people's work looks very derivative of particular artists *cough* LoganWaynee *cough*).
Realistically, I know I have talent enough to make money online with my artistic abilities. And I would like to become a full-time artist, as I've honestly spent my entire life obsessed with various artistic mediums. There is no question in my mind that it's what I want to do with my life. But now I know for certain that my love of this particular pixel art medium is not a valid avenue to achieve my goals.
So, that being said, I've come to the decision that I'm largely going to lay it down. I'm mostly going to be spending my time in other artistic areas, that appear to be worth more to me.
After all, I'm not a child just killing time in-between school days, I do have bills that need to be paid, and a roof I need to keep over my head, as well as modest goals I would like to achieve before my inevitable and hopefully funny death.
Still, I'd like to take a moment to thank all of my watchers for following me. You folks are great, and often highly inspiring.