Hey guys, Gent here.
Figured I'd make another journal since it's been a while. As before, I'd like to recommend folks about the upcoming Third Annual Demon Girl Appreciation day on May 4th -- you can check out more information here about it:
Third Annual Demon Girl Appreciation Day (EDIT)04.09.15: Just trying to keep this fresh in folk's minds, so I'll update this a few times during a few months. After all, there's only about 25 days till the day comes~
(Apologies for a late journal on this; my Net went down for two days. Thank yooou~)
As duly noted within this title card, the THIRD ANNUAL DEMON GIRL APPRECIATION DAY is coming soon. I hope to have people work together to make it a bigger and better one than the last! (:
To catch you up to speed, read the description below starting now!
Hello everyone, Gent here!
As you may have noticed, I’ve uploaded an early official announcement for theThird Annual Demon Girl Appreciation Day!
I’m hoping with an early announcement that more people can participate this time around! I’ll be sure to offer updates each week before the day comes - we got to try to keep this fresh in everyone’s mind!
For those that don’t know what that is, we
With that little reminder out of the way, I wanted to type on a different matter.
When I released the Rosalina donation pack a while bck, the response was quite overwhelming. Not only in terms of donation amounts, but in response as well. I've gotten quite a few emails from you all, and that was quite awesome!
However, one comment was very prevalent throughout many emails -- a number of you suggested to me that I open up my own Patreon account.
And that is what I wanted to talk about. Because I admit, it's not like the thought hadn't crossed my mind before. I've seen my friends do it and it seemed like an interesting concept. However, for myself, art is my hobby that I do enjoy doing, for the large part, free. Sure, I have done the donation packs here and there to help with some stuffs, but overall, I just like drawing and showing off what I draw. To have something resembling a pay wall, I'd feel...very wrong I suppose. Plus, if I need money, I'd probably just do commissions again.
However, though I say these things, that's not to condemn anyone who chooses to do those things. It's different for every person. Like, there's some artists I've seen on here that seem to gotten a fire lit under their asses from their long-time "fans" for even opening one up (one of them being ManiacPaint
. And that's...really not cool. It's not like these artists go, "MAN, I'M GONNA JIP YA' FOR EVERY DIME AND DOLLAR YOU'VE GOT". They have needs to like the rest of us -- they need food, shelter, clothing, and other miscellaneous just like the rest of us do. And that helps them to continue to do what they love do.
So, I guess what I'm saying is I don't have a Patreon myself and don't feel a strong need to make one due to reasons, but you should still support the artists you do like that may have one! Or if they do commissions, too! c: