I doubt that anyone cares anyway, but I'll let you all know that I'll be closing everthing indefinitely: all my trade-offers and all my commission offers. I also don't join contests anymore (I'd appreciate if people stopped asking me to participate in their contests). Requests have never been open anyway. In other words: From now on, it will be (almost) impossible to get any art from me.
I do have my reasons. Here they are (if you care)Art-trades:
I did art trades a while ago and in about 80-90% of the cases it took my art-trade partner about a year to finish their part. Furthermore, I had to remind some people several times to get the promised picture done. I always finished my part within a month. I'm a patient person, but I have reached my limits. I no longer have the nerve to risk another trade with someone potentially unreliable.Contests:
I no longer join contests, no matter what the prizes or themes. I joined many contests and spend hours to create entries for those contests, but never won any of the prizes I had hoped for. I can bear failure to some extent, but I have reached my limit. Please don't ask me to join any of your contests. I won't get mad at you, but I'll ignore you.Requests:
I've stated several times that I don't do free requests. Yet some people still post comments like "can you draw..." Stop it please! I'll no longer reply to those comments; I'll flag them as spam from now on.Point-commissions:
I must have been brain-dead to ever sell a fully-colored picture for two DA-points! I also don't want to be partially brain dead, believe me.Pay-pal commissions:
Pay-pal has announced to change its general business terms. Some of their new terms seriously piss me off, so I decided to close my pay-pal account the day after tomorrow.
(who are the only ones I still owe commission pictures): The two of you already payed me, so I'll, of course, finish your pictures as promised. I deeply apologize for the wait. I've had a little crisis the last few weeks, which held me back a bit. I'm back to my old strengh again and already resumed drawing. I'm so sorry, it's not like me to take so long with commissions :c
To those people that desperately want some art from me yet: you people obviously don't exist anyway
(but if you do, there is one final chance to get a pay-pal commission from me if you can manage to pay me within the next 24 hours; I'll close my pay-pal after that time; I need time to transfer the remaining money to my regular account)
I closed my PayPal already
to those who care: thank you for caring c:
I've learned some valuable lessons for life in the past few weeks and I'm different from what I used to be.