I decided to move to Paladaen and leave Astaiir permanently.
I have my reasons for doing so. You ask me 'why?' do I move again... Many reasons. But the most important one is that I'm no wolf artist. I never was and I never wanted to be.
I draw everything, but I want to draw fantasy, sci-fi... Not only wolves and anthro or similiar animals. I'm tired of this. Really sick and tired. It does however not mean I won't paint them anymore! I won't stop, since I have some characters being similiar to a wolf or any other animal, but there is so much more to draw. So much more I wanted to draw for long time, but I never had the time.
As Astaiir I had this etiquette which said 'Astaiir - anthro/wolf artist' and I don't want it. To be honest I never wanted it. From what you seen, 99% of my art was commissions, not my personal art and it wasn't nice to be judged after doing commissions.
I can tell you my story how I got to this wolf-fandom. It was a coincidence. Never my intention. Never.
I just drew a portrait of my beloved dog. This started everything. I received feedback on my first digital art. And I fell for it... Many people said they loved this and I drew another art. Then another. Some months later I started taking commissions and I have fallen so deep that I paint commissions til now. 3 years! Three years of 99% commissions, no real personal art, no time for my SOR project. Nothing else.
I grew really sick and tired of this. I had even a situation lately where I got an artblock due one commission I was doing.
I'm really grateful there is always a person who'd like to commission me, sometimes more. I'm REALLY grateful. But, 3 years of doing commission art only it can make you really tired, burn you out. It was my mistake of course, not any of the commissioners.
I worked myself too hard and I need some rest from commissions. I dunno how long. A month, 3 months or longer... I can't say. I feel myself too driven and too frustrated at the moment, because commissions are always stressful for me. I always do my best to please the commissioner (I got even a case when I was being used because if this attitude which wasn't nice) and due this it is very stressful and frustrating work.
But anyway... Back to the topic I was writing this... Fresh start and move. I just don't want to be considered as wolf/anthro artist. I want to get some energy and start with my SOR project, which is everything, but mostly sci-fi.
If you're going to follow me to see (finally) my personal art, you're welcome and I'd be really glad. If not, farewell and thank you for feedback you've given me.