Joined on 11/21/18
Posted by Gregthelion - July 28th, 2022
At some point this month, I decided to re-open coloured sketch commissions. For a while, it seemed like a really good idea, as a lot of people were interested in getting one. Unfortunately, I couldn't have predicted how much blockage would've occurred throughout the following weeks.
It seems like a cosmic coincidence we had a long heatwave around the same time the kitchen was being rebuilt. I know the joke is that Americans can tolerate high temperatures more than the British, but I especially hate it; the heat leaving me sticky and horrible, the sun blaring down at me, and even at night it becomes near unbearable to sleep. So between being the spare pair of hands for the kitchen and being flash banged by the sun, I've been held back to get these commissions done. So I apologise to anyone who wanted pic from me; at the moment I'm trying really hard to play catch up.
These lineups are starting to look more like soap boxes
Posted by Gregthelion - July 4th, 2022
Posted by Gregthelion - July 1st, 2022
After careful consideration, for myself and my patrons, I have decided to retire the monthly sketch suggestions. Truth be told, it was hard enough for everyone involved to keep up with one poll, much less two. Plus, at the worst of times, it'd be near impossible to come up with relevant options, and even then they don't match the trends.
In placement of the monthly sketch themes, I would like to announce that I will be starting character drawthreads regularly and on most, if not all, my platforms. This will hopefully give me more flexibility and control over what I sketch in the future.
Posted by Gregthelion - June 1st, 2022
You ever feel you need to be more productive, but everything seems to be holding you back or keeping you away from progress, even yourself? That's how I've been feeling throughout the month. I don't blame anyone particular for it, just to make clear. It might be I need a break from being on the computer all the time. On June, I'm undoubtedly going to take bigger breaks away from the computer, and stabilise my sleep schedule while I'm at it. Hopefully when I come back, I'll have a clearer mindset.
Additionally, I've decided to show my sketches to public earlier, since they're only sketches and it would be unfortunate to have to show them all at the beginning of the month and barely have anything for the rest of the month.
That's it for now, hopefully the rest of summer will be a bit more uplifting. Catch ya later!
Posted by Gregthelion - April 29th, 2022
Hope you all recovered from your chocolate egg induced sugar high. For me, the month has been pretty straight forward;
I've managed to catch up on my work and I've got some fresh ideas in the event I find myself staring at a blank screen. I've also made some plans in an attempt to boost my productivity, involving livestreaming. If I can stream more frequently, I can put more hours in my work day.
For The monthly Sketch theme polls, I toyed with the Idea of making it a Strawpoll this month, but then I figured if I can get people to engage in my Patreon more, the better.
That's really all I have to share for now. Here's to a bright May
Posted by Gregthelion - March 31st, 2022
Yeah, sorry about that. Thought I try and do a fun little April fool gag, didn't quite work so well. maybe I ought to be productive for April 1st, like Homestar Runner.
Since I've not been able to finish The Rough to Render for March, I'll be working on that before I do another poll. Additionally, I plan to make the monthly sketch suggestion poll on Strawpoll next time, so people who don't have a Patreon account have a chance to vote.
Speaking of Patreon, you may notice I've added new tiers with similar names to the old ones. The idea is to unpublish the old ones once the Patrons have migrated their tiers so I can freely work on rewards on the new tiers the month after.
That's it for now. See you all in the merry month of May
Posted by Gregthelion - February 26th, 2022
So it would be important to bring up recent events involving a specific country and a certain nutjob who thinks it belongs to him. Just know I am against the decisions of this nutjob and wish those in or from Ukraine are safe and away from the trouble.
With that out of the way, I realised I've not been able to do as much work as I could, but only because I went on holiday with family. and Guess what? that's happening this month too. I think with Lockdowns being eased off, the family is keen to go back to being more active and getting out more, not that I blame them; lately, the weather in the UK as been lousy to say the least.
Aside form commissions and other stuff I owe. I'm also working n designing some new characters. Not sure if they'll play a part in the current comic project of mine, but considering the context I highly doubt it.
To finish off, I've decided to start doing these Lineup posts nearer the end of the month. Gives me a chance to look back and even catch up on what needed addressing. Here's to March!
Posted by Gregthelion - January 18th, 2022
Happy belated New Year, Everyone! With the festivities behind me and everything pack up for another 300+ days, it's time to get back down and continue work as normal.
With the new commission prices set up I expected a relatively small queue with the opportunity to work on Patreon projects and some personal stuff as well. To be honest, I never expected to be nearly as busy as I am now, not that I'm complaining.
However, I did sort of predict this and prepared a schedule of sorts. From now on, commissions are on hold on weekends so I can work on the Rough to Render, Patron sketches and anything else I've put on the backlog.
Well, here's hoping 2022 is much nicer to me and everyone else than '21 was!
(though, I have my doubts)