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LyleJones

VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m not a commission artist anymore.

Hello everyone!

I have an announcement to make..
I’m going to just come right out and say it, I’m not going to be doing commissions any more.

Where is this coming from? for that you will need some more info.
I’ve always done commissions to support myself financially, at first it was just to make some extra pocket money as a teen, but when I had to move out and go make it on my own I ran into money problems, I didn’t have a job, I was 17 and living in government housing with my then partner. So, I naturally stared doing a lot more commissions and really honing in on the business side of art to make ends meet.

I’ve been doing that ever since, but in October of 2019 I moved back home, I was able to get proper benefits and have enough money even without commissions to get by comfortably, I didn’t really think about the fact that I could stop doing commission, and me not doing so could conflict with my benefits until someone pointed that out to me.

I’ve had a good long think about it over the last few months and have come to realise that I don’t really enjoy doing commissions any more, they are a lot of pressure, it definitely affects my mental health in a bad way and I don’t really need the money anymore! So, I’ve made the decision to stop doing commissions. Instead I will work on personal projects like comics etc, I will focus more on my mental and physical health, I will go back to college when I can and then I’ll think about it.

I mean let’s face it, at this time of my life I would not be able to run a legit business on my own, and that’s where my art was headed, I use art for therapeutic reasons and as a hobby, I don’t want to let money get in the way on that.

So with all that said, I know I still owe some people commissions, some of you guys said you wanted to wait till I started doing commissions again even if it took ages, but just know that I won’t be doing them again, they are permanently closed, so if you would like a refund after hearing that please message me and we can figure it out.

I’m very sorry to all of my regular commissioners who supported me so well, I’m sorry I can’t do art for you like I could, but I would like to offer a few loyal and regular customers to message me because I still want to draw you even if it’s for free.

Lastly, I just want to say thank you, with all my heart to the hundreds of people who have commissioned me over the years, in the 7+ years I’ve been doing this I have met some amazing people and I love you all.

TL;DR: I’ve stopped doing commissions, you can get if a refund if I’ve offered you one already and you decided to wait, I’m sorry.
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Added: 2 weeks, 6 days ago
 
ZwolfJareAlt306
2 weeks, 6 days ago
*Hugs*
LyleJones
2 weeks, 4 days ago
*hugs back*
MinerMan812
2 weeks, 5 days ago
That's completely understandable!
I've know many artist who just couldn't keep doing it and that's fine. Hundreds of people trying to demand you to do a bunch of different things can be stressful.
I recommend taking down comm sheets and putting something in you're profil that says you don't do comms to try and kill off some messgaes in the future.
LyleJones
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Thank you! I've put this message on my site in place of my prices so anyone who is looking to commission me will see it right away.
MinerMan812
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Perfect!
df01
6 days, 8 hrs ago
*hugs*
I do really wish you the best to this new step of your life!
:3
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