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Status update: 2/28

Hi again. I am checking in at the end of the month, as per usual – though nothing has really changed. The weather here has been wild; the temperature has been going up and down every five days or so, with occasional rain/storms/snow as well – pretty much the worst thing for my weather migraines. I have had one good (no headaches) day out of the last four – which is pretty rough, even for me.

I plan to try and update the polls here in a few days – as I have not done that for a while… but we will see what happens with that; after so many years of polls I am running quite low on new ideas for them. I still have no solid plans to work on anything new in terms of actual content, as I just have not had the time/energy. Regardless, I should be back mid next month with a status update if nothing else… and we will see how things go in the near future. (The last year or so has been really busy, and it may just be that way for me from now on – as noted before, I have no idea when/if I will be able to work on anything for this project… and it feels almost silly to try and get back into renders after so long – which really only leaves my one other plan, which is basically the longest shot of all… but who knows what might happen.)

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page (which is just a tip jar at this point) here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 2/17

Hey. Sorry for the two week gap, but there hasn’t been much to say. I am still around, but have not been able to do anything render related – and as I have said previously, it may just stay that way… I really don’t know. Real life and/or the weather are just not cooperating (snow again tomorrow) – and I am just tired in what spare time I do have.

I hope everyone had/has a nice holiday though, between all the big events/days this week.

At any rate, I should be back before the end of the month with another status update, but likely not much else – though we will see what happens. I at least want to check in occasionally, and not just disappear without saying anything.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page (which is just a tip jar at this point) here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 1/30

Yo. I just wanted to stop in and make a post, just to let you know I am still around – for the few that actually even read these. Long story short – not much has changed, and I still have not had time to work on anything related to this project recently… but that is just how life is being at the moment. (We had the biggest snow here in almost a year, two weeks ago – and then 75 degree weather less than one week after… somehow.)

In terms of the overall plan, I am currently going ahead (or continuing, I guess) with the “wait and see” strategy – though I am rather doubtful that I will be able to make anything new anytime soon. I do not want to mislead anyone – I have been unable to make anything new for almost a year now… and as mentioned in one of my recent posts here, I am struggling to see much point in getting back into making renders now for various reasons – not just because of that big content gap.

Therefore, I have little choice but to officially abandon my previous two month side render strategy… not that I really managed to hold to it for long anyways – but as of now I am officially dumping it, just for my own sake. From now on, I will simply be posting whatever I make, if/when it gets made… with no set schedule; which I realize says almost nothing, but this seems to be how many artists operate anyway, so… whatever.

I do still want to do/make something – but I do not really know if I will be able to, for one of many reasons. (Severe lack of time/energy lately.) There is… perhaps another option, though… but that is possibly even less likely(?) – I really cannot say for certain… nor will I even say what that other option is. As per usual, we will see what happens.

I should be back next month with some kind of status update; but I cannot really even suggest that there will be any new side renders next month – though I will say that it is not impossible.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 1/15

Hey again. Sorry for not posting an update this year before now, but honestly there was nothing to say, so I just didn’t bother. I did want to post the update yesterday, but we had the first real solid snow here in 10+ months starting yesterday – which left me with a horrific headache all day long… so that wasn’t going to happen.

My general situation has not really changed, and I have not had the time/energy to really even think about all this too much since the year began. I wanted to put up a new poll, but I have asked pretty much everything at least once by now and nobody really votes anymore anyway… so why even bother at this point. This month is not a planned content month or anything either… but it isn’t like I was really able to stick to my previous plan with all that last year, so I am not sure if that even matters. I should be back before the end of the month with some kind of update, but it will likely just be a status update again.

In terms of my overall plan – I am leaning towards either hanging this up entirely, or possibly having a very limited and irregular/spaced schedule… maybe with massive changes – but as before, this is not yet final. I just see no way to do what I used to do with all this anymore… and as noted previously, I was never really popular or anything anyway – so I can hardly even see much point in trying to get things back on track at this stage. I honestly feel like the universe has been sending me a message for the past year or so… and I should probably go along with that – but again, we will see.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 12/25 – Merry Xmas!

Hi all. I just wanted to stop by and say Merry Xmas, even if I don’t have any renders or anything – so, Merry Xmas! I hope you are all having (or had) a nice, safe holiday.

Sorry for the lack of content still, but the last two weeks in particular have been a giant mess for me, as mentioned before – so this just wasn’t gonna happen. I might be back again before the end of the month with another status update, but I am not entirely sure if there is much reason to… we will see what happens.

As for my general plan… I still truly do not know; this year really threw me for a loop in a lot of ways – and as mentioned before, I really have trouble justifying the time/effort/cost all this takes these days… especially when I was never overly popular to begin with. I still haven’t even really had solid time to think about it all… so we will see.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 12/18

Hey again. I am back with an update – just so you know what is going on, and that I am still around; it is a bit later than I had planned, but the reason for that is just below this… my last week has been a wild mess. Long story short, I have had no time for anything still – and my mother had her hip replaced last week, so I have been super busy doing even more crap than usual to help out due to that. (I had to stay up all night to take her to surgery at 6 AM, and then there were numerous other things to take care of later that day… and I can tell that I am still out of it from that and doing stuff to help her all of the following days.)

I honestly don’t think I will be able to have anything done in a week at this point, as I am super tired and out of it all around – I am making typing mistakes, which is unusual and bad for me. I wish I could be more hopeful, as I usually try to be… but I have to be realistic here. We will see what happens, but honestly, I was not aware of this surgery complication until late last month… and I just have to kind of deal with it since no one else can. I wish I had more positive news… but it is what it is.

As for my general plan… I truly still do not know; this year threw me for a loop in a lot of ways – and as mentioned before, I really have trouble justifying the time/effort/cost all this takes these days… especially when I was never overly popular to begin with. I will be back later in the month with another update if nothing else.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 11/30

Hi again. I wanted to stop in with an update, even if there isn’t much to update on. I still haven’t been able to work on renders or anything – though this wasn’t really a month where I planned to regardless. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, etc.

We will have to see what happens next month – I am genuinely not sure at all; I want to make some kind of holiday/Xmas render… but nothing has been working out for months now. Who knows what might happen at this point… but we can see how everything goes. I am also still on the fence about possibly hanging this all up at the end of the year or so… but we will see what happens with that as well; there are many possibilities, and the idea of just walking away entirely still is not appealing to me… but I may not have much choice, as I have just not had the time/energy to do anything for this in months. I may just occasionally post stuff in the future without a set schedule, as many other artists do… or change my plans/strategy yet again – I have to think about it.

I will be back early next month with an update if nothing else.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Black Friday 2023 gumroad sale.

Hey. I am back with the gumroad coupon for my usual black friday sale.

The code this year is: rlablackfriday2023

And that will/should get you 47% off anything in my gumroad shop – so use it while you can! This coupon code works from now until Tuesday, November 28th (EST). (You have about five full days.)

As before, this coupon is the highest public discount I have offered for my gumroad page so far – and since everything regarding this project has kind of been falling apart this past year, this may very well be the last sale… so if you want to get any/some of my older mini-sets cheap, this is likely the best and/or last chance you will ever have.

Do feel free to check the mini-set master catalog on the top of this page for more info on each mini-set, or to find stuff you like – if you are interested in my work or any of my mini-sets.

I will probably be back at the end of the month with a status update, but there isn’t much to report on so far – not much has changed since last week.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 11/18

Yo. I just wanted to check in again, even if there isn’t much to say – just letting you all know that I am still around, etc… I really don’t want to just vanish without a trace, as some artists have done before. (I always felt like it is better to at least let people know your plans, worries, etc – rather than disappear and leave them wondering what the fuck happened to you; I have seen that far too many times over the years… and yes, things do happen sometimes, but still.)

The weather here is still being weird – but there may be hope in the future, it is hard to say… regardless, I am really uncertain as to how I can really do much with this anymore; just doing what I need to do takes up most of my time these days. We will just have to see what happens – but… I am seriously considering basically just putting all this aside at the end of the year now; not that I have done much render work this year, but still – I have been trying to work on things, and that is still unnecessary and pointless additional stress on me at this point. This was never profitable or popular anything – so it is not like I am losing much per se; and it is just at the stage where I don’t have time anymore, regardless. We will see how things go – but I am just tired in general; this year has been a mess and a blur at the same time.

I will be back at the end of the month with a status update, if nothing else… but I do plan to have my usual black friday gumroad sale at some point around black friday as well – and this very well may be the last one I do; so if for whatever reason you want any of my old mini-sets, and do not yet have them, consider getting them whenever that sale goes on – likely late next week.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 10/31 – Happy Halloween!

Hi again. I wanted to just make a post to give an update and say Happy Halloween, even if I do not have anything new to post at the moment. The weather here simply is not cooperating, and I have been quite busy/tired anyway – and forcing myself to make things never goes well, so I am choosing to just do a text post again… so at the very least you know I am not dead, etc. (For reference, the weather here was 80F four days ago – and is now 50F… with a lot of humidity/rain/wind the past few days; it is super strange, and really bad for my migraines.)

I really don’t even know what is going to happen with all this at this stage, honestly; as noted last post, everything just kind of fell apart this year for various reasons beyond my control. We will have to see what happens… but things this year have obviously not been working out.

I will be back with another update in a week or two if nothing else… but I truly do not even know what my plan is in terms of content for this project until Xmas due to missing this – and even then… I may just decide it is time to fold in at this point. I do not like that idea, but I don’t really see much choice at this stage; I knew going in to this that it would end eventually… nothing lasts forever – but I at least thought I would stop because I got tired of it, not due to a general lack of time/energy.

Also, I will probably just leave the poll up again, since there are so few votes, not quite certain yet.

If you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.