Today is my last day of finals. I’ve discussed this before on my personal blog, but I will be posting several pixel commissions I have finished or owe today, and after that point I may no longer do pixel commissions. I might need a rest from pixel art for a while, but I’m not sure yet. The whole thing has been rather joyless, but I have a feeling the stress of school has contributed to that feeling. I will most likely hold a pixel art stream or sale or something for my next stream and decide then.
I’m reluctant to just up and quit doing pixel art for many reasons. The art direction of my major game project requires pixel art for one. Secondly, drawing in general only just started being fun for me again recently, and dealing with that feeling of atrophy just made getting back into it stressful at first. Pixel art used to make me feel unique because there was such a close knit community of folks doing it, but it just makes me feel a bit isolated these days. I want to use my skills to make games, but I’ve been at it alone for so long that it just has me feeling burnt out, especially with all the schooling going on.
Not sure what I intended to express with all that, but the long and short of it is that my next stream will be a pixel commission stream, and I am likely to stop doing pixel art for others at least after that point.