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That took a little longer than expected, and I apologize for that. In this journal, I'm going to address my commissions, specifically the status of the current ones I have, as well as the plan for future ones. I decided to put my current list on this journal, and then just make one more commission "shop" journal.

Now, I don't need to repeat my regrets of the past here. We all know that I've really struggled with getting commissions done in any semblance of a "timely" manner. Again, I deeply apologize for that. I've tried my best to upgrade all of the commissions on my current list as I do them to try and help make up for the wait, but as some of you have waited YEARS, I can understand why you'd be frustrated no matter what. Perhaps some of you have simply forgotten all about them, but the only other thing I can assume from the surprising lack of backlash is that all of you are incredibly kind and patient.

The reason my commissions are so far behind, and no this isn't another excuse; this is an actual psychological reason that I've realized over the years, but the reason is that when I first took on doing commissions, I was not ready for them. While I may have been able to do them physically and they'd probably be fine, I was not mentally ready for the pressure and responsibility. I simply wasn't mature enough. That doesn't make it any better, I know, but the first step to overcoming a problem is recognizing the source, right? I bit off more than I could chew, essentially, and that's all there is to it.

But, I've learned from that experience and although it's given me some pretty crippling self-doubt and depression at times, I now know what changes need to be made to make sure that never happens again.

As some of you may have noticed, I've been posting quite a few commissions as of late. A couple months ago, I took the time to go through ALL of my notes here on DA (deleting most of them) in order to make sure that I recorded EACH AND EVERY commission that I had. Then I compiled them all into a list, and began sending out notes to the people I owed them to. The contents of those notes were simple: I offered (and am still offering) a full refund to anyone who wants it. I couldn't promise a set timeline on when the funds would be returned, but I kept track of how much I would need to refund to whom. When I have a little more money, I will be paying those refunds immediately. In the notes I also made sure to check on the details of the commission in question so that I would get it right (in case the commissioner decided they wanted something different by now). By doing this, I was able to assess who still wanted their commissions, and what it would take to finish the rest of them. That's helped tremendously, as you've seen by my latest deviations.

Here is a list of all of the commissions I still need to complete, along with all the information I know about them.

    --5 Scenes Commission for EternalShiva :iconeternalshiva:
            Price: $200

        -X-Scene 1

        -X-Scene 2

        --Scene 3

        --Scene 4

        --Scene 5

    --Naruto and MLP:FiM CrossOver Spread for Matrix2006 :iconmatrix2006:
        Price: $100

    --Naruto and Sasuke Mortal Combat Crossover for SuperAwesomeChris :iconsuperawesomechris:

    --Armored Knight on Arcanine for DBA :icondarkblackarcanine:

    --Armored Garchomp with Russian Flag for DBA :icondarkblackarcanine:
        Price: $30

    --Team Oran Commission for jut5star :iconjut5star:


There are also a couple of commissioners that I've noted, but they have not responded yet.

    --Ryan Rito Mirror Commission for JollyGrn04 :iconjollygrn04: (pending)
        Price: $100

    --Hetalia Chibi for Eevee4000 :iconeevee4000: (pending)

These commissions will be put on "standby" once I finish the other active ones. This means they will be treated as finished since I can't get a hold of the commissioners. I will retain the info on them in the case that the person gets back to me eventually, but I will not worry about them until that time comes. I know this might sound bad, but I've tried every avenue I know to contact these two people in particular. When I finish the active commissions, I will attempt to contact them again, but after that they will go on 'standby'.

And lastly, these are the commissions which I currently owe refunds for.

    --(REFUND) $100 Team Frosty Knights, Team Seers, and No Name Team for Leafpool12 :iconleafpool12:

    --(REFUND) $50 Space “Pirates” and Ridley for Jigglypuff525 :iconamy-the-jigglypuff:

These refunds, again, will be distributed as soon as I can afford to do so. I apologize for the inconvenience in the meantime.

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As you can see, most of these commissions have very little info about them. I have better descriptions for them in the notes that I've saved, but as far as prices go I'm afraid some of those were lost when my premium sub ran out and my widget that had all my commissions on it disappeared. It's not terribly important since I plan to do a higher quality than anyone commissioned for free of charge. Problems come in when people want refunds though, and it's hard to list the price when I post the finished product.

Why is there so little info? Because when I took these commissions I wasn't mature enough to handle them responsibly. I checked the note, added it to my list, and then moved on. I feel terrible for not recording them more formally, especially since my widget was where I had most of the info and now that's gone. I'd had a premium sub for so long I didn't realize that when it ran out the widget would go with it. That's entirely my own fault and I apologize for that. Lesson learned, though. That's part of why I'm posting my current list in this journal. I also have a document saved on my computer, as well as in Google Drive with the full list. When I open for more commissions again, I will be making a much nicer, more formal journal here on DA containing the list, and making backup files of that so this doesn't happen again.

Speaking of opening up for more commissions, I want to address how they will work from now on. I think I did this in another journal already, but it's good to review it I suppose.

Starting as soon as December, I will be opening up for commissions once again!

This is, of course, provided that I finish the ones I already have in time to do so. When I do open for more, I will be handling commissions on a MONTHLY BASIS. I will have a set number of slots available for commissions, and they WILL be completed before the end of the month. If for some reason they aren't, I will contact the owners of the commissions that are outstanding and either refund their money or work out another solution to resolve the commissions.

Doing this, I hope to finally start using commissions as a semi-reliable source of income each month, as well as re-establish the trust that's been lost with you guys. I feel I am at a level of maturity now that I can handle this kind of schedule, and I want to prove it. Any skepticism is completely understood, of course.

That's about it for commissions I suppose. If by some miracle I missed your commission on the list shown above, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I don't think I missed any, but I've been wrong before. If you don't contact me I WILL NOT REMEMBER, and proceed as if the commission never existed because I have no way of knowing that it did at this point.

Again, thank you all so much for your patience. I stay on DA because of all of you, and I apologize that it's taken so very long for me to be the artist you deserve.

Next journal will be the new official "Shop" journal for my commissions. Although I officially am going to open for more commissions once this set is done, if you really want to commission me for something, you're always welcome to note me about it! I could certainly always use the money XD Just be aware that your commission may not get worked on until the current ones are finished.
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  • Listening to: Grooveshark
  • Reading: Tennis Shoes Book 4
  • Watching: Netflix
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Eating: .....hungry :C
  • Drinking: thirsty too! DX

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Jared Sanders
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
"Even if the skies get rough...I'm giving you all my love...I'm still looking up." -I Won't Give Up, Jason Mraz

August 18th, 2012 in the Dallas, TX LDS temple is where my soulmate and I were joined together for time and all eternity :heart:

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:icondragonboi3789:
dragonboi3789 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Uhh... Jake? I think something very, very wrong has happened to Peach.

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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
pfffffff I had no idea she had this side to her
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:icondragonboi3789:
dragonboi3789 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Don't suppose we'll see a reaction pic to this little piece of papparazzi gold?
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha probably not XD
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MachineKing18 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Writer
If you have read any articles about Studio Ghibli closing it is not true. There was a mistranslation from a Japanese article. Studio Ghibli IS NOT closing. Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli’s general manager, said. "On what to do with Studio Ghibli’s future, it is by no means impossible to keep producing [movies] forever. However, we will take a brief pause to consider where to go from here.” What means is that the studio is considering "housecleaning" or restructuring for now. The end result would be "rebuilding" the studio and creating an environment for the next generation. Here is a link from anime news network article about it. www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/…
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautiful gallery! you have such a nice style!
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much!
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:iconorangeletters88:
OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welcomes!! :3
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MegThePinkTreecko Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
*apologize
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:iconmegthepinktreecko:
MegThePinkTreecko Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Whoops. Sorry.
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:iconmegthepinktreecko:
MegThePinkTreecko Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Hey, uh... Remember when I asked if you and MiaMaha were sisters?
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hm? I think so. Why?
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:iconmegthepinktreecko:
MegThePinkTreecko Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I know this might be unecessary, but... I wanted to apologise. Heck, I didn't even know you were a male until yesterday at night.(No Offence, Please) So... I'm sorry for thinking you were a girl, and I'm sorry I asked.
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JakeNova Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*shrug* it's cool
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MegThePinkTreecko Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
*apologize
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