Whenever the requests get eventually get re-opened can you then make maybe Icons? Or for character refrences for a friend of mine?
The thing with requests right now that is tricky is that I can no longer save my edits from source and I have to screenshot the edits which can make the quality go down by a lot. This happened because the site that I use for editing normally recently put a restriction on the site that requires expensive paid membership to it to even save an image placed into the program.
Icons would be tricky to get back into making and I wouldn’t be able to do them as I normally would because I can’t keep the transparency on them in taking a screenshot. Things like my current icon have been rendered impossible for me until I can find some alternative to the only editing site I ever learned how to use.
If, by icons, you mean roleplay icons, the case could be different. I’ve never done those for requests before but I’ve made roleplay icons in my free time. The collection I worked on took days to complete less than half of them. So, I have some reluctance in taking such things on as requests.
As for character references, I don’t know exactly what you mean by that. If it has anything to do with an OC like character, I can only do such thing with a visual reference to help me create the character to the best of my ability in a way that is to the liking of the one who requests it.
I have requests closed for several reasons, I’m afraid. It sucks and I wish I could be of more assistance but my hands are tied and my resources are limited. I can pretty much just only do aesthetics, edits, and maybe phone wallpapers, if even that much.