where are you planning to post your Inferno au? Is it going to be on tumblr, pixiv or somewhere else? Also, is it going to be free or....? I'm just so excited to read it but i cant afford to pay for anything so I got lowkey worried.
It is mainly going to be on Tumblr, and I want to post it online because I really want feedback while working on it from you guys, I don’t know how else I’ll have the energy to pull through such a long term project ^ ^; However, my end goal is to print it as a physical copy, perhaps over a year from now, so I’m doing my best to make it printable quality. This means that part of my potential income will hinge on people being willing to read this from me, so I will be HEAVILY watermarking it, to the point where it WILL disrupt the reading experience, and I’ll only upload really shitty quality too ^ ^;
I am considering using Patreon to give an option for patrons to see wips/art progress/possibly access to higher resolution and less watermarked versions, but we’ll see.
Also like…I understand that people might not have money to support me. My work has always been available to view for free, and I don’t think I’ve been that particularly demanding of an artist either, I’m grateful for any notes and comments I get and all I ask is that people not actively hurt me by stealing my art. I want to do my best to keep producing content that is accessible to anyone, and all I hope to get in return is some interaction ^ ^; It’s why i’ve currently opted to just put a tip jar on my blog so people who can and want to can help me out financially without any obligation.
That being said, please also understand that I don’t have income, and my ability to work on this comic and other art is going to rely on me being able to support myself in some way. I know most people take art and other creative works for granted, and again I do see where you’re coming from and I’m more than understanding of your situation but…please also consider how sending asks phrased this way only reinforces my belief that my art is not worth any money and that I’ll never be able to make a living out of it ^ ^;