Well, I can't say I was too surprised by the results of this end-of-the-year poll. It roughly mirrors the 2010 poll.
Unfortunately, 3 people didn't leave any comments to back up their votes :( However, I do have a sweet little project by Cluedog all lined up for the first commission of the year!
As far as the year goes - I've got to say I'm very happy with the huge increase in comments this year - the feedback has been much appreciated overall. Nice to see a general increase in responsiveness from folks.
Looking towards the upcoming year (and beyond), I've got some big and pretty solid (unique?) ideas in the works. Can't wait to see how they turn out - just hope I'm leaving myself enough time as a whole.
Aside from the above project(s) - keeping those mostly under wraps - I expect to have at least 2 new donation projects this next year - new artists and familiar favorites.
But while I'm on that subject...I'll probably be starting a new poll shortly. Looking for feedback on this sort of thing - I enjoy my projects, but I can totally understand that a lot of other folks may not share my enthusiasm about some of them. Unfortunately, I haven't tended to get as much feedback for some of them as I do for other posts. Due to their size...they generally tend to have a much longer gestation period than the vast majority of my other commissions. And to be truly honest, for me...at least 1/2 the fun tends to be just in the general project development - coming up with as crazy an idea as I can think of...and then slowly watching it come to life, picture by picture, page by page - pencils to inks to colors and so on. Adding some feedback here or there, watching it slowly come together....till it's finally complete.
Then I post it here and wait and see if folks are actually interested ;p
Sooooo, looking for some feedback before I keep diving in.....more than just TF or TG or AB or whatever else (I know "Growing Up Gecko" is progressing really slowly....)...is there anything more specific that folks would like to see - obviously you've got a pretty solid idea over the past 3 years what sorts of things I'm interested in....Is there any particular type of project or artist that I haven't hit on as clearly as I could have over the past years? I've given some consideration (generally light) to the possibility of a kickstarter-type project - but something like that would need significantly more viewer input on the front-end to even start considering it's viability. Alternatively...would my projects do any better on the donation front if I worked in something more sexual or explicit? I'm generally of the opinion that you can find tf/tg/etc-related porn almost anywhere whereas the variety on my site is somewhat more...."different"? But is there a niche here I could potentially fill (one way or another ;p)?
Lastly...as far as general donations and support for the site go - I can certainly assure you that all commissions go right back into the site - would anyone ever be interested in donating for the convenience of a zip file containing ALL the commissions posted on the site (barring current donation projects, gift and bonus art) - or something similar?
As far as any of my questions above - if you don't feel comfortable leaving comments on the site, I will gladly take your comments/questions by email as well: thrandrall[at]gmail.com.
Thanks. Have a good one!
More artz tomorrow!