I’m sleepy but got hold of a digital artist!

I hadn’t planned on it, but I slept in for a few hours today and ended up sleeping for a little more then 12 hours. Only 6-7 months or so ago I used to sleep for this amount of hours every night. But nowadays, like I wrote about in an earlier post, I try to limit my sleep to a maximum of 9 hours per night. It has worked pretty fine, of course I’m still tired some days and social interactions still drains a lot of energy from me, but it’s working good enough. Often I manage to stay awake for the whole day and get to bed reasonably early. But sometimes my sleeping pattern just runs off with me, I’m a night owl and once I pass 22.00 (10 pm) I usually can stay up most of the night if I want to. But enough about that. I’m up and awake and I’m feeling reasonably well, kept for a little headache that I hope will go away once the morning sleepiness disperse.

I finally got hold of a digital artist that actually replied and also accepted my commission. I didn’t think it would be that hard to get hold of one, in my mind it was the buyers market, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. With all the new affiliates on Twitch (me included) most digital artists found their inbox overflowing with messages from enthusiastic people wanting emotes and whatnot. Neither of the first five I sent a message to gave an answer at all, which left me wondering if I should try to contact more artists or simply wait another week.

But what if several accepted at the same time? How would I determine who was to get the job then? I thought a little about it and decided on “first come first serve”. Even if I hadn’t sent out a request to all of them at the same time, it seemed most fair that the first one to answer was the one who landed it. An answer was missing from all of the ones I contacted last week so I looked up more artists yesterday and sent out a new request. A few hours went by and I got a positive response. She accepted and told me she’s working on another customers commission but as soon as she’s done with that, she’ll start on mine.

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