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2017 Summary Of Art by Nazegoreng 2017 Summary Of Art by Nazegoreng
It's that time of year again. 

2017 was a huge whirlwind. I started the year being incredibly bored/unhappy, and the universe seemed to throw a whole bunch of stuff at me to punish me for feeling that way. 

Next year I'm going to completely scrap my current commission system (after the owed batch via patreon), since it made me very time poor, I earned far less and got to work on personal projects less than I would have liked. It's my fault for taking on so many flashy characters that sounded fun to make at the time. I want to move on to taking 1-2 commissions at a time, and doing some preorder batches so I can earn more from newly made patterns (rather than making a new one for every single plush I make). 

Positives of 2017: 
- I felt like my work improved a great deal. I learnt a lot and was happy with every single piece I made. 
- I made by far some of my favourite pieces to date. 
- I made very few standard ponies (forcing myself to make new patterns)
- I got to travel to the USA for Ponyciderfest. One of the best experiences of my life. 
- I put a deposit on my current house. 
- I got to make a very detailed art doll, something I've wanted to do for a long time. 
- Started making my own sculpts/molds/casts

Negatives of 2017:
- Commission system left me earning and making far less than previous years
- Couldn't invest as much $ into my work as previous years
- Didn't get to work on fursuit or cosplay (because of above)
- Still a hermit

Goals for 2018: 
- Start building my studio
- Work on a more profitable/enjoyable commission system
- Start on my Ratchet cosplay
- Buy a 3d printer/start 3d printing ($ depending). 
- Work more with foam for large projects
- Finish a fursuit head
- Don't be a hermit. 
- Start playing D+D
- Start on my signed mane 6 collection
- Make a movie style MLP pattern
- Take some online courses 
- Do some commercial work

Most difficult project of 2017:
Spyro The Dragon Custom Plush by Nazegoreng

Favourite project of 2017:
Trico: The Last Guardian -Custom Art Doll by Nazegoreng


Previous years:
2016 Summary Of Art by Nazegoreng 2015 Summary of Art by Nazegoreng 2014 Summary of art by Nazegoreng 2013 Summary of Art by Nazegoreng
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ScribbleAj Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*immediately freaks out*
SUICUNE! ENTEI!
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GeneralJack35 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
When's the next commission opening?
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:iconnazegoreng:
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I literally just posted a journal about it. Check my page
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GeneralJack35 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Can I pay in points?
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:iconnazegoreng:
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Read my FAQ
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GeneralJack35 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
What's the cheapest size? And price?
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
My pricing guide is linked on my page
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Sapphire-Stitch Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're amazing, and a huge inspiration to me (as you might know). 

Thanks for for sharing the ups and downs, and I wish you a great year. No doubt your work will continue to rise above.  

Here's hoping both our year of plushihg will be our best yet! I look forward to all your projects.
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh man thanks so much! I can't wait to see what you make too ^_^
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how you've broken everything down here, accomplishments, goals for the future, mistakes made, etc. 
Seeing you branch out more this year than previous years has really been quite an enjoyable experience. I love seeing your style transform, adapt, and improve upon itself. I know that can't be easy to do time and time again. Creativity isn't a resource that can be tapped into on demand and yet, here you are. Consistently making new, inspired, works of art. ^_^

Looking forward to seeing some of the projects you have listed for this year!
Especially the fursuit head xD...after making my own, oh boy... would love to see how you tackle this!

Also D+D is fantastic...my boyfriend made his own tabletop game (successfully launched a kickstarter a year or two ago)...but I started playing DnD in college. If you have any questions or anything about it, getting into it, etc hit me up. ^^
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahh thankyou so much! I just need to save up for the starter goodies for D+D. Players handbook n dice etc. Hoping I can find a local group 
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Mastersponge Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Keep up the great work making these beautiful plushies
The level of detail is amazing
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Shadow-the-Dragon777 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student General Artist
Looking forward to seeing what is next
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iheartjapan789 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep up the great work as always :D
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CadetRedShirt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
the celestial is my favorite
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weirdo123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Your work always continues to be gorgeous and colorful. It it a pleasure to see the pictures you post. Hopefully I will be able to put enough together this year to finally purchase a commission from you. 

May you have a healthy and happy new year and meets those goals you set for 2018.
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
What’s been your most challenging plush to made of 2017?
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GadzooksTD Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love seeing your plush/sewing evolve over the years, its nice.

And I approve of playing D+D for the new year for sure, it's a hell of a lot of fun!
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threadsie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
I look forward to seeing more of your plushes.  And, hopefully, more Gumroad videos.

All the best in making 2018 an amazing year

:happybounce: 
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