Now that I've gotten my slate cleaned up, I did say at one point I would open myself up for more commissions. Over the last couple weeks, though, I have been taking it very easy, and have realized something about myself.
You see, when you end up doing professional artwork night after night after night, there's a certain pressure that is always over you. It needs to get done in a timely manner. It needs to adhere to a personal standard that the client expects from you. And you need to be ready to field any special requests and fixes they have for it.
None of that exists when you're just practicing.
When you get to just put all that aside and practice, there's a therapeutic aura about the whole thing. You don't have to worry about what other people will say about it. Nobody has to see it. You can try whatever you want. Experiment. You can try replicating another artist's style, you can go wild and do your own style. You can try it with a textured spatter brush, or a pin-point line brush.