|Me and my "Pony," Twilight, who is kind of large for a pony, but appropriately rounded.|
1. Start the project not later than Nov. 1 next year. Christmas animal portrait rush means that not everything will fit on schedule.
2. Remember that when you get inventive and do what each character seems to need? It WORKS.
3. Stock up on coffee. Very good coffee.
4. Did I mention starting early? And coffee? Coffee is vital.
So, yes -- for various reasons involving an unexpected last-minute rush of PLEASE I NEED IT FOR CHRISTMAS and a day job and a blizzard, not to mention my own need to get each portrait Really Really Right, I am behind schedule. That doesn't mean anyone gets bumped off the list. It just means I will be taking submissions next year beginning on Nov. 1 instead of Dec. 1. :-)
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying this so much that I am planning to do other series projects throughout the year. Maybe not one-a-day, since that would leave no time to create other work I need to make, but perhaps a series of ten [insert subject here] every month or two. Goldfish, birds, trains (now that'd be fun), flowers, I don't even know yet. But I really love how many people have been following this project, talking to me, and having a good time; and I love how productive I am when all that is going on.
If you're enjoying this, then, I hope you'll stay tuned. There'll be more.