"are your commissions open?"
no, regular commissions are closed. please don't DM me asking for commissions right now because I need a break for my mental health.
"can I edit/use x vtuber asset?"
yes. all my vtuber assets are 100% free use. You may edit, share, use, or trace them for either commercial or personal use. treat them like your own images because they are creative commons creations.
"can I draw pixel?"
yes, please do! I love fanart of all kinds. our fan tag is #catmechaRT for fanart and stream memes.
"what are your pronouns/identity?"
I use singular they/them pronouns, and I don't mind he/him pronouns as my stream avatar is a male. I am still in the process of discovering my identity so I don't have any definite answers.
"can I reupload x artwork to instagram/reddit/etc"
yes, but please credit by linking to my social media. when linking isn't possible, please credit "catboymech" as the artist. please respect the wishes of IP owners in cases where the artwork is a commission for someone else or if it's for my own personal use (like pixel). you may use the artwork for headers/pfps/etc with credit. (this does not apply to vtuber assets, use those freely)
"can I colour/finish this black and white picture?"
yes. you can colour anything of mine that you like, and upload with credit like above.
"do you have any advice for streaming/artwork?"
the best advice I can give is to enjoy what you're doing. the biggest chore to improving anything is practicing self-motivation. you need to enjoy what you're doing so that you can spend the hours needed to improve yourself. open your eyes to see errors that need fixing, open your ears to listen to criticism, and open your mind to trying new things.
"do you still draw vore/furry?"
No, I no longer have interest in creating this content as I have been hurt in the past over drawing it when I was uncomfortable with it. I will not be returning to furaffinity/ekas, and I appreciate gentleness and respecting privacy around these subjects.
"when did you start streaming?"
I’ve been streaming off and on over the years since 2013, maybe 2-3 times a year, mainly art streams. but in 2019 I was finally able to subscribe to an internet package that allowed for unlimited data. I started streaming late fall 2019 on picarto, then I had my first full-time twitch stream on saturday, november 23rd, 2019.
"what is your stance on loli/shota art?"
anything that involved young-looking anime characters I used to think it was fine to take as commissions as long as nobody was hurt in the process. No real children were ever drawn by my hand, and I thought that meant there were no victims. I now understand that if you are young, and see images that normalize that type of behaviour with young-looking characters, that it can be damaging and warp perceptions of what is normal and healthy. It could expose minors to manipulative relationships with adults. I never intentionally meant to create that kind of content but I can see how it could be used in such a way. I have heard stories of minors who found my content when they were underage and I feel responsible, even though it wasn’t directed at them in the first place. I’m sorry for any hurt I have caused. I made a commitment to myself and to others to stop drawing that content. I was blind to such things because I had been abused when I was younger and it was normalized to me. I know it is not an excuse, but I hope it helps to explain I never had any ill-intent.