The reason I commission so many artists for art of me and my characters goes back to a very solemn reasoning that I prolly should ditch someday. I want to know I've done it.
These days it's hard to notice, but I have a hard time personally with feeling like I am doing something or I'm actually out there having a good time. I'm certain everyone struggles with this in one form or another, but for me I need proof for myself that I made concious decisions about something. To that regard, most big pieces I commission are due in part to an occasion in my life I want to remember or something big that I want to highlight as being a part of who I am and what makes me.. well. me.
To everyone who has drawn me.. and to everyone that has helped Yuuki become something real and important to me... Thank you. I really can't thank you enough. It may seem selfish or narcissistic but Yuuki means so so much to me and what you for me is simply something that makes me happy beyond belief.
But I'm rambling now! On with the artists!
Yonoa of TheFuzzFactory worked with me thru October of 2015 and created Yuuki as a partial fursuit! I had a lot of fun with this being my first fursuit and experience of going through the process of getting a suit from someone that I fear I may have bombarded him with way too many questions and was way too excited. He was kind, though, and patient with me as he brought Yuuki from being a character into the real world <3
Fiuefey drew and helped design Yuuki both in their 2014 design and their new 2015 design. He's been nothing but an amazing friend and a wonderful artist to work with and really has an amazing style that I love. He also introduced me to a candy that I pretty much love forever now.
Fiuefey also drew a picture of me and my Dad around the time that he passed away in 2014, which meant and still means an amazing amount to me.
Bagabundis, or Yasha, drew my very first character, Yuu, several times for me as well as designing the first design of Yuumika and several other drawings. They are an indispensable friend of mine and someone I cherish even to this day. Their art is also amazing and ever evolving, which is always awesome to see!
Tresca designed the feral version of Yuuki and is a really amazing friend that I recently became closer to than when I first met them. They're an amazing artist who needs a lot of more attention then they currently get because their artwork is just simply amazing.