I take a lot of custom requests in my Etsy shop. I would say 99% are custom requests, and what I love most is that when someone asks me to do something different, like draw the pet with a crown on, I’m pushed to do something I would never have tried or thought to do.
Even something as simple as a different color request can make my job more fun.
Today I’m working on a drawing of a few cats. The photo I’m working off of has the cats in profile. I have not drawn cats in profile for my shop yet, so just this tiny little change is making this drawing extremely unique. Funny how small things can have such a huge influence on my excitement when making something.