Hey folks, i got kind permission to post this from the site mods so - long story short i am in DIRE need of upgrading my laptop to something that is actually functional for an artist & designer. My current laptop served me well throughout returning to college but it's seven years old at this point and just can't cope with the stuff i need it to do in order to do my work.
Right now i'm spending at least double the amount of time on projects as I should just because of the technology getting in the way. Hell it takes a good half hour for this thing to power up to the point it becomes actually useful. This morning was the absolute last straw, where i spent an entire morning trying to get a small five minute job done to the point where my stress levels were through the roof.
Money is EXTREMELY tight and while i've been getting some really cool commissions from folks here and elsewhere of late and support on my patreon (Which have both been amazingly helpful!), it's really only just covering my monthly expenses so there is zero possibility of me putting anything aside to save up for new gear.
I absolutely HATE the idea of asking for handouts but at this point i can't really see any other way of getting the money i'll need to upgrade. As such i've set myself up a Gofundme project here to put towards an upgrade.
PLEASE do not feel obligated to contribute to this. I know there are many more worthy causes out there to give money to, and i know everyone is likely to be stretched thinner this year because of the hellscape that is 2020, but if you CAN spare something, it would be massively appreciated.
And hey - better equipment means i can put out more cool art and project for y'all to look at!
Anyway, thank you for your time