Normally, I don't do art requests. Maybe it's stage fright, maybe it's a lack of self-confidence, or maybe I'm just a selfish ass. I don't know, but whatever it is, I don't enjoy the sense of obligation and the risk of failure that comes with being asked to draw someone else's character.
Unfortunately, I haven't been inclined to draw my own characters, either. I'm emotionally drained, artistically tapped, and severely depressed... so much so that I have to give myself some motivation and purpose to keep myself from lying in bed all day.
Today, this was that purpose. I had originally refused to draw this character, the creation of a FurAffinity member named Nic712. However, I had nothing else to do today... nothing else I wanted to do, at least. So to keep my mind off my depression, I took out an index card, drew this sexually androgynous skunk/hare thing on it, and colored it using the various tools offered in The Gimp.
I'm still ambivalent about requests... drawing characters I don't know or care about makes me feel like I'm making love to a stranger. But at the moment, if I don't draw them, I won't have the motivation to draw anything else.