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Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - 2 weeks ago


Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I currently have commission slots available for anyone who is interested. I primarily specialise in creature and character design, plus I am also looking for work in illustrating fantasy book covers and content for TTRPGs.

If you are interested, please email me at kayaskosmos@gmail.com

Also, for anyone who is interested in my upcoming "Flowerpunk" webcomic, I have made a substantial amount of progress and I am really hoping it will finally be launching sometime this year.



(For those of you who are new to Flowerpunk, here's a teaser trailer)


If you would like to help support the project, please consider donating a Ko-Fi if you can.


Thank you all for your continued support. I hope you've had a great year so far.



Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - December 27th, 2022


(The two main characters from my webcomic being good bois. This is my new motto for life).

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great Christmas!

It was an absolute blast on my end. Our sister's puppy came round for a visit and the family played giant snakes and ladders. The dog thought the giant dice was a toy and kept stealing it while yeeting our pieces off the board XD

With this car-crash of a year coming to a close, I've decided I'm going to make an effort to embrace the new year no matter what. I have no intentions of making any new year's resolutions or any plans in particular, I am just going to accept whatever this year brings and roll with the punches.

There is one major thing I have planned, and that is to finally complete the two chapter backlog for my "Flowerpunk" webcomic so that I can finally launch it. Again, I have no planned date for this, but I've drawn hundreds of panels so far and things are getting there slowly but surely and my art style has improved so much since I began this project.

Lastly, I still need to book up my commission slots for the coming months. If you are interested in a commission from me, please contact me at kayaskosmos@gmail.com.

All of my commission info can be found here - https://www.kayaskosmos.com/freelance-prices-terms-of-service

If you like my work and just want to help support me, you can donate to my Ko-Fi here - https://ko-fi.com/kayaskosmos

Hope you are all looking forward to the new year!



Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - December 20th, 2022

Hello everyone.

Because Elon decided to have a normal one and break international law, I've put all of my links up on my own website in case - for whatever reason - I am prohibited from using a link aggregator like LinkTree. Hopefully this will make it easier for people to find me when I inevitably start leaving certain sites due to their CEO being batshit or because they won't do anything about the deluge of AI art (looking at you, ArtStation and DeviantArt).


Here is a link to my website. I also strongly recommend subscribing to my mailing list if you want to keep up with my work.


Speaking of AI, I have also made an InkBlot account. It is currently in open beta, but I really like the look of this website so far. I am on this site because it is explicitly against AI and NFTs and your work is also protected from being scraped. Here is my InkBlot if you would like to check it out:


And on a final note, there are only a few days left for you to grab a Christmas commission! Digital paintings and larger commissions are now closed, I can only do smaller commissions because Christmas is rapidly approaching.


Happy holidays to you all!



Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - December 17th, 2022


Hello everyone.

I wanted to bring something to your attention. People have been feeding multiple drawings of mine into an AI dataset to train it. I did not consent to this. The above image is just one example of a drawing of mine being used. Not only did they scrape the newer moonstalker image, but an older version from my DeviantArt.

Also, my "Whistling unicorns" and the "Chibi Totoro" fanart I did have been scraped a lot.


I've had to make an account on haveibeentrained.com and manually opt out each of the images. The thing is, this is a public dataset, a lot of datasets are kept private so more of my work has probably been stolen.

I don't think I need to explain this considering that Newgrounds doesn't allow AI art in the art portal, but AI art is extremely unethical because it uses the work of living artists without their consent to generate images. All artists should be opted-out automatically with an option to opt-in if they want to. Somebody owns the software and they are making a ton of money off the backs of artists' hard work. Currently on DeviantArt and ArtStation, the front pages are flooded with AI slop and this has triggered a mass rebellion from the art community which I am now a part of.

If anyone tries to argue with me in the comments of this post about how "AI art is great actually," they'll be immediately blocked. I'm tired of arguing with these people.

Real talk - this has already been an extremely tough year to deal with, in fact I'd actually call this the worst year of my life so far. Being autistic means that freelance art is the only job I can do well, I cannot work most conventional jobs due to sensory processing issues. But on top of that, I've lost family members, pets, had to deal with multiple health emergencies in the family and there's also the cost of living crisis ravaging the UK. And of course, Twitter being ruined by a spoilt manchild, (Twitter of course being one of my main lifelines as this is where the autistic community can freely share help and info with each other).

I'm not here to complain about myself though, I just wish these people knew that artists are human beings who are struggling. We're not pretentious gatekeepers and snowflakes they make us out to be, our community is very generous and welcoming and we try to encourage everyone to be creative.

Anyway, that's the end of my little rant. I am sorry for being so negative in this post but I'm really reaching the end of my tether with all of this. I can't wait for this year to finally end.

If you like my work and want to support me - a human artist - I am currently open for commissions and commission info can be found here:


Or, you could donate a one-off Ko-Fi if you would like to help give me a little boost:


Thank you. I hope you are all looking forward to a wonderful Christmas.



Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - December 8th, 2022


Hello everyone!

Time is running out to grab a 30% discount on a Christmas-Themed commission from me! If you like my work and are interested, please email me at kayaskosmos@gmail.com.

A list of my prices can be viewed here:


Lastly, (I can't remember if I mentioned this in a previous post) but I have created a LinkTree to make it easier to find me elsewhere.


Hope everyone is having a good week!


Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - November 22nd, 2022

Sorry if this is getting annoying.

I am now on Tumblr and Hive for anyone who is interested. I'm probably going to be avoiding Mastodon for now because it's way too confusing. Feel free to follow me on these platforms if you can, Hive already looks like a pretty great alternative to Twitter so I have high hopes for it.


All of my links can be found here:


I know this seems a little excessive joining all of these different social media sites, but these days, things are getting very unpredictable for artists and it's not a great idea to be on just one site.

I also recommend signing up to my mailing list on my website if you can. Social media can go down at any moment and this is the best way to keep up to date with my work.



Also, I am once again reminding people that my Christmas commissions are open! Please email me at kayaskosmos@gmail.com if you are interested.


Hope everyone is having a good week!


Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - November 16th, 2022

Hello everyone.

Because Twitter is imploding and DA is trying to promote AI art, I'm not sure where I am suppose to be on the internet these days. It seems like the online landscape is becoming increasingly hostile to artists.

For that matter, I have made a LinkTree with all of my social media links included. I highly encourage people to follow me on as any platforms as possible, and I would also like to note that I have a website and you can sign up to my mailing list. This is the best way to keep up to date in case any social media sites or art hosting sites go down.

Da Linky - https://linktr.ee/kayas_kosmos

Also, just a reminder that I am still doing a special offer for Christmas commissions.


Hope you're all having a good week.

Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - November 12th, 2022


Hello everyone.

I know it's a bit early, but I've decided to open up a special offer on Christmas-themed commissions! If you are interested, please email me at kayaskosmos@gmail.com.

My commission prices can be viewed here - https://www.kayaskosmos.com/freelance-prices-terms-of-service

Or if you would like to help support my work, please consider donating to my Ko-Fi here - https://ko-fi.com/kayaskosmos

Hope you're all having a good weekend!


Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - October 24th, 2022


There have been some changes in plans for the client project I was supposed to be starting this month, so I've decided to re-open commissions again!

With it being spooky month, I would like to remind everyone that I specialise in weird creature designs. If you would like a monster designed for a TTRPG or if you would like me to draw an OC in a spooky outfit, please feel free to contact me at kayaskomsos@gmail.com

I also made a ton of progress on my Flowerpunk webcomic this month. If anyone wants to help support this project, please consider donating to my Ko-Fi as it would help me get the webcomic launched faster.


I hope you've all had a good start to your week.



Posted by Kayas-Kosmos - October 3rd, 2022

I am joking about it being a mistake of course. My first post on there already has a ton of views and likes despite it being really low effort.

But it really sheds a light on how bad platforms like Instagram are becoming for artists. My posts get absolutely buried on there now, only scraping 20 likes if I'm lucky (whereas my posts used to get between 40-60 likes). I know we all like to joke about TikTok being cringe, but I'd rather be on a "cringe" platform than one that's completely unusable.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to being able to make some short process videos and other little projects. Feel free to follow me on there if you're interested in that kind of stuff!


Hope you are all having a good start to your week.