A lil' tale from real life: best friend got himself into a 70K dollar payday loan debt on blow and whores (while being married no less)
I spend about 100-150 dollars a month on commissions.
1) it's fun and gratifying in the carnal sense
2) watching numbers go up makes dopamine trigger in my brain, seeing lewd comments praising the art or the theme etc does the same even more
3) unlike a whore, the art is lasting as long as it stored multiple places, which is gratifying on its own
4) I realized that some of the best pieces of jerkoff material are commishes. Having nutted many many times to such it feels nice to "give back" in a sense
5) there is also an interesting back-and-forth with commissioning where I feel like it's highlighting good features of the artist's skill (super fun to bring a newbie to the forefront with the right themes and kinks!)
So there are plenty of aspects to it, while I keep the spending under control. Could I buy some tech-gizmo or replace unbroken furniture or afford a car with a bigger engine, perhaps, but I don't need that, just as I don't need the art, but one is more fun for me than the other
And there's still plenty of cash for other vices, vacations etc
I think it's a foolish thing to spend so much money on art that you lack money for the essentials. Now don't get me wrong, I think supporting artists and the arts in general is a very good thing, but you have to learn to have a strict budget you follow along to. I myself have my own little budgeting system when it comes to commissions, and I make sure I do the math and set up my budget for the whole year so that I never lack money for things I really need.
And I personally get artwork of my "fursona" which I feel is an extension of my real self, I rarely get art of original "characters" but when I do, they are very meaningful. People seem to confuse fursonas and characters. For me personally, a fursona is my ideal version of myself but still retains common characteristics of my real life self, such as: same weight, same height, same body build, hair color, eye color, penis/testicle size, and I even tried to match my skin color by choosing brown fur. A character is something completely made up and has no connection to your real self, and I think spending tons of money on characters is silly. However, spending money on fursona art I can see being very motivational, at least it has for me. Whenever I see my fursona drawn I am inspired to keep on bettering myself by reading more, working out harder, and learning to be a kinder person.
In short… budget yourself strictly and save money for the essentials. Internet fame is not worth getting kicked out onto the streets. Buy art that inspires and motivates you to better your life! Don't just buy art to impress others, it's not the right way to use art in one's life. But that's just my opinion.
Togepi1125 is some sort of doctor in South Korea who has an equally pathetic fuck toy that went by Kp-yoshi. The couldn't get anyone to have real life sex with so he resorted to buying gifts constantly for KP-yoshi and showing up at his house.
Supposedly Kp-yoshi at some point grew a bit of self respect and told him it was over, but then realized he couldn't get a normal relationship and went back to being a cumdump for the guy.
Rich furries tend to just be weird sexual deviants