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This journal is to help keep track of my current commissions and will be updated frequently! Just a reminder, but my work schedule does often push me to draw weekends or late nights during the week (if it has to be done super fast).

In Progress:
  1. 75% Done by AyaneMatrix    :iconkorsk4life: - Juri 2, B/W Sketch (paid), repainting face
  2. 75% Done by AyaneMatrix    Alphina (Tumblr) - OC+3, Colored Sketch (paid), colors near done
  3. 0% Done by AyaneMatrix    Necro (Tumblr) - DOTA2 Humility (Mirana/Luna), Full Digital Painting (1/2 paid), sketch started
  4. 25% Done by AyaneMatrix    Steam User - Maya Bound (paid) lineart done, waiting on further info
  5. 75% Done by AyaneMatrix    Benji (Tumblr) - Jinx stuck 2, B/W sketch (paid), nearly finished
Not Started:
  1. Benji (Tumblr) - Another stuck piece, B/W sketch (paid), waiting on character info

Finished:
  1. 100% Done by AyaneMatrix    Benj (Tumblr) - Jinx Stuck, B/W Sketch
  2. 100% Done by AyaneMatrix    :iconkorsk4life: - Medusa 2/2, Juri 1 b/w sketches
  3. 100% Done by AyaneMatrix    Tumblr User: DOTA 2 Assasin and Sven b/w sketch
Other Projects:
  1. Hellgirl -  Ai Enma cosplay by AyaneMatrix    Photoshoots - at conventions and on location (not at conventions). This also includes editing. If interested, please feel free to drop a pm!
  2. BrokeLogo by AyaneMatrix    Comic collaboration w/ :iconthe-path: More info about our comic on our Patreon page 


Most progress is usually made while I'm streaming on Picarto Be sure to follow me there to stay up to date when I stream!
  • Listening to: Random music on Spotify
  • Drinking: coffee and water
Hey guys, it's been a while since my last update.

For the most part, work has been keeping me pretty busy, not to mention tired whenever I get back home, which is why the streams streams have slowed down quite a bit. Sure, some new games came out as well, like Dark Souls 3, but I honestly haven't had much time to play and have left my roommate to that, kinda. I do plan on streaming something tonight or tomorrow afternoon to take care of some outstanding commissions and whatnot.

Secondary update: My plans for ColossalCon have changed; it's no longer something I can afford to goto this year and have to put it off for another time. My medical insurance kicked back a heaping amount of money owed since it only covered everything AFTER 40% of the total as part of my deductible. Needless to say, that's eating into everything from my HSA account for this year and whatever I have left after bills. Ugh... Plus, rooms for the con are whatever my check normally is and, without extra people rooming with me, I couldn't guarantee that I'd make back anything to cover that cost as a vouched photographer. On the other hand, I managed to get invited to MomoCon, which is much more doable even if I get no bookings. So, I'll be at MomoCon!

Last tidbit: I'm working on getting some more illustrations out this year that I'm looking to print for a booth I'm sharing with :iconthe-path: at AkaiCon in August. We're planning on having issue #0 of our comic as well, along with some fanart and original pieces. I'm tempted to say screw it and draw more foot fetish related material as most of my normal works get overlooked, but I don't know... Those could be ignored as well.

So, that's pretty much it guys! Hope to see you in my stream or at a convention in the immediate future!
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  • Drinking: coffee and water
Anyone rememeber the status update i ppsted recently where I had gotten sick with what I thought was the flu at the time, turns out it was food poisoning from a stupid ice cream cone I had to have right before my symptoms started. Ugh! The end result forced me to hurl up some potent stomach acid, thus scarring my throat for some time. This was finally diagnosed after going to the E.R. and having tests run on me for 10 hours, much of which was to be sure I didn't have any cancer cells presenting these symptoms instead (phew).

So, I'm at home atm, trying to take this antacid pills and nursing my throat with mylanta every few hours to be able to drink something that restores the Ph/bacteria balance in my stomach. In general, eating is off the table for a while, I have to drink things without citric acid in them (eliminating most of my drinks atm), drinks can't be even remotely cold, and it burns to swallow whatever.

I just hurt all over now. Ugh...
So, to further elaborate my previous status, I'm in need of some emergency funds.

So, I'm currently offering the following:
Full body, black and white sketches - $20 and $10 for additional characters.
Full body, color sketches - $40, $20 for additional characters

Full digital paintings are not a part of this offer and will be full, normal pricing.

Examples: 
B/W

Mature Content

Stream doodles - 2/15/2015 by AyaneMatrix
Current Project - Eneko Matashi wip by AyaneMatrix

Color

Mature Content

Medusa - Mallet Pain by AyaneMatrix

Mature Content

Stream Scrap127 by AyaneMatrix



More NSFW material can be viewed on my alternate tumblr page.

Thanks in advance!
  • Listening to: Random playlist in Pandora
  • Drinking: Water
Visit my store on Storenvy

From now until the end of Sunday, all of my prints, are on 40% off! Please use the code "blackfriday" once you get to checkout for the discount to apply to your order! It's also on the store page in case you forget!

And, while no one has inquired about this yet, I do occasionally print the items that are in my photography section for conventions and my portfolio. I can't always do so, but if there is one that you're interested in, I can add it to the store temporarily!

Update: The sale has been extended to the end of this week! Use the same code above for for the discount!
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  • Drinking: Water
Incoming photo spam from some conventions I attended this year!
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Just moving the last entry out of the way. 
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  • Drinking: Lemonade
This is actually more of a vent post. You have been warned!

So, I went to Dragon Con this year. I had actually been pretty hyped up for the last few weeks after AkaiCon and, for the first few days, it was living up to that built up hype. My friends and I drove in on Thursday, unpacked the car, and I proceeded to take just my camera to wander before heading to some pre-con meetups. One of them didn't appear to happen or I was late to, but the second one proceeded to be MUCH different than I was expecting. Needless to say, the people at the meetup were welcoming and a lot of fun things happened until the wee hours.

Friday also started about about as great. I picked up a bunch of artwork from a kickstarter, then a commission of Medusa from :iconscottblairart:  Medusa Gorgon Barefoot by scottblairart. If you note the comment I put there, I was incredibly stoked to pick it and seeing the progress pictures on Instagram were just helping building up meeting the artist in person.  The end result was awesome and it's getting framed at the earliest opportunity. I ended up getting more art from the artist alley and talking to people along the way.  Dsc1879 by AyaneMatrix
More wandering, taking pictures, and missed out on a ton of stuff, but that's par for the convention course. I also broke my camera strap while handling the shoulder video mount and dented the dial, but my camera is built like a tank and no other damage was present. :w00t:

Saturday, I decided to leave before the parade started thinking it would be the perfect time to do so. WRONG! I walked smack dab into what felt like 10,000+ people on the street and TRIED my freaking hardest to get to a good spot to take some video of the parade. I hilariously failed and decided to find a way around t he crowd and get my silly butt to the dealers room. More video taken, then I found a dealer that sold leather straps. Thankfully, one of booths had something that fit perfectly and I was able to reattach my camera rig back to my shoulder strap, which made it easier to navigate the crowd without freaking out every time someone bumped into me. More wandering, spending money, and bumping into friends later, I finally get to my first photo shoot of the weekend, realize I was running late to a group shoot thanks to my phone not updating for the time difference, and missing that completely. Feeling bummed, I wandered around until my friend for a second shoot was ready. At this point, this is where things start to wrong: Somehow, between that shoot and going back to my room for the night, I somehow lost my light stand case. I ended up calling around and retracing my steps to see if I could find them, but I gave up and went to lost and found. They don't have anything camera gear related. Then, the next freaking night, after another group shoot in the same hotel, my camera bag goes missing. I swear, in my head, I had it with me when I went to the room and, somehow, the damned thing goes missing. At this point, I'm freaking out since the bag had my old camera I had for a backup, second speed light, and a lot of random stuff I use on a regular basis. I do the same thing as the previous day and scour the hotel for my missing gear, then to lost and found for every hotel I had visited just in case they showed up somewhere else. This leads to nothing, NOTHING.I think I've fainted. 

At this point, I'm done and it's time for everyone to leave the con and head home. I had spent much of the remaining time asking around if anyone saw anything and hardly taking any photos with what's left of my gear (which was what I had attached to me before I fell asleep mind you). I could have done more and talked to the police, but they needed specific information that I had to go home for and they need to call me back to file a report! Same for the convention's lost and found, but more spelled out on what they cannot do. Insurance won't cover anything until the report is filed AND they won't cover it anyway since the deductible is more than what was stolen. Thanks for nothing guys!

So... WTF?!

I could have lived without my light stands (minus the extra costly, all metal umbrella and speed flash adapter) since those were easy to replace, but come on, my camera bag with the rest of my gear in it too? Never have I had this much trouble anywhere, but obviously I don't work alone at many of these events. This time was different since everyone got stuck with something with work or family, leaving me I as the only person with free time to go. This just makes it more obvious that I need at least an assistant in this sort of instance. Lonely

So, after all of this nonsense, I will have to say that my second Dragon Con was the absolute worst convention I've ever attended, EVER. I don't feel like going back after this and I need to replace much of what was stolen before my next convention at the end of the month. Some of my friends have stepped up to help with replacing what was taken, but it's still going to be a while before I'm at normal working capacity.

Ugh... I'm just going to continue curling up into a ball for the next few days.
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  • Drinking: Lemonade
So, I went ahead and updated my commissions section on my front page to reflect the changes I had made on tumblr and with a deviation I had previously uploaded. It simply separates some things that I already do and general clarity.

Outside of that, I will also have a bunch of photos to upload sometime next week. I'm attending Dragon Con and will not have a lot of time to get some things ready before heading out early tomorrow morning. That said, I'm obviously still alive, especially if you're keeping up with my favorites. :p

So, who's going to Dragon Con this week? Anyone want to get some photos taken? Chances are that I will be free this go around and it would help to keep me busy between panels and getting lost. :lol:
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Sorry for not having a journal for the past few months. I've been working, going to cons, more work, trying to get illustrations worked out, THEN finally getting ready for AkaiCon's third year, along with finishing arrangements for DragonCon for next month.

Needless to say, I'm pretty busy, not to mention being super backed up in posting anything photography related here on DA. Much of my posts have been relegated to Facebook and Tumblr, with Flickr and Google+ being one of the last places to post things lately. BLARGH! I need to update everything after this weekend.

Oh, and in other good news, I ran into an awesome model a few conventions ago that wanted to cosplay my oc, Maya! Needless to say, the shoot turned out well and I may have some shots to post here when I get a chance to fully process them. Other cool news is that I also have another buddy of mine that's modeling for me for reference and cosplay photo prints! Depending on how she feels about it, I may also take modeling reference commissions, but the cost of that will be a bit high. More on that later!

Anyway, that's pretty much it! Thanks for reading through and, if you're at AkaiCon in the Nashville/Franklin, TN area, be sure to look for me and say hi!
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  • Eating: SCONES!
  • Drinking: Coffee


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I’m setting up for a stream! Feel free to come in and chat while draw some warm ups and finish a few things for prints!

Here's a WIP shot of it:

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Gearing up to draw some random doodles! I’m also going to take requests and open for some commissions!

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I've been putting this off for quite some time. Since my last post, I've been pretty busy trying to get some promotional material ready for my workplace with NAB and another trade show in London. We're even trying to get some promo video's ready. So, all of that has kept me busy.

In other news, I’m prepping for another convention with my roommate in May/April and while I have some ideas myself, I’m also trying to get a better judge of what people are interested on seeing from me. So, what series, character, or idea would everyone like to buy as prints? I may be trying to get 3 more prints from suggestions ready plus some new cosplay photography shots, some of which you can see at ayanematrixdesigns or in my photography gallery here. I may do more, but that’s dependent on time.


So, let me know of your suggestions!


Minor edit - I think I'll just make up something and roll with it as far as prints go. I'm pretty sure that I can come up with something and just pose the finished pieces for sale later.

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  • Reading: Ready Player One
  • Drinking: Coffee
That is all!
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  • Reading: Ready Player One
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Happy holidays everyone! This week, I'm having a break from work and some stress by visiting some family for the holidays. I hope everyone is having fun and relaxing as well!

Anywho,  till next time
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  • Reading: work manuals
  • Watching: Clock tick while I working in office
  • Playing: XCom
  • Eating: apple
  • Drinking: water
Streamonline-sm by AyaneMatrix
Streaming!
In about 10 minutes!
  • Listening to: Pandora Radio set to random
  • Reading: work manuals
  • Watching: Clock tick while I working in office
  • Playing: XCom
  • Eating: apple
  • Drinking: Lemonaid
Yeah, I'm late and for a variety of reasons.

But, I hope everyone had a happy Halloween!
  • Listening to: Pandora Radio set to random
  • Reading: work manuals
  • Watching: Clock tick while I working in office
  • Playing: XCom
  • Eating: apple
  • Drinking: Lemonaid
I'm guessing anyone that's still following me knows this by now but, thanks to DA's update with the watch collection system and it being on by default, it would appear that I spammed the hell out of your inboxes with things that I collected and organized. It's kind of annoying cause I really didn't even know until I got a message from a buddy about her inbox being spammed and, as a result, being unwatched. :oops: :doh:

I apologize profusely for this problem on my end and have disabled the most frequently updated parts of my collections/favorites/etc. I'm also going to try and cut back as well and "try" to focus on actually posting content and annoying my watchers with things they are not interested in seeing from me.
  • Listening to: Rockman Techno - Hardman/Snakeman
  • Reading: work manuals
  • Eating: sunflower seeds
  • Drinking: water
So, another update on things going on in my life. :p

For the most part, I've managed to land a job that I'm nearing the end of my second week at! :w00t: I've been hired on as a graphics illustrator for a television broadcasting equipment manufacturer, though my job appears to encompass much more than simply working on the graphical end of things here. This also means that they are going to supply me with a beefy laptop for work related purposes, send me out to some job locations to get some information for my job, and a nice benefits package as well.

Though, the bad thing about working here is the pay schedule being bi-monthly and I won't get anything until the end of this month. Blargh! I'd love to take commissions as well as things are not exactly busy for the company at this time, but I'm starting to believe that it's not the greatest thing to hold out hope for. Same can be said with my print sales as the last convention I attended (Sukoshi Con in Bowling Green, Kentucky) only managed to move 5 of my smaller, insanely cheaper prints. Interestingly enough, this was offset with me being paid to do a short photo shoot with some Black Butler cosplayers that afternoon, of which I greatly appreciate!

Sadly, the rest of that short time there was not as awesome and certainly is forcing me to rethink the idea of selling prints overall. It's getting harder and harder to justify selling anything I create anymore when there are little to no returns on the front end of things. Argh! If anyone has any ideas on how to get this ball rolling more efficiently, I'm certainly all ears!

Other than that, I'll be attending AWA this year instead of volunteering again for Wizard World Comic Con in Nashville. The only reason I can even think about going was to help out with Greg Horn's booth again and talking to him about this sort of thing I mentioned above. On the flip side, heading back to Atlanta for another super busy con weekend may not be the greatest of ideas either, so I'm not entirely sure. :doh:

Oh, and for anyone following me on my tumblr page, I'm also running mini raffle/contest there for a download of Mighty Gunvolt on the 3DS! I currently don't have a 3DS and it would be a waste to let the code die until I figured out what to do with it. :p More info about the contest can be seen here. It's supposed to end Friday, but I'm going to extend it to Sunday.

So yeah, that's pretty much it. Take care everyone!
That's right friends, I'VE OFFICIALLY GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL!CURSE YOU!

And, to top it all off, I managed to land a job less than 4 days after my portfolio review! Headbang! That part really surprised me more than anything and certainly vindicated the nearly 4 years of effort. Yeah!

So, what's bad about all of that then? For starters, I need to move out of the school housing and into a new place asap and go to Dragon Con before I start my job in September. That's a lot to do in less than a week and no money to do it with. I am trying to work out something with one place I've found, but oy... Oy...OMG!  With that in mind, I've reopened my prints store and setup a discount to celebrate! You guys can use MATRIX20 for 20% off of everything in my store!

So, yeah, I'm done! WHOOT! I'm also looking to finish another potential print soon for Sukoshi Con this September before I leave for Dragon Con and move out. Oy... so much to do and so little time.
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  • Watching: Continuum
  • Playing: Firefall
  • Eating: bagel
  • Drinking: water