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Its been a while since I uploaded something.
Kind of ended up getting out of my routine with doing arts, because reasons and laziness.

All in all, not sure when I'll get back into doing art. But I am currently in the process of trying to buy a flat, so probably won't get too much done until all that hassle is sorted.
I'm pretty terrible at finding inspiration for things that I want to try and draw/paint. And I need to learn to draw/paint things that aren't just cheetahs being cute.

So!

I would like your help finding such things!

That means, for now, I have a few request-like slots available. And you could nab one!

There's no real guide on what I want, but there are a few guidelines on what to ask for:
  • Anime and pony are not going to be considered
  • Textual references are not going to be considered
  • OCs are unlikely to be considered
  • High-quality photographs as references recommended
  • Photographs of animals being cute/in silly positions/doing silly things are the most likely to be considered
  • There's no time-limit at the moment
And there are a few catches:
  • Please don't spam me
  • I won't be doing everything sent my way
  • I won't be giving updates on what I'm working on/if I've chosen you
  • I will likely be slow (since I have a job and all that)
  • Quote "Bananas"
I don't know what I'm going to do with any originals that I produce, but I'll probably be keeping them for now.
(In the future I may consider sending them out if you pay for postage, but that's not something I've thought about yet.)

Note or reply here, please!
  • Listening to: Immediate
  • Drinking: Water
Never quite know what to put in these things...

But I have now acquired ink! Therefore I shall begin attempting to make not awful looking brush strokes with it that resemble things, and maybe even upload some.

I guess that's it, unless any one has any questions or anything?
Happy New Year! (To anyone who actually reads these things...)

My aims for this year:
  1. Do More Art
  2. Get Better at Art
  3. Get Better at Doing More Art
  4. ???
  5. Profit!
  • Listening to: JSRF Soundtrack
  • Eating: Porridge
  • Drinking: Water
I've been thinking on and off about offering commissions for a little while now.
This is mostly just to see if people would be at all interested, let me know if you would be.

Its most likely I'd be offering something fairly simple and cheap, like the cheetah stickers you can see in my gallery.

Opinions/thoughts/suggestions/possible prices?
  • Listening to: Rush - Subdivisions
  • Watching: NerdCubed
  • Drinking: Water
Okay, so I've not updated anything in ages because I'm a lazy butt.

So everyone is aware, the lack of updates have been because of moving and switching jobs and all that. I've not yet found my routine and so I've not had the time+desire combination to actually sit down and do arty things. (Hopefully I get around to that sometime.)

As for pony things, my interest in them has pretty much dried up now, don't expect anything MLP related any more.
That's just the way things go sometimes, but after 4 years or so it was going to happen.

(Expect more cheetah! And maybe furry-ish stuff...)

~mattyhex
PenniesPonyPlushies is doing a plushie giveaway! So I'm entering it!

/)^3^(\

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  • Listening to: Gordon Giltrap - The First Noel
  • Watching: Water
Tagged by :iconscaliervariable:ScalierVariable

Rules:
1. You must post these rules
2. Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for the 10 you tag
3. Choose 10 people and put their icons in your journal.
4. You have to legitimately tag 10 people
5. No tag backs
6. You can't say that you don't do tags
7. You MUST make a journal entry! No comments.

1. What is your name?
    > mattyhex/matty/matt/Noughty
2. What is your Quest
    > To have fun, or something.
3. Who are your OCs? Do they know how much you love them?
    > I dunno how much I have OCs... I have a ponysona kinda thing and my Zeros, but I do like them!
4. Talking online or talking in person?
    > Probably talking in person, and I have this weird thing about not being able to vocally talk to people online.
5. Coffee or Beer?
    > Beer.
6. Name a show you really wanna watch but can never find time to, and why you cant D:
    > ALL THOSE OLD CARTOONS FROM MY CHILDHOOD, because I dun have copies and because work...
7. What was the last thing you bought?
    > Hula Hoops.
8. If something happened to you who would you tell first?
    > Depends on what happened...
9. Favourite type of Ice cream
    > Probably... mint chocolate chip.
10.Best joke you can think of!
    > Doing actual programming in C.

Das questions:
  1. Your favourite drink?
  2. Rainbow socks?
  3. What was your derp moment today?
  4. Do you wear anything unsual? (What is it?)
  5. I can has hug?
  6. Snow?
  7. Why do these things appear?
  8. Do you believe the Internet Of Things will ever actually happen?
  9. Which of the Cornetto Trilogy is the best?
  10. Want a cookie?
  • Listening to: Rush - The Garden
  • Watching: Water
Whoever that was, it isn't happening.



In other news, I'm not feeling very artsy right now, hence the lack of stuff.

Also, I have a coconut to consume, nom nom!
  • Listening to: Immediate Music - Protectors of the Truth
  • Watching: Water
I'm actually starting to understand them!

It'll make life soooo much easier when making complex vectors. (One of which I'm currently working on, so that's why I'm playing with them... >.>)

Might take a while to actually get this finished though.
  • Listening to: Jósni - Where No One Goes
...since I actually did anything!

I'm working on some things, but work has thrown me out of sync with my art-ness.

It might be a little while until I produce anything, or it might not. Hopefully work will settle once again so I can get back on track with stuff.
  • Listening to: PinkiePieSwear - Hush Now Quiet Now
But I have no idea what to write about...


Umm... questions or something?
  • Listening to: Robert Miles - Children
  • Drinking: Water

I'm a bit late to the post, but hey, it's an update at least.

2013's Quick Overview:

  • It started with me doing a work experience placement, because I was unemployed and the job centre had my apply for such a position (sort of low-note)
  • Towards the end of my 8 week placement, I was contacted for a position with another company, which I accepted (higher note)
  • During my time there, I was also going through steps to get my current job. Just before my work contract finished I got confirmation of my new-new job, and had about a month to get prepared and move (high note)
  • Since moving I've had lots of fun running around to meets, and just generally relaxing/being in my own place - how I love my independence! (Very high note)

So, 2013 was a good year for me. Lots of hard work, but plenty of pay-off that came with it.


It's looking like 2014 will continue along the same level, and I'll try to post art where I can.

There's a lot to look forward to!

  • Listening to: Scooter - I Shot the DJ
  • Drinking: Water
But I won't have a proper iinternet connection for a few days, so for those concerned, I probably won't be on Skype until it's all sorted out.
  • Listening to: NegaRen - D.A.A.N.A.C.C.E.
  • Drinking: Water

Since it's been over six months since I last said anything in my journal...


I've got a new job!

It's in Cheltenham, UK.


So I'm moving.


Yeah... that sums it up for now.

  • Listening to: NegaRen - D.A.A.N.A.C.C.E.
  • Drinking: Water
It's in Newcastle, as a web developer, in a firm that looks pretty good.

Although the salary is less then I was hoping for. :c

So no moving out just yet (unless I find someone/somewhere to get a flat share dealie going.)


Overall a bit of a mixed bag, but compromises are necessary.
  • Listening to: Infinite Elation Mix
  • Eating: Spearmint Polos
  • Drinking: Water
Sadly I missed the 12/12/12 12:12 because of work, but who cares!

In other news I might only get Christmas and New Year off of work this year.
:c
  • Listening to: Rush: Workin&#039; them Angels
  • Drinking: Hot chocolate.
Not that many people will pay attention, but I'm now back in work (for up to 12 weeks) dong work experience.

It's pretty much exactly the work I was looking to do, web development stuffs, and in a location that is pretty much where I was looking to go.

Not sure how much impact this'll have on my art production (not that I have a stable track record anyway...) but expect less art I guess?
  • Listening to: Rush: Workin&#039; them Angels
  • Drinking: Hot chocolate.
I probably shouldn't use dA to write about something like this, but ehh...

Since my contract finishes up at the end of September, and I should have been properly looking for ages by now, I'll make a post about it.

How can you help?


Are you:
In the UK? (Bonus for the North-East England)
Know of/work at a small company who are looking to hire a junior style position?
Is this job web design/PHP programmer/similar?

Then you may be able to help!

Drop me a line pointing to them/yourselves so I can send something in!

What are my experiences?


  • Solid HTML/XML, CSS
  • Good PHP, JS, Lua, SQL
  • Reasonable Java
  • I use Linux as my personal OS, so good experience there
  • I also have my website, link!
  • One year's experience working in web-design, which I won an award for


Any help is much appreciated!
  • Listening to: TimeSplitters: Future Perfect soundtrack
...like really busy.

I feel like there needs to be two of me to keep up, oh well, hopefully the load at work will ease off shortly - although I'm semi doubting that.

In other news


I've gained two awesome books (with a third on the way), 'Level Up: The Guide to Great Video Game Design', 'Action! Cartooning' and 'Fantasy! Cartooning'. So far I've not really spent much time with them, but hopefully I'll learn something with them.

Also, in other news


I've started a complete overhaul of my game 'GlyphAttack', so far it's going well, I should have more of it implemented soonish - and be ready to share it to people.

It's only related to ponies because it uses my Celestia Medium Redux font (which is how I actually got the idea in the first place), I might submit it to that PON-E3 thing if I feel like it.


Anyways... I should probably be doing stuff.


Animations List:


--CLOSED--
The wait list for animations:
  1. Tria04
  2. xxJeffHardyLoverxx
  3. PUFFINSTUDIOS
  4. BoundPrincess
  5. milkywut
  • Listening to: HeyLasFas - Rocket To Insanity