Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

So some of you might have heard that I've been considering doing a patreon special offer in the near future in the form of some double sided acrylic charms featuring Naya and Echo: And today I finally got the sample!

The full order will be put in on March 1st. I will only order 25 of these total- so counting the samples I will have 27 to give out (I'm keeping one!). These will be available to any patrons of the 5+ tier on April 1st. If the amount of patrons at that time exceeds 27 then it will be on a first come first serve basis.

www.patreon.com/posts/24911511

Untitled by Petuniabubbles Untitled by Petuniabubbles Untitled by Petuniabubbles Untitled by Petuniabubbles Untitled by Petuniabubbles Thumbnail by Petuniabubbles

  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Qa 2019 by Petuniabubbles

Additional Rules:
- For DA asks, post them in the comments of this journal.
- Max one question per comment.
- You may ask multiple questions as long as they aren't in the same comment.

Other places to Ask:
DA: Here
Tumblr: ask-prs.tumblr.com/
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Today I finished compiling the first PRS Mega PDF! 

So what is the Mega PDF? It's a 290 page PDF file containing the entire first story arc of PRS along with a bunch of extras! The contents include:

- PRS Chapters 1-8: All annotated with author comments, worldbuilding notes, etc. 
- Character Bios (That are available only in this PDF)
- Chapter 7 and 8 Scripts and Layouts
- The pieces and bits that make up the Chapter 5-6 outlines/scripts with some edited/deleted scenes
- A WIP Map of Kurori
- A collection of concepts and sketches
- All of the 2018 Asks

--

The PDF is available for Patrons of the $10 up through April 5th. After that time it will become unavailable.

www.patreon.com/Nekomata
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Okay, since I forgot to include this with the original rules:

- Eevees and their evolutions are very rare in PRS. Also I'm sick of getting requests for those at streams so I will not accept any further cameos for these. (Have already hit my cap on these)
- Absols are also very rare and I will not use them as cameos.
- I have already hit my cap on Riolu/Lucario
- If your cameo is a less requested Pokemon it is more likely to be used.
- Re-emphasizing the rule about natural designs. Slightly off color (lighter brown than normal, or a little warmer/cooler in a hue) is fine- but drastic changes like a white pikachu will be rejected.

I have already had to delete several cameo submissions for failure to follow the natural design rules.
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
With Chapter 9 coming to a close this week I've begun scripting for Chapter 10. There's a number of crowd scenes I'm anticipating in the chapter so I'm opening up cameos! Below is a link to the rules and form:

  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
So I forgot to mention this back when it was started, but sometime last spring/summer a PRS Dubbed Series was started by :iconlucario-bandit: ! I meant to give a signal boost to the casting call but well- life was buy and I forgot. Oops. The first episode (chapter one!) was completed a few weeks ago. Now Lucario-bandit is working on Chapter 2 and has launched another casting call for the characters to be appearing! Here's a link to the casting call for those interested! The characters up for auditions are:

- Echo (I personally will be giving input on who takes this role since I know Echo's true identity!)
- Amber
- Bern
- Lucy
- Ho-oh
- Raikou


Episode One:

Lucario is learning the ropes on directing, video editing, etc. so please be sure to send tons of positive encouragement!
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi

Howdy, everyone!

First off I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone for all of the support this year! It's been a bit of a rough year over here but y'all make it all bearable! ^_^ As always I want to return all your kindness with as many goodies as I can manage to put together. However, the introductory test of the new request system as well as changes to the request streams have proven a tad bit too much for my work load this past few months. 

Now don't stress- I won't be removing requests as a reward. I quite enjoy doing them for everyone- really! It's more of a reworking of the system to lighten the work load a bit while allowing for people to still get requests here and there. In fact- this new system will hopefully allow me to go a step further and do stuff like backgrounds without being overly disruptive!

But before I get to the request system, I'd like to do a quick overview of some reward changes across the tiers.

$5 Tier:
- Can no longer place absentee requests for request streams

$10 Tier:
+ Can make absentee requests at request streams
- Suggest a sketch for warmups has been removed cause haha... I rarely ever got around to those. =(

$15 Tier:
- No more monthly requests
+ Gets +1 Request Point per month

$25 Tier
- No more monthly requests
+ Gets +2 Request Points per month
+- The 2nd request during streams is now a non-absentee request

--

Simple enough changes. The request points are replacing the monthly requests. Meaning you can save them up and use them whenever (at a max of 2 times a month). Saving them up allows you to redeem more stuff- even stuff I wouldn't have allowed in the past!

1 Point: New Icon Sketch
1 Point: Color a lined thing 

2 Points: New Sketch (+2 Points per extra character)
2 Points: Color and Line a sketch* (+1 Point per extra character)

4 Points: New Sketch with Background (+2 Points Per Extra Character)

6 Points: Background Lines/Colors (+1 Point per extra character)

*(Lines are not done individually for ease of recordings)    

--

You will be able to redeem points using the newly renovated Patron Request Form. An added section for raffle requests has been added to the form to keep it all in one place. You can track your Patron points in the same spreadsheet where the raffle stuff is kept as well. Both links are below.

Additionally I've given ALL patrons 1-3 points based on how long they've been a patron! I may give points for other events in the future as well! 

Patron/Raffle Form: goo.gl/forms/d6EiQMBxYAjbkKiq2
Patron/Raffle Sheets: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

--

Here's to another great year! =D Thanks so much, everyone!

Edit: Upon request, for those who have not submitted a December request may convert your request to points for the new system!
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Hey, everyone! :iconwooled: is having some financial issues and is at risk of dropping out of college as a result. She's got commissions open to try raising the funds she needs to register for classes! Please check out her amazing work and consider ordering a commission from her!

Commissions: Open! by Wooled
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Just in time for the holidays! I've also updated some older uploads to be available on more products other than stickers. I mostly just get stickers though. =) Below are the newest uploads:




  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
I hate to delay updates so soon after returning but long story short:

I got a migraine Wednesday. I'm behind on class. I still sorta have the migraine- not the headache part- but the being sensitive to light part. So I'm supposed to be taking it easy. I also thought it's a great idea to fight Arch Tempered Xeno'Jiiva in MHW with sensitive eyes all afternoon. It was fun but that was a lot of flashing lights and I think my eyes are unhappy. My mom/friends say the migraine symptoms should go away in a few days at worse. I just need to work on class for a few days so PRS is being put on the backburner.

No worries: All is good, just tired and making bad decisions. Nothing new there. I'll definitely make up any missed updates in the schedule ASAP.

Seriously though: AT Xeno is one hecking fun fight. He makes Kirin look easy... but at least he doesn't give me the urge to throw the controller at the TV.
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
009 by Petuniabubbles
Amber: What happened to the last panel?
Mist: Neko deleted it because it was too much linework.
Amber: Wait what?! But it's important!
---
PRS Updates resume November 9th. Updates may be late or delayed as I get back into the swing of things.
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Heya all! Just an update on the hiatus situation. I was hoping to get PRS updating this week or last but the pain in my shoulder has been unusually high since Friday and I'm trying my best to take it easy. It's been a bit up and down and tonight especially is bad. The art I got done last night was under the influence of pain killers which I don't like to use often since they only mask the symptoms. Drawing with painkillers will still worsen the pain in the long run if I don't take it easy. This is why Inktober is behind (partially) as well as other things. I'm hoping the pain will subside back to the usual levels of annoyance by the end of the week.

Bear with me! I swear I want to get working on PRS again soon!
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Yeah. I'm doing inktober again this year. xD Since I don't do the normal inktober with an actual pen on that flat white stuff people carry around I'm just gonna outline my personal rules for this year.

1. I will follow the main Inktober Prompts.
2. When possible, make Nightfall or Sunrise themed art.
3. Only ink brushes allowed in photoshop. If it's not in my ink set, it does not exist.
4. Do not use my usual inking brush. Try new stuff and have fun.
5. Max one hour per drawing (timer starts after sketch is done). This is cause I have other things to do. Also it makes me switch up my style some.
6. Minimize the use of tools like fill bucket, layer blending, etc. Layers are allowed but minimize usage when possible.
8. Absolutely no Pokemon allowed.
7. Have fun!
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
PRS is going on hiatus. I'm feeling really shitty about things right now and am overall pretty burned out. There's been an increase of negative comments both here on DA and SJ lately as well as a user harassing me on Tapas recently. It's getting to be a bit much. I know I should ignore these things and not let it get to me, but it has. Usually I'm most excited after posting a new page, but the last few pages have me feeling not so great about the story and comic. I just feel like the entire comic is a mess and that right now my best isn't good enough for the story I want to tell.

Don't worry. I won't stop working on PRS. I've been a bit depressed/having anxiety lately and I think it's time to step back for a bit seeing as the last few pages have been tough for me to get motivated for- hence the recent delays. I've got the next page sketched- but it's a monster of a page art-wise and even when I'm at my best I doubt the page will be what I want it to be.

This is an indefinite hiatus.
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Howdy, everyone!

So lately I've been getting more questions on how some of the patreon stuff works. So I'm here to explain a bit more about some of the prizes. Nothing is changing today- don't worry- this is more to clarify a few of the more recent changes.

So as you know, I've got a patreon page that has been around for a while. It's grown a lot lately and I'm eternally grateful to the many amazing people who have stopped by to offer their support! Every month I do my best to give my thanks in the form of various goodies and updates. These updates have changed and evolved over the course of my patreon's existence. Things have been added, removed, changed, etc. and will continue to be tweaked as I strive to find a perfect balance of giving everyone the most I can while still minimally interrupting my usual workload on PRS/School/Life. So here's a list of current rewards and how they work- and do note higher tiers include everything from lower tiers.

The $1 Tier
- Early Access to PRS Pages. Whenever a buffer is present all patrons get to see the pages up to a week early on Smackjeeves. You must link your Smackjeeves and Patreon accounts for this.
- Access to doodles/Concepts. I don't upload these often but any and all doodles/concept art that I do upload will go on patreon for all patrons. These remain up forever.

The $5 Tier
- Postcards! Every month I send out a postcard to everyone. People are welcome to opt out of this if they feel uncomfortable sharing their address. Currently I'm thinking of changing these to sending two postcards every other month just to reduce the time spent filling out addresses as the number of patrons goes up. You'll still get one card per month you are a patron- I just won't be mailing them out every month.
- Stickers! This isn't a monthly reward. Every so often I'll include stickers with the postcards.
- Desktop Wallpapers - Twice a month you'll get a 1920x1080 wallpaper to use! Only the most recent wallpapers remain on patreon. They are regularly cleared out after a certain amount of time.
- Priority in Request Streams - Officially patrons must be present to request at streams. Unofficially, I don't usually enforce it. When present, a patron's request gets bumped to the front of the list!
- Access to High-Res PRS Pages: Self explanatory. I post the full res versions of each page on Patreon the same day as the public upload.

The $10 Tier
- Access to videos! Every week I upload an art process video. These will be patron-only for about 6-8 months before going public. Most often they are just sped up recordings of various drawings/comic pages I've made.
- Warm-up Sketch Suggestions: Not quite a sketch request, but sometimes before working on stuff I'll do some warm ups. I'll check the suggestions left by people and pull from there first before wandering to other random things. There is no guarantee these will be done.
- PDFs, Sneaks, Scripts, Layouts: All the behind the scenes goodies. These are mostly dumped in the patreon after a chapter ends. Usually starting with Annotated PDFs of a chapter, outlines, scripts, layouts, etc. If I get any sneak-peak worthy stuff before the next chapter goes up, this is the tier that gets it. These will stay up for a while and eventually be removed after a few chapters pass by.

The $15 Tier
- PRS PSD Access: Every week a new PSD file of recent/past PRS pages goes up. So far we've been going off buffer since I started sharing these maybe a year ago. We've nearly caught up with the current pages though. Once we catch up it'll be the week of/after the page went up. Right now I have no plans of removing older uploads of patreon but I may do so in the future.
- Non-Stream Requests! Patrons of this tier can make a sketch request similar to how they work in request streams. More on this below.

The $25 Tier
- These patrons get a 2nd turn in Request Streams (Must still be present.. if I enforce that rule.)
- Gets a full request or icon request each month. More on requests below...
- Access to any non-commission PSD (Upon Request- max 2 a month)
- Access to high-res of any non-commission art file (Upon Request - max 2 a month)
- Access to any unedited recording/video file (Upon Request - max 1 a month)

---

Request rules and guidelines:

There are two types of requests: Stream requests and Patron requests. I'm clarifying since there has been confusion on these. The stream requests are what I take during request streams and have a separate form from that of the patron requests.

All Requests
- No NSFW/Fetish Requests
- No more Eevee/lutions (With some exceptions)
- One character per Request
- I have the right to refuse any request for any reason

Stream Requests
- Done in a 3-7 hour long request stream
- Broken down into 3 parts (Sketch, Lines, Colors). Each part uses up one turn.
- Must be present at the stream to request (Not always enforced)
- Uses Request Stream form
- 25$ Tier gets 2 turns.

Patron Requests
- Done off stream whenever time allows
- Broken down into 2 parts (Sketch as one, Lines/Colors as the other.) Each part uses one request.
- Must fill out form each month to submit request.
- Uses Monthly Patron Form
- 25$ Tier can request a full start to finish request or a colored Icon request.
- Request can be for 1/4th of a PRS page.

Requesting PRS Pages:
- Patrons can use their patron request to contribute to a PRS Page instead
- PRS Pages are broken into 4 parts/turns. (Sketch/Lines/Flats/Shading)
- Every 4 requests for a PRS Page adds one bonus page to the schedule.
- Bonus page is started after 4 requests are put in.

---

I hope this clears some things up!
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
It's Request Stream Night! Same rules as always apply:

- Patrons of the $5+ tiers get priority.

- *Only people who are considered regulars can request. This is to prevent random people from popping in, making a request, then leaving immediately after while never participating in any other stream, SJ/DA activities, the discord, etc. etc.

- You must be present when your turn comes or you will be skipped. Again, to prevent people from popping in and leaving. (Exceptions are Patrons and the most amazing regulars!)

- No NSFW or fetish requests.

- You may request I line a previously requested sketch or color a previously lined request. The previous request does not need to be your own.

- Requests should be placed via the request form.

- Don't forget to rpovide references

- I have the right to refuse any request for any reason.

- If there are no more people on the list, we start over from the beginning! (Time allowing)


picarto.tv/Nekomata
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
I feel like I only ever post journals as status updates to PRS or work stuff. So here's one that's slightly less work/PRS related and more personal/fun. Don't worry- your usual PRS status update will be at the end.

So- hopefully everyone has been having a great summer so far. For any fellow Texans- please stay indoors today. It's hot. I've mostly been busy with this summer industry course where we have people from an animation studio work with us for 10+ weeks. It's been... Brutal- but a lot of fun and definitely a good learning experience. We're on week 9 (12 if we count our 'negative' weeks) and the finish line is in sight! I'm not sure I'll be sharing the finished animation here since it's a group project and all. I might show it in a future stream, though! Our industry mentors have been a huge help in making this all happen- even if they've sent my group into panic mode on a regular basis.

With that ending soon I'll hopefully have a little more time to work on art (oh no, entering update territory: ABORT) - but also more time for GAMES! I'm sure absolutely no one here has noticed, but I'm a big fan of the Monster Hunter Series. With the Behemoth update to MHW coming right as my summer course 'ends' you can bet I'm spending a day to scream and throw bugs at that monster for loot. And then MHW for PC comes out a week later. If anyone is going to get the game, feel free to drop by the PRS discord- we've got a channel just for MH. Our squad leaders are more than happy to help newbies out... There's absolutely NO chance we'll drop you into a highly lethal situation for laughs

Then a few weeks after that MHGU comes out on switch (RIP any hope of a consistent update schedule). I will be nabbing this as well as MHW. We're expecting a few members of the Bagel Brigade (our squad) to end up with both games- some will get one or the other. =) Always room for more people to die- er.... Play with! 

Sometime in the middle of that mess I'll be in Vancouver for this year's SIGGRAPH conference. I forget what day that'll be but holy heck am I excited for weather that isn't in the triple digits. =D It'll be a fun trip- I've never been to Canada before. 

---

As for more work-related stuff:

I haven't gone and responded to comments in a while- but know that your comments on the Giratuna upload are golden and pure. Giratuna will be available on Redbubble sometime this week, probably. Best typo ever. (It stayed in the script, too.)

PRS is looking at a August 10th return. I've got some progress on sketching various pages of the chapter... Not necessarily in order though. The end of the chapter is sketched, the next two pages are sketched... And one random page in the middle. There's some method to this madness. Maybe. Seeing as hell week begins I probably won't finish any pages in time for patron early access. I'll try though!

Also my friends over at the Pokemon Crossroads Forum want me to advertise and attract new members. I'm staff there and am in charge of the comics section. I host some art/comic related events on occasion and would like to encourage people to drop by and have fun. It's a pretty chill place. If there's enough activity I'll restart the bonus page incentives over at PXR. Maaaybe. If I'm still alive at the end of this summer course.

- Neko
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World / Generations
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Okay... so as we all know PRS has been on an unexpected long hiatus since the start of chapter 9. This is in part due to a very rigorous course I'm taking for my graduate degree. The other part is a mix of... not quite depression- but just an over abundance of negativity and a severe lack of motivation to draw. Oh- and pain. Shoulder pain has been bad due to the extended work hours I've been doing for class.

Recently two comics I've followed for a long time have decided to end their run. It's always sad to see favorites come to an end- but I fully support the authors in their decision. Comic making is a very time consuming and exhausting process- especially when you've been working on one story for years. Without the proper motivation working on a comic can feel more and more like a chore to the point an author can grow to resent it. I respect any author who chooses to end a project to prevent that burden from wearing them out. I will not name the comics- but if you know which I'm speaking of, please be respectful and supportive of their authors. It is never a decision that is made lightly.

That said, whenever a comic ends partway through I stop and think 'why' I'm working on PRS- not in a way of 'should I quit' but more to revisit what keeps me going. I started PRS over 5 years ago. Over those years it's been an up and down roller coaster of emotions. There were many points where I wanted to quit. Points where I let what others said about my work influence my own enjoyment of it. Not nice things. There were events that made me feel resentment towards my own project. Then there was the crippling self-loathing; a feeling that no matter what I did it'd never be good enough.

Despite all of this I've somehow managed to keep pushing forward with the project. I've since cut ties with more toxic communities (one more to go, I think) and focused on all the good that working on PRS has done. It's been a great learning experience and one of the most influential parts of my improvement as an artist. More importantly it has brought me together with some truly amazing people like those in the PRS Discord channel. It's been people like them that have helped me learn to work on PRS for myself despite everything. I'd like to give a big THANKS to all those who've been so supportive over the years.

Two-ish years ago I promised that I planned to work on PRS til then end. While I don't know what the future holds- I'd like to say that I still have every intention of continuing. ^_^ Please bear with the delays- we'll hopefully be back next month~!

- Neko
  • Listening to: Proof of a Hero
  • Reading: My obiturary draft
  • Watching: DuckTales~! WOO-OOO
  • Playing: Monster Hunter World
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi