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yes.. it has been a really, really long time. I've had such a lack of self-discipline and I've gotten really lazy so I'm gonna try and fix that with commissions. probably not a GREAT idea but i know a lot of people have been wanting commissions from me.

some notes:
  • first cintiq commissions! expect these to be a lot speedier than my previous ones.
  • first clip studio paint commissions! this also means they will be done faster as this program is much nicer to me than Sai and Flash.
  • they're also going to be more expensive
  • I reserve my right to refuse service to anyone and in this case I do not owe you an explanation. Some things I just don't want to draw, don't take it personally.
  • Some may not live up to the quality of personal art. If you've ever done commissions before you know that your creative brain just works differently when you're doing art for work. It's not in my control but trust me I do my best to make paid work at least decent.
  • Commissions will unfortunately not be first come first serve. More expensive ones will be worked on first, as they've been listed.
  • I am completely open to refunds as long as I haven't started on your commission yet.
things may be more or less expensive depending on how good i am at drawing them. since i try to make everything look good this basically just means it takes more work to draw some things.

list of least to most experience with drawing/least to most expensive:

  1. felids, canids, mustelids.
  2. most hooved animals
  3. feathered dinosaurs, dragons, most quadruped mythical creatures.
  4. most birds such as owls, hawks, falcons and eagles.
  5. reptiles, spiders, moths, bees.
  6. mechanoids/robots, machinery (iterators from Rain World are an exception i'm fairly decent at drawing them)
  7. p e o p l e
other things not listed i most likely won't want to draw, but feel free to ask.

HOW TO ORDER

-send me a note.
-specify which kind you want, base price ranges are listed below. if you want something that doesn't fit the options you can still describe it in your order but the chances of me accepting it are low.
-you can pay with either points or paypal. rate is $1.00 = 100:points: . If paying with points do not send them directly to me, but rather let me make a widget for you to use.
-price is based on minimum wage + complexity of character + style of commission + estimated time to complete + mental/physical energy cost + the 10+ years i spent learning how to draw
-i do a lot of different, varying styles. i encourage you to pick something(s) from my gallery as an example for the style you want, otherwise i'll just do whatever i feel like and it may or may not be what you wanted.
-please be specific. if you are envisioning something, give me an outline of what that is. even if your description is abstract, anything helps.
-i will probably ask questions about what you want, so if you are inactive on deviantart it would be nice to have an alternative way to contact you such as discord or twitter DMs.

Some good things to specify are:
  • pose
  • expression
  • angle the character is facing (e.g towards the screen, slightly off, 3/4, etc)

Categories


Semi-realistic Portrait

$20.00 - $40.00

mata ref 2018 by rythiianFirestar - 10 year difference by rythiian


carma ref by rythiian


Not strictly refs (I just use this style for most of the ones I do,) these use thin, fine lines (usually 4 pixels thick) and flat color.
Best results with feline characters. Aim for semi-realism while preserving expressive characteristics such as style of face and body type.
They usually have a transparent background and prioritize detail.
Lines will not always be perfectly smooth--curved lines will most likely be made up of multiple strokes.
Cell shading and multiple characters is optional but will drive up the price.

Slots:
1. Sabertoothgirl (done)
2.
3.

Soft Vector

$15.00 - $30.00

i saw a woman so beautiful i started crying by rythiian[CLOSED] Invae Adoptables - Seasonal Drinks by rythiianSet Price Invae Adopts (sold out!) by rythiian
More cartoony and stylized. Charm and expression is prioritized. A great style for adoptables and stickers.
Thick, sharp lines (9-12 pixels thick) that are individually recolored to compliment the fill colors.
Good for cute, round characters.
Soft brush coloring is optional.
Transparent background

Slots:
1.
2.
3.

Soft Portrait

$12.00 - $25.00

sorry darling by rythiianzoey by rythiian
fsdfdfsdg by rythiianmistpool by rythiian
A middle ground for me. I usually do these when I want to doodle characters that are defined by their colors.
Varies a lot so please specify an example. Outlines are thick and colored, but more loosely than vectors.

Slots:
1. BackwaterOtter
2.
3.
4.

Things I will NOT draw for you: (note, all because something isn't specifically listed here doesn't mean I can't refuse to draw it. Don't loophole.)
  • NSFW or anything that implies it
  • Hard gore
  • Problematic shipping (pedophilia, incest, non-consensual, etc)
  • Characters you don't own unless the creators are openly OK with fanart
  • "Genderswaps," for lack of a better word, unless the character already has a canon genderswapped version of themself and is strictly not sexualized.
Fandoms I won't draw for:
  • Most anime
  • Most youtubers (ask)
  • Some cartoons (ask)
  • Live action films/shows
  • pretty much anything that isnt listed in games / fandoms here:
likesi love to talk about myself
animals
cats / birds / owls / rodents / spiders / bees / moths / snakes
colors
black / purple / any light greyish colors / warm browns
games
beasts of bermuda / the isle / primal carnage / rimworld / trials of ascension / ark / don't starve (together) / rain world / stardew valley / starbound / flight rising / niche / shelter 2 / pokemon / skyrim / portal 2 / skullgirls / minecraft / undertale / transformice
fandoms
steven universe / gravity falls / adventure time / rick and morty / camp camp / eddsworld / HTTYD / gray folie / warriors / guardians of ga'hoole / rimworld tales / crash zoom / mystery skulls animated / MLP 
other things
coffee / space / snow / rain / dragons / dinosaurs / fantasy


Discounts


I don't really do discounts but if you're a patreon you can deduct a month's payment from the price of one commission.
ey mata, why haven't you posted in 2 months?

mata, why haven't you posted anymore pages of The Brotherhood?

mata, what ever happened to those 6,834 things you promised?


my insurance expired and i no longer have therapy or medical help and am living off my last refills of medication and i can barely sketch a single drawing and we have not been able to find a mental health center close enough for me to go to appointments that also has insurance that applies to me. i have been coping by playing video games, doodling, and other things that probably arent healthy but are less unhealthy than sitting in bed crying all day

i start many things but only a very VERY select few actually get finished, and usually they aren't close to the "finished" product that I had in mind. I am literally incapable of doing and creating the things that I want to when I want to and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it right now.

i post my sketches on twitter, and am still uploading pages for Flawed Code (a loose low-effort practice comic based on a warriors AU) on my patreon.

twitter: twitter.com/mataschmata

patreon: www.patreon.com/mataschmata (It is not 18+, was incorrectly flagged and im working on getting it fixed)
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feel free to put my name in it but please do not tag me.

if my commissions aren't open i'm definitely not giving out free art. it's basically just asking for free art and the answer from me is no and it being christmas doesnt change that especially since i have less time during holidays.

i've already made a journal about this before but a few people have already tagged me this month and crytyping doesn't make it any less obvious that you're intentionally tagging me

sorry to be kinda aggressive not in a great mood right now, very tired and irritated that i need to say this a 2nd time.
Ok so im gonna make up a little thing that I had a lot of fun trying out

basically, you use the game rimworld to generate and write a warrior cats story. i know that sounds super dumb but it was genuinely a Lot of fun when I did it, it does require a lot of roleplaying and imagination so keep that in mind

here's how i did it, all things are optional, just there for immersion:

-permadeath optional but highly recommended. this means you can't save-scum and have to deal with major losses.

-install Prepare Carefully mod so you can make your characters, set their names, stats, skills, passions, etc etc

-do a Tribal start

-if you want a little more immersion download Beast Man Tribes and make your characters lynxes (can do this with Prepare Carefully by choosing a tribal start and randomizing your character until you get a lynx, then customizing everything else)

-Psychology and People Can Change are good mods for character development (however PCC is very barebones and hard to control so I wouldn't recommend it)

-if you plan to do multiple generations download Children & Pregnancy. Infants don't work with BMT yet so you have to set the birth age as 4. Restrict their zones to the nursery.

-apprentices get warrior suffix at 18. you can choose when they get paw suffix as kids in Rimworld are fairly capable.

-In new version you can set rank names so you can change them to leader/medicine/deputy as needed

-other tribes are rival clans, spacers/colonies are optional depending on your relationship with them, robonoids are foreign threats (dogs, twolegs, wild animals, etc)

-only give characters bionic parts to repair disabilities and scars. characters getting prosthetic/bionic parts signify a character overcoming a disability as cats are naturally very adaptable.

-characters become Elders when they get their first age-related chronic health debuff

-to get "prophecies from StarClan" have your medicine cat make art and use the art's description as the prophecy. this is just for fun and doesn't affect the game at all but it can make for some nice story elements when it applies. art is for recording major events in the game, but sometimes the descriptions have cryptic details that have nothing to do with the event.

i might come up with more ideas later?? but im gonna do some playthroughs of this and let you guys know what happens. it'd be cool if other people could try this too and tell me what happens in their story!!
yoooo so like

i have sciatica!! and ive been in horrible pain for about half a year. i dont know if its sciatica, but that matches my symptoms best without making a huge deal out of it

im pretty sure it's because my computer chair sucks, and im in my chair for almost the entire day every day

i haven't done much expecting it go away, but it's been months and when I sit down for a prolonged period of time it hurts like HELL so

i think for a couple days i'm gonna avoid sitting, and just lay down and do stretches.

for y'all this means the next page for TBH is gonna be delayed, and for patrons it means the same for page 3 of Flawed Code
thank you so much for the birthday wishes everyone. i read them all but i dont have the energy to reply to them all right now i hope that is understandable
few new things I decided to do for my patreon, which can be found here: www.patreon.com/mataschmata

first of all, i originally wanted to make it so that videos on my YT would be posted in advance--then I decided I didn't want to do this. i don't know what the laws are, but it feels wrong to be possibly making a profit off of my YT when most of my videos contain copyrighted music.

secondly, i used to do livestreams often but stopped due to low turnout and stress. when i get 10+ patrons i'll start doing these again, however, only patrons and my friends will have access to them.

thirdly and probably most importantly, i decided that all patrons will get a little simple, cartoony headshot of their characters when they become a patron. if you're already a patron feel free to send me a reference of who you want me to use. i will only be doing animals, so sorry if you wanted to use a human character.

all patreon benefits are still available with $1. i don't ever plan on having anything higher than that.

i will be including these headshots along with your patreon name at the end of every video i post on my YT.

again i don't really need money since i get support from my family, but i really hate being dependent on them for money and it would be nice to make a little bit of my own income which is why i decided to start a patreon at all.
im leaving for a little while.

there are some things i need to think about and some things i need to *not* think about.

if you see me anywhere, please do not message me. i will not be on discord either so don't expect me to reply to anything

i will still post art if/when i draw it.

this isn't because of what anyone did or what anyone said etc etc. the reasons i cant actually say, its my business, do not ask about it.

i dont know when ill be back. might just be as short as a day or two, might be longer than a week. please do not expect anything of me during this time. im tired. im incapable. i do not have the energy to do anything for anyone right now.
happy birthday :iconnovlce: i miss you terribly
I know I said I wasn't gonna join MAPs so I could work on my comic, and i'm posting this journal on impulse. however i'll have time to think about it so posting this in case i do decide to take a part.


after all the maps i've been in i've been trying to learn what i can and cannot do and where my inspiration comes from. it's a work in progress but i know a bit about myself now that i can specify.

the reason i'm reaching out for invites to MAPs and not going and applying myself is because i literally cannot tell what MAPs are still being hosted. There's a lot of "OPEN" maps up on youtube that the host has given up on and ignores all comments/questions about it. I feel if I tried to apply it'd be slow to find a host that 1. still plans on completing the map 2. can reply to me in a timely manner 3. actually accepts me into the map. i'd end up having to apply to multiple MAPs at once, and then i'd end up swamped with parts if too many were accepted.

anyway, what i'm looking for is:

1. multifandom MAPs. im kind of burnt out drawing my OCs and warrior cats.
2. MAPs with REALLY long/flexible deadlines. I usually take over 2-3 months to do MAP parts, sometimes (usually) more.
3. Hosts that actually will go through the trouble of maintaining deadlines and accepting parts instead of just giving up on it without telling anyone

Sorry for being so specific, but I want to have fun. I don't care about exposure so how fun it is for me is my entire source of motivation. If not for fun there's no point.
fOOR PATRONS www.patreon.com/mataschmata

i will be uploading it here in a week
so a while ago i attempted patreon and it was kind of dumb so i've revamped it

basically its just $1 and you get to see The Brotherhood pages in advance and videos in advance and other things i dont post and i also plan to do patron-only livestreams at some point if it does well

but Yeah read the about page for more info on why im doing it etc 

www.patreon.com/mataschmata
SO theres a thing I want to talk about!! its pretty important for anyone who wants to know about my comic The Brotherhood

I submitted the prologue page a while ago, which was dumb of me because I actually didn't have a first page in mind yet! However I can say with certainty that the first page will be here very soon. It's quite short, but it's the official start of the story. The lineart for it is done, but I'm still trying to figure out what kind of style I want to do it in when it comes to coloring and shading. Part of me wants to have no designated style in the comic at all, because that's easiest for me, but I'm gonna at least try to have a stable style for a while.

Important thing here: VERY SOON I will be unlisting every piece of TBH art/animation on my YouTube and DeviantArt. I am going to pretty much reduce the entirety of TBH to nothing until the first page comes out, at which point it would be just the comic. I will be relisting the videos, art, and new character refs as the story catches up with them. Sadly, this also includes all the backstory that either will never be mentioned in the story or will be mentioned very, very later on. At the point the comic is starting, Tiir and every other main character's story begins before the comic actually starts, which means some important parts of their character is left out.

A big reason I'm doing this is because my story has a LOT of twists, reveals, and plot development that I want readers to be able to figure out themselves. Basically I'm avoiding spoilers. I also want readers to be able to figure out backstory themselves when my characters drop subtle hints.

All refs from now on will be drawn as the character would be on the first page they appear on. Again, this is to avoid spoilers. It will also only show appearance, everything else about them has to be figured out, unlike past refs where I would reveal gender, sexuality, personality traits, tidbits of backstory, and anything else that would give insight to their character. To know them at all beyond appearance you absolutely have to read the comic and wait for pages to come out.

I'm gonna say that right now, feel free to keep my art in your likes/favorites. I would appreciate if anyone who has a video link or art saved would not share it after The Great Unlisting for obvious reasons.

That's pretty much it. My TBH art will be pretty much gone very soon. It might be at the end of the week, more or less. If you want to look at it or anything do that now.

Also, when I get my map parts done, this comic will be my top priority. I will not be taking commissions or any more map parts for a very long time.

Thats it. Thank you so much to anyone who read, it means a lot to see so much support of this thing I've spent 4+ years developing. 
hey!! I still have 5 parts remaining open in my latest MAP



if anyone is willing to volunteer i would super duper appreciate it!
of all the meaningless and stupid journals i make these are the ones that people care least about but wHY NOT

-Did you get your heart broken?: no

-Did you change at all this year?: im happier i think

-Did you dye your hair?: i kept meaning to but i never got around to it

-Did you get your hair cut?: same as above

-Did you change your style?: my art style yeah!! i decided i dont have to stick to the same style all the time

-Did you get good grades?: nope i dropped out cause im dumb fdsfsdg

-Did you drive?: no 

-Did you move at all?: nope

-Did you go on any vacations?: Nope but i like staying at home


YOUR LOVE LIFE

-Did you break up with anyone?: no

-Did you meet anyone special?: ...yes

-Did you fall in love?: hMMM not really

-Are you going into 2018 with a boyfriend/girlfriend/datefriend?: no thank god


FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

-Did you meet any new friends this year?: yes!!! i met soooo many really amazing people and really cool people

-Did any of your friendships end?: y e a h

-Did you dislike anyone?: very

-Did you make any new enemies?: HMM i guess it would depend on who considers me an enemy

-Did you resolve any fights?: hmm sort of

-Who was your closest friend?: PROBably marley

-Did you grow apart from anyone?: yeah but it doesnt bother me that much

-Do you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships?: No

-Have you had your birthday yet?: yes the same birthday as the person i stole this from (nov 12)

-Pulled an all nighter?: yes like 365 times

-Drank Starbucks?: every fucking day dfsgfdhdf

-Bought something(s)?: yes

-Met someone special who changed your life?: YEAH!!


INTIMATE DETAILS

-What are you thinking about?: how to answer this question,, i legitimately can't think of any actual answers to tht

-Would you get married if you could right now?: noooo

-How did you feel when you woke up today?: i had a really cool dream but i can hardly remember it now

-Are you good at hiding your feelings?: i try to but i let things slip sometimes but not enough that it actually makes anyone concerned which is Good

-Have you ever had a really big fight with a best friend?: yeah

-Do you like to have long hair or short hair?: hmmmm i like having short hair but im too attached to my hair to cut it tbh 

-Would you be able to tell someone you love them, even if you didn't feel it?: no. i used to do that and it hurts both parties in the long run to be dishonest like that, if i don't feel it or i'm uncomfortable saying it i'm going to tell them and i trust them to understand

-Which of your friends do you argue with the most?: i never really argue with my friends, except the friends i'm not friends with anymore

-How many texts are in your inbox?: none

-Who was your last text message from?: kenzie i think

-Who was the last person you rode in a car with?: my mom she's the only person who i trust to drive me anywhere sfdsgsdg

-Who made your profile picture?: mE

-Would you rather smile over a lie or cry over the truth?: cry over the truth. if you lie to me i'll know and it'll make me feel worse

-What’s on your bedroom floor right now?: uhh my tablet, a few cups, things for my trich (tweezers etc), my pill box, sketchbook, phone, 3ds, various other things

-Do you trust people too easily?: no but also yes sort of

-Are you satisfied with what you currently have in life?: yes. i'm not satisfied with myself but i have people who love me and everything i could possibly need to be content

-Last thing you ate?: chicken!! i feel bad eating chicken but i try not to think about what it is afddsgdgd

-How many people are you texting?: none

-Will you be in bed within twenty minutes?: my going to bed mood is literally a light switch, within the same 30 seconds i will be both completely awake and then under the covers with the lights off

-What is the last non-alcoholic beverage you had?: hot chocolate
SOMEONE GAVE ME A 3-MONTH CORE

THEYRE ANONYMOUS?? WH???

THANK U SO MUCH WHOEVER U ARE
i think!! on christmas if im not too busy i MIGHT do a livestream for the first time in forever

i'll probably be doing requests for the warrior cats challenge! (and finally get that one last commission done asdsadg)

nO promises though, i honestly dont know how i'll feel tomorrow or if i'll be too busy to stream
edit: I ACCIDENTILY WROTE "PLEASE PING ME" IM SORRY I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I MADE THAT MISTAKE

HHGHGHGHFDSGD a few people have already but dont feel bad about it or feel like i'm calling you out its okay!! i'm super super flattered that anyone would put me in their wishlists

BUT it is literally asking for free art. if you have someone in your wishlist and they aren't already offering free art don't ping them, I feel like it should only be for references from your friends to get you a gift commission from them or something,, but that's just my opinion other artists might feel a lot differently!

so please don't @ or ping me in your wishlists, you can put me in there but don't ping me with a mention, i am not making anyone free art and it just makes me feel kind of bad when people do that