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*beats head on wall*

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 19, 2015, 2:31 PM



I can be such an idiot when it comes to forcing myself to stop my bad habits.

I convince myself I’ll never take on that much work again. Then I beat myself up for making that decision and feel pressured to get back to churning out what people want and being stressed for taking time for anything else.

And then I’m stressed for NOT taking time away and watching life hurtle past me at a rate I can’t grasp.

I’m just really done with it and I know my partner and friends will help me to stop this addiction and cycle of convincing myself I have no self-worth without my constant work. I have trouble convincing myself that people will want to see my personal work again too. That’s my fault for delving so deep in pandering to niche audiences. It worked, hell it worked really, really well. Way better than planned. But I know the friends I have made will be supportive, even if those who are there only for the niche content may fade away in the absence of it.

And I'm sorry that I let the better commission market at Fur Affinity take me away from the people I've known for years here. I have friends and support in both places. I don't feel people here really want to see the work I'm producing over there. I don't know. I feel disconnected from a lot of my work lately. But I know I can pick myself up again.

Honestly I am terrified to NOT be busy. I don’t know why. I guess an alcoholic doesn’t always know why being sober is so terrifying either. But I’m done with regressing again and again.

Not sure what's in store just yet. But what happens will happen when my mind is ready for it and I have confidence that it'll be solid.




Thank you!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 2, 2015, 8:20 AM



Thanks for such a quick turnout on commissions! I'm sorry not everyone who wanted a slot could get one, I hope I can get more slots open after this round to keep folks satisfied!

To those who really don't want to use the form and insist on using notes, I'm sorry at I can't attend to them - the form is a necessity for me right now and I just don't have an efficient way to answer notes and comments in the order I've received them on 5+ accounts and keep track of everything. I want to ensure all the info is organized and in one place so I don't somehow miss a person's commission. I also can't guarantee slots for people if they don't submit the form. I want to be as fair as possible but it's tough now with folks being on so many different sites!

And thank you for the responses on Patreon, it helped a lot to see exactly what projects people are most likely to fund and by how much, and what sort of things you want to see. Some of the advice people gave was really solid and it gave me more things to think about. I won't be asking about it again until I'm ready to launch one, so I'm sorry to those who don't like it or are annoyed by my prying for more answers. It's just that my art content has shifted since I last inquired for ideas and I am seeing so many Patreon accounts now that I am not sure what direction to go. The answers helped me to solidify things more.

 For the few who left very negative responses - I understand some people's distaste with Patreon. If I do one, I won't be constantly posting journals to advertise it. I just have a dream project I would love to share someday, and those who truly want to be a part of it are appreciated!

-Jay


SLOTS CLOSED

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 1, 2015, 1:04 PM



All slots are taken! Thanks guys! :D

Progress can be tracked here. Those who made it to the slots will receive an invoice from me shortly!

-Jay


So the whole Patreon thing...

Journal Entry: Fri May 29, 2015, 11:21 AM



I'm not saying I'm gonna do one but I am curious if you guys would be so kind as to take this poll on it for me if you can spare the time? All questions are optional so feel free to skip some if desired!

docs.google.com/forms/d/1W6fc7…

Just feeling around on it first, not looking to make any moves yet. My work load is way too large for me to commit to much art at this point and I may have to do a lot less in the future though. Patreon might give me the opportunity to actually keep making art, especially for projects like my comic stories. I know everyone is making these and I'm not really behind the idea when they have no focus other than "give me money so I don't have to get a job" kind of attitude. This would be focused and dedicated work, if that's what people would be interested in backing.

As a note, my main art will still be available (no pay walls), I'm not planning to stop doing commissions, and I'm not planning to quit my full time career for it. It's just that I hope I can pull back on the freelance jobs on the side and actually somehow dedicate to my life dream at least a tiny bit? I gave up my most passionate project that I worked on for over 15 years about a a year or so ago but maybe somehow I can revisit it someday. I don't know, may be overly wishful thinking.

(And yes, if the Mechanima route is taken one day, I will have solid writing and some pages done ahead of time.)

But thanks for taking the time to check out the poll!
-Jay


Commissions Returning June 1st

Journal Entry: Thu May 28, 2015, 9:32 AM



Limited slots will be returning on June 1st, including a Summer Special.

Stay tuned for more info! :D

-Robo-Shark


GAH

Journal Entry: Thu May 14, 2015, 7:42 AM



I MISS Y'ALL 'KAY

I know I am way, way behind on replying to things, and I am sorry I have responded to so few posts both art-wise and journals/comments/etc-wise too. I've been producing lots of art, just on different sites, mostly. But I am going to get some things going here again soon.

Most likely I'll remain swamped until about August. But after that, I will be doing my darndest to get some more activity going on this account too. Thanks so much for those who've stuck by even though I haven't been the most talkative friend as of late. I still love ya and your work too. 

-Jay


Inactive.

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 19, 2015, 8:27 AM



I'm sorry guys. The stress of my job on top of freelance and commissions has just really taken its toll and after fighting for a long time to try to make it as an artist I'm tired and I just want to come home at night and take care of myself and spend time with people I love. I need exercise and to eat right and to sleep well. I'm tired of getting sick and being in pain because I don't take care of myself properly. I've been fighting back and forth on this for so long and I just have to stop and accept that I need to prioritize rest over constantly working myself to death, and the best way to do it is to stop adding more to my constantly growing to-do list.

I have a few commissions left and a few trades. Then it will be mostly plush from there on out as I need to fulfill rewards and finish some work for direct sales, which you can find on my plush account Patchwork-Shark. I don't know how much I will be posting here.

I don't intend to fully leave art behind! But things will be a lot more quiet. I know I haven't responded to a lot of messages and I barely comment on anyone's art anymore. I just lack the energy to keep up. Please don't take it too personally if you don't hear from me very often, and I apologize if I no longer post here over time. I loved sharing my work with you all and seeing your work too, and it has been an amazing decade of awesome times with you guys. I hope to still keep in touch when I'm able!

Thanks!
-Jay


Contest, Life Updates and Stuff!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 9, 2015, 9:19 AM



Life hasn't really slowed down but it has been more fun since I've been spending more time away from work and going to the beach, playing games, and otherwise relaxing :) This weekend was awesome, with good times at the aquarium where we got to pet sharks, sting rays, and other animals, and at the beach where we saw a wild dolphin, lots of crabs and other little critters, and I even managed to get in the freezing cold water thanks to Kal. We played some old school games on the N64 too.

The more I spend time away from working, the more I realize that there's more important things in life. This article and others like it really speak to me - the older I get, the more I want to spend my time experiencing life - seeing the world, spending time with people and with nature, taking care of myself and just being happy. Drawing does make me happy, but it's become so synonymous with work now that I am having to try to separate it from a constant revolving work schedule and remember that the reason I ever started drawing in the first place was for the enjoyment of it. I didn't use it for praise, money, or anything but fun.

I'm starting to shift my focus from trying to have my dream job to just having a job that pays the bills and isn't too taxing on my time and health so that I can enjoy the time I do have where I'm not working. I don't think I'll be able to get to a  point where my commissions pay enough for me to work full time as a commission artist, and that's okay, maybe it's better that art becomes a hobby for me rather than a constant weight on my shoulders. I'm still going to keep taking them for now but in smaller increments, like I have this month. I'll be less and less active online over time I think though, I want to spend more time with people in person than on the web. I apologize that I'll be less likely to comment and talk with people as much now but I'll be around when I can!

I do want to work towards affording a PC tower in the future and updating my monitor and possibly my tablet someday - I'm using 7-8 year old equipment and a laptop, which just isn't enough to comfortably handle the art software (and maybe games!) I want to be able to run. I'd like to raise some for a nice high grade camera too, for higher quality and rapid-fire photos. I also very much would like to save up for a collapsible kayak so I can get closer to the wildlife at the beach like the kayakers we saw this weekend did with a dolphin. :D All goals I'm going to try to aim for over time.

Expect more plush on Patchwork-Shark soon, most of my art has been on Fur Affinity as of late so feel free to follow me under the name Poofy-Shark if you're interested (it's mostly babyfur oriented, in the perfectly clean, cute, nostalgic sense of it; I enjoy happy playful simple art a lot lately hahah).

Also go check out TwitchyKalgante 's Design a Dream Doll Contest! 3600 points in prizes! I'm gonna be entering later on when I have the chance!

-Jay


March Commission Slots Closed

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 26, 2015, 7:08 AM



Opening a few days early as TwitchyKalgante will be here soon and I wanna get at least a few commissions done before he is here, since I'll be spending weekends doin' stuff :B

Pricing and Info Here!

Please send references and what kind of commission you are looking for to sharkcommissions@gmail.com to claim a spot! PLEASE email me as it makes things much easier for me when I'm crossposting commissions to several accounts and sites, thank you so much!

-Jay


Other Places to Find Me

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 24, 2015, 8:13 AM



I know DA is getting more and more quiet, so I might as well put it out there that I can keep in touch with folks other places too:


Fur Affinity
Facebook (just starting up the page, gonna upload soon!)
Tumblr (art and reblogs)

I'll try to keep these places updated frequently so feel free to keep in touch there! If you're looking for my "poofy" and plush accounts, those can also be found on FA and Tumblr under the same names.

Thanks!
Jay


Feeling better!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 17, 2015, 10:03 AM



Last weekend I just drew art for the fun of it, finished some plushies for the con, and spent time coloring, watching stuff, going for walks, and playing games with friends, and I really do feel a lot better! I played Minecraft for the first time with Zeta-Neubourn who's teaching me the ins and outs so I can get a feel for basic gameplay and TwitchyKalgante who kept stealing my bed :I It'll take me a while to get the hang of it I'm sure, but I'm really liking it. I wanna skin my character next :B

I'm changing things up commissions-wise, with taking new slots on the 1st of each month. This should prevent me from having too heavy a workload, while also giving me a nice regular schedule. I'm going to start working on plush rewards once I am at a good place on stock for the next convention. I'm sure they will take some time to complete, with most of them being very large and complex, but I am confident they will turn out awesome.

Things are slowing down, and while it still makes me a bit anxious taking time for myself instead of working around the clock, I'm feeling more refreshed and definitely happier. I want to tackle some personal projects I've had interest in doing for the past few years that I haven't touched simply because I'm always working on art and projects for other people. They're mostly fanart and just-for-fun things, nothing serious or anything, but I want to craft and draw just for the sake of doing it. To really love it again (not that I have ever truly stopped loving art, just that the no-pressure, make-what-you-feel-like feeling has been absent for so long).

I'm excited as hell about some of the projects I'm going to tackle now! And it feels great to have that feeling again :V

-Jay


Tagged!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 13, 2015, 12:16 PM



Tagged by NixieLupus !

Gah I've been tagged on this one so many times, I'll go ahead and just do the questions Nixie specifically asked as opposed to the random facts and tagging |D Don't wanna bother people with a lot of stuff.

1. If you were a ghost, what type would you be?
I'd definitely wanna haunt and spook people from time to time but nothing malicious! I'd wanna travel all over the place though too if I could, and probably make my presence really clear to Zeta-Neubourn by possessing plushies and pool toys and other stupid things :V 

2. How many times have you embarrassed yourself in public?
A lot. I tend to trip on things and walk into stuff. Derp.

3. What's your least favorite question asked by people curious about why you like what you like?
I think the closest things to that problem for me have been people not understanding why I like to draw art that is related to certain fetishes while not being sexually into them - I can appreciate and even enjoy art for other reasons than that.

4. What is your biggest inspiration in life?
People who show kindness and generosity to others on a level that I haven't had the strength to do myself.

5. How long have you been into art?
I've had an interest in drawing since as long as I can remember, but it was around third grade when I first saw The Lion King at school when it came out on VHS that I knew for sure that art was a passion for me.

6. Favorite medium?
Coloring books with crayons and pencils Probably digital media, it's not as messy and much more forgiving!

7. If you we're to die right now, what would you regret?
I can't say there's anything major that I regret, but I wish I'd spent more time with friends and family, doing things in person, and less time on a computer. I also in some ways regret the last thing I said to my little brother before he disappeared years ago.

8. On a scale of 1 t. 10, how nerdy are you?
Not very, hahah. I am too busy to invest in anything so much that I become obsessed anymore. But I do have a lot of toys and I enjoy things that classically would've been considered nerdy?

9. What is your biggest dream?
To travel the world, and to hopefully have companionship to enjoy it with! And it may seem small but I also very very much want to not have to work so much so I can enjoy the little part of the world I'm living in.

10. Ever wish you could take back things you've said?
Yes. Especially to my parents, to my brother, and to my partner, some of them are things I think about a lot.

And I wasn't technically tagged by Zeta-Neubourn but I'm doing it anyways because this file is taking an ungodly amount of time to save :F I'll count things we both share too even if they're technically not mine, as I do use 'em.

[x] Mother 
[x] Father 
[ ] Step-Father
[ ] Step-Mother
[ ] Step Sisters
[ ] Step Brother
[x] Brother
[ ] Brother In Law
[ ] Sister 
[ ] Sister In Law
[ ] Half sister
[ ] Half brother
[ ] Nephew 
[ ] Nieces
[x] Boyfriend/Girlfriend
[x] Mobile phone
[x] Own bathroom
[x] Own room
[x] Have/had a swimming pool
[x] Have/had a hot tub
[x] Guest room
[x] Living Room
[x] Own computer
[x] Own TV
[x] Flat TV
[x] There is some big carpet at your house 

Total so far: 15

[x] Queen/King sized bed
[ ] More than 8 pairs of shoes
[ ] MP3 Player/iPod 
[x] PS2/3 
[x] Nintendo DS or PSP
[x] Gameboy/Advance 
[x] Gamecube
[x] Xbox/Xbox 360 
[x] Wii (and a WiiU!)
[x] Your Own Laptop 

Total so far: 23

[ ] Basketball net/hoop
[ ] Air hockey table 
[ ] Pool table 
[ ] Ping pong table
[ ] Football table
[ ] sport gear

Total so far: 23

[ ] Nightstand
[ ] Stereo in bedroom 
[x] Surround system 
[x] DVD player in bedroom/portable 

Total so far: 25

[x] Go shopping at least once a week
[ ] Expensive cologne/perfume 
[ ] AIM/MSN 
[x] camera on phone 

Total so far: 27

[ ] Go Cart/car/quad 
[ ] Guitar/drums/bass guitar
[ ] Piano/Keyboard
[ ] Any other instrument
[ ] Been on a cruise
[ ] Traveled out of the country 
[ ] Traveled out of the continent 
[ ] Had a personal trainer 
[ ] Expensive jewelry 

Total so far: 27

[ ] Straightener/curling iron
[ ] Have been to a batting cage 
[ ] Have $100 on you right now in your pocket/wallet 
[x] Credit card or ATM card or debit card or bank card
[x] Have a TV in your room
[ ] Mirror in your room

Total so far: 29

[x] Window in your room
[ ] Been to Paris
[ ] Been to Rome 
[ ] Been to Australia
[ ] Been to Switzerland 
[ ] Been to Dubai
[ ] Been to Germany 
[ ] Been to the United Kingdom
[x] Been to a place written in 7 wonders 

Total so far: 31

[x] Parents have a car 
[ ] Have owned or own a Jet ski/boat
[x] Had/have Camped 
[x] Been to 3+ states/countries/provinces
[x] 80+ buddies (haven't seen some in years though, miss my SCADdies)

Total so far: 35

[ ] Home cooked meals almost everyday 
[ ] Been in a limo
[x] Been in a helicopter
[x] Own a camera
[x] Have been to Disneyland/World more than 2 times

Total so far: 38

Post as:
1-25 = Ghetto! (and tag 3 people)
26-40 = Average Teen! (and tag 10 people)
41-50 = Spoiled Teen! (And tag 15 people) 
51+ = Upper Class Snob! (Tag 20 people)

I AM NOT A TEEN SO I TAG NO ONE but you can still do it if you wanna


Relics of Childhood

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 13, 2015, 7:13 AM



What are some of the toys, shows, games, and other relics you treasured (or still do!) from your childhood? I'm working on a time capsule project I started a while back and would love some ideas. :)

Some of my favorite toys:
-Pogs
-Stamper markers
-Scratch n Sniff stickers
-Sticker packs from movies and shows
-Movie and Pokemon trading cards
-Teenie Beanies
-Flip cars
-Cereal box toys from Disney Afternoon shows
-Care Bears
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles play sets
-Mighty Max
-Legos
-Hotwheels tracks
-Polly Pocket
-Littlest Pet Shop
-Tamagotchis and Pocket Pikachu
-Pokemon toys
-Lion King toys
-Coloring books
-Paint with Water books (I liked coloring them with markers instead lol)

What are some of yours? Maybe toys you miss having, never got, or ones you still love enjoying now? :D
-Jay



Getting Quieter?

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 5, 2015, 11:12 AM



DeviantART seems to be getting quieter and quieter. Is it just that everyone's rushing to Tumblr and Instagram, among other sites, rather than using DA as much?

I'm finding that Fur Affinity, for me personally, has a more community based feel than any other site I've been using, and the audience there is more willing to pay fair commission prices more often due to being more "grown up" in a sense, so I'm frequenting the site more and more often. It's a lot warmer and friendlier of an environment than I expected, far nicer and welcoming than sites like Tumblr or even DA at times, seeing as there are a lot of pretty mean-spirited posts around these parts nowdays. I've been more active there the past couple months.

The-B-Meister actually recently posted a journal asking his watchers if his latest content was driving them away as he's switched to a more risqué art approach. I hesitate to ask...but has the shift in content from my art a year ago to what it is now (mostly commission work, some of it more furry oriented) made some of you uncomfortable by association? I can't blame anyone for disliking adult artwork. Honestly while I can appreciate it as skillful and well made as much as any other work, overall it's not personally my thing. I have a preference for cute or more action/story-based art. I just hope I haven't made a lot of people see me differently for going this direction. The points system here on DA makes it tough to find work that pays relatively decently and the demographic here is young and immature, and I very much appreciate those who still commission me here, it's just there's a lot less demand now that there are really good artists taking commissions for 50 points. It makes it impossible to compete, and the furry community on Fur Affinity is far more accepting of fair earnings for artists who want to work with clients on a more professional level. They do have their preferences in regards to content though, heh.

Again, not to say there aren't any here, there are, and you guys know who you are! But I needed more income to get me through some tighter times. At this point I'm feeling less strain, thanks to my dad's lift on the money I owe him, and that's helped me a ton. I'll likely be taking NSFW commissions a lot less often now. Not that I dislike them entirely, but I have other subjects I prefer to tackle! I just hope I haven't driven people off too much. Might even wanna post a few Mechanima related images in the somewhat near future. Maybe. |D

Oh! And a quick signal boost for my friend ColaFizz who is taking some commissions!
Valentine Samples by ColaFizz
Check 'em out!

-Jay


I'm trying - bit of a vent

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:18 PM



So I've been really worn out and trying really hard but I'm getting so tired and not feeling too well.

I'm sorry about how I've let things pile up in so many places lately, I know people are trying to get me to do stuff with them, from Skype to Steam to collab pieces and trades and it's not that I don't want to do these things. It's just every time I think I'm going to have a break so that I can just breathe for a while and take time for myself more, things get even crazier.

I took on a part time freelance job in hopes that it may turn full time. It's kicking my ass. I'm enjoying it too, just very exhausted, and commuting there is a very long trip that's hard on me and my car. Had another urgent meeting with them today and things are sounding great but even more work and it's a chance that in a few months they may take me full time. They're letting me work from home for now but would like me to work in-office in the future too but I don't want to move and I can't commute the whole way every day and I'm just really torn and exhausted. I don't want to move, and I don't want to ask my roommate to move either. We got settled somewhere now and we are happy and I am so tired of moving and I feel like I'm such a worn out burden on him and I'm sorry for being one, he's more important to me than my happiness in a job so if I let this opportunity go to stay where I am even though what I have for a job is grueling and very unrewarding that's okay, because the risk of losing what we already have here is too much. I don't even know how much I might be offered for this job though and I really do want to work with these people currently, they are fun and clear with their intentions from what I am getting thus far and much more flexible and challenging.

That aside I have commissions and I still even have surgery rewards which I planned to honor after getting surgery but it's still so far out of reach both financially and I have no time, I can't imagine taking even a week for surgery but it takes much longer than that to recover and I don't think I'm in the right place mentally or physically right now to get through it, nor will I be for a while. I am honestly just. Thinking of putting the thought behind me and refunding those who donated and didn't receive the rewards they expected yet. I do have all materials for them and do still intend to fulfill them if folks don't mind waiting. But it's so much and it will take so long and I'm so sorry to have let people down, if I did so far.

No idea if I'll get con stock ready in time for the convention. I hope I will get lots done before then but I have some heavy projects on my roster from this company and they intend to give me up to 30 more plush projects in the future and unless I am taken on full time there and I let go of my job here, I am going to be drowning for a very long time. I hope I can get in full time and find a balance that works so I can work from home mostly but I just don't know and I'm really stressed and tired and pulled so many different ways I can't think straight, I just want to collapse and not wake up, but I can't, I need to get so much done and I need to do it tonight. And all week. And I haven't been exercising or eating right or anything, no time, too tired, I am trying to just drink Slim Fasts and not eat food much so I don't gain weight because I barely get up to move unless I need to run out for supplies or go to and from work.

I'm sorry I'm not there for friends when they're there for me. I feel like such an ass with everyone doing nice things for me and I suck at even finding time to say hi, how are you, happy birthday, etc. I feel so bad for turning down so many people who want to do stuff together, like gaming or collab art and Skyping. I wanna go fishing with my bro and play Minecraft which I still only messed with for maybe five minutes one time. I have had Steam for over a year and have yet to play any games on it. I don't want to be isolated, and I don't want people to stop saying hello or talking to me because they think I don't want to hear from them anymore.

I'm tired of all this - not the work itself or anything, just the fact that I can't seem to ever get a healthy balance of work and just. Living. I can't live, I have no energy when I do have time, I'm just exhausted and want to sleep so much but also don't want to because I want to do something fun, I have so many things to see and do and enjoy and people to do it with and they're all just eventually gonna move on and I'll be left behind with nothing but my work and I don't want this. When I do get time to chill it's so nice and I want more of that so much. I wish it didn't make me so anxious, I wish it didn't leave me with so much hanging over my head - I need a clean slate and to not owe anything else.

Ugh I'm just so frustrated. I'm sorry if I'm short with anyone or I don't respond or I just seem distant or irritable. I want to just have fun again. And the work load is really nobody's fault, I'm just stuck between a rock and a hard place.

I need sleep and a day off.


THANK YOU FOR BURRDAY WISHES

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2015, 6:39 AM



Ffff thank you so much to the 50+ amazing people who wished me a happy birthday here yesterday, gah it means so much to meeeee

I will reply to every single one of your comments I promise -flops-

Thank you also to jrlallo and Crazyabby2012 for the badges, I now have a delicious Not A Lie cake on my page 8D

Ramen hot tub by Myrcury-ArtGift - Out of Reach by caatFurry Flair - Custom Batch 1 by Zeta-NeubournSharky's Feesh by loofytehfoxJaaaay by NaoruJayburrfday by ckubesh

And to lovely FA friends for these adorable pics too!
www.furaffinity.net/view/15546…
www.furaffinity.net/view/15546…
www.furaffinity.net/view/15542…

I worked all day last night so I can't say I really celebrated much but Zeta-Neubourn is awesome and got me a cheesecake, ice cream, 3 Amiibos, and made artichoke ravioli which was awesome. Got a Pokemon hat, an art book, Kirby Triple Deluxe, a Pikachu Amiibo, and a Meta Knight plushie from my friends and family, and hope to find time to see a few friends in the next few months when I'm not as swamped!

I've been a more distant watcher lately and I'm sorry that I'm not as active with friends here as I used to be. I'm stretched a lot thinner (becoming more and more active on Fur Affinity and trying to manage Tumblr/Weasyl a bit) and working a ton, and when I do get time to take a breath I'd just rather not be staring at a screen. I need fresh air and to get out and explore the beautiful Florida environment, and I have so many more local friends now than I ever had before, so I get pulled away to go do stuff (not a bad thing, hahah). I just wanna say that even if I'm not around as much and don't get to talking with folks as much, I haven't stopped caring and I do still love to see your art, comments, and to talk with you when I can. I want to get to more regular streaming soon, and now that I have Picarto running, it should go a lot smoother than before! |D

Thanks guys!
-Jay


Heyas Fuzzies!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2015, 10:20 AM



Whoo! Thanks for the great reception, I had to close commish slots early as I'm now under contract for freelance work as well, so I don't want to take on too many projects at once! :D

You can track progress here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

Also it's TMI Tuesday so post away if you wanna! You can ask anon questions on my Tumblr of the same name too :) robo-shark.tumblr.com

I'm working on furry con material and if you have any suggestions for art to offer as prints, buttons, stickers, plushies, or just art in general, feel free to make suggestions - I don't have the time for requests currently but ideas are more than fine!

Thanks!
Jay


Commissions closed!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 18, 2015, 5:02 PM



Commissions are now full, thank you guys!

I also have a freelance job coming up so I'll be swamped pretty heavy for a while again, heh |D Excited though! I get to draw "cute jungle animals, aquatic critters, and baby t-rexes" so hey, I'll let you guys know about the products when they go up for sale if it all pans out right!

Plush on the way too, including reward plush! I HAVE EMBROIDERED PIECES! :D Huge thanks to :iconmlggirl: who filled such a giant order for me!

Status can be viewed here!

I am planning to get a schedule going which involves commission work on Tuesday and Thursday nights, exercise and convention art on Monday and Wednesday, streams once or twice a month on Friday nights, and plush work on Saturdays and Sundays. Stay tuned!

-Jay


Stream Offline!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 16, 2015, 6:34 AM



Thank you to those who dropped by! Sorry for the technical difficulties and transfer, will be using Picarto from here forward.

-Jay



Old Shaaark. And Furry Flair!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 12, 2015, 9:21 AM



I'm gonna be 28 next week holy crap how did THAT happen. :I

I'm going to aim to be done with my current art commission queue by then, and maybe I can do an art stream or something that night, or this Friday instead! Maybe. I dunno. Depends on if plans change and whatnot, I wouldn't mind a night off to just chill with my bro and such too!

This weekend, should be able to meet up with :iconsplatologist: and :iconsaiyanhajime: for the first time! We'll be going out for some Thai food, so excited.

And I have loads of con materials to get to work on, mostly themed around Pokemon, Five Nights at Freddy's, Starfox, and maybe some other fun stuff! I'll post up the designs as I get going on them.

:iconzeta-neubourn: is going to be at Megaplex most likely too, and will have some materials on my side of the table. He also has some designs available on Red Bubble right now!

Furry Flair - Species Batch 1 by Zeta-Neubourn
See his shop if you wanna check them out!

-Jay