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[UPDATE 2] Earthquake relief commissions are DONE! You guys raised $723 in less than 48 hours. I'm humbled by your generous giving. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Sketch Earthquakerelief2016 by maioceaneyes
- Micah


[UPDATEHey all! In light of recent events, this weekend's ink commission proceeds will be split between Kumamoto and Ecuador. Commissions close tonight at midnight CST!

Hey all! Real talk,.

I know it’s a rough time to be asking for this but I’m opening up commissions to help bring a small bit of relief to those affected by the earthquakes.

So without further ado, commissions are open for single character, chest-up, B&W ink sketches. $20 a pop. All payment will go toward the Kumamoto Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund (via GlobalGiving). Requests will be open until Sunday night. 

Remember, you don’t have to commission me to donate to this cause. Please help spread the word! Whether by your prayers or donations, your support is greatly appreciated.
  • Listening to: Where The Light Shines Through - Switchfoot
  • Reading: Noragami
  • Watching: Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Playing: Pokemon Soul Silver

Hey all! It's that time again. Commissions are open this weekend for B/W waist up, single character sketches. $25 per character. The list will be updated as I complete each drawing. :)


Guidelines

- Keep requests PG-13.

- Please include reference images with your request. If I don't know what it looks like, I'll make it up. True facts.

- Paypal payment only. Payment upfront AFTER I confirm your request plz.

- Send commission requests to hellopainapple@gmail.com


Examples:
commission. shattered illusions by maioceaneyes commission. once upon a time by maioceaneyes
commission. snake's sacred sake by maioceaneyes commission. pixel fight club by maioceaneyes

  • Listening to: Dear Adelaide - Breanne Duren
  • Reading: Food Wars
  • Watching: The Great British Baking Show
  • Playing: Mario Kart 8
Hey gang! :iconsakevisual: is trying to get her newest visual novel, Backstage Pass, Greenlit on Steam. If you're a fan of visual novels, Ayu's work, and/or have an account, we'd appreciate it if you gave it a vote up! (For what it's worth, I'm voicing Adam.)

steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

And don't forget to check out the shiny trailer with animation from Studio DEEN!

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I now teach people how to draw on the internet. Follow these quick and easy steps and become internet famous.

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  • Reading: Red Pyramid
  • Watching: Leverage
  • Drinking: Strawberry Cream Soda
  • Listening to: That's My Jam - Relient K
  • Reading: Romans
  • Watching: Moyashimon Returns
I try not to post about my voice work on this account but I thought this one was worth sharing. Soul Eater, one of the first shows I worked on, will be airing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. The first episode premiers tomorrow night at 1am EST. I would be crazy honored if you gave it a watch. :)



Cheers!

- Micah
  • Listening to: I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
  • Watching: Chuck
We're gearing up for our first conventions of the year so quick question, guys! If I had a table at a con near you, what would you be most interested in seeing from me?

Multiple answers are allowed. Points deducted for made up answers.

A ) Ties That Bind merch (issues, prints, buttons, etc.)
B ) Commission cards
C ) Original prints
D ) New original comics
E ) Full color art book

- Micah
  • Listening to: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Hillsong United
  • Reading: Lockwood & Co.
  • Watching: Chuck
Commissions: Click here for details.
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As of 12.29.13...

Wow, we're nearing the end of 2013 already. Craaaazy. It's been a roller coaster of a year. Very little down time but overall it has been rewarding. I'll give you a little rundown of things happening and things to come. Here we go!

PROJECTS

Ties That Bind – Happy to say it's still kicking. Thank you to everyone who's been keeping up with the story so far. The first two issues have been printed and we're planning what's next for the series. We're looking to release more material and possibly more swag this coming year.

Oneiro –  Talking things over. Lots of cool things in store for the project. Look forward to more news in 2014.

Commissions – Soon. Stay tuned!

Anyway, thanks to the long time followers who always wait on me and to all you new ones for your interest. Here's to another wild year!

- Micah

P.S. If you're interested in my voice work, I'll be in a new show airing on Toonami starting January 4th called Space Dandy. Keep an ear and eye out for a little, green muppet dude named Bea. :)
  • Listening to: Rise Above It - Switchfoot
Livestream OFF: www.livestream.com/ayumai

Commissions: OPEN | Live sketching every Wednesday night at 8:00pm CST
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This weekend the dudes at the Unofficial One Piece Podcast are hosting the second Anime Fans Give Back 24-hour podcast. The goal is to raise more money to help those affected by the tsunami/earthquake that hit Japan last year. Donations will be made through Global Giving. There will be huge list of industry guests coming in and out to help raise funds for this event (myself included).

The podcast starts on March 10 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Please spread the word and support this cause if you can. Follow this link for more info about the event

Official Anime Fans Give Back Website
  • Listening to: Happily Ever After - He Is We
  • Reading: Busou Renkin
  • Watching: Man Vs. Wild
  • Eating: Beef Stew
  • Drinking: Almond Milk
Aaaaand here we go! :iconsake-bento: and I have launched our official Ties That Bind website. The first four pages are up with new pages updated every Friday.

If you like fantasty/action webcomics please give it a read. Hope you like it! :)

- Micah
  • Listening to: It Was A Dark and Stormy Night
  • Watching: Burn Notice
Livestream OFF: www.livestream.com/ayumai

Commissions: OPEN | Live sketching every Wednesday night at 8:00pm CST
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Contest is over and the winners have been announced!

Contest Winners:
1.) :icondreamangel-ren: Club Image
2.) :iconangelicatt: Slogan - ("A single five letter word can spark a frenzy. Join us to find out what it is!")
3.) :iconskipflash: Banner
4.)  Ben O. Charity - (My Magical Cosplay Cafe fundraiser.)

We will be contacting all entrants sometime this week. Congrats you guys!

- Micah
  • Listening to: Lions! - LIGHTS
  • Watching: Burn Notice
  • Eating: Yogurt
Commissions: OPEN | Live sketching every Wednesday night at 8:00pm CST
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As another year comes to a close I just want to thank you guys for all the support you've given. I never thought I'd receive such positive feedback on my drawings. It's truly appreciated. Also, I know I didn't have much to brag about announce as far as voice acting goes but I promise next year will have more cool things to share. Please look forward to it. ;)

And a special shout out to Club-X and the X-Streamers for making life a little more bright and fun for me and Ayu. We love you guys. <3

2011 brought its share of challenges but its blessings have outshone them all.  As for 2012 and the "destructive future" it may hold? BRING IT.  God bless!

- Micah

P.S. Major thank you to those who submitted commissions and donated to our 2011 Tōhoku earthquake charity relief. Hearts forever!
commission. Sketches for Japan 2011 by maioceaneyes HamaCon 2011 Charity Drawing by maioceaneyes commission. FUNi Girls by maioceaneyes color. commission roundup I by maioceaneyes
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  • Reading: The Red Pyramid
  • Watching: Castle
Streaming OFF: www.livestream.com/ayumai
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Update: Charity commissions are currently closed. If you still want to commission me, you can see my normal commission info here: maioceaneyes.deviantart.com/jo…

All the proceeds have been donated to relief efforts in Japan. You can see all the sketches I did here: maioceaneyes.deviantart.com/ar…

Edit: lovelesslybeloved has offered to ink and color any sketches I do, all for the low price of free, so if you'd like a color version of your sketch, contact her after you get it from me.

Status: CLOSED

Original Post:
Hey, guys. I'm normally really shy about advertising my commissions, but this is sort of a special situation for me. By now, you probably know that there was a 8.9 earthquake in Japan. I have friends and family in Japan, and I know some of them are safe (thank God), but there are a lot I still haven't heard from. My home state of Hawaii is currently under tsunami warning, and I have a lot of friends and family there as well. I gotta say, I feel pretty helpless about the whole situation, but I want to do what I can, even while I'm far away from the ones I love.

Edit: I've heard from my family, and they are well and safe.
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  • Drinking: Pomegranate Blueberry juice
First off, I'm surprised a bunch of you actually FOUND this profile. Stalkers... thank you for the watches. >.>;

Anyway, I figured I should actually use this thing. Not sure how often I'll post here but I'll try to stay consistent. It's likely I'll update on my art blog (that I've been shamelessly plugging everywhere) more often. We'll see.

Either way, feel free to follow/comment/ignore it. Piece of Interpretation pieceofinterpretation.blogspot…

P.S. If you leave a comment or send a message and I don't respond, please don't get upset. D: