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My favorite things!

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:34 PM


I'm bored, so I figured I would write a post about all my favorite things and give little insights on my personal opinion of each.

Bullet; Blue First up, Game Genres and favorite games that go with it:

(And before I go into this, I am a casual gamer, I focus more on elements in a game that keep me entertained over actual in depth elements that nobody ever notices.)

1. Racing | Need for Speed; Rivals 

- Need for Speed; Rivals is an amazing game, the cars are sleek, the story-line is awesome and the little rush of adrenalin you get from fighting a human player is completely unmatched in any other Need for Speed game I've played before. There is one major downside, however. The multiplayer function on the game is absolutely horrible, whenever I see a human player they're most of the time rubber banding all over the place making it both impossible to run away from them, or fight them because you never know if they will be right next to you or far behind you. Other than the bad server to client communication, Need for Speed; Rivals is a great game in my opinion and I would suggest it to anyone who loves racing games as much as I do.


2. Strategy/RTS | Command and Conquer Series

- Basically every C&C game from Red Alert 2 and up I've loved immensely. Up until C&C4, the campaign's have been stellar and very well written, even double sided! The AI in each game has always been well programmed and never over powered for the settings you choose. The maps have been good in every game and it's always been visually pleasing. ESPECIALLY Red Alert 3, the graphics in the game when it was first released blew me away. My only complaint is how cheesy the campaign is in Command and Conquer 4 is. Take all the over-used elements in video games and action movies, and you have the game's campaign. The campaign is crap, but outside of that, the game is pretty good. 

3. FPS | Team Fortress 2

- Because its, free, has decent graphics, is ridiculously funny, amazingly balanced, Hats!

4. Simulation | SimCity (2013)

- Although it is a hard game for me to get a city working correctly and not always having problems, it is a pretty fun game. The only downside part is that it is an Always Online game, that is soon changing with an offline mode that is being released soon :D



Bullet; Blue Favorite Music Genres:

1. Club/Dance | Vylet Pony - Back to Love (Ponyfirestone Remix)

(The link goes to my Visualizer video for the song, I do not own any element of the song.)

2. Progressive House/Trance 

- I haven't really found a track that I love over all the rest, but I do have a particular love for Shane Collin's Mixes

3. Gospel/Religous | Cinderella


4. Instrumental (Piano) | Christofori's Dream



Bullet; Blue Favorite Artists:

1. CTB-36

- Pretty much every piece that is released by CTB is automatically favorited by me because his style and cuteness in his art is just so amazing! I would definitely tell anyone I meet to watch him! :D

2. Edowaado

- Author and comic artist of the best Doctor Whoove's comic I've ever seen.

3. PixelKitties

- Because she is everything of a vector artist and artist in general, I wish I could be XD

4. Huussii

- Two words: Epic art. 'Nuff Said.



Bullet; Blue Favorite Fanfics:

1. The Flight of the Alicorn; Ponydora Prancypants

- This story is at the top of my list of favorites, mainly because of Rarity being the main character. But also because the story overall is pretty amazing all in itself. A definite must read for any Rarity fans.

2. Shipping and Handling; Pegasus Rescue Brigade

- I loved this story when I read it and I still love it. I'm even 70% finished with the audio play that I'm making for it!

3. Hocus Pocus; Pegasus Rescue Brigade

- The "Magical" sequel to Shipping and Handling, and all I can say is that the cliff hanger's PRB puts in this story are more annoying than stepping on a lego in the middle of the night on your way to the bathroom, and he knows it >.> I would certainly encourage anyone who is interested to read this story (After Shipping and Handling, of course ;))

4. N/A

- I don't read a lot of fan fiction, so I can't really put a fourth on the list.



So now you know a bunch of useless information about me, hope ya'll have a nice day/night :D




Equestria Daily Vector uses

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 9:31 AM


So, Pegasus Rescue Brigade has been making me a very happy pony lately by using some of my vectors as post headers. Sadly though, they normally don't credit those, so I figured I would put up a journal with all the posts that have used my vectors so far! :D
All usage of my work, be it custom or pre-made vectors has been verified and approved for usage with Equestria Daily.


Where's the art?!

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 5:54 PM


Good question... Where is the art, or vectors to be more accurate. Well... they're in my head but I've recently been working on running up the ranks at work and when I get home after a day of work, all I feel like doing is going on Steam (or Origin) and playing a game the rest of the night.  I've tried working on some vectors on my days off but my mind trails off to video games, then I stop after 10 minutes and start playing video games... 

TL;DR: My content production is not fully dead. But its probably going to be a LOT slower than it was before... which means really really slow.


EQDNess

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 PM


Alright, so we all know Equestria Daily as being the Hub of all things Brony, well, my friend needed a vector for a post and he used one of mine, check it out! EQD Post (Caution, Spoilers for Season 4)

The vector he used is this one: 

Talk about cool, right!


Death Hug Series!

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 9:17 AM


I was doing some vector Re-Coloring of this vector:
and I had a thought: "Wouldn't it be fun if others could make their OC's experience the death hug, or give a death hug?"

So that's what the Death Hug Series is gonna be, I'm going to open up five slots and then the first five who message me with all the required details, will get their characters in a hug of death! WUHAHAHAHAHA! I mean.. erm... a Cuddly hug of extreme snugness ^_^

Please send all requests to me in a note, I will ignore all requests in the comment section of this journal and on my profile.

Requirements: 
Bullet; Blue Two characters must be specified. (Example: Blue Bolt being the hugger and Beryl Farrier being hugged)
Bullet; Blue The character(s) must exist. (Example: If I were to ask someone for a commission of Blue Bolt, I would send them this as a reference for Blue Bolt.)[Shortened version, I'm not making any new vectors that are requested]
Bullet; Blue If choosing two OC's to do the hugging, they must be owned by separate people. (Example: You must hug someone else, I don't want to vector people hugging themselves, it makes me sad Sad dummy)
(Side note, if you only have one OC and don't have anyone to hug, you can request to have your OC Hug (or be hugged) by one of the characters from the show.
Bullet; Blue No Alicorns OC's allowed, I rarely do Alicorns for requests and this stands here as well, sorry to all those who have them.


Now that we got requirements out of the way, here is the slot list to show who's claimed a spot on the huggarific series!

Request Slots

Slot 1


Vector used on EQD!

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 3:33 PM


So EQD re-designed their website earlier today and the first thing I noticed was the new banner at the top left with a vector that looked very familiar. 

This one to be exact:  Trouble on Flight Deck by Silentmatten



Also, I noticed a while back that one of my Rarity vectors was used on FimFiction.net

This one:  Stylish Rarity by Silentmatten

So two vectors on two famous Brony websites. All in all, my life is complete :D




New pages!

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 12:02 PM


Got something you want to tell me or show me? Hit me up on Twitter or Facebook! I'm gonna start being more active on those two so I can keep in touch with you, my watchers! Feel free to send me a message about stuff, I would love to talk with all of you!

In other news, I recently re-made my SM-Creations page on Tumblr as well so if you were following me before and would like to follow me again, go ahead and re-follow that blog. I plan on being more active than I was before and I might even be posting stuff from the After Hours chat I'm a part of ^_^


New equipment/Updates

Sat Aug 10, 2013, 8:27 AM


As some of you may remember, I put up a post asking if I should get a Cintiq or a new computer. I decided to get the Cintiq 22HD Touch and it should hopefully arrive next Wednesday. 

Two things may happen because of this new tool: 1. My artistic jam inside my head will be broken and I'll finally be able to start working on vectors again, or 2. My artist block will stay and I'll just keep working on tiny odd jobs for my father until I finally get rid of the artist block. It's all up in the air right now but hopefully I can get back to producing some good vectors for ya'll soon!




Hiatus Time

Wed May 22, 2013, 9:04 PM


Hello everyone, A while ago I posted a journal stating that I was planning a hiatus when summer rolled around and that time has come.

I will still be doing a little vector work and whatnot but I will not be doing much in terms of art for a while, until I regain my strength that is. This month, the month of May, has honestly been the most exhausting month for me all around. Working two jobs and going to school was a real drain on my energy and inspiration to do anything art wise.

Although I may be taking a break from vector work on my page, that doesn't mean that I will be abandoning the projects I'm already committed to.

Oh, and a little side note for you all.

I'm going to Bronycon!



That's right, In August, my friend :icongodoftheforge: and I will be attending the event so if you can find me there, give me a brohoof! (Or if you really want it, for whatever reason, you can ask me for an autograph lul, i'm not important enough for that! XD)

I hope to see you guys there and I hope to be back to vectoring sometime soon!

One Year Anniversary

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 6:25 PM


Hey guys, today is the day. Today's the day I started my MLP;FiM Vector career.

It's hard to believe that it's been a year.
Although, the full on "year" is just an approximation, I'm gauging it on my first pony vector ever submitted to DeviantART, the first being:
Rainbow Dash, IDEA! by Silentmatten



I've been looking back at my old vectors and I can't help feel a little nostalgia from what I see. Mainly when I look at some of the older ones, all I see flaws and when I look at the source file that goes with it, let's just say "The Horror! The Horror!" doesn't quite explain my feeling towards it XD

Now, the irony of it all is that I did one of my biggest vectors, minus backgrounds, ever just the other day, which would be this Ursa Major:
Ursa Major by Silentmatten

The point being, is that I've obviously improved because over this whole year, improved so much that I was able to get 276 watchers somehow.

Nostalgia aside, I feel this situation calls for a celebration, but I'm not sure what to do. If you have a suggestion, post a comment below :)

Planned Hiatus

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 4:13 PM


Hello everypony, I have some news that I wish to share with you all.

In the future, somewhat near but a bit far off, I plan on taking a Hiatus from vectoring, wallpaper creating and projects in general.

When I plan on doing this is after my work is done for my Audio Play, My Little Pony; Roleplaying is Magic and Journey of the Spark. Don't get me wrong, I love vectoring very much, hell.. I want to get a side job in graphic design when I get older, but I've been running myself into the ground by balancing 6 jobs on my shoulders.

I can't say for certain when I'm going to start my Hiatus but it will most likely be sometime during summer. The reason I am planning this Hiatus is because not only am I kind of exhausted, I want to focus more on my job and earning money. And college around the corner, won't work well with the schedule I have now.

I'm not sure how long it will last either, I would still post a vector whenever I got the chance to, but it wouldn't be as much as I try to do now.

And now for the reason why I'm telling everyone this, I will not be taking on any more projects than I am already in. As my after hours group has stated, many, many times... "You work too hard!" and I'm kind of feeling the effects.

I've been debating whether I go on Hiatus in the future or not for quite some time now, and now my decision is final. But until that time, expect some more vectors and bad wallpapers from me soon! :D

Aviators - Lights (Short analysis)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 9:23 AM


So I woke up this morning and I saw the music spotlight with Aviators' new song "Lights"



Although I love the song, it makes me feel a little sad because of the chorus in the song:
I'll be there when you need me
I'll be there when you call
Yeah I'll be there to catch you when you fall
Know that I'll never leave you
Out here on your own
I'll be the lights that guide you home


The way I interpret this is that it is someone saying they will be there for their friend when they need them, no matter when they ask for help.

It is a touching chorus but for me it is just another reminder to me that I am alone and probably will be for a long time... which is why I dislike the top 40 stations because this type of music is 90% of what is played.

I don't dislike the song, it just brings sad feelings for me and the memory that I'm alone, with both love and friendship.

Vector A Day - Game over

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 8:11 PM


Well... I made it 11 days in a row but I must call the game over as I have finally lost traction and cannot keep up to the pace I set for myself. It was fun while it lasted, but it was also hard on me to balance School, my audio play and work and now dealing with a cold that I got most likely FROM work. I will still be working hard on vectors and wallpapers whenever I am able to but I must call my little game, over. But hey! I almost made it two weeks :)

Vectors made during my game:
Lookin' Good by Silentmatten Moustache Pinkie Pie by Silentmatten Cheerful Rarity by Silentmatten Powerful Trixie by Silentmatten Like a Floss by Silentmatten Manly Applejack by Silentmatten TF2 Soldier by Silentmatten Orakulify OC Pony by Silentmatten [Commission] Steven Coltbert by Silentmatten Octavia's Socks by Silentmatten King Sombra by Silentmatten

When my life becomes less hectic and I have less on my plate, I plan on doing this again, but for now I will have to stick with an irregular upload schedule.

Vector A Day

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 7:13 PM




The picture says it all, my plan is to become a more productive vector artist and make a vector (or wallpaper) every day. But to make sure I don't kill myself and/or burn myself out of "artistic" drive, I'm going to put in a little rule for my little "Vector A Day" game.

If I make more than one vector (lets go with two for now) in a single day, that second or other vectors will spill over to the other days, allowing me to either take a breather or start working on an even more complex and time consuming vector (Ursa Major for example, I do have to vector one of those btw :D)

This is probably going to be the hardest thing I've done as a vector artist but it will not only make me vector faster (lawl, how can I vector faster than 45 minutes?!) but it will also help me with speed critiquing.

Now for the obvious part!
What do I ask of my watchers and those who like my vectors? Absolutely nothing! All I do ask though is that you leave a comment on the vectors that are a part of this "Game" and if you want, show the vectors to at least one friend to make me a happy Matten.

Now... LET THE GAMES BEGIN! (Starts officially on Monday January 7th.)

Dear Celestia what have I done...

Livestream 12/22/2012

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 1:15 PM


Time for another livestream, if anyone is interested in joining, I'll be vectoring and possibly working on another wallpaper.

Here's the www.livestream.com/smclivestre…

Livestream [11/25/2012]

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 1:38 PM


Howdy everypony,

I'm going to livestream while working on some vectors for projects. Livestream Channel

Also, feel free to ask me questions while watching, I would be happy to answer them!

Happy Stuff Your Face Day!

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 9:24 AM


AKA Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to give a shout out to all my American watchers and wish them one. Hope you all eat heartily and enjoy your time with your families!

Livestream [11/16/2012]

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 1:56 PM


I am going to be livestreaming for a majority of the night if you want to come and watch me work and keep me company.

Come join the livestream here

I will be vectoring for most of the time but then I might play some FTL when I finish with what I am doing.

Silentmatten Q'n'A

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 7:09 AM


If you have any questions you would like to ask about me in a note or in the comments section below!

1. How did you become a brony?
~DewyStarlight

2. What do you think is your best artwork in your opinion alone?
~Twilight-Darklight

3. Who do you like more, Princess luna or princess celestia?
~TokkaZutara1164

4. Who would you put as your next vector?
~Pokemonmarissa

Commission Information

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 7:47 PM



How to pay & Rules


If you are paying for a commission you must pay before I will begin working on the project.
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If you are paying for a point commission you can pay before but if you don't you will receive a watermarked version until payment is recieved.
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Anything you commission me for can be used by yourself but I request that permission be asked before use from others.
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Please make all payments to Silentmatten@Gmail.com through paypal.
Select the payment method to be a gift.

Commissions


Vector Commissions
Simple vectors: 7$ (or) :points:200
Complicated vectors: 15$

Examples of Simple vectors:
[Commission] Silver Swirl by Silentmatten
[Gift] MsIkarishipper by Silentmatten
Less complex vectors would be just regular vectors of OC's where they are walking, flying or standing.

Examples of Complicated vectors:
[Commission] Steven Coltbert by Silentmatten
[Commission] TheVampireTrey OC by Silentmatten
More complex vectors can be ones that have extra detail or casting a spell like shown above.


Process of making the vector


If your OC hasn't been made before and it is the first time being made, I would direct you to a color picking website and get all the details about how it should look, long mane, short mane, etc.

Choosing a name would also be something I would do as an added bonus but I would still leave it up to the commissioner to choose the name if they see fit.


Video Production


Currently, I am open for any request for video production.
If you are a musician that needs a video visualizer, I am open for any request.

Send me a note asking about the topic and I will let you know if it is do-able for me. I am an amateur in this field so I may not be able to do everything.

If you are interested in commissioning me or need some video production services, send me a Note for estimates or more information!

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Thank you for considering Silentmatten's Creations and remember.

High Quality is Never Enough.


I reserve all rights to decline any submission that I see deemed fit to be declined