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Happy Birthday Bo 2015 by JinjoJess
Happy Birthday Bo 2015
Been slacking on the annual Bo birthday art, which is bad because last year was the 15th anniversary of Master in Training, but here's a little something I made for this year at least.
Watermelon Mizuki by JinjoJess
Watermelon Mizuki
Here's another palette I wanted to try out. Trying out a lineless, chibi type style because I've always found those to be fun.
Mizuki Infiltrates the Honeycomb by JinjoJess
Mizuki Infiltrates the Honeycomb
In all honesty, I wanted to practice drawing more complicated poses, so I got a ref and made a stab at this. There's still some glaring anatomy problems, but it's a far cry better than doing the same static poses over and over.

As for the background, I made it a honeycomb because I wanted to try out using some color palettes. Usually I assign colors myself to things (I like to think I'm sorta okay in that area) but color palettes look really fun and I want to try using them more.
Jo and Mimi by JinjoJess
Jo and Mimi
With my exam finished as of yesterday, I decided to unwind tonight by doodling some characters from an old story series I used to do back in college.
This is kind of a cute idea, and I apparently joined DeviantArt in 2004, so it's the ten year anniversary for me!

I remember that I joined right at the beginning of college, and the first few devinations were things from one of my old sketchbooks. Though I've always drawn as a hobby, it wasn't until I had my own laptop and scanner that I was able to share things with others. For a time, everything was a scan of traditional art, since I didn't have any serious graphics programs or a tablet.

That all changed in summer of 2006, when I bought myself a graphire 4 tablet and a copy of MangaStudio 3. I finally had a way to make the kind of art I'd always wanted to. Things started off rough and unskilled, and over the last several years they've grown...less terrible, haha.

While I still have quite a ways to go and many, many things to learn, it's been fun keeping a record of my progress here on DA. Because I'm pushing 30 and a sentimental person as it is, I'll continue to use DA in the future as a convenient way to see my growth as an artist over time. It's fun to go back and read the descriptions I put for certain pieces, to remember creating them, to see old comments from friends. It's like a digital time capsule that keeps expanding as I move forward in life.

Sometimes I like to look over previous ideas I've had for stories or comics, and see if I can't update or rework them into something now.

Though I'm not active on DA like some people are, there are some very wonderful folks that I've watched (and/or have watched me) that have been such an inspiration and encouragement. Thanks to all of you!

Normally I'm much more long-winded about things like this, but I'm trying to get ready for a festival tonight in my town and a vacation to Hawaii tomorrow. If you're reading this, I hope you have a wonderful day, every day, for the rest of your life!~
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: 絶望生:ヒー&#
  • Playing: 逆転裁判 蘇る&
  • Eating: grilled cheese
  • Drinking: beer


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Current Residence: Kanagawa, Japan
Favourite genre of music: a charming mishmosh of everything from metal to pop
Favourite photographer: Anna, haha
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Wallpaper of choice: Tokyo night scene
Personal Quote: "In lieu of flowers, please place cheeseburgers and cake on my grave"

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e-Hjorth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for watching!
Scribblekin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
JaymiSaeki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Hi-o! Thanks for the watch! *hands you :llama:* :meow:
tortellini363 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanx for the fav :D here's a :llama:
Draco-Ryo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love your deviantID!
JinjoJess Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks!
axelchevette Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the fav. I should say... arigato. Is that the right way to say it?
JinjoJess Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, your accent is excellent!

Haha, are you going to turn these into a series? 'Cause they're awesome.
axelchevette Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'll probably keep going with them. I have other webcomic story lines going now too so I'll probably throw a pokmon one in here or there.
LucianaMorin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite!
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