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Fellow deviants who, for one reason or another, have earned my trust on this site!

They're artists I'd be happy to draw stuff for/draw stuff with, commenters who almost always have something to say about one's work, thinkers who, on occasion, have even inspired me with some of my ideas, and just all around nice people!

If you find your icon on this list, consider it a sign of my utmost respect!



Final Smash Festival 2014 Logo :3D-Struction: by Xero-J

By now, the demo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is now available in America for everyone, and to make the most of the span of time between now and when the full game releases, I have a little challenge for those who own it!

In the demo, within the Games & More/Vault section of the main menu (the only other options aside from Smash), you'll notice a coin count in the bottom-right corner, which rises with each match (specifically, the more you move the Circle Pad around during a match, the more coins you earn)

Img 1676[1] by Xero-J

While this serves no purpose in the demo itself, I intend to give it a purpose that shall be fulfilled by you, fellow Smashers!

I'm in a bit of a gift-giving mood recently, so my challenge to you is this:

Raise the coin count as high as you can by October 3rd!

I have a few special prizes for those dedicated enough to earn enough coins to break up to three limits I have set, as well as provide a screenshot of their achievement like the one shown above! From now until midnight EST on October 3rd, you can post any screenshot of your coin count; those who reach the tiers I've set not only get the rewards listed below, but also a spot on this journal, marking their achievement!

If you happen to have the Club Nintendo Platinum demo, and already have a headstart, that's even better!

Reach 5000g: Free Commission

Of course the most notable thing I can offer from myself is my art services, so for reaching 5000g in-game, I'll offer an art commission, free of charge!

Reach 7500g: Commission + Mii Museum Entry

For those who can break the 7k barrier, in addition to getting a free commission from me, you'll also earn a chance for a place in one of my future Final Smash Festival projects: the Mii Museum! While I can't speak of the full details at the moment, naturally it will involve Miis, as well as quite a few fan submissions, so if you manage to reach this tier, you could be part of something pretty big in the future!

Reach 10000g: Commission + Mii Museum + Exclusive Smash Artwork

If you're willing to put up with 5 characters and one stage long enough to earn 10000g in coins, I have something truly special for you!

Much like weekend events of the Pokemon World Summer, I've been working on exclusive artwork for it. Artwork that may never see the light of day beyond my computer...except for those who are able to reach 10k in coins before the full game hits the US on October 3rd! And of course, getting that will also net you the other two rewards as well!

There's two weeks to go before Smash 3DS releases in America, so let's all make the most of it people!

One last note, though: Don't go overboard with the Circle Pad. I'd hate for anyone to wind up busting their systems on my conscience...

Final Smash Festival 2014 Logo :3D-Struction: by Xero-J

The Final Smash Festival has begun, and amidst all the information we'll be receiving from the Japanese version of the game, I'm taking this time to start the first collaborative event of this series: Fighters United!

As you might expect, this collaboration will entail the playable fighters of Smash Bros. All of them. From each and every game in the series! Even those who remain hidden in Smash 4 will soon earn a spot in this grand roster artwork! (For that reason alone, there will be obvious spoilers about the remaining Smash 4 characters)

Every artist who joins will have their selection of one character to contribute to the piece, and it reaches its end when all characters have been submitted!


-To join, simply leave a comment on this journal, detailing which character you'd like to draw. This will be on a first come, first served basis, and available characters will be listed below.
Once you've chosen and completed the character, send me a link to the finished product.

-The entire character (from head to toe) must be drawn in color, sketches or linearts will not be accepted.

-You must also either submit the character as a .png file or on a transparent, or blank white background.

-When the collab is completed, all those who joined will receive the finished product through a note. You are free to upload or do whatever else you will with it!

(Characters will be listed by the game they debuted in)

Super Smash Bros. 64

    Donkey Kong



    Yoshi - UmbraWitchJeanne 





    Captain Falcon


    Jigglypuff - jigglysama 

Super Smash Bros. Melee





    Ice Climbers


    Mr. Game & Watch



    Dr. Mario

    Young Link




Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Meta Knight


    Zero Suit Samus - TheBirthdayMuffin 



    Pokémon Trainer (Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard)


    Diddy Kong


    King Dedede

    Pikmin & Olimar



    Toon Link



    Sonic - Xero-J

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS


    Wii Fit Trainer

    Rosalina & Luma

    Little Mac

    Greninja - gsd4321 



    Robin (Male)

    Robin (Female)


    Mega Man - MegaGundamMan 

    Dark Pit

    Duck Hunt

    Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings (Comment which Koopaling you want!)

Journal History


Xero-J's Profile Picture
Jalen Johnson
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot thank you stamp by nightsong-the-cat Rosalina fan stamp by Tea-Strawberry I am a CROSSOVER WRITER STAMP by coraza-de-acero

Give a llama, get a llama by Neg0ne Please comment :Stamp: by KooboriSapphire (It lets me know what I'm doing right or wrong!)

Favorite Quote: "No, I didn't [thing I very obviously did] and you can't prove I did!"

My other Art Galleries (Containing art you won't find on this site!)

VS. Universe's Official Site

Colors! Gallery

XeroJ_Designs on Twitter

Xero-J Graphic Designs on Facebook

Xer042 on Pinterest

Xero-J on Tumblr

Xero-J on Blogspot

Now that the Smash 4 Demo is available for all...Who's your favorite fighter? 

13 deviants said Mega Man!
8 deviants said Villager!
7 deviants said Mario!
5 deviants said Pikachu!
4 deviants said Link!


Sketch Only
Raleno Cinoten: 2nd Update :Sketch: by Xero-J
Rosalina: Summer in Beach Bowl :Sketch: by Xero-J
The Magna Doomship :Sketch: by Xero-J
Skylanders: Ancient Zodiac: Serpentarius :Sketch: by Xero-J
For this price, I can provide you with a hand-drawn, colorless sketch! Good for traditional art lovers!
Sketch and Lineart
Raleno Cinoten: 2nd Update :Lineart: by Xero-J
Rosalina: Summer in Beach Bowl :Lineart: by Xero-J
The Magna Doomship :Lineart: by Xero-J
Skylanders: Ancient Zodiac: Serpentarius :Lineart: by Xero-J
Gives you the hand-drawn sketch, and the digital linework. If you prefer to color things yourself, go with this!
Sketch, Lineart, and Color
Raleno Cinoten: 2nd Update by Xero-J
The Magna Doomship by Xero-J
Rosalina: Summer in Beach Bowl by Xero-J
Skylanders: Ancient Zodiac: Serpentarius by Xero-J
The whole 3-step process, in which you receive the sketch, blank linework, and a properly colored, unmarked version of your desired artwork!
Colors! 3D (Commissions Only)
Golden Classic Controller Pro :Colors 3D: by Xero-J
Game Boy Color :Colors 3D: by Xero-J
8-Bit Luigi :Colors 3D: by Xero-J
Rosalina: Windy Weather v3D :Colors 3D: by Xero-J
Special option only available through commissions!

This type of art is done through the Nintendo 3DS Colors App! For this you get not only your requested art, but if you have a way of viewing 3D images, you'll get the 3D file, too!
Galaxy Note Style (Commissions Only)
Pompadour Paragon by Xero-J
The Diamond Princess by Xero-J
Rosalina: STAR 108 T-Shirt by Xero-J
Delta the Sorceress by Xero-J
Special 3-phase color option available through commission only!

For this, you'll get the sketch as per usual, but the Lineart and Color will be done through the ultra sketchy style I use from drawing with my Galaxy Note!

However, while this is cheaper than regular color commissions, keep in mind I can only draw up to two characters with the limited space, so if you prefer detailed backgrounds or multiple characters, go with the normal one instead.
Wonderful Halloween (October 2014 Only)
Wonder-Xero by Xero-J
Wonder-Kirito / Wonder-Asuna by Xero-J
Wonderful Mario Bros. by Xero-J
Pompadour Paragon by Xero-J
It's October, and with October comes Halloween costumes, cosplay, and other such dressing shenanigans!

To celebrate the occasion, and also because I'm a massive Wonderful 101 nut, I'm taking special commissions for any character and every character to don the CENTINEL-Suit, be they actual Wonderful Ones like Red-Emeritus, Ones based off of other characters, like Mario and Kirito, or completely original Ones like Xero!

Work for Others

Requests - Closed by SweetDuke Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Collaborations - Ask Me by SweetDuke Trades - Friends Only by SweetDuke Kiribans - Closed by SweetDuke

Work I've done for others in the past are found here:…

Before anyone asks me for work, read this:
Xero-J's Requests/Commission Layout Until further notice

Especially if they're Smash Bros. related!
And by friends, I mean those in the "dA Nakama" section of my front page!
You can check their status on my front page, and in their dedicated folder.
Work Materials
Primarily Photoshop CS5.5 and Sketchbook Mobile, Pencil Sketches, Charcoal Still Lifes
What I CAN do:
Original and Fictional Characters and environments (primarily in Anime, Manga, and Video Games), Charcoal Still Lifes, Photographs, and Short Stories of any genre except horror. 
I can also do slightly provocative/fanservice-y/ecchi work, but it will take longer than usual work.
What I CAN'T/WON'T do: 
Nudity, Gore, or Ideologically Sensitive situations. I also won't do any work that maliciously mocks or parodies someone else

New Requests are Closed!

Commissions are available!

Currently I work for:

Request for PrinceofPrestige
Status 1.5/4 Lineart in Progress

Request for powerkidzforever
Status 0.5/4 Sketch in Progress

Request for HarvestLina
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Request for cartoon56
Status 1.5/4 Lineart in Progress

2nd Request for Sonicdude645
Status 0/4 Not Started Yet

Request for DaVonteWagner
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Pokemon Beach Party Commission for Lawman09
Status 4/4 In

Pokemon Beach Party Commission for MargaritaTaichou
Status 1.5/4 Sketch Complete

Color Commission for LightningStrike83
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Pokemon Beach Party Commission for Austria-Gentleman
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Pokemon Beach Party Commission for sandapolla
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Color Commission for 364wii
Status 2.5/4 Color in Progress

Smash Countdown

TWO More Days!

Until the US release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS!

Super Smash Bros for 3DS is Now Available in Japan!!!

Stuff About Me

Real Name: Jalen Johnson

Profession: Digital Artist

Other Screen Names: Xer042, jalenkenai137, Pokemon Trainer Cross (in White), Grey (in White 2), Xavier (in X)

Systems I own: NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Dreamcast, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GB/C/A/SP, DS/Lite/i/3DS, PlayStation One/2/3/P/Vita, Xbox/360, Steam on PC, iPod, iPad, and several Android-centric emulators.

Online Games I frequent: Pokemon X/Global Link, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Mario Kart 8, Kid Icarus Uprising

3DS Friend Code: 0817-3741-2956 (Comment w/ your code if you want to add me!)

(Animal Crossing: New Leaf) Verdanté's Dream Address: 5300-2184-3591

Pokemon XY Friend Safari: Dragon-type, with Gabite, Noibat, and Sliggoo

All-time Favorite Fictional Characters: Six way tie between Sonic the Hedgehog, Luigi, Princess Rosalina, Captain Falcon, Monkey D. Luffy, and BATMAN

Currently Playing: Mario Kart 8 Pokemon X, The Wonder,ful 101, Fire Emblem Awakening, Xenoblade Chronicles, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Super Smash Bros. Project M, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Bravely Default, Mother 3, Sonic After The Sequel, Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Current Favorite Shows: One Piece, Space Dandy, Sword Art Online, Mythbusters, Pokemon: The Series XY, Adventure Time, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Walker: Texas Ranger

Currently Following on Youtube: Chuggaaconroy, TheRunawayGuys, Hellfire Commentaries, BrainScratchComms, KoopaKungFu, chipcheezumlps, MasaeAnela, Ace Attorney X MLP:FIM: Turnabout Storm, TeamFourStar, PurpleeyesWTF's None Piece, mugiwarasonicteam's One Piece Abridged

Currently Reading:
The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon
Brawl in the Family
Adventures of Dr. McNinja
The Retelling of Pokemon Colosseum
Exterminatus Now

Current Songs stuck in my head:

Theme of South Island (Sonic The Hedgehog OVA)

Excited Plz's

:iconexcitedshadowplz: :iconexcitedlaytonplz: :iconexcitedlukeplz: :iconexcitedkirbyplz: :iconexcitedplz: :iconexcitedphoenixplz: :iconexcitedmayaplz: :iconsonicexcitedplz: :iconexcitedlaplz: :iconexciteddusterplz: :iconkooliodragon:


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TatsuyaSan Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for :+fav: ,,,
Stacy-L-Gage Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!!

(you should check out the rest of teh fanarts! :XD:)
zeldaholic135 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the fave!:iconfrufflesplz::iconyuihugplz::iconslowhugplz:
Joshio-En-Britannia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave, I truly appreciate it!
I will continue to amaze in future releases of my art very soon. If you ever have the time, please feel free to comment and critique my work as your opinion will be quite valuable to me. Thanks again in advance!
Luigi64 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the fav or favs by Luigi64  
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Thanks for the favorite!
JanMtz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav! Wink/Razz 
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Thanks for the fav! :iconsqueeeeplz:
HeavenlyHero Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav ^^
Badooleoo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Jaylen
Thank you for your comment about Jinjo…

You were mentioned on my radio show - Over The Top…
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