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



Happy 30th Anniversary, Mario! (A1E8-0000-0018-35D2)…

A quick little celebration for Mario's 30th Anniversary, using the Classic Mario Amiibo I got that same day!

Starman's Maze (FCBC-0000-0018-9D0B)…

One of the many ideas I've had about using Super Stars to race through dangerous terrain, in this case, a long spiky tunnel followed up with a cloud-riding trial through walls blocked with Fire Pirahna Plants!

New Super Mario Bros...2? (3242-0000-0019-12BE)…

It's pretty obvious that coins are pretty much just for show outside of the 100 Mario Challenge, but that doesn't mean it's still fun to run through a massive shower of them!

Ups and Downs (32F1-0000-001F-E807)…

The first course I actually put effort into creating, designed to test the New Super Mario Bros U style's wall jumping abilities.

Pac-Maze (E334-0000-0020-95A8)…

Does this need an introduction? It's Pac-Man, for crying out loud! The only things are, the warp tunnels on either side are a bit defective, and the "ghosts" have remembered they can go through the walls!

Gauntlet Castle (75A9-0000-002E-08E9)…

My first shot at a castle level, and it's a big one, with several rooms full of dangerous enemies, hidden secrets and a fireball duel with the Koopa King himself!

An Explosive Race (854A-0000-0030-E5A7)…

Another "Grab a Super Star and run like heck" level, only this one's more straight forward...and more full of Bob-omb-chucking Lakitus!

Bowser is the Key!? (6BC1-0000-0031-B4ED)…

One of my personal favorites, as this one requires a bit of skill and luck! The castle is lined with hard blocks and the only way forward is to play a deadly game of dodge the fireball as Bowser chases you through it!

Flying Practice (3C4F-0000-0034-AE00)…

If you're not familiar with using the Cape to fly in Super Mario World, you will be by the time you finish this level, especially if you don't want to run into the very unpleasant surprise waiting for you on the ground!

The Element of Disguise (C5AB-0000-003A-2052)…

Imitation is the best form of flattery, they say, and this series of rooms puts that adage to good use, as you use the Mystery Mushroom to show everyone to rethink the policy of "accept no substitutes"..

Kuribo's Marathon (8351-0000-0044-039A)…

What was once the rarest of Mario power-ups is now the focal point of this course as the entire terrain can be traversed only by way of a size 30-something boot! (Or high-heel, if you prefer...)

The Magna Doomship (6E9A-0000-0047-A88E)…

The Magna Doomship from VS Universe makes its first explorable appearance!...sort of. The battle to take down the mighty craft will take you through several chambers full of enemies as you fight to reach and destroy the core of the ship, before escaping to a duel with Bowser in the skies!

Plugging the Pipes (EB65-0000-0057-EE08)…

The first instance seen in a long while of Mario actually engaging in his plumbing profession, as the pipes in this area are more than leaky; they're full of enemies!

MMMMMM: The Space Station (2219-0000-0067-75DB)…

An almost perfect Mario-fied replica of the first stage from VVVVVV! Because Mario levels are more horizontal than vertical in this game, I had to get a bit creative with where the warp pipes and areas connect...
Remember back in my Journal in July, when I said in that the prices for all of my commissions would be raised in September?

Well, it's September, and since I'm already in overdrive mode to finish the backlog I've built up, I figured it's time for me to reaffirm my ground rules...

~First and foremost in your minds will definitely be the prices, so I'll get that out of the way, right now...

Starting September 28, 2015...

:NOTE: For those of you who wish to use real money for these commissions, I should also make it clear: I also accept PayPal as payment, if you wish to pay me directly.

Sketch Only - Old Price: 100 :points:/ $1 USD ~ New Price: 200 :points: / $2 USD

Sketch and Lineart - Old Price: 200 :points: / $2 USD ~ New Price: 400 :points: / $4 USD

Sketch, Lineart, and Color - Old Price: 400 :points: / $4 USD ~ New Price: 750 :points: / $7.50 USD

Colors! 3D - Old Price: 300 :points: / $3 USD ~ New Price: 500 :points: / $5 USD

Galaxy Note Style - Old Price: 250 :points: ~ New Price: 300 :points: / $3 USD

Smash Style Symbols - Old Price: 50 :points: ~ New Price: 100 :points: / $1 USD

One Shot Comics - Old Price: 500 :points: / $5 USD  ~ New Price: 1000 :points: / $10 USD

~Second, is my policy on requests, and I have good news and bad news about that...

-I'll get the bad news out of the way first; starting from September 28, 2015, requests will be on complete lockdown from then until November 1st, so unless money is involved, don't even bother asking.

-Good news is, once requests do open back up in November, my Three Request rule will go into effect as well, which means newcomers get THREE free requests before having to pay, and those of you who've used up your two free ones already will get an extra freebie as well!

~Finally, there's the matter of my special limited "Pokemon Mega Showcase" and "Splatoon: Inkling Initiative" commission options; those deals will now end on September 25, to give any late adopters time to get in on it!

To those of you who will be inconvenienced by this price change, I apologize, but I feel that this is a good time for me to change the way I work for others; mainly because I feel like my natural skill as an artist has grown enough that I don't feel comfortable charging so little anymore, and partially because I feel that the prospect of higher income will motivate me to work on stuff at a much quicker pace! 

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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 AskGooroo 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

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Xer042 on Pinterest

Xero-J Sketchbook on Tumblr

Xero-J Personal on Tumblr

Xero-J on Blogspot

Made any courses in Super Mario Maker? 

35 deviants said I don't have Super Mario Maker.
7 deviants said Not Yet!
5 deviants said Yep! (Comment with its ID!)

E3 Discussion Poll #1! So, who do you think took charge with the announcements today? 

21 deviants said Sony!
4 deviants said Microsoft!
2 deviants said Ubisoft!
1 deviant said EA!


Sketch Only
Raleno Cinoten 2014 :Sketch: by Xero-J
Miku in the Space Zone v2 Sketch by Xero-J
Rosalina the Samurai :Sketch: by Xero-J
Splatoon :Sketch: by Xero-J
Red the Sorcerer :Sketch: by Xero-J
Nana's Wii-U X 3DS: Faceplate Fashion :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 2014 :Lineart: by Xero-J
Miku in the Space Zone v2 :Lineart: by Xero-J
Rosalina the Samurai :Lineart: by Xero-J
Splatoon :Lineart: by Xero-J
Red the Sorcerer :Lineart: by Xero-J
Nana's Wii-U X 3DS: Faceplate Fashion :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 2014 by Xero-J
Miku in the Space Zone v2 by Xero-J
Rosalina the Samurai by Xero-J
Splatoon by Xero-J
Red the Sorcerer by Xero-J
Nana's Wii-U X 3DS: Faceplate Fashion ~Art Trade~ 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 :Commission 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
No Rest For The Virtuous :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 :Commission Only:
Lodestar Raleno by Xero-J
Rosalina: STAR 108 T-Shirt by Xero-J
Zinnia X Rosette ~Commission~ by Xero-J
Pompadour Paragon by Xero-J
The Diamond Princess by Xero-J
Goddess Hestia 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.
Smash Style Symbols :Commission Only:
Marl Kingdom Universe Symbol by Xero-J
Xero-J Original Universe Symbol by Xero-J
Paragon-R Universe Symbol by Xero-J
Sword Art Online Universe Symbol by Xero-J
Gunstar Heroes Universe Symbol by Xero-J
Ever since Smash Bros., I've been a fan of the idea that every series has an insignia to represent them, which I why I often make my own for those outside Smash, or of my own design.

I've decided I can do the same for any universe of yours (or a universe of something you've seen or played before!)
One Shot Comics :Commission Only:
Who Gets Him First? :Mini-Comic: by Xero-J
Too Much Water :Mini-Comic: by Xero-J
Lament of the Save Block :Mini-Comic: by Xero-J
Paragon-R: That Day... by Xero-J
Recruiter's Remorse :Mini-Comic: by Xero-J
Portal Problems ~Commission~ :Mini-Comic: by Xero-J
Since I want to get back into comic work, and I also want to make a career of it, if you have an idea of something for a one-page comic or set of panels, let me know and I'll take it on (for a price of course!)

(Note: The maximum page size for these is considered to be Tabloid (11 x 17 in), so try to keep it concise!)

Stuff About Me

Real Name: Jalen Johnson

Profession: Digital Artist

Other Screen Names: Xer042, jalenkenai137

Pokemon Trainer Personas: Cross (in White), Grey (in White 2), Xavier (in X), Emerl (in Emerald and Omega Ruby)

Systems I own: NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Dreamcast, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GB/C/A/SP/Micro, DS/Lite/i/3DS/New3DSXL, PlayStation One/2/3/P/Vita, Xbox/360/One, Steam on PC, iPod, iPad, and several Android-centric emulators.

Online Games I frequent: Pokemon Omega Ruby/Global Link, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

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, Rosalina, Captain Falcon, Monkey D. Luffy, and BATMAN

Currently Playing: Mario Kart 8, Pokemon Omega Ruby, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Bravely Default, Mother 3, Sonic After The Sequel, Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Hyrule Warriors

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, Steven Universe, Sonic Boom, Kill la Kill

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, Cinema Sins

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:


If you plan on thanking me for any fave or watch, I recommend you do so on my actual Favorites page instead of here.


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Becarra Featured By Owner 1 day ago
smiley onion Heya! Thanks for leaving the +fav for 'Triple Trouble' The girls and I really appreciate it :D Muajajaja..How funny..Onion 
WageGannon6 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Hey Xero, I just wanna let you know that I'll be making some more commissions after Halloween is over. But I also happen to have one small question. How many commissions can we take at a time? Since, I currently have 3 ideas for commissions and if I were to take em' all together (not all in 1 picture, just separate pics), I'd probably have to pay a bit more money for that. (All of my ideas are the Sketch, Lineart, & Color option) I've decided to go with PayPal commissions rather than points from now on since I thought that points are a bit complicated to me. Due to my 3 ideas, I would have to do the math: 7.50 X 3 = 22.50. I do happen to have the money right now but I'm not ready yet. I still want to get all the Halloween stuff out of the way before that happens. So, the conclude this question, can I give 3 ideas all at once or will have to do them one by one? The reason why I'm asking this is while I checked the current commissions and requests, I noticed that Vivid-Cure had 2 commissions in progress. (Sorry if I'm pointing that out)

And by the way, still looking forward to my other commission that's currently in progress. (:icongabenewellplz: -Hopefully, it would have been worth the wait!)
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FluffyCupcakes13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just saw your art and it looks awesome! I can tell you like Mario, Sonic and Pokemon! The best things ever!~ :3 Here's a watch! Just carry on with what you're doing! Neko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] 
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XXFanXofX4869XX Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
In the future, I intend to commish you for a beach picture. Two pairs I like (BoutiqueShip and Ristelle from Tales of Vesperia) enjoying some summer Emerald Coast. 

With everyone's favorite cat/frog pair! :iconbigplz: :iconfroggehplz:

Sketch, lineart, color, of course. But not right now. Curse you, hospital bills....
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Vivid-Cure Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Do you want to trade or are you busy at the moment?
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VonGrimm Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
hey there, and thanks for the :+fav:! :)
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pokemorphOmega Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
As for boutiqueshipping, you could draw them in team flare outfits once
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ChrisTitan16 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015   Writer
Hello. How are you?
Areal-Llort Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
you should draw a luma sleeping inside rosalina's panty drawer, and rosalina is like standing there with a >:T face expression because she is not thrilled by it
bds314 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the Fav!^^
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