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



It's high time I updated this journal, since April and (sadly) the SwApril 2015 event I had hoped to get going are long past (I'm not about to let that go just yet, since I have a few plans, and when those plans are in motion, what is currently the SwApril gallery will change accordingly)

However, as June is upon us, I'm sure you know what that brings if you've seen my gallery around this time in years past...

Pokemon World Summer 2013 Logo by Xero-JPokemon World Summer 2014 Logo by Xero-J

While the Pokemon World Summer event usually takes place around August, for this year, I want to do something a little bit different...something more...expansive. What exactly, does that mean, you may ask? You'll soon find out, once the event begins following this year's E3!

But before I get to that, there's something I absolutely need to address with many of you. Specifically, those of you who have asked me about commissions and requests and other such things.

I want to make it clear that, despite my general lack of updates to my board and usual means of notifications; I have not forgotten any requests or commissions (in fact, I intrinsically can't forget commissions, since there's actual money involved in those), but I have yet to update the board to reflect that.

I apologize for the inordinate amount of time some of you have had to wait for these to be finished, but I promise you, one of my goals for this summer will be to completely clear my board of previous obligations before any serious events begin on my gallery!

Things will start to pick up once I finish Saturn Dreams, and especially once E3 kicks into gear and I have my usual reviews of their presentations!

Also, as of this writing, this gallery has officially reached over 100,000 pageviews...probably should plan something for that, maybe...;)
...And what a day to be back, considering today is both April Fool's day and the day of a Nintendo Direct! (In fact I've already voiced my opinions of the direct in a separate journal!)

Anyway, I've got quite a bit of news tonight, but I'll start with the important stuff...

First, the main changes to my general means of drawing sketches: the fact that my scanner no longer works, so for the time being, I'm going to be using one of my old printers to scan stuff. This means that, for better or worse, my sketches are going to look different until I can get a new scanner. (Or until someone can find a way to downgrade iOS 8.2 to iOS 5, whichever comes first)

Next, the announcement of my latest subseries of artwork!

SwApril 2015 Logo by Xero-J

A month dedicated to swapping stuff around! (Mostly costumes and genders, but if anyone has any ideas they'd like to share, I'm happy to hear them!)

While I was finagling with my DA gallery, I also decided to add two new folders to my Favorites pages: Mega Man and Sword Art Online!
True, most of the pics in these collections are of Roll and Asuna, respectively, but if you're into looking through Collections, your life just got a little bit easier!

Finally, as I had planned to do, before my hiatus started, I'm going to try to set up a few Nintendo related weekend events, including games such as Codename S.T.E.A.M, Monster Hunter 4, Pokemon, Fossil Fighters Frontier, and of course, Smash Bros.! (Gotta break Mewtwo in, somehow, right?)

...I'm not going to lie, it still feels a bit weird to come back after all this time, and it might still be weird for a while to me, but I have no intention of staying away from artistry for much longer, and I certainly have no intention of making my name a name others can count on!

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 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

Xero-J Graphic Designs on Facebook

Xer042 on Pinterest

Xero-J Sketchbook on Tumblr

Xero-J Personal on Tumblr

Xero-J on Blogspot

E3 Discussion Poll #2! Which reveal out of all the conferences blew your mind most? 

13 deviants said The one where...

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

18 deviants said Sony!
4 deviants said Microsoft!
1 deviant said EA!
1 deviant said Ubisoft!


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 :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
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:
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.
Smash Style Symbols
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
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!)
Splatoon: Inkling Initiative :Summer 2015 Only:
Splatoon X STAR 108 by Xero-J
The Pen Is Mightier by Xero-J
I'm on a serious Splatoon kick in terms of art lately, and especially coming up with custom Inkling characters and weapons!

To that end, I've decided to make designing Inkling characters or weapon concepts for others a special Summer exclusive option here at a discounted price!
Not only that, but any purchases made here have the option of either being drawn normally or in Galaxy Note style, at your choice!

Not only only that, but like the Gift Ribbon Girls series before it, any commission made here will go toward a special collage by Summer's end!

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 but I'm not doing anything shipping related. I'm burnt out on that, quite frankly.

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 als

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

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

Request for DaVonteWagner
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Smash 4 Demo Commission for Yoshitaichi
Status 1.5/4 Lineart in Progress

Smash 4 Demo Commission for BomberTim
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Color Commission for Lawman09
Status 1.5/4 Lineart in Progress

Color Commission for Ossoona18
Status 2.5/4 Lineart in Progress

Color Commission for Ringing-Belle
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Color Commission for Ringing-Belle
Status 0/4 Not Started Yet

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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inkumechpro Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for visiting us =)
Vivid-Cure Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Hey, just thought I'd let you know that if you want to use one of my FCs, you're welcome to do so.
GageLamug Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OMg I've seen the artwork an this is awesome! Thank you so much for the request, and with that you earned a watch, again, thank you
bluefluke Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Hey, thanks for the fave. You are awesome! :meow:
kokoammm Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm so glad you enjoyed my Asuna picture!!! Asuna (Smile 1) [V1] 
TheGoldenKinoku Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave! *bows*
Stacy-L-Gage Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave!

(you should check out the rest of the fanarts! :D)
GreilMercenary Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Here's a link to Ringing'Belle's newest account.
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CecaniaCorabell Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave!!
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