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Pokemon World Summer 2014 Logo by Xero-J

Alas, we have reached the final week of August, and with it, the final week of the Pokemon World Summer 2014...

Expect to see the end of Fashion Fantasy, the beginning of the final set, Creature Feature, the completion of any pending Pokemon Beach Party commissions, and a few surprises for the future...

Speaking of Pokemon Beach Party commissions, those will shut down permanently on September 1st, 2014, and every other type of commission and request will be closed temporarily from that day onward, while I focus on some other stuff...

If you've got the points or PayPal, and you want something from me, this is your last chance to get it!

Before I sign off for now, I just want to leave you with a small preview from my tumblr sketchbook...
Xero-J: 3 Years by Xero-J

...Was the day one Jalen Xero-J Johnson hit the "Become a Deviant!" button on this site, and well, became a deviant.

In those short 3 years, so many things have changed.

That day, I was set to begin my first year of college the month following, and was forced to learn managing my time here, as well as completing my studies. Now I've graduated, and am already looking for a job.

Since then, I've drawn hundreds and hundreds of pictures of varying quality, medium, and subject, and met a great many people in doing so.

I've watched this site grow and slowly, but surely change to make an artist's life easier (and sometimes harder), and I've watched many Groups form and fall.

My own art, my own stories, and my own characters have undergone changes, revisions, and reboots so often, I tend to forget what they first looked like...

I came into this site with little to no idea how anything worked. Now, not only am I able to converse with people online as easily as I can speak to others in real life, but I've even taught and inspired others to become better artists themselves through my work.

I've gone from keeping to myself in and out of dA to forming genuine friendships with fellow artists and thinkers, even branching my name into several social medias I once wanted nothing to do with....

An entire generation of consoles ended and a new one began in the time I've spent on this site.

...But looking at all the things that have changed, I can say for sure one thing that will never change is this:

My dream of becoming an artist that people will remember.

An artist that people will see as someone who inspires them to rise up and do great things themselves.

Someone who helps others when they're down, and is helped in return.

The kind of artist that anyone, from simple dA accounts, to big names like UDON and Dark Horse end up going to when they want something done.

A Paragon of the art world.

That's what I'll keep working to achieve from now until the day I can no longer lift a pencil.

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!)

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

Well so much for my last poll, in light of the recent Nintendo Direct...Now that Shulk is in, who do you expect to show up next of the leaked fighters? 

7 deviants said Bowser Jr.!
6 deviants said Duck Hunt Dog!
3 deviants said Someone else I forgot to mention!
2 deviants said Dr. Mario!
2 deviants said Wolf!
1 deviant said Dark Pit!
1 deviant said Impa!


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.
Pokemon Beach Party (July and August 2014 Only)
Ash X Dual!Iris Poolside ~Request~ by Xero-J
Sub-Zero Beach ~Request~ by Xero-J
N-dless Summer by Xero-J
Beach Beauty Contest ~Commission~ by Xero-J
Dawn X Serena: Pool Party ~Commission~ by Xero-J
Special commission available only during July and August 2014.

Available for the Pokemon World Summer 2014 Series, in which those choose this option can have me draw any Trainer and Pokemon of their choosing (official or fan-made) in some sort of sun, surf, or other such beach-oriented setting! (Within reason! As long as you don't break the CAN'T/WON'T do parameter seen here)

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
You can check their status on my front page, and in their dedicated folder.
Work Materials
(Digital Work [Stuff like Photoshop and Sketchbook] and Drawing Work [from Pencil Sketches to 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, real or fictional.
I will vehemently refuse to

New Requests are Closed!

Commissions are available until September 1st!

FTR, my personal priority in terms of work at this moment is:

1. Pokemon Beach Party Commissions
2. Regular Commissions
3. Pokemon-related Requests
4. Regular Requests

Understanding my priorities should give you a rough idea of how long you'll have to wait!

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

7 Weeks

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

3 Weeks

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

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 7, 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: Pokemon X, The Wonderful 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, Project X Zone, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Skylanders: Swap Force, Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds, Bravely Default

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, 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:

Strike The Earth! (Shovel Knight)

Excited Plz's

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


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Thanks for add +fav Heart 
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Thank you so much!!! <3 :-* 
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Thank you Jalen salmon heart bullet 
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thx for the fave, more to come ^_^
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Thanks a lot for faving my " GOKU " :iconsayhiplz: :iconsuperonionplz:
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Thanks for the+fav ! :D
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Thanks for the watch and the favs, means a lot ^^
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thank you so much for the favorite^^
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