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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!



Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire release in North America today, with the rest of the world getting Smash in the weeks following!

I've decided to take this time to talk about some events around it, plus a few other major events that have happened on this account in the past few weeks!

~First, I'm sure some of you know this by now, but Love-In-Belle and I got the idea to start up a new FC this past week in the name of BoutiqueShipping! (Serena X Shauna from Pokemon X and Y for those curious)
Anyone with an affinity for that ship now has a central place in the dA community, and will be welcomed with open arms!


~Second, is a Collaboration effort I started back in September for Super Smash Bros.: Fighters United, which is slowly but surely nearing its completion! Hopefully, all entries for it will be submitted, along with the collab itself by the end of the year!

~Third, is the Final Smash Festival 2014 which, I sadly must admit, fell flat during its first 3DS centric half; a mistake I intend to rectify with the second half, known as the Winter of Wii U!

Final Smash Festival 2014 Logo :Winter of Wii U: by Xero-J

Thanks to the Wii U having a lot more features, and many of us having gained a lot of experience with the 3DS version, I can create events that take full advantage of the game!

~Finally, I have a special commission offer lined up for December to get everyone in the gift-giving spirit! To give you a small preview of it, let's just say you'll enjoy the wrapping these presents come with, I assure you!

Rona: Ribbon Outfit :Alt Colors: by Xero-J

It's been a while since I've written a real journal about events, but rest assured, I do have quite a few things lined up for the end of the year and beyond!

Now, then, if you'll excuse me, I have a few important scores to settle in For Glory mode and on the Rotation Battle circuit...

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 on Tumblr

Xero-J on Blogspot

Smash and ORAS hit the US on 11/21! What are you going for first? 

22 deviants said Smash Wii U!
12 deviants said Both!
11 deviants said Pokemon!
No deviants said Neither!

Favorite Track of the new MK8 DLC? 

10 deviants said Hyrule Circuit!
7 deviants said Mute City!
4 deviants said Yoshi Circuit!
2 deviants said Wario's Gold Mine!
1 deviant said Excitebike Arena!
1 deviant said Dragon Driftway!
1 deviant said Ice Ice Outpost!
No deviants said Rainbow Road!


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.

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

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

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

Smash 4 Demo Commission for CosmoArceus777
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Sketch, Lineart, and Color Commission for Love-In-Belle
Status 1/4 Sketch Complete

Smash Countdown

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is Now Available in North America and Japan!!!

3 More Days!

Until Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon ORAS release in the US!

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

Currently Playing: Mario Kart 8, Pokemon X, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Fire Emblem Awakening, Xenoblade Chronicles, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, 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, Steven Universe

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:


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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SHADOWLOUIX Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Artist
hanks for the fave
cartoon56 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when is my request going to be done?
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Jellynoms Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch *Free Icon/Emote* Twilight Hairball Pusheen 
Syliera Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav ~ Ene (Smile) [V7] 
satyricones Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
LinzoReborn Featured By Owner 4 days ago
KUSPIRITOM Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Thanks for the watch!!!
Love-In-Belle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know if there's a name for the manga version of BoutiqueShipping?
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Love-In-Belle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks again for the fav! i really appreciate it!!
awesome gallery btw!! keep it up!!!~ :happybounce:
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