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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Senior Member John SuMale/United States Group :icontheprincessproject: ThePrincessProject
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Hello everyone. c:
Sat Sep 17, 2016, 8:12 AM
Sat Sep 10, 2016, 8:17 PM
Pointing out the uncanny resemblance of the character to the john su.
Mon May 23, 2016, 8:13 PM
I'm bored of everything and am now typing in a random boxx because I saw a comic on tapastic where a character puts on glasses and suddenly looks like the john su so I googled the name to make sure I spelled it right so I could make a comment on the comic
Mon May 23, 2016, 8:12 PM
Thu May 12, 2016, 6:12 PM
Man, you were one of the first people on DA that I started 'watching'. I'm glad to see you be as creative as ever.
Sun Feb 21, 2016, 12:27 PM
Your art is awesome dude :)
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 4:13 PM
Wed Jan 27, 2016, 8:40 AM
Hi!! I'm shouting!!! Check out my art Senpai!!!
Mon Jan 4, 2016, 4:01 PM
I hope to see him at a convention sometime!
Sun Nov 8, 2015, 8:22 AM

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Kuishinbou by JohnSu
Quiche Winbow is a biophysical anomaly. She eats and eats and never goes to the bathroom. Where does it go? Does she even need to eat, or is she doing this for fun? Some believe she is an anthropomorphized black hole, and that the matter she consumes is lost forever or teleported to another location. Even the denizens of Foodland - who love to be eaten - are afraid because they can't tell if being eaten by her is technically wasting food or not, so they run from her on sight (except for Sausage-kun. Sausage-kun just wants to be eaten by a beautiful woman).

As for the girl herself, she doesn't know either - this has just always been the way she's been. "I just want to try eating at least one of everything," she said as she shoveled fermented fish heads into her mouth. When asked if she felt estranged from the rest of humanity because of her condition, she nodded sadly. "I don't understand toilet humor."

Scientific studies have been unfruitful, as all instruments deployed into her mouth have been expensively lost. Quiche asked for seconds, which were denied by the budgeting officers.


This is one of the fastest illustrations I've made in a long time! It took me probably about...3 days? One of the factors that sped this up for me was that I turned off anti-aliasing entirely. The original file was a 4000x4500 image, so you can't normally notice the pixels. One of the things that removing anti-aliasing did for me was to make bucket fills and magic wand selection much easier since there were no fuzzy edges anywhere, and I was able to comfortably put all the colors on one layer. Not that I did, though. Quiche's colors are actually separated into her flats, shadows, and highlights. But by the time I got to the Foods, I was feeling comfortable enough to have all their colors one just one layer under their line art. Anyhow, I think this works out very well for cel-shaded art, and I'm definitely going to try this again in the future.

As for the title, "Kuishinbou" is Japanese for "glutton." I originally wanted to call this "Cuisine Beau" because it sounds pretty much the same, but some internet sleuthing revealed that "Beau" is a male designation, so I gave up on that. What I settled on 30 minutes ago was the next best thing: Quiche Winbow.

Well, that's all for now. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Made in Clip Studio Paint EX
Fire Flower Enka by JohnSu
Fire Flower Enka
Enka (炎花) is a fire flower, which is probably closer to "fungus fairy" than actual flower. She normally floats over the woodlands looking for dead or overgrown stems and branches, attaching herself to them when found (thus giving her the appearance of a flower). She then spreads her incandescent hyphae through select parts of the plant to consume it over the course of the next several hours. When her task is complete, she twists off from the charred plant matter (which then crumbles apart) and floats away to repeat the cycle.

Enka's flowerlike appearance coupled with the scent of heated sap will often attract the unnecessary attention of bees. "I'm not a flower! Go away!" Enka will say. "Are you sure? I just want to help!" the bee will reply. "Yes, I am sure. I'm closer to 'fungus fairy' than anything else," explains Enka. "But you smell like a real nice flower, though!" insists the bee.  And they will argue like this for a while until Enka starts swinging fire at it to drive it away, only to be visited by another bee with the same questions. The bees are very persistent because they really like that smell, and they also really like Enka but are too shy to say it. Actually, it might be the same bee that returns, pretending to be a different bee.


I wrote about 4 different descriptions for this piece before finally settling on this version. Early drafts had Enka as a species of pepper (Capsicum alraune) and would go into detail about the anthers on her hair and the nectar in her crown and how the claw arm was actually an ovary that would turn into an incendiary fruit if it ever got pollinated. And while it was kind of fun to make up these facts, it was very sad to think about how she's stuck to one spot forever and is just a jerk to these bees for no reason. It wasn't until the other night when I thought "What if she was a parasite?" that her existence became much more interesting. Her role was later developed into a pruner, but the gist of it was to give her mobility and to free her from the short, weird life of a flower. 

Now time for me to go and work on something else.

Short process gif here
Made in Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio)
Lo! Polly by JohnSu
Lo! Polly
It's been almost a year since my first try at 3D modelling, but I decided to give low poly another shot, so here we are!

You can spin her model around here:

Polly's Bio:
Polly is a Macaw harpy turned pirate, sailing the seas in search of the fabled "oyster crackers." Her journey will come to end after years of fruitless searching when she finally succumbs to despair in a New England bar and orders a bowl of clam chowder. She then discovers that the accompanying crackers were served on land, not sea, all this time, and that the true form of One Piece is actually a long running manga masterpiece.

I'm enjoying 3D! Next I want to try making a high-poly model.

Made in Blender
Kissten Cafe Omake 02 by JohnSu
Kissten Cafe Omake 02
A short comic based on the characters introduced here:
Kissten Cafe by JohnSu

First comic here:
Kissten Cafe Omake 01 by JohnSu


John Su
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
"If you try dying, you'll die trying."

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sonicmega Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I'm really happy that you still pursue artwork. I make it a point of watching Final Fantasy A+ at least once a year to remind myself what dedication + inspiration can lead to.

Best of luck in your pursuits!
tardelia Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I noticed that deviantartist suchann is using Happy Cat drawn by you as a deviantID picture. Has she/he permission for using it?
GiusyRevenge Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Filmographer
hi!! I'm just here to say you really have great art! :) I'm Giusy Smith,nice to meet you Nice To Meet You Handshake Emoticon. Otoya Ittoki (Nice to meet you) [V2] 
barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know i have to say your anime artwork looks nice,I wonder what you can use them for professional?Also i am making a comic book miniseries about the life of a mangaka from a perspective of a an american,May i have your permission to use artwork for the fictional manga with the story?

And also is there some cheat for bonesweeper because this game is difficult 
chiruuka Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art goals, damn. :0
Gothika47 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Hello where can i contact you about a question regarding the use of your art?
NeutralChilean Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No doubt. You got an amazing gallery, i'll use this page for inspiration! :typerhappy:
Kidsy128 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student General Artist
PokuriMio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty much obsessed with all the art you do xD thanks for being a huge inspiration :)
imac007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Hope you're doing alright. Love the art.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for checkin' up on me and enjoying the art!

I'm alright.
LaughButts Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*farts an art*
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Johnsu! Tabled across from you @ AX and was nice meeting you and talking with you and larein!! :heart: Hope to see you both at future cons and looking forward to future posts!! :'D
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Tsurugi! It took me a long time to get around to my message box here, but thanks for dropping by!
Napdust Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
will u be my boyfriend 

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Yojama Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Do you do request?
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Generally I don't because of limited time.
Yojama Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
RBreakersTCG Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dayum, you have some really amazing art!
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