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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Senior Member John SuMale/United States Group :icontheprincessproject: ThePrincessProject
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Mock Dullahan by JohnSu Mock Dullahan :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,461 89 Space Walk by JohnSu Space Walk :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,678 57 YoRHa No.2 Pencil by JohnSu YoRHa No.2 Pencil :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,432 74 Noodle Arms by JohnSu Noodle Arms :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 849 72 Miucina Expression Sheet by JohnSu Miucina Expression Sheet :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 815 46 Mushroom Girl by JohnSu Mushroom Girl :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,203 60 Here Comes an Old Challenger by JohnSu Here Comes an Old Challenger :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,139 80 Kuishinbou by JohnSu Kuishinbou :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 739 42 Fire Flower Enka by JohnSu Fire Flower Enka :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,023 59 Lo! Polly by JohnSu Lo! Polly :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 739 45 Kissten Cafe by JohnSu Kissten Cafe :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,366 73 Leave This To Me by JohnSu Leave This To Me :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,495 75 Zweihander by JohnSu Zweihander :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,256 105 Lion's Paw by JohnSu Lion's Paw :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 2,356 174 Crow Mom by JohnSu Crow Mom :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,332 104 Gentleman Punch by JohnSu Gentleman Punch :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 1,195 101
Get out of my head!



Me gustan las sopaipillas.
Sat May 20, 2017, 10:04 PM
Mon Jan 23, 2017, 10:13 PM
Cool Arts!
Sun Dec 4, 2016, 12:03 AM
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

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1,535 deviants said you could draw with a jawbone for all I care, as long as you deliver results
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Mock Dullahan
Sbebby was a Mock Dullahan - a slime that traipsed about in a suit of armor. She had discovered this armor under a pile of dead leaves she was eating and assumed it to be the discarded moltings of one of those knights she had seen on occasion. She crawled into the shell and found that the armor acted as an exoskeleton, enabling her to walk.

Sbebby found several things soon after. The first was that after much time and practice, she could run and even jump, and was able to cover much wider areas for foraging. The second was that she no longer needed to fear owls because of the protection the armor afforded her. The third was a sword! She found a sword.

She wasn't very good with it since she didn't have the proper musculoskeletal system, but she found she could make a pretty wicked chop just by slinging it around in a wide arc (an easy task without a spine or elbows). She accidentally decapitated herself several times doing this until she figured it'd be less trouble to just carry her head in her other arm. In this configuration, humans mistook her for a Dullahan and kept well away from her, which is just as well since she was equally terrified of them.

With her sword and armor, she could probably hold her own against a human or two, but she feared gaining the attention of a human community, for those were notoriously sensitive. She had eaten tomatoes from their fields once, and thereafter found her forest teeming with hunters. She was rid of them only after dumping slime-o-plasm into their traps to fake her demise. Luckily, no human in their right mind would try to hunt her now that they believed her to be a Dullahan. Only happy times from here on out!



The concept for Sbebby came about from hearing someone profess their love of slime girls and dullahans. This sounded to me like a challenge to combine the two natures into one subject.

While I'm not all that into the decapitation thing, I did really want to try drawing a slime in an armor! Goop is fun to draw. This is actually the second try at this, the first being a less ambitious artwork with a more modest design. The second time around I shortened the skirt for mobility and exposed her midriff to show more slime. I also tried restyling her hair to look more melty/goopy.

My favorite part of her anatomy is probably the pseudo radius & ulna in the slime arm. But my least favorite part of the picture was probably trying to figure out how the shadows on the ground would work with her hand right under the light source. In the end I resorted to mocking up the scene in 3D to see how the computer would light it, and then painting the shadows based on that.

Tough work, but fun!

Made in Clip Studio Paint
Space Walk
The details of the mission were forgotten to Sana now. It was apparently very important, and she was certain she had accomplished it, but she could not remember anything about what it was or what had happened during it. Those details could have probably explained her current condition. She didn't always look like this, but over time her form had deteriorated as she lost her sense of self and forgot what she was supposed to look like. Was her name even Sana? Or was that someone else...?

Oh well, it didn't matter. She had only one goal now: to return home. Even though she had forgotten many things, she still had one vivid memory of a bright blue planet with white marbling. With only this memory to guide her, she wanders the cosmos in search of any clues that could lead her to the blue star.


Admittedly, Sana's backstory isn't very deep, but I also didn't really want to delve into it in order to preserve the mystery. I left both questions of "What Happened to Her" and "What is She" unanswered since I think there are a lot of interesting directions this could have gone in from a sci-fi angle. Is this the result of cosmic magic? Is she the suit itself? Or could this have been a complication of time travel?

Additionally, I would have liked to provide some idea of how her journey goes, but I couldn't find a good way to segue into it. It'd be super boring if she just space-walked in a straight line for a million years through the void, so I imagine she actually encounters other folks on her voyage, like aliens and even humans, who try to help her locate the planet she describes. You'd think the space humans would recognize the description as Earth, but this doesn't seem to be the case, possibly because these folks have never been there or because it is no longer blue. Or maybe it is gone. OR MAYBE SANA IS THE PLANET (I am going to stop here).

I listened to a lot of Space Dog while drawing/writing this.

Character drawn in Flash
Background drawn in Clip Studio
YoRHa No.2 Pencil
It's been a while since I've drawn some fan art, so here's Nier Automata's 2B!

She is tackling her hardest challenge against machines yet: the fickle Scantron.
She'd better stay sharp and keep on her toes. Fill 'em with lead!

2B and Pod © Square Enix and PlatinumGames
Scantron © Scantron Corporation
Made in Flash CS4
Noodle Arms
There once lived an udon chef and his wife. Though the two wanted children, they were unable to conceive (something was wrong with his noodle). In their loneliness they made a dough baby and named it Komugi. But then a competitive eater arrived at the store to take on their noodle challenge, and they placed Komugi in the oven in order to get to focus on their work. Long story short, the competitive eater almost lost, but in the end he came through with an amazing turnaround that was praised in the local newspaper and was the talk of the restaurant for months to come. Nine months, even.

At the end of the nine months, the udon couple were startled to hear a cry from the oven where they had forgotten their dough baby in all the excitement of TAKESHI OBAYASHI, 1998 WORLD CHAMPION PASTA-EATER. Anyhow, they opened the oven and were surprised to discover a beautiful, writhing baby girl! With a scream which started in terror and ended in delight, the couple cradled the child and then determined that she was maybe not ready yet, and put her back in for another 20-30 minutes until she was no longer sticky.

Komugi was just like any other human child growing up, except that her diet consisted mainly of starches and carbohydrates, and that her arms, legs, and hair were tentacle-y noodles. These noodles would continue to grow throughout her life and would occasionally need trimming to prevent her from tripping over herself or getting tangled. The noodle grows weak and numb the farther out it grows, so there's no advantage to keeping them at longer lengths except as a whipping appendage. Trimming can be done without any discomfort as long as it's done far enough away from the root. These trimmings have been approved as food grade material, but they are surprisingly tough and rubbery and don't stop moving for quite a while.

She's fairly dexterous with her noodle arms, but struggles with chopsticks, often dropping half her noodles on the floor when she eats. Her father bought her a fork to use, but being the udon daughter of an udon chef, she had very strong opinions about how udon should be eaten. She can move her hair like she does her arms and legs, but tries to keep it to a minimum in public since it frightens people. She also enjoys boiling hot baths, but if she soaks for too long, her skin becomes puffy and sensitive. 

Her family also has a yakisoba dog named Dogpan. He was their attempt to make a second child, but uhhh I guess this is okay too. He's a good pupper.

Made in Clip Studio Paint EX
Miucina Expression Sheet
While trying to figure out how to draw Miucina more consistently and fluently, I decided to try tackling this meme (or challenge?) from 10 years ago.

It was a good practice! In addition to getting more comfortable drawing her, I also got to understand her personality more from which expressions seemed to fit her.
She is an excitable and awkward child.

Here's the template I used:
25 Essential Expressions by napalmnacey


John Su
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TheRACOONIST Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your art style is amazing, I like it.
Storygal-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I like your art a lot. ^ ^
Jon-Smitten Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, I love your cutesy art direction and the thoughtful background stories you include in your art! I have some lessons to learn from you, keep it up! :thumbsup:
jkalsop Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Amazing art! I love your style!!!
princeofallsofas Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Your art is so awesome and funny :la:
sphelon8565 Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi your art looks great keep it up :greetings: :aww:
093102748771302 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
you're so fucking funny. why are you so fucking funny? youre like the rock lee of funniness
Reser2252 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you won my watch :3
susanoo0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love your cyborg drawings, hope to see more :D 
Saffireprowler Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Really neat work!
Four-Skulls Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to say I also like to smell my upper lip.
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Merry Christmas!

And happy new year!…
inkblush Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Rabid-Squirrelly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say that I really like the stories that you create for all your artworks. Do you come up with the story or the art first?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually the art. I try to think of the story as I draw it, and then I really have to think of the story as I write it.
Rabid-Squirrelly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing. Your stories are just so creative
sonicmega Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
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 Nov 26, 2016
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 
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