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Get out of my head!



Heeeee's back! :D
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:07 AM
another drawer i'd like to watch, ends up being inactive
Sun Sep 6, 2015, 5:39 AM
You ARE the guy who made Balloon Duel! And FINAL FANTASY A+! Holy crap, you're Mousekliks?!
Sat May 2, 2015, 1:38 PM
Shank. Now I'm SENPAI- I quit
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:41 AM
Holy crap, are you the guy that made Balloon Duel on NG?
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 2:27 AM
WHOOP WHOOP *dances*
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 6:48 PM
Mon Nov 3, 2014, 4:06 PM
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How do you feel about my use of PaintTool SAI in my work? 

1,491 deviants said you could draw with a jawbone for all I care, as long as you deliver results
529 deviants said it's fine as it is; this is a nice balance of vector/raster
468 deviants said please use more of it; painting is the way to go!
30 deviants said please use less of it; I want to see Flash art!


Cinnamu by JohnSu
Made some fanart of Uzuki Shimamura last night
Her nickname is Shimamu, which I then corrupted to Cinnamu and had to draw

Don't eat her dress! She spent a long time baking it.
Also, don't chew cinnamon sticks - it is basically wood and will cut up your mouth.

Uzuki Shimamura and IDOLMster Cinderella Girls ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Made in Flash
Global Cartographer Atlyss by JohnSu
Global Cartographer Atlyss
Atlyss hails from a far away land across the sea.
2 years ago she had set out to buy some peaches and got lost.
She is now attempting to chart the entire world in hopes of finding a way home.

So I had participated in an art contest back in August for Chain Chronicle where they were accepting original art in addition to fan art. In the end, I placed fourth in the top 5, winning me some delicious in-game fruit~

In the course of coloring this in Manga Studio, I discovered I could apply gradient maps to the image! However, as exciting and satisfying as that experience was for me, I felt like there were a couple of things I could have done better for this contest: 

1) The composition lacks impact. Her facial expression as well as pose don't do much to make this an interesting piece to look at, and her silhouette doesn't leave much of an impact. Possible options could have included making that map scroll on her back way bigger, or throwing her into the air or making her cry while running away from a giant centipede, I don't know

2) The content could have been more directed towards the player base. Since this contest was for the Global version of the game (as opposed to the Japanese), I had been focused on theming it likewise - hence the "Global Cartographer" title. While this theme might have been appreciated by the developers, I don't think it holds as much water for the players who cast their votes. What I should have done was to study some of the existing popular characters in the game and tried to get a feel for the game's style before diving in. If I were to do this again, I might have designed some sort of pirate instead.

Well, hopefully I can take those lessons forward, and you can as well!

Sorry for being absent for so long and being so slow to share this image as well - I've finally caught up with the messages in my inbox, so I'm able to resume posting. Look forward to some new content later - I've got a lot of catching up to do!

Linework made in Flash
Colors & everything else in Manga Studio
Red Rider Hood by JohnSu
Red Rider Hood

    Once upon a time there was a Wolf who lived in a forest on a mountain. One day, as he was looking for prey, he came across an unusual sight: a wild human Girl donning a red hood! She had in her arms a basket of meats which smelled absolutely wonderful. The Wolf’s mother had warned him to keep off the road, but bah! those were just the outdated conventions of yesteryear. A modern Wolf knows better.
    He approached the Girl. "Girl," he said in his most fluent Humanese, "wat u doing." The Girl turned to face him and met his gaze with unblinking eyes before answering, "I'm on my way to see my Grandmother." She lifted her basket and flashed a grin. "I'm bringing snacks!" A frog jumped out of it, but the Girl caught its leg in her mouth and flung it back into the basket.

    The Wolf was intrigued. "And where does your Grandmother live?" he asked. The Girl pointed at the top of the mountain. "At the top of the mountain."
    "Ahhhh," said the Wolf. "That's not too far. You could probably get there before the day cools. Why not also bring some, uh…" The Wolf looked around for something to distract her with. "Grass." The Girl stared at him, her face devoid of convincing. Wolf was going to have to turn this up a notch. What else did those omnivores eat? He took another gamble: "...flowwwers?"
    "Oh!" said the Girl, lighting up. "That's a great idea, Mr. Wolf! That just might help cover up that nasty smell of hers. I do believe there was a patch rather close by. Good thing I met you when I did." The Girl put a saddle on the Wolf's back. "My last ride broke his leg and I had to eat him. Let's go!" The Wolf was alarmed. "Wait, wh-"
    Too late. The red hooded rider rode the Wolf through the wood and over the river to the place of her memory. They spent a good part of the afternoon picking plants and stuffing them into the basket. Every time the Wolf tried to slink away, he found the Girl on his back again, guiding him to the next harvest area. He was about to give up and just eat the Girl then and there when she said, "Alright, I think we've got about every type of flower on the mountain. Let's go to Grandmother's!" Fine, thought the Wolf. At least this way the old woman would probably open the door for the both of them.

    Turned out it wasn't necessary; Grandmother lived in door-less hole in the side of the mountain. When they arrived, the Wolf could see the disheveled old woman hunched over in the back of the cave, sharpening a knife. It made him a little uneasy, as did the pungent odor (which must have been what the Girl wanted flowers for). The Girl hopped off his back and called out to the crone, "Grandmother, I'm home! And I brought snaaacks." Yellow eyes peered out at them from the shadows. "Oya oya~," came a voice as old as stones. "Come in, dear child! How long it has been since you last visited!" The eyes flicked towards the basket. "AND WITH SNACKS," she added hoarily.

    The Girl got down and ran into the cave to meet her Grandmother. The two of them talked excitedly, occasionally gesturing towards the Wolf and laughing and giving a thumbs up and wiping their mouths. The Wolf didn't understand any of this, but he decided he'd at least go in for a closer look at this Grandmother (whom he was not certain he still wanted to eat).

    A quick glance was all he needed to be certain. He did not want to eat this...talking bag of bones. He couldn't help but rudely comment on her physique. "Oof! What big eyes you have!" he blurted. She stared into him with those same big eyes and cocked her head, waving her hands outside "They help me see people in the dark," she answered. Oh gosh, those hands, too. "What big hands you have!" said the Wolf (just in case she didn't know). The old woman rubbed them together and chuckled to herself. "Well, you know what they say about people with big hands." The young Girl interjected: "I don't think either of you do."
    Finally, the Wolf caught on to how strangely large her mouth was. Sure, the eyes and hands were kind of big, but they were only normal big. This mouth, though, was like something from a nightmare. The Wolf expressed this in the most delicate way possible: "YOUR MOUTH IS HUUUGE." She gave him a wide, smelly smile before replying, "It comes from doing this," and all at once she sprouted horns and caught him up in her jaws, ready to bite him in two and swallow him whole. Or in two, I guess. Can't really have it both ways there.

    Oh snap, thought the Wolf. He had been mistaken; this was no human woman - it was an Ogress. He had been brought to an Ogress' den by this demon child. Now that he was up in the air, he could see that the corners of the cave were packed with bones. The stench of rot wafted from the mouth of his captor. Maybe Mama Wolf knew what she was talking about after all.
    "Grandmother, no!" cried the Girl. "The snack is in the basket! That's my ride! I just told you this! Geeeeeze." The Ogress paused, and the Wolf saw his chance. "It's as the Girl says! Let me go!" he said. "If you let me live, I'll grant you any one wish!" The Ogress thought on it for a bit. "Just one, eh?" she mused to herself (nearly chewing the Wolf as she spoke). She slowly set him down. "Well then. I wish-"

But it was too late - the Wolf was already out of the cave, down the mountain, and on the next boat for Australia.


Watercolor texture overlay source:
Abstract Colorful Watercolor Texture by Love-Kay

Made in Flash


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


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Tri-Edge-64 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You should change your icon, it smells like you didn't brush your teeth.
Arum-JP Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  New Deviant
Your work is amazing!
The website I'm helping is having a contest!
It's about making manga by teaming up.
You'll definitely do great! Try it out!
UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your comics
Liqr Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2015
ur a *pretty* legit mofo
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

I'm pretty!
elee0228 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav: on Top 100 Deviants!
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for compiling such a list!
FlorecitaDelDesierto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, there! Would you like to participate in a contest an win a free drawing? Just follow the link, It´s my first time making a contest so I hope it all goes well :3 you would help me a lot if you spread the word
PhilipDraco Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Do you accept commission?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I DON'T! *barks like a dog*

Thank you for asking, though :bow:
Tonixman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just stumbled upon your page and I must say that I am impressed with your artwork. You have a unique look with plenty of creativity. 
You've just earned a watcher! 
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
I've recently run across a Korean manwha/webcomic called "Märchen - The Embodiment of Tales" that reminds me of your work...  I suspect that this is the first time Snow White has been re-interrupted as a legendary martial artist.  Not quite on the same level as a doujin drawing battle cyborg, though. XD
PickedPockets Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Artist
hi there just letting you know that… stole your work.
your galley is amazing and I hate to see your hard work taken.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It is gone! I assume you or someone else reported it in the time it took me to respond; thanks!
PickedPockets Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student Artist
no prob, glad it got taken care of :)
rodent347 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
I like your art, imaginative backstories, and great sense of humor.
NAXORtheBrave Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
you got a hilarious tagline haha
DarkOh-Oh Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Iluvcattys Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Voxelnauts are looking cool!
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll keep working hard on it!
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