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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Senior Member John SuMale/United States Groups :iconcollab-comic: Collab-Comic
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Get out of my head!



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
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? 

1,502 deviants said you could draw with a jawbone for all I care, as long as you deliver results
533 deviants said it's fine as it is; this is a nice balance of vector/raster
474 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!


People Sketch Dump 2 by JohnSu
People Sketch Dump 2
Made this while I was art blocking and felt compelled to get anything out there
Gentleman Punch by JohnSu
Gentleman Punch
VIOLENCE is the only solution to this predicament! Maybe even ALL predicaments??

The immediate aftermath can be found here:…

The not-so-immediate aftermath is that the Bear-Arms the Bear tells his partner Porklar that he can't do it no more, that he has to leave the life of crime. Porklar derides him for chickening out, unaware of the irony of his own eventual defeat.

Meanwhile, Bear-Arms is so inspired by the manly punch he received that he adopts the way of the gentleman and undergoes rigorous training, eventually becoming the renowned Get Down Itsa Bear that would save Connecticut (and one day, Christmas).

The End

Made in Flash
Gorgonessa by JohnSu
Who's that writhing, wriggling mass from the sea, twisted into the shape of a woman? It's Ruviaaaa!

Ruvia is an ancient abomination with a love of life - namely capturing, studying, and then modifying it. For thousands of years, she engaged in unlicensed practice on plants, animals, and eventually humans, until she drew enough ire from the locals for them to send heroes to slay her. At first it was great because she kept getting all these raw human materials and was making things like fish people and horse people and even a guy who was butts at both ends. However, the frequency of her assailants eventually became such an irritation that she faked her own death by letting them cut off her head while the rest of her body slinked away into the ocean.

From then on, she decided to take a more discreet approach in which she would try not to antagonize wild humans or interface with them directly. To this end, she developed a homunculus to act as a liaison with them. By splicing dryad, mandrake, and orphan DNA, she created a fearful and reluctant assistant, Cabbage! She is just like a normal human girl, except for the leaves sprouting from her head, and her intense fear of insects and birds, and her wooden bones. Cabbage often performs transactions on the behalf of the recluse "doctor," exchanging medicine and GMO's for tools and information on anything that might interest her master, such as strange mutations or diseases (which would later then be secretly appropriated for study).

Ruvia now works at a horror theme house up on a peninsula - but not as an actor. She is an in-house physician, hired to treat the actors who are secretly not actors. That is, there are actual wolf-mans and zombies and such working the floor, and in the event of injury or illness they require a doctor familiar with their unique physiologies. For Ruvia, this place is a haven; she has access to so many wacky bodies and everybody trusts her to operate on them (as long as nobody notices what she's really doing). Furthermore, her boss sometimes even commissions her to create new monsters that she's never heard of. These are all things she really likes to do, and now she's getting PAID instead of KILLED for doing it! Jackpot~


I FINALLY DID IT. I had finished this piece about 2 months ago (and thought of the concept even earlier in July), but was unable to name Ruvia and write a story for her until now. Initially I was just going to settle with "Gorgonessa" (which is incidentally the name of the creature she is), but the name didn't stick for me, and I kept putting it off. Originally I had planned to use this as an exercise to actually write episodic stories, but with recent developments in life (i.e. becoming self-employed) I don't know if I'll have the time for such a project.

Oh, I forgot to talk about the big guy in the back there. He is Adam, the bouncer for the rear gate. Ruvia doesn't like him 'cause he's got metal parts in his body that she just doesn't understand. Cabbage is cool with him, though. They's tight. cool rvmp Cool 

Anyhow, new process with this picture: I painted the background in Photoshop, figuring I ought to become more familiar with the program. However, after learning about gradient maps in Manga Studio, I think I might stick with that, since I like the feel of the brushes there more.

Well, I am exhausted and off to bed now. Good night, y'all!

Made in Flash
and also in Photoshop


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


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larjohn1105 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just recently started watching and I love your work, and I hope that one day I can be as good as you :)
GL-ZOON Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work!
I love your comic art style!
Please have a look @ mine; it just launched yesterday! :D
datimelord Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is fantastic! Knowing myself i wont ever achieve that degree of awesomeness! But hey its awesome keep up the good work bro!*finds a corner and stares at the wall* what now..
MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your work. :D  Not only is your drawings pretty but the descriptions you write under them is very funny like they're also part of the package of each image of yours I click.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw shucks, thanks!
ARM-Ali Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Interface Designer
your work is awesome 
Tobyfredson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016   General Artist
You are awsome man!
johannady2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year John Su! :D
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year!
'Sup, first let me tell you that I love your art, the idea, the form, etc ! I'm currently "working" on a dA theme, so I would like to know if I can take a screenshot of one of your work and your gallery and then post it ?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, that's fine :thumbsup:
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Since you're more or less the king of crazy ideas brought to life in my book, I thought I'd share one that crossed my mind. in hopes it might inspire some more fantastic art...

"Witness me, senpai!"

... Just a stray thought from when I saw a Mad Max reference while reading manga. XD
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This should be a line in an Ace Attorney game
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
I'm rather amazed it's not, from what I've heard of the franchise.
EricALischka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist…
Here's some fan art I guess?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and congrats!
RokuGurin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, just dropping by to say keep arting the good art! Insert fist bump here.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Fist bump received and registered in archive. Screenshot taken. Sent to family. Commence bragging.
AzrielCais Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such... proness...
DebuNeko98 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aahh your art is so amazing :love:
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