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Green Thumb by JessenoSabaku
Green Thumb
Yet again, sorry for not posting a lot. I've been fumbling around on tumblr and trying to work on pieces, as well as participating in the One Piece reverse bang on tumblr.
This is one I painted a while ago as part of a series I want to get around to, with all the different Straw-hats and weird plants/flowers.

I've got a few more paintings I haven't posted on here yet, and a couple small drawings from asks, so I'll try and post those intermittently.

If you want to see more of my drawings, and more One Piece fandom-related art from other people, please follow my tumblr! You can find me at jessenosabaku.tumblr.com. I spend a lot of time on there nowadays. A lot.

You can also make requests for small painted things. Usually they're about the size of this Usopp.
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Missing Cora-san
This is only faux-gorey, but I guess I should still mark it as mature.
Sorry to everyone for being inactive. I've had art I can post for a few weeks, but I've also had other collections of art that went on my tumblr that I've been trying to decide whether or not I should post. But don't worry, I've got my shit together now, and will start trying to post at least once a week.

First up is a piece I started forever ago, back when Corazon first appeared. I was really into the Dramatical Murder aesthetic at the time, and wanted to do something like the stencil-like brains you see a lot in the series. I also wanted to try out a new style of drawing with Law's face--something sharper. I guess it turned out okay. I'm less proud of the style and more proud of the heart and how pronounced the glow is. I worked really hard on it. I also worked insanely hard on the feathers, even though they're not the greatest in the world. Mixing and trying to figure out what colors to put where was a chore. But all's well that ends well!

Hope you guys enjoy it! I'm getting better at painting every day, and have some great things to show you very soon. Look forward to it.

Watercolor and pen. One Piece and Law belong to Eiichiro Oda, as always.
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Tagged by UltraLiThematic
Not tagging people because there's not really many friends I have on here that I don't already know fairly well. vuv

THE RULES:

1) You must post these rules
2) Share 10 facts about yourself
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for people you tag
4) Choose 10 people and tag them.
5) No tag-backs.

QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ANSWER:

1. Are you a student or a worker? What major did you choose or what jobs are you doing right now?
I'll be a Junior in college this coming fall. Originally I was a creative writing major who wanted a minor in art, until I realized that the best job opportunities for me in those departments were too competitive. I have multiple years of experience with Chinese so eventually I decided, hey, I love the language and it's fun to speak and read, so I should just go with what I know and do the other things I love on the side if I can. I have two quasi-"jobs" right now, which essentially include proofreading for my old headmaster occasionally and doing some of his administrative work, and helping my mom with her job. I do get paid for these things when they come along. I also do art commissions, but nobody's been interested so far.

2. Most important things you always carry everywhere and why?
My old-ass Motorola flip-phone with my keys, One Piece keychain, random Chinese mascot I got from my old teacher, and a little duck charm. I also carry my student ID and license in a black and white checkered Coach wallet that my friend gave me because she didn't want it anymore--it's one of the few expensive accessories I own. She also gave me a necklace with a dragon winding around a purple bauble, and a turquoise bead-bracelet she got from Chinatown, New York. The bracelet's string is a little stretched out so now I wear it on my ankle. Everything I carry is something somebody gave me, besides the duck charm, and I like to think if I keep their gifts close I'll keep my friends closer.

3. Do you have a pet?
I have a cat. His name is Lucky, but we always call him "cat." He's a Manx with a tiny stub tail that helicopters around when he gets excited. We got him when I was 9 from a family that was moving and couldn't take him with them. They didn't want to take him to the shelter and leave his fate up to chance because of the remarkable way they found him. The family's father and son were out fishing on a lake one day, and they heard a bunch of noise off in the trees. This little kitten came onto the bank, and when it saw them, swam across the lake just to reach their boat. I'd always wanted a cat, so of course we took him home. He's a fucking lunatic, though. He screams all day and night. And I mean screams. Like, at the volume that a person who'd been doing opera all their life could scream. But I still like him.

4. What are you most afraid of?
Not being able to do the things I set out to do. I've always wanted to write stories and make art that touched someone's heart and makes a difference. But I'm very lazy and get discouraged. I'm hoping that choosing to major in Chinese wasn't a mistake--I want to make enough to live but I don't want my job to overrun my life to the point where I can't achieve my life goals.

I'm also deathly afraid that one of my friends is someday going to be drowning or in danger of being killed or something terrible and I'll be too much of a coward to help them.

5. What are your goals in life?
Do the things I enjoy. Write, make art, and actually finish novels or paintings and maybe sell them. I also want to adopt, if I ever get to the place where I'm financially stable enough to have children.

6. Who is your idol or inspiration in life?
Where media and the public are concerned: Eiichiro Oda, Kinoko Nasu (Author of Fate/Stay Night), the Game Grumps, Ryukishi (Umineko), pretty much every 60's songwriter there ever was, I mean there's more but it's hard to think of more right now. Though, Fate/Stay Night taught me so much, it's insane. I didn't really change my life because of it per se, but it made me look at other people and everything I'd done in a new way. As far as more personal examples are concerned: my friend Terell, who was my only artist friend for years, and the only person besides me that I knew who felt like life wasn't worth living without being able to create art; my friend Kristina, who's had a really hard life mottled with physical and mental troubles but is still determined to do whatever she wants whenever she wants; my old headmaster, John, who made a school and a tutoring business for himself, gave me back my love for school, and taught me about being a decent human being; and of course my parents. My mom gave up a lot of her dreams to make a living for our family and a good life for me, and my dad wanted me to always be independent and never let anyone tell me what to do or feel.

7. What is your most favorite artwork you've made?
Well, my best stuff so far hasn't been scanned yet. But I'd have to say that two major contenders are these pieces. In the space of about 32 hours, they taught me more about art than anything I'd ever done at that time.

I Won't Laugh At You by JessenoSabaku

Mature Content

Loyalties by JessenoSabaku


8. How do you find inspiration or motivation to make art?
I'm not sure how to answer that. Usually I just see something from a series I like that gives me an idea. Usually I want to express a certain emotion I'm having, so the picture just reflects whatever I'm feeling at the time of painting. I also like to do OC stuff, though, so if I've come up with a story idea I find particularly interesting I might draw it.

9. What talents/skills are you most proud of?
I'm best at using watercolor paints. And getting better all the time! I'm also really good at singing and writing fanfiction. My favorite hobby is to people-watch and try to sort out why they are saying or doing certain things. I've got about a 75% accuracy rate of actually hitting the mark.

10. Things you want to have but you can't have it?
Money, 'cause I'm a jobless bum. My favorite thing is to buy art commissions, supplies, and fan merchandise, but I'm always so woefully without cash. I once got 500 dollars for completing a job and 300 of it went to commissions and merch. Right now what I'm hoping to save up for is Franky-themed One Piece clothing. I really want a shirt with the BF-37 on the shoulders.

10 FACTS ABOUT ME

1. I have really bad dandruff and dry skin. I peel everywhere.
2. My grandfather's name is Houston, and I love that.
3. Honesty is the moral that's most important to me.
4. I'm very good at empathizing with people, but sometimes bad at feeling emotions.
5. I believe that some deserve to be punished, but nobody deserves to die.
6. My dad is a minister, and raised me as a Baptist.
7. He doesn't have a problem with me being pansexual.
8. I got an F on the Kinsey test online. It doesn't mean anything, but it's still funny to me.
9. I'm an oji-con.
10. I fucking love trees.
Hey everyone. Let me slink in ashamedly for just a few moments to give you an update on my current situation.
I've been stymied for a few months in an absurd depression, mainly because I'm an idiot and didn't manage my schedule properly so I got stuck doing school projects last minute and never had time for anything else other than passing out and sleeping. A lot of things have happened--I've changed my major in college from Creative Writing to Chinese, with hopefully a minor in art. A lot of stuff went into the decision, and what came out of it were depressing realizations about reality and that shit's ramping up and I have to get myself together or I'll never succeed and do the things I want to with my life.

Not entirely bad, just sucks the wind out of me.

On the writing and art front, collectively, I've had such a hard time doing anything even when I had time for a plethora of reasons that would bore even me to death. But the idea is that, now that the semester is ending and I'm not falling-over-myself tired anymore, I'll manage to stop dragging my feet a little.

I will be posting very soon. I've finished several daunting paintings, and am trying desperately to finish more. And once I finish the stuff I need to, I'll start sketching and posting on both DA and my tumblr, which you can find here: jessenosabaku.tumblr.com/
I post random stuff there all the time as well, and reblog cool arts or mangacaps if I find them, so expect a myriad of things.

I've obliterated a lot of my notifications because I'd been away so long that I had over 6,000, so if I've missed a bunch of your stuff, I'm sorry. I kept some notifications such as orribu's and UltraLiThematic and some others so in the next couple days I should be all caught up. However, all the journals are gone, I just couldn't bring myself to read through all of them.

I also still want to commission people! I'm just drop-dead broke right now. I blew my scant extra cash on two things:

ONE PIECE CARD DECK!! by Deer-Head

Please, if you're into One Piece and you don't know about these cards, buy some! Currently, there are only 50 decks left, and it's not certain if the decks will be restocked. I order from Deer-Head all the time and they're a hundred percent reliable in payment processing and getting the product to you. And as you can see, their drawing are always top-notch. Please support Deer-Head with commissions as well, should you come into some pocket money sometime. They give really cheap commissions.

The other thing I blew money on was these:

maarchen:

toffyyy:

ki ll me and burr rry me In tHOSE 



| maarchen’s stickers which I bought over the weekend tysm I love em|

HyperventilateS

woah i’m amazed how fast you got them! thank you so much i’m so very glad you like them!!!! ❤️

Some stickers by maarchen on tumblr! UGH THEY'RE SO CUTE. Maarchen made a bunch more too, like Sanji and Robin and Zoro. They're still in stock, so go show some love, yeah? They're only like $1.90. You can purchase them here:

marutan.storenvy.com/products/…

Thanks to all of my friends who have been supporting me in and out of this several month period. Orribu, Li, I'm lookin' at you! You guys never forgot about me, and it means a lot. Please continue to take care of me.
Raise Up a Cry for the Fallen Queen by JessenoSabaku
Raise Up a Cry for the Fallen Queen
Finally! Finished this like ... months ago but didn't get to scan it until I had everything in the batch ready.
I had wanted to do a painting of Otohime for a long time, but didn't know what to do. Originally, I just had her standing there, all bloodied. At the time I was working on it, my friend and I were at our studio and I showed it to her. She kind of made a face and said, "It's good, but something's missing. She's a fish-person, right? So why don't you put some waves in there? You know, like from one of those old Japanese paintings." If it hadn't been for her suggestion, this drawing wouldn't be half as good as it turned out.

I miss Otohime dearly.
Done with watercolor and manga pens.
Thanks to my friend mivaldi for editing the drawing into transparency--the same friend who suggested the waves to me.
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Tagged by UltraLiThematic
Not tagging people because there's not really many friends I have on here that I don't already know fairly well. vuv

THE RULES:

1) You must post these rules
2) Share 10 facts about yourself
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for people you tag
4) Choose 10 people and tag them.
5) No tag-backs.

QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ANSWER:

1. Are you a student or a worker? What major did you choose or what jobs are you doing right now?
I'll be a Junior in college this coming fall. Originally I was a creative writing major who wanted a minor in art, until I realized that the best job opportunities for me in those departments were too competitive. I have multiple years of experience with Chinese so eventually I decided, hey, I love the language and it's fun to speak and read, so I should just go with what I know and do the other things I love on the side if I can. I have two quasi-"jobs" right now, which essentially include proofreading for my old headmaster occasionally and doing some of his administrative work, and helping my mom with her job. I do get paid for these things when they come along. I also do art commissions, but nobody's been interested so far.

2. Most important things you always carry everywhere and why?
My old-ass Motorola flip-phone with my keys, One Piece keychain, random Chinese mascot I got from my old teacher, and a little duck charm. I also carry my student ID and license in a black and white checkered Coach wallet that my friend gave me because she didn't want it anymore--it's one of the few expensive accessories I own. She also gave me a necklace with a dragon winding around a purple bauble, and a turquoise bead-bracelet she got from Chinatown, New York. The bracelet's string is a little stretched out so now I wear it on my ankle. Everything I carry is something somebody gave me, besides the duck charm, and I like to think if I keep their gifts close I'll keep my friends closer.

3. Do you have a pet?
I have a cat. His name is Lucky, but we always call him "cat." He's a Manx with a tiny stub tail that helicopters around when he gets excited. We got him when I was 9 from a family that was moving and couldn't take him with them. They didn't want to take him to the shelter and leave his fate up to chance because of the remarkable way they found him. The family's father and son were out fishing on a lake one day, and they heard a bunch of noise off in the trees. This little kitten came onto the bank, and when it saw them, swam across the lake just to reach their boat. I'd always wanted a cat, so of course we took him home. He's a fucking lunatic, though. He screams all day and night. And I mean screams. Like, at the volume that a person who'd been doing opera all their life could scream. But I still like him.

4. What are you most afraid of?
Not being able to do the things I set out to do. I've always wanted to write stories and make art that touched someone's heart and makes a difference. But I'm very lazy and get discouraged. I'm hoping that choosing to major in Chinese wasn't a mistake--I want to make enough to live but I don't want my job to overrun my life to the point where I can't achieve my life goals.

I'm also deathly afraid that one of my friends is someday going to be drowning or in danger of being killed or something terrible and I'll be too much of a coward to help them.

5. What are your goals in life?
Do the things I enjoy. Write, make art, and actually finish novels or paintings and maybe sell them. I also want to adopt, if I ever get to the place where I'm financially stable enough to have children.

6. Who is your idol or inspiration in life?
Where media and the public are concerned: Eiichiro Oda, Kinoko Nasu (Author of Fate/Stay Night), the Game Grumps, Ryukishi (Umineko), pretty much every 60's songwriter there ever was, I mean there's more but it's hard to think of more right now. Though, Fate/Stay Night taught me so much, it's insane. I didn't really change my life because of it per se, but it made me look at other people and everything I'd done in a new way. As far as more personal examples are concerned: my friend Terell, who was my only artist friend for years, and the only person besides me that I knew who felt like life wasn't worth living without being able to create art; my friend Kristina, who's had a really hard life mottled with physical and mental troubles but is still determined to do whatever she wants whenever she wants; my old headmaster, John, who made a school and a tutoring business for himself, gave me back my love for school, and taught me about being a decent human being; and of course my parents. My mom gave up a lot of her dreams to make a living for our family and a good life for me, and my dad wanted me to always be independent and never let anyone tell me what to do or feel.

7. What is your most favorite artwork you've made?
Well, my best stuff so far hasn't been scanned yet. But I'd have to say that two major contenders are these pieces. In the space of about 32 hours, they taught me more about art than anything I'd ever done at that time.

I Won't Laugh At You by JessenoSabaku

Mature Content

Loyalties by JessenoSabaku


8. How do you find inspiration or motivation to make art?
I'm not sure how to answer that. Usually I just see something from a series I like that gives me an idea. Usually I want to express a certain emotion I'm having, so the picture just reflects whatever I'm feeling at the time of painting. I also like to do OC stuff, though, so if I've come up with a story idea I find particularly interesting I might draw it.

9. What talents/skills are you most proud of?
I'm best at using watercolor paints. And getting better all the time! I'm also really good at singing and writing fanfiction. My favorite hobby is to people-watch and try to sort out why they are saying or doing certain things. I've got about a 75% accuracy rate of actually hitting the mark.

10. Things you want to have but you can't have it?
Money, 'cause I'm a jobless bum. My favorite thing is to buy art commissions, supplies, and fan merchandise, but I'm always so woefully without cash. I once got 500 dollars for completing a job and 300 of it went to commissions and merch. Right now what I'm hoping to save up for is Franky-themed One Piece clothing. I really want a shirt with the BF-37 on the shoulders.

10 FACTS ABOUT ME

1. I have really bad dandruff and dry skin. I peel everywhere.
2. My grandfather's name is Houston, and I love that.
3. Honesty is the moral that's most important to me.
4. I'm very good at empathizing with people, but sometimes bad at feeling emotions.
5. I believe that some deserve to be punished, but nobody deserves to die.
6. My dad is a minister, and raised me as a Baptist.
7. He doesn't have a problem with me being pansexual.
8. I got an F on the Kinsey test online. It doesn't mean anything, but it's still funny to me.
9. I'm an oji-con.
10. I fucking love trees.

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Jess here. A lot of things have changed over the years since I've started on DA. I've met a lot of wonderful people whom I admire, and have improved at least a little bit (or so I like to think). I will always strive to become better at art, and to always value learning new things.
To all of my friends, thank you for supporting me. I'm sorry my updates are infrequent and that I don't always comment on your posts. My extremely late New Year's resolution is to work on that. And to anyone new to my channel, I hope you can find something in my works worth enjoying.

I love you all, and I do non-profit commissions.
Updates are slow. Deadlines might be missed.
Please take care of me.
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BigJaa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the save.
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Chibivi-Linearts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Hi! Thank you so much for the :+fav: of:

Nami Chibi by Chibivi-Linearts

I'm glad you like it *-*
And a quick info: if you're interested, you can colorize this lineart any time you want. ^-^ My Linearts are free for coloration,  but for sure it's just an offer, you don't have to color it! :heart:

Have a great day!
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AmbitionDFined Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for faving my work, fellow One Piece fan! Please feel free to stop by my gallery again sometime! :)
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imgonnamarrymybed Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch!!
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LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves! Your art is lovely :D
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MatterOfHeart Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for all the :+fav: on our Cosplay photos :heart:
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BokuNoBocchan Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thank you so much for the fav! ♥
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The-Ly Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all the :+fav:s <3 x3
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JessenoSabaku Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I've been away from DA for a while so my alerts built up
But I tried to remember to save yours! I hope all your cosplay and art and fanfic stuff continues to go well.
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The-Ly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Same problem here! But only because I'm too lazy to reply directly. |D
Well... cosplay and fanfic yes... art no... xDDDD
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