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Red Giraffe - Handmade Dream Catcher by camelopardalisinblue

I think ten dollars would be a fair price. Especially considering it's hand-made. Though one thing I'd like to ask--is there any signif...

1. Nothing that I can think of should be added or tweaked. Perhaps in the first paragraph, a very very brief and still vague indication...


Rainbow Moonstone - Gemsona by JessenoSabaku
Rainbow Moonstone - Gemsona
The sublime Deer-Head graciously allowed me to participate in their gemsona collaboration, so I worked hard to try and make something presentable. Say hello to Rainbow Moonstone! The colors scanned in a little washed out, but what else is new? My scanner is so unreliable when it comes to scanning watercolor.

I won't bore you with too many details about this gem other than a brief description. They are a Homeworld gem on a team of highly-specialized rejects. They've never seen combat, but help Homeworld in other ways. Rainbow Moonstone, for example, is highly skilled at intercepting, deflecting, and interfering with transmission signals. They can also camouflage ships by using their gem to run interference with enemy radar. They are the strongest member of their squad, but still very slow and weak. I have a longer story worked out between this gem, another two gems, and a few gems belonging to friends, but that's a long-ass story and if I ever tell it I'd rather draw it. I might upload some other designs sometime, though.

Hope you guys enjoy.
Cyborg at Heart by JessenoSabaku
Cyborg at Heart
I've been super inactive art-wise--on all my respective posting sites. I've been trying to get a lot of shit sorted out, personal, school, and otherwise. Hopefully I'll have some more good pieces for you later, but I won't promise anything. Every time I make promises, it turns out bad.

In the mean time, here's a really depressing, off-center Franky I finished just recently! If it strikes your fancy and you want a sticker or a shirt, you can find him on my Redbubble here:…
Astral AU Usopp - Fan-art by JessenoSabaku
Astral AU Usopp - Fan-art
Hey, sorry I'm still inactive as fuck on DA. I've been working hard on material for the One Piece Reverse Big Bang collaboration on tumblr. I'm writing fics for pieces by two wonderful artists, and having a fic written for my own art by another author. Posting will occur sometime in September, so I'll be sure to put the links up in my journal, and my finished art here on DA!

In the mean-time, here's some old fan-art I never posted of genderfluidsanji's Astral AU on tumblr. All the OP characters are planets or nebulae or other space bodies, and they all have pretty dresses. Please go take a look at their work!

My favorite design for the AU has always been Usopp's. He's Earth! Since he's a bit of a crybaby I thought his tears must be where the Earth's water comes from. I also thought that since a lot of the Earth is made of rocks and dirt, it'd be a perfect time to practice painting rocks on his face and hands. There's also plenty of yellow crystals in there, too. The background is the only thing I'm dissatisfied with. I had a slightly different idea in mind differently, and ducked it all up. But I'm still satisfied with the painting overall. It's probably the best one I've done to date.

I have a few more things queued up to work on in the future, so I hope you won't give up on me!

You can find me on tumblr at If you want to make requests for small drawings, you can go there and ask. I'll post them here too, if you want!
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 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.
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.
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


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.


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.


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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CaptainKharma Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav ! It's really really cool ! You can also +watch my page and ask comissions :#1:
Faving fun :hooray:
Noriko-Sugawara Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
Mega-Karp Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for all the favs
really appreciate the support!
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
:iconblakelord::iconfaveplz: Thank you. :iconcheerdanceplz:
ValentinaAmai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav: :D
KamaSenya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Arigato for the fav! :happybounce:
TheRedJoker351 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav! :)
shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday.
UltraLiThematic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Dear listeners, I have some important news. I know of a lovely and valuable rebel who is going to celebrate her life anniversary! Congratulations sweet human don't stop fighting~"
JessenoSabaku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Li. TuT I feel bad cause I think I missed your birthday
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