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It's near the end of a year again, and time flies so fast! (no thanks to you, #fallout4 ) :lol:
I don't know if you guys have been following my work, but I can tell you I have been a full-time freelancer since 2013. I made new friends, multiple recurring clients, increased my overall qualities, and of course get more Watchers here! (thank you so much guys!). But I have been feeling rather 'out of touch' recently, so to speak. Here's why (I think);

My commissioning career kick-started when I published a series of original characters. Since then, the requests never stopped. But years before that, I made a series of Powerpuff fan-art, and people loved it! But alas, fan-arts here don't pay the bills, so I must oblige to those who do, naturally. I can try to do both, but for some reason, it always feel exhausting to spend more time drawing them. At least that's what I used to think. But what if I can change that? I have seen people get paid when they have enough Youtube views doing what they love. Can I do that too?

I turn my eyes to websites like Gumroad and Patreon, and it seems possible (maybe Youtube?). if I have enough followers, that is. I don't know. I haven't tried them or talked to those who have. Do you think it's a good idea? I *want* it to work. I always feel envious whenever I see artists do tons of fan-art of their favourite game or movie characters. I'm quite a nerd, and nothing makes me happier than contributing awesome stuff!

PS: call me one of those guys who's afraid to change (inertia), and doesn't like public appearances. lol ! it may take some convincing before I have the courage to put out my voice or face to the internet.

So yeah, starting 2016, I think I might reduce the number commissions in favour of doing some fan-art, at least one per month (or maybe two, soon after). I said 'reduce', not stop :D I can't abandon my loyal customers now, can I? :lol:
You think it's a good idea? Or anyone has any input to sites like Patreon? let me know! :)

PPS: This entry never meant to be a tip on how to gain more watchers or commission requests, yeah. If you want, I can write about things that *I think* works pretty well (for me, at least).
  • Mood: Insecure
  • Listening to: Jess Greenberg
  • Reading: One Punch Man
  • Watching: Limitless TV series - Arrow/Flash
  • Playing: Fallout 4 - Assassin' Creed Syndicate
  • Eating: Blueberry Pie
  • Drinking: Absolut Rasberri
For the past year, I've been commissioned multiple times by this client who is making an online card game called Zems. Now their Kickstarter page is live! (you can see me at the bottom of the page :D ).

As far as I understand it, you can sign up to try out the alpha version of the game! go to Zems official site for more details, and perhaps consider supporting, especially if you're a TCG nut ;)

Here are some of my Zems works:
Zems - Voidwielder by tjota  Zems - Ninjutsu by tjota  

Mature Content

Zems - Double Edge by tjota
 Zems - Blizzard by tjota

I personally think the project's presentation is very professional, very promising indeed. It's an honour to be part of the team, alongside with art gods such as anotherwanderer (Laura Sava), MarioWibisono, Lius LASAHIDO, David DeivCalviz Villegas, phoenixlu, and others! In fact, this is the scariest roster I've ever involved myself in! But for some reason, instead of shattering my confidence entirely, it lifts it up, encouraging me to be a better artist!

I'll be making more of Zems cards, so stay tuned !!
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Postmodern Jukebox
  • Reading: Spider-Gwen comics
  • Watching: Arrow, Flash & Supergirl
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Drinking: Lager Beer


Journal Entry: Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:08 PM

First of all, thank you for the birthday wishes!!
I know even if we don't personally know each other, and you guys still took the time to write on my page.
Just want to let you know that I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart <3

Secondly, I haven't had the chance to (again) thank you for making me reach over 100,000 pageviews! It says here that I've been a Deviant for 9 years. Some might ask why it's taking me so slow. I mean, 100k views in nearly a decade, right. It was due to a slow start (I was in college). Drawing wasn't a full-time hobby then. In fact, over half of my pageviews I accumulated within only the last 2 years or so. That's around the period where I went full-time as a commission artist. 80% of my commissioners are from DeviantArt, and a lot of them become recurring clients. It also encourages me to improve my skills!

Commission Open by MK-FireQueen   PayPal Only Stamp by PaulJPowers

- Please Note me if you're interested. I will reply with my rates. Or if you prefer, email me at: jacksontjota(at)gmail(dot)com
- I don't check my DA account every day, so Notes may be replied a bit late (but i WILL reply, no worries!)
- E-mail is faster, as is my Facebook account.
- My time frame is limited, so I can't respond right away. But I will try my best to get everything done on time!

Thanks again for your continued support ! ^^


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Nightwish
  • Reading: ImagineFX Magazine
  • Watching: Fear The Walking Dead
  • Playing: The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
  • Eating: Martabak