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Apprentice Ceelda Spellcrest
Personal work for Beca :iconelfilly: from the UK !
her Warcraft blood elf OC.
This is an interesting one; it happens that Beca previously commissioned my apprentice :iconkanade-kana: (i.e. my only private student, Ony), drawing the same character:
Commission : Ceelda by kanade-kana  Commission Ceelda by kanade-kana
The thing is, Ony never recommended me or anything. Beca chose randomly. Of all people on DeviantART. what are the odds of that right, lmau! Anyway, the character is blood elf apprentice mage, not corrupted by fel magic. She's an overall sensitive and sad girl, a fact I had to portray within the painting, particularly on her facial expression. Also: see if you can spot the frog and the squirrel !!
More info on the character: www.argentarchives.org/node/18…

My other Warcraft-related stuff:
Commission: Memarie Dawnstar by tjota
Thanks for viewing !!
Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White 
Photoshop CC 2015 + Cintiq13HD
Come and bug me some more on: Facebook // Instagram  //  ArtStation // DrawCrowd //

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wait, somebody just extended moi Coral membership. who wassss iiiiiiitttt?? Whoever did it, je te remercie! thank you :woohoo:
The Baron's Heart
Another fantasy novel cover commission for fpspirit
as part of the series called Heroes of Ravenford, which you can check out on his website: www.fpspirit.com/

Blurb from the book:
  "The baron of Ravenford has been assassinated-- killed in his own chambers in the dead of night. Worse, the heart was removed from his body. Though magically preserved, only a short window of time remains for the Baron to be resurrected. But to do so, first the heart must be found.

    Once again Ravenford turns to its young protectors. Clues at the scene point straight to Vermoorden, the home of the deadly Assassin's Guild. Still the motives for the attack lie somewhere in the Baron's past, something his old companion, Maltar, might know. Yet Maltar disappeared weeks ago, his whereabouts currently unknown. To make matters worse, undead have somehow slipped into Ravenford and folks are disappearing at an alarming rate. Further, Dunwynn has chosen the Baron's demise as an excuse to seize control of the town.

    From the ancient towers of Tarsmoor to the underside of Vermoorden to the catacombs beneath Ravenford itself, the young heroes face lethal assassins, creatures of the night, and an imminent invasion. Can they keep Ravenford safe and still rescue the Barno's heart in time?"


The characters are Andrella Avernos, a young rich girl with magic powers, and Kalyn Rhan, a formidable sniper.

Book 1:               Book 3:               Book 4:
The Ruins on Stone Hill by tjota  The Dark Monolith by tjota  The Princess of Lanfor by tjota 

Thanks for viewing !!
Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White 
Photoshop CC 2015 + Cintiq13HD
Come and bug me some more on: Facebook // Instagram  //  ArtStation // DrawCrowd //

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Commission: Unlikely Allies
Work for: RVargasRN :iconrvargasrn:

Jade Nightwind, a Drow fighter magic-user, felt that there was more to life than what was believed by his people, and so he set forth to explore. It was a solitary journey for him as most took him as a threat upon first meeting. During his wanderings, he came across a wounded Valdyr Stoutheart, a dwarven fighter-cleric. Expecting to be finished off, Valdyr was shocked and surprised that Jade came to his aid and cared for his wounds. It has taken both time for trust to develop, but develop it did. Now, neither hero doubts the other’s loyalty in battle although both are an odd couple, and as such, do get into heated discussions like two mismatched roommates. Both have joined a traveling company, led by a platinum blonde warrior and her healer sister, dedicated to seeking out and stopping an evil horde ravaging the lands and killing innocents.

Any chance that the sisters are the Sessair sisters I did before? hmm
Jenna Sessair, Sister Warrior by tjota   Shanna Sessair, Sister Healer by tjota

Anyway, previous works for Rafael:
Duty and Faith by tjota   Commission: Companions by tjota   Taryn Softstrider by tjota   Commission: Sondra Sparkle by tjota

Thanks for viewing!
Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White Bullet; White 
Photoshop CC 2015 + Cintiq13HD
Come and bug me some more on: Facebook // Instagram  //  ArtStation // DrawCrowd //
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Jackson Tjota
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Indonesia
Hi! My name is Jackson, but you can call me Jack or Tjota (pronounce; cho-tah), most people do ;)

I'm a freelance digital illustrator living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I started with pencil realism, then picked up my first tablet in 2008. I was still studying back then, so didn't draw that much. Not until 2012 that I started working as an illustrator!

My skills are purely self-taught, in a sense that I never took proper art classes of any kind. I graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, with a Multimedia Degree. Picked up a couple of useful skills in 3D, film FX, animations and photography along the way, though most of them aren't used much lately. I learn by watching other pros!

I'm also an apprentice tattoo artist since mid-2016. It's been fun drawing on skin (and very different!). Hopefully I can become as professional as I am in digital.

Also; I'm a self-taught amateur guitarist and pianist.
I enjoy playing PS4 games, watching sci-fi/action movies and series. :woohoo:
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12th of May

Journal Entry: Fri May 12, 2017, 1:08 AM
A Little Journey of What Made Me

15 years ago


I would like to tell you a story. Something I don't normally share publicly before.

15 years ago today (12th May 2002), I was the happiest boy around. I went on my first date ever, first time holding hands with a girl, first hug, and of course; first kiss! I'm sure most of you know what it felt like the first time around; Exciting and unforgettable! But then 6 months later, she died of a chronic illness.

I was sad, sure, but the thing is, I made a series of stupid mistakes prior to her death and thus, I was left with guilt. Apparently, the feeling of regret eats you up from the inside a LOT more than loss or sadness. It broke me. I was clinically depressed for a few years after that, emotionally unstable and socially awkward. The problem was nobody around me knew the symptoms. East-Asian culture is weird at that. They think all psychiatric patients are the same: crazy, screwed and need to be locked up in a mental hospital. No wonder there are a lot of stressed people here who don't seek help. They expect you to just swallow it, forget it. Easy.

And that's what I did. I hid behind smiles and jokes. But I was hanging by a thread there. One emotionally frustrating situation, I could flip like a crazy dog. Ugh. Not my proudest moment.

In case you're wondering, my family was never in a position to help, because it's kinda broken as well. And my mum made me aware the extent of the damage the SAME YEAR that this whole thing happened, like a one-two punch to my mental health at the time.

Anyway,

Not until years later that I learn a bit of things about psychology that I can finally recognise what it was. So many years wasted with alcohol, a bit of drugs, but I got better since then. Now my smiles and jokes are genuine, not a mask! I find a lot of things that makes me feel better like art, music instruments, and lately; tattooing and fitness. I declare myself cured of it, but like all wounds, it left a scar.

I'm never the same person since then. I find myself more aware to people's state of mind, including myself. Everything is more amplified now. When I'm happy, I cherish the moment. But I'm more prone to become super sad too. not the tough guy I used to be, but  that is not completely a bad thing, I think.

Last month, I have also just lost a dear friend, again, out of a disease. But this time, I have no guilt, just sadness. To think that I always talk to her about everything..

And don't get me started on this political ridiculousness in Indonesia. It's so absurd, it made it to international news. I have these rules about talking about politics and religion online, because it breeds hate. Let's just say that the situation makes half the country really sad.

However, there is this girl I met here on DeviantART (of all places!) :love: I'd like to think she gives me this extra strength and positive energy, even if she replies soooooo sloooooowwww...
I hope I can meet her one day ^_^


Thank you for reading something unimportant such as this. It's quite a big deal for me to write this (don't know where else to write, I don't have a blog. Facebook is filled with cat videos now. Nobody there cares anymore).
Every 12th of May each year I think about this heavily, but it's been so long, I think it's time I need to be more open about it, like what psychologists would recommend. C'est la vie. Let it be an experience to let me be a better person.

I need a hug :(

  • Listening to: some random jazz music from Youtube
  • Reading: Tips & tricks of tattooing by Mike DeVries
  • Watching: Agents of Hydra.. I mean, SHIELD.
  • Playing: My new Honda CB150R bike. Best decision this year!
  • Eating: Healthy low-carb food

So what's your favourite chatting app? 

28%
93 deviants said FB Messenger
25%
82 deviants said WhatsApp
21%
68 deviants said "Machete don't text".
9%
28 deviants said I use a lot of them!
5%
17 deviants said Telegram
5%
15 deviants said Instagram
3%
11 deviants said LINE
3%
9 deviants said SnapChat
1%
3 deviants said WeChat
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3 deviants said KakaoTalk

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OllyYuu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama Badge! 2 1 6 
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Karma-Kuro-Nuko Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1) I came to thank you for the llama but now I have more to say...
2) Your art is amazing OAO)) <3   It's interesting and inspiring~ (Mainly backgrounds... I can't really draw those... D: )
3) I read your journal and I wish I could hug you tightly qwq)) <3
As someone who's been suffering from depression over the past years, it's good to see someone being able to overcome such troubling things like the ones you did. 
Of course, just like you said, after so, we're not the same anymore, but I wish that you can still look forward and live well with your 'new self', aiming for new goals and reaching for some happiness. :')

Have a nice day/evening fellow deviant~ 
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tjota Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
1) I :heart: llamas
2) thank you! yeah backgrounds are painful but i learned to love it xD
3) thanks for taking the time to actually read my rants ^_^ I appreciate it ! and i hope you're doing better with yours too :hug:
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Karma-Kuro-Nuko Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's my pleasure <3  
I don't really consider it a rant, since most of the time in cases like that, when we end up just letting words out (and mainly publicly), it's because they really need to come out, and it's for other purposes rather than simply ranting :'D   Sometimes comfort, sometimes the need for others to know more about us, need for new friends who can understand that, you name it~

I hope that for whatever reason you wrote that down, it helped you feel better in any case. May things go for the best :'D
And as for me, since I'm still in a rather complicated situation.... it has it's ups and downs ahah Sweating a little...   
Thank you for your concern though <3 :3c
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quasihedron Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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Thanx for the llama! :D:iconblinkthanksllamaplz:

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StarryMoonlitKnight Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the Llama Badge! :)
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VoodooHeart666 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

ThanksDaisy thanks for llamafor the3D Llama Badge


your support means a lot to me Huggle!!  

I will take good care of itLlama Love 

 and it will be welcomed by the others,llama cancanllama cancan Llama brigadeLlama brigade ! One back to youllamacopter;) (Wink) !

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ONEEX89 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Прекрасные работы.
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VuTruongThanhHieu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
:happybounce:  Thanks you for the llama 
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theJfluffy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
This is some very realistic stuff! Thumbs up lady 
Thanks for the llama, anyways
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