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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Amy Wu Donovan23/Female/United States Groups :iconpokemon-of-avalon: Pokemon-of-Avalon
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New Username!

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 10:52 AM

After having Amy-the-Jigglypuff ever since, well...when the whole "Change your username" feature was released, I figured it was finally time to do so again, especially now that I no longer focus on Pokemon stuff exclusively anymore and want to start releasing original stories eventually! So I figured it was high time I changed to Galactic-Rainbow, especially before it got taken. Why Galactic-Rainbow? Well, originally, it was going to be the name of a really cool sci-fi space opera series that I first thought of 9 years ago, but now I feel like that since that story's changed so much that it'll be released under a new name, I still wanted to use that name for something since it was so good. So in addition to renaming this account, I decided to make it the name of the publishing imprint I want to release all my original books under! 

As for more comics, yes, I have been busy at my job, but since I finally finished Omega Ruby for the second time, I'd been able to get some more headway done on those Harvest Moon comics, and you'll see new ones starting about two days from now! They'll be released every two days now, just to compensate for how much time I have to spend working at my job during this busy holiday season. At least, until the moment I complete the 60th and final comic for this series when I originally only had ideas for 19 of them. :XD: Yeah, sort of became a bit bigger than I originally imagined, but hey, that's how much I ended up enjoying the game!

On my list, there are currently three major goals:

1. Finish all 60 Harvest Moon comics
2. Write out the Diancie movie reboot story with pictures to accompany it
3. Then start on an original first book! (Not telling what it is, as I feel like if I do, I'll lose motivation for this one too, and we can't have that, now, can we? So it'll be a surprise~.)

As for my career/school plans? Well, considering how I now seem to have a good balance of being able to work part time and work on my art/comics on the side, I don't feel very inclined to change direction anytime soon. But who knows? If a better opportunity pops up, I might just take it. We'll have to see what the future holds. For now, all I know is that I've always wanted to get an original book out (I mean one as long as a typical Japanese manga; The Secrets of Translocation, while good, is a bit short for my liking), and then eventually an original seres, so achieving that dream is what I want to focus on at the moment.

lololol, I just realized something hilarious. I chose for Team Pecha to be Merchants because neutrality and moneys, and now I have a part-time job at a retail place. Life can be ironic, huh? Well, so long as it's enough moneys for me, I'm not complaining~.

Skin by *firstfear

Journal History


Amy Wu Donovan
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m an extremely active member AND admin of the group Pokemon-of-Avalon. I’m a comic artist who has been practicing since the age of 14, and I didn’t achieve my current speed until I was about 19, though I have been drawing all my life. Although Pokémon is but one of my favorite things, the sheer diversity of creatures in it, as well as the number of groups here on dA that have been created with a focus on creative storytelling, have made it so that the vast majority of my submissions have been Pokémon comics, pictures, and stories. Other franchises I like primarily include those of the science fiction genre, especially the Metroid series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Lilo and Stitch, Wall-E, Invader Zim, Ben 10, and other such things, though lately, I've also taken a liking to pretty much ANY good story, regardless of genre. But you rarely see art of those from me since it’s the Pokémon franchise that is by far the most suited to allowing you to create original characters in it. In particular, I like the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon style the best, not because of the mystery dungeon/guilds aspect of it, but because of the fact that Pokémon can talk and have personalities just as colorful and entertaining as people.

I actually have a crazy number of interests that aren't even begun to be listed, especially since I've started watching a lot of anime in recent years, so check out the "Interests" tab at the bottom of this spiel to see more. I also used to play video games a lot, but ever since I got into comic-making and storytelling, not so much anymore. Whenever my hands get tired, I either go running for 30 minutes to an hour at a time, or watch movies. I’m very much an introvert; whenever I’m by myself, I can concentrate for hours at a time and get stuff done.

Speaking of getting stuff done, I tend to submit a LOT of deviations in a very short time period compared to a lot of other people on this site, because I’m fast at art and tend to get a ton of story ideas at once. Only during those idea floods, though; all other times, there's no flood of art. You should also read ALL of the artist’s comments that I write on every deviation—though I tend to write a lot, they’re all full of useful factual information that reveals what usually goes on in my head when I’m writing and drawing these comics, pictures, and stories.

My current career goals right now include getting a job (any job that pays the bills that my skills are well-suited for, really) while continuing to do comics on the side as a hobby. Maybe later, I might consider graduate school in order to obtain some sort of job in graphic design. But if I can somehow obtain an actual job doing comics, that would be even better!

My storytelling style includes several prominent themes:

:bulletpink: Being suitable for all ages. For the most part. Originally starting out as a backlash against all the stuff that I realized that I didn’t like when I turned 13, the fact that making stories suitable for all ages will allow anyone to easily access it proved to be a powerful motivating factor, as well as allowing my work to stand out. And it's just a force of habit now, more or less. :lol: True, “all-ages” is a subjective term, but in general, you won’t see any blood, gore, or even any cuss words in my stories. Or if there are “cuss words”, they’re always either bleeped out like “@!#?$%” or with such euphemisms as “ZZZT”. (Note that since I've been testing out the romance genre as of late, there may be slight hints of adult themes now and again, but I strive to keep those as subtle as possible for the audience's sake.)

:bulletpink: Colorful characters. Now of course, ALL series have characters, but I like to make characters who have very diverse personalities, and if possible, have distinct speech patterns. This is an area which has drastically improved over my career as a storyteller; before, many of my characters pretty much acted like myself. Not so true today.

:bulletpink: Humor. My brain has a tendency to exaggerate story situations and character reactions to make situations hilarious, as well as looking into the personalities of the characters and figuring out what kinds of interactions are entertaining. Short stories and stories that don’t have any emotional or powerful themes in them tend to have such humor in sheer abundance to compensate.

:bulletpink: Emotional and powerful storylines. I might like comedy, but that’s not all my brain can dish out. My stories can be very, very dramatic, too. But I never, ever make my characters suffer true physical and emotional pain for no reason at all. Behind the pain, there is always a lesson behind it, and my stories, above all, serve to show everyone that, no matter how painful things get, it is possible to face the adversity, overcome it, and come out of it as a better person, stronger than you were before. I don’t know how many people facing difficulties in their lives who read my comics gain the courage to face them better, but if I can help even ONE person, then I’ll be happy.

:bulletpink: Diversity. While this might not have seemed as true in the past, nowadays, I don't like to limit myself to just being pigeonholed as being proficient in only the genre of "sci-fi manga aimed towards kids ages 8-12", at least in terms of what I am capable of. I like to experiment with as many story genres, inking styles, coloring styles, and if possible, pencilling styles to see what the effect of going with a new style has on conveying a story. However, I don't just strive for diversity in terms of stories and art; I also try to do my best to include diverse characters and/or species as possible, depending on the genre.

I now feel confident from all my experience in Pokemon RP groups to once again start creating original series! :D Though I still perform admin duties for Pokemon-of-Avalon, at least, until a certain mission I helped to write. I look forward to improving my skills and seeing just how far I can go!

And though my financial situation is currently adequate, I can also take commissions from time to time for extra cash, just in case. An important point to know is that I only take payment in actual dollars; no points allowed (except for friends, as any and all points I receive will automatically go towards maintaining Pokemon-of-Avalon's super group status). Be sure to note me with exactly what you want, and wait for me to approve it before you send me the payment via Paypal.

More commission info here:

Stuff I despise: Any and all trollfaces, flagrant amounts of cursing, jerks, inappropriate material, inappropriate jokes, etc. I'll add more to this growing list of things to avoid whenever talking to me.

Oh, and one more thing... 日本語を分かりますよ。日本語もタイプすれば、自由に話しましょう!(I can understand Japanese, so if you can type it too, feel free to do so with me!)



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necrozuma Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful new name, I approve~
MegaWhiteCharizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
Yuzuyunoko Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama! :D -gives a llama in return;
SapphireMiuJewel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy (belated) Birthday!~ ^^

Hope your day be filled with wonderful memories!~
alexamary Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Happy Birthday :)
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