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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Core Member Amy Wu Donovan24/Female/United States Groups :iconelgyem-and-beheeyem: Elgyem-and-Beheeyem
The Cerebral Pokémon
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I Have Huge Gallery by Fishlover Jigglypuff Stamp by Fluffntuff

As if those weren't obvious enough. ^^;
I really like these stamps, though.

No Kiribans by SweetDuke Collaborations - Friends Only by SweetDuke DA stamp - Roleplays 001 by tppgraphics

Want more things to read? Then check out this RP featuring Lolly and Ichiro's first birthday! Published by Moss-Stone: 

12 deviants said And no, why would I RP with anyone else when I'm starting on a new series? :XD:

Yet Another New Series

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 8:41 AM

Well, good news for those of you who missed seeing some more Pokemon art from me. (Some of you who also follow me on my Tumblr account will already know about this, but hey, I figure I might as well make a formal announcement here too.) As it turns out, I've got a idea for another 4-panel comic series. And this time, it's based off of...!

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky!

Wait...what?? Didn't I already cover these games only like a bajillion times like several years ago? Yes. Yes I did. But it just goes to show that you know the story of a game is extremely significant and one-of-a-kind if you can watch seemingly totally unrelated videos reviewing a critically-panned game known as Sonic '06 and somehow have a certain plot element from it remind you of something similar from these particular Pokemon games, and the next thing you know...

Anyway, yeah! It's kind of convenient since there's an upcoming scene in Intergalactic Fusion that I'll need a little more time to create character designs for. Plus, I've been finding out that since the story is a rather dramatic one with not too much in the way of comedy (so far, anyway), being able to draw out a comedy series on the side helps me exercise both parts of my brain, since my writing skills happen to excel in both moods. And I can't combine them too recklessly in the same work, of course. I've also found that the more I can at least write out stuff in some way or another as soon as I get the ideas for it instead of suppressing it, the faster I grow as both a writer and and artist, which is why I want to tackle this now if I possibly can. And the more I will enjoy it, too.

It's also interesting because back then, several years ago, I never dreamed that I'd even attempt any sort of 4-panel comedy series, much less actually be good at it, but of course, when I discovered Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning, that was quickly proven wrong. I hope one of these days I get to eventually come up with ideas for 4-panel comics for Intergalactic Fusion or even come up with a completely original humorous series, because I enjoy the humor it brings as well as the unique art style I've been developing for comics of this format.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Space-Time Continuum (or Explorers of Awesome for short) should be released either September 12th or September 16th. Keep an eye out for it!

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Journal History


Amy Wu Donovan
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m an extremely active artist here on dA. (That is, when I'm in the middle of a project.) 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 Pokémon 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. In fact, 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. I also highly recommend reading 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. But if I can somehow make money doing comics, especially, that would be even better! And now, with Patron being a thing now, it might actually be possible!

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 in my semi-recent romance works, 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 And 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, since you can't exchange them for cash. 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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augustelos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
Happy Thanksgiving.
ManyMiniGamer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist

Happy......late.....birthday by 9 days......Ashamed

I'm such a bad person TT n TT
Galactic-Rainbow Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, it's okay. Sometimes, I just don't have time to respond to people's comments or post certain pictures (on Facebook) because I'm so busy with a lot of other things. Thanks for the thought, though!
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Happy Bday :D
KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, hun!
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