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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: fav.me/d8fr7ln 

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

What To Do Now

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 1:48 PM


So yeah! Now that Chapter 1 of Intergalactic Fusion is finished, and since it's only the beginning to a very long series, some of you may be wondering how soon Chapter 2 can come out. And the answer is...August 1st!

Or at least that's my estimate. This next chapter does have a couple of scenes that I'll have to prepare for and will take a lot of time to draw out, so I'm trying to prepare myself as best as I can (psychologically speaking) for those. And not only that, but...well, let's just say that a certain Story of Seasons game just so happened to be released right around the same time as when I decided to start this series, so I had unfortunately been distracted by that the whole time since it was also a pretty long game. Bad timing, I guess.

Still, though, it does mean that I was able to create a few works on the side, even if it wasn't nearly as many as I made for Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. There just wasn't really that much for me to want to draw out this time around, probably because I figured out that I could take pictures of the game directly instead of draw them out. Since I prefer to post my art on this site instead of game screenshots, you can see most of them here on my Tumblr for those who are interested: www.tumblr.com/blog/amysadvent…

So in between the wait for the next chapter, I figure I could use the time to post a few other works that I had meant to post up on this site here too, but didn't want to interrupt the flow of the story too much, so I saved them all for now~. I think I'll release them about twice a week or whatever works for me.

Oh yeah, and there's also the possibility that I might be able to go to Katsucon 2016 next February as part of the Artists' Alley, so I'll have to stock up on portfolio samples for that. As well as figure out how to make prints...if anyone has any advice when it comes to prints or the Artists' Alley, feel free to let me know. Still, even if I don't make the cut, I'll at least be going as an attendee, so anyone who's also going may see me there!



Anyway, now that I've finished the entire first chapter, I figure I could look back on it for a bit.

I have to admit, it has been a teensy bit scary plunging headfirst into a series like this since it's an original property with a very long storyline that'll be like 9 books at least, which will take a lot of time and work. And of course, it's a lot scarier whenever I publish something completely new on this site, since it does take fans a bit of time to get used to it. I think the first chapter so far is doing a good job at introducing people to the story and hooking them in, though, so I'm relieved to see that. (And I didn't even expect people to start getting invested into the story until at least after the first chapter was finished, much less actually start seeing a bit of support on Patreon, so that actually exceeded my expectations to some degree. Shout out to the one person who did support me. You are awesome!!)

As for the art, well, though I've had almost two years to get used to the anime style, this is the first time I've tried making all the lines, say, dark red, instead of all black. It seems to be working out well, provided I don't make the colors as saturated as they used to be when they were with pure black lines. Plus, it's turning out to be a good compromise between the anime style and my original colored-lines-with-really-soft-shading Disney inspired style, which I think is ideal for a cute-yet-suspenseful story like this one.

I was also surprised to find that Amy often times ended up being the most difficult character to draw this chapter, or at least, I had to redo her poses the most. When it comes to human characters, she's the easiest person for me to draw since I've had the most practice drawing her to date! Plus, she's supposed to be the main character! My boyfriend mentioned that my alien or otherwise nonhuman characters tended to have better designs, and I think I know why. After all, I did spend like four years drawing nothing but Pokemon for such groups as PMD-Explorers and Pokemon-of-Avalon, neither universe which allowed for humans. So I guess I didn't get to practice on humans nearly as much as I would have liked. On the other hand, I've always wanted my alien designs to look as awesome and diverse as possible, like in Ben 10 or ideally even better, so I'm glad that my current style seems to be helping nicely with that. 

And when it comes to the story...honestly, there have been times when I step back and wonder whether attempting a story this massive is all worth it (read: sane). Though I've tried really hard to leave as few plot holes as possible since I'd been listening to people's reviews on movies and anime and stuff more and more lately, there are some that may invariably slip out no matter how hard I try. I usually don't worry too much about stuff like story logic, since it's always been the emotional elements of stories that are the most important to me, so I try not to let it get me down whenever it does happen. Still, though, there's only so much I can do, and I can only hope that for the ones that do slip out, they don't detract too much from the most important elements of the story; specifically, the overall emotional effect. So long as the story overall is enjoyable, that's all that matters to me.



Oh, and for those who are interested in buying the print versions of my comics, here are some useful links right here! Personally, I think Patreon is a more effective method of supporting me, but if you just want to own the physical (or even digital copies) of these comics, I figure I might as well provide that option here too.

Intergalactic Fusion, Chapter 1 - www.indyplanet.com/?product=12…
The Secrets of Translocation - www.indyplanet.com/?product=10…

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Journal History

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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: fav.me/d7w4h5u

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!)

Interests

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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you for adding One Red Tulip by LASKANWLF   to your faves Amy!!  :huggle:  Please check out the REST of my gallery...you just never know what you'll find in there. :heart:~:gallery: laskanwlf.deviantart.com/galle…

~Michael
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Yukimare Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2015
Umm... I think I found Zeexi (Save the eyes) In Fallout : New Vegas... ( images.akamai.steamusercontent… )
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Galactic-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yeah, funnily enough, I thought I saw Zeexi too in a trailer for the upcoming Goosebumps movie, but it turned out it was just a normal giant praying mantis. It made me realize just how much more aesthetically pleasing Zeexi's character design is (...in stark contrast to her bloodthirsty personality...). 

Not too surprised, considering how praying mantises make for great character/villain designs.
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Yukimare Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
At least those are digital or not-in-real-life sightings... I recall last week I ended up seeing Zeexi at work (In the ventilation, under various objects, inside machinery, ect.), causing me to be doing double takes... To be fair however, I failed to get any sleep for the past 3 previous days, so *hopefully* it was just my mind playing with me...
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ManyMiniGamer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Amy! I just came back from a trip.......I was in 2 airplanes....the first one was 3hrs and 10min (pretty normal) and the second one was 13hrs and 20min!! It started to feel like home for being so long in that airplane.......have you any been in a flight that long? Also it was a full flight......0_0 Lots of noisy kids......imagine being in an airplane like the one I was in!! ^^" Other than that the food was amazing! 

Also, keep up the good work!! ^^ (your art is AWESOMESAUCE!!)
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