Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Hi everyone. I'm in severe need of help, so I'd thought I'd ask a simple question.

I am currently looking for a great easy-to-use utility to create 3D models (both male and female, different sizes for different ages) that can be turned a full 360 degrees, have it's parts bent in many different ways, and allow multiple camera angles for viewing them.

Currently, I have my eyes set on Poser, but if any of you know a different program that is free of charge simliar to Poser that works on Mac OS X and does not contain any viruses and spyware, that would be excellent, because I could use it for great anatomy refrences.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

FAQ: Episode Tsu

NOTE: Like before, none of the questions/answers I write are not intended to be offensive or harm anyone's feelings. If I do, I'm sorry.

Hello SJTB readers, I'm back once again to awnser some more made-up questions some of you may have. Most of it is about deviantART, along with other things, so let's get cracking.

Why do you like drawing anime pictures?
I just love Japanese and Japanese-styled media/artwork. Nuff said.

Why is the rate at which you submit artwork much, much less than last year?
For those of you that ask this simple question, let me sum it up for you. Would you like me to create one good image every few days, or spam my gallery with a bunch of royal s*it? Art takes time to create, especially with anatomy. (For some reason, some of the people I've met care about nothing but the anatomy. But of course, that's my personal opinion. *insert some stupid happy expression here*

Do you accept requests, art trades, and commissions?
Yes, yes, and no. While I do like drawing pictures for my friends and loyal fans, my current skill level prevents me for doing something "decent" without people saying "OMG the anatomy and perspectives are wrong, my eyes are bleeding!" *insert stupid smirk here*
Also, not to mention I have other things to do besides drawing. It's true I have a lot of ideas, but it's just I have to put an awful lot of effort into trying to get the anatomy as impressive as possible. (Remember kids, everyone cares about nothing but anatomy! (and for those of you who do just rate a picture based on it's anatomy, remember to also say your opinions on the other things in the picture, not just the anatomy, as that isn't the only thing to care about.))
Sorry for going off topic, but yes, Requests and Art Trades are open if anyone is interested, But remember, there are rules and guidelines to these, which can be found on my main deviantART profile page. As for commissions, I cannot do them because I don't have my own Credit Card, or a valid Paypal account. But if you're dying to give me one, you can always donate some points or give me a gift subscription, or if all else fails, just ask for a request, because with that you'll save a couple bucks for other uses.

Any new concepts you want to try out soon?
Aside from the other thousand thing I would love to draw, Jenosa Arma from Scurge: Hive. Don't ask why. I just adore her design. (although it looks a bit complex, but hopefully I'll work it out. Another thing that is also in my agenda is a request for my dear mother, and also an art trade for a friend of mine.

Is there anyone you've met online that you would conceder "mortal enemies".
If you must know this, people that strictly hate me in any way, shape, or form.

What happened to that stamp you uploaded on DA?
I took it down because people were getting pissed off at it. It was intended to tell people that the artists with the stamp placed on their profile had fairly great works, but not enough comments from visitors, thus requesting more commenters in general. *like around 20 or 30 per deviation, no matter who is pictured in the drawing.)

What do you conceder the "true meaning" of friends on deviantART?
Both people watching each other. Not one watching the other or vice versa, both watching each other. Even if you dislike the person's artwork, you can always cancel out receiving updates on the person's artwork, or his/her journal updates.

If I need to add anymore questions, I shall.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Super Mario World Hack: Mario & Luigi DOS remake

Hi everyone, I'd just thought I'd drop in and mention something real quick about a brand-new Super Mario World hack that I submitted onto SMW Central a few days ago. Unlike the previous time, the hack has been successfully accepted and the IPS patch can now be downloaded from the site.
This hack is a remake of Mike Wiering's "Mario & Luigi" game released for DOS operating systems in 1994, which was not licensed by Nintendo. The original game, plus this hack, is six levels long, with the fourth and fifth levels removed in some versions of the game. This hack is based on the original six level version that is available for download from multiple sites, recreated using Lunar Magic, a utility for creating hacks of Super Mario World. Since the original game itself used multiple features from Super Mario World, I decided to hack that game to make it as accurate to Mike Wiering's original game. But unfortunately, It's isn't an exact duplicate of the original game, as you can carry Koopas, there are no Poison mushrooms, and there is an overworld map that you can use to replay any of the levels you've completed. Rather than replaying the game again with faster speed and higher jump height when you complete the game for the first time, you are instead sent to a bonus area where you can hit message blocks that contain the game's credits.

But enough talk! Head over to SMW Central and download it now!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oh my god.

Really. I'm speechless. I got back from watching Toy Story 3, and it was DA BAWMB. I was nice to see after pretty much 11 years another film featuring Buzz, Woody and friends. It was exciting, but also epic as hell, especially about halfway through the movie when... I'm not going to spoil the movie for ya, but if you want to go see it, take my advice; you will love it, but be warned, make sure your kids (if you got some) are prepared for what happens in the last quarter of the film, things do get a bit serious.

As for what I think about the third entry in the Toy Story trilogy, it's a good sequel. Although my hands still set on Toy Story 2 as my favorite.

And now, let's break away from Toy Story and talk about a couple other things. As you may have noticed, I am now off from school for the rest of the summer, so that gives me much more time to work on artwork and other stuff and keep myself entertained. I got the pool open, but right now, my family is trying to clear up the pool so it's not green nor foggy. (I don't like pools when they're green, or foggy.) I'm currently working on something right now, and it will probably be done very soon, then after that, I would like to try a few art trades with a couple of my good friends, since I'd really be up to drawing one of their characters.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Updates for mid-June.

Hi SJTB readers. Good to be here. As usual, there's nothing going on, I'm just sitting in front of my Macintosh browsing the Internet, sipping on some Pepsi. Nothing all important. I'm just very bummed out with nothing to do. Tomorrow is my birthday, but I highly doubt it will cheer me up, since it just so happens to be on the last day of classes for me. After that day, I have to do three regions that fall on the same week, which means I have to study a lot. I hope that during the summer, I get to resolve a few friendships and improve on my artwork. Today I was browsing ebay for a couple of items for my birthday, but since my family's account was banned from the site, all because we refused to purchase an item we never received. In fact, the last special event where I actually got items from ebay (not counting last Christmas) was December 2008 for Christmas. (Which, ironically, is around the same time I got Jump Ultimate Stars, which I don't seem to be enjoying as much as I used to, probably because the fun factor died out since I played it so long. If they made a racing game featuring a similar roster, that would be something that would keep me occupied for a while.

If any of you out there happens to like or be a fan of my Aozora Jitsuwa series, I have created a entirely brand-spankin' new blog exclusively for the series. I was just founded last week, so there is only a single post, but feel free to check out how it's doing right now by going here.

If any of you are still wondering about what Kiora's quote "Use copy" meant all this time, forget it. I guess me just saying "I'm fine with the Japanese version that I burned to a disc and encased in an old DVD case with the RKS cover art" without realizing it was only intended for private use only got him upset at me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kiora's Words of Wisdom

NOTE: This blog entry is not an anti-Kiora post. I show great respect to Kiora, but it's just that I wanted to let everyone know about what was going on the past few days. Again, this is NOT a hate-Kiora post. This is also not meant to cause any rage to Kiora, or anyone else for that mater. I am not posting this to get help from the community in any way.

Hello everyone. Apparently I've gotten through another week of school, and believe it or not, that was the last week before regions, so I'm at least glad I only got a single full day left, then after that I just have to come back for three finals, and Sophomore year is finished, giving me two complete months of relaxation until September.

But the reason I'm here now, is that I finally got into contact with Kiora, well known for his Rosenkreuzstilette fanart and his RKS fan-fiction, Rosenkreuzstilette Unoffical Afterstory. He is also great friends with [erka:es], the original doujin circle behind Rosenkreuzstilette, which explains why a link to his website is present. Not to mention, Kiora is also on my list of "people from Pixiv that have to go to dA if they want to help out with our little situation" described on the previous post here on Super Justin: the Blog.

So the other day, ShivaDF (also known as Puistink) suggested I try contacting Kiora, now that I knew how to send private messages on Pixiv, and simply wrote to Kiora a simple "Hello." and "How are you doing?" The next morning, I received his reply, and wasn't too pleased (and a bit confused) with what he said...

KiorasWordsofWisdom.jpg picture by Superjustinbros

Yes, Kiora just flat out said he was angry about me using "copy" and that he didn't want to talk to me. For one thing, I couldn't tell what Kiora actually meant when he said "using copy", so I contacted him back asking what were his main intentions when he said that I was "using copy", and sure enough, I have yet to receive a reply back from him.

So I came down to three different solution as to what message Kiora was trying to get to me, but I'm only focused on one of them, the other two being my obsession of drawing fanart of characters I didn't design, and me using Copy & Paste in some instances for my art.

The main solution that I think fits best is the fact that the poses the characters strike in my art are mostly un-original. And if everyone should probably remember, anatomy and proportions are probably the absolute worst category I suffer in when it comes to art, so to help, someone over at Rockman Perfect Memories suggested I look at Posemanics for great anatomy refrences, so I followed his advice and went over to Posemaniacs for some guidance. Apparently, it helped, but for Kiora (and maybe a couple others), it seemed to upset him that I was copying off poses from a site that exists solely to help those who have trouble drawing the human body. But believe it or not, I don't copy the poses down precisely down to the last detail, as I don't trace the bodies on Posemaniacs, I instead try to make similar ones via pencil or on Photoshop.

So just to compare, here's the original pose I used for my recent Trauare Wrede fanart, comparing it to the original pose straight from Posemainacs.
Posemaniacsfloat.jpg picture by Superjustinbros
As usual, if I get any update of any kind, it'll appear right here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

RKS: deviantART Improvement

Well, I'm back. and boy oh boy, do I have a lot to say. First off, it's official. I now have both Facebook and twitter accounts, so if you have one of those, feel free to add/follow me.

But enough talk, time to get serious.
RKSLetsGO.png picture by Superjustinbros
Yes... I just referenced SonSon.

As you can tell, yes, this does have to do with Rosenkreuzstilette, and it's something that I
really have to mention. Now be warned, Super Justin is going to get a couple of quick mentions
here. But like before, its for important reasons.

This is sort of my own personal followup to a recent post written on Schwer and Schwer alike by an okay friend of mine named ViperAcidZX., were he said "I'm not seeing any improvements that's going to change deviantArt's already terrible reputation of "bad" Rosenkreuzstilette fan-art," and "I get the feeling that deviantArt is never going to have its share of quality fan-art for Rosenkreuzstilette as Pixiv."

Now to be fair, there are a few "good" images that pop up on the site every once in a while, not counting the ones I do, but unlike Pixiv (which, JTLYK, is an art-sharing site like dA, but it's all in Japanese.), it happens much more rarely. One of the main situations, is that many of the "good artists," (or as I like to call them, art gods) do not know about Rosenkreuzstilette and are simply unwilling to draw RKS fanart just for the heck of it. So from my own personal point of view, one of the best ways to help get RKS more well-known on dA and increase it's quality of decent/great fanart, is to get these "art gods" to draw Rosenkreuzstilette fanart. And it seems the only way to do that, is by a very hard task; commissioning them.

You heard me correctly, commissioning them. I have no ways of causing any struggle or hurt anyone's feelings, but apparently, that's only what they accept. They will not do requests, art trades, or collabs. Commissions are the only thing that will work. So if that's all they accept, then that's the only way to get these great artists to draw RKS fanart and help spread the word about my personal favorite doujin series. (And not to mention they're probably being watched by a ton of people, so hopefully the watchers of these "art gods" may also buy into it, and attempt some RKS fanart of their own as well. I can't guarantee they will be as good as what the original commissioned artist can make, but at least it'll maybe increase the overall RKS fanbase and it's popularity.) I'm not forcing anyone to commission these artists, so you do not have to take part here. I'm fine just doing it myself.

And now let's move on to the second way we can try to do to help improve deviantART's quality of RKS artwork: getting the Japanese responsible for making the great RKS artwork on Pixiv to come to deviantART and do the same there.

Now that was something that I had repeatedly mentioned on deviantART several times. And the reason was that the majority of Pixiv's selection of Rosenkreuzstilette fanart is (again, no offense) much better than a handful of the artwork the English side of the fanbase could make. And just to further my point, take a look at this brutal and epic fanart of Freudia Neuwahl that's currently available for view only on Pixiv.
ahoge closed_eyes dress elbow_gloves freudia_neuwahl gloves ice monochrome ponytail ribbon rosenkreuzstilette shirato_yuki
Now tell me, Would you like this, alongside a great number of amazing Rosenkreuzstilette artwork done by the people over at Pixiv without deviantART accounts, to be uploaded somewhare onto deviantART so that it's much simpler to find and view them in English? Well, that's one goal I want to accomplish in my life. Well, we already got Hissatsukunn, Dolis Warmind's designer onto deviantART, and he uploaded a great number of his fantastic works, but that's not enough. We need a greater amount of Rosenkreuzstilette artwork done by the people that live in the same region RKS originated. So I'm asking this. If any of you have Pixiv accounts, or have contact information of the users, please try to get in touch with these Japanese RKS artists and invite them onto deviantART so we, the English fans, can experience these great works of art and help out on improving the popularity of the series, as well as the quality of good fan-art on dA. (The one that's most wanted right at this moment is WOMI, the series' offical artist, illustrator, spriter, and character designer, but I'd like the entire pack. (zaku6 and Shizuku, just to name a few of them.)) Like with the commissions, I'm not forcing anyone to help out or join dA, but one very simple thing you can do to help out on deviantART, incase you haven't already, is to remove your Super Justin "fanart" if it's still up. All content containing Super Justin MUST go first before the Japanese can get to dA. So I'll say this one more time. If you ever drew/made something that contains any of my rejects of a characters (the blue-haired myself for example), or my lame RKS censorship BS, GET IT OFF AS SOON AS YOU CAN. The amount of SJ "fanart" has declined over the past few days, but I would like it all gone.

Unfortunately, with every great thing that happens, there are expected consequences.
The first of these, is that it may be difficult for the Japanese to browse, comment, and submit artwork onto deviantART, as the site isn't, and will never be in Japanese. Second, I should take the time to mention, there are loads of pure adult material over at Pixiv, which dA doesn't allow. So they may get into trouble or get banned if they attempt to submit those without realizing that content like that is prohibited on dA but not on Pixiv. Nudity or erotic poses are fine, but anything that's severe adult content cannot be uploaded.

Feel free to do whatever you like to help out. If I need to update/make changes to this post, I'll do so.