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Head Shot/Bust
Head/Bust of a character of your choice (specific bg/multiple characters cost extra)
Waist Up
Waist up of your character of choice in full colour (specific bg/multiple characters = more)
Full Body
Full body commission of one character, full colour. (Extra character/specific bg is extra)


Projects For Others (Commissions, Requests, Gifts):

:bulletorange: Gift for :iconsparkyhero: (Detective Conan) [SKETCHING]
:bulletyellow: Kiriban request for :iconumiki-sama: (OC) [PLANNING]
:bulletgreen: Kiriban request for :iconotargos: (AzuManga Daioh) [INKING]
:bulletblue: Kiriban request for :icondarkwarrior: (Tahiri Veila SW) [SKETCHING]
:bulletpurple: Art raffle request for :icondrummingoni: (Honua drum) [COLOURING]
:bulletpink: Kiriban request for :iconfreetzo: (Tickling games) [PLANNING]

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Personal Art List

Doujinshi/Manga Uploads
New Chalk Dust - Chapter 1 - Reworking!!
***Megaman: Bass Story - Chapter 2 (beginning)
Jon's Daily Life - Season 1 (hiatus)

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Art Trade Status/Waiting On

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Jonathan Castleman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hello there! I am a subtitler at FUNimation Entertainment, and a former Cast Member from Disney Store #880, Stonebriar location! I'm a freelance artist who specializes in anime-styled art. I like to talk, so feel free to chat with me!


Name: Jonathan
Age: 27
Height: 6'2"
Orientation: ホモ
Ethnicity: Filipino/White
Special Skills: Hating self, sleeping
Weapon of Choice: Intuos 5 Touch, Manga Studio, Photoshop CS5

My Anime News Network page:…

deviantArtists I'm friends with in real life: :iconbellesangmorte::iconlittleramyun::icongamervail::icontsukixmizu09::iconlemguin::iconchibibritt::iconmaioceaneyes::iconsake-bento::iconzelgreywards::iconchidori-miyama::iconluvsillyllama::iconformerroadie::iconstikywikit::iconoorr::iconrockinrobin::iconburromorado::iconinujakkaru::iconlederhozen::iconsammifroot:

You can also find me at:

Current Residence: Lewisville, TX
Favourite genre of music: J-pop, Techno, Pop, Classic Rock, Oldies
Favourite style of art: Anime/Manga
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic/iPhone 6s
Wallpaper of choice: Steel Angel Kurumi
Favourite cartoon character: Kurumi Koutetsu, Honey Kisaragi/Cutie Honey
Personal Quote: Dreams sometimes get confused with reality, however, reality exists to confuse the dreamers.


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Hello there! I'm saving up points to help out other artist friends here on dA with various things, but mainly premium memberships.

Little or big, your contribution is greatly appreciated, no matter what. Even if you can't donate, all that matters is that you've at least enjoyed my art c:

Special Offer: Deviants willing to donate 100 points or more will be entered into a special art raffle that will be drawn at the end of the month c:

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    Donated Jul 5, 2016, 2:20:14 PM
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    Donated Jan 3, 2015, 5:58:51 PM
Hello there, everyone!
It's been a long time since I've written a full journal, I feel. I'll try to keep it short and sweet and to the point so that you don't become "tl;dr" haha.

Well, 2015 because a strange year for me. I graduated from University in Dec of 2014 (surprisingly) and found myself in debt and working 2 part-time jobs that barely paid anything, barely got hours, and one that ate away at my soul.
Half of 2015 was spent desperately trying to procure money outside of my 2 jobs, and just sucking in general at everything I tried (I'm slow at drawing, and no one really visited my patreon).
As you may remember from my last journal, I magically got a job at FUNimation Entertainment, North America's #1 anime company as a Subtitler, and have gone on to subtitle shows in Japanese as well as Closed Captioning for the hearing impaired on our English dubbed shows. (You can see some of the stuff I've worked on my own Anime News Network page I got:…)
As someone who's been super passionate about anime their whole life with dreams to be involved one way or another, this was a dream come true.

However, because I started working crazy hours due to having a full-time position at FUNi and keeping my part-time gig at Disney Store, I ended up working 50-60+ work weeks. I went months last year without drawing. Not only am I majorly behind on the few requests I took on before due to kiriban and trivia, but I've been SUPER behind on the more-high priority COMMISSIONS!
I want to work on commissions! I want to draw things for the people who are willing to pay me to see me draw what they want to see! I want to do so many commissions it HURTS. I just want to draw in general as well, though. I have been, and always will be, a fan artist, and there are so many shows that I love that I want to represent my love for with fan art!
And of course my on-going manga series "Chalk*Dust," my (currently on hiatus) doujin "Megaman: Bass Story," and my 4koma "Jon's Daily Life."

That is why, 2016 will be my art comeback!

Slowly working on trying to improve my art and get good, so watch out!

I also want to start talking with and communicating with people both in real life and online again. I used to talk to so many people before online (oh boy, here comes a shout-out) like
just to name a few! And so many others; countless others!
And I miss it. I miss goofing off when I get on a computer outside of drawing. I miss fan-boying about dumb stuff, getting to know people half-way across the world to the other side of the world and just connecting with strangers I may have never met otherwise in real life. Latter part of 2014 and 3/4s of 2015 made logging into dA a chore. I went 3 months without even uploading anything; I ignored so many kind-hearted messages and watches and notes.

But not anymore!
I'm trying my hardest to reach out to people I want to get to know because they're cool, or I look up to them and such ((LIKE YOU, MONO)), but if anyone else is interested in talking about anything, from fandom stuff to just a hello, feel free to do so. I am going to try to be more sociable in real life again as well, but I'm gonna focus on art and re-creating a presence for myself here again for now.

So yeah, get ready for a butt-load of art, and I will try my damnedest to get some commissions and requests knocked out of the way already!

Also, kinda wanna start another FAQ outside the weird one before. If you have any questions you'd like addressed, feel free to post 'em or note 'em or whatever ails ya.

Until next time!
  • Listening to: Kingdom
  • Reading: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure Battle Tendency
  • Watching: Kingdom
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Eating: Nothing yet uguu
  • Drinking: Water


Super sick. Which super hero would you love to come to your rescue if you were in danger? Mine is def...Drawwedsuperheroes by Kurumi-Lover
Dunno if I said it or not, but Week 12 of Draw Fridays was, sadly, the last Draw Friday drawing of 2015. It discontinued around Halloween that year. HOWEVER! There will be a new weekly drawing series starting soon called Draw Wednesdays that started in summer of 2016, so, yeah. Just gotta get more art done so I can get around to cleaning those up and colour them. Wanna have my own other weekly drawing series at some point as well, like my short-lived "Fan Art Fridays" or something tho...
It's the year of the rooster.
Happy Chinese New Year.
Drawwednesdayschinesenewyears by Kurumi-Lover
I just recently came across a dA member complaining that "popular" and/or "talented" artists were refusing his art requests and offered commissions instead, in which he replied, "Why should I pay real money if it's just art?!" If you feel this way as well, I have a suggestion to help you get what you want: Learn how to draw yourself and then you can have all the free art you want. <3

Have you ever had a crush on a YouTube person? 

29 deviants said Nah. I use YouTube for music.
5 deviants said Have I ever! And I will comment who:
5 deviants said What? Ew, you don't even know these people
4 deviants said I think they hot, but it's whatevs
2 deviants said [masturbates furiously under desk while watching a Let's Play]
1 deviant said There are some HOT YT animators, lemme tell you what.
No deviants said Aw, yeah, multiple people, like:


nice to meet you!
Fri Oct 21, 2016, 3:06 AM
with this new improved technology, i can even. I CAN EVEN!!
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:00 PM
*lurks on your page*
Sat Sep 27, 2014, 9:04 PM
HI!!!!!! megaman and bass fan forever!! XD
Sun Sep 14, 2014, 10:57 AM
Random pop up o3o/
Wed Mar 5, 2014, 4:34 PM


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Larathain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
You are very welcome for the watch and the llama! If you see my art, and enjoy what you perceive, mayhaps you'll offer me the favor of returning the watch! ^-^
thorman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
no problem friend you works of cutey honey and anime classic is fantastic and awesome congratulations continue with the good work:):D
thorman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
no problem friend you gallery is cool and awesome congratulations friend continue with the good work:D:)
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AaronBrawnstone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Hello. I came here from your Youtube video. Nice art you got here! It must be fascinating to work for Funimation! All the work you did to get fellow artists inspired! Like me! :D
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zaohfox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I give you a suggestion?
Can you draw Four Murasame pls?;A;
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