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Commission: A Kiss in the Enchanted Forest by Kurumi-Lover Commission: A Kiss in the Enchanted Forest :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 43 14 Commission: Possessed Honey by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Possessed Honey :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 56 24 Commission: To Eat or Not to Eat by Kurumi-Lover Commission: To Eat or Not to Eat :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 29 8 Commission: Personal Maid Time by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Personal Maid Time :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 74 14 Commission: And Luma! by Kurumi-Lover Commission: And Luma! :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 66 24 Commission: It's Venus by Kurumi-Lover Commission: It's Venus :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 69 19 Commission: Rumi by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Rumi :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 39 15 Commission: Pyroc and Brizone by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Pyroc and Brizone :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 34 23 Commission: Mimiru by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Mimiru :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 214 33 Commission: Lightining Psyche by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Lightining Psyche :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 195 16 Goku no Pico(llo) by Kurumi-Lover Goku no Pico(llo) :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 104 29 Commission: Protection by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Protection :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 199 36 For Monica feat. Saki by Kurumi-Lover For Monica feat. Saki :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 145 35 It's Jeremy by Kurumi-Lover It's Jeremy :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 92 6 Commission: Sailor Moon X - Lunar Eclipse by Kurumi-Lover Commission: Sailor Moon X - Lunar Eclipse :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 157 64 Commission: That's Not a Pokeball by Kurumi-Lover Commission: That's Not a Pokeball :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 283 31
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Projects For Others (Commissions, Requests, Gifts):

1. :iconwolf-yuuki: [Not Paid] (Sketching) [NOT SHOWN]
2. :iconmadhatterkyoko: [Not Paid] (Inking) [APPROVED]
3. :icontatsunokoisthebest: [Paid] (Sketching) [NOT SHOWN]
4. :iconcheeb: [Not Paid] (Sketching) [NOT SHOWN]
5. :iconraichi77: [Not Paid] (No commission given yet)
6. :iconyerblues000: [Not Paid] (Planning) [NOT SHOWN]

:bulletorange: :iconsparkyhero: (Detective Conan) Sketching
:bulletyellow: :iconumiki-sama: (OC) Planning
:bulletgreen: :iconotargos: (AzuManga Daioh) Inking
:bulletblue: :icondarkwarrior: (Tahiri Veila SW) Planning
:bulletpurple: :icondrummingoni: (Honua drum) Colouring
:bulletpink: :iconfreetzo: (Tickling games) Planning

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)

Currently Working 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!

My Anime News Network page:…


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

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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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:

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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


Again, apologies for being super busy irl and being away from the 'net/unable to draw the last couple of weeks. I have been working on answering notes again, and--no joke--I'm gonna dedicate free time this week to drawing/responding to people because... I mean:Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 1.44.27 PM by Kurumi-Lover
I'm gonna try my hardest to interact with you guys again and get those numbers down ; n ;
Sorry I was gone for a hot minute due to being busy last week and all this weekend; I'm still working on answer all comments and replies and stuff, but I have 3500 messages to get through still hhhhh
Gonna try to get some more art up at some point this week.
So, uh, last night, I caught a baby bat--
Bat by Kurumi-Lover
Found this really old picture I started back in 2011 and it's super ugly and embarrassing, but proof that I waited 6 years to finally draw a Higurashi fan art ; o ;

Higurashi by Kurumi-Lover
Who wantsta come over 'n play some pachinkoooo? (My main 3: Martian Succesor Nadesico, Eureka Seven, Ranma 1/2)Image by Kurumi-Lover

2017 Stats Question 4: What is your relationship status? 

42 deviants said Just Single
38 deviants said Single and Happy
28 deviants said Single and Looking
20 deviants said In a Relationship (in person)
8 deviants said Married/Engaged
7 deviants said In a Relationship (long distance)


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