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For Monica feat. Saki :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 47 11 It's Jeremy :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 17 6 Commission: Sailor Moon X - Lunar Eclipse :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 71 39 Commission: That's Not a Pokeball :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 163 31 Draw Fridays - Week 12: Wings :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 90 22 Commission: Nymphei :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 42 11 Draw Fridays - Week 11: Pokemon Gijinka :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 78 15 Commission: Caspia :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 104 26 Draw Fridays - Week 10: Neko :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 53 21 Commission: A Kiss in the Botanical Garden :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 90 22 Draw Fridays - Week 9: Gothic Lolita :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 43 17 Christmas Portrait 6: Makoto :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 35 9 Draw Fridays - Week 8: Pizza :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 66 40 Christmas Portrait 5: Hitagi :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 55 16 Christmas Portrait 4: Guts :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 31 13 Kurumi-Lover's 2016 Summary of Art :iconkurumi-lover:Kurumi-Lover 27 15
Warning: Crap Art Ahead
Yaye! :icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:


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

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!

My Anime News Network page:…


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

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.


Kurumi-Lover has started a donation pool!
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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 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


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
All right, guys, after like 3 weeks of not being able to draw, I'm gonna have time to draw again, so get ready for some art to get done (commissioners, I will try to get with you asap). Aw, yeah, art time (finally).
Quick update:
--Sorry, no sketch to show for my weekly drawing exercise last week: the theme was "4 koma comics" so I just made a quick Jon's Daily Life comic strip. Good excuse to try doing that again.
--ALSO!! If I owe you art through either commission or request, I have a widget underneath "Newest Deviations" that I will update every week on statuses for you pictures until they're done!
--Finally, I have a major collaboration art project coming up. Hoping to show you guys some stuff soon (whenever I get around to actually drawing since I've been so busy lately)
All right, cool, bye.
I don't want to sound like an asshole or like I'm being bitter or something, but--
I think sakimichan is a fabulous artist and I'm so happy for her and all her success, but I honestly feel like dA is becoming over-saturated in artists attempting to emulate her art and style to a T.
Like, being inspired by her is one thing and wanting to implement stylistic choices into your own art is great, but this is getting ridiculous. I just went through group art submissions, and came across 4 different artists who draw almost exactly the same because they're trying to be her. I know I've received criticism in the past from people claiming I am "trying too hard to act like an anime artist" before, but, idk, this feels different and almost too much.

Which one of these magical girl titles are THE BEST?? 

32 deviants said Sailor Moon/Crystal
25 deviants said Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptors)
15 deviants said Cutie Honey '73/New/Flash/Re:
14 deviants said Madoka Magica
10 deviants said Other
3 deviants said Pretty Cure! (Precure, any)
2 deviants said Minky Momo
1 deviant said Princess TuTu
1 deviant said Magical Girl of the End (Magical Girl Apocalypse)
1 deviant said Mahou Tsukai Tai! (Magic Users Club!)


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AppleMoonTea Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Hi! Thank you for the compliments, it really means a lot. :D Also I'm so glad that you stumbled upon my profile because I get to watch another amazing artist! Your art style reminds me of the 90's anime. The nostalgia came rushing in me! Keep doing what you do man! Cheers
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