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Alex Hoffman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Digital Artist/Game Designer

Current Residence: Massachusetts

Operating System: Windows 7; Korora Linux

I mostly dabble in anime/manga-style artwork and sprite editing. My software of choice is Paint Tool SAI for drawing and painting, and I use Photoshop CS6 for general touch-ups and graphic design stuff (in Linux I use Krita as my go-to SAI replacement and do the graphic-type things, of course, in GIMP). I also do some pixel art - for years in nothing but MS Paint, but now I use Aseprite for all my pixel needs.


Halloween: Jisk and Morrigu by Esjitu
Halloween: Jisk and Morrigu

Another palette thing at the request of VelkynKarma (though she actually just said to do 'something Halloween-y' with the palette; I decided Morrigu and Jisk trick-or-treating). Jisk would absolutely not dress up, this was the most he was willing to do (though being practically illiterate he's not even completely aware of what the sign says, just that it's to the effect of 'I'm a teenager'). Morrigu was far more fun about it and decided to be a pirate.

Me and Karma decided the following:

  • Morrigu sings pirate-y sea shanties as they go from house to house, mostly to annoy Jisk. He also talks like a stereotypical pirate at every house.
  • Morrigu gets WAY more candy than Jisk because he is charming and fun. Jisk gets next to nothing because - despite knowing enough to at least not curse at the people giving him free stuff - he's still a no-fun asshole who basically just thrusts out his bag and demands candy so every house just gives him the minimum one fun-size candybar while Morrigu usually makes off with 2-3 for being so damn charming.
  • Jisk attempts to steal Morrigu's candy at the end of the night. It fails spectacularly because Morrigu is smart enough to know Jisk is gonna try to steal his candy, and booby-traps it with a few pieces spiked with hot sauce or whatevs. The other BDs are on Morrigu's side here, because fucking with Jisk puts the trick in trick-or-treat and is genuinely a lot of fun.
  • Morrigu freely shares his candy with Wataru, who he treats like a little nephew. This just pisses Jisk off even more.
  • Ezzy and Vice (the only BD's who can read above a third-grade level) could tell Jisk that his sandwich board is poking fun at him but decide not to because it's funnier this way.

Decided to shade this the way I would if it was inked/screentoned, and even used a screentone brush for the shadows, though it may be hard to see if you don't download the full-size. I kinda like the effect, actually.
TruTen: Story Time by Esjitu
TruTen: Story Time
Holy shit I actually drew my OTP for the first time in centuries

Did this for TruTen Day (10/10) because I was trying to get myself to start drawing again after a long dryspell anyways, and thought, why not? Palette and prompt from straylight-02 of Tumblr. I had actually attempted to shade it, but the palette was messing with my mind (also it was late) and it came out pretty terrible. I prefer the flat version.

Psssst you should check out this awesome TruTen blog on Tumblr, I hear the person in charge of it is pretty cool. *cough*

If people wanna shoot me some simple prompts and palettes I may even draw more...maybe
GDS: Ezzy Palette by Esjitu
GDS: Ezzy Palette
Another palette challenge prompted by VelkynKarma .

I'm not sure I've ever uploaded anything of Ezzy with her actual color scheme, come to think of's usually black and white sketches or screentone stuff...
GDS: Saphiros Palette by Esjitu
GDS: Saphiros Palette
Second palette challenge I did as prompted by VelkynKarma . Decided to change up his piercings somewhat.
GDS: Jisk Palette by Esjitu
GDS: Jisk Palette
Was trying to find a way to get myself back into the drawing groove so VelkynKarma was giving me some simple palette challenges. Unsurprisingly, Jisk was the first.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Endless Roll - NICO Touches The Walls
  • Watching: No Game No Life
  • Playing: Fire Emblem 12 (DS)
More shameless plugging? Why not!!

My forum community just recently reopened on a new board with a whole new direction in mind, aiming to refine our roleplay aspects and make them the focus over our old, confusing and awkward style of sometimes-roleplay-sometimes-general-chat. So we're looking for some active new members to help us get things rolling along!!

On an alternate version of the planet earth exists a supercontinent known only as IGNOLand. The result of a catastrophe that lead to the world being destroyed and recreated, IGNOLand is home to numerous strange creatures of just about every imaginable race, ranging from humanoids to cyborgs, aliens, demigods, and even sentient chainsaw-wielding tigers.

IGNOLand is a sandbox-style forum, so the plots tend to crop up spontaneously. The main settings are various nations within and around the continent, where characters meet and embark on various adventures together. These can be serious plots to ridiculous shenanigans - it's pretty much free for the members to decide what direction they want to take with their characters and the universe. Character-wise, you can pretty much be anything you want!! As long as your character has reasonable flaws and weaknesses to balance things out, we tend to be cool with whatever - almost anything can find a way to fit into our universe.

There's no wordcount or any particular writing restrictions, either. Be what you want, do what you want. As long as you follow the rules and are respectful to other members, the sky's the limit in IGNOLand!!

So check us out, yeah? You know you want to.

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rstreeter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:
Studioboni Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for the watch! ^^
Esjitu Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!! I am a big fan of Boichi's Sun-Ken Rock :)
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Esjitu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No thanks ^^; I personally believe that people should be entitled to ship whatever they want to. I myself may ship Goten and Trunks (which, let's face it, is pretty blatantly implied in canon), but that doesn't mean people can't ship them with Pan or Bra if they choose to. Dragonball is a wonderful series with many characters, and the female characters are all too few. Some people just like those ships, and that's okay (though I personally think shipping them with Pan and Bra is a bit squicky because of the large age difference). There are plenty of fine TruTen communities that don't revolve around putting down other peoples' ships, and I personally can't approve of a group that basically says 'my OTP is better than yours so GTFO'. That's just my personal opinion, but suffice to say I won't be joining the group. Sorry!!
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Esjitu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um...yes. Yes they can. People can ship whatever they want. There is no law that says people cannot ship Goten with Bra, and Trunks with Pan, or even Trunks with Bra and Goten with Pan. It doesn't really matter how you feel about the issue - people are 100% entitled to ship whatever the fuck they want, regardless of age, sex, or even blood relation. And there is nothing you can do to stop them.

I tried to be nice and civil with my initial response, but clearly that was a misstep on my part. But I understand - I was an underage weeaboo once, myself. I was militant regarding other people shipping things I didn't like. I can't say I'm entirely above you in that regard, but the difference is - I grew up. You will too, someday. 

The bottom line is - and I do believe I even said this in my initial response - that you are perfectly entitled to be in your group and personally dislike those ships. That's called the right to an opinion. But you know what else is? Gasp!! The right of other people to like the pairings you don't like!! The fact that you're standing up for your right to dislike those pairings but also saying people 'can't' ship them makes you a hypocrite. You feel free to enjoy your anti-Pan/Bra group, I can't - nor do I have any intention to - stop you. I even approved of several of my deviations to be added to the group. But I have no desire whatsoever to join a group myself that revolves around shitting on other peoples' rights to ship whatever they want. Which is why I will not be joining - though suffice to say, even if I was considering it before, your attitude would have certainly changed that very quickly. I never once said you had no right to have that group because that's your right and your opinion. But don't you dare tell me that mine is invalid, or that those of people who choose to ship Pan/Bra ships are either. 

Here's one last newsflash for you before I'm done with this conversation, because I can tell already that any further replies will just be the equivalent of arguing with a wall - they're all fictional characters. They're fictional characters from a universe where an anthropomorphic dog is king of the world and dinosaurs still walk the earth. Any 'pedophilia' or incest involved in Dragonball pairings is being held to the standards of our society, not theirs. I personally find it a little difficult to force my real-life worldview onto a fictional world where alien monkeys shoot energy blasts at giant space lizards, and alien slug-men asexually reproduce by shooting eggs out of their mouths. And since they are, shockingly, fictional 2-dimensional drawings, the people who do choose to ship 22-year old Goten with 10-year old Bra (or any other underage pairing in anime) aren't hurting anyone with their 'pedophilia'. Shotacon and Lolicon are common genres and don't invite their consumers to go out and molest actual children any more than all violent video games cause people to commit mass-shootings. Anyone who is 'corrupted' by fictional works in this manner is already mentally unstable and their actions should not be blamed on the media they consume. So if someone wants to ship Goten and Bra? They can go right ahead. The chances that they're going to be inspired to go out and get into an actual relationship with someone underaged is below 1%. There is literally no harm in someone shipping fictional characters of different ages, genders, races, or species (especially common in Dragonball). And if you don't like that, then that's great for you. You're perfectly entitled to keep to your anti-pairing dA group. But don't you fucking turn around and hypocritically declare other people not so entitled to ship whatever they like.

That's all I have to say on the matter. Not that I expect it to have gotten through to you in the slightest. But don't worry, you'll grow up someday. Puberty can be a confusing time!! You'll get through it :)
MakeStuffHapen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav:
Malcer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks 4 the fav! :)
Tsukichu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya~ Do you by any chance take requests/art trades?
Esjitu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not right now, sorry. I don't typically like doing requests because I hate feeling obligated to draw (I get that all semester long as it is) and would rather spend my time drawing things I want to draw, y'know? I currently have a lot of ideas piled up that I just didn't have time to draw all year long because of classwork, and I need to get back to a state of mind where drawing feels like fun, and not work. Maybe in the future!!
Rossay Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thanks for the watch :)
Esjitu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, Spirit Master looks quite interesting :D
antikkedi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
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PrincessFawna Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I have enough money for Umineko now, and I tried to order the download version on the site the Witch Hunt links to, but it didn't take the card. I'm going to have to try another one later, I guess. It's pretty frustrating because I actually have the money now, lol.
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