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I think I found deviantART by 2009. I was a huge Portal fan, so I spent hours surfing YouTube looking for cool Portal videos. Eventually I found out lots of Portal artists had an account here, such as :iconwolf-shadow77:, :iconsuper-cute: and :iconcyh-anide:. But I never really felt the need to have an account myself...

I was also a huge Code Lyoko fan, and the rumors of an upcoming fifth season were coming and going... eventually I got tired of waiting, so I started writing my own episodes on a notebook I had. Then I realized how common fanfics were, and how sometimes they could be really successful. That was what got me into deviantART. That, and the free time I had when I started my career. Weird, isn't it? Just one fanfic with 30 small episodes that 2 or 3 people read. But I was happy about it.

I kept leaping from Code Lyoko to Portal and viceversa for a long time, never really drawing anything because I was, literally, awful at it. I continued with my fanfic and photos until I released my Portal map (A Portal To Success) which was quite honestly an unexpectedly huge success. (+30000 downloads!!!)

I got a sudden confidence boost and I submitted my first handmade drawing.… It didn't get much feedback, but I just wanted to try and see... so after a ragecomic phase we don't talk about, I tried out dA Muro.… This was my first serious digital drawing, inspired by Portal 2's ending and how awesome it made me feel. I rediscovered drawing, and I was learning to love it again. However, with my love for Code Lyoko slowly fading as I finished my fanfic, and Portal not giving me much inspiration for anything that wasn't mapping or cool screenshots, I felt like I would never get to draw seriously.

That is, until Yume Nikki came.

It made me go through a range of emotions (mostly fear), but it inspired me in a really weird way. I hated the ending. So that inspired me to make a one-shot where that... changed... somehow. In the meantime, I drew a meme referencing Yume Nikki... and PEOPLE LOVED IT. For the first time people actually liked something I drew, and it felt amazing. I wanted more. So I tried my best at digital art and remade my Portal drawing.… I also got into pixel art.…

And finally... I made my own Yume Nikki meme.… This was extremely important. It marked the beginning of a new era for me. People really liked my ideas for a YN fangame... so the gears started spinning... without me even noticing. First I thought I would make a platformer game called Zapnef, whose idea was created years and years ago. But "PERiod", a really weird YN fangame I kinda sorta wanted to make, kept taking space in my brain. The idea of exploring dreams was just that catchy. So I quickly stopped making Zapnef and began working on Someday.

As I made the game, my artistic skills started growing and growing. Eventually non-pixel art was needed, but each time felt easier than the last one. And I kept asking more of myself.… I found out how to use filters in Photoshop, which helped a lot. I decided I wanted to make more art even after I finished making Someday. It gave me life.

By July 2013 I finally got a tablet. It was my last step, the last thing that brought me to my current skills. But it was gradual, and when I really got to figure out how it worked I managed to go from this… to this… in four months. I also personally like this drawing...…

I keep trying to get better and still experiment with new styles... and I don't if it took me four years to actually draw humans digitally...…

Now I know the best thing to do is be glad of how much you've grown.…
  • Mood: Cheerful


José Joaquín
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Hello, and welcome to my dA!

My dA Family
:iconatomic-miku: Mother
:iconnarusasukawaii: Little sister
:iconlazer-squirrel: Little brother
:icongameskid4ever: Little brother
:icondudeisonfire: Family Nyan Cat
:iconhngmaster: Uboa


:bulletblue: Current Projects (NOT OPEN FOR REQUESTS)

- Code Lyoko Season 5 - Done
· Submitted on Code-Lyoko-Club: 10/30
- Portal 2 Request for Alavesa
- Yume Nikki Fangame: Someday - Downloads here:
- 311 - Download here:…

:bulletgreen: Likes: Portal, Code Lyoko, Hetalia, Platform games (especially Ratchet & Clank, Mario, and OLD Spyro series), fanfics, TVTropes, Yume Nikki and fangames...

:bulletred: Dislikes: Trolls (in general, people who get pleasure from other's suffering), haters, spam, scammers, chain fails D:

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lordparazita Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jojogape, you understand portuguese? mi español es horrible, and I don't like to speak english.... I need help becase I'm doing a fan game too, and I dont know how start it! I do someones tiles and persons, but i'm lost! HeLp Me PlEaSe!
jojogape Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh and obrigado for the watch hehe
jojogape Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well i think i can understand portuguese more or less because it's similar to spanish but... no puedo falarlo??? hahaha sorry but really just try with any language it's no problem!

how exactly are you lost? whats the problem exactly? you cant draw? you cant import?
lordparazita Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jojo, do you've a facebook profile? if yes, add me, and I talk with you, I drew some tiles, the my history is confuse, and I don't know draw the persons walking, and my game is different, have 2 modes, like fleshchild! My facebook profile:…
jojogape Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh trust me, I don't go on Facebook much. Do you mind if we keep talking through dA?
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RuisuRuisuDance Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cuánto tiempo c:
jojogape Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Pues sip! Estoy que no doy abasto así que apenas me paso para mirar las nuevas obras y ya está xD
RuisuRuisuDance Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, ¿cómo estás? XD
jojogape Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De maravilla, la verdad. Este verano me está sentando genial... ¿Y tú?
(Siento tardar en responder, ayer estuve todo el día fuera... de hecho ahora pienso estudiar un poco xD)
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CrystalCreation Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  New member

Thank you for the fave. Your game looks pretty promising so far. I might give you a review if you´re interested … or at least as soon as I´ve played it.

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