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I just want to say that I am very sorry for the way I overreacted in my journal entry that I posted on here yesterday. I feel really bad if I upset anyone with whatever has been troubling me, and I hope that it doesn't happen again too often. I don't know why I've been feeling so emotional lately, but I've been trying very hard not to let it get to me in any way. I guess I've been feeling this way because I'm starting to feel kinda lonely nowadays, since I have nobody (other than my own family) to talk to whenever I have something on my mind. I figured that receiving a certain number of comments from my friends about my artwork would help me get through, since it makes me feel a little more appreciated than I already am. But after getting some responses from my friends regarding my previous journal entry, I've come to realize that the way I've been acting was completely immature as well as unnecessary, and I am really sorry for any trouble that I may have caused. Please keep in mind that I'm not trying to sound controlling and/or demanding in any way; It's just that I really like to keep in touch with my friends as much as possible, and I guess you can say that I'm actually worried about my friends not being by my side when I really need them. If I'm going to start feeling better from now on, I should at least try to remember that it doesn't matter how many comments I receive for my artwork, and what really matters most is just knowing that I have friends who are always supportive of me for being myself, and that they'll continue to like me as long as I'm able to show my appreciation.
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know about the newer kinds of artwork that I am currently working on. First of all, I would just like to thank everyone on here for being able to check out the pictures of my new Sonic fan character, Abby The Squirrel, since she happens to be one of my first attempts at creating a fan character of my own after giving them a chance for quite a while now. Because everyone seems to like her plenty, I am actually planning on drawing more pictures involving her whenever I can. The pictures I am currently working on are mainly point commissions and/or trades that I'm trying to get done as soon as possible, but I also have a few original ideas that I want to draw while they're still fresh on my mind, including a few pictures of Whitnee Squirrel getting her feet tickled in a few creative ways as well as some pictures of my good friend MajikkuMausuII's original characters, Amanda and Rachel, that I've decided to work on after drawing them in my original cartoon style for the first time. I guess you can say that I've actually been in the mood for drawing some of my friends' original characters so I can show my deep appreciation for them, and that they'll continue to support me as my friends till the end of time. I'm also in the mood for doing a set of pictures involving Tomoe Ame from "Usagi Yojimbo", since she is one of the characters in the comics that I tend to admire a lot (especially when she's with Usagi, and I think they would make a great couple as well). One more thing, I'm thinking of drawing some more comic strips like I did about a year ago; In fact, one of the commissions/trades I need to work on is a comic strip, but I don't think it would hurt to do another set of "Whitnee The Maid" comics once I get around to thinking of gags for each strip. Despite how much work it would take to get everything done, I find it to be a good way to keep myself busy one way or another, and I should also be glad to admit that I have many friends who are always willing to support me no matter what.
:thanks:

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Usagi Yojimbo
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Sonic & Knuckles
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
After watching the movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on Blu-ray not too long ago, I was able to think of the dream I had a while back that involved my original characters, Whitnee Squirrel and Jade Squirrel, being the stars of a fictional 1980s-style arcade video game called "Squirrel Sisters", and I began to figure out which actresses would be perfect to do the voices of both characters. I was thinking that Whitnee and Jade could be played by a popular female duo that everyone would recognize, but I don't exactly know that many female duos in TV shows, movies, etc. like I do male comedy duos. After giving some thought not too long ago, I have decided which two actresses I would chose to play the roles of my squirrel characters - Whitnee Squirrel would be played by Rachael MacFarlane (who was known for playing Hayley Smith from "American Dad" as well as Eris from "The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy"); Jade Squirrel would be played by Mila Kunis (who was known for playing Meg Griffin from "Family Guy" as well as Jackie Burkhart from "That 70s Show"). These two actresses were basically the first couple of choices that were on my mind, but if there's any other actresses who might be suitable to do the voices of either character, I am really curious to hear any suggestions from everyone else.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Tagged by: :iconalukasherzblut:

RULES:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 10 things about themselves in their journal
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
6. No tag-backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "You're tagged if you're reading this"; You legitimately have to tag 10 people.

10 THINGS ABOUT MYSELF:
1. My birthday is on January 28.
2. I like to play video games that have an old-school feel to them.
3. Two of my main interests in life are cartoons and video games.
4. I enjoy listening to 80s music whenever I can.
5. Green beans are my least favorite vegetable to eat.
6. I like to draw furry characters all the time.
7. I have a fetish for socked feet.
8. I am extremely shy in person.
9. I tend to worry a lot if some of my friends don't respond when I want to tell them something.
10. I am a nice guy who just wants to be appreciated and loved for being myself.

MY QUESTIONS:
1. If you would meet Obama and have the chance to make a suggestion for a better educational system, what would you say?
2. Ice cream or cake?
3. Do you believe in god?
4. What do you do when you are sick and lying in bed?
5. Do you have anything against gays?
6. Who of your family is ideal for you?
7. Italy or Spain?
8. Is there any artist who inspire you?
9. What do you do to occupy yourself if you are on the way by car/train?
10. Do you love your pet? (If you donīt have one, which would you like to have?)

MY ANSWERS:
1. I don't know, since that isn't really my kind of thing to decide...
2. Definitely cake.
3. Even though I'm not exactly religious, I actually do believe in God.
4. Unless I had something that needs to be done right away, I'd just go back to sleep.
5. No, not at all.
6. I don't really know what that's supposed to mean, so I'll pass...
7. Italy (I don't know why, though...)
8. There are quite a few artists on here who inspire me to draw all the time, including my friends :iconmintymousyxfce: :iconglingais: :iconpawsnfurs: and :iconchikiyo-wolf:
9. I would read something or play a video game that I'd bring with me.
10. Yes, I love both of the dogs that I take care of each day.

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK:
1. If you were to find a briefcase full of money, what would you do with it?
2. Which food do you like to eat - Hamburgers or Hot Dogs?
3. Have you eaten a pizza topped with barbecue sauce before?
4. What is your favorite kind of video game to play?
5. What kind of socks do you like to wear (if any)?
6. Do you have a favorite cousin/sibling?
7. Which country would you love to check out - China or Japan?
8. What is your favorite kind of music to listen to?
9. Which do you prefer most - Hugs or Kisses?
10. Do you have any best friends outside of deviantART?

10 PEOPLE I CHOSE TO TAG:
:iconwolf492: :icongeminijc: :iconglingais: :iconpawsnfurs: :iconhai-kulture:
:iconmintymousyxfce: :iconlouiseugeniojr: :icontrainman3985: :iconkidokoala: :iconsuiish:
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this journal entry to let all my friends and watchers know how I've been doing lately. In case anybody is wondering, I am actually starting to feel a little better after going through a couple of depressive states not too long ago. I guess the reason I've been so unhappy lately was because I was kinda worried that all my friends who check out my new artwork on a regular basis were no longer interested, even though I was able to do the same by checking out their own artwork that they post on here as well. I am starting to get over such a foolish idea by adding my artwork to many different groups so that other people may be able to notice. If anybody knows any other groups that would be suitable for submitting my artwork in, I would gladly appreciate it.

Second of all, I was able to create a Sonic fan character of my own not too long ago; The new character that I've created happens to be a female squirrel that I named Abby, and I plan on posting my few pictures that I did of her as well as a picture that I did as a contest entry for my friend DarkSonic250. Even though I used to not care for fan characters ever since I began doing artwork on here, I decided to give them a chance by creating my own after checking out all kinds of sweet-looking artwork by other artists who became my friends. One of the first fan characters I've created would be a "T.U.F.F. Puppy" version of Whitnee Squirrel, which is actually slightly different from my own original character.

As for newer artwork, I have decided to work on a set of pictures involving Betty Bat, who is a teenage bat girl that dreams of becoming a rock star with her friends. I was able to think of two characters who happen to be Betty's friends, and their names are Roxanne Raccoon and Scarlett Skunk. All three girls would be part of a rock band that I've decided to name "Creatures Of The Night" (since they are anthro versions of nocturnal animals), and they also like to wear socks and sandals with their outfits.

And lastly, another reason that I've been feeling so good lately would have to be that I was able to buy a copy of the movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on Blu-Ray when it came out on March 5. I went out with my dad and stepmother to Wal-Mart to buy my copy of it, and we were able to eat out at a Chinese buffet restaurant while doing so. As you would probably guess, I decided to watch the movie right after coming back to my home, and I was able to watch it in peace because of my mother having to go out to work that night and I had the house all to myself. I was able to see the movie when it was in theaters, and I still think it is one of the greatest animated movies I've ever seen, especially if it involves video games that everyone knows and loves.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
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  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Wreck-It Ralph
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this quick journal entry because I have a question that I'm kinda anxious to ask anyone on here... Should I give up on drawing pictures of male characters unless they're paired up with a female character? The reason I'm asking this is because I was able to post some new pictures involving male characters, and they didn't seem to get noticed as much as I had hoped. A couple of the pictures I've done were mainly point commissions for other artists, but I'm also referring to the picture I did of Mickey Mouse and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit. It didn't exactly get as much recognition as I hoped, especially because I thought everyone knew who both of these characters were. It seems that everyone on here tends to notice artwork that involves female characters all the time, especially the ones who are drawn very nicely and look very gorgeous. Please keep I am not trying to be against anyone for any reason whatsoever, but I actually feel that I just want to be noticed for my unique cartoon style and not just what I'm asked to draw for anybody curious enough to ask. If you completely understand how I feel about something like this, then please feel free to share your thoughts.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Hopeless
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Here is an important message that my friend :iconlouiseugeniojr: posted not too long ago, and I was able to repost it on here for anyone who has been dealing with bullies at least once in their lives. Even if you've seen something like this plenty of times recently, feel free to pass it on in your journal entry for all to see.

Bully Awareness Message

Been the victim of bullying, and still am, only because I am what I am...

The boy you punched in the hall today? Committed suicide a few minutes ago.
That girl you called a slut in class today? She's a virgin.
The boy you called lame? He has to work every night to support his family.
That girl you pushed down the other day? She is already being abused at home.
You think you know them...
Guess what? YOU DON'T!!!

Please re-post this message if you are against bullying.
I bet 99% of you won't...
Re-post this if you're that 1% with a heart.
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Pokemon: Black Version
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Even though I've managed to get internet connection working at my home again recently, I've actually been feeling a little unhappy and confused lately. I don't know why I haven't been feeling like my optimistic self these past few weeks, but I think I should let everyone know what's troubling me... As everyone may have noticed, I was able to keep myself busy by working on many of the point commissions and/or art trades that everyone has been asking me to draw for them. I still have plenty of other pictures that I'll be posting on here shortly after I'm done checking my messages from the time I was absent. However, I've noticed that some of the newer commissions/trades that I'm about to work on lately have made me feeling kinda uneasy for some reason; I guess maybe it's because I feel like I should get to work on some newer pictures of other things like some new ideas for "Usagi Yojimbo" fan art, since it's kinda been on my mind recently and I feel like wanting to draw some pictures involving Tomoe Ame and/or Miyamoto Usagi. Another picture that I want to work on is part of a story that me and my friend :iconwolfn85: are working together on, and I don't want to forget it. In case anybody is wondering, here is a list of some of the commissions/trades that I have completed so far, which I have posted (or about to) on here so far, in no particular order:

:icongeminijc: - Margo Bunny and Kandi Bunny
:iconwindycitypuma: - Jackie Herbert
:icontuffandtmnt: - Kitty Katswell getting an autograph from Felicia
:iconhai-kulture: - Ivy Cat and Whitnee Squirrel walking in the mud
:iconlorddominic: - Portia Fox
:iconrollercoasterviper59: - Maxamillion The Fox in purple-blue striped socks
:iconchumi-chan: - Hunter Eforoz
:iconstevostorti: - Larry
:iconjoshuavillani88: - Whitnee Squirrel rubbing feet in Josh Koala's face
:iconlarrysquirrel: - Larry The Squirrel
:iconsupermafia: - Angel
:iconkairoshi: - Random Birthday Picture
:iconmorroderthefreakyguy: - Marcus and Jenna
:iconkbafourthtime: - Salome Roberts looking at high heel shoes
:iconwolf492: - Cindy Wolf showing off her ponytail to Goldie Fox and Whitnee Squirrel

Despite how many pictures I've done ever since I started doing commissions, I haven't been feeling quite the same as I've always been. Another thing that's really been bothering me is the thought of everyone not being able to notice my newer artwork like they used to. I feel like I'm being left out, especially when some of my friends are able to do gift art for several other artists and forgetting about me (Well, not really, but that's kinda how I've been feeling lately). I actually put so much work on each of my pictures that draw with pencil and ink on paper before scanning them onto my computer and coloring them in with a picture-editing program like Paint Shop Pro X. Please keep in mind that I'm not trying to sound jealous of anyone else whose artwork tends to get noticed a lot on here, but I think maybe I deserve a little more recognition, especially after all the trouble I've been going through since last September. I really am a creative person who's always willing to create newer cartoon artwork for everyone nice enough to ask, but I usually tend to cooperate a little better as long as I know that I am being loved by everyone else who appreciate me just the way I am.

And lastly, another thing that has been on my mind lately is kind of a personal problem... I've been having a bit of trouble saving up my money so I can get a laptop computer for myself. I still don't have a job after being let go from my last one a few years ago, and I've never been able to get a new job, especially since I am incredibly shy in person and I have such a difficult time asking for a job. Once I get my laptop computer, I was also planning on saving up my money so I can meet one of my friends in person and hang out together someday. It may sound like a nice plan, but I'm really worried about what would happen if I wasn't able to do either of these tasks.

There seems to be so much doubt and confusion that's been on my mind recently, and I just wish there was some way to handle it... If anybody has any suggestions of how I can deal with this sort of thing, I would really appreciate any suggestions that are honest and helpful. Thank you.
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Nickelodeon
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pot Roast
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I am still alive after not being online for the last few days. The reason I haven't been on lately is because there was a serious problem with the browsing device that allowed me and my family to access the internet at home. It started late Friday night when the internet device just sort of stopped working all of a sudden; the darn thing wouldn't connect to the internet, and for some strange reason, it was unable to turn off (unless the battery was taken out). This situation kind of upset me all weekend, especially because I was not expecting this sort of thing to happen at all. And so, we had to wait until Monday to take the device back to the store and have them take a look at it. A replacement had been ordered (at little to no cost, I might add), and it was set up momentarily. Because I knew that I would have several messages piling up while I was gone, I probably should take some time off to check most of them before I decide to post my newer artwork on here. This has been yet another hectic situation for me, and I can't believe something like this had happened.
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Final Fight 3
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I am starting to feel really good right now, and that my depression is gone as well. I've actually been feeling better since yesterday, and I would like to thank everyone who was so nice and supportive of me after explaining what happened in my previous journal entry (which I deleted not too long ago). I was filled with doubt and misery for a little while recently, but I'm just glad that I was able to get through it one way or another. I should be lucky to have so many great friends on here who are always there for me whenever I'm feeling low, and I think it's such a great feeling to know that as well. As you probably already know, Valentine's Day is also coming up, and I'll be able to post a couple of pictures that I was able to work on for this year. I certainly hope that it will be a nice day for me, and I'll be able to receive as much love from everyone I know (including my best friend, whom I love so very much).
:love:

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
I have some bad news for today... I don't feel like wanting to post a new picture today because I am unable to respond to all of my messages. I was able to check some of the messages before going out to dinner with my father last night, but as I was busy responding to the messages like I usually do each day I'm online, I was unable to continue because I kept on receiving the dreaded 'System Thinks Comment Is Spam' message that keeps on popping up whenever I do so. Usually this is because of all the nice-looking pictures that all my friends post on here that I cannot resist posting a comment for. I know that I could just add the pictures to my favorites folder, but I also want to let my friends know that I was able to check out their latest artwork, since I am not someone who is lazy. This is, without a doubt, a very disappointing moment for me because I wasn't expecting this sort of thing to happen to me once again. I really wish this feature wasn't used for the site anymore, especially because it's very unnecessary to those who check their messages on a daily basis. Hopefully, there won't be too many pictures uploaded for the day (especially the ones from the groups that I'm a member of), and I can continue responding to my messages as soon as possible.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Agony
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Tea
Today is my birthday, and I feel like wanting to talk about something that was on my mind not too long ago... Just last week when I was asleep in my bed, I actually had a dream that was completely based off of the Disney animated movie "Wreck-It Ralph". In this dream I had, it was about my squirrel characters, Whitnee and Jade, being the stars of a fictional 1980's-era arcade game called "Squirrel Sisters", and it would be an action platformer that would be kinda like a Capcom arcade game called "Sonson". This game would take place in a Japanese setting, in which Whitnee and Jade would rescue a young prince from an army of evil dog demons; the power-ups that Whitnee and Jade collected in the game would turn them into a ninja (which increased their attack power until they were hit by an enemy) or a geisha in a kitsune mask (which granted them temporary invincibility and a powerful attack that wiped out every enemy on screen). Anyway, the dream I had mainly focused on Whitnee's sister, Jade, who is tired of being treated like a sidekick all the time, especially when the people who play their game usually end up playing as Whitnee only. As you would probably guess, there was even a part where she was at a meeting with a bunch of other video game characters who were sidekicks, which included (but not limited to):

1. Luigi from the Mario games
2. Miles "Tails" Prower from the Sonic games
3. Diddy Kong from the Donkey Kong games
4. Navi from the Zelda games
5. Gooey from the Kirby games
6. Slippy from the Star Fox games

Just like in the movie that my dream was based upon, Jade would sneak into a modern day first-person shooter in hopes of becoming a recognizable video game hero. In my version of the game that I dreamed of, it would be a game entitled "War Wolves", and the characters in the game happen to be anthropomorphic wolves that work together to eliminate a race of evil insects that are a lot more dangerous than the dog demons in Jade's game world. Afterwards, Jade would then end up in a colorful kart-racing game, which in my dream would be set in a world consisting of toys and children's playthings. While there, Jade is able to meet a young toy cat, who is ridiculed by the other toy animals because of him having colorful patches all over his body, and he would occasionally 'glitch out' like Vanellope in the movie. There was also a seemingly-friendly ruler in the toy world who turns out to be the main villain, and Jade would be able to stop him with help from Whitnee. If you were able to see the movie "Wreck-It Ralph", I'm pretty sure you'll know what my dream was pretty much like, and I am definitely going to get it on Blu-ray as soon as it comes out.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this journal to let everyone know what I've been up to in the past week, since I was able to keep myself busy one way or another. First of all, you may have noticed that I've been posting my newer artwork on here a little less often, mainly because I'm actually trying to spend as much time working on all the point commissions and/or art trades for anyone who is interested. So far, I have been able to complete many of the pictures that were requested by everyone asking me to draw something for them, and I'm hoping to draw even more pictures for anyone in the near future (especially if I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out what to draw on my own).

Secondly, I was able to create a couple of new characters in a few pictures I've been working on not too long ago. The newer characters I've created happen to be a male human whose girlfriend is an anthropomorphic cat, and it's my first attempt at creating a human-anthro couple. I am aware that I might get criticized by everyone who dislikes human characters dating anthro animal characters (including furry ones), but I actually find human-anthro couples to be somewhat interesting for my own reasons, and I find it to be okay for human characters to be with those kind of characters if they're human-like in so many ways. Despite what some people might think otherwise, I'm sure that everyone else will love my new characters no matter what.

I would also like to remind everyone that my birthday is next week on January 28, and I hope that some of my friends will be able to draw a picture or two as a gift for me. And also, because I'm almost starting to feel a little unappreciated lately, I would appreciate it if everyone who adds my artwork to their favorites would comment it as well, especially from anyone whom I draw a picture as a gift/request. Even so, I really enjoy working on artwork that is guaranteed to appeal to everyone else because it usually keeps me happy and motivated whenever I hear what they think of it.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Cartoon Network
  • Playing: The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
Ever since I started accepting point commissions and/or art trades, I've been doing quite a few of them recently for some of my friends and anyone else who really enjoys checking out my artwork. You may have also noticed that I charge 100 dA Points for colored pictures that are shaded with a "choice of background style", but I don't really know if anyone is exactly sure what I actually meant by that... And so, I've decided to post this journal entry to explain what types of backgrounds I'm able to use for my artwork. There are three different types of background styles that I've used for many of my pictures - Pattern, Texture, and Transparent. Below is a list of descriptions for each style and some pictures for each one as an example:

Pattern - A design that consists of an object, symbol, etc. with a colorful background.
Nibbles, Puck, and Caroline by CaseyDecker Halloween Whitnee by CaseyDecker Genie by CaseyDecker

Texture - Two or more colors combined in a unique and stylish design.
Betty Bat by CaseyDecker Rock-N-Roll Squirrels by CaseyDecker Dominique by CaseyDecker

Transparent - A background that is completely clear with no border.
Whitnee Tickling Usagi by CaseyDecker Amber's Christmas Gift by CaseyDecker Berri's White Socks by CaseyDecker

If you're asking me to do a picture involving a pattern for the background, please feel free to describe what kind of symbol(s) and color(s) you'd like me to use. If you're asking me to do a picture involving a texture for the background, then please feel free to tell me which kind of colors you want me to use. Thank you, and Happy Drawing.

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Kirby's Return To Dreamland
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
Now that the holiday season is officially over until next year, I would like to start this year by letting everyone on deviantART know that I am now accepting point commissions and/or art trades for anyone who is interested. Because I was kinda busy with some personal stuff not too long ago, I decided to hold off on doing commissions and trades until after the holiday season. I was able to decide how many dA points I would like to charge for my artwork, but I'm also willing to do some art trades with anyone who isn't able to spend any points (although I might change my mind if I'm feeling kinda desperate). And so, without further ado, here is my list of artwork choices that I can do for anyone, and how many dA points it currently costs for each picture for me to draw:

:bulletblue: 25 :points: - Black & White Picture

:bulletgreen: 50 :points: - Colored Picture (Without Shading)

:bulletred: 75 :points: - Colored Picture (With Shading)

:bulletyellow: 100 :points: - Colored Picture (With Shading & Choice Of Background Style)

If anybody is curious to know what kind of pictures I'm usually good at drawing, please don't be afraid to ask me. The rules for my requests (from my previous journal entries) may apply, but everyone is more than welcome to post a comment about my artwork. Even though I am also busy posting my recent artwork each day, I will try to complete each picture and post it on here the following day. Thank you, and Happy Drawing!

Point Commissions - Open by SweetDuke
Trades - Open by SweetDuke
No Requests by SweetDuke
Gifts - Ask Me by SweetDuke
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Playing: Wii Sports
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Soda
Before I start doing point commissions and/or trades for my artwork, I would just like to let everyone know that 2012 is officially coming to a close. There have been so many hectic things that have happened to me all year long that I am so looking forward to next year. I guess you can say that 2012 wasn't exactly the best year for me, especially because this was the year that many superstitious people believed that the world was going to end on December 21 (but it didn't happen at all, of course). Despite all the crazy things that were happening this year, there were actually a few good things that have happened for me to make it up; For instance, I was able to get a few things that I wanted for Christmas this year, including a Blu-ray/DVD player with a copy of "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and copy of the game "Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two" for my Nintendo Wii. It would seem that 2012 was actually becoming very nice for me around November (probably around the time that I went out to see "Wreck-It Ralph" in theaters), but even so, I am hoping that 2013 will turn out to be a more peaceful year, and that everything will be alright for me afterwards.

:party: Happy New Year 2013! :party:
  • Mood: Thrilled
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
Because I am waiting for the next new episode of "T.U.F.F. Puppy" to air on Nickelodeon (after being postponed recently...again), I am in the mood for sharing my thoughts about the titular hero and main character of the show - Dudley Puppy. I am aware that some people mainly enjoyed this show because of Dudley's sexy feline partner, Kitty Katswell, but I am actually going to talk about the real star of the series, and what makes him so unique in my own opinion. One thing that everybody probably knows about Dudley is the fact that he is played by Jerry Trainor, who was one of the actors who starred in the live-action series "iCarly", which has ended its run on TV not too long ago. Personally, I think he was a suitable actor for Dudley because the way he does the voice of him makes him very likable and often funny; I even tend to find myself quoting Dudley just for fun. Some people claim that Dudley may be annoying at times, but there are plenty of other reasons to like him as well. Even though he is not exactly the smartest T.U.F.F. agent in Petropolis, it is revealed that he is actually smart enough to defeat bad guys by outwitting them in a clever manner. For instance, in the episode "Shair-A-Lair", Dudley was the one who tricked The Chameleon into transforming himself into a mouse so that the elephant lady can stomp the crap out of him; And also, in the episode "Operation: Happy Birthday", he tricked Snaptrap into eating a cheesecake as a way of defeating him, since he is allergic to cheese and it causes him to swell up like an overinflated balloon. Of course, Dudley is always able to defeat his arch-enemies with some help from Kitty, who has become his partner ever since he joined T.U.F.F. At first, Kitty was kind of strict towards Dudley because of how stupid he was around her, but Dudley was able to prove to Kitty that he did have what it takes to become a good agent after helping her out in the first couple cartoons in the series - "Purr-fect Partners" and "Doom-mates". Some people might also complain about Kitty getting hurt because of Dudley's stupidity, but I'm pretty much a 'glass-half-full' kind of guy, so I already know that it's kind of a typical gag used in Butch Hartman's other cartoon series; And besides, it's not like Dudley was actually trying to hurt her on purpose like say, Snaptrap constantly tossing Larry into the shark tank... In a way, Kitty is pretty much like a teacher to Dudley because of him being a grown-up dog with the mind of a child, especially when she's being very supportive to him, which also makes her even more likeable as well. Even though Dudley and Kitty tend to fight like kids (which hasn't exactly happened that much after the first few episodes of the series), they are always able to help each other out whenever one character is trapped in a perilous situation. Despite how awesome and appealing these two characters are when working together, there were a couple of moments in the series that were kind of disappointing towards fans of Dudley. For example, the episode "Top Dog" happens to be my least favorite episode of the series because I felt that Dudley did not gain the appreciation he deserved for becoming the temporary leader of T.U.F.F., particularly at the end. While it's true that Dudley would make a bad leader (most the time, anyway), he is still a brave hero who would never give up on saving the day, even if he accidentally created the problem in the first place. Even though Kitty is a character that everyone else tends to like more on the show, I actually like Dudley about as much as her, especially because he is a character who is kinda like me in many ways. And also, the way I see it, you can't really have one character without the other, especially if you agree that Dudley and Kitty make a cute couple.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Seal
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Adult Swim
  • Playing: Disney Epic Mickey
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
Here is a journal entry that I decided to do for fun after one of my other friends that done it, which is kind of a personality test to determine what kind of person I really am. This isn't actually one of those journal entries that involving tagging other users, but if you're interested in doing this, then feel free to go ahead and do so. Thank you, and enjoy!

SCORING LIST
If you have 00-10 ... write [I'm a goody-goody]
If you have 11-20 ... write [I'm still a goody-goody]
If you have 21-30 ... write [I'm average]
If you have 31-40 ... write [I'm a bad kid]
If you have 41-50 ... write [I'm a very bad influence]
If you have 51-60 ... write [I'm a horrible person]
If you have 61-70 ... write [I should be in jail]
If you have 71-80 ... write [I should be dead]
If you have 81-90 ... write [I've got a ticket to Hell]

HAVE YOU...
[ ] smoked?
[ ] consumed alcohol?
[ ] slept in the same bed with someone of the opposite sex?
[ ] slept in the same bed with someone of the same sex?
[ ] kissed someone of the same sex?
[ ] had sex?
[ ] had someone in your room other than family?
[ ] watched porn?
[ ] bought porn?
[ ] tried drugs?

TOTAL SO FAR: 0

[ ] taken painkillers?
[x] taken someone else's prescription medicine?
[x] lied to your parents?
[x] lied to a friend?
[x] snuck out of the house?
[ ] done something illegal?
[x] felt hurt?
[x] hurt someone?
[x] wished someone to die?
[ ] seen someone die?

TOTAL SO FAR: 7

[ ] missed curfew?
[ ] stayed out all night?
[ ] eaten a carton of ice cream by yourself?
[ ] been to a therapist?
[ ] received a ticket?
[ ] been to rehab?
[ ] dyed your hair?
[ ] been in an accident?
[ ] been to a club?
[x] been to a bar? (Yes, but I never drank anything with alcohol in it.)

TOTAL SO FAR: 8

[ ] been to a wild party?
[ ] been to a Mardi Gras parade?
[ ] drank more than three alcoholic beverages in a night?
[ ] had a spring break in Florida?
[x] sniffed anything? (I like to sniff on permanent markers sometimes...)
[ ] wore black nail polish?
[ ] wore arm bands?
[ ] wore t-shirts with band names?
[x] listened to rap? (It's not bad, depending on the artist.)
[ ] owned a 50 Cent CD?

TOTAL SO FAR: 10

[ ] dressed Gothic?
[ ] dressed girly?
[ ] dressed punk?
[ ] dressed grunge?
[ ] stole something?
[ ] been too drunk to remember anything?
[ ] blacked out?
[ ] fainted/passed out?
[ ] had a crush on a neighbor?

TOTAL SO FAR: 10

[x] had a crush on a friend? (I've had a couple of crushes before...)
[x] been to a concert? (I was able to see Weird Al Yankovic live in concert on the year I graduated from high school!)
[ ] dry-humped someone or been dry humped?
[ ] been called a slut?
[ ] called someone a slut?
[ ] installed speakers in a car?
[x] broken a mirror? (I think I've done so as a kid back then...)
[ ] showered at someone of the opposites sex's house?
[x] brushed your teeth with someone else's toothbrush? (Yes, but it was unintentional...)

TOTAL SO FAR: 14

[ ] considered Ludacris your favorite rapper?
[x] seen an R-rated movie?
[ ] cruised the mall?
[x] skipped school? (I did so in seventh grade once, and I regretted it.)
[ ] had surgery?
[x] had an injury? (Doesn't everyone?)
[ ] gone to court?
[ ] walked out of a restaurant without paying/tipping?
[x] caught something on fire? (If you count small pieces of paper, then yes.)
[ ] lied about your age?

TOTAL SO FAR: 18

[ ] owned/rented an apartment/house?
[ ] broke the law in the police's presence?
[ ] made out with someone who had a GF/BF?
[ ] got in trouble with the police?
[x] talked to a stranger? (It happens to all of us, I guess.)
[ ] hugged a stranger?
[ ] kissed a stranger?
[ ] rode in the car with a stranger?
[x] been harassed? (Yes, and it's not cool.)
[x] been verbally harassed? (That's just as worse!)

TOTAL SO FAR: 21

[ ] met face-to-face with someone you met online?
[ ] stayed online for 5 or more hours straight?
[ ] talked on the phone for more than 4 hours straight?
[ ] watched TV for 5 or more hours straight?
[x] been to a fair? (If that includes a county fair, then yes.)
[ ] been called a bad influence?
[ ] drank and drove?
[ ] prank-called someone?
[ ] laid on a couch with someone of the opposite sex?
[ ] cheated on a test?

OVERALL TOTAL: 22
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Whatever I feel like...
  • Playing: Disney Epic Mickey
  • Eating: Hamburgers
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this short journal entry to let everyone know about what is happening to me lately. First of all, as you could probably tell, I was able to change my avatar icon after :iconchumi-chan: was nice enough to create a nice-looking animated icon of my fursona as a gift to me, which I decided to go ahead and use from now on. Even though I've had my original avatar icon for a very long time ever since I created my account on here, I think it was about time for a change every once in a while.

Second of all, I am almost done with my Christmas-themed artwork that I've been working on not too long ago, and I just want to remind everyone that I will no longer be doing art requests for free anymore after Christmas. Instead, I'll actually be doing commissions for any picture that people want me to draw for them. I haven't decided how many dA points I will charge for my artwork yet, but I might be able to accept cash once I figure out how to use an account for PayPal. However, I will also be willing to accept art trades for those who are unable to use points and/or cash, so that way I'll get something in return for my artwork that everyone loves.

In the meantime, I hope everyone else has had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, and that you have a quiet and peaceful holiday season as well. :santa:
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Christmas specials on TV
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Eating: Whatever I may find...
  • Drinking: Soda
I am posting this journal entry to let everyone know that I will be working on many of the Christmas-themed requests I have received not too long ago. As I've mentioned in my previous journal entry, I will probably have enough time to work on at least twelve requested pictures, so I can get to work on some original pictures myself. I also want to let everyone know that this will be the last time I work on requested pictures for free on here (with the exception of art trades). And so, here is a list of the people I am able to draw Christmas-themed pictures so far, in no particular order...

:iconhai-kulture: - Whitnee Squirrel and Ivy Cat sitting in front of a fireplace with their feet sticking out
:iconkbafourthtime: - Kirianna Lion kissing her boyfriend, Eric, under mistletoe
:iconwolf492: - Cindy Wolf and Whitnee Squirrel wrapping presents
:iconglingais: - Cassie Squirrel and Alec Hell decorating a tree
:icontuffandtmnt: - Kitty Katswell given a banana fruitcake by Donkey Kong
:iconsupermafia: - Petunia from "Happy Tree Friends" in a Christmas outfit
:icon107drawings: - Sheena Rabbit in a Christmas prom dress
:iconacpawz: - Chrissy
:iconkairoshi: - Cleo and Violet in Christmas outfits all tied up
:iconkidokoala: - Brittany Seris in a Christmas outfit
:iconlouiseugeniojr: - Whitnee Squirrel kissing Louis Squirrel under mistletoe
:icongeminijc: - Margo Bunny in a Christmas outfit
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: VG music
  • Reading: Nintendo Power
  • Watching: Cartoon Network
  • Playing: Super Metroid
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda