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check out my own original drawings and poetry. and stories, lol. not the best out there, but it's pretty good, nonetheless. in my opinion, at least.

also, some of the stuff in here is things people drew or colored for me, relating to my characters. if it's colored or looks more awesome than the typical stuff in here, someone probably did it for me, lol

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some of my favorites. check 'em out! you may find something you like!

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Timothy Marro
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3DS friend code: 3540-0038-2491 (feel free to tell me yours in a note so i can add you. :)


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For Smiley147 by IHamby

Age: 23

height: tall

weight: over

family: 8 siblings (2 sisters, 6 brothers. fun fact, we're all adopted. :D) father, mother, and a daughter.

friends: many

enemies: a few

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i'm mostly a traditional artist, though occasionally i'll bust out my tablet to do a few digital drawings every now and then.

i'm typically a pretty happy guy, and when i'm not, i try to look it, at least.

i have pokemon X, if anyone's interested. my friend code is 3540-0038-2491. add me! i need someone with a dragon friend safari. XD

on that note, i'm a huge dragon fanatic. i love 'em. i don't draw them as often as i used to, but they're fun to draw, nonetheless.

i typically choose the traditional pencil and paper to draw, but i do have a tablet, which i've actually been using more frequently. i gotta admit, it's pretty damn fun to use. XD

my daughter evalynn is probably the greatest thing since ever, and i love her despite my intense hatred for toddlers. (she's almost three, but could speak in complete understandable sentences by the age of 2. :D)

23rd Birthday. :D by The-InsigniaEvalynn by The-Insignia1403787 10202811731039200 459574875 O by The-Insignia

LOOK AT HER SHE'S SO FUCKING CUTE YOU'RE ALL SO JEALOUS.

but yeah, that's about all i got to say. enjoy creeping around my account. XD
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Character Development

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 3:58 PM


I think it's awesome how characters can grow and change, both physically and in their personality, as you continue to develop them. i honestly believe a well-developed character SHOULD change and grow, and i find the physical changes to be the most interesting.

the reason i brought this up is because i was strolling along memory lane, and when i reached the end, i happened upon a seriously old picture.

the first drawing of my character, johnathan masdters, or at the time, since he had no name, the puppetmaster. 

The Puppetmaster by The-Insignia

first off, i'm gonna go ahead and say that i'm really glad i got rid of the cape early on. XD 

example: 

The Puppetmaster: Revamp by The-Insignia
i liked and didn't like this redesign. chronologically it took place later, at a point in which he had lost his original left arm.

initially at the time, i had it that he was a tellepath, able to read and control minds with a thought, and with massive psychokinetic abilities.

but i never really had a lot of backstory on him.  i didn't even have a name for the type of being he was. the species, i mean.

give it a couple years, and after a few failed attempts, i gave his design a complete overhaul.  and an actual name.

puppetmaster final design. by The-Insignia
 johnathan masters of the species of elivan. it's canon in my head that "elves" is a slang, borderline racist term for them. (they take some serious offense to it) having been shortened by humans to make it simpler to say. Elivan=Elven=Elf.

this design wasn't just aesthetic in its changes though. i gave him a detailed backstory. involving a wife who had been killed by a human group who feared elivan power. i gave him a motive for his actions, a drive to do what it is he does. vengeance. 


enter the digital age of my life. having discovered the glory of a tablet and paint tool sai, i attempted to bring my character to life.

...and failed miserably. 

The Puppetmaster by The-Insignia

the head looked all wrong, the arms looked weird, and my background skills are obviously lacking (and still are. XD)

now, you'll notice, there are distinct similarities between every image shown so far, namely the stripes on his jacket.

for my latest redesign, i needed to think more in depth. i needed to really delve into the character that is the puppetmaster, and who he is as a person.

i thought for a while, and at one point, his personality jumped at me. in the original drawing, he was nothing short of insane looking. a madman with a plan of world domination. or destruction. but how would he achieve that? surely no one would follow him if they KNEW he was crazy. 

the insanity would stay, but i needed an appearance for him that would make him appear sane, sofisticated. i developed a cunning in him. the ability to manipulate people with his words, rather than his own mind. an intelligence so vast that he'd be able to overcome any argument and win it in his favor. the ability to convince almost anyone that what he was doing was the right thing to do. the snake to the world's eve.

an insane mastermind with the outward suave personality required to win others to his side.  a TRUE puppetmaster. no longer was his name just a name. i came up with cuz it sounded cool. it had meaning. so i wanted a design that would reflect his newer, more sophisticated personage.

The Puppetmaster by The-Insignia
also i made it canon that an omnipotent demon has infested his body and granted him the ability to manipulate darkness. (we know him as the void)

this new personality duality is what's stuck with him ever since, but eventually i did decide to give the digital side another chance, leaving him with a bust of his most current incarnation. 

Puppetmaster Bust by The-Insignia

overall i'm happy with how he's turned out thus far, and i'm excited to see how he develops later. he's definitely the most developed of all my characters, and i really DO intend to write down the story he's involved in. someday. XD

A woman hits a man for whatever reason. Is it okay for the man to hit back? 

80%
4 deviants said Yes. (tell me why)
20%
1 deviant said No. (tell me why for this one also)

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NiveusNitor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-50 (Whistling) [V3] 
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyeahplz:
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NiveusNitor Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dancing batman 
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrobinplz:
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albin0-toucan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks 4 the fave! i appreciate the support! Wink/Razz 
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
not a problem at all. :D
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dsargentX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving:)
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for drawing. :D
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bitrubio-611 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thank for the fav :)
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :) If you want check out my gallery for more fan art, character design and cosplay :D
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i might. XD
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Renee-Moonveil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thx alot for the fav~
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob. :D
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ARTgazer12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew my first dragon! sta.sh/01polunoifga
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE THATS SWEET

the effect seems a bit off though. gimme some time and i can reword it a bit so it sounds more legit :D
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ARTgazer12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS!

Okay. And as soon as that one dragon sketch comes, there will be two dragons!
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CommendarKetchup Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry about what I said to you.

It was uncalled for, and I should've known better. 

I just hope we can at least be acquaintances. :)
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, we're cool. I'm a troll. I thrive on that shit. XD
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CommendarKetchup Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks, man. :)
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fictograph Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I adore your character designs! They're so unuque and interesting!

Thank you for favoriting a piece from my Kickstarter! kck.st/1sLzDZm

It’s an 300+ page art book about a shapeshifter convict and a bankrupt princess unraveling the link between magic and science. I’ve been working on it for five years and now the project is ending in a few days!  I’m really grateful for everyone’s contributions and support like your faves (especially to people who’ve been following me from the conception of this project)! So thank you! :D (Big Grin)

Genomancer - Mika (Last Day for Kickstarter!) by fictograph

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Camara-san Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Yo dude, happy bday, hope you'll have a nice day! :hug:
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, thanks. sorry for the belated response. XD
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NiveusNitor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
found you!!
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The-Insignia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pffft. XD
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