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Pokémon With A Twist
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Newest Deviations

Curious about my newest deviations? They are displayed in "Feature" for a short amount of time! More images are in the gallery folders and "Browse". Do keep in mind that I do not accept criticism on my works unless I have the "critique" feature enabled. Thank you.

People I've Commissioned

Here's a list of artwork & artists I have commissioned~ If you like what you see, you should commission them too! I'll update this list as I go. All commissions are in this folder.

Comission: Forever Friends by RitsuBel
Commish. Boredom by chrisofduty6
Commish: Spark Alamental by crino-line
CM: Starting Our Journey by Mister-Pancakes
:PC: Trainerkelly Commission by Melody-Musique
.:Commission:. Complaining in Midnight Work by v-on
COM - erik by shugotenshii
Com: TrainerKelly by Little-MissMidnight
Commish- Getting Flirty by Warped-Dragonfly


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Commission Info -…

Points will be put towards a number of thing depending on how I feel. Some for me, some for others.

I do both Point Commissions and Money Commissions.

Please note that the displayed points do NOT reflect my current point count. As of typing this, I only have 344 points. ._.;

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Trainer Kelly

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Why I'm Quitting Artwork (Plus Updates)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 11, 2014, 5:18 AM


Off and on for the past couple of years, I've been telling myself that "I want to quit artwork". Of course, I always got out of that mind set, moving right onto the next drawing.

Until now.

Well, I shouldn't exactly say "until now".

These past three years have been very artwork-heavy for myself. Even if I wanted to go do something else, I didn't because I had artwork. Regardless if a piece was for myself or for somebody else, it became both a priority and procrastination excuse.

By the time I reached the last of my website artwork, I HAD IT with artwork. I was so, so, SO sick of it. And crazily enough, I had plans to actually reopen commissions and do MORE artwork for me.

I know I need a break. A nice, long break from all forms of visual artwork — digital, traditional, sketches, doodles, etc.

I believe that the feeling of wanting to quit artwork started in 2009, when I began drawing more artwork for other people than myself, although the seeds of giving up probably began earlier. I tried so hard to get myself back to drawing things for myself, but alas, I could not. Instead, the drawings I made for myself suddenly became artwork I made for my art pages. It wasn't for me. It was to make me look active. Which back fired when they ran out.

That's not the only factor though — being on the Internet has made me conscious of my artwork. I'm sure some will say that's a good thing and sometimes, yes, it is a good thing (the way I draw hands wouldn't have improved if it wasn't). However, from comments I've received, from comments about my curved lines for noses to asking why I don't really care if I accidentally draw hands too big, and comments towards others I've read, such as "don't draw fan characters shipped with canon characters", I've become stifled. Some stuff I've chose to take the advice of and others I've chosen to ignore and continue (but hide it, hopefully in a way where those who want to see it will, and those who don't, won't). Regardless if I've taken it or not, I feel haunted by a gripping feeling of despair and desperation.

"What will they say to me if I post this?"
"What will they think if they saw this?"
"Will they get the wrong idea about my series?"
"Will they get the wrong idea about my characters?"

I feel this way about seemingly harmless comments as well, such as "wow, that looks great! you should colour it", and questions like "why didn't you colour it". If I hear either of those (the former one actually being a COMPLIMENT), a switch is flicked on in my head and I want to destroy all my artwork.

Some of my hatred towards my artwork as well is I've felt an increasing desire to aim for more, yet I don't do that. I want to get out of generic poses and transparent backgrounds. I want to draw vibrant, interesting backgrounds and complimentary poses that fill my heart with glee when I look at them. I generally feel embarrassed by my lackluster backgrounds and yawn at my generic poses.

Even though I would like to work towards improving my artwork in numerous aspects, I don't want to work towards it. Even less now than I did before.

I plan on "quitting" artwork (a.k.a. I'm going on a hiatus until further notice). I will keep the hope in mind that I one day return the feelings I had about artwork earlier in my life — that was I drawing for myself and I loved it.

I do have a commission, a few requests, and a few other pieces of artwork to post up. Once those are completed though, expect the artwork side of things to be quiet for a while.

I think this will be a good thing. It will give me time to work on other things that matter to me.

Further Reading:………


What about commissions?
If you purchased a commission from me and it wasn't private, I will be posting it as soon as it's completed.

In terms of ordering a commission from me, I'm closing them down AUGUST 1ST. So get them NOW if you want them!


What about requests?
Those will be up in time. I have a few more to post, actually — I just need to scan 'em.


What about Kelly's Journey?
The series is MOSTLY unaffected by this. My plans are still not to post any episodes this year and begin posting them frequently next year.

The only parts of the plan that is affected are the comics I wanted to do, but hey, no one really reads them anyway except for people who decide it's a hilarious idea to post them on Tumblr and criticize how stupid it is and that Ash's "waifu" need to stop copying his clothes without having no idea who the fan character is because obviously appearances say everything ('cause, you know, Kelly isn't a bitch or anything, she's super nice because she's always smiling in my pictures *rolls eyes*). *kicks wall*



As I said, THEY ARE COMING. Just hold on!



Kelly's Journey
Still on the Island of Giant Pokémon episode. It's been a pretty boring episode to get through. It's on its way to being finished though: I'm on the part where Jessie and James are pulling the telephone cord to try and get to the telephone company.

I'm upset with myself I'm not further into the series yet. I wanted three episodes done past this one!


Sloooooooowly working my way through a tutorial for making a Wordpress layout. It will get done. It will, it will, it will!


Other Stuff
I AM NOW A CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER AT WALMART, BIZNITCH! *victory dance* I've been wanting to be one for over a year and I am SOOOOO happy about it! At least one goal is completed.

Goals go by a lot faster when there's more people supporting you, than just yourself.

Also, I discovered BookTube and now I want to become a BookTuber. One of these days. I'm reading a lot more, thanks to them.

If you guys have any questions, comments, etc., put them below!

Also, thank you guys for being so supportive of me. I appreciate it. <3 Even if it sounds like I'm not.

Scatterbrain Stamp 7 by TrainerKelly


Generic Days
Mon/Fri - Artwork Posting (non-commission)
Tues/Thurs - Commission Posting
Wed - Colouring Book Pages

Specific Days

Specific Weeks

Upcoming (Unspecified)
Nothing, absolutely nothing...>_>

About My Gallery

Here is a bit of info about me, my gallery, and what you can expect.

Who I Am:
I am someone who daydreams. I daydream a lot. A lot of times I want to see these daydreams in front of me somehow, some way. One of the ways I do that is by drawing. I'm not talented (and don't you even argue - I'm sick of people telling me I'm talented - I'm not. There's actually people with real talent on here, go look for them yourself), but hey. I enjoy what I do.

In terms of writing and drawing, I do things because I want to, not because people who are not me want me to.

What My Gallery Is:
A collection of daydreams I managed to doodle down on paper, for the most part. They range from fanfiction ideas to original stories.

What to Expect:
- Lots of pictures related to a Pokémon rewrite/fanfiction I've been working on since I was 8 or 9 called Kelly's Journey, featuring a girl named after me going on a Pokémon adventure, following the storyline of the TV series. You can read it here.

- Occasional fan arts of different media series I like. You know, some Pokémon, Legend of Zelda, and other series here and there. Not too much though.

- Characters from my written works. While they don't take up a large portion of my gallery, they do appear quite a bit and ever so often.

- Fan characters. Lots and lots of fan characters. Mostly mine, but occasional others. Oh yes, I call my fan characters "OCs", because in my view, they are "original characters" as they are not part of the canon world. And when I say lots, I mean there's a huge overload of Kelly and some other ones occasionally drawn here and there. =P

- Gifts for friends.

- My "anime form". Which I do my best to represent who I am. May not 100% match up to who I look like in real life, but it should be pretty close (i.e. I'm heavier set than how I draw myself).

- Mostly digital art. I very rarely do traditional.

- Quite a bit of Fan Character x Canon Character pairing pictures. Don't like? Get off my page, now.

- Off proportions, anatomy, etc.. I'm working on it though! I am working on it and making an improvement of some sort every time I draw!

- Horrible backgrounds. Horrible, horrible backgrounds that make you want to cry. Or maybe that's just me.

- Something you may or may not enjoy, depending who you are. If you don't like, please get off my page. You're wasting your precious moments staring at my crap. Thanks! ♥


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BrendanTheHedgewolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kelly.......I am slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter. XD
TrainerKelly Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
XDD Pffft so am I.
BrendanTheHedgewolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of us are. XDDD
BrendanTheHedgewolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I have my rebooted prologue! NOW I have a story! NOW I have something I won't hesitate with. xD

BrendanTheHedgewolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My long-undeveloped Pokémon series has grew into being a series of different OCs and some characters from/based on Anime/Manga/Games. It now seems kinda your series now, but with more elements being put into them than just a rewrite to one media. Just thought I'd tell ya and hope that I'll finally grow! :)

I'll have plenty of time this week or the next to get on with it all cause school is officially over and done with for me tomorrow! :D
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