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I am going to switch gears here for a little while so please forgive me if my art becomes super repetitive. I am putting my comic and Digimon stuff aside and will be drawing more Super Smash Bros art. Most specifically DIXIE KONG art. Why?...


Dixie banner by veemon-tamer

NINTENDO WANTS FANS TO VOTE ON THE NEXT DLC CHARACTERS

I got so excited when I heard this because this could be a huge chance to get Dixie Kong in Smash Bros. When the game was 1st announced everyone thought for sure she would be in since she was supposed to originally be in brawl. To my surprise when the final roster for smash 4 was leaked I was pretty devastated that she wasn’t included. Last week Nintendo announced that they want fans to vote on the next characters to be DLC. Honestly she is the ONLY other character I would play as in smash. 

So far King K Rool is leading the sample polls by a HUGE margin which isn’t bad more power to him. He has a HUGE fanbase that is rallying to get him in smash and their fan groups are VERY vocal about what they want.
  
A couple of users over on smash boards and I are attempting to put together the same type of army for Dixie Kong in hopes of putting her up on the charts in terms of fan’s choice of DLC. WE ARE IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM TRYING TO COMPETE WITH THE KING K ROOL CAMPAIGN. We just want Nintendo to know that we also want Dixie Kong in smash. Honestly I hope they BOTH get in because the DK series deserves more than 2 reps but it’s not looking likely for Dixie unless more Dixie fans come together and make an effort to be heard. Please don't be discouraged by our small numbers! Even if one campaign is bigger if we aim to make this one huge as well hopefully it will be enough to show Sakurai that Dixie is admired by many as well and overall between the 2 campaigns working together bring more smash content to the DK series a whole. 

PROBLEMS DIXIE IS CURRENTLY FACING  AND WHY...


- WE LACK SUPPORT. WE NEED NUMBERS!

- Not every Dixie Fan knows about this voting ballot from Nintendo

- Sadly, Nintendo also said that people are allowed to vote ANY game character for them to take into consideration which means 3rd party characters as well.  This has really crippled Dixie’s chances of getting in by a huge amount. Due to the lack of support. I’d be heart broken if some 3rd party character from an inde game got in before a deserving Nintendo vet.

- Other people aren't voting her under ASSUMPTION that she will be in anyways... PEOPLE PLEASE HEAR ME OUT! If you really want her in the game DO NOT VOTE SOMEONE ELSE BASED ON ASSUMPTION. If she was going to be in the game... She definitely would have been by now. This is one of the WORST things you can do. So vote TO MAKE DARN SURE she get's in PLEASE.   

 - Other Campaigns or individuals that just don't know any better... have convinced people that she would be a Diddy Kong clone and has 0% chance of being a unique fighter… Which is flat out BULLCRAP.
I’m currently working on pics of a move set I’ll animate to prove these individuals wrong in hopes of them seeing her in a different light and voting for her.
UP B - SSB4 - DIXIE KONG MOVE SET WIP by veemon-tamerSIDE B - SSB4 - DIXIE KONG MOVE SET WIP by veemon-tamer

As well as others working on some other cool movesets that show off her awesome potential as well!
Dixie Kong - Jab Stance by GeneticDestiny  Dixie Kong: Forward Tilt idea for Smash Bros Wii U by GeneticDestinyDixie Kong Neutral Air idea by GeneticDestiny  Dixie Back Air Idea by GeneticDestiny 
Whiplash Smash--Dixie's Forward Smash Idea for SSB by GeneticDestiny


I am sure there are Dixie fans out there they are just scattered and need to all come together for this cause.  


WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP AND OVERCOME THIS!

[DISCLAIMER: We are NOT trying to steer you away from who you want to vote for we are simply trying to reach out to fans that don’t know about this, People who don’t have a clear idea of a character they want to vote for or people who don’t particularly care too much for smash and just want to help the cause]

You can support us FIRST AND FOREMOST by going to the Nintendo site cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/ and voting Dixie Kong you may use any of these reasons as guidance unless you have your own reasons.

Vote by veemon-tamer

Need more unique female fighters in smash bros

She is a very iconic. Starred in her own game and deserves to be in smash

We need more DK reps in smash bros. If we get a villain we definitely need a female also

She would not be a Diddy clone if she fought with her ponytail, bubble gum or guitar

There are no animal females in Smash bros.

She was in tropical freeze so she is a relevant reoccurring character

She could be a very unique character and fun to play as!

She is from a Top selling game from the SNES and deserves to be in smash.

Very surprised she was not included from the start. Thought for sure she was going to be in Smash 4


HELP GET THE WORD OUT!!!

  • Share this journal here on DA - Repost it to your page or post it in EVERY description of ANY Dixie pieces you have uploaded.

  • Join us on Smash boards - smashboards.com/threads/the-or…

  • Like us/share on facebook if you have a facbook - www.facebook.com/VoteDixie

  • Follow us on twitter and retweet stuff about Voting for Dixie - twitter.com/Dixie4Smash

  • COMING SOON – A website for the campaign that goes more into depth about who Dixie is and how she can be unique to smash bros! 


Also copy and paste this into your DA sig AND IN THE DESCRIPTION OF EVERY DIXIE PEICE YOU HAVE UPLOADED TO DA to help show support and get the word out

VOTE DIXIE KONG FOR SMASH DLC!
cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/
SERIOUSLY TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS IF WE JUST COME TOGETHER AS ONE AND LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!!!! 

Last by not least~

COMMENT BELOW JUST SO WE CAN GET A HEAD COUNT OF SUPPORTERS


Thank you for your time. 
-Veemon-Tamer
Dixie Kong - Helicopter by FischHead  Videogame Heroines ABC Round 3 - Dixie Kong by Pehesse  DIXIE FOR DLC- A Girl You Can't Forget by veemon-tamer   Brambles - Donkey Kong Country 2 by Il-Wariuzzo Dixie by ReachFarHigh  Tropical SMASH by PacificaWolf  Dixie Jungle by Chucha616  dixie kong by xXlazyartsyboyXx

As everyone knows I am trying to get serious with my art. Currently I am trying to save up for a house and get my life on track and stuff. I’m trying to find a way to actually make a steady income off of my art. Yes I’d like to make a living off my art but in reality the long term goal is so much more. Now let’s be realistic for a second…I know A LOT of people want to do this and in order to do this you have to stand out above or equal to others who are really good. Well I have been absent for a while here because I have been studying a lot of art and stuff trying to get better.
  
There is a site called Patreon which is like individual crowd funding at a low cost for the followers. I have seen people flop on this site and I have seen people MAKE SERIOUS BANK on this site. There are many users that have been very successful on this site but these two users definitely come to mind
www.patreon.com/Robaato

www.patreon.com/KR0NPR1NZ

They are 2 artist I really really REALLY look up to and there art is leagues above mine so they definitely deserve every PENNY of what they are racking in right now. With that being said I’d like to try to Aim for at least $2,000 a month. The only issue with that is I feel that if I make an account on Patreon I won’t get much support because not a lot of people will know about it due to the fact that I don’t have nearly as many watchers on my DA as they do. Than and I don’t stay consistent with my account but I’d definitely feel more obligated to draw if I KNEW people were giving money for it.   

SO WHAT IS IT I’M ASKING?

If I were to start creating more art along the lines of This.
MELEE DYNASTY IS DEAD! by veemon-tamer

My latest piece would you consider…    
For a MINIMUM of 4 pieces per month (1 fully rendered painting like this one and smaller projects in-between and maybe even some comic pages thrown into the mix)

$1 a week ($4 per month)
*Un water marked Art
*Line art
*Sketches
*Process images of the work (like the progression from line art to full color)

$5 a week ($20 per month)
*Un water marked Art
*Line art
*Sketches
*Process images of the work (like the progression from line art to full color)
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*PSD files
*full size 300 dpi PNG files that you can print for your OWN personal use.

 $10 a week ($40 per month)
*Un water marked Art
*Line art
*Sketches
*Process images of the work (like the progression from line art to full color)

---------------------------------PLUS-----------------------------------
*PSD files
*full size 300 dpi PNG files that you can print for your OWN personal use.
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*Process videos/speed paints with commentary
*Live private streaming of Patreon projects with the chance to ask questions and get tips/help during streams. (I stream on picarto and I need a premium Patreon account to private stream so that way I can focus only on the people that actually pay and support. Premium accounts are 9.99 a month so I’s at least get $30 a month out of the $40)

STRETCH GOAL AND WHAT IT’S FOR

$2,000 additional income from art
* Buy a house and pay it off as quick as possible.
My husband and I make a combined base income of about 3,400 a month if we could get that 2,000 a month income boost we could have our house paid in 30 months meaning I could move to Phase 2.

$4,000 I could quit my job at UPS and focus more of creating art projects then eventually save up to buy a space and Open up an art recreation/social services center in my home town. This is MY ULTIMATE END GOAL. At this point MAJORITY of my money would be dumped back into my community.

Here is an old video of what the Art center would attempt to accomplish. I tried entering in a local crowd funding festival about 1 year ago but my social media didn't have enough likes/followers to even be noticed by the preliminary entries selection team.  But this IS still a dream of mine and I feel Patreon will be my best shot at getting to it in the FAR FAR future. In the process of constantly uploading art I’m sure I’ll get better and better as time goes on so I can actually become a teacher for people interested in this stuff. 


Soooo… Yeah any thoughts on this or if you would support it or not. I'll have a poll on this up soon so if you don’t mind doing a vote on it just so I can see where my starting point might be that would be great. Also any comments or advice would be much appreciated! Thank you for your time.

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NAME: Jessica Cone (Urmanec)
D.O.B.: April 15, 1990
ETHNICITY: African-American/White
WEIGHT: 164lbs.
HEIGHT: 5’9”
LOCATION: Jacksonville, FL

My name is Jessica and was born and grew up in Jacksonville Fl. I graduated from a technical academy high school in 2008 and am currently a full time student at FSCJ (Florida State College of Jacksonville) pursuing my bachelor’s degree In Multimedia and Design while also holding down a part-time job at UPS.

I have been drawing since I was young and figured out that a crayon could put a mark on a piece of paper… or walls. My first picture was a picture of Yoshi from the front of the Super Mario World instruction booklet. Video games and cartoons were among some of my biggest inspirations that got me into art. For Middle school I auditioned for an Art school, LaVilla School of the Arts but was denied and told cartoons/anime and video games were not art. A normal middle school was pretty tough seeing how I didn't mesh well with the others because I couldn't recite the latest rap songs, or dance, or play basketball, or do hair styling. My interest in art, video games, and cartoons was considered kiddy, immature and dorky prompting me to became the lone wolf type and just stayed focused on my art and being myself despite the other kids.

Because I was rejected from the School of the arts I was not permitted to enter Douglas Anderson, a High school for arts and studies. Instead I got accepted into Frank H. Peterson Academies of technology where I took up commercial arts and learned the basics to drawing and how to incorporate them with Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. Upon entering high school I was a pretty disturbed individual. My mother was an abusive drug addict that almost killed me twice and my father was hardly home because he was too busy being her enabler to the point that he lost two houses and had to live in hotels forcing me to live at my grandmother’s where I hardly had freedom to do anything EXCEPT draw. Space was very limited. Not caring much about school, I just copied other people’s homework, never paid attention in class, got into fights, was almost sent to a correctional school and was on the verge of dropping out until one teacher noticed my talent for drawing and directed me to a dropout prevention program.

During my 11th grade year I was adopted into the family of my best friend from middle school. I also was able to enter a national graphic design competition that I ended up placing 1st in out of the entire state of Florida. From there having a stable/peaceful living environment I was able to pull my grades up to A’s and B’s and was awarded a 4 year scholarship to college for completing the program. Upon entering college I was faced with more problems and was forced to drop out to get a second job to put a roof over my head. It was then I was diagnosed as borderline diabetic and my heath was getting pretty bad. I then met my amazing boyfriend who now takes excellent care of me. He put his education on hold to work two jobs to make sure I have a roof over my head, food to eat, and can complete school. But, through it all I never gave up on my art.

With that being said, I want to become an illustrator. I want to draw graphics or make characters for video games, or make posters or even comics! Anything having to do with drawing. I want my art and stories to be able to reach out and inspire those going through tough times. I want to be able to show people that things we may consider bad happen for a reason and that we can still get up and walk on to see another day. A sad truth is that a lot of talent is wasted daily due to people becoming jaded because of the life around them. I would like to share with the world that no matter what your upbringing was or difficulties you may be forced to face in your life it is important to never EVER give up on your hopes and dreams because what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger.

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My favorite artist include: Akira Toriyama, Masashi Kishimoto, Mamoru Hosoda, Chip kidd, Akiyoshi Hongo, Robert Frost, Sabina Collins, Marissa Davis, Cadell Banks, Chase Spaulding, Adam Cone, Kyra Rosa, Stephen Hamburger

Movies: Digimon: Our war game, Summer wars, Wolf Children Ame and Yuki (Anything Mamoru Hosoda), Lion King, Dark Knight trilogy, Karas, Fifth Element

My Favorite TV shows include: Digimon, Kamen Rider, Garo, Akiba Ranger, Wolf’s Rain, DBZ, Kitchen nightmares, Intervention, HGTV, Tom and Jerry

Music: Pretty much anything that motivates me at the appropriate times. I lean more towards Metal, DnB, and Video game music though. Some of my favorite artist are David Wise, Falk, DJ MaxieDaMan, Andy Tunstall, Koji Wada, Jun Senoue, Pendulum, Rise Against, Five finger Death punch, All that remains, Alesana, As I lay Dying, Bullet for my Valentine, Carpathian, and Under0ath.

Favorite books: I actually don't read a lot because I have a difficult time doing so. I have had two teachers suggest I might be dyslexic never got tested though.

Favorite games: Donkey Kong Country 2 , Yoshi’s Island, Tetris Attack, Crash Bandicoot 1 – 3, Crash Team Racing, Digimon World 3, Super Smash bros, Pokemon Soul Silver, Sonic 1-3, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, Sonic Colors. Will get into more stuff when I actually have some free time to sit down and play.

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((Happy b-day! :iconpintplz::iconaries-plz:))
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joker105 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Chica's New Method (Chat Icon) Free Undertale Sans Headbob Icon 2 2015 NaNoEmo - #29 Excited Yes 
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Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! And party hard!
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ShadowEclipex Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Happy Birthday,
From all of us to you!!~
We wish it was our Birthday
So we could party too!!~
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D
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xxxanonymous Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016   General Artist
Happy Birthday
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RaikooDragon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow!

A full year has gone by quickly and here we are once again on your special day~ Hope your having a great time with friends & loved ones and wishing you a Happy Birthday Jess!~

All the very best~

"Rai"
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mannytamarez Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! How are things with you?!
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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DefendCastle8 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! www.devia 
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RaikooDragon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yo Jess!~

Long time no talk but I know your busy out there getting it and striving for your goals alongside the hubby. X3 Just dropping in to wish you the best on your special day and to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :iconcakeplz: May you spend it well with friends and family,lots of cake and ice cream x3

"Rai"
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Angeliiu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY~!!!!
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xxxanonymous Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   General Artist
Happy birthday
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Johnshi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Wow! You are the person who makes drawings of potential smash moves? You display such unique talent!
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ARRT90 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the Favorites Icon 3D 
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joker105 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Hope the best for your new life
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Medral Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch and the points but...why?! XD
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aki-ta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah! It's been forever since I last looked at your art! I remember when you were still doing AMVs.

It's good to see you're doing well. ^^/) Congrats on your achievements!
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HollowYamiOokami Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Felt the need to thank you anyway XD You really helped me out and I hope that I have done the same for you c: You have potential in the art world and I wish the best for you!
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sparknumbertwo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey there!
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joker105 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
When did you get the new, sweet avatar
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