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Just a little Joke by zillabean Just a little Joke by zillabean
A portrait-style sketch of J.J., from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, as requested by :iconthat-one-gal: from my Holiday Sketch Giveaway ([link])!

I honestly had a hard time selecting a winner for the sketch simply because there were so many fun ideas, but in the end J.J. won out since it was something that I'd never tackled before, and his design looked really fun to draw. I actually went a little overboard and laid down some brush pen inks over top of it 'cuz I was having so much fun. Plus, everyone loves a little Joker ;)

I hope I did okay, :iconthat-one-gal:! Enjoy :)

I'm still in the decision stage for the Layton pieces, so for those of you who submitted ideas for that, please bear with me :)

[JJ 2011 DC] -- [Dec. 2011]
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:iconwhite-omega:
White-Omega Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Hey, I reported on that girl that had traced this and they finally took it down!

It's a really nice drawing and I think it's really cool of you to do things like this for people that probably couldn't afford it normally.

I think you should go back on some of your other sketchy drawings like this one and color them!  They're really fantastic and underrated!

Good luck to ya!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your aid!  I really appreciate the support :)

And yeah, sometimes I like throwing together little random contests and giveaways just for kicks, because I like doing stuff for folks when I can :)  Thanks much!
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White-Omega Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Heh...looks like all that art theft business got her account suspended as well! Oh, well.  Guess that's what happens.

Good job on this piece and good luck to ya!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know this sounds mean, but I think that's very well-justified.  Going around stealing other people's work should never be tolerated.
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:iconwhite-omega:
White-Omega Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
I think we all know who did it.....

Batman
 
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good LOL
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alyschan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Im Sorry Why not ask permission to copy your design :( I think so perfect that your draw
I feel so guilty that I have come to apologize to you ...
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you SO much for actually coming and apologizing. It's... incredibly rare that anyone has ever done that, most of the time when people take something of mine they deny it or just hide my comments and never respond. So for you to actually come and apologize means a LOT to me. Thank you so much for having a big enough heart to do so, and for being respectful enough to do this. I really appreciate that, and I really appreciate you being willing to respect my wishes!

Thank you again, and no hard feelings! :)
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:iconalyschan:
alyschan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Really? I am very glad you have accepted my apology I'm very grateful for that :)
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely, thank you for doing so.

For future reference, if you wish to copy another's work, understand that in general that is frowned upon, but if you really feel the need to do so (for practice or whatever), it's always best practice to get the permission of the artist before doing so. Some people are cool with it, some aren't -- most of the time I don't like having my work copied, but I know some folks don't mind. For those that grant permission, just make sure you credit them in your work and link to their original piece, and usually that's good enough to show your respect (if they gave permission in the first place). It's all about respecting others :)

Good luck, and have a happy holiday!
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Boredman Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeaaah, i don't think he understood any of that [link]
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WTF man

I left them another comment but at this point I don't think it's going to do a DAMN thing.

I also reported them, but I doubt anything will be done either.
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Boredman Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Something better be done ! >.-
I got reported twice after I joined dA, neither of which being art theft related, and they took down my pictures within two days !

If they don't do a damn thing when the theft is this obvious, then they might as well rename the website deviateArt.
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard terrible stories about how the staff here handles these things, so I'm honestly not holding my breath :(
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:iconalyschan:
alyschan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Happy holiday for you too ! :)
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Boredman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks familiar doesn't it ? [link]
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zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well then! I just left them a comment asking to be credited since they used my work w/o permission, but I kind of get the impression they'll just ignore me and hide the comment. I always try to be civil first, before I report anything, so hopefully that works, but I don't have high hopes :(

Thanks for alerting me to this!!!
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope XD he just removed the picture and started ripping off someone else's work [link] --> [link]
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zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh dear :( However, there is some good news -- they actually came to apologize to me, which genuinely surprised me. Most of the time I NEVER get an apology, so that was a very pleasant surprise. Gives me a bit of hope that they might just still be learning and trying to get used to the ropes...
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Boredman Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They most likely are, and I would understand if only they'd give credits where credits are due.
We all get initial inspirations from third parties, but I still just get skin crawls whenever i recognize someone else's stuff on an other artist's webpage with no mention of the original creator whatsoever.

Anyway, good move on them apologizing for once.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, I'm TOTALLY of the same mindset. Always give credit where credit is due, and it really rubs me the wrong way when people don't do that. When I reference, I always credit, I feel dirty if I don't :(
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My point exactly.
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rcatstott Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woohhh thats cool
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AjTheArtist91 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
nice art! i'd like to see this in color!
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Cormat48 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha this is BEAST! I love the penning and design they are excellent! Though seeing this makes me want to watch the episode, but I can't ever find it! still great job!!!
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zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcormat48:
Cormat48 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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tekkimonsta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i color this in<33 it looks cool to do so
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it! :)
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:icontekkimonsta:
tekkimonsta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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Kundaba Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ooh, you brought back memories with this one, Zilla. Props to ye :3
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
JJ!
Sweety! Get Mommy's bazooka!
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:iconsakya-chan:
Sakya-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dies a little* Timmy.......;3;
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I loved this movie so much. Such a great sendoff for one of the greatest versions of the Joker.
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yeomaria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i can't decide which part i love more, the insane but kind of sweet kid of the expressions, or the hand gesture and shape
it's a really neat piece portraying an insane character :)
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Yup. That's the Joker.

Just staring... With those creepy, creepy eyes....

Fortunately I've seen worse in the last year and so he doesn't faze me much anymore. ;p

Nice work. :thumbsup:
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Toxic-Fox-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student
His expression looks really awesome, and I also love the sorts of shading you've used for his hair and the tone of the sketch. Nice work! :D
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Oh gosh, this is totally adorable~!

I know the expression is pretty sinister, but I still want to pinch his little cheeks. XD
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fat crazy cheeks
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rasenth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Oh Godddd, that is the single most traumatizing animated movie I have ever watched, next to X. ;A;!! You captured his personality perfectly!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Boredman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Man, i'd love to see that one in color. OwO
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think someone else wanted to color it, so I gave them the green light if they wanted :)
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Boredman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Is it the usual guy or someone new ?
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, you mean :iconrealnoir13:? Nah, someone else commented suggesting they might wanna try, and I am fine with that!
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Boredman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh right, i found the comment. It's :iconkisa1:, right ?
I'll keep an eye out then, see how it turns out >w>
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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