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Elora the Faun +Reignited Trilogy by RatchetJak Elora the Faun +Reignited Trilogy :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 61 7 Inuyasha by RatchetJak Inuyasha :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 23 5 [ADOPT] Pokemon Femboy Adopts 7 - Redux [OPEN] by RatchetJak
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[ADOPT] Pokemon Femboy Adopts 7 - Redux [OPEN] :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 8 0
[ADOPT] Pokemon Adopts Set 8 - Update [OPEN] by RatchetJak
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[ADOPT] Pokemon Adopts Set 8 - Update [OPEN] :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 8 11
[ADOPT] Pokemon Adopts Set 8 [OPEN] by RatchetJak
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[ADOPT] Pokemon Adopts Set 8 [OPEN] :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 31 5
Prune Bust Painting by RatchetJak Prune Bust Painting :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 32 6 Hidomi Bust + FLCL by RatchetJak Hidomi Bust + FLCL :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 15 7 [ADOPT] Pokemon Femboy Adopts Set 7 [OPEN] by RatchetJak
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[ADOPT] Pokemon Femboy Adopts Set 7 [OPEN] :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 11 2
Koya - Commission by RatchetJak
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Koya - Commission :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 16 12
So Long Summer +2018 by RatchetJak
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So Long Summer +2018 :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 36 9
Combat Kitty by RatchetJak
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Combat Kitty :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 60 23
[ADOPT] Pokemon Femboy Adopts Set 6 [OPEN] by RatchetJak
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[ADOPT] Pokemon Femboy Adopts Set 6 [OPEN] :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 23 5
Pokemon Femboy ADOPT Reminder [OPEN] by RatchetJak
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Pokemon Femboy ADOPT Reminder [OPEN] :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 27 11
Busty Boy Kai ~Alternate Colors by RatchetJak
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Busty Boy Kai ~Alternate Colors :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 29 0
Busty Boy Kai by RatchetJak
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Busty Boy Kai :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 52 16
Deer - Commission by RatchetJak Deer - Commission :iconratchetjak:RatchetJak 36 6
Art done by me. I love drawing and I am always trying to improve. I draw a variety of things so I wouldn't advise watching me for just one subject because I don't always draw the same thing and I can go pretty diverse. But yeah, I know my art isn't the best but I'm practicing and maybe one day, I'll reach a level to where I feel more confident with my art. :)

If you happen to like what you see and would like a drawing, I do have commissions and they are open. :) So if you're interested, feel free to send a note and we can work something out. :aww:

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gRR by CreepyCoon gRR :iconcreepycoon:CreepyCoon 25 3 Modern Camouflage Brushes by silver- Modern Camouflage Brushes :iconsilver-:silver- 52 12 Muscular Structure Tutorial - WIP by Ashetoret Muscular Structure Tutorial - WIP :iconashetoret:Ashetoret 104 8 crash bandicoot piston it away by DSA09 crash bandicoot piston it away :icondsa09:DSA09 114 54 The Engineer King by Sephiramy The Engineer King :iconsephiramy:Sephiramy 96 7 Heroes - Prince Phillip by davidkawena Heroes - Prince Phillip :icondavidkawena:davidkawena 2,433 198 Shadow on the run by MissNeens Shadow on the run :iconmissneens:MissNeens 192 39 Troublemaker by MissNeens Troublemaker :iconmissneens:MissNeens 260 70 Cafe Chaos by MissNeens Cafe Chaos :iconmissneens:MissNeens 147 45 Big bear hug ! by leomon32 Big bear hug ! :iconleomon32:leomon32 95 99 Fight Commission - tsarin fa by Sythgara Fight Commission - tsarin fa :iconsythgara:Sythgara 291 7 Rock 'em Sock 'em Sisters by oOWhiplashOo Rock 'em Sock 'em Sisters :iconoowhiplashoo:oOWhiplashOo 196 16 Sketch Commission: FenrirSilverBack by CrescentVenus Sketch Commission: FenrirSilverBack :iconcrescentvenus:CrescentVenus 274 51 Did somebody say...Groovitron? by Pendulonium Did somebody say...Groovitron? :iconpendulonium:Pendulonium 273 30 Oodles of Doodles by Ben-Anderson Oodles of Doodles :iconben-anderson:Ben-Anderson 2 2 Crash Bandicoot by PatBanzer Crash Bandicoot :iconpatbanzer:PatBanzer 257 19

  • Watching: X-Men Evolution
  • Drinking: Pepsi
So I'm in the middle of making a video on my YouTube channel where I'm basically giving some advice to beginner level artist some tips on how to keep their morale to continue drawing and well, I'm at the point at talking about popular or higher skilled artists vs the lesser skilled artists and the topic of befriending and socialization.

•  Personally, I feel that it's kind of pointless for a lesser skilled artist to try and befriend a higher skilled artist because most of the time, the higher skilled artist is not open or interested in being friends with a lesser skilled artist. Mainly because they feel that the lesser skilled artist is just trying to leech free art from them which obviously isn't always true but well, the damage has been done as the higher skilled artist may have had that happen to them in the past where it was enough to make them not want to associate with a lesser skilled artist unless they're paying for a commission from them.

•  Also that they're not open to being friends with lower skilled artists because they already have their own clique/group/etc of other similar skilled artists, loyal returning commissioners, and friends from IRL. In short, they don't want newer friends, let alone lesser skilled artist friends.

•  Because of this, the way I see it is that beginner to in the middle artists shouldn't bother trying to associate with these higher level artist because more often than not, they'll just be rejected. Instead, I suggest that they should continue being inspired by these artists using their work as an influence while mingling and befriending other similar-skilled artists and growing together with them. This isn't to say that I'm not saying they shouldn't ask a higher skilled artist a question if they have any, ask away! But just to not push it any further than that because you'll only be disappointed.

And I find this to be even more true in the furry art fandom. But ahem, this is just all my opinion. I'm in the middle of writing the script for my video but I wanted to get other opinions or experiences on this matter. What do you guys think?

If you'd like to read a longer explanation on this breakdown, I did do a forum post on DeviantART if you'd like further context. I just warn you that it's a tad long lol.  If you already saw the forum post and already shared your thoughts or just didn't have anything you wanted to say, feel free to skip this journal haha.…


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Finally back in drawing mode
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi there everyone, I go by the name Ratchetjak or "RJ" for short and I have been drawing since I was a wee lad. :) I plan on becoming a professional character designer in the future as I just love designing characters. I know I have quite a long way to go but with practice and perseverance, I know I will get there one day. :)

I'm pretty open to meeting new people and up for chats so don't be afraid to say hello as I try to respond back as much as I can. :nod:


:bulletblack: NO I DON'T TAKE REQUESTS, Sorry :bulletblack:

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Artists who inspire Me
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I'm Gay and Proud stamp by Twilight-Witch No Requests by SweetDuke No Point Commissions by SweetDuke

Pokeball Avatar Free-to-use by MeoWmatsu:dummy:Pokemon Dream Team:dummy:
Lucario by CreepyJellyfish Arcanine by CreepyJellyfish Blaziken by CreepyJellyfish Banette by CreepyJellyfish Luxray by CreepyJellyfish Dragonite by CreepyJellyfish

Lucario by CreepyJellyfish Umbreon by CreepyJellyfish Infernape by CreepyJellyfish Gliscor by CreepyJellyfish Alakazam by CreepyJellyfish Zoroark by CreepyJellyfish

Ratchet and clank hug clank by LombaxGirl94 Crash is dancing by bandicoot9898

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Did a blind reaction video to the new Super Smash Bros Ultimate character trailers, needless to say... I think I orgasmed xD



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JBasco15 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!^^
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :)
theredknight100 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
hey :) no problem :)
KuraiTsukiMajutsu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for joining our group, :iconadopt-us-plzzz:! Welcome to the family :3
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
TateShaw Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :D
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :nod:
Techno-Universal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh so are you open to art trades/collabs? :)
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry but I'm not open, only open for commissions right now
Techno-Universal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that’s understandable if you are currently busy with commissions and other things! Anyways if you draw for a hobby it’s often a good thing to occasionally do art trades and collabs with others when you don’t have any commissions to work on and you are not too busy with other things! :)
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