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Working on a film (and book!)!
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Movie Poster by SmithyGCN, visual art

Artist // Traditional Art
  • Jan 13, 1985
  • United States
  • Deviant for 15 years
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My Bio

I'm a conservative Christian who loves cartoons and is a nerd over animation. I also love pixel art, writing, retro computers/consoles/games and electronics repair projects.

Current Residence: Texas

Favourite genre of music: Gospel and New Retro Wave

Favourite style of art: Don Bluth, Warner Bros./Chuck Jones, & Walt Disney

Operating System: Windows, sadly

MP3 player of choice: n/a

Favourite cartoon character: Buster and Babs Bunny

Personal Quote: "If there was more than one way to Heaven then what did Jesus die for?"

Hi, I'm JohnMichael Woodard otherwise known as SmithyGCN. You may have known me for my sprite rips which I am not very fond of remembering these days. Presently, I do animation, art, cooking, and pixel art. I'm currently working on an animated film with God helping me! My studio is called Woodard Art & Animation and it's a fledgling studio with only one actual member so far. I've overcome many hardships in my life including mental illness and bowel troubles thanks to God. I plan to do great things for Him for His graciousness to me and to treat people as people and not as objects or targets for harsh judgment. Everyone is welcome to my page and to leave feedback and critique. Feel free to message me and I will try to get back to you at my earliest convenience! God bless!

Favourite Visual Artist
Favourite Movies
Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Land Before Time
Favourite TV Shows
Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, etc.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Favourite Books
The Bible, The Animator's Survival Kit, Electronics Fundamentals, They Drew as they Pleased, ...
Favourite Games
A lot of games from the 1980s through 1990s that were featured on retro hardware
Favourite Gaming Platform
pretty much anything Nintendo, Commodore, or SEGA.
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, Paper, Pens, Colored Pencils, Computer, Mouse, Keyboard, Medibang Pro, OpenToonz, Graphicsgale, Hydrogen Peroxide, Water, UV Light, Screwdriver, Soldering Iron, Rubbing Alcohol, Q-Tips, etc.
Okay, this is going to make me seem like some crackpot, but here goes as I feel this will mean something to someone. Hi, my name is JohnMichael Woodard. Otherwise known as SmithyGCN. I was schizophrenic and used to suffer from colitis and demonic possession for over ten years until over half a year ago God healed me completely. I know, I know, the doctors all say this stuff is incurable and I was headed toward a vegetative state whether I had medicine or not, but I was able to dodge the bullet. I never opened up about it as I never wanted to trouble anyone about my previous conditions. I tend to talk about things like this only after things have changed for me. The only signs I had anything like that before were that I rarely replied to comments because I was severely socially awkward and, while I joked around sometimes, I overdid and did it, again, very awkwardly. Now I reply to as many comments as I possibly can to show that I care about your interests and questions and relate to
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So... because I haven't updated on progress of the book/etc. I'm pretty sure you guys are wondering what I've been doing. The book is coming along better than expected! I won't go into details, but the current manuscript is shaping up to possibly be the tome's final form. I am very pleased with how it is turning out. However, this makes the current rewrite putting me in chapter 2. I used to be in chapter 6, but God had showed me where I needed to make corrections to make the book flow better and make more sense. This does not mean it now rams the message over your head like a car fender. It means that things play realistically. The book deals with the subject of God's willingness to heal and shows the Biblical concept from both sides of the argument. Most Christians would present their case from a biased standpoint and I was very much tempted to do the same. However, I have decided to make the story more relatable to believers, unbelievers, and believers who are just unsure. I have
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I've been meaning to try out different art trends on this platform, so I'm opening the floor to a Q & A from you guys. An "Ask my Characters" if you will. I'll be illustrating them like other artists here do, but I'm usually busy, so don't expect a prompt illustration. Here are the characters you may ask: Jason Addams (main character, rabbit, and actor/animator - from Israel) Gabrielle Welder (electronics repair hare - from Scotland) Cain Martinez (human fugitive and lone wolf - Hispanic American) Luna Paxton (fox chemist and goth who is interning to be a general physician - Japanese/Russian American) Quint Flint (human and Jason's agent - Scandinavian/Italian American) I would add more characters, but I have yet to introduce them to the web. Mostly not because of spoilers, but because I just haven't gotten around to them yet. Keep it civil and SFW. Also, they will not be answering any questions that could potentially be spoilers.
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Smithy, I'd like to introduce you to the Eagle Force!

Hi smithygcn Love your Art E-Man276 recommended i give your page a look

Nice to meet you. :)

Thanks for watching me, Smithy! :+devwatch:

You're welcome! :)

I was watching AVGN recently and i was tempted to ask this but...

It's true that the Bible has a lot of the word "ass"? And even dumb ass?

Sorry for that, but now i'm really curious XD

It's true! Even hell and damn are mentioned! But never with the meaning we use today.