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Your overall vision for this piece is very clear and that's a good thing. I'd like to go over some technical issues that, if fixed, wou...

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I think this is a pretty good chibi-style drawing. One thing that can be improved upon is the shading. For her cape, don't do a simple ...

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James Nelson
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I specialize in storyboards and sequential art. If you'd like to commission me, just send me a note and we'll discuss the price.
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Transformers 4 Review, it might get kinda spoiler-y but not too spoiler-y:

I fall in the camp of people who firmly disliked the previous trilogy of Transformers movies, but I supported their existence because I was a fan of the franchise and they brought in money and attention to the brand. Nonetheless, I will give an unbiased review here and I will start off by saying I think this one's better than the last three.
First of all, this was made for the fans. If you never liked any Transformers-related things in general, chances are you still won't. It's not for everyone. As a matter of fact, this whole film is product placement, so let's just get that out of the way. It's product placement that looks cool so don't come in here expecting some criterion collection shit. This isn't a movie review, it's a commercial review.
The improvements come in 3 forms: Characters, Dialogue, and Tone.

Characters: Shia Labeef and his crew aren't here anymore so there are new humans now. The new humans are more bearable and one of them, a Steve Jobs by another name, is actually entertaining. The dad takes the overprotective, "you-can't-date-mah-daughter-I'm-from-TEXAS" trope way too far. The Transformers get more screen time as well and are more visually distinguishable and have noticeably different personalities from one another. In previous films it was pretty much just Optimus and Bumblebee and a legion of grey 'bots who you couldn't tell apart. Also Dinobots show up near the end and they are undeniably awesome. Galvatron is voiced by Frank Welker finally so that's nice. Lockdown (a villain who first appeared in Animated) is the main antagonist though, so hopefully his deadlier, more powerful nature and his huge ship will carry over to other adaptations. This is what the movies are for really, to generate seeds(concepts) to be planted in good soil(other adaptations that will better flesh out and improve on said concepts). I just murdered that metaphor, but you know what I'm saying.

Dialogue: Better than the last three films because it's not just Shia screaming "OPTIMUUUUUUS!" Most of the critics hate that the 'bots got more lines, but most of the critics aren't fans of Transformers either so that's something to consider.

Tone: Age of Extinction wisely drops the more vulgar humor of previous installments. No longer must we hear about devastator's metal nutsack or robot pee. Instead it's fairly serious and when there's humor it isn't the cringe-inducing try-too-hard kind. It can be genuinely funny.

Overall: A vast improvement over the previous films. It's still an explosion fest (not a bad thing, but if you don't like that then this ain't for you)and thousands of humans certainly died in the crossfire, but it's faithful to the franchise and includes nods and respects the lore while adding new stuff. If you're a TF fan who hated the previous films, maybe watch this one and be pleasantly surprised, or at least feel neutral to the new trilogy. I don't like how the human-built transformers transform, though. It's kinda lazy in my opinion. The new Galvatron origin is interesting, and includes a nice nod to Animated. I'm amazed Michael Bay hasn't put in Unicron yet, but it makes sense. Once Unicron shows up you can't really top that sort of threat. Nonetheless, I have a feeling either Unicron, Primus, or the Quintessons will show up soon.

Out of all the characters who've appeared so far in Zeylon Defenders, who is your favorite? 

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4 deviants said Vali
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AWESOME~
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DayDream-Buddy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
AWESOME!!!
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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LunaticMindGamer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Spongebob (Imagination) Forever young Spongebob (Imagination) 
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ZEGMAN Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
Love your comics dude :D
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks.  Glad to see you back man.
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krusca Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
james nelson how did u find me why did u click that follow button  u will regret this /_\
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I found you through Lan's DA.  LET THE REGRET BEGIN.
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krusca Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
oh wait i realised u follow that trash and that bday art was linked oh man
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lolzorman1000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Gotta say your art has a nice drawn feeling to me... like these are all made from a simple sketch base.
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks.  I start all my drawings traditionally.
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Luney-Lunic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a ton for the watch! ^^
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
no problem.
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suicidalassassin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool gallery, man.  Thanks for the watch
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Right back at ya, man.  I discovered you on the LeSean Thomas facebook page after you posted art from your webcomic.
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suicidalassassin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right on!  Looking forward to seeing more stuff from ya, homie
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MissDoppelganger Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
thanks for the watch! :iconkawaii-laplz:
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.  I enjoy your art.
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eatpraylove Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday! Here: eatpraylove.deviantart.com/art…
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I like it!
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Happy Birthday.
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  It's going well.
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Pentaro22 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :iconcakeplz:
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Thanks!
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Aikihaku Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for joining my group! :iconhappytearsplz: i really appreciate it and hope you will enjoy it!!
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