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Art and arrogance
I originally posted a version of this in my journal, but the reaction has been so positive that I decided to make it a news article, at Rockinfroggi's suggestion. And thank you to everyone who commented on the original journal!
I've been spending more time around dA lately, and while most of it is very positive, some of it... well, isn't. People telling each other their work sucks, stop drawing, etc. Or even people looking at my work and saying or thinking that they'll never be as good and getting discouraged.
Please, please, don't. No one is born perfect. No one is born able to compete in the Olympics or paint a masterpiece. I first picked up a pencil when I was one year of age – I've had over twenty-two years of near-constant practice, and I have a mother who's an art teacher. I had a load of encouragement and constructive criticism and advice. And I'm still hugely critical of my own work and see a hundred flaws in everything I do. I'm nowhere near reaching my full p
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Jessica
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Commission or job related email: jessicafongart@gmail.com

Illustrator. Concept Artist. Indie dev on personal game. Lover of everything creative+crazy~

COO of Lonely Egg Studio LLC. A small Bay Area indie game studio developing artistic and deeply personal games. LonelyEgg.com
Interests

My partner and I are proud to announce that our game studio Lonely Egg Studio LLC has hatched and is public!

All our social media are up!
Lonelyegg.com


Press Release/Public Statement

We are issuing this public statement to inform our fans that neither Jessica Fong nor her story, “Keeper and the Girl”, are associated with Jumbutton Studio, LLC, or with Jumpbutton’s project “Keeper and the Soldier”, any longer. After much thought and 2 years of effort, we simply do not believe that the prior collaboration with Jumpbutton will serve our mission to bring “Keeper and the Girl” to the public in the best possible way and have thus made the difficult decision to separate ourselves and Jessica’s story from that relationship going forward. 

Developed through more than 10 years worth of writing and artwork, Jessica’s “Keeper and the Girl” story and game world are based on her life experiences. This passion project is intensely personal and vitally important to Jessica, her family, and their close friends. Together with her partner Mark Biundo, Jessica has formed a new company, Lonely Egg Studio LLC, to pursue new partnerships to bring the world of the “Keeper and the Girl” to life as a video game under a new title.

Jessica’s creative expression through the world of the “Keeper and the Girl” and its stories have been and continue to be paramount in her and her family’s recovery from their experiences with child abuse and its repercussions. Driving her to further herself in art/visual development since elementary school, the “Keeper and the Girl” project has shaped the person she is today. This game is a letter to her sister, her father, and anyone who has suffered similar abuse at the hands of a loved one. A testament to what they went through, both alone and together, during their darkest hours and times of greatest need. Lonely Egg will transform Jessica and her family’s experiences into something positive.

Jessica’s sister, Juliana Fong, adds: “Jessica and I are both artists in different medias, we find one of the best forms of our talents is expression from raw emotion. It’s therapeutic and even necessary to express the emotions our upbringing tells us to shut down. Jessica has done significant soul searching and therapy herself, to not let her past bring her down but to rather pull herself into new opportunities and further her talents. Together, and with the support of our loved ones, we are able to have the confidence to share these expressions with the world.”

Lonely Egg aims to foster and develop meaningful games that are artistic and deeply personal; to inspire, connect with, and impact our players. We invest in people; devoted developers that wish to nurture personal growth in each other through strong collaboration, discipline, and experimentation.

We have been partners since 2009. Since battling together to overcome our past and Jessica’s history, we strive to be a better example for others and have founded a studio together to create something meaningful from that darker chapter of our lives.



Lonely Egg is excited to soon share more about our new game as it develops, so look out! We want nothing more than to diligently bring Jessica’s family and friends the much needed cathartic release and quality interactive experience they need from this project. Thank you to friends, family, workmates, teachers, Cal Poly and UCSC classmates and faculty, artist alley colleagues, and everyone else who has and continues to support and help us as we take this next step.



Please help and share the above public statement/press release HERE

Follow Lonely Egg at:
Discord Channel: discord.gg/y9qqeNF

Our studio's logo is done by designer Brian Schoneberger

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Commissions


Commission Statuses:

Updates soon
I will update this journal and give as many updates on your commissions in the following weeks. Your commissions and support mean a lot to me as they have helped to fund my pursuit of original works. For these reasons, I want to do them right!


I consider commission on a case by case basis~

If interested please email me here: ssejanit@gmail.com

Due to our recent studio announcement, I can only accept a select few commissions at a time. 

Pencil
Serith by anireal  Deep Sea by anireal  Hellboy Fanart by anireal  Dragon Companion by anireal

Pen
Guild Wars Sylvari Commission by anireal  Original Commission Minotaur by anireal  League of Legends Lux by anireal  Mae Commission by anireal 

Digital
  • Listening to: Electro Swing
  • Reading: Reddit
  • Watching: Doctor Strange
  • Playing: Prey
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Chai Tea

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We All Bleed
Mortality brought a sense of relief to the stone maiden. Her body would become dust. She had lived a long and fruitful life; welcoming the cracks that started to web across her surface.

Prints Available Here: www.inprnt.com/gallery/anireal…
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My partner and I are proud to announce that our game studio Lonely Egg Studio LLC has hatched and is public!

All our social media are up!
Lonelyegg.com


Press Release/Public Statement

We are issuing this public statement to inform our fans that neither Jessica Fong nor her story, “Keeper and the Girl”, are associated with Jumbutton Studio, LLC, or with Jumpbutton’s project “Keeper and the Soldier”, any longer. After much thought and 2 years of effort, we simply do not believe that the prior collaboration with Jumpbutton will serve our mission to bring “Keeper and the Girl” to the public in the best possible way and have thus made the difficult decision to separate ourselves and Jessica’s story from that relationship going forward. 

Developed through more than 10 years worth of writing and artwork, Jessica’s “Keeper and the Girl” story and game world are based on her life experiences. This passion project is intensely personal and vitally important to Jessica, her family, and their close friends. Together with her partner Mark Biundo, Jessica has formed a new company, Lonely Egg Studio LLC, to pursue new partnerships to bring the world of the “Keeper and the Girl” to life as a video game under a new title.

Jessica’s creative expression through the world of the “Keeper and the Girl” and its stories have been and continue to be paramount in her and her family’s recovery from their experiences with child abuse and its repercussions. Driving her to further herself in art/visual development since elementary school, the “Keeper and the Girl” project has shaped the person she is today. This game is a letter to her sister, her father, and anyone who has suffered similar abuse at the hands of a loved one. A testament to what they went through, both alone and together, during their darkest hours and times of greatest need. Lonely Egg will transform Jessica and her family’s experiences into something positive.

Jessica’s sister, Juliana Fong, adds: “Jessica and I are both artists in different medias, we find one of the best forms of our talents is expression from raw emotion. It’s therapeutic and even necessary to express the emotions our upbringing tells us to shut down. Jessica has done significant soul searching and therapy herself, to not let her past bring her down but to rather pull herself into new opportunities and further her talents. Together, and with the support of our loved ones, we are able to have the confidence to share these expressions with the world.”

Lonely Egg aims to foster and develop meaningful games that are artistic and deeply personal; to inspire, connect with, and impact our players. We invest in people; devoted developers that wish to nurture personal growth in each other through strong collaboration, discipline, and experimentation.

We have been partners since 2009. Since battling together to overcome our past and Jessica’s history, we strive to be a better example for others and have founded a studio together to create something meaningful from that darker chapter of our lives.



Lonely Egg is excited to soon share more about our new game as it develops, so look out! We want nothing more than to diligently bring Jessica’s family and friends the much needed cathartic release and quality interactive experience they need from this project. Thank you to friends, family, workmates, teachers, Cal Poly and UCSC classmates and faculty, artist alley colleagues, and everyone else who has and continues to support and help us as we take this next step.



Please help and share the above public statement/press release HERE

Follow Lonely Egg at:
Discord Channel: discord.gg/y9qqeNF

Our studio's logo is done by designer Brian Schoneberger

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commissions


Commission Statuses:

Updates soon
I will update this journal and give as many updates on your commissions in the following weeks. Your commissions and support mean a lot to me as they have helped to fund my pursuit of original works. For these reasons, I want to do them right!


I consider commission on a case by case basis~

If interested please email me here: ssejanit@gmail.com

Due to our recent studio announcement, I can only accept a select few commissions at a time. 

Pencil
Serith by anireal  Deep Sea by anireal  Hellboy Fanart by anireal  Dragon Companion by anireal

Pen
Guild Wars Sylvari Commission by anireal  Original Commission Minotaur by anireal  League of Legends Lux by anireal  Mae Commission by anireal 

Digital
  • Listening to: Electro Swing
  • Reading: Reddit
  • Watching: Doctor Strange
  • Playing: Prey
  • Eating: Fried Chicken
  • Drinking: Chai Tea
Undertale Charity Art Book Submission

My submission to the Gamers for Good Undertale Charity Art Book!

“With the participation and fundraising success of our last charity artbook, Gamers for Good is ready to do it again. This time around with Toby Fox’s blessing, we will be producing an Undertale Charity fan art book. Undertale challenged the way we as gamers played games, primarily what we thought was the standard way to play. It got us all talking, removing the “META” barriers, resulting in a deeply emotional experience.”

Can’t wait to see it altogether!

PATREON
www.patreon.com/JessicaFongArt

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Tomorrow (Nov. 5) is Extra Life Game Day! Chance for us devs/gamers to give back and showcase fellow peers!

Streaming/hosting a charity stream tomorrow with the KATS team and special guests, Nov. 5, for Extra Life from 2PM to 11PM PST!
Hang out with us! Donations all go to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital~

Extra Life donation page: www.extra-life.org/participant…





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Keeper and the Soldier Has Been Greenlit!

Click for Greenlight Page



Keeper and the Soldier has been Greenlit on Steam! Thank you to everyone for the support and votes. We could not have done this without you and the feedback. 
Thank you.
Really, thank you. I still can't believe it~ 

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Keeper and the Soldier! (KATS for short)

It started with a few sketches, which then lead to a collection of illustrations, and now a game which is being brought to life with Jumpbutton Studio. 



The Game

Keeper and the Soldier is a 2.5D stealth puzzle platformer from Jumpbutton Studio about a lonely young girl, destined to live a soldier's life, who finds something beautiful in a world ravaged by never-ending war. Thereupon finding a connection deeper than she ever thought possible. 

A forgotten guardian of the past, desperate and dying, puts its fate into the hands of the wandering child. 

Their bond sends them on a journey to preserve history. 

Note: This game stemmed from a personal project that I started in 2009, which was a collection of characters, story, and artwork relating to my efforts in making sense of and coming to terms with experiences with child abuse. Keeper and the Soldier uses symbolism and fantasy to the tales of a young girl's struggles; inspired by real ordeals. 

Our team is a strong supporter against child abuse and neglect, and we hope to contribute to and plan future charitable/awareness events towards this cause. 

If you are interested in contacting us (we love hearing feedback and questions!), please feel free to send us a message here: kats@jumpbuttonstudio.com or to my email: ssejanit@gmail.com (I will see them! :])

Links

Stay up to date, connect with us, and follow our progress here:

Twitch

Youtube

Facebook

Twitter

KATS Website

Jumpbutton Studio Website


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Launched My Patreon!

PATREON LINK


SUPPORT ME IN CREATING 
ILLUSTRATIONS, CONCEPT ART, AND A PERSONAL INDIE GAME


Hi watchers! Thank you for supporting my work all these years! Now there's a more personal place for me to interact with you and continue making art <3

"Art and game development are not only passions, but have been a large part of my life and battle against depression; now more than ever as I pursue more personal work and an indie game that's close to my heart. I dabble in a little of everything: traditional, digital, creatures, props, environments, characters, etc. Your donation will help me to find the time to work on all of this, but also to give back and interact with you. Art is a lifestyle, art reflects you, art opens us to new communities and experiences, and the context in which people create their work is very important to me. I'd love to interact, hear your stories, and participate in discussion on our endeavors.

By pledging I can continue to create and share with you first original content and updates on projects I'm passionate about. As this Patreon grows, I will make new stretch goals and provide more material/rewards!"

~Jessica

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Commissions


Commission Statuses:

-Chris- Complete - 5/5 - Editing
-Michelle- LOL- Penning
-Sebass-Tiger- Penning
-Nathan- LOL- Penning

I will update this journal and give as many updates on your commissions in the following weeks. Your commissions and support mean a lot to me as they have helped to fund my pursuit of original works. For these reasons, I want to do them right!


Instead of a list this time around, I am considering/taking them as they come~

If interested please email me here: ssejanit@gmail.com

Due to recent back log and work, I can only accept a select few commissions at a time. 

Commission info: 
Please read commission rules and policies first: Rules and Policies 
If you are paying outside of conventions or not in person, I have Square. Shipping costs may be added, especially for those outside of the U.S. Prices will vary depending on the level of detail or work needed and projects are priced individually upon review, so you must contact me about a commission, questions, or for a quote through email: ssejanit@gmail.com or note me on Deviantart. The items listed below are just samples of different types of work, you can also check my DA portfolio  for more examples~

Pencil
Serith by anireal  Deep Sea by anireal  Hellboy Fanart by anireal  Dragon Companion by anireal

Pen
Guild Wars Sylvari Commission by anireal  Original Commission Minotaur by anireal  League of Legends Lux by anireal  Mae Commission by anireal 

Traditional Color


Digital
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Reddit
  • Watching: Fargo
  • Playing: Pokemon GO
  • Eating: Chinese Food
  • Drinking: Coffee

I’ll be at artist alley booth H14 at Sacanime!




I will be attending Sacanime this weekend (Sept. 2-4)! I’m introducing mystery bags, limited edition notepads, continuing the giveaways by popular demand, and opening a couple on the spot commissions~

Thank you for your patience with everything; it has been turbulent this year and hearing from you all is a great motivator. I hope to see a bunch of you in person at Sacanime!

This will be one of the last cons to talk to us and sign up in person about our game’s kickstarter. I’m really excited (and my heart is pounding like crazy) If you have any kickstarter experiences, I’d love to talk about it at con! 




I’ll have art, merch, and gameplay vid for our game Keeper and the Soldier.



Giveaways

We’ll have an email list that automatically enters you into a giveaway every hour. Giveaways includes prints, buttons, and possibly an original pen/ink piece!



Charity

And if you donate 10$ to the GoFundMe for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center or the Tiltify campaigns for Save the Children and Gamers Outreach, show us an email confirmation at con, then you will receive the KATS package containing various merch!


Stay strong. See you there!


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Keeper and the Soldier Has Been Greenlit!

Click for Greenlight Page



Keeper and the Soldier has been Greenlit on Steam! Thank you to everyone for the support and votes. We could not have done this without you and the feedback. 
Thank you.
Really, thank you. I still can't believe it~ 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Keeper and the Soldier! (KATS for short)

It started with a few sketches, which then lead to a collection of illustrations, and now a game which is being brought to life with Jumpbutton Studio. 



The Game

Keeper and the Soldier is a 2.5D stealth puzzle platformer from Jumpbutton Studio about a lonely young girl, destined to live a soldier's life, who finds something beautiful in a world ravaged by never-ending war. Thereupon finding a connection deeper than she ever thought possible. 

A forgotten guardian of the past, desperate and dying, puts its fate into the hands of the wandering child. 

Their bond sends them on a journey to preserve history. 

Note: This game stemmed from a personal project that I started in 2009, which was a collection of characters, story, and artwork relating to my efforts in making sense of and coming to terms with experiences with child abuse. Keeper and the Soldier uses symbolism and fantasy to the tales of a young girl's struggles; inspired by real ordeals. 

Our team is a strong supporter against child abuse and neglect, and we hope to contribute to and plan future charitable/awareness events towards this cause. 

If you are interested in contacting us (we love hearing feedback and questions!), please feel free to send us a message here: kats@jumpbuttonstudio.com or to my email: ssejanit@gmail.com (I will see them! :])

Links

Stay up to date, connect with us, and follow our progress here:

Twitch

Youtube

Facebook

Twitter

KATS Website

Jumpbutton Studio Website


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Launched My Patreon!

PATREON LINK


SUPPORT ME IN CREATING 
ILLUSTRATIONS, CONCEPT ART, AND A PERSONAL INDIE GAME


Hi watchers! Thank you for supporting my work all these years! Now there's a more personal place for me to interact with you and continue making art <3

"Art and game development are not only passions, but have been a large part of my life and battle against depression; now more than ever as I pursue more personal work and an indie game that's close to my heart. I dabble in a little of everything: traditional, digital, creatures, props, environments, characters, etc. Your donation will help me to find the time to work on all of this, but also to give back and interact with you. Art is a lifestyle, art reflects you, art opens us to new communities and experiences, and the context in which people create their work is very important to me. I'd love to interact, hear your stories, and participate in discussion on our endeavors.

By pledging I can continue to create and share with you first original content and updates on projects I'm passionate about. As this Patreon grows, I will make new stretch goals and provide more material/rewards!"

~Jessica

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commissions


Commission Statuses:

-Chris- Complete - 5/5 - Editing
-Michelle- LOL- Penning
-Sebass-Tiger- Penning
-Nathan- LOL- Penning

I will update this journal and give as many updates on your commissions in the following weeks. Your commissions and support mean a lot to me as they have helped to fund my pursuit of original works. For these reasons, I want to do them right!


Instead of a list this time around, I am considering/taking them as they come~

If interested please email me here: ssejanit@gmail.com

Due to recent back log and work, I can only accept a select few commissions at a time. 

Commission info: 
Please read commission rules and policies first: Rules and Policies 
If you are paying outside of conventions or not in person, I have Square. Shipping costs may be added, especially for those outside of the U.S. Prices will vary depending on the level of detail or work needed and projects are priced individually upon review, so you must contact me about a commission, questions, or for a quote through email: ssejanit@gmail.com or note me on Deviantart. The items listed below are just samples of different types of work, you can also check my DA portfolio  for more examples~

Pencil
Serith by anireal  Deep Sea by anireal  Hellboy Fanart by anireal  Dragon Companion by anireal

Pen
Guild Wars Sylvari Commission by anireal  Original Commission Minotaur by anireal  League of Legends Lux by anireal  Mae Commission by anireal 

Traditional Color


Digital
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Reddit
  • Watching: Fargo
  • Playing: Pokemon GO
  • Eating: Chinese Food
  • Drinking: Coffee

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gamergigs Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  New Deviant
Hello there - your artwork is amazing and it would be great if you can sell these as game assets. Check GamerGigs.com. You can sell your artwork skills as a service and get noticed by thousands of clients looking for this kind of art style. Learn more here.
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Writer
Your style is wonderful! So, has a watch!
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anireal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
...a very happy birthday to you miss...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
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anireal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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