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Hello (with echo)...not sure if anyone really reads my journal entries, but ok here is the deal:

I am looking for anyone interested in getting their story/book illustrated or simply getting concepts done of their characters, depending on the case I am willing to do it for FREE as a means of expanding my portfolio and gaining experience. If you are interested then send me a note and we can arrange something! I hope at least someone is interested! :)

"Avoiding problems you need to face, is avoiding the life you need to live "
-Paulo Coelho


-JX

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  • Listening to: Safari Disco Club - Yelle
  • Reading: The Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
  • Watching: Gossip Girl Season 4
  • Playing: Theme Hospital
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: Nothing...
It so happens that I'm going through a phase in which I am extremely inspired and it is all due to the amazing brilliance of Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti.  The "Born This Way" short film and the Thierry Mugler Womenswear Fall 2011 collection are the causes of this obsession I have right now.  

As you may have seen I recently uploaded a piece inspired by the music video, featuring Gaga and Rico (Rick Genest), but soon I will be uploading a new piece based on the Mugler runway show, so if you liked the "Gaga and Rico" drawing then pay close attention because you'll love what's next! ;)

"Do not go where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


-JX

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  • Listening to: Government Hooker - Lady Gaga
  • Reading: The Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
  • Watching: Gossip Girl Season 4
  • Playing: Theme Hospital
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: Nothing...
This will be a breakdown of all the updates:

-I turned 20 on September 3rd :)
-This is my last week of this quarter, and I'm so happy lol
-I have done many new drawings and paintings because of my class assignments.
-Began a lot of planning for a new illustration project, that I am really looking forward to start.
-I continue to work on The Hunt, but I've been doing some planning on an untitled project within the universe of The Hunt :)

I guess you guys will start to see these things soon as I begin to post them, so stick around!
Hope everyone is doing good!

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson"


-JX

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  • Listening to: Mowgli's Road - Marina & The Diamonds
  • Reading: Cosmos - Carl Sagan
  • Watching: Gossip Girl Season 4
  • Playing: FFXIII
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: Nothing...
Alright, so it was about time that I updated this haha, I have recently (about 3 weeks ago) started college once again. I signed up for Illustration at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and I'm really liking my courses, my teachers and the facilities so far :)

So I am happy to be once again in a creative environment, and with a more structured week, because I was really tired of having so much free time, with no limitations nor organization. Free time is a good thing, but once you have too much of it in your hands it becomes a catastrophe to your mind haha :P

As you can probably imagine, college is making me draw a lot, especially in Illustration, so as soon as I can scan some of my new work, I will be posting it up online :)

I hope everyone is doing good too, best wishes to all of you! :heart:

-JX

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  • Listening to: Telephone - Lady GaGa
  • Reading: El misterio de las coincidencias - E. R. Zancolli
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
I'll make this somewhat short. I am very happy of 2009, it went far beyond completing all of my expectations, to me it just was a fantastic year, maybe one of the best years of my life if not the best one. I remember last year on new years I made a very important wish/promise to myself, and it definitely was accomplished in the past year. So I am very content with '09 for that :heart:

All I'm asking for in 2010 is that I can be reunited with the love of my life, and that I can learn, grow, fill myself up with new experiences, fix my errors without losing my ability to make mistakes, because by making mistakes is how I learn, be able to mature as a person, as a human being, as an individual with a lot of ideas to share and a lot of words to speak out of my mouth.

I wish you all the best for 2010, happiness, good health and success in all your goals and dreams for the future! Let us hope that 2010 will bring us all together, and that we can realize the kind of power we have as a whole, the power to change and affect for good all the problems in this world we live in. So that we can live and prosper into a new and better era of humanity.

Love all your support, and I hope I can return all that you've given me! :)

-JX (Juan Cruz Prats)
  • Listening to: Speechless - Lady GaGa
  • Reading: El misterio de las coincidencias - E. R. Zancolli
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3

Moving Back To The U.S.

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 12, 2009, 12:25 PM
:new: Yeeeah, so that's what I like to call BIG news. In about a week I will be living back in Florida, U.S.  I'm not entirely happy with this move, but that's for many reasons.

First of all, I have a relationship here, I feel like I finally found that one person to share the rest of my life with, and now that we are together we are about to be brought apart, to long for the day we are back together :( It saddens me to no end to think I will spend months without seeing my love :cries:
Second of all, I made countless acquaintances and very good friends here, and it's just horrible to have to say goodbye to everyone, not knowing when I'll get to see all of them again :S
Third of all, I LOVE BUENOS AIRES, this past year and so months I lived here I fell in love with the city, it's landmarks, beautiful places, hot spots, and all the secrets it holds.

But I guess that with all these good reasons I have to miss Argentina, I shouldn't be saying goodbye. Instead this should be a "see you soon, I'll come back for you, I'll be back to love you even more, and enjoy everything you have given me" :heart:

P.S.: As soon as I'm done with the moving and setting down, I will begin uploading and making more new art, lately it has been one thing after another that keeps me from sitting down and drawing unfortunately :/

Hope you are all doing good! Take care!

J'veux ton amour, et je veux ta revanche, j'veux ton amour, I don't want to be friends :music:

-JX

  • Listening to: Bad Romance - Lady GaGa :heart:
  • Reading: Palabras Esenciales 2 - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
  • Listening to: Gabriel - Lamb
  • Reading: Palabras Esenciales 2 - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
So I'm turning 19 in a few days, September 3rd to be exact, god I feel old, I was liking so much being 18, I'm not sure if I will like being 19 haha.

This past year since I moved back to Argentina has been crazy, so many things have happened, ups and downs, I had my heart broken once earlier this year and stolen once again a few months ago, I guess it's what you get when you go in search of love, you must accept it with its pros and cons. Feeling good and feeling bad helps us remember that we are alive, we must be thankful for both. I'm glad of how things went this year, I wouldn't change a single thing, I made so much progress in personal matters, so I am very extremely grateful :) :heart:

Been busy working on the geographical map of Aniva, the world of The Hunt, as well as a design for a kiteboard board for my dad, so that has taken up most of my time, but I will be uploading some new stuff in the coming days for sure! Look forward to it! :D

P.S.: Miss You Liz :iconblush-art: :heart:

Take care everyone!

-JX
  • Listening to: Caravan Girl - Goldfrapp
  • Reading: Palabras Esenciales 2 - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
Okay so as you may have seen, I just uploaded a new lineart that I drew last night til 6am :P
I will be coloring the lineart quite soon, so look forward to that in the coming days.

Things are great over here, I've been in this relationship for almost 2 months now and everything is going perfect, I'm so happy, actually I couldn't be any happier at the moment :) :heart:

Have been doing a few modifications to my manga "The Hunt", and been working out some things I had left unfinished, though it's taking a lot of work piecing it all together.

Well, I hope you guys are doing good too, take care!

Au revoir mes amis! ;)

-JX
  • Listening to: Love Letter To Japan - The Bird and the Bee
  • Reading: Palabras Esenciales 2 - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
So life goes round and round and here I am back again, after taking a depressive plunge caused by my breakup, which I've been getting over with the help of meeting someone new :)

Goddd, isn't it incredible how one can feel so empty and vulnerable for so long and then all of the sudden someone comes into your life one day and extends a hand, pulls you out of that gloomy bubble you were wrapped in, and they can elevate you to a complete opposite from where you were, up up up, to the highest mount of emotion you can feel? That sensation where you can't find the reason why you are always wearing a smile on your face :), though it's just there, and you realize there really isn't a need for an explanation. The place where the "why's" and "but's" are just mere worries for people other than yourself.

That's exactly the place where I find myself lately.

I don't desire to be anywhere else, not a step above nor below, I'm happy with the present, I'm happy where I am. :heart:


I
FEEL
INSPIRED
:D

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Au revoir mes amis!

-JX
  • Listening to: Fidelity - Regina Spektor
  • Reading: Palabras Esenciales 2 - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
I want to die. Literally. :cries:

I will love you for ever babe, be quite sure of that! :(

-JX

P.S.: Shortest journal ever. =_=
  • Listening to: Happiness - Goldfrapp (Seventh Tree)
  • Reading: Palabras Esenciales 2 - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
With over 4 years of :devart: history and many deviant friends made along the way, it really gives me a lot to reflect upon. Its been a great journey, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I want to thank you all for all of your support and encouragement along the way! A BIG THANK YOU! :heart: :hug:

I've been pondering a lot about a few things having to do with my gallery, and its future, though I can't make out a decision yet, if I do, I will fill you all in on my thoughts.

I want to plan a lot of new things, and I've been considering maybe doing some collaboration pieces with other artist/friends of mine, I'll look forward to many new things this year.

Take care.

-JX

P.S.: 2 months and counting :heart: C:
  • Listening to: 85A - Yelle
  • Reading: Finally finished Eleven Minutes yes :)
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
Hope you all had a great time with your family and friends on Christmas :)

I also hope you are all doing good, I'm doing great, though not drawing as much as I should be, and I know it's my fault I'm an idiot, haha

But I promise 2009 will be a better year, I will definitely post a lot of more art, don't worry :)

I wish you all a Happy New Year, and that this year awaits you all with happiness and good health which are the most important things :)

Take care!

P.S.: The 23rd was our 1 month anniversary with my love :heart: :)

-JX
  • Listening to: Great DJ - The Ting Tings
  • Reading: Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea <3
Haven't updated my DA in foreverrrr, I've lost control of my life lol, college is crazy and I'm having some paperwork problems I need to solve :S

Been clubbing and partying a lot, lol that's something I will never give up XD haha

I remember I mentioned going to see Yelle at Niceto Club in Buenos Aires, well it turned out to be one of the most amazing nights of my life! I was asked to participate in the documentary of the tour being produced by Yoann Lemoine, so I got to go to the hotel and meet Julie and the rest of the band (GrandMarnier & Tepr), and not only that, they took me out for dinner! Afterwards we went arrived together at the club, so I entered with them and stayed backstage while they got ready and got to enjoy the show on-stage :)

IT WAS AWESOMEEEEE!

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(Yelle and I)

<3

Also last weekend (11/15/08), my friend Martin won two tickets to Kylie Minogue's X Tour here in Buenos Aires, so we went to see it, and it was soooo cool! The props and stage were amazing, it was great :)

In other news, as of sunday @ around 5:30am I'm no longer single, I'm once again taken :) yay lol

Happy times are once again ahead of Juan ^____^


As soon as I can get my scanner running on my PC (because my model is not compatible with my iMac :cries:) I will scan some new pieces ;)

Hope you are all doing great, take care!

-JX
  • Listening to: Ce Jeu - Yelle
  • Reading: Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3
:new: Alright so I have great news! Yelle, the awesome french electro pop artist is going on tour and it begins here in Buenos Aires at Niceto Club on friday. Yoann Lemoine the director of Yelle's music videos is filming a documentary of the tour that will be fan-oriented and he has contacted me to do an interview with my friends and film as getting ready for the show, etc.
So we'll be meeting with them n the afternoon of the show to film somewhere in the city, it should be a lot of fun :D I'm excited, plus I'll get to meet Yelle! @_@

In other news last night suckeddddd ass, I don't know what I drank that messed me up really bad and I ended up getting sick and throwing up at 6am, it was so gross :S lol
Other than that it was a crazy night and the club was packed.

I got so much work to do for college and it's all due this week X___x ahhhhhh!

Well take care!

-JX
  • Listening to: Mother - Era
  • Reading: Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3
:new: So what's new: I'm 18; I drink too much at clubs; I got robbed by three kids with a gun on friday night; my friends gift me a ticket to go see Yelle when she comes next friday to Niceto Club in Buenos Aires; I was unable to get tickets for Madonna's Sticky and Sweat tour :cries:; University is going great; today there was a comic book workshop, where tons of pros and artist talked and answered questions, it was fun; I don't have any college work due tomorrow, so I'll finally get to sleep more than 4 hours!; but instead I am doodling and doing some practice sketches which I hadn't done in a longggg time :); I need to sleep more, it's embarrasing to fall asleep on the bus on my way to the Uni and back home :blushes: lol

I think that pretty much summarizes it all, if you have a futher chat about any of the topics above, don't hesitate to leave a comment ;) lol

Except for my drinking...that is entirely out of discussion XD haha

Take good care everyone!

22000! Yay! :party:
That reminds me I owe Renji a kiriban, and will probably be holding one for the 22222 or 23456, you guys decide.

-JX
  • Listening to: Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
  • Reading: Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3
:new: Yeah I guess it's a pretty exciting time of my life, a new chapter full of things waiting to be uncovered.  Technically I would turn 18 at 3:56pm Buenos Aires time, which I think would be 4:56pm eastern time in the U.S.

Wrote a long journal dedicated to all my friends on my personal journal, which unfortunately I will not share on here, but I was very inspired last night through many factors, and that was the cause of it.

It's been over 2 months since I've moved to Argentina, I started the university 2 weeks ago and things are running pretty smoothly, except for the difficulty I have with the moving, since the container with all our things has still not left Miami, and it should have been here over a month ago. But yeah that's a different rant fora different journal. :cries: lol

Life until this point has been thrilling, exciting, full of it's up and downs, and filled with very diverse experiences. Life has granted me the opportunity to move to another country other than my own and live there for almost 6 years, meeting extraordinary people, making incredible friends, doing amazing things, and then letting me come back home bringing with me all of those memories, and compilations of lessons to face life with. I've always looked at it as a growing experience that doesn't end here, but continues to evolve alongside me.

Life has been generous, for every good or bad experience has helped to shape my character and in one way or another taught me something useful.

I only hope to continue to improve as an artist, a student, a son, a brother, a friend, but overall else as a human being. And I hope from here on to make the best out of my time and potential, to be as productive as I possibly can, and to work my hardest to reach all of my goals.

I love all of you who care about me, and look after me, those of you who support me and those who help me grow. I love you Mom, I love you Dad, I love you Sis. I love you all.

To my friends in the US, those who I had to leave behing but I will never forget, I love you all too, you mean the world to me, especially you Kim.

I wish the best for all of you.

Take care.

-Juan Cruz Prats (aka JX)
  • Listening to: Give It 2 Me - Madonna
  • Reading: Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3
Didn't get a chance to wrie the journal yesterday, so I'm doing it today.

I hope that this community continues to grow and improve as it has done undeniably for the past 8 years!

Also I'm glad that the 2008 Beijing Olypics have began, I love the Olympics, and I intend to follow it as close as I can on tv and the internet lol. However, in no way do I support China's control over Tibet. Just wanted to make that clear. Though I have to admit that the opening ceremony was breathtakingly beautiful.

Now I'm off to look for more inspiration, good day.

-JX
  • Listening to: Amid the Falling Snow - Enya
  • Reading: Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3
:new:A month and two days to be exact, still living at my grandma's place cause we had some difficulties with the renting, but we found an apartment downtown to which we are hoping to move into ASAP! (I'm tired of living at my grandma's, it's stressing me out lol) I've been able to see all of my old friends and we've been hanging out here and there :P haha

I went to see the university I'm interested in and they answered all the questions I had but since it's a private Uni I was unable to go into a class and watch. Classes begin August 19th so I'll be able to start then, but I'm planning on attending a orientation meeting at the Uni soon.

Other than that I don't have much else to talk about, my things are still not here :S and my parents are pretty pissed off at the moving company, it's ridiculous, I miss my new Mac. I only had it for a few days :( And I also miss my Wacom tablet very muchhhh :cries::cries::cries: it sucksssss :/

Also the internet connection at my grandma's suckssss assss, so it's making it very difficult for me to keep up with DA, Myspace, CGSociety, Uber, and all my other sites :( let alone keeping in touch with my friends back home >_____<

I promise that soon when I get all my stuff I will be uploading art once again, don't think I haven't been doing anything, cause I been working very hard on The Hunt, even though I'm having trouble concentrating on everything cause of how frustrated I feel living here :( Sometimes I just feel like crying cause I can't stand not having my own space anymore, I can't wait to move out it's driving me insane :cries:

Ugh enough of my rant!

Happy Friends Day to everyone! It was yesterday but w/e :P
I love you all who support me and care about me! It means way too much!

Take care until my next crazy update!

-JX
  • Listening to: Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Reading: Started The Zahir - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3
I don't have a lot of time to write this, so I'll make it short. Tomorrow the truck is coming to pick up all my stuff since I'm moving, so I gotta pack my computers, so i won't be back online until probably after the move. I hope everyone stays safe and I wish you the best, good luck and take care!

p.s.: We'll talk about the kiriban when i get back Renji!

-JX

May, Craziest Month of Them All!

Journal Entry: Thu May 29, 2008, 8:00 PM
  • Listening to: Somnus - Y&ocirc;ko Shimomura
  • Reading: Started The Zahir - Paulo Coelho
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Nothing...
  • Eating: Nothing...
  • Drinking: AriZona Green Tea &lt;3



~Working hard on The Hunt!~ :work:

Updates:
Nothing recent, just lots of research and writing...



:new:Whooo, it's been a longg time since my last update, and it certainly has been a crazy month over here for me. I am about two weeks away from moving back to Argentina, the atmosphere in my house is very stressful as we are all under a lot of pressure, especially my parents, so it's been hard to find the adequate time to sit here and update my DA, please forgive me! ^^;

Graduation went fine, it was kinda long, but me and my friends has a good time and took many pictures.

These past few weeks I've been all over the place, last week on Monday I flew to Philadelphia cause my dad bought a new truck, which I will mention the purpose of later..., then we drove to Manhattan for a few hours, and I got to finally meet my friend Joane. I had a really good time with her, she was pretty chill and we went shopping together around SoHo. Then we drove back to FL over night and got home around 5pm on Tuesday which was my Mom's B-day. Later that week my sister celebrated her b-day on Friday and had to put up with 7 middle schoolers sleeping over. :cries: They were at my house from 7pm on Fri to 7PM ON SATURDAYYYY X_x, I'm still wondering how I managed to survive, lol.

Then I also had to drive with my parents and sister to Miami, FL to go to the Argentinian Consulate, ugh what a boring and bland day -.-

I missed Florida Supercon this weekend, which was "going to be" my last anime convention in FL, and probably in a few years :/, all cause I didn't have a ride from the train station in Fort Lauderdale to the hotel, so Jen and I were left with no choice but to cancel it :( I wanted to cry lol I was looking forward to it for the longest time.

These past few days I've been going to work with my parents and giving them a hand so they can move faster through all the things that need to be finished where they are working, so tomorrow I'll probably be going too, ugh I have to wake up earlyyyy :dead: lol

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I think that's about all the news I've had if my memory serves me well.

Well goodnight kiddos! Take care!

-JuanXtreme

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