J (jalonso): I got started when I bought the original mac with an 8 inch screen all black and white! I quickly became the icon maker king, lolz. I added them all to iconfactory
PJ: What software do you use now?
J: I use photoshop
PJ: Your backgrounds are amazing, what do you use for inspiration?
PJ: So you kind of start a piece blind?
J: Maybe, one eye closed more than blind. I always know what I want to explore further. Maybe its animation or a particular palette I found interesting. Other times I just want to practice a specific technique. Perfecting 'scrappy' is not easy, you know XD
PJ: One technique of yours I have noticed is in your ISO work, they are usually very busy. Is there a reason for that?
J: Isometric is set on a specific grid and thus can often end up looking boxy and rigid. By adding everything I can possibly add. From scenes within the scene to textures, shadows and anything that can be included, especially humor. I find makes for a far more interesting piece. I find with ISO its all about the idea. The technical aspects of isometrics are quite simple. I add many details to ISOs in order to blend areas
PJ: What got you started in ISO?
PJ: So, I am quessing you are a big Mac fan?
J: LOL, not really. I just like to get people's blood boiling. It's like calling something NPA. Beats discussing politics and religion.
Secret confession from Jalonso: I own and use PCs too.
PJ: Ah, so you are a jerk? Just kidding. You are definitely most recognized here as a
J: My avatar is a pixel version of a tattoo on my arm. Its become my logo/branding image over time.
PJ: Do you have any other tattoos?
PJ: How old are you?
J: Age is not relevant in a magical interwebs universe! I do however recall serving Jesus dinner when I was a waiter (last supper). If you look at the painting, I'm the shadow on the left. Detail never mentioned in the DaVinci Code
PJ: We will get back to pixel art then. :P Have you ever done anything for commission?
J: Yes, but I mainly pixel as a hobby. I prefer collaborations above all! Seeing many styles together is the best tutorial.
PJ: Out of choice?
J: I produce more NPA commissions than pixelart ones. They not only pay better, they actually pay!
PJ: I would like to do a little something called "The last of Jalonso," are you up for it?
PJ: What was the last CD you bought?
J: The last CD I bought was The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
PJ: When was the last time you were REALLY mad?
PJ: What was the last thing you did you were ashamed of?
J: I was really ashamed of Bush winning the Presidency. I saw it all coming! oops, Did I mention Macs rule?
PJ: When was the last time you cried?
J: I'm not emo but I did cry when my mother died.
PJ: What was the last thing that inspired you?
J: At the moment flaber is my inspiration. He has been pushing me to further analyze game art,
PJ: What was the last hat you wore?
J: Oh noes! This will sound weird. The last hat I wore is a pair of black knitted infant pants that have colored furry balls hanging from the feet. I tie the legs over the head. It looks awesome and get
PJ: Um, that sounds very weird... What happened to the infant??
J: It was delicious!
PJ: Ok, any last thoughts or last words? This is your chance to clear your name!