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JemiDove
Just call me Jemi
Artist | Student | Varied
Singapore
Don't mind my character (Berura the Swan) staring at you from my profile pic. :XD: She isn't always like this; she's usually demure.

A wannabe animator/game art designer who ended up in graphic design because my parents don't have confidence in my country's animation industry (not because I couldn't). *sigh* :shrug: Graphic design isn't what I'd like to do as a career, but I guess they mean well for me. Hopefully I'll do well enough to get a change to study Animation at university level when I graduate from this Graphic Design diploma course.

Welcome to my profile page! Sonic the Hedgehog was the first active videogame series I got into. Prior to that, I had only played obscure PC indie games. Since then, I've also gotten into other videogames series such as Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Jak and Daxter, and other action-adventure games (plus points if there's tons of platforming). I hope to draw more fanart of those series when I have the time. :meow: I'm also constantly on the lookout for outstanding indie games to enjoy (and draw fanart for)~ :XD:

I do have some Original Characters (OCs), as well as my own comic series entitled "Big Swan" revolving around these characters. I do not have any Fan Characters (FCs).I also draw artworks reflecting the things and people I encounter in real life. :D

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I completed my GCE 'O' Level examinations in 2013 (I did not take Art as a subject and I regret it because I'm lagging behind my classmates ;w; ) and I'm currently studying Communication Design at a local polytechnic. Not because I couldn't get into a Junior College (JC), but because I chose to head down this path instead. I've have been drawing a lot (but not being around on dA) of things I don't usually draw. It has been a good (but PRESSURISING!) experience so far to be surrounded by people with similar interests and skills. School sucks up almost all of my time and energy so apologies if I don't reply to your messages immediately.


Other accounts. Please let me know who you are before adding me as a friend/contact. I won't just add any random person XD

:star: Youtube: Jemiloke97 www.youtube.com/user/Jemiloke9… (I upload speedpaints and MMD videos! :D And gameplay stuff, too)
:star: Livestream: www.livestream.com/JemiLoke97/
:star: PSN ID: JemiKen (shared account with my dad)
:star: Steam: JemiDove
:star: Skype: Ask me about it~
:star: Sonic Stadium Message Board: JemiDove


Some stuff about me:

-Rather down-to-earth
-Dislikes blood & gore. A lot. :stare: I avoid playing games with gore (with the exception of TF2, because it is highly stylized and cartoonish that I can bear the gore just enough to play the game).
-Has been self-taught until enrolment in Communication Design in 21 April 2014 (so you can look at the dates on my deviations to see how I fared on my own before that :XD: )
-Fractal art is the only art form which I detest (to the point of being fearful when looking at it) >_<
-Favourite animals: Birds (especially waterbirds), fish, exotic animals.
-Favourite colours: Orange, purple, blue, green
-Favourite videogame genres: Action-adventure / Platformer / Fighter / 3rd-person shooters (dislikes turned-based games, casual games and certain 1st-person shooters)
-Favourite music genres: Techno / Drum 'n' Bass (DnB) / Trance / Electronica / Glitch Hop / String instrument music (especially the cello, for some reason).
-Dislikes shiny, glittery attention-grabbing things (especially on clothes)
-I can play the piano, but I was home-taught only until Grade 3. My mum is a music teacher, but was too busy to continue teaching me :( I now learn songs by ear on my own for fun.
-I was the Section Leader of Alto of my secondary school's choir (2012-2013).
-Favourite Sonic characters: Silver the Hedgehog, Miles 'Tails' Prower, Cream the Rabbit, Wave the Swallow.
-I don't follow and didn't grow up with much anime/manga series much unlike my peers :P I'm just neutral towards the style. Same goes for western cartoons/comics actually, though my drawing style seems to lean more towards that side. But I believe I'm equally influenced by both Japanese and Western styles.



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Activity


  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Youtube favourites playlist
  • Reading: Comments (and not assignment briefs! :D )
  • Watching: the clock (oh noes)
  • Playing: TF2 (not now)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Fruit juice
Back in business. Practicing digital painting again, aiming to finish it faster than my previous paintings. Advice on the process would be greatly appreciated.
www.livestream.com/jemiloke97
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: typing
  • Reading: assignment brief
  • Watching: the clock (oh noes)
  • Playing: nothing (ain't got time for anythin')
  • Eating: waffles
  • Drinking: Water
*looking at several drawings of anime-styled characters drawn by secondary school students mounted on the wall at the void deck of a nearby flat*

Me: Y'know, whenever I draw, I never really cared about whether my art looked nice or pretty or beautiful. I was all about gestures, facial expressions, not detail or colour. All I wanted to do was to express myself, to communicate the emotion/story I wanted to tell. Hopefully amusing someone in the process. But looking back...maybe I should've been more conscious of how what I drew looked like.

At eight years old these people took art classes to hone their skills. At eight years old, what was I doing? Drawing my very own Big Swan comics, yes. Living my life the way I wanted to, letting my creativity flow. I never cared whether what I drew was aesthetically pleasing or not. I didn't want to attend art class for the fear of being pressurised to draw under harsh instructions. But looking back (again), perhaps earlier exposure would've been a better than experiencing it all now?

Bro: See girl, now you know what I've been trying to warn you all these years...after seeing what people your age can do...you should be more conscious of this now...

Dad: Envy is a very poisonous thing, girl...don't compare yourself to others...

(but deep down, I knew I'd grow complacent if I listened to my dad completely, and I'd also get too stressed up if I keep thinking of my bro's words)



It's all about having the right balance of everything. Balance is something I think many people struggle with daily.

Oh, you were expecting updates? Hmm. Been sleeping 2 hours per day on average, sometimes not getting sleep at all due to the workload. My Web Design 1 work reminds me of my Typography 1 work. Hopefully I'd get at least a B grade. My apparent technical incompetence with Photoshop really hindered my progress (if my classmates took 3 hours to do a webpage, I'd take 6 hours. I was that slow). >n<;;

Also learning Photography this semester, so yeah I now know how to operate a Canon DSLR 550D on manual mode (like manual driving) :) Not my number one passion, but it could come in handy. No news on whether I had been accepted into the Illustration specialization for Year 2 of my course yet.

I really hate how most of my update journals are all moody and whatnot. I need to rectify this. Haven't been on dA much so my inbox has 2000+ unseen deviations/journals/messages, my apologies :/ As much as I want to catch up with my internet friends, I need to sort myself out IRL first. My parents even worry that I get so stressed up with schoolwork that I'd suffer a mental breakdown or something. Gah. I'm glad I started going back to church (thanks to a guy whom I'd like to get to know better but I don't think I should intrude because I think he probably already likes someone else and it's better that we stay as friends with similar interests). The people in the Youth Ministry are really nice, and boy am I grateful to see some familiar faces from over 10 years ago back in my Sunday school days before my family drifted away from church. :) I could recognise all of them, but none of them remembered me (though they kept staring at my face, saying "You look really familar. Your name sounds familiar too"). Anyway, I'm glad I'm directing more of my attention to IRL people (not that internet friends are inferior, but real life always comes first) and opening up to them more.

To cheer things up a little, I shall list down a list of stuff I'd like to do when the next vacation arrives in March:
1) Learn how to animate in SFM. Or at least poke around in it.
2) Two extremely overdue art trades. >.<
3) Two somewhat overdue birthday gifts. >_<
4) Carry on my Big Swan comic from where I last left off. (rough sketch scenes on paper)
5) Continue my tribute to significant videogame characters of my life. (at own pace)
6) Read the Bible daily. No excuses.

That's all I can think of now. Dang I should be sleeping instead of spending time typing this. Toodles.
Who reads status updates on dA?
I hardly do, though I wish I did but there's not enough timeeee
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: various videogame OSTs
  • Reading: devWatch messages
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: Battleblock Theater / Team Fortress 2
  • Eating: rice
  • Drinking: Chocolate milk
Anyone online to draw with me and :iconexplodering:? *stares at friends who iScribbled with me last year*
Comment below your session nick name, and I'll invite!
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Youtube favourites playlist
  • Reading: Comments (and not assignment briefs! :D )
  • Watching: the clock (oh noes)
  • Playing: TF2 (not now)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Fruit juice
Back in business. Practicing digital painting again, aiming to finish it faster than my previous paintings. Advice on the process would be greatly appreciated.
www.livestream.com/jemiloke97

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Points Commissions details (currently CLOSED) Point Commissions [CLOSED]Commissions are closed at the moment, but I just wanted to update the prices and revise the commission types. Take a look! :)
:stare: RULES :stare:
:bulletblue: Send me a note to order a commission. In it, you must state/give:
1. Commission type (e.g. "Coloured B, Lineart C" = "Cel-shaded Basic, Thin lineart")
2. Visual references of character(s). I may decline your commission if your references aren't good enough for me to get a feel of the character(s).
3. Any specific pose (if not, I'll draw what I want)
4. What background you want: White/transparent/simple/textured. Simple = drawn by myself, Textured = stock image from other artists/photographers.
I will not do detailed environments for commissions. :(
:bulletblue: If I approve of your commission, I'll reply confirming the price. If not, I'll reply saying that I declined it.
:bulletblue: I will only get started on the commission once you have paid


I Know You're Concerned But... by silvvy

TO-DO LIST:

:bulletyellow: COMMISSION - Rubycored fav.me/d63vwsq fav.me/d5glzwa

:bulletred: ART TRADE with Carinaconstellation : Carina & Jemi, me: same.
:bulletred: ART TRADE with haphwei : Jade and Rula fav.me/d6t8rd0 AT with Jemi by haphwei

:bulletorange: PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT!! Practice drawing realistic human faces, heads, hands, feet, anatomy, poses (at different angles!!)

:bulletpurple: Birds of Singapore project (tradigital?)
:bulletpurple: Drawing of a cat/collage of cats for my brother (traditional)

:bulletblue: Jak and Daxter fanart, Castle Crashers fanart , Spyro fanart ( part of the project below)
:bulletblue: Huge "videogame characters of my life" tribute artworks

:bulletblue: "Organic VS Inorganic characters" tribute - Ratchet & Clank, Halo, Knight Rider, e.t.c.

:bulletblue: Script for Big Swan Chapter 2 (need to practice drawing characters more and develop them further)

:bulletred: MMD projects (5 songs - not telling ya! :V ) Forget it, my computer crashed and I lost all my models AND self-animated camera work >:U ;w; I've given up on MMD and now I'm focusing on drawing in my free time :P

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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're on vacation?

YAAAAAAY, vacation! :la:
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baconpandas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member
aah hey Jemi!! you may not remember me, but I remember being friends with you a couple years ago, I'm glad I found you again!
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Explodering Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Happy Chinese New Year! 万事如意 lolol. I'll be in Muar for these few days and have to rely only on mobile internet, so I don't know if we'll see each other much haha. Hope things are going OK for you! :)

Obligatory CNY song lolol: m.youtube.com/watch?v=e8GTIvc_…
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Asylbek Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Maybe if I just looked at my schoolwork from a gamer's perspective, I would treat all this ardous back-straining hand-cramping work as grinding to level up! :D

YEAH THAT WAS SUCH A GOOD MORALE BOOSTER :dummy:

*grinds web design assignment* waugh so much clicking to do

and I should be glad that I'm in the pioneering batch to be taught Adobe Muse which requires no coding. My poor seniors are struggling with Dreamweaver D:
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
My active days on the internet are long gone.
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FuturisticHedgie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Artist
Thank You so much for the watch!!!Silver Bounce 
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ErvOsy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thanks for the Favorites Icon 3D Tails Avatar
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Hmm...I should compile a (late) art summary of 2014 to motivate myself to do better and draw more.
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Dexter01992 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
OMG thank your so much for the watch! The X3 emoticon Tails RULES Animation 

I remeber that picture of Dust. And i remember that i was watching you... :O Why I wasn't then...? :O_o:
Oh well, nevermind. Fixed it now! :aww:
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