Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Student Member Just call me JemiFemale/Singapore Groups :iconsg-sonic-fans-club: SG-Sonic-Fans-Club
Singaporean Sonic Fans Club
Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 389 Deviations 9,692 Comments 56,969 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Webcam

Groups

deviantID

JemiDove's Profile Picture
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

:heart::iconiluvcats111::iconjemidove::iconcharred-heart::heart:

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 enrolled in a Communication Design diploma course in April 2014, and 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 (I visit that forum often, but only to read and not participate in the discussions :XD: )


Some stuff about me:

-Rather down-to-earth
-Dislikes blood & gore. A lot. :stare:
-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: Blue, orange, green, purple
-Favourite videogame genres: Action-adventure / Platformer / Fighter (dislikes turned-based games and casual games)
-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.


Interests

Activity


  • Listening to: Guacamelee! soundtrack
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: you
  • Playing: Team Fortress 2 / Castle Crashers
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Water
One week of vacation has passed.

I'm supposed to be working on building up my portfolio (as well as a laaaate birthday gift for a friend), and yet here I am playing games. I gotta manage my time better. Also overdue art trades.

Digital art-wise, I feel that I've reached my limits with colouring. Like I can't find a better way to make my colouring more appealing. And I'm not very happy with that. :/ I could try a different style, but...I'm not even satisfied with the style I've always wanted to achieve. I see people improving leaps and bounds in their colouring, and here I am still stuck at the same point, only more refined than before.

Traditional art-wise, I should be practicing rendering and more detailed works. Less cartoony stuff, to show that I can draw other stuff too lol. It sucks to be in a learning environment where people generally don't think much of the stuff you like.

Health-wise, I've just recovered from a bout of flu and fever. But that's the least of my concern. I've put on 1-2 kilograms this year, which is very likely due to most of my time spent sitting down to do school work. And when I'm not doing school work, I still sit down to use the computer to draw or game. I REALLY MISS THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION LESSONS BACK IN SECONDARY SCHOOL. TERTIARY EDUCATION AIN'T GOT ANY. I think I have slight edema (or water retention, as it is commonly known). It's quite apparent in my thighs, calves and feet. My feet and toes look bloated compared to my family members. :nuu: They used to note that my ankles were quite thick and stocky (like pillars lol), but from what I've read, the ankles are where edema starts to occur, spreading to the feet and legs. I really should exercise more. I actually LOVE running and playing sports involving raquets/sticks (badminton, floorball, hockey e.t.c.), but I just have this mental block of being unwilling to exercise on my own. I need a friend to exercise with me, but most of them aren't willing to exercise or they aren't free. Even if I don't exercise much, I should at least remember to get up and walk around every half an hour or so to reduce water build-up in certain parts of my body, instead of being so engrossed in work/leisure at the computer screen.

I still wonder whether I can make it into Animation at university level when I graduate from polytechnic.

People have their own little idiosyncrasies. I, for example, tend to think too deeply and get overly sentimental at times. I tend to tear up under stress, especially if it challenges my beliefs. My parents, brother, and friends all have their own little idiosyncrasies. But how far can my friends go before we realize we aren't compatible?

I sometimes worry that people's opinions of me would be affected by the journals I write.

I don't know. There's probably nothing worth commenting about in this journal, it's just an update journal lol.

But if you made it to the end of this journal, yay! As a reward, you get to read a secret I have! :D Some of you know about it already, some only know the first part of the story...




























I have a crush on someone (first crush ever, really) and I confessed too early (you're probably choking on your drink/food as you read this). I've always NOT been on the lookout for boys until I at least graduate from polytechnic, so this is weird coming from me. But I had my reasons. I'm not even sure if he likes me. This isn't your typical crush on someone who looks good, this is...a crush on a friend I met through the internet. (more choking on drink/food I see.) I'm usually very cautious about internet friends, but from what I know of him so far, he's such a nice guy that I didn't want to lose him. I want to repay him the goodness he has given me. Intellectually, we are very similar in our ideals and beliefs.

And yet we aren't in the same school so we hardly see each other physically. And he's also 2 years older than me, but we're at the same level of study. I would like to get to know him more, but I don't want to appear clingy or intrusive. There's a fine line between being an internet friend, and being a real-life friend. Only a few I know on dA have managed to blur the lines with trust and sincerity, and I now see them as real-life friends. But they're mostly girls like me so that made things easier. This time, however, I'm not sure how to approach it. I want to show that I care without being intrusive. And how do I do this without being too distracted from my studies?

The dude's probably reading this, but I'm not gonna say who he is because of obvious reasons. I am prepared to accept it if it is God's will for us not to be together. For now we just see each other as friends. But really, never in my life have I met someone of the opposite gender whom I can relate to on many things. Really not sure what I should do.
[OC] A random detective dog by JemiDove
[OC] A random detective dog
Just came up with this character last night. I just had an urge to draw that kind of dog with a long pointy snout ('sighthounds', is that what they are?), and since the dog was coming up too cartoony I ditched the original four-legged idea I had and went for an anthromorphic approach instead. I didn't make his anatomy completely cartoony though; otherwise he'd look like my other anthro OCs whose legs are bent like those of a human's. 

With that said, I'm contemplating whether I should have two kinds of anthros cohabiting in my comic series - the kind whose legs bend like a human's (most of my OCs so far), and the kind whose legs bend like their real-life counterpart (like this dog). It's all in the genes in my comic universe :rofl:

Anyway, this dog is yet to be named, and I created him just to see how much I can push his rectangular head and angular snout :XD: He was originally unclothed to show how I draw this kind of anthro legs, but since he turned out kinda classy I gave him a hat. And then the detective outfit. :) (he still doesn't have pants on BUT SO DOES SLY COOPER)...he'll probably be a secondary character, the kind whom you don't know who he's working for... *shifty eyes*

Still trying to tame this new colouring style in my recent works. Can't say I'm pleased with it entirely but it's better than just the plain old single layer of cel-shading.



Time taken: about 5-7 hours?
This character, and 'Big Swan' comics (c) JemiDove.
Do not use/alter/repost any of my artworks, designs and characters without my permission or claim them as your own.
Loading...
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: various videogame OSTs
  • Reading: devWatch messages
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: Guacamelee (if I could)
  • Eating: medicine
  • Drinking: ginseng
Apologies for the disconnection (again). New join.me link below!

join.me/360-012-479
www.livestream.com/jemiloke97
Yeaahh holidays are here till 4th January! :dummy:
Not sure if I should work on unfinished WIPs (at my own leisure), or game, or work on my portfolio, or livestream any of these...or just lie down and rest because I'm down with a fever >_<
Mage Bros. by JemiDove
Mage Bros.
AAAAH THE CREATOR OF THIS GAME RESPONDED TO MY POST ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND HE'S SUPER HAPPY AAAAAH

My original post below: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi… (I hardly use Facebook by the way, and I only accept friend requests from people I know in real life)

"FINALLY DONE! ;w; Fan art of one of my childhood games, Mage Bros! Started it on 23 September 2014 and worked on it between pockets of free time from my busy school schedule till 16 November (and left it alone till today [2 Dec] to touch it up) @_@ I think I went a little overboard with this - it's my first time dealing with so many light sources (of different colours too!) and the glowing projectiles might be a little distracting >w<;; It's also my first digital artwork with reflected light taken into consideration, on top of having multi-layered hard shading. I'm not entirely satisfied with the outcome but I'm glad it's done, because I was slogging excessively at some details which some people might not bother about (colour balance, two-point perspective, reflected light, e.t.c.).

Anyway, I hope Mr Saito likes it :3 It feels so surreal to be able to communicate with someone who has played such a huge part in my childhood. 11 years ago I never thought it would've been possible. I wanted to add in some gameplay elements like the torches you had to light up to trigger the teleporter at the end of each level, but the first boss had a greater impact on me as a child so I decided to go for that instead. I hope I can have time to draw fan art of the other Saito Games in the future!

Will upload this on my deviantART account (jemidove.deviantart.com) once Mr Saito has seen it :) Once again, thank you for the great games, great music, and fond memories! :') Always looking forward to what you have in store :D "

The creator's first response through a comment: "OH MY GOD!! This is INCREDIBLE! I really wasn't expecting you would create something so complicated and so professionally polished! I love the dynamic perspective and viewpoint, it portrays the tense feeling of the boss battle very well. You put so much effort in lighting and shadow effects too. I can see how much you enjoyed playing Mage Bros. This is a masterpiece, thank you very much for such an amazing fun art Jemima!"

That was followed by a share: www.facebook.com/SaitoGames/po…
"Jemima Loke created a beautiful fan art of Mage Bros! This is absolutely fantastic! Look at the details of coloring and lighting effects, unbelievably polished. Thank you very much for putting so much effort in it, I feel so honored. You are amazing Jemima!"




Hmm...HEY 6 year old self! Keep playing that brand-new Mage Bros shareware demo - you'll purchase the full version when you're 12 and draw a digital fan art when you're 17! You'll even get to talk to the creator himself - how's that? 8D

...I swear I'm going crazy from all this ahahahaha *cough* before I go off, PLEASE take a listen to the Saito Games' music, I guarantee that there is no one boring soundtrack! www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… For greater effect, listen to the Mage Bros' ones :D



Artwork by JemiDove. Mage Bros (c) Saito Games / James Saito.
Program: PaintToolSAI, Photoshop (for resizing of file because it was so huge that SAI kept crashing whenever I fiddled with the brick texture whereas Photoshop didn't )
Time taken: ......hmmm I dunno, a few hours every few days between 23 September - 16 November 2014. Probably over 20 hours I guess?
Date: 23 Sep - 16 Nov 2014
Brick texture: Brick Texture
Do not use/alter/repost any of my artworks/designs without my permission or claim them as your own.
Loading...
  • Listening to: Guacamelee! soundtrack
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: you
  • Playing: Team Fortress 2 / Castle Crashers
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Water
One week of vacation has passed.

I'm supposed to be working on building up my portfolio (as well as a laaaate birthday gift for a friend), and yet here I am playing games. I gotta manage my time better. Also overdue art trades.

Digital art-wise, I feel that I've reached my limits with colouring. Like I can't find a better way to make my colouring more appealing. And I'm not very happy with that. :/ I could try a different style, but...I'm not even satisfied with the style I've always wanted to achieve. I see people improving leaps and bounds in their colouring, and here I am still stuck at the same point, only more refined than before.

Traditional art-wise, I should be practicing rendering and more detailed works. Less cartoony stuff, to show that I can draw other stuff too lol. It sucks to be in a learning environment where people generally don't think much of the stuff you like.

Health-wise, I've just recovered from a bout of flu and fever. But that's the least of my concern. I've put on 1-2 kilograms this year, which is very likely due to most of my time spent sitting down to do school work. And when I'm not doing school work, I still sit down to use the computer to draw or game. I REALLY MISS THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION LESSONS BACK IN SECONDARY SCHOOL. TERTIARY EDUCATION AIN'T GOT ANY. I think I have slight edema (or water retention, as it is commonly known). It's quite apparent in my thighs, calves and feet. My feet and toes look bloated compared to my family members. :nuu: They used to note that my ankles were quite thick and stocky (like pillars lol), but from what I've read, the ankles are where edema starts to occur, spreading to the feet and legs. I really should exercise more. I actually LOVE running and playing sports involving raquets/sticks (badminton, floorball, hockey e.t.c.), but I just have this mental block of being unwilling to exercise on my own. I need a friend to exercise with me, but most of them aren't willing to exercise or they aren't free. Even if I don't exercise much, I should at least remember to get up and walk around every half an hour or so to reduce water build-up in certain parts of my body, instead of being so engrossed in work/leisure at the computer screen.

I still wonder whether I can make it into Animation at university level when I graduate from polytechnic.

People have their own little idiosyncrasies. I, for example, tend to think too deeply and get overly sentimental at times. I tend to tear up under stress, especially if it challenges my beliefs. My parents, brother, and friends all have their own little idiosyncrasies. But how far can my friends go before we realize we aren't compatible?

I sometimes worry that people's opinions of me would be affected by the journals I write.

I don't know. There's probably nothing worth commenting about in this journal, it's just an update journal lol.

But if you made it to the end of this journal, yay! As a reward, you get to read a secret I have! :D Some of you know about it already, some only know the first part of the story...




























I have a crush on someone (first crush ever, really) and I confessed too early (you're probably choking on your drink/food as you read this). I've always NOT been on the lookout for boys until I at least graduate from polytechnic, so this is weird coming from me. But I had my reasons. I'm not even sure if he likes me. This isn't your typical crush on someone who looks good, this is...a crush on a friend I met through the internet. (more choking on drink/food I see.) I'm usually very cautious about internet friends, but from what I know of him so far, he's such a nice guy that I didn't want to lose him. I want to repay him the goodness he has given me. Intellectually, we are very similar in our ideals and beliefs.

And yet we aren't in the same school so we hardly see each other physically. And he's also 2 years older than me, but we're at the same level of study. I would like to get to know him more, but I don't want to appear clingy or intrusive. There's a fine line between being an internet friend, and being a real-life friend. Only a few I know on dA have managed to blur the lines with trust and sincerity, and I now see them as real-life friends. But they're mostly girls like me so that made things easier. This time, however, I'm not sure how to approach it. I want to show that I care without being intrusive. And how do I do this without being too distracted from my studies?

The dude's probably reading this, but I'm not gonna say who he is because of obvious reasons. I am prepared to accept it if it is God's will for us not to be together. For now we just see each other as friends. But really, never in my life have I met someone of the opposite gender whom I can relate to on many things. Really not sure what I should do.

Donate

JemiDove has started a donation pool!
15 / 2,000
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

You must be logged in to donate.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Aug 27, 2014, 2:08:18 PM
    10

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconcardinalcompanion:
CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only just got home, and I only just got your message to play TF2. And I would absolutely love to.
Next time you have time, let's play.
Reply
:iconrainypug:
RainyPug Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so a petail doodle / fusion happened
sta.sh/0v0pp5jd77i
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconcardinalcompanion:
CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icondrawslowly:
DrawSlowly Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
Reply
:iconww123td:
ww123td Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
谢谢送给我的羊驼3D Llama Badge !
同时也欢迎在steam上交流!
Reply
:iconsailormoonandsonicx:
SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stopped by and saw your self comment. ;o; I hope you feel better soon, Jemi. ;-; Hang in there.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
so...so...so...SICK OF WHAT I'M DOING
why did I listen to them
why must it be this way
they mean well but it seems that everyone else around me is idealistic except them
who is ultimately right??
i should be glad i'm not in a jc
yet...i just let that opportunity slip by even though I was eligible and i had a choice!
they say it's just a stepping stone...an "insurance"...but I really don't like what i'm doing...try as i might, i can never wrap my head around graphic design...i never cared about typography and layout stuff. and i've always HATED advertising...
i'm doing well in school...top 10% for the first semester even...but oh why...why did i listen...why pour in so much energy and effort into something i have no passion for? just to get out of here?

will my passion fizzle out before I get out of here?????? why did I even choose to end up here in the first place???????????????????? call me idealistic but i'd rather cause a revolution in the digital media entertainment industry here than in the design industry...they always mix the two up but they're really very different from each other...

....i want to be part of a team who makes an impact on people. not to work on something that i myself don't care about.

ugh i should get back to work. 6 InDesign spreads due tomorrow and i've only completed 1. why must tertiary education have such long hours asdjfasfljbk

oh hey this is the first time i've typed in mostly small letters haha
i should talk less. and become a recluse wheee .. or get back to work AND GET IT OVER AND DONE WITH SO MY EYES WON'T DRY UP FROM STARING AT THE SCREEN
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconcardinalcompanion:
CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconsasha-fantom:
sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thanks  for the :iconfav3dplz:! :)  :iconoak-elfglitter:
Reply
:iconseikame:
Seikame Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Guuuuh thanks a bunch for all the favorites ! D8
Reply
Add a Comment: