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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 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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Toilet paper in sunlight by JemiDove
Toilet paper in sunlight
I blame my livestream viewers for reminding me to add "toilet paper" to Sonic (the sports tape), just when I thought I was done :faint: The pose is based on Episode 14 of the Sonic Boom TV show, where Sonic and Eggman switched bodies from touching a meteorite (so techically we're seeing Eggman here *gasp*)

Anyway, wow, this is my first completed digital artwork of 2015 (finally gathered my courage to get back to drawing digitally after forcing myself to improve at traditional art, to not much avail). It was originally a test drawing to familiarise myself with Clip Studio Paint, but ended up as my next committed attempt at digital painting. Unlike my previous attempts, I did this in greyscale first before applying colour. I kinda went the safe route with using just greys/close-to-black throughout for the shading and lighting, but for practice's sake I didn't want to do anything too ambitious x_x;;

Mmm...going off topic a little...I really don't want to come to this point, but I feel that this will be my last Sonic fan art in a while. I really, really hate it when artists announce things like this, because they either fall back on their word (can't resist the lure of what they like), or they really fall off from a fandom completely and disappoint the watchers who watch them for that particular fandom. Since Sonic Boom came out, I have lost my drive to draw anything unique relating to the Sonic series. Sonic Boom (both the game and TV show) are okay, but they didn't strike me off as something to fangirl about. Okay maybe I was hyped when it was first announced, but I felt indifferent after a while. The Sonic Team side of Sonic hasn't been producing anything noteworthy either, with Sonic Lost World being the last main Sonic game in the Sonic Team continuity. Sonic Runners (mobile game) looks enjoyable, but other than a game played to pass the time, I don't feel anything for the characters or story, or the lore in general.

tl;dr - I'm still a passionate Sonic fan, looking forward to anything new in store and reminiscing the fun/outrageous times I went through since 2011. But I don't have the drive to be an active contributor to the Sonic community with the current lore right now. Perhaps it could be due to me getting into other fandoms since then (Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Jak and Daxter, TF2, Assassin's Creed, Halo e.t.c.). I dunno. Sonic will always have a place in my heart as the first active franchise with a huge fanbase I got into, dragging me through all sorts of internet nonsense and interactions with people; several of whom I've made friends with, a few of whom I don't wanna be around with :XD: I've rattled on long enough so...


Yeah. Hopefully more original art. Or fan art of the other stuff I follow. Until then, my next Sonic fan art would depend on the franchise's next move or the community's productions to get inspiration from.



Artwork by JemiDove.
Date: 01 Mar - 23 Mar 2015 (reluctance/procrastination/busyness)
Do not use/alter/repost any of my artworks/designs without my permission or claim them as your own.
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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: My randomized music playlist
  • Reading: Comments (and not assignment briefs! :D )
  • Watching: the clock (oh noes)
  • Playing: TF2 (not now)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Fruit juice
www.livestream.com/jemiloke97

EDIT: Thanks to all who attended! It was nice talking to everyone again.

Practicing digital painting again, aiming to finish it faster than my previous paintings. Advice on the process would be greatly appreciated. On a side note I've been focusing too much on traditional art these days and I MISS DIGITAL ART SO MUCH.
[OC] Big Swan doodle compilation 120315 by JemiDove
[OC] Big Swan doodle compilation 120315
Trivia: my Big Swan universe celebrates its 10th anniversary this year! Gosh I feel old. What was my 8 year-old self thinking? :XD:

Still developing character personalities, backstories, interaction, story plot, tone and setting e.t.c. I can't promise any progress with the comic, but there's a high chance I'll be drawing an anniversary artwork!

I really like Berura (the swan)'s full-body side profile in the first page, it's not easy to get her shape and proportions right :faint: I guess I was just lucky?

'Big Swan' comics, characters and artworks (c) JemiDove
 (me).
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Artdump October2014 - March2015 (need focus) by JemiDove
Artdump October2014 - March2015 (need focus)
Me in early 2014: I think I shouldn't develop every single thing I sketch into a full-blown artwork, it's a waste of time that could be spent sketching observational studies. So more sketches, less commitment to full-blown artworks.

Me now (early 2015): I think I just need to focus on completing an artwork rather than sporadically sketching/doodling all over the place. NO WONDER I DON'T FEEL HAPPY WITH MY "WORKS" THESE DAYS.


I need balance asdghfjlkasa *coughs* I'll most likely reupload these images by type (fanart/original art, pencil/pen) because I realise that doing a massive artdump every 6 months is too messy (and long) to look at practically. I should at least organise them by type :P Also, scanning all these images and tweaking the contrast in Photoshop (for clarity) takes a LONG time, days even. I should upload more frequently...it's just that I have this feeling that most of my sketches aren't worthy of being in their own deviation and should belong in a compilation instead >_<;;

The doodles done in my lined notebook were done when I was very stressed up about schoolwork and just wanted to think about my characters / the fandoms I follow instead so they're craptastic. I just threw them in this compilation to show that I've been productive even when I'm supposedly not, lol. On a positive note, I feel more confident about drawing realistic human faces, after much cringing at my attempts. I'm so used to gesture drawing from imagination that drawing faces from observation feels foreign to me. Baby steps are better than not trying at all, I guess.

Any comments would be appreciated, though I'd rather not receive comments on the lined sheets of doodles :P



DO NOT USE/ALTER/REPOST THIS OR CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN
'Big Swan' and 'The Pets Gang' comics, characters and artworks (c) JemiDove (me). Characters in right-side of top-most scan (c) (and drawn by) XiaoShu/WinterJr. Everything else is either original art or fan art drawn by me.

Previous artdumps if you're curious:
January-March 2014 (much disdain) fav.me/d7zj6bm
April-September 2014 (stress relievers) fav.me/d7y097u
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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: My randomized music playlist
  • Reading: Comments (and not assignment briefs! :D )
  • Watching: the clock (oh noes)
  • Playing: TF2 (not now)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Fruit juice
www.livestream.com/jemiloke97

EDIT: Thanks to all who attended! It was nice talking to everyone again.

Practicing digital painting again, aiming to finish it faster than my previous paintings. Advice on the process would be greatly appreciated. On a side note I've been focusing too much on traditional art these days and I MISS DIGITAL ART SO MUCH.

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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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PixelLeaf Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I don't do this often, but thanks for adding a bunch of my stuff into your collections. What really interested me, is that you favorited 3 very different pieces, and I'm glad you enjoy my core style.
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MegaHayzer Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hey! Thanks for faving Airplane and my Mabaki animation! :) Glad you liked them!
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ManOfGifs Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Hey, thank for the watch! Appreciate it. I see that you are interested in cartoon/animation art - Your work is impressive especially given your age. Keep it up :D
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MarioandLuigiFanatic Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for so many faves :hug:
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RiotaiPrower Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Love your art! Keep it up~
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IrieGyal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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flamethehedgehog2345 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you do art trades or requests?
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're on vacation?

YAAAAAAY, vacation! :la:
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baconpandas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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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