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Despite Everything by JemiDove Despite Everything by JemiDove
"...it's still you." -quote from Undertale

Another stress-reliever piece, sequel to fav.me/d9lffkr . More practice in this style. I know the composition is very similar to the previous piece, but I didn't mean to achieve anything extraordinary with this "spiritual sequel". Just to relieve stress.

I've been thinking of giving Berura a bandana/neckerchief to make her more iconic. I almost settled for the neckerchief for its gender-neutrality (which is the entire point of Berura - she's female but isn't feminine), but decided to go with the bandana because the neckerchief wouldn't be visible in headshots (her neck is looooong). ^^; Also, so many other anthro protagonists wear neckerchiefs :ohnoes: Though, this bandana does make her look a little more... demure and vulnerable (which is NOT her personality). I dunno, maybe it's her facial expression here. Might switch back to the neckerchief maybe. :shrug: The neckerchief might portray her strong-headed and determined personality better. Should really get around to uploading that bio up on dA so I don't keep portraying her out-of-character like this...

Spent 3 hours on this instead of illustrating for school. I know I'll suffer later... but I just needed to let the tension out. Back to work /_\



Berura the Swan, "Big Swan" comic (c) JemiDove (me).
Program: PaintToolSAI
Time taken: About 3 hours (30 mins touching up).
Date: 5 Feb 2016
Do not use/alter/repost any of my artworks/designs/characters without my permission or claim them as your own.
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SonicGal89 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe do some scenes with her just-so and some scenes with the bandanna?

I'm focusing on people's descriptions instead of their artwork again, aren't I. Sweating a little... I love the art piece. Very pretty. Berura is a very nice character.
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey no worries, I'm glad there are people like you who actually read the description in the first place. XD
But anyway, thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated! :)
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SonicGal89 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D (Big Grin) 
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Speedy1236 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the brush technique in this. I dunno, I think it's often really cool when you find texture like this to a piece of art. :)

And I like Berura. She's cute. I know I meant to say that before, but I never really got round to it for some reason or another. :shrug:
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ehe, thanks for the comment Speedy. I appreciate it :meow:

Berura's cute? :XD: Heheh, you've only seen her demure side so far... she's usually quite strong-headed in the old comics I drew of her and her friends. In fact, this is what I have typed out in a word doc for her bio (yet to be uploaded on dA):

  • Strong-headed, determined. Strong sense of justice. Values fairness & equality, strives for it.
    (flipside: Stubborn, or reacts without thinking through)

  • Great willpower and determination (a.k.a. tenacity), doesn’t give up easily.
    (Flaw: Her tenacity (determination) in doing things might be viewed as stubborn and inflexible)

  • Direct & straight to the point, expressive. Unafraid to voice opinions.
    (Flaw: her brutal honesty & rashness seems insensitive of others’ feelings at times)

  • Can be unsophisticated in mannerisms, contrary to species’ & gender’s expectations/stereotype.
    (E.g. she laughs loudly, isn’t lady-like, but yet isn’t a tomboy)

  • Can be a goofball at times.

  • Likes to be viewed as androgynous - neither feminine nor masculine.
    (disllikes stereotyping & generalisation, especially regarding gender and species)

  • Is seen as the leader of the group by her friends, but she views everyone as equals, and repeatedly emphasises this.

  • Flaw: Her “angry state” can be triggered by people with worldviews/ethics/beliefs that polarise hers. So she isn’t always cranky, just a little two-faced. When she is angry, she usually can’t think straight and becomes very closed-minded (refuses to take in suggestions or be consoled) Twist to this flaw: Her anger sometimes fuels her with determination and passion to get things her way (though she may hurt the feelings of others in the process. Otherwise, it can be a good thing)

She's basically that kind of non-sexualised, strong-willed female protagonist much like Korra from Avatar or Undyne from Undertale. Berura's just a tad bit out of character with that blank expression here. :XD:

OH HEY this just gave me an idea...! What if wearing this bandana calms her down but restricts her abilities or something? 8D *notes down*
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Speedy1236 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)

And I still think she's cute. Having personality, being independent and the like won't mean someone can't be likeable. On the contrary at times. ;)

Just out of curiostity... Do you plan to do more things involving her?
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yes I am! As a kid I always drew comics of Berura and her friends (aptly named 'Big Swan'), and it is my life goal to make Big Swan into a videogame someday, likely a platformer of the Metroidvania genre with brawling elements :)
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Speedy1236 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds cool! Good luck with it! :)
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Souyuu221 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhh that lighting, I like it!
also the undertale quote xD
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh thanks thanks *v*
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Stagasus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
just realized that you used a bit of the cross-hatching method for the grass aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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SonicandWarriorsfan1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
The lighting really makes this glow. Love it. ^^
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear that :)
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TheJege12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ahhhh I looove the coloring and lighting 8D
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! 8'D
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cevatonder Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
almost perfect...
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ForgottenHunterRosh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
let it out man...let the frustrations out so you can make glorious art like these
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