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Essence of Determination by JemiDove Essence of Determination by JemiDove
I seem to have a soft spot for characters who are determined and strong-willed. And yes that includes Undyne, one of my favourite characters from Undertale alongside Papyrus

2015 has been a good year to me outside of school *coughgotintoarelationshipcough*, which really got me thinking about the people around me rather than being so self-absorbed in my own goals. Ohhhh school.... You're gonna have a bad time. Not the other way round. >8D *cough* Undertale references *cough*

Anyways! Another go at trying to be less perfectionistic like my previous illustration fav.me/d9lffkr , but this time with my signature thick lineart and solid shading :D Also tried applying this "environmental glow" that my brother always says is lacking in my work :P Not satisfied with the mountains but I tried :P Can't keep probing at one artwork forever, y'know?

Uh I guess I just got lucky with the pose, it came out exactly like I wanted with a mere few strokes. I no longer draw Sonic fanart as much as I used to, but I hope to draw Silver at least once every year to gauge my artistic progress. The Sonic series was what got me into taking art seriously, after all. Gotta give it some credit every now and then.

ALSO THANKS A HUGE BUNCH TO :iconiluvcats111::iconaxolotlet::icononeirio::iconexplodering::iconicy-cream-24::iconrainypug: FOR DROPPING BY MY LIVESTREAM!! Was fun :dummy:



Silver the Hedgehog (c) Sega. Illustration by JemiDove (me).
Music inspiration: Undertale OST - Spear of Justice www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpHmvE…
Program: PaintToolSAI

Time taken: 7+ hours.
Date: 31 Dec 2015 - 01 Jan 2016 (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!)
Do not use/alter/repost any of my artworks/designs/characters without my permission or claim them as your own.
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:iconezioauditore97:
ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Student General Artist
This is such a pleasing picture,you captured his heroic nature quite well!
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UndyingWarrior772 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmph.
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SamuraiEchidna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
You're not the only one with that weakness...
Also, awesome pic. :aww:
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
NIiiiiice
I love the positioning here, Silver really pops out at you, and his dynamic pose helps! And I love the contrast between his colors and the colors in the background! :)
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LombaxChaoLy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This looks beautiful.

The pose looks great (I love it when the pose just happens, as opposed to fighting to get it to look right), he really looks like he's moving, the colours and shading really stand out as does the effect for Silvers powers. I think the background is fine, it's not the focus of the pic.

And. Determination. Undertale. All of my yes. :D
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for the comment! And yeah, I guess more instances of "the pose just happens" occur when you sketch often (and are thus familiar with the characters' anatomy/proportions) and spontaneously without the fear of it being wrong.

Also heyyy I've seen your Ratchet & Clank work around! Thanks for popping by my gallery :) I'm curious though, how were you led to viewing this artwork? :O
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LombaxChaoLy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! :)

And wow, you saw my stuff? Awesome! Your pic just happened to catch my eye in the "more from deviantart" thing at the side when I looked at Silver pics, like I said; the colours stand out nicely. :D
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah I see! Thanks again! :)
Yep, I first saw your R&C work in one of the groups I watch ^v^
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:iconlombaxchaoly:
LombaxChaoLy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, yeah I just found your comment again on it! :)
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fokerero Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student General Artist
THAT POSE THO :love:
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BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ^^ I like the action pose
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Geekypaws Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Graet job.
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I haven't seen your works in a long time Jemi :) You've really improved!

I really love how you drew Silver, I see you've adopted a new shading style! I like the color effects you added to show Silver's powers. Nice job on drawing the background. I like how the lava came out here.
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the comment! :)

Yeah it's been a while, huh? Life been busy :faint: How have you been?
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)

It's been busy. I've started applying to colleges this year. It's been a rollercoaster of feelings with family and friends. How about you?
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Been busy too, but 2015 has been a positive year for me outside of school. I've learnt how to better manage my time to spend more time with family and loved ones instead of being so fixated on my own goals or school work. I guess this could be owed mainly to getting into a relationship in early 2015 :blush: Really opened my eyes up on relationships with people in general. Hope things will be better for you in 2016! 
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ho, got in a relationship, now? Well congrats :) I'm still trying to find that "someone" in my life.

Nice! Good to know you found a balance between your social life and other things. I'm going to hope that's the case with me since 2015 wasn't the greatest year with balancing my life out.
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PolymerWantACracker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great motion effect! I should be taking notes. :)
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Lightning31 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Silver :la: this made my day :love:
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JJSpeedpelt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Amazing job. ^^
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Souyuu221 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy new yearrrrr
I love this Silver omg
I saw your new year livestream but I wasn't free at that time. Sad for missing it ( ´Д`)
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's ok aaa and thanks! ^v^
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Lucky-Sonic-77-d Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your colouring style has become so much more detailed since the last time you drew Silver Clap  I liked how you varied the colours in the line-art according the glow. Great picture :D

Knowing that the silver hedgehog may one day save the future, it fills you with determination Frisk Icon 
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah, glad you noticed my attempt at varying the lineart colour :D Thanks for the comment! It fills me with determination :heart:
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Icy-Cream-24 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you had a good year back then XD
i hope we all always have a better year~!>w<

btw, you have the most entertaining livestream among those i know >///<
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I hope so too!! ^v^

Ahh, reeeally? I'm happy and glad to hear that :squee::faint: *achievement unlocked*
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Icy-Cream-24 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol bc all of us in the live stream are active and fun to talk to, so much interaction XD
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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
wow how many times I've seen this image before and it just gets better and better :highfive:
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LARS777 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
SILVERRRR!!!!!8D
If only he had a better debut in a game 3:>
Awesome pic and Happy New Year!!!
(btw,dem Undertale references GEEETTTTTTT DUNKED ON!!!!! )
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JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah :S Well, he did prove to be quite an interesting boss rival in Sonic Generations at least, so there's that. :XD:
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LARS777 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
:nod:
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