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[TF2] The Blastiful Bunch - We Are One by JemiDove [TF2] The Blastiful Bunch - We Are One by JemiDove
EDIT: As of 31 October 2015, we are now known as the Blastiful Bunch. Previously known as The TF2 Quartet.

I wonder if anyone's interested in commissioning me their TF2 loadout (or any human character for practice, really) for keys/refined metal, or real money even. Not sure if it's worth my time though. Does SGD10-15 (USD7.14-10.70) sound reasonable for one fullbody character commission of this quality?

A portrait of me and my local/nearby Team Fortress 2 playmates' favourite/main classes. TF2 is my first online multiplayer with such a huge and active playerbase, so it exposed me a lot of stuff of the online multiplayer world which I was forbidden to traverse by my strict parents when I was younger. It's also one of the few FPSes, along with Halo, that I enjoy (I still prefer 3rd-person view). TF2 holds a significant place in my heart for the victorious and hilarious moments my friends and I have encountered, as well as being the game that strengthed the bond between Axolotlet and I in.... uh... y'know, that kind of relationship :blush:

This was inspired by a glitch hop song, 'We Are One' www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJvdp0… (as well as the electro remix www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9V-8k… ). I originally wanted to add fire to the pyro's flamethrower but there's already a lot going on. The only thing I "cheated" on was the flamethrower (the Degreaser to be specific) - I traced it from a model. :P

Anticlockwise from bottom:
:iconjemidove: - Medic (also competent as soldier)
:iconaxolotlet: - Demoman (equally good as soldier, a pro all-rounder)
:icontigerpegasus: (a.k.a Tiger_Hally) - Pyro (also likes spy)
:iconexplodering: (a.k.a. Alycus) - Soldier (and responsible class-changer when necessary :XD: )

Process GIF: fav.me/d9gob6s
Solo character breakdown: fav.me/d9go1d0
Alternate versions of final artwork: sta.sh/24tlgoii7d1

Actual description:

This... took... way too long... over a month...
My gosh, I never expected 4 human characters to take so long to do justice in a single illustration :faint: I had so many struggles with this one. Heck, there's so many that I'll just list them down:

- Composition/negative space. It was perfect at first, then the demoman's sword kept blocking the pyro's face... and the soldier's outstretched legs took up a lot of space on the left side of the artwork (unbalanced). Also had trouble keeping the medic's face in the middle.
- Colour balance (background was originally reddish brown like a real explosion cloud, but the characters are already red)
- Light/bloom balance (when I changed the BG to green, it was TOO bright green. Characters were lost in the BG's details). I was SO HAPPY when this was solved by simply adding the medigun's beam.
- The soldier's pose was altered many, many times.
- I kept announcing "I THINK I'M FINALLY DONE", only to check my work and spot missing details. :facepalm:
- The fact that I should be working on original content instead of fan art, for my portfolio's sake!!! :ohnoes:
- MY PERFECTIONISM DANGIT 




Program: PaintToolSAI
Time taken: About 40-50 hours, between 23 Aug - 20 Sep 2015. YEP I SERIOUSLY HAVE A SPEED PROBLEM
Date: 16 Aug (rough sketch), then 23 Aug - 20 Sep 2015.
Do not use/alter/repost any of my artworks/designs without my permission or claim them as your own.
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very dynamic! I'm a medic as well. I like your Archimedes. That's a long time to spend; were you glad to be done?
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:iconmatiz1994:
MatiZ1994 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student General Artist
So cool!
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Your stuff is cool too :)
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:icongabbycat17:
gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work! Everything is so well done! :love:
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:iconkaruuhnia:
karuuhnia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! I really like your artstyle! It so lively! I also like the way you colour your drawings! That's great! 
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:iconmysterimaan:
MysteriMaan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Woah. this is good
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:iconicy-cream-24:
Icy-Cream-24 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
such detail and colour, you should try sell it as a print bc it looks amazing >w<
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Too bad Prints are disabled for deviations in the Fanart category :ohnoes: But thanks!!
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:iconxaolin26:
Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I can see you're getting into TF2 as well.  :XD:  Don't worry, I am to thatgameissoaddicting... <_<

You've done a splendid job here!  This picture looks gorgeous!  :D
I totally would commission you if I had the moneyz n’ stuff.  ;n;  I’m actually trying to get commissions going myself.  
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha XD I do remember commenting on one of your update journals regarding TF2, this one to be specific: fav.me/d8ld1je

And thanks for the compliment!!! :la: I would love to commission you with real money too, but I'm not 18 yet to have a Paypal account. :XD: BUT SOON, FOR MY BIRTHDAY IS IN A WEEK MUAHAHA *coughs* I wish you the best on your own commissions! :dummy:

Hmm, not to further elevate our TF2 addiction, might I... add you on Steam? :XD: My Steam name's JemiDove, though it's usually just "Jemi", sometimes "JENKINS". (a reference to the Leeroy Jenkins meme from World of Warcraft. It's an inside joke while playing the uber-chain strategy with my (boy)friend and I, elaborated here: fav.me/d8t6aeu
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:iconxaolin26:
Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh woah, I don't remember.  :I
... just had a derp moment.  I reread my journal and remembered everything.  :iconfacepalmplz:


Oh yeah!  Paypal!  :D
I’m actually hit a roadblock for making a Paypal account.  Apparently I need a credit card in order for me to have an account.  Or…I dunno.  My aunt actually worked for Paypal and she said I didn’t have to have a credit card for that.  Meh…..  Anyway, that’s why I haven’t been able to create my official commission stuff yet.  ;n;

Oooo yes definitely!  I’ll add you on Steam right away!  Just in case I can’t find your account, if you need to find mine my user name & icon are the same as my DA name & icon.
Looks like you had fun with that uberchain huh?  LEEEROOOOY JEENKIIINS!! (gwah, now that’s stuck in my head. D: )  I can imagine some wrestler announcer dude just yelling in a microphone: “LEROOOY JEEENKIIIIIINS!”
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:iconstagasus:
Stagasus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ART
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:iconthejege12:
TheJege12 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oooohhhhh this is STUNNING!! 8D
I can't tell you how much I love the lighting effects my goodness! :D

The poses too are great, and quite funny too XD
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The lighting was a PAIN to do, it was either too glaring or too dark :faint: But I'm glad I've received positive feedback on it so far! :D

As for the poses, I didn't intend them to be funny, but if you think so, then that's an added bonus 8'D
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:iconthejege12:
TheJege12 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
The lighting is beautiful whatareyoutalkingabout XD

Oh well I find the upper ones funny I don't know why :'D
But overall awesomeness xD
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:iconstarmonyii:
StarMonyII Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
I said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE how stylish the light effects are!! >w<
Good job ^^
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment!! >v< Also appreciate you dropping by my livestream! :D
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:iconaxolotlet:
Axolotlet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leaping right outta my screen
It's... too good... faint 
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Not as good as you <:')
Today was a significant day
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:iconaxolotlet:
Axolotlet Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart  Hug Heart 
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TigerPegasus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
ermahgersh thIS IS AMAZIIINGGG

You've really outdone yourself this time, Jemi! Nice job, and thanks for including me \(^o^)/
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'M GLAD YA'LL LIKED IT AHHH
Yee, go quartet go! :dummy: (we really should come up with a group name soon xD )
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:icontigerpegasus:
TigerPegasus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
TF2 peeps.

meh idk
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:icontuskat:
Tuskat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jemi before TF2 : "Blood? ew no it make me uncomfortable"
Jemi after TF2 : "I'M A BLOODSOAKED DOVE M*THERF*CK >:U" 
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:rofl:
I still don't take pleasure in viewing gory/bloody material, but I guess I can bear with it just enough to play TF2 lolol
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:icontuskat:
Tuskat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huehuehue it's a in-between I guess since it's a little bit cartoony :iconmingplz:
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yupyup *nods*
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:icontuskat:
Tuskat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod::nod:
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RedRingDoctor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is amazing!! I just adore this:love: I am loving all of the poses and the colors just ughhh I LOVE IT:dummy: Job well done ^w^
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ugwah, I'm glad you like it! I was very worried about the colours (the green was extremely glaring at first) actually :XD:
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RedRingDoctor Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe NO I don't like it I LOVE IT!!:dummy: it really makes it POP! >w<
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Slaeux Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Wow, this is pretty good!
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Glad you think so! :)
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