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SONIC 20th Anniversary Cards [WAVE 2]: 7 of 28

★ First Appearance :: Sonic & the Secret Rings (Nintendo Wii), 2007
★ Age :: 15
★ Height :: 100cm (3'3")
★ Weight :: 35kg (77lbs)

Suddenly, Darkspine.

Wasn't liking this one either, but the blending mode tweaks are working really well for the Super forms... If this can be classed as one, really.

Ridiculously simple design, so it was pretty hard to make this one look good. Quite like it though! Getting to sleepybyes, now. I have a cold. ;__;

[EDIT 11.06.11] ★ Wave II- for reasons unknown to me (Probably due to being a complete clutz!) Were in the wrong size dimensions, and have been adjusted with bleed areas compensated for in order to bring it in line with the other products. In addition, colour tweaks have been made throughout this wave for consistency!
★ This will be available as part of a limited run at Summer of Sonic 2011 as a glossy postcard print (4.13 x 5.82 inches), with flavour text on the back and a big, white space for whatever you want! (I'll even sign it if you like), available to the general public at a later date. Limited run, will cost 3.50 GBP (5.75 USD) each, and 13.00 (21.00 USD) for the entire Wave of four!

.// 0.3mm mechanical pencil
.// Inked and coloured in Paint Tool SAI
.// After-effects in Adobe Photoshop CS2
.// Astralspark reference: . DARKSPINE SONIC .
.// Astralspark extras: Borderless version of this image exclusive to ASTRALSPARK, +postcard image
.// SONIC Fanart gallery
.// SONIC 20th ANNIVERSARY Project gallery

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jeffroell8 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Never figured what changed him into this form
Kioby-Ze-Art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nmbr1sonicfan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
your art is amazing keep it up
geN8bigfan Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Piddies0709 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Why does this form of him look like a shelby car?
AirSharkSquad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Alexanderxii Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artist
ohh ! cool!
Madam-Balthamos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
sonic with race track lines on his head
Sonicstar101 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
When he talks in this form he almost sounds evil.
PhotoPhobee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is probably the only time sonic is bare naked [exept for those ring-bracelets]
Liquidreaper666 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good
Rosalyns Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
knigshadow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
So... Awesome....
but you did forget something.
DarkSpine has white strips near his hands also... other than that, great job!
TheWeirdHobo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey-I know this question is going on way too early for there to be a good answer. But when and where is the SOS usually held? o_e" or when would they announce it or something?
inuyasha666hiei Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
first time i have seen him like that O.o
themysticenigma Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Writer
so kewl! :D
hexthetigerwolf95 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[epic overload........... speechless]
Rainwhisker177 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
(its too awesome for words)
Kemira-608 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
For the simple design he has, it looks quite complex with what you've added :)
M-ri Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
One word is all I can say, are you ready?

AWESOME, done.
crista-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
that past awesome
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
That is way past cool! =D
tbone111 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very cool.
darksoniclord Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Chibi-Starlight Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist
The coloring looks really nice and I like the effects that you applied for the flames along with the soft glow of the rings.
Zamstrom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate you so much dean that I love you.

Your too good. Your simply the best Sonic artist for the fandom. Everyone knows it too. EVERYONE.
and now you got your dream job with Sega.

<3 I'm suprised you even say hi back on twitter aha.
EvaBlack01 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so so cool!!! O.O
this is perfect!!! awesome art!!!! :love:
Sonicfan101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Darkspine Sonic, he almost becomes a bit lost in the shuffle, doesn't he? I personally was not a fan of Sonic and the Secret Rings, but this powered-up form at the end was certainly unique. :) You definitely pulled off the simple look well, great job! :D
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My internet is capped so all I'm seeing is about 1/11 of the image xD

but seeing the thumbnail was more than enough for me.

I've never actually played S&TSR at all (along with every other game after SA for Dreamcast lol) but you've drawn Darkspine Sonic so awesome. Your's seems to be the best Darkspine Sonic drawing I have seen so far.
BlackEmoNeko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Darkspine Sonic looks amazing. ^_^
Tamnod Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 I took some time to look at it again and also agree on the fact that it turned out very good~ Sonic and the secret rings, I often took a look at some gameplay scenes, also cutscenes and music of it, but never played the game completely myself :) With that I can't say much about the game myself and will get to commenting the pic right away: I think only making the rings glow and the effects around Darkspine Sonic was a great idea, it supports the darker color of him much more with giving him that kind of contrast :nod: Once again also the colouring sheme of the background fits in completely, the way you made this colour combination doesn't only fit to the transformation from Sonic to Darkspine Sonic, it also fits to the final fight scene I remember x) Yet again the background is very softly done but detailed in colour what supports the character as the main motif again and gives Darkspine Sonic the attention he shall get with the project card :thumbsup: On the character himself, the smaller details are quite deciding for the charisma in the pic I think: You gave the most magic to the rings with the effects and also have added the typical eye highlight details that we know from Sonic :3 With this detail people that don't know this form of Sonic yet could still find out that it's really him, so the design coming with the colouring already is telling something about the story behind the character that is a thing I really like :nod: As a last I am happy that the magical effects surround him instead of interacting with him, it shows the mysterious and still unknown power Sonic has in this form :) It makes the viewer concentrate on the power of Darkspine Sonic instead of Sonic himself as a hero :D Even if it was hard to make this more simple design look the way you wanted it to look like, I think you did a very good job on it ^_^
SaphFire00 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Badass! w00t! :woohoo:
UchihaKaoru-chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesooome!! *¬*
Sonic rocks!! :clap:
Naxal710 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Kentami Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
cool darkspine pic^^
NintendoBrattU Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
AHH! I didn't know you played Secret Rings! Did you like it?
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried my very best to like it, but it turned out to be one of the most frustrating games I've ever played. I can't let my bias come into it, though.
NintendoBrattU Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Aawww. I'll like it for you :)
Cokuruscana Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Argh, you make him look so shiny and a lot better than what he really is. XD
How do you do that~? :iconitsbeautifulplz: :heart:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gaaaaaah XD you're too sweet! I'm not sure... How I'm doing it, but I'm glad I can. XD Thank you~! ♥
Cokuruscana Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
You're so welcome! :heart: :iconcryforeverplz:
sonicfan4real Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
coolness to the max.
Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Supr awesome! :la:
NKirby Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
that is one of the COOLEST Darkspines I've EVER seen!
SpikeBandicoot93 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
That is so awesome:D
Mla-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Darkspine Sonic is awesome!
SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love this style.
MissAspie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RSforsevers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
Rui-rui Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Huh. I'm not a huge Sonic fan, but somehow, I really like this style.
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