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★ Now available as an custom-sized long poster! (29.8 x 14.2 inches) print!

★ Has a 5mm border around the edges (design has been made to compensate for this!) 120 GSM quality paper with a slight gloss, perfect for framing!
Want one? I thought so too! Check out the Commissions Information Journal! All prices for my other Commission services are available there, too.

Well, let's be honest. I did say I'd get around to a major Sonic piece for his 20th Anniversary in addition to everything else I was doing. And I wasn't kidding. Everything else I've done was because. This... Was personal.

I'd spent quite a lot of time on this, basically spending quite a lot of hours working on the tech (because I didn't think I was any good at it and wanted to be), also working with Green Hill Zone's colour palette (Read as: Every colour under the sun), it was proving quite tricky to bring all of those colours together in a cohesive way that worked as a digital painting as opposed to a cel-shaded piece, or otherwise. I never actually counted, but including conception and research it must have taken me nigh on 40-50~ hours. Again, I'm not too sure on this number; as usual, the original sketch was done completely by hand.

I wanted this picture to represent my art history with Sonic through the years as well as being a fan for the last 20 years. Each of my colouring styles are somewhat reflected in this, and I put away countless hours preparing this because I didn't want it to be "Oh God just another two Sonics in Green Hill Zone" picture. I owe a lot to a fictional blue hedgehog. The wonderful friends that I've met (and kept) over the years, the opportunities that I've come across, and my job. He was my friend when I didn't have any, and he's been my inspiration for all these years. I love Sonic. Past, present and future. And it's safe to say that there will always be a little piece of the blue hedgehog within me for the rest of my life.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Sonic the Hedgehog. (And Eggman~!)
(...And because I feel obligated to now: Happy 10th Birthday Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat ...Uh, Maria. Professor Gerald. Mr. President. Biolizard/Finalhazard. G.U.N. Robots-- See?! This is why we keep it simple, guys!)

.// 0.3mm mechanical pencil
.// Painted in Paint Tool SAI
.// After-effects in Adobe Photoshop CS2
.// Available as an custom long poster (29.8 x 14.2 inch) print from the Commissions Shop.
.// Wacom Intuos3 A4 (Large)
.// Supplimental Material: Sketchwork . WIP progress . Twitpic 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sparklycupcake23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Artist
thebingbang Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible piece! Brings back memories! Still need to pick up Generations. It looks great! 
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing!!!
Natakiro Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really amazing! The shading and lighting effects are exceptional, and the composition as a whole is appealing; all the detail and action is cool. Love the coloring style! Again, awesome work. :thumbsup:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And double thanks for posting a comment that was longer than two words!
Natakiro Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome, and I always try giving more-detailed feedback. :D
Korrenraa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is soooo cool!

Great action packed scenery, this could be official art! I stared this long because it has so much complexity and details. Looking at the green hills patterns brings so many memories to me. I adore your skills mate!
AceTrainer-Ace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is cool! You're style is astounding!
saiyanhajime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think this might be my favourite thing that you've ever done. There's some serious precision in these details yet they come across as whimsically painted. Nice job.
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