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Submitted on
August 16, 2011
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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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Korrenraa 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 Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is cool! You're style is astounding!
saiyanhajime 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.
Syaming-Li Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers dude. I actually really need to extend upon this tech once I find some free time...
I miss the :iconwerehogplz: I wish he'd come back by :DrEggmanplz:
Classic Sonic has more of a Classic Tails expression. Makes him even cuter!
Just a fun, easygoing, relaxing day for Sonic.
Eggbotnik1991 Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing!! :omfg:
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