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TWENTY :: GENERATIONS by Syaming-Li TWENTY :: GENERATIONS by Syaming-Li

★ 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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:iconheartinathepony:
HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconsparklycupcake23:
Sparklycupcake23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Artist
soo...freaking...aamzing
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:iconthebingbang:
thebingbang Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible piece! Brings back memories! Still need to pick up Generations. It looks great! 
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:iconbughs-22:
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing!!!
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:iconnatakiro:
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:
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:iconsyaming-li:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And double thanks for posting a comment that was longer than two words!
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:iconnatakiro:
Natakiro Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome, and I always try giving more-detailed feedback. :D
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:iconkorrenraa:
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!
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:iconacetrainer-ace:
AceTrainer-Ace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is cool! You're style is astounding!
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:iconsaiyanhajime:
saiyanhajime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
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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:iconsyaming-li:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers dude. I actually really need to extend upon this tech once I find some free time...
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:iconmeuchelsonic1991:
MeuchelSonic1991 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
cool!
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:icontitanicicie19:
titanicicie19 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I miss the :iconwerehogplz: I wish he'd come back by :DrEggmanplz:
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:iconpengie9290:
pengie9290 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Classic Sonic has more of a Classic Tails expression. Makes him even cuter!
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:iconpengie9290:
pengie9290 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Just a fun, easygoing, relaxing day for Sonic.
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:iconeggbotnik1991:
Eggbotnik1991 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing!! :omfg:
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:iconmathieutrudelle:
mathieutrudelle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
that very nice
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:iconcrazeman3:
Crazeman3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Too epic
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:iconsonicdork:
sonicdork Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
this is just pure awesome
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:iconlugbzurg:
Lugbzurg Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! These badniks are all the more detailed, and appear a lot more menacing!
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:icontaylor-sonicfcs:
Taylor-SonicFCs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW LONG DID THIS TAKE???
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:icontimmcjimfrompl:
TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This is great.
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:iconomegasunburst:
OmegaSunBurst Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loves it!
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:iconmadam-balthamos:
Madam-Balthamos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
what the fuck is a sonic
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:icontails-doll-forever:
Tails-Doll-Forever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student
So. Awesome.
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:iconsonicstar101:
Sonicstar101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I've got to get that game!
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:iconjamienaut:
Jamienaut Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
you can tell that badnik is scared
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:iconcentaurhillzone:
CentaurHillZone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome color! love the badniks!
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:iconchaotixhedgehog846:
ChaotixHedgehog846 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You gonna go far kid XD
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:iconmarjosonic:
marjosonic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lovin' it. Captures Sonic Generations really well. Great work.
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:iconjhoanathehedgehog:
jhoanaTHEhedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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:iconlancerwolf13:
LancerWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful artwork. Love everything about it <3
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:iconbluewolf007:
BlueWolf007 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Ha, this has so much energy; especially the newer version of Sonic, shockingly. This is simply awesome.
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
wonderful. flipping wonderful.
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:iconbluerosefantasy:
bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Artist
Amazing!
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:icontelekinesticman:
telekinesticman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is awsm!!! gr8 job man!!
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:icontricky-foxy:
Tricky-Foxy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is awesome.
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:iconoblivionichigo:
OblivionIchigo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Oh my god I love this!!
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:iconegrol-the-kimera:
egrol-the-kimera Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome effect XD
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:iconnciryalis:
nciryalis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y U NO HAVE DD ON THIS?!
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:iconsyaming-li:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm guessing its because people believe I don't deserve one.
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:iconnciryalis:
nciryalis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People are stupid. I saw so many good art's without DD and so many not so good with DD, and youre definitely an artist who really deserve for DD.
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:iconsakuranights:
SakuraNights Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH!! Sonic still has it!! 8D Excellent work on this piece!!
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:iconmelikeyart:
melikeyart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
totaly awsome!
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:iconpetsuchos-isis:
Petsuchos-Isis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, after playing the game and coming back to this, the pic starts to mean more, and def more than 'just another pic of two sonics in green hill~~~'! This is a beautiful homage! It's wonderfully busy but not overwhelming, much like the representations in-game. The cute totems are the cutest, Modern Sonic's quick step/jump is a smart addition, the baddies are painted in a really slick way, and every section is presented really clean. What's not to love?

It's neat to see a devoted fan actually work on a game! I'm really curious, what was it like? Working for this game, seeing it grow, working with Sega? Are there any details you could share on what a normal workday's like? Testing sounds like an interesting job, was it an easy application process? I've thought about looking into it, but I feel goofy; sorry to swamp you with questions!
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:iconsonicmark:
Sonicmark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Oh my, it's finished! Looks fantastic. Too brilliant, can't say anything bad about it.
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:icontruesonic:
Truesonic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's pictures like this that help me get even more hyped for Generations release.
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:iconknightnicole:
KnightNicole Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic!! :D
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:iconbladebites:
BladeBites Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing as always~<3
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DarkJurri180 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
SONIC FTW!!!!!
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