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TWENTY ONE . Rockin Through the Ages by Syaming-Li TWENTY ONE . Rockin Through the Ages by Syaming-Li
Well, holy damn.

I am months late with this, but things have been ridiculously busy as of late, and as with everything I have had to be working on it in dribs and drabs. -- As some of you might know, I have moved from London to Sheffield as I am working with SUMO Studios at the moment on a particular title. This has left no time for anything, but I should be done pretty soon!

This is this year's birthday picture for Sonic. It started out as a crappy sketch some months ago, and I wanted something to come of it- something that represented Sonic through the years, as well as combining two of my favourite elements from the series- the art, and the music!

I wanted to represent a Dreamcast Sonic in there, so the only feasible choice I found was Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic. THOSE SHOES! I had to represent them somehow. I used to draw him in those a lot when I was younger. (Hence Sonic Adventure 2's date, in case some of the pedantic amongst you were wondering!)

Anyway, lots of different things tried in here, alongside fractals, playing with some more airbrushing techs (don't worry, I didn't forget how!) And... Yeah. Just enjoy. I put a fair amount of work into this, and I rather enjoyed making it. I so hope you enjoy viewing it. ♥

Especially as it may very well be one of my last few pieces. More news on that as it arrives, though.

[EDIT: 26.08.12] Just as a forward notice: I will no longer be posting sketches or WIPs on deviantART, and will be moving towards posting completed works here, if at all. All such work will be being posted to my Blog @ Tumblr from here on in. Thank you! ♥

.// 0.3mm mechanical pencil
.// Inked using Paint Tool SAI
.// Colours and After-effects using Adobe Photoshop CS2
.// Initial Sketch @ ソニックロックスター
.// Sketchwork @ ソニックロックスター
.// Inkwork @ ソニックロックスター
.// WIPs @ ソニックロックスター :: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

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:iconsonic808:
Sonic808 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool pic!
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:iconvioletthebat1:
violetthebat1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D
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:iconawesomerockstar101:
AWESOMEROCKSTAR101 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cool, very nice 👍😙
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:iconsonicfangarcia119:
sonicfangarcia119 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
AWESOME!!!!!!!!ROCK ROCK ROCK ROCK :rocks: :rocks: :rocks: My first emoticon My first emoticon My first emoticon 
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:iconheartinathepony:
HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!
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:iconchillyaxe:
ChillyAxe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool...
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:iconwintersedge7:
WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Rockin'!!Indigo Star 
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:iconbughs-22:
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like it ^^
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:iconcute-hedgehog:
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YAAAAAAAYY!! :la: xD
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:iconemilybandicoot1234:
EmilyBandicoot1234 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
this is cool 
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:iconsonicrealzdealz:
SonicRealzDealz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Your gonna have to add some more to this someday!! 
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:iconvioletthebat1:
violetthebat1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS AWESOME! ROCK ON SONICs! XD
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:iconalexandrahedgehog:
AlexandraHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
i love it so much he looks so cool
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:iconpewdieskysonic:
PewdieSkySonic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Strum those strings Sonic!!!
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:iconlauretta-chan:
Lauretta-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this *____*
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:iconkatestroh90:
KateStroh90 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!!!!
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Sonic Rules!!!!
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:icontomboyishsoniclover:
TomboyishSonicLover Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
ROCK ON SONIC!
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How clever! X3
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:iconpewdieskysonic:
PewdieSkySonic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Dang you took my line!
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:icondelvallejoel:
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Rock on, Sonic. Keep on rockin'.
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:icontxclevergirls:
TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool pic! I love the colors!
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:iconshocksparkrabbit:
ShockSparkRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
You need a DD
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:iconsyaming-li:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I honestly don't think so. Not good enough, and there's more than enough focus on my artwork already that I don't deserve.
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:iconshocksparkrabbit:
ShockSparkRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
You have a good point there, i personally think that your artwork is awesome, and that your really talented with detail.
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:iconmathieutrudelle:
mathieutrudelle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
that very nice. good job
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:iconheroart110:
HeroArt110 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
EPICX
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:iconsonic-fan17:
Sonic-fan17 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
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:icon4atomic4:
4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Why are there 3 of him?
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Read the description. Maybe it'll shed some light for you :)
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:icon4atomic4:
4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I did but I still don't understand.
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:iconsyaming-li:
Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A question so odd, I don't know how to respond to it.
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:icon4atomic4:
4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thats ok.
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:icontherealsonicva:
Therealsonicva Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
It shows the past to the future of sonic and his epicness the is a show called sonic underground and he has an electric gituar
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:icon4atomic4:
4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I don't know that show.
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:icontherealsonicva:
Therealsonicva Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Its on youtube
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:icon4atomic4:
4ATOMIC4 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Ok.
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SonamyFangirl6637 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice!!
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dj1936698 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
That look great
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SapphireStar98 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutley AMAZING! Everything about it, the lighting, coloring, and of course, Sonic!
Love it, and rock on Syaming-Li! :iconsoniclaplz:
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SonicShell25 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That one look great, too! Love it!
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:iconindi-art:
IndI-Art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amezing!
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jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
awesoness
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1nu-kimi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Rock on Sonic! ( I could not resist saying that ) And I just love this picture of Sonic the hedgehog! ( ps: I love anything with Sonic the hedgehog in it )
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:iconamea20:
amea20 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Not bad love how they are having fun but staying who they are
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:iconsonicstar101:
Sonicstar101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Awesome
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:iconyukashirame121:
YukaShirame121 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sonic the Hedgehog, forever Sonic the Hedgehog!!!!!



......Still hard to believe his real name's Olgilvie Maurice Hedgehog
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Therealsonicva Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
ikr lol
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A2 POSTER!

NAOOO!!!

After being in my mystical cave for so long, I've decided to drop by, only to realise that I have yet to comment on this o__o

But bloody hell, I definitely have to say that this is your best installment of Sonic so far. As to why you're not a commercial artist for Sonic TEAM, I don't know why... I have always (still am~!) been a big fan of your artwork, you go as far as making his shoes look so polished (I never bother when it comes to the shoes, I'm usually satisfied after getting the upper body details done and then I go downhill after that LOL)

I've noticed that this is done in your old fashion style of airbrushing, feels nostalgic somehow to your refined & unique cel-shading technique but both styles are equally excellent!

I DO however, have one slight critique. It's nothing really since I'm sure you didn't intend (and probably didn't care so feel free to ignore the next few sentences xD) But I can't help notice the gradient of the fractals. Awesome as they may be. For me, I probably would have made the gradient more 'transcending' rather than blending into the blue after classic Sonic. If you look at the gradient from afar, the magenta is only one third of the fractal path.

Ignore that paragraph, I figured that you don't need such a put down after all that hard work you've poured into this.

I hope there is more to come~!
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Syaming-Li Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just flicking through, I just remembered I need to sort this out at some point. >w>;;
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SpeedofSoundRunner24 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's absolutely amazeing! :D
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