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Run for your life by priteeboy Run for your life by priteeboy
My first, of what will be hopefully 4 entries to the The ultimate fandom contest so before I start with my long-ass description, I'll give the rundown as requested by contest rules:

-Ultimate fandom contest3: video games (already gave a link up top)
-Gaming franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog (can fit many of the games, but more likely Sonic Adventure)
-Environment or character: Character (I will do an environment next)
-My description: read below...

At first, I wanted to avoid the temptation to draw an already popular game character, but really, nearly all the games I am a fan of are either Sonic or mario-related lol. So if I forced myself to draw a game I didn't care about simply because less will do it, well it would defeat the purpose of fanart now wouldn't it? :XD: Plus, I just realised I havn't made any Sonic-related fanart in a year and a half! oh the time goes faster than Sonic himself :sprint:
In recent years, Sonic has gotten bad press from half of his fanbase, who think that the newer 3D games are butchering the franchise and many former fans just think Sonic would be better off rolling over and dying. Well, I agree that the old ones are definetily more "fun" and have more replay value. But I don't think the new ones are all that bad, But still - I'm hanging on for the day when Sonic explodes in popularity when Sega finally brings out what we all want...a 3D rendition of some of the best older games :fingerscrossed:

And now for the technical details. Both Sonic and Dr Eggmam had their poses based off found images, I got the idea for Sonic's pose from a screenshot of Sonic Adventure, and Eggman's is from the "Sonic-X" anime show that seemed to go out as quickly as it came in (mind you, Eggman was really holding a control stick to one of his machines, but I thought the Emerald would be more appropriate) However, the lighting and colour scheme on the characters, along with the background was all purely my idea, I wanted the action-packed movie-poster sort of thing going on here 8-)

Sonic and Dr Eggman are copyrighted characters of Sega. This fan-art is made and copyrighted by me, please do not steal and use this artwork
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shadow9801 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EGGMAN!!! U TOOK THAT DAMN! 4TH CHAOS EMERALD
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borninabathtub Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I know this is old art, but you've got talent, man.  I especially adore the lighting and coloring you did.  It's much better than a lot of the other Sonic fanart on dA.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah I still remember when it was new art lol. I thought I'd contribute something to the Sonic community before growing tired of it =p Glad people still like it :handshake:
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Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Wow, this is amazing! Nice layout, but the colouring work makes this piece look just stunning! :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I was pretty proud of this one actually. I'm glad people are still noticing it :D
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NintendoGamer5000 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, that is plain awesome!
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bubble-fan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
eggman is the best villian ever XD
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YAYiluvdeviantart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!....look at the shinny thingXD
awsum picture^^
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Angel-JXJ Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
And he likes Sonic too! This cat is awesome :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sonic is awesome...fanbase is pretty psychotic, but the games themselves are generally fun :D
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Angel-JXJ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
You don't know the half of it, I'm a member of the Sega forums and spit get real as Hell.
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M-ri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing :D
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Matthugh1000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sonic generations man sonic generations
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1231Guy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Soo Cool!!!! Love it Great job
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Writer
I agree that some of the 3-D Sonics aren't as bad as they say. An excellent picture packed with detail; I love it!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I still think the older ones are better. Maybe people's expectations are too high. However I must admit I don't play as often as I used to, but the fact I still play at all sometimes means they're alright =p

Thanks for faving :handshake:
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SonicSpeedz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :la:
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EvaBlack01 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
woooooooooooooooooow
this amazing!!!! perfect!!! awesome!!!!
I love it!!!!!!
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Anniichu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
holy crap this is totally AWESOME! :iconimhappyplz:
well done! :D
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flaringfox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I dont know why but I couldnt stop laughing at this pic XD
love the explosion effect
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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LWficwriter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Run, Sonic,run!
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lnsert-creative-name Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO AWESOME!!!!!!!! :iconlaexcitedplz:
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BloodPigs Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   General Artist
This is delightful and makes me want to go play some Sonic on my Genesis, hahaha. Though I prefer Knuckles. :giggle: Awesome artwork for sure. ^-^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I never had the Genisis, but got to play the classics on Sonic Mega Collection when it came out on the Gamecube years ago =p
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BloodPigs Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   General Artist
That collection was awesome. Same with the Megaman collection that came out a bunch of years ago. Haha
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half-rose Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like Sonic, but I prefer Half-Life.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Each to their own =p they're very different games :lol:
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half-rose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Of course.
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Floro4Ka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It is amazung!
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Dearest-Nightmares Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
wow :jawdrop:
thats really amazing!
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NightSkyPorcelaine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
:jawdroped:
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mike1967-now Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Not only cool,but...AWESOME!:thumbsup:
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You captured the newer games perfectly! :wow:
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DaemonDD Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i can say that this picture has the intensity you would want to expect from a sonic-game. the colours are very well used, as with the effects (especially the explosions in the backgroung) as well as the shading.
my only quirk would be, that Sonic's top spike makes his head look sort of tall, compared to the official art you see of Sonic. he sadly also lacks expression. else, wonderful job.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, to me - Sonic is (or at least was) the faster-paced and slightly more smartassy equivalent of Mario, and I agree that when they focus on speed and intensity it's often very fun (I heard lots of people say Sonic Unleashed would have been the perfect 3D Sonic game if two thirds of the stages weren't in the much slower Werehog mode :p)

My reference I remember was the scene in Sonic Adventure where he's running away from the whales destroying the bridge on Emerald Coast. I might have exaggerated the top spike (hard to remember, it's over a year ago I made this already :faint:) but I thought it may make him look a bit more like his head's facing a bit downwards :sprint:
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Angel-V096 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Wow, this is amazing, the lighting, colouring and detail, its all great!
I also like the sonic boom around him!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, I remember this took ages to do :phew: the Sonic-boom effect was a fun little feature I added right near the end too, kinda ironic considering the name :XD:
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Angel-V096 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
I could tell :)
What program did you use?
Yeah true lol
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one was illustrated in Photoshop, only had a mouse to draw with at that time too :nod:
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Angel-V096 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
A mouse?! How in the world did you manage that?? :jawdrop:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used the Polygonal lassoo tool a lot for any large outlines (like the edges around a character and other major features) and juct kept clicking with small gaps in between to get a smooth outline that couldn't possibly be drawn by mouse...that's probably why a lot of my older works has an extremly sharp edge to it (that method works when you have no tablet but man is it slow! :faint:)
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Angel-V096 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Oh I see..great job though, I would never have the patience to do it with a mouse!
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ViluVector Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Wow So Awesome, Love it!
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x-maceygrey-x Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Filmographer
YAY! Sonic fanart! :D
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TheDJTC Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Pretty badass pic, love the lighting. Though Sonic's arms look a little odd, like they're just sticking out or something.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I didn't even notice that :O_o: yeah, I guess they do, but my only reference was a crappy, J-peggy 200 pixel screenshot I took from a youtube video, so I was a little sketchy on the proper form ;p
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AlexisHikari2128 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Sonic the hedgehog~
A character I have loved for so long!
I read what you said in one of your pictures and THIS is mouse art? If so, this is incredible!~
The detail you put into your pictures is astounding! I love this picture.
:T I can't draw Dr. Eggman to save my life, but you did an amazing job!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, regardless of what people say these days about him and his games - Sonic will always be great in my eyes 8-) an dyes, I didn't get a tablet until about 3 months After I drew this, showing that good art can be done by mouse - but I'll admit it's hardrer :iconseriousnod:
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