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"They (the doctors) say lie down and rest off all the bangs and bruises.. I say it's time to get back on my feet.. It's like they say 'Get knocked down.. Hop back onto your feet and continue the ass kicking....' They say they know whats best, and probably do, but I have a score to settle with a rusty tin can named Nova. For whatever reason he didn't finish his business back there, and that mistakes gunna cost him big... Still, gotta wonder WHY he wouldn't, either I got lucky or there's more to that armor coated hog... just thinking about this is gunna bug me for awhile."

Halfway finishing what "A Book With Cover Broken" started in budding the rivalry between Saffron and Nova. A real scrap fest until the end, steel plating proved to be the difference maker, all though Big N didn't make it out without a scratch by any means (as I plan to illustrate later.)

Waking up nearly 20 hours later, the headstrong Purple Hedgehog found himself bandaged up pretty heavilly and lying inside a hospital bed, all though the staff made the mistake of leaving his gloves and shoes nearby and handy. With his mind made up almost from the waking moments, he readies himself to prematurely leave, an action that the doctors and other staff try to prevent but will ultimately fail in, even moving with a slight limp and aching all over from the previous night, he is able to get back into the free world and be more ready for a second confrontation with Nova. Better be more ready next time or there could be much more pain coming his way, since pride and perseverance with no plan is no better than stupidity.


The picture itself focused on the central character figure and the overall concept switched up multiple times, from having a random doctor character in it (which didn't pan out so I dropped the idea) to a cityscape outside the windows (a real pain in the ass that I would have not liked to try at this time, so I dropped it too.) So instead I settled on a semi simple hospital windowed wall and a calming yet "firey intense" sunset, which could be the backdrop for some of the Purple hedgehog's anger or firey spirit. It contrasted with the shading to me real nicely as well so it was what I eventually settled on. A final slight tint to help make everything flow and I found the pic to be complete. I would like to think of this as one of the best drawings I've done of Saff if not the best, and it will help pave the way for future, more detailed, character illustrations.

Hope everything is to your liking.


Saffron the Hedgehog @ Art - :iconallbowdown: *allbowdown
Sonic the Hedgehog - SEGA
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"I don't think I like your tone..."

Rule #1- Don't piss off the hedgehog...

Rule #2- If you must piss off the hedgehog, run away... really fast.


I like the way this came out. The base was made by :iconseku: nearly a month ago and I really liked Saffron in the sketch so I had to mess around with it.. with permission of course. xD

He is missing his two big back quills but since they were absent in the base and since it looked better without them I basically threw up my arms and said he'll have a haircut for this one pic. =P

So yeah.. Angry purple hedgehog. Nothin to see here folks. Move along.

Saffron and Digital work - :iconallbowdown: <-- yes me! =D

Sketch base - :iconseku: <-- Thanks. x3
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No.. it isn't.

Sorry Saffy but you're going to have to endure a cold long Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie.

Now don't give me that face...

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This was a kind of late Thanksgiving pic that I made while playing Halo 3 with :iconaggressiveth: over the night, in between the matches. I had to do something for the holiday after all, why not be an ass and taunt/ starve my fan character on a day of over consumption. ^^

Saffron the Hedgehog- :iconallbowdown:
Pumpkin Pie- Some baker that really knows how to decorate food... that "Don't Touch!" sign doesn't help much either. x3
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Saffrons happy to be alone. For once he can just chill and maybe drink something.. well hes already doing that but oh well. Everyone needs some "self-time" and there's no better time than the present.

I like the way The coloring and lighting/shading came out. I think its a step in the right direction for me.

Saffron- :iconallbowdown:

Program(s) Used- Adobe Photoshop CS2
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A quick Sketch gift for :iconsaiyanhajime: since Arrow's birthday is coming up and for other reasons. I may color it later.

Arrow the Porcupine - :iconsaiyanhajime:
Art - :iconallbowdown:

This is brand new, not part of my batch releases.
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I said I needed a little more juice to beat you... This may be a bit excessive but it'll get the job done.

I said I had something super in store and hopefully it (or at least the render) holds true to that. First of all, Happy JANUARY 28TH!!! Why? It is my one year anniversary on deviantArt (hence my paying homage in the background stylization.) However, as I was thinking of what to do I thought.. what haven't I done yet that is original for me.. and somethin hit me and said "Super Saffy.. enter stage right." To me most characters have a super form whether we choose to illustrate it or not.. all depends on the artist and what they want. This won't be a common appearance either only because traditional.. more "purpley" Saff is what I built upon over the year and is my overall preference, though making something horrendously shiny WAS very fun. ^^

I seem to have illustrated that pointing finger to a point (lol) that it has become part of his persona, a common taunt or so I would believe.. but when you are powered up and shiny.. nothing's impossible. Harmless irritant at one time may now become some sort of energy firing "fingerbang" cannon.. who knows. XD

Bang!

Songs that inspired this the most:
Burn In My Light - Mercy Drive
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You - Bad Religion
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Again, happy January 28th.. here's to another.. much better year for me and everyone else.


Full Render
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Saffron the Hedgehog (and yes.. his super form) - :iconallbowdown:
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Clean render may be released on it's own later.

Well, look who actually got something done. No, not me... That'd be silly. For those who don't already know, this is based off of a sketch made by :iconhoney-laurel17: in her character sheet located at this [link] .

My original plan was to get this AND an Art Trade done over the break but I am lazy and lots of stuff happened with friends over the break (nothing bad, just hanging out and enjoying the break) and I lost track of time until I had really.. no time left to use. ^^; My bad.

I improvised a lot of the background to fit this picture into a realistic environment yet again because I'm trying to move away from the black backgrounded color splats like I mentioned in my last pic. This was also a small experiment in another way because I ran this picture through some filters (to make it look less dull) and the shine that came out really caught my eye and a couple bud's eyes so I stuck with a filter version.

Anyways, here we have Saff.. the lazy bum is basking in the moonlight with a cocky grin on his face, the bastard. <3

If he's enjoying sitting there as much as I enjoyed working on this pic, no wonder why he's grinning so huuge... xD

SaffronTH - :iconallbowdown: me.. yes me

You can also Critique me into my grave if you wish. =P
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I said I would have it and in a similar format to the last, this is officially my last deviation before vacation so I hope ya all like it since you voted for it. Finally a good pic of Saffron before I head out. XD

Ok, when originally doing the sketch and was really tired so I ran out of many pose ideas, so instead I decided to go for a back shot since there aren't many and I thought it might look good if I pulled it off right.

I incorporated that little pointing gesture that I seem to have drawn with him a lot, kinda suits his character I guess, so that also is the story behind the deviation title.

*ALSO* I have updated my dA-ID since the deviant card is a worn out concept for me and I felt like it was time for a change. And like last time, expect a bigger purer ref pic to hit the scraps as well.

Saffron the Hedgehog- :iconallbowdown: <-- ME
Sonic- SEGA
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Second batch release

This is the second picture rescued because I had a net backup for it. To be honest I was thinking of re-imagining the whole L4D project from the start and now that about 40 hours of work is gone I think I will just scrap the project for now. This is what I have to show for it, there was only environment lighting at this point, didn't get to the cell shading as this was just a preview for :iconseku: and others who I show pre-finished work to.

I was fucking around with motion, Zack was in a mid head turn by this "frame" hence why the quills are bent to signify the turn. I was probably going to tweak or even create a whole new pose and lining before the end but I wasn't completely unhappy with this at this point.

Sadly this is the only remaining remnant of that project, I will probably re-imagine it over time and continue it on as a sketch comic or somethin when I get the time.

Sad I don't have the cel shaded version, it looked quite a bit better, this just doesn't have the same "desperation" feel it had against everything else, but it is fine as a standalone I suppose.

Zack the Hedgehog - :iconseku: JC Veiga
Art :iconallbowdown:
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WHILE THE PIC IS NEW THIS IIIISSSS A TUTORIAL FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT TOO, just in case you missed that. x3

If you would rather not grab the RAR then no worries because I have other options in place, a two piece download for the images and text to be exact.

12 Tutorial Images - [link]

The Tutorial Text (RTF for Word or WordPad preferably) - [link]

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From the RTF - My goal here is to create a simple, straightforward way of teaching Photoshop's Pen tool. It is really really easy once you learn the basics and you will probably never need another tutorial again if this one is good enough at explaining it.

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Which I hope it will be.

As you can see the preview is also of a sketch I've never had on the net before so I guess that adds a bit to it. ^^;

To help make this tutorial better, present any questions/ inadequacies you may have to me via note or MSN (as provided on my homepage and in the text) and if this works I may move onto other quick-ish tutorials on effective coloring e.t.c.
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