I recently joined #Artgermination which is a pretty cool group for pushing yourself in becoming a digital artist. Every now and then, they do a theme challenge. This time, the theme is to pick an existing character you like and make a mecha version of them.
The natural choice would have been Mecha Sonic, right? So I figured I'd try someone else. I've always wondered how the characters would look in a Mecha form so I chose Shadow because I haven't drawn him in a while
When I joined the group, the challenge was going to end in 3 days. Never have I worked on something so fast before. I was so determined to get it finished in time lol. Probably because the idea of Mecha Shadow came into my head instantly~!
Since I wasn't allowed to sell prints at SOS this year, and after a few requests from people, I've decided to make full size jpegs of these available to anyone that wants, to get them printed for themselves. Each print is designed to be printed at 12x16 inches - I usually use Bonusprint's online service. I'm not looking to make any money out of these and I'd ask that no-one else does either - the artwork is for personal use only, but you're welcome to pass it on to friends. Note me your email if you'd like a copy of the jpegs.
This was a challenge. Over the past three or four weeks, Iíve been clicking away on this pic in what ever spare time I could scrounge. I always though Mecha Sonic was cool from Sonic and Knuckles as a kid, so here is a rendition I completed of him now nearly tens years after that game. Using some sprites, I saw that had had the one eye and is the orb that powers up, not from his belly. Looked like he had spring arms in the sprite too (well to me anyways). The other challenge was to use freehand for this pic as I have neglected it for a while and I have never ever used it to do a full drawing. Everything in this pic was done in freehand, even the rendering, it all just lots of layered gradients (I found a good use for them for once) and why it took so long to do. The BG was a simple wand trace as Iíve already suffered over Mecha himself. But I played with the colours in Photoshop to get the desired result before I used the trace tool. So yeah my first piece of vector art. And it Mecha Sonic not the usual Metal who is (c) Sega and Angel Island in the BG. Art (c) Me