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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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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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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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"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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"Damn right it's me!"

It is what the title calls it, the pure reference in a larger form separated from that Wallpaper like setting I had it in, just like with the last Nova picture.

Saffron the Hedgehog- :iconallbowdown:

you know the rest of the crap I put for credits.. >>
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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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Nova the Hedgehog revealed and with a nice background and some Japanese lettering. ^^

I hope everyone likes him without the power armor. Embrace the fuzziness! >=3

Nova the Hedgehog - :iconallbowdown:
Art- also by me

A larger version of the ref alone will be up in my scraps soon.
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Speech Bubble 1- Haven't you heard? All is fair in Love and war.

Speech Bubble 2- Oh Yeah... Break the 4th wall. Don't you follow ANY rules at all? Stay on your own panel.
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This is the 4th page from a directionless comic I am making as a project for my 1st period Cartooning class. Eventually I may release them all as a pack but they are nothing special, I only single this one out since I liked the idea of breaking the 4th wall and it is one of my best drawings of the "broken visor" Nova paired with a funny expression from Saffron. This would have been up like 2-3 weeks ago but since the snowstorms and winter break kept me out of school for so long, I had no way of retrieving the smaller scan until now.

Saffron the Hedgehog - :iconallbowdown:
Nova the Hedgehog - :iconallbowdown:
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**FULL VIEW = BEST VIEW**

N: "Tell me.. Don't you remember the old saying... 'Things are not always what they seem' I may look like some common grade product.. But I live.. I eat.. I sleep.. I breathe. I am more like you than either one of us would like to admit."

S: "So... your secrets out, Now that you don't have to hide it from me anymore tell me.. whats up with the suit.. You that bad a fighter or are you just that damn ugly."

N: "Insults won't be enough this time.."

S: "That so eh, then come on.. lets see what you can do when you're not hiding behind your tech."

N: "If that is what you wish, just know.. You don't always want what you wish for.."

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And finally the final product is done. This has taken far longer than any of my other works before it and took a grand total of 384 layers to complete.. while it may not be practical, I guess it's just how I do things and I can't say I'm unhappy with the result. ^^;

Looks like a confrontation between my top 2 characters has broken out.. both seem to be beaten up quite a bit and the effects of the battle surely show from the physical facial damage to Saffron, and the Metal and suit wear/tear on Nova from scratches to out and out metal rips.

But the rips expose a truth that I felt many looked over in his introduction, Nova is no mere robot.. that is now revealed.. Some may want to know exactly what he looks like now that they have gotten a glimpse.. You don't necessarily have to wait for much longer.

Something big is about to go down... but no more spoilers from me.

Saffron and Nova the Hedgehogs- :iconallbowdown:
STH- SEGA


P.S.

I would like to thank crap loads of music, Pepsi, and all the people who gave feedback on the preview image for all the help in allowing this pic to come out as good as it did. Thank you people and products alike. ^^;
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The clean render of Saffron from "Cold to the World"

Saffron (Saffy) the Hedgehog - :iconallbowdown:
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