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The Many Forms of Ruby the Echidna
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Published: December 30, 2012
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I got a bunch of my old Sonic comics out when I was at my parents' house over Christmas... Got me on a classic Sonic comic kick. I guess that's where this came from.

For those of you who live under a rock, Ruby is my best-known Sonic fan character. I know, I know, as a once and former Sonic "pro" my having a fan character is quite ridiculous. But I love her ever so much, so you can shove it.

On the far left, we have vanilla Rubes - all-out superbitch and pain in Knuckles' side. After that is Hyper Ruby - this is her "true" super form. Then Mecha Ruby - when she has a run-in with a roboticizer, this is what you get. Finally, Chaos Ruby, who would have made an appearance in my New Mettle comic if I'd ever finished it. The idea was to have Ruby use Chaos Emeralds from the "normal" Mobius, which would screw up her transformation, not being from "normal" Mobius and all. Since, in that canon, she can't get back to her dimension, this would probably be her standard super form.

Hey! If you like SONIC, you might just be a SYLVANNA fan - Check out the comic I'm doing with ARCHIE writer-extraordinaire, IAN FLYNN this year, here: [link]
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KrockomodoHobbyist General Artist
You are working with Flynn huh? How did you swing that?
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
I paid him. ;)

We've been buds for a hundred years, and long have wanted to do this particular project, actually. :)
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KrockomodoHobbyist General Artist
Huh, I never would have imagined Flynn or Yardley to be the kind of people who work on fan projects with others given that they are professionals employed by a large company. Even if they are paid I figured that they would stick to a contract.
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
...you know I'm a professional too, right? That I worked for Archie years before either of them? ;)

Also, Sylvanna is an original series I came up with about a hundred years ago when Ian and I were both still Sonic fans. He took interest then, and we wanted to work on it together for years. Finally got the chance I guess. :)

Also, when ya gots bills to pay, you do what you're good at to pay 'em. By definition, a professional is someone who makes money doing what they do. :D
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KrockomodoHobbyist General Artist
It must be nice having connections in places like Archie. You get to take advantage of some fantastic talent that way.
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KrockomodoHobbyist General Artist
Ah. Well that's different then. Sorry for the misconception. So what life in Archie like for you?
Bolt-the-Wolf-Real's avatar
This has got to be the coolest echidna oc I've ever seen!
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
Awwh, why thank you :D
A-hardie's avatar
Produced in good old photoshop huh?
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
Good AND old :D
A-hardie's avatar
Me predicts fan arts for you!
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
Oooooooooo x 2
A-hardie's avatar
Must say it's nice to see SOMEONE remembers chaos forms
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HanakoFairhallHobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this character of yours, saw her way back on Team Artail ^_^

It's great to see her again ^^
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
:D Thanks, doll!
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HanakoFairhallHobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! ^___^ I'm glad I had the pleasure of seeing her in the early days! (Team Artail) ^^
Alex-the-Teknian's avatar
I have seen this character of yours Ruby and I have to say, its quite cool seeing her different forms in your actual style today, I have to say, your sonic Fan character is one of my favorites =)
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
Why thank you so much :D
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TheIronClownProfessional General Artist
damn i love me some Echidnas, these forms look fantastic
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
I do too -- thanks!
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cvetdispersiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
gosh she's so cute. this is one of the best Sonic OCs i ever seen
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dawnbestProfessional Digital Artist
Well thank you my dear that is quite a compliment :)
Snowify's avatar
Oh I just adore Ruby.. I have a severe urge to draw her after seeing this. :heart:
I adore all the detail you put into Mecha Ruby, and I love how graceful Hyper Ruby looks.
I love her chest markings too.. really unique. <3
I'm all for fancharacters, they're fun! It's a shame people have to take them so seriously!
But as always, your art has severely inspired me back into drawing. <3 Always adore your art Dawn, keep up the incredible work. :heart:
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