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The Rudderbucks Restyled by DCLeadboot The Rudderbucks Restyled by DCLeadboot
Something I had considered for a long while, considering how original Hydrex and Pearl seem to have become since being designed as Sonic-inspired fan-characters... now with new anthro-style!

Now that "Hydrex Adventure" is finished and had some time to "settle" online, I feel more at liberty to unveil the new look.
In leaving the fandom, the Rudderbucks can now affiliate fully into Danbuster's world and don't have to be restrained by inspiration credit to Sonic Team - they are now completely my own creation! :D

(The new pic is based off one of my pencil-drawing, vector-traced in Flash)
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:icontheevstar:
TheEvstar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look fantastic in both styles! I especially like Pearl's swimsuit!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
All along, I'd had it in mind for Pearl to have an outfit that was modest but still tastefully showed her sexy figure - an ideal mate for an equally handsome male like Hydrex! :)
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TheFantasticMrFox Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
you know i think i like the anthro better.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that's good... because that's their official look now! ;) Thanks!
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Marleyizokxs Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
From skinny otter to manly muskalid! $_$
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yeah! :aww: But why the dollar-signs in the eyes...? :XD:
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Scurge-lonely-Dragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Awesome, you can certainly see the improvement =' ^^ '= and the contrast makes Hydrex's new eyes look all the more scary, LOL, sorry! O.O; :XD: ^^;
Particularly love the new fuzzy look of their tails ^^
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... thanks! :giggle:
Why scary, though? I'd be more worried about Hydrex if he was actually looking angry! :XD:
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:iconscurge-lonely-dragon:
It's simply the fact they have no whites-of-their-eyes. Pearl's aren't too bad, but there's so little contrast between the black and blue of Hydrex's that at first glace they seem like unfocussed, totally black orbs O.O;
Yes, that would be MUCH more reason to panic, LOL! XD
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps if I toned down the navy-blue later... :hmm:
Heh, yeah... Eggman brought it on himself! :XD:
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:iconscurge-lonely-dragon:
Maybe :-) or even just a thin sliver of white which would also help us see where he's looking =' =D '=

Indeed, LOL! xD
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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've only just gotten to know these two in the Sonic style, pretty much...but I'm digging their new, much more original style. It'll take some getting used to, but it's good. They look more natural. :nod: :thumbsup:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks very much! ;)
Well, I'm glad their new look is going down so well! They've got to live with those faces! :aww:
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linkythestoryteller Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   Writer
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The link is from a picture I drew of Hydrex and the prediction of the future cub XD
BTW Nice redesin XD- they look like real animals acting like humans XD
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad. ;)
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shadowthewedgehog Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The changes are subtle yet they make a big difference. They are awesome
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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:iconshadowthewedgehog:
shadowthewedgehog Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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:iconaxquirix:
Axquirix Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I think their eyes should still have some white, though.
Other than taht, very nice!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, probably have to give consideration to Danbuster and the others too, then...?
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Axquirix Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I guess so...
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LilDash Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
had fun? :XD:
both of them is great
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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TomTheFox Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Yeah, very nice natural look there :D I think you've made them your own completely :) Great job! ;)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, matey! :D Glad it's worked out that way!
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TomTheFox Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Any time! :hug:
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Frobman Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   Filmographer
That's a real good redesign. And I'm always one who's against Sonic fan characters, if only because I see it on every corner of the internet.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :) Possibly yet another reason for me to be redesigning the Rudderbucks to be completely standalone, I guess?
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HyritWolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I always wondered why you wanted them to remain sonic styled...

Guess it was all for after the flash you made huh?
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much so, I guess... the decision to redesign them was only made earlier this year - and by then it was too late to change them in the Flash (not without painstaking having to go through the entire thing again, fixing FBF head-turns, re-animating expressions and lip-synching all over again)... so I had to hold back with this new look till it was all finished.
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PhantomAvenwarrior Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Loving the new look, it's more natural now ;) (But then again, I never really had much favor for Sonic style in the first place :P)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yeah - guess the style had to update sooner or later! ;) Thanks!
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Looks cool. I do hope they still have adventures with Sonic and the gang, but at the same time, new adventures all cool too.

The only thing that I take issue with...and this is probably just me...no whites in their eyes. I mean, it seems dodgy. Strange. Not as much would be needed as in Sonic style, of course, but...

...well, try it out and see what you think and go from there. I'll respect your decision regardless. :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
Though, of course, the style change means they have more freedom, they can appear anyway they like! ;)
Yup, the style of the eyes - it's much more in keeping with Danbuster's style, with the eyes being coloured.
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Oh, I see!
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Blitz-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Nice updates of them.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Blitz-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
No problem.
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AlizeraSong Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that is a big change! :D Not bad, not bad at all. I like 'em! The anthri-style is a good change from the Sonic style, much more original. The eyes are a bit different, compared to the rest of them. But they still look great! :)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the changes, the eyes and faces were always going to be the biggest leap! ;) Thanks!
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AlizeraSong Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! ;)
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RedHairShay Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Quite a change. I like the new facial differences. Noyce!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... :giggle: Thanks! ;)
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MechanicalFirefly Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They surely have changed a lot. Good job :)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yup! ;) Thanks!
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grrrrrraaaaahhhhhhhh Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
WOW! That's a really big change!!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, indeed! ;)
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
i agree with everyone. the re-design is spectacular. :D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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