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This is a small tribute to the genesis Sonic era. I admit, Im a sucker for the classic style.

Couple things I want to note. First of all, Sonic look familiar? I made the lineart of this late last year but after losing interest in this picture for a while, I took half of what I had already done of Sonic and turned it into this [link] . With that said, a few things like the back light on him make more sense.

Secondly, I took inspiration from Super Mario Galaxy's stylish lighting (even though I've never played the game). I combined it with a more realistic type of shading to make an interesting effect. Also I knew I wanted to have a fantasy-like background but had no idea how to go about doing it but Im satisfied with the result.

Done in Photoshop CS2

Sonic and related © :iconsegalogoplz:
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silverfam's avatar
the background is beautiful
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StephOCHStudent Digital Artist
I adore the background you drew here!! ^^ and i love how this turned out! Truly amazing!!
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BentigiriStudent Digital Artist
TAILS!!!
IS SO ADORABLE!!!!
😍😍😍😍
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MegaCharizardValorHobbyist Traditional Artist
Tails is so cute...
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Aww, I like the use of the tile layout from Sonic 3's Special Stages. The poses are awesome too. :)
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Looks like early 3D Sonic art...
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violetthebat1Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!! :D
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SigacomerHobbyist Digital Artist
It gets the "Genesis"-"Mega Drive" feeling absolutely right!!
Gongrats pal!!
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Kuncklesthehedgehog1Student Artist
Sonic 3 and Knuckles special stages
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ForgottenGlowXHobbyist Artist
"exspoleds" from tails cuteness
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BUGHS-22Hobbyist General Artist
SUPER!!
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Sparklycupcake23Student Artist
CUUUTTEEE
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Amg, very beautiful~!! *0*
MindScatter's avatar
now this looks awesome, old school sonic looking like it's in 3D and the background is amazing and even the floor had it's own shine, I love it. 
piiikacho's avatar
damn you are SO good at drawing, how long did it take you to make this?
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Ian-exe Digital Artist
wow thats so cool
NaturalDreamer18's avatar
;w; I am in awe of this picture. Simply outstanding work. :3
pengie9290's avatar
Aww! Tails is so cute–AHH! HOLY $#@! ROBOTNIK LOOKS SCARY!
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gaunt007Hobbyist General Artist
i'm crying inside right now...so beautiful....
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Lucky-Sonic-77-dHobbyist General Artist
Great job on the shading!
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Powershade117Hobbyist Writer
The original trio and the villain they have fought since the beginning. Gotta love it. XD
Although...I wouldn't jump on that box. It could hold a...nasty surprise. ^_^
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4eyez95Professional Digital Artist
Brings Back alot of memories!
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emerald-songHobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me way back when I owned a sega genesis and would be playing these games early on the weekend mornings. I love the classic genesis games a lot--obviously because they were a part of my childhood :D
Excellent job on the art here. Gotta love the array of colors mixed in to make this gem of an artwork stand out :aww:
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