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Sonic CD - My Hero by FilmmakerJ Sonic CD - My Hero by FilmmakerJ
My relationship with the Sonic series is that while I don't actually enjoy playing the games much, I basically enjoy every single thing about the original 3 games, and especially the Sonic CD sequel. The concept, the aesthetic, the way you interact with the worlds, the design of each world, the original cast of literally colorful characters, the game mechanics, and above all, the music.

The CD is my favorite of the original games, because it was the game I played most, since I was lucky enough to have a PC version back around 2001-2002. My favorite level was always "Tidal Tempest," because in the US version of the game, the song created for this level is incredible. It's so damn catchy, so damn smooth, and it oddly fits perfectly with the water-filled aspect. It's one of my strongest and fondest memories from childhood, along with the opening title sequence. I'm also happy to say that when I finally discovered what the original Japanese opening theme was, I loved it even more, and I learned about it nearly 5 years later in 2006. It was so awesome, I listened to it almost every day for a month. Which is kind of what I do with every song I like, but that's not the point.

Point is, this game is magnificent. Even compared to the well-beloved second outing of Sonic 2, the Sonic CD is my favorite because of how it elevates everything as an experience. It even adds more variety to the game by creating a randomizing mechanic where if you toggle a Past or Future switch in the Present level, you might just travel there, IF you managed to speed yourself up to "88 Miles Per Hour!" How cool is that?!

Sonic is probably the most radical thing from my childhood. And my love for it has shaped and guided my love for many other things, such as "Rock & Rule," "Kim Possible," "My Life as a Teenage Robot," "Ratchet and Clank," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and so much more.

EDIT: Mild atmospheric changes to saturation, sunlight, motion blur, which enhances character presence and vibrance.
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Keali Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This looks amazing, with the perspective and motion! The only thing not abiding to the motion of the running, is the skirt, which I guess has enough starched or just stiff. ^^ But that's just a small detail, easily missed in all the rest, like the amazing background. I almost mistook this for actual promotional material. 
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
That is a very high compliment. Thanks Keali. Hopefully my art will soon take on an even more polished appearance where that mistake will be more common. lol
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chadtheferret Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what about the comics?
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haven't had the chance to read them before. Wanted to, but I haven't been able to acquire the re-release collections.
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chadtheferret Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't it possible to read them online?
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Maybe, but I don't do that unless they're official releases.
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chadtheferret Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh?
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far one of my favourite fanarts from your gallery, I love how you made it dynamic by all those 'bots being shot at the viewer! Plus, it contains classic Amy :D Great perspective as well, and the circular horizon makes this super interesting.

Keep up the great work!
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you so so much. I am rather proud of taking things more extreme with this piece, cause it really paid off. And I shall. Plenty more where that came from.
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ManchinesAndMonsters Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
HeroineMarielys
check it out its really cool :D
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SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing fan art.
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you. One of my most complex.
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SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No problem
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DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
This is Awesome 
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foxheadTails Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
This picture is very smoothly drawn and perfectly framed; thumbs up!
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was really trying to do something bold and different for this. I have never attempted a fish-eye perspective before, but I felt this subject and scene really called for it.
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foxheadTails Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
Totally does!
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Heh, Sonic Mania is out and you pay a excellent tribute to the great Sonic CD. You are my hero ;)
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Best game I ever played back when I was 8 years old. So special, so original, so radical. I was floored when I found out about this infamous mashup of my favorite Sonic CD tune and the theme to Fresh Prince of Bel-air. www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0WAn8…
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
That Fresh Prince Mashup is awesome lol, thanks for the link ^^
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SpongicX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job! I still can't believe Amy wasn't included in Sonic Mania... 
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's a shame. They honestly should make Sally Acorn part of one of these games rather than just part of the cartoon and comics. Cause she's never been included in the game universe before.
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Sidewinderstriker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My all time favorite Sonic title. I use to play this and Sewer Shark all the time as a kid. Never did beat sewer shark though, and to be honest I'm still not sure if that one could be beat. Did get the good ending with Sonic CD once. Did anyone else ever play the game's built in soundtrack in their stereos? Ah memories.
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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
This is a very spectacular drawing of Sonic running away whilst carrying Amy from the Needlemouse badniks! I love the Little Planet you have done in the background!
The whole drawing is so inspirational and mind-blowing! :thumbsup: :la:
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
A very thorough and lovely description. Thank you for that.
The planetoid is actually a 3D model with a graphic texture laid over it. It helped to keep the perspective correct.
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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
You are very welcome! ^^
Wow, really? That is so incredible! Very well done! :thumbsup:
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Rolum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wonderfu lLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1]  Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Hello:
 I also have fond memories of Sonic CD, the only game of Sonic I played during my earlier years since  me and my friends have the SNES and I used to play the Megaman X games.

 But still, this is the best Sonic and you sure are right about the ambience of the game and the character designs :nod: .
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DarthAgros Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Artist
Wow looks awesome man.
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Seems to be a new "Favorite Magnet." Very glad to have pleased so many folks.
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DarthAgros Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Student Artist
yeah, its done very well. good job man
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Nafyo-Toons Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best game and soundtracks of all sonics games. Wonderful, just wonderful :clap:
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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ArtBasement Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much memories from this, thanks...
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aliamelody Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
wow my all of memories are come from sonic
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