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Calculating Crusher of the Lava Land

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Lava Reef Zone
Vs. Heat Arms

As Sonic leaves a large portion of Angel Island's lethal lava land behind, he comes across yet another of the nefarious doctor's mechanical creations. The rigid, calculating, and unnerving giant hand leaps from below to crush Lava Reef's blue intruder, but can it hope to outmaneuver our hedgehog hero, or can it only expect a heavy dose of spinning righteous fury?

Production Notes:
- Well hello folks. First boss piece of 2012, almost halfway into it. Yeah, that was one stretch of inactivity I found to be rather painful. Well, the schooling for game programming has been very rigorous lately, so I am fortunate to have had enough time for this piece. Again, I hope this marks an increased period of activity.
- I'm quite pleased with the lava's appearance. Back when I did Lava Reef's Hot Mobile battle (one of the first classic era bosses I ever did, actually) I just made any old lava texture without giving a flying fig about accuracy. Thankfully I've become more apt at capturing the scenes accurately since then, so with a little forethought, I made what you see above.

Other notes will invariably come up as I respond to comments.

Until the next one folks.

Concept - Sonic Team
Piece - *Hazard-the-Porgoyle
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SonicJasper20th's avatar
Man your pictures are amazing, I don't know why I keep commenting on them, it just brilliant. ^^
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HyperSonicXdAHobbyist Writer
What I really like in your pics, is that some of the times, Sonic's making epic dodges, whereas otherwise, he's like: "Oh ****!".
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Sonicrules6078Professional Digital Artist
...........WHAHOOO............XD :D :)
Rose-Supreme's avatar
You really seem to make the bosses have textures just like the game, only in HD and 3D.
Keep it up.
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BrendaBsiHobbyist Digital Artist
i like it n.n
DestinyDecade's avatar
DestinyDecadeHobbyist General Artist
I always remember this boss in the first act of Lava Reef. Simple strategy yes (if you were Super or Hyper Sonic) but if you didn't have any Chaos Emeralds, you're forced to rely on more different methods. And if you're not careful, you can get smushed. You captured the scene really well and I like it. I know that Sonic will find a way out of it for sure and stop Eggman. You did a great job with this picture. Well done as always.
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Skye-IzumiHobbyist Digital Artist
Well here's a glitch on Sonic and Knuckles no 3. Even if you were Super Sonic that hand could still crush and kill you
DestinyDecade's avatar
DestinyDecadeHobbyist General Artist
That actually happened with Super Tails.
Skye-Izumi's avatar
Skye-IzumiHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it happens in Sonic & Knuckles. Because I've been crushed by it just standing their as Super Sonic. It may have been fixed with Sonic 3 & Knuckles, But it still happens in Sonic & Knuckles
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DestinyDecadeHobbyist General Artist
But it happened to me with Super Tails. Ain't lying.
Skye-Izumi's avatar
Skye-IzumiHobbyist Digital Artist
Then it most still happen with Super/Hyper Sonic, becase I have been crushed by it in the past whle transformed.
DestinyDecade's avatar
DestinyDecadeHobbyist General Artist
Ouch.
Skye-Izumi's avatar
Skye-IzumiHobbyist Digital Artist
Well it makes it the 2 Boss in sonic history that can damage/kill Super Sonic. First one being the Big Arms at the end of Sonic 3
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Hexidextrous's avatar
I remember this boss. I wonder what it would look like if we got to see the rest of it, and not just the one arm and the antennas.
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BlueknigthskeletonHobbyist General Artist
Probably just an Incomple Kyodai Egg Robo.
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Krizart-DAHobbyist General Artist
Good work!I remember the mini-boss XD
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ConnallRobotnik8Student General Artist
Sorry, for commenting another odd point on one of your deviations, but I've just realised that the hand mini-boss here is the exact same hand that belongs to the Great Eggman Robo of Death Egg Zone Act 2. :wow:
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Hazard-the-PorgoyleHobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed true. I always thought their similarity only went as far as their attack pattern and general appearance, but now that I've become more familiar with this boss, I can see it is indeed exactly the same in appearance when compared to the Great Eggman Robo's hands. Huh.
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ConnallRobotnik8Student General Artist
You could say the and belongs to an early, one-armed version of the Giant Egg Robot. :XD:
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ConnallRobotnik8Student General Artist
Congrats on submitting new deviations, Hazard. :D They're more fascinating and detailed than ever. :nod:
NellyTHedge09's avatar
NellyTHedge09Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic! I like colors shades :D
this was my favorite level :P
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ReshiDaVanciStudent Digital Artist
Amazing job here. This image is beyond words I must say, the shades were fantastic prooving that you have a lot of knowlenge of how to make them great, the hand is far even more beautiful and it sure looks like a 3-D model of a game, the lava and rocks textures are very impressive dude. Keep it up!
superxel90's avatar
i remember heat arms of sonic & knuckles in lava reef act 1.
you do very good and excelent draws and i hope to i can see more of this.
MercuryKnightOfStorm's avatar
hand: hmmm... i know there's something different about these rocks, i just can't put my finger on it.
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