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Sky Sanctuary Zone
Vs. Mecha Sonic
Sonic has been making progress through Angel Island's airborne sanctuary, but he keeps getting his progress halted by this strange new doppelganger. Sonic might not recognize it as the rebuilt form of the Death Egg's original guardian, but Mecha Sonic does not so easily forget. As the Death Egg comes so close to slipping away from Sonic's reach, Mecha Sonic makes his last stand at the ruins' apex. Sonic prepares for battle, confident that the Super form he just tore through so much of the area with will give him an easy win, but it is at that moment that his rings dwindle to zero, and he finds himself faced with a far greater fight than he could have imagined...
- I wasn't a hundred percent certain of what composition I was going to give this piece, but then I looked back on my last Mecha Sonic piece: [link]
and thought, "Hey, why don't I make a companion piece to that one?" So that's what we've got here; instead of Mecha Sonic's super form fading, it's our poor hero's. I still consider the past piece the stronger of the two, no question there, but it was about time I covered this battle in some form.
- Shading Mecha was a pain in the rear - I forgot that the only way I was able to pull that off last time was to use the brush tool to paint the sprite's palette onto my base color; a far cry from my normal Burn and Dodge shading.
- Mecha's pulling that pose where he just dashed across the screen in ball form, uncurled facing away from Sonic, and is now turning towards Sonic while falling. I knew that that was going to be asked about if I didn't mention here; hope this clears up why he looks like that.
- After doing that really complex BG for the last Mecha Sonic piece, having to implement the plain blue sky here felt like torture. I just wanted to put in so much more, but no dice.
Concept - Sonic Team
Piece - *Hazard-the-Porgoyle