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How It's Made - Hazard Edition by Hazard-the-Porgoyle How It's Made - Hazard Edition by Hazard-the-Porgoyle
Last Redone: June 24, 2012

So, as the title indicates, here's a piece that demonstrates the techniques I use to make the pieces I do. It's quite often asked, "What programs and techniques did you use to make this?" and this is my very informative answer.

I'd normally link to all of the pieces I took parts from to make this, but there are so many in this case that it would just be easier for people to ask for links to the pieces if they cannot locate them within my gallery.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask.

Boss and Sonic concepts - Sonic Team and partner companies
Piece and Hazard - *Hazard-the-Porgoyle
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:iconflurmimon:
Flurmimon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, it gives inspiration to make their own stuff! I prefer using Photoshop, but taking some of the advices and using it in the way how the program deals it can create a similar effect.
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FreddyDoesGaming Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for giving me the link. i will use them if i get them of course.
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Jyellowstudio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing, must be a pain in the neck to DL these stuff.
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:iconhazard-the-porgoyle:
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DL?
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Jyellowstudio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, I meant do.
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Asuyuka-Kimeno Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very sweet.  Thanks for the detailed Burn/Dodge explanation, I completely forgot it after several years of disuse, then tried teaching it to a good friend for CG coloring.  That... turned out hilariously bad.  This was a good refresher course.

Do you have any more resources for vector art?  I'm curious in learning more, I love vectors. :)
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:iconhazard-the-porgoyle:
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greetings; apologies for the delayed reply. I'm glad you like what I've produced here. As far as more info on how I do my vector stuff, all I can really say is that I use Flash like a person would use MS Paint - line tool, shapes, color fill tool, etc. Other than that, it's just about using layers and the infinite manipulation features to my advantage. Not sure there's much else to say.
Process this, and let me know if you have more questions.
Thank you for this comment.
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scarnic14 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Very interesting I like it
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MelanieTheBobcat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome arts! You draw in the retro style very well. Could you tell me how you do it?
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words. When you say retro style, I assume you mean the shading displayed on pieces like this one, [link] and a majority of that was handled with Burn and Dodge shading (while having a piece of official artwork at my side for reference so I knew what I could and could not do), and then there were a couple of other tricks. One was making slabs of black in another layer in Flash where some hard shadows were going to be (in the picture I linked to, the arm-to-glove-cuff connection area on the far arm displays this well) and using those slabs in Photoshop plus the Burn tool to darken areas on the actual render. The other trick was making the white parts off-white after I had finished shading them, and that involved copying them to a different layer in Photoshop, using the Hue/Saturation Tool -> Colorize to turn them turquoise-ish, then I applied a layer setting to get it to affect the while correctly.

I hope this answered more questions than it generated.
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MelanieTheBobcat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
The part about trying the styles, does that mean the Cel Shaded and Gradient Styles too?
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which part are you referring to exactly?
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was referring to try them out.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The cel shading might not be a bad alternate style to look into using, but gradients and characters do not mix. (Unless you're using gradients on small portions of a cel shading job; then it's okay.)
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okay.
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Ieshianicole33 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Writer
Wow! That's alot of work to use for those 3D pieces, but it's very informative. I hope you keep this on the site...if I ever download any digital art software, I may come back it for future reference!
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ConnallRobotnik8 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Nicely updated. :aww:
I didn't know you were a fan (or, at least, someone who has knoledge of the characters from) Sonic Underground. :XD:
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like the guide. As far as Underground goes, not a fan, but I've sampled bits and pieces of just about every Sonic continuity/adaptation that has existed, just to be informed. With the American shows, I was able to view a number of episodes from SU, SatAM, and a tiny bit of AoSTH online through a fan site that I'm not sure exists anymore.
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ConnallRobotnik8 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah. :D
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:icondeviousultimate:
DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't get step 3 when it comes to the ears though.
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:iconhazard-the-porgoyle:
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The use of the Lasso Tool, or the fact that the ear can be selected that way without selecting the rest of the head?
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
The fact that the ear can be selected that way without selecting the rest of the head.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just draw more outlines in Flash to section it off. This is indeed something I'd like you to look into doing.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
So add more lines?
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. I usually do this just before exporting the piece, and I don't save this little extra bit of work.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okay.
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:icondeviousultimate:
DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmbisonyesplz:
:iconnessokayplz:

But in all seriousness, I hope this answers many of your questions.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
?
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your lengthy yes reminded me of this: [link] and I posted the icon of the plz account associated with that video's meme.

Then Ness from EarthBound popped in for no reason to say "OKAY".

Yep.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
XD!! GOOD ONE!!!!
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Do you use the pen tool for certain objects.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never use the Pen Tool in either program. In Flash, the drawing tools are Line, Free Transform, and the various shape laying tools. In Photoshop, I mainly manipulate/shade the pieces I make in Flash, so no drawing really occurs there, aside from very simple shapes that get smudged/distorted.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
OOHHH.
Do have Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II: Metal?
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:iconhazard-the-porgoyle:
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed I do have Episode Metal. Why do you ask?
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:icondeviousultimate:
DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
You completed it?
I did.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. It was hardly as bad as some people say. I've played so many levels designed by Dimps that I have become all too familiar with the tricks they use, and as such, Episode Metal went down pretty easily.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah.
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DeviousUltimate Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I used to do the same on my old account.
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Mespaint Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!
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Crescent-Winged Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Writer
Wow. Thank you so much.

I've been trying to find out how people do those really great 3D looking artworks without linearts. I have mostly been playing around with different brushes on different settings (mostly the airbrush) since I only ever used the dodge and burn tool on their default settings since I wasn't photoshop savvy at the time and was worried I would mess it up.

Once again, thanks a bunch.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the techniques mentioned here. I'm sure plenty of other people who pull off line-less pieces are probably wondering why I use the techniques I do; they're probably quite unconventional because I use two programs instead of one. Keep experimenting, and you'll develop something that works for you quite well.
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Crescent-Winged Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Writer
Thank you, and I will.

I admit that somtimes when I have art block, I just find a free lineart and practice all different coloring techniques using it. I don't tend to upload them unless I think they are some of the better ones. It's a lot quicker than drawing up a sketch to color sometimes.
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90sCat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a question :)
Do you think the dodge and burn technique would work ok for doing art that replicates the shading style Sonic was originally drawn in?
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have created a few pieces over the years that might answer your question:
[link]
[link]
[link]
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90sCat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are very cool, and thanks :) It'll be my first time trying it out.
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Sonictheepichog Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For macromedia flash 8 proffessional and adobe please.

plus, i love your artwork :)
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here are the pages for the current versions of each product.
Adobe Flash Professional CS5: [link]
Adobe Photoshop CS5: [link]
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Sonictheepichog Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find a good link. Can someone help me?
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