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Sonic Experimental #1 by Metal-Skotty Sonic Experimental #1 by Metal-Skotty
I want to hear criticism! Go and tell me how good/bad this looks and what to improve.

This is a try to give Sonic a more real-ish look. The colouring is made like this because I'm just bad at colouring.
I don't know how exact the lineart is and if there should be changes in proportions or something like that. At least now, the time I am writing this comment, I still "like" my own picture. Maybe I won't like it anymore in 2 hours.
The more I draw the more problems I have drawing Sonic. His strange anatomy and especially face make me crazy everytime I try to draw him.
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ShadowMSD Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fluffy Sonic a good idea
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Journey-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a really interesting and unique design for sonic, good to see a new interesting spin on an old boring character design. I really like the detailed shading and design; kindof reminds me of a friend's style. the lighting is also very good. The proportions arent like sonic but; neither is this new design idea. the proportions are perfect for this new design.


(also, hello there! didnt know you were on here too, hehe. i know you from twp. ^^)
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Metal-Skotty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. There are still some mistakes on this picture. And I am not sure how a full body picture could look like. The original design still gives me headache.

(Yes, saw you today on TWP.)
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Leviathan66 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
That would be nice of you if you make a full-sized pic
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Metal-Skotty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes thats right, but I don't know how much detail I should add to the rest of the body. It's not meant to give Sonic more human characteristics. Just a reworked design to make it easier for me to draw him on a bit realistic way without changing the design too much.
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Leviathan66 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2014
I think Sonic Boom's early concepts can be useful here to make a full size. Your new vision of Sonic is making him more realistic and less cartoon-like, but not more humanized. Sonic was always an anthropomorphic animal by default. 
Check out those:
i.imgur.com/JjjVlfc.jpg
www.sonicstadium.org/wp-conten…

I guess that yours version of Sonic also requires to be clothed. Pants for example.

BTW, wish you good luck in further experiments. I am eager to see Tails or Knuckles too.
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Metal-Skotty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for those pictures.
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Leviathan66 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
I love it. Biker mice from mars like.
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Sonic-fan17 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
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Cevelr Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to hear criticism! Go and tell me how good/bad this looks and what to improve.
I'll try~

I actually think your coloring is nice ^w^ smooth, gives form and texture, etc. it gives the piece a 3D look.
Do you use a tablet? I think it could be improved if the lines have weight or a gradual blur, so it matches the softer color style.
I like your concept of a 'realistic' Sonic. I especially like how the main quill-chunks (How do I phrase this? xD) separate into smaller quills, but you can still see the main quills. And I like how the muzzle is fluffy, without losing the overall 'masculine' feel.
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Metal-Skotty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the criticism!
Yes you are right about the lines. While this picture wasn't meant as a experiment in colouring or line art, at least the colouring is experimental for me. I just was too lazy for shading and ended up with that.
I just really should find some good references for line weight etc. since I dont have any ideas/experience there.
And you are absolutely correct about the quills. I wanted them to be visible as the "main quills" while still having them look more like single quills.
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Whoknows4682 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Nice. This is actually how I envisioned sonic in a more realistic way. Having two eyes, rather two in one like his usual appearance. I also like instead of having 3-5 thick quills, he has lots of tiny/thin ones. Keep up the good work, buddy.
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DARKZADAR-ZERO Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not bad an interesting concept ! 
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