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Sonic Redesign- Rouge

I really wanted to learn more about character design. The idea of re-imagining the Sonic cast intrigued me because it seemed to present a lot of fun and interesting challenges.
Not only did I find that the franchise had a lot of cool, weird concepts to work with, like “ purple kitty pyro queen” or “evil shape shifter”, but there was the issue of creating a sense balance and diversity between the characters as a whole.

For reasons unknown to my self I kept adding to the project. Earlier drawings were more zany, illustrative and experimental and later versions were softer and three-dimensional.

Rouge the Bat-
A spy and a thief that also goes on treasure hunts in her spare time. Though I have yet to witness her ever actually steal or successfully spy on anything.

I decided to try and make Rouge small and nimble in comparison to the rest of the cast, making her sort of like a manipulative shoulder devil plucking at the mental strings of taller characters like Knuckles and Shadow. Maneuverability and small frame makes her ideal for reconnaissance and various spy things like climbing through vents. The headscarf is not only a part of her namesake, but a plot point. It muffles her delicate bat hearing.
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warahi's avatar

And not a boob in sight.

they look like they are from dungeeunes and dragons

Pixelbit0's avatar
on its own the designs great, but when comparing this to rouge it kinda feels off
Pixelbit0's avatar
on its own the designs great, but when comparing this to rouge it kinda feels off
SterileRitalin's avatar
maybe its the white and red color palette, but i can't help but thing of arukenimon's human form from digimon adventure 02,
Pyroraptor42's avatar
Woah now this is a Rouge I can get behind!
Also, is there some Arukenimon inspiration here?
Shadowknight132's avatar
Anyone else think Fawful?
BipolarKitKat's avatar
She did some successful stealing and spying in Sonic Adventure 2. When you play the dark side campaign you play as her breaking into a military base to steal a chaos emerald and it's later revealed she joined eggman to get secret info on him.
Artificial-Thunder's avatar
This one is one of my favorites. It looks like a cross between Kill Bill and Haruko from FLCL. The angles and pose really nail her personality. I'd probably like the character a lot more than I actually do if she looked something like this, especially if this design were paired with a raspier and sharper voice than the one she has now.
McP13's avatar
<Triggerable> This redesign is far, far FAR, FAAAAAAAR more superior than whatever Sega made. Hats off to you mate.
zigaudrey's avatar
This redesign is my favourite.

I don't hate her original design for having a beautiful figure(which she is proud of,I can think of her having a fake seductif trait to distract boy and get her goal) but the design there.

I love this design,it make her mysterious and match her spy/thieft/noctural trait.
Love the fact she uses her blue diamond as claws.She shows to have an aggresive side. ;)

Love her ouftit and her shades/sunglasses,it is like "What is she hiding?She is full of mysteries".
And she look like small,which make her cute too! :3
helloyourataco's avatar
Quick question would she be like shifu cause looks like she would fight like him and slightly resembles him (and that is a compliment its a really cool redesign)
PeanutbutterSandman's avatar
Can I draw fanart of your Rouge?  Holy crap she's just so beautiful this way and, wow, looks super fun to draw.
Nerfuffle's avatar
Oh of course! I thought she was fun to draw too. Thanks so much!
TheToastervision's avatar
Her design reminds me of that game... The Traveler? Wanderer? Something along those lines.
AniGami's avatar
Yo this is sick
VirXeno's avatar
Seriously what the fuck is with people bashing you with these designs. It's your art you can do what you want with it. And fuck all those people getting pissy over stupid shit. And just ganna say you're art and designs are beautiful and really something unique to find in this fandom. I gotta say I absolutely love Rouge and she is a girl with a nice bod and being proud of it isn't a bad thing either, it's one thing I really love about her. But the thing is people see her as nothing but a sex object in this fandom really. I honestly don't mind bat titties but I do think this design does show off her personality a lot more and I really like the more bat like design. People are so caught up in the tits that they forget she's a sassy, manipulative, and is one of the most intelligent characters in the series. And also she can still be flirty and be proud of her sexiness without the revealing clothing. And it seems the people bashing you seem to forget there's a lot more to rouge then just her tits.
ThaRandomAnchiornis1's avatar
if They went with this Design then Knuxouge wouldn't be degrading Knuckles Character
RoyalKnightV's avatar
Fan-freakin-tastic, these designs show more vision than any of the last games or the half-*ss*d Sonic Boom redesigns. They tried to mix things but but wussed out and went half-way. Something like this would have helped.
BarbaricSpaceWhale's avatar
I'm glad with the approach you took to Rouge. Her canon design is one of the few that really irked me (though I don't want to go into why).

This design has a really nice structure, especially with her ears. She also looks appropriately batty!

Is there a reason you didn't add more detail to her limbs and under her coat? It seems like something should be there. I love the design, just wondering.
Kaiju-Human's avatar
So, takin' a shot in the dark here, but I seem to remember in your sonic actually had sonic. But I look through you're gallery now and I can't find him anywhere. Where'd Sanic go? D:
SpaghettiSultan's avatar
Sweet mother of Walter Disney she looks awesome!  She looks like something from a European cartoon
blaruesfox's avatar
Somebody make a fighting game out of these designs dag nabbit!
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