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Sky Sanctuary Zone by NextGrandcross Sky Sanctuary Zone by NextGrandcross
Been waiting to do this pic.

anyway, Sky Sanctuary, an ancient Echidna city floating high above the atmosphere, untouched by man until the the whole Death Egg Fiasco. SS got a total overhaul in Generations, it's structures were a mix of Aztec, Egyptian, greek and Babylonian architecture, with somewhat of a high tec vibe going on, also it became populated with various tropical birds.

The one thing Sky Sanctuary was missing in Generations is the annoyance of the third Sonic metallic doppelganger, Mecha Sonic, and also Classic Knuckles, which is a little sad that neither of them are present. HOWEVER with all the crazy sidemissions present, best not to rule them out yet.

Also note that their are Black Egg Robo's who shoot missiles out of their heads.

I will say this got a bit messy, mainly with the clouds, bluring and the lineart, but I ain't doing any more to this.

This is problemly my last pic, cause Generations will be out next week and let's say I'll be pretty dag preoccupied playing the game if ya get my drift. the next image after this will be Seaside Hill.

EDIT: Well well, looks like folks down in Texas got the game early, and the Sonic Retro Guy's have already been busy getting stuff down.

Here's Modern Classic Sanctuary Folks! [link]
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The vision is stunning, with clear and organized art, yet a perfectly "cluttered" background. It appeals to the eye in a fantastic array of color pallettes as well as a style sure to make anyone gasp with delight.

While it is a fanart, and so cannot be completely original, the way the fanart was excecuted was flawless! It represents a truly amazing fan art. I would like to say that in terms of originality, this one truly made such an original point of view that it is eye candy.

The technique is beautiful! There aren't strangely blended colors, and it looks like it was made with a digital and traditional medium. The colors also blend harmoniously, not mashing up to create a strange scene, but as if you are standing on the spot!

The impact is truly amazing as a final result. The art is dynamic all over, amazing positions and stances. We seem to truly be with the characters. Nothing more can be said!

Overall, I would like to congratulate the artist on their fine display of a stunning, inspiring piece of art.
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SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love this piece. Fighting the robots all the way.
DanLuna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017   General Artist
Raven: *GASP!* Awesome You captured it so well!! :winner: So amazing!
MVered417 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Can you please do:

-Casino Street Zone.

-Mad Gear Zone.

-Sweet Mountain Zone.

-Starlight Carnival Zone.

-Aquarium Park Zone.
Lord-Metallix32X Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Mad gear and casino street are essentially just clones of casino night and metropolis, I'm suprised you even referred to them as that
Demonkid500 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I dig this illustration. I love classic Sonic. So much fun and mischief.
Midcity-Cartoons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent action angle and appearance of the zone! Great art!
Kuncklesthehedgehog1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Artist
RoseStarlightGlimmer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
epic battle
Daniel-Eggman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ActiveRed Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All your work is so good. Lots of life in these sonic pics - well done
Part-TimeArtist Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOH LOOK THERE HE IS XD :iconmechasonicplz:
Part-TimeArtist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really good *fav*
SuperKatieTheTimpani Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this was so awesome i'm useing it as my desktop wallpaper!
luk234 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I absolutely love this. It really makes me feel the same way I felt when I first reached Sky Sanctuary zone for the first time.
JORISGUY7XD Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I loved playing this game!
FireMankey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Hey, so I'm thinking you should totally apply for a job drawing for the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. Like srsly. Go do art for them.
D-Prototype Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Back to back!
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great job.
FinnXTheXHuman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zombieman99 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
i like how you put it where sonic and knuckles are fighting side by side
Dan-Rowbell Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's very nice : P
Portosilva Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
You draw Sonic really well. The classic design is the best!
CDAntiAlias Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
This is so awesome i'm crying...
RFKirby Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
This is stunning, the look of Sonic and Knuckles one behind another, it's already the fact that they're fighting for this island! The look of the death egg from above seems as if it's watching the two heroes. Definitely, I love this!
soundthefox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
awesome drawing!
PlebNC Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In Sonic Generations, Metal/Mecha Sonic appears as a mini-boss once the 1st set of challenges are unlocked. It's a fun and easy fight but I won't spoiler the details of it.

I like that you've used the "classic sonic" drawing style for this, which the period in Sonic's timeline nicely. Very impressive overall.

I'm still waiting for the day Sonic starts saying "way past cool" again, lol.
NextGrandcross Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
You do relize that Metal Sonic and Mecha Sonic are two seperate robots do you?
PlebNC Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No. No I don't. As far as I've known there's always been 1 robot sonic, Metal Sonic. I assumed Mecha Sonic was a localised name like the Eggman/Robotnik name switch. Obviously, apparently I'm wrong which I accept.
ScourgeTheHedgehog20 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the Mecha Sonic in the bg. Well done!
Rush-aran Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I think everyone else has already said it, but I'll say it anyway: you are good enough to be on the Archie comics staff.
ANDREU-T Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Awesome!! Sonic the Hedgehog 3, one of the best games ever!!
question-mark-man Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Very rarely do I find a picture that compels me to keep looking at it, as if something in my subconscious wanted me to take in every inch of the picture and commit it to memory. Oh the nostalgia! Great picture.
Torchwood-5 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loved this level in Generations
PrinceEndRailway Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
love the eggrobos :D
Marxhog Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! I like the Death Egg "watching" from the skies, and the dark robot Mecha Sonic. oh, right, and the EggRobos. EggRobos everywhere
ClearFog Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your really Talented dude do some more of these :)
ClearFog Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ravenf6 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Sky Sanctuary has to be my favorite zone in regards to S & K. The idea you're in this ancient city, hovering in the sky. You want to marvel at the architecture and how the city stays afloat, but you can't- the Death Egg rising from the clouds heralds an attack that threatens to destroy what's left of the ruins.

I liked fighting Mecha Sonic throughout the stage. And that was just the eye of the storm compared to what followed aboard the Death Egg itself.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to see this zone in Generations. I loved the overhaul, but they still kept the music. The awesomness was more than my desire :) .

Speaking of which, I found this remix track(Project Chaos), a few years ago. Goes well with this- [link]
Aros2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Classic Knuckles, where for art thou? Well, at least he's HERE.
digitdude99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
sonic 3 FTW
PhantoonDraygon781 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Sonic and Knuckles. This was a stage from Sonic and Knuckles
DFX4509B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A real stage when playing as Sonic, but a fight with Mecha Sonic when playing as Knuckles.
Radical-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just too cool!
FlintENT Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic, epic, epic!!

I don't care for this stage, but you just made me like it now. :)
TerribleToadQueen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Great work on this!
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LPGlauncher Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
SHIBUYA401 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! love the perspective! Very cool :D
Hacinwielder Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Wow, this is one of the best sky sanctuary pics I've ever seen. My hat goes off to you.
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