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My first attempts at drawing one of my favorite fictional characters, Antoine D'Coolette from the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' cartoon and comic. Whenever I draw a character from a cartoon or whatever for the first time, I draw them in the original style (in this case, SatAM Antoine [that would be the head on the lower left side]), then try sketching them in a few experimental styles. I'm particularly fond of the embarassed/sheepish Ant at the bottom.

Oh, yeah, and the poodle guy in the upper left corner is Ant's uncle in my story-verse, Olivier.

Ant belongs to Archie and DIC, and Olivier is my creation.
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bunnikkila Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The 'eep!' face is really cute! Your Antoine style is great.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Omnicenos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
That's an excellent 'grr' face, and you have the snooty face down pat.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you; I'm pretty happy with how the both of those expressions turned out. :D
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Mistress-Rachael Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
In the far right corner...just below the one expression that looks like he's trying to tell you that he's spotted you doing something naughty (XD), he looks so damn suave! :D I think he's about to show off his ladykiller moves or something. XD

:3 This is some good stuff you got here, the expressions are fun and cute, especially the one where his ears are to the side to make him look like he feels bad for doing something wrong. :3 Antoine is so adorable...I mean that too. ^^
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, maybe he’s about to mack on Bunnie? :D

Anyways, I'm glad you like 'em! Character expressions are my favorite things to work on. I admit, I tried to make Antoine look a little more appealing then how he was usually drawn in the comic and the show (tho as of late, he does look better in the comic).
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Mistress-Rachael Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
O.o! You sure he isn't still trying that on Sally? Just a thought...^^;

I think there is something about Antoine that appeals to guys and girls, he's that kind of guy you can admire without feeling nervous about that fact. I have to say, I really do like what you did with him, his expressions make him look mature and ready to take on anything. :3 Besides, how can anyone resist a face like that?
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I guess you never know (tho I like to think he's about to sweet-talk Bunnie, IMO)... :-P

I've never been nervous to admot that I like Antoine, but I have heard a few say that they like him and wanted to do fanfics about him, but were more or less afraid to because he's not a popular character. Kinda sad when you allow fandom opinion to influence who you choose to write about, y'know?

You think I make him look mature? That's awesome to hear. :D
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Mistress-Rachael Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
I'm using Antoine as a permanent character in a story that I'm writing, I feel that he needs some coverage, even if it's a small amount. I feel that most of the other Archie Comic based characters are overshadowed by the ones used in video games, their use seems to be limited to pen and ink, not polygons and 3D models. I guess some people are too easily influenced by what is popular, as opposed to what they care about deep down inside.

Technically, Antoine is one of the older male characters, and I think he looks awesome when he shows off how mature and suave he can be. He's got the mojo that Sonic tends to lack, and that's something even a coolness factor can never top, ever. :D Oh, and you're welcome. ^^ I just had to say something about that.

Maybe my next character article should be about Antoine. If I can create a dissection of Robotnik, I can dissect the personality and excellent qualities that Antoine has to offer. :3
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O rlly? I'll have to check out your work. And yeah, I too get the strong impression that the Archie/SatAM-based chars usually tend to be kinda ignored. I know "to each their own" and all, but I believe your "pple being easily influenced by popular characters and stuff" has merit based on what I've seen and continue to see of the fandom (I've lurked at a couple of Sonic forums and such for a while).

Wow, you're one of the first pple I’ve ever seen say that Ant has a mojo that Sonic tends to lacks. Therefore, you deserve 10,00 cool points. :D And I agree, I think that Antoine's at his best when he's being all mature and smooth. I'd be interested in checking out your character articles as well. Character dissections intrigue me.
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Mistress-Rachael Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
I'm the observant type, I study the habits of random people (meaning I just find a few things they do and note their personal traits and interests...to an extent). Characters get the same kind of treatment: I study them and find their habits and interests. Antoine deserves a little more time in the public's eye. :3

^^; Well, Antoine isn't afraid to show some love to the ladies. I'll be sure to give Antoine some good coverage in my next article. :3
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds really interesting. Maybe I should try that -- it might help me in character-building for stories and such.

And I'll be looking forward to your article about Antoine!
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ZiggyShadowDust Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
They're lovely drawings. Fab job =D !
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Comickook Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Wonderful doodle work, my friend. :-D
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks; glad you like it!
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