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Happy New Years all!

This is a redesign of Sealia, the seal member of the Arctic Freedom Fighters who appeared in issue 21 of the Archie Sonic series (here's a small group picture: archiesonic.wikia.com/wiki/Fil…). I personally thought that she could've been better designed then what she was, and came up with this. I used the same body structure used for Rotor and just gave her a more feminine build (her legs are too long I think). As you can see in the comic scan, she originally had a longsleeved shirt too, but I forgot to add sleeves, then decided that I liked it that way.

Drawing a good seal face is kind of tricky, and I think she could be cuter...
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   General Artist
Awesome.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome.
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Ryushusupercat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she looks friggin awesome like this! :D In canon design, her current face is good, but the body...

How does she walk??? O.O
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

I totally agree. Like I was telling someone else, it just seems like every time she'd try to walk, she would fall right over.
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Ryushusupercat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^

And IKR??? :V
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
It's a cute redesign of her. :) The face, and sleeveless shirt look nice especially. The Rotor-like feet don't make her very seal-like, but they arn't a bad idea. (Come to think of it, how does she walk on those flippers?)
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Yeah, I really like how her face and outfit came out myself.

I see what you mean about her feet, but the fact that the comic artists have her walking on her flippers just weirds me out. I suspect they do it because of how real seals are built, but it looks so awkward, IMHO. I mean, I know canon gives us stuff like blue hedgehogs, but it just seems like anytime she'd ty to walk she'd end up flat on her face, y'know?
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I guess you have a point considering Rotor's a walrus, and he lacks the fins.
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tiedye237 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I don't think I read that issue of Sonic or not, but Sealia looks neat. ;)
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. That particular issue was titled "Way Past Cool".

That reminds me, I need to go digging around on a certain messageboard, see if that picture of her original design is still up or not. I had it on Image Shack, but I got deleted or something.
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tiedye237 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. I could probably find it on online stores or somewhere. And good luck with the searching of the original design.
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NicGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I thought that it was a cute issue, but then again, nostalgia may be influncing my memory.
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tiedye237 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it'll do that.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
nice work here
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