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...because I bet even Sonic sometimes takes five minutes to sit and look at the view ^_^
(and also because I set myself the challenge of doing a traditional media Sonic pic with a proper background for once, and wanted to play with my new markers. And oh yay, it turned out to be another character-sitting-on-a-rock pic, why do I always do those?!)

In case anyone's interested, that's the Emerald Hill Zone as seen in Sonic the Comic. Where- according to the comic anyway- Sonic grew up; unlike the games, STC gave him a fixed home. The (argh wonky) suspension bridge though is my invention. Somewhere along the way I 'decided' that the Metropolis Zone was not on South Island, therefore bridge. Not the one from SA2 though, that's a NEW bridge. So it's a bit like the river Severn. Yup <.< *insane*

Anyway, this drawing is not perfect, as it started out as an experiment and somehow got finished. I wasn't going for perfect. It's not the same technique as the other marker drawings I've posted here- I decided to revisit the style I used to use before Photoshop happened. Which is less a style and more like taking a drawing and throwing everything capable of making marks on paper at it. So marker pen base, coloured pencil over that, more pen, then black fineliner, still more pen, and then a bit of white paint.
Unfortunately, the scanner murdered the colours and for some reason decided to emphasise the marker streaks, which you can hardly see on the original because I spent three layers of marker pen trying to get rid of them. Oh well. :(
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BryanTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing.the shading,sonic,Green Hill Zone... everything in this piece is amazing. I am faving and giving a llama badge. this is way past cool!!!!!

god bless
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muropologe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW it looks amazing
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NatachiXD Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Such an amazing handmade painting *o*
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pubesz007 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Damned scanners aside it still looks great. I must admit I'm not the kind of person who'd put everything into some sort of coherent continuity, I find those things not insane, but a bit obsessive compulsive. Film and game studios or what have you always fuck up continuity and I became somewhat less attached to persistent fictional universes.
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Hannahlikesmusic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! Just...just wow! That's amazing!
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:iconazuria992:
Azuria992 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!:O very good! the perspective and colour are amazing!
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aquath Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student General Artist
it reminds me to the green hill zone of Sonic Chronicles... nice pic
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RoyalPainInTheAss Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
cool!
i totally love such levelscenes :3
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sakuraame Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
awesoooome! *u*
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RoXthehedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a have to admit...this pic is fuking incredible!!!!!!1 omg omg omg omg!!!!o.O
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princess12057 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
i love it, its so awsome! im a big fan of sonic!
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Great work!
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Deoi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I really like watching the scenery on this one =D And Sonic looks just like how he would in this kinda setting =) :+fav:
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werewolfgirlX3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I love the colors.^^
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LibertyRenegade Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
I really like classic Sonic pictures. :aww:
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jimfreak Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
hehe the green hill zone. nice =)
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Sonifurry Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I especially love how there is a bridge to a nearny town filled with adventure!
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DanceInTheGutter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
This drawing is superb.
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jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job 83
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zerotwospirited Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Student General Artist
super awesome, especially thats its in marker!
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Tairisha-chan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
that is a very nice picture! Love the pose and everything!
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Xenonthehedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
HOLY CRUD. Thats only marker?! Oh, wow. I wish to learn how to draw that well with markers. I must learn!
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AceRacer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the colors.
*Green Hill Theme plays in background*
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QuickSilver67 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
what materials did u use? it lokks gr8
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Swirlything Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Thanks! I used coloured pencil, markers and a bit of white paint :)
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QuickSilver67 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
cool its not often when pics look this gr8 without photoshop lol
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Luring Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Oh, wow. This brings back memories.
When I saw this picture, I started to think of my "the official STH yearbook" from 94-95 or something.
In one of the strips, Sonic and Tails was running through the Green Hill Zone when Dr. Robotnik surprised them with a giant Grounder robots from the Aquatic Ruin Zone in STH2.

Still, a great pic. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
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peanutlion01 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
aww this gives me good memories almost making me cry
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mrsdaisuke Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats awesome <3
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ILuvSonic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Aw I like it ^_^ It's nice to see a decent view of Emerald hill, great colouring!
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flickersowner Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
the backround... :omg: is amazing....and it's a wise choice for angle too =D
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T-SquaredProductions Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have thought the city in the distance was either Scrap Brain or Spring Yard.
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Swirlything Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Artistic licence. :p
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cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Remembering Green Hills...

You've captureed the beatuy of classic gaming.
:+favlove:
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kimera-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
I live in Brazil, where we don't have any Sonic stuff, but I have seen comic pictures and it looks real! the colours, pose, style, everything is perfect!! :+fav:
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rafametroid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
Oh, my! It's very nice! And you did by hand! Awesome!
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whapish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, I love sonic!

I love seeing markers done properly. They add such life and energy to a picture - and this really does have both! It's as thought it's a screen shot from a game. Markers are so underrated!

Needless to say, I love this. ^_^
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distroya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
i love it. brilliant scene of sonic looking over the landscape. as for the debate of what the name of the are is called, the STC comics may have called it Emerald Hill zone, but i have always known it as Green Hill zone. but whatever floats your boat i guess.

anyways, brilliant stuff. keep it up

:+fav:
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angelsunbomb Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
OH MY GOD. THIS IS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL REDITIONS OF SONIC EVER.

I...I freakin' adore this. Words can't describe how my heart skipped a beat when I saw this!!!
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Spicemallow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006   Digital Artist
This is an excellent work! The colors are just right, as is the shading, and the perspective is perfect. I love the entire scene... It's very beautiful, and there aren't enough words to express how superb Sonic looks. A definite favorite! ^^ :+favlove:
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MischiefManaged Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
awwwe, yay . :) this is really aweome--the details, the drawing, the coloring..
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Shade123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!
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KeikoWolfgirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Aww... Welcome back to Emerald Hill Zone, Sonic :D

It was one of my favourite stage (I don't like the new generation of Sonic's games -_-")

Very goof job :+fav:
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babzhu Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
im not usually into sonic art but this is amazing! very cool :)
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SonyaSierra Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
Awesome pic. Great job!!
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TheStiv Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Envious of pen skills*

I'm utterly crap with traditional media =/, so lots of props for thee.
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Shadowmanic Featured By Owner May 9, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol maybe more like five seconds

aww how I miss the oldness
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IvoryFool Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
fwoooo tis really beautifull ^.^
its been ages since I saw some sereene sonic art, instant fav!
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emmychidna Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
WAHOOO!! This looks so Oldschoolish!! <3 Me faaaaaaaaaave!
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Haruo Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Love it! Wish I could do backgrounds like that! ^^;
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