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.:Sonic 2010 Retouch:. by Seku .:Sonic 2010 Retouch:. by Seku
COMMENTS COULD HELP THANKS! 83

One day I got really bored and did some retouching on this picture. I applied what I learned from my last post and applied it here and I feel that it's richer in a sense but also a different feel. The lighting is better cause there's a sense of direction but maybe I would have lighten up the dark areas a little more, I 'm bad at critiquing myself. Tell me what you guys think. You think it's better than what I had before or is it just a different feel. Thanks a lot!!

Art Done by JC Veiga Perez (c) Characters to SEGA
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:icongoldhedgehog:
I haven't done this in a while *cracks knuckles* ow....

Vision
Revisiting old artworks and giving them new life is always A-OK in my books. It's a good exercise for the artist, kind of like a 'revisions' test so to say. Not sure if it's just me but it feels like the picture is zoomed out a bit more. It's probably just me haha.

Originality
We always seem to find Sonic in a grassy field, don't we? But for once, he isn't running. He's decided to stand for a while and the catch the nice breeze passing through the grassy valley. Well, that's what is going through my head now at the moment.

Technique
OK! Onto the nitty-gritty. Definitely digging how you've brightened up the picture. Seems now to be less grungy and more warm compared to the predecessor artwork. The Sky is BEAUTIFUL!!! Nice to see that you are experimenting with yourself on how to achieve certain textures, whether it's the bushes at the front, or the clouds up high!

Love how Sonic's head quills are windswept to the side. Hinting that there's a slight breeze in the atmosphere... ah~

What I like the best about this picture is the life you've put into Sonic's eyes. They're just so vibrant! It stands out so much. I also like his funky glove design. Way past cool. The way you've drawn his hands are excellent. Whilst being anatomically correct, you have drawn them in a style that you have accustomed to. And that's cool in my books!

Probably the only things I would point out is the shading on Sonic. Some parts are spot on, like the quills for example but particular parts like the brows, they're lacking definition so they don't look like they protrude out enough. Also...

DAT NOSE xD

Impact
Collectively, I think you have achieved more than you had hoped for. You've set yourself a bar and now you have just raised it. It's good that you are requesting for critiques. 'Nothing like a pair of fresh eyes/ as I always say.

Another tip is to keep a palette balance. What I'm mean is how the sky is perfect, it's got a nice glow to it on one side and then gradients into a neutral dark blue on the other, and then you have the grass. The grass covers about 60-70% of the artwork but it lacks that vibrancy that everything else has. Just something to keep in mind.

Keep it up man, you're well on your way :)
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zebreez Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like how u color it
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speediothehedgehog Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks amazing!!! the one thing that stands out to me is the coloring and shading! it's very unique!! I love it! =D
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KnightNicole Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really amazing! :D
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Bahnloopi Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is phenomenal!:wow:
The shading is so amazing! lol his nose is so square :dummy:
As far as retouching, it looks magnificent :)
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Seku Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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Bahnloopi Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Np :la:
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:icontwisterth:
How wonderful! ^^
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:iconharukineku:
WOW, how do u draw like that? :O
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:iconseku:
Seku Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
practice xD
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muropologe Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
he's soo cute with these looks!!
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