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Sonic by JoshSummana Sonic by JoshSummana
As mentioned I would be doing a second set. I figured rather than doing villains again I would try to do heroes whilst giving them are darker, more badass feel. With that in mind, here is Sonic! :)

Hope you guys like it!

We have opened up a new store where my own (and others) artwork is now available for purchase if you're interested! This & more will be coming every week so stay tuned!! :) 

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Here are the other heroes if you haven't seen them already :)

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Mega Man

Mario

Donkey Kong



If you're feeling a bit more into the darker side, check out The Villains

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This collection is part of a gallery showcase that will be announced in the near future as part of a gaming media company I'm part of 8bit Ego. Please join the Facebook page for more information :)
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If you wish to get in touch, contact me,
josh@egobydesign.com
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:iconelliespectraplz:
This piece of artwork is absolutely divine! The shading and lighting are perfect. Even down to the smallest detail like the individual strands of fur or the shadow of his nose are done very well! Every time I look at this, it seems to pop off the screen! To be honest, when I first saw this piece I thought it was some sort of edited cosplay. It's also not just this piece, it all of yours. You are a truly amazing artist and your work is amazing! I also love the expression, he seems irritated or slightly nervous. Maybe both? Never the less, I hope to see more of your works on the first page of DA, keep up the spectacular work!
-Ellie Spectra
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Critique by ShadowGhostFinder Mar 28, 2014, 3:22:26 PM
Oh...this has capture my attention to Sonic. He looks so realistic like an animal. I love the mix of blue and orange fire. It's carefully well done. I'm also impress by his impression of his looks because he looks dead serious to me. I love it. I also love the color values in the background of and I like how the fur was showing texture like a real furry animal. It's natural. Sonic looks natural in this picture and showing action this. The nose looks like a berry to me. XD Looks like you show a lot od depth and details into this. I applaud this piece. :D
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CelestialDrake Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks really really good. The only thing that looks off to me is his body, which looks to small.
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:iconbender617:
Bender617 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Sonic has weird proportions that works well with its cartoony drawing. Drawn realistically with those proportions make it look weird and stupid
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How very constructively critical of you.
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:iconenderandroid:
EnderAndroid Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, JoshSummana . This is good art. Bender617 here is probably one of the same fanboys who complained about Sonic's green eyes.

Sonic says:

Sonic Taunt Kids, don't complain about my green eyes!
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:icondrag0n-princess:
Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Yet again, is so damn cool but scares the sh*t out of me xDDD... those eyes D':
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:iconficticiousanimation:
FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so super amazing. Sega should make a game based after your character design.
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:icontara1123:
tara1123 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Artist
this is scary o.o he look's real o.o
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:iconxbox-ds-gameboy:
Xbox-DS-Gameboy Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man! There should be a movie of him looking like this 8D
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:icont-spencil:
T-Spencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
im glad sonic doesnt look like this, he looks really scary
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:iconpengie9290:
pengie9290 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Sonic looks totally badass! My one complaint is that he looks a bit more... animalistic than usual. Then again, he's a hedgehog, so... What can I say? It's awesome!
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:iconmoonwolfyouthotaku:
MoonwolfYouthOtaku Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconpikagirl90:
pikagirl90 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow he looks like hes irl what a amazing art you did on him
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:iconmandobardanjusik:
Mandobardanjusik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I wonder what you would do with Knuckles.... or Vectorman, now that would be interesting, specialy since you got a pretty open slate with him.
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:iconpsduba:
psduba Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speed Art! Please! Perfect!
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:iconlozrocksmysocks77:
LOZRocksmysocks77 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Really badass!
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:icontherangerman:
Therangerman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Creepy.
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:iconluciaryuu1994:
LuciaRyuu1994 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
perfect *----*
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:iconrangertamer:
Rangertamer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow x_x
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:iconshadow19967:
shadow19967 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Writer
Kind of scaring me.
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:icon99nkm:
99nkm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This should be in a movie its a really good sonic art
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:iconm9314:
M9314 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! I can't wait to see Tails, Knux, ect. I admit i'm a little apprehensive about Hollywood going and making a live action adaptation based on the game someday...
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tails4evr Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can probably legitimately say that is the most lifelike sonic I've ever seen, the fur in particular, looks remarkably real. Really great work!
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:iconsashauna11:
sashauna11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
*HORORR SCREAM*
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beast!
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:iconrhinestoner:
rhinestoner Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic work on the fur and lighting, NICE!!!!
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:iconmeyong:
meyong Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Scariest Sonic EVER :D but still dope !
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:iconarlek-orjoman:
Arlek-Orjoman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic. Wouldn't it be great if a sonic game came out with such graphics?
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:iconjuiceinthedark:
juiceinthedark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
GREAT!!!
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
CHEERS!!!
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Streneck Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:iconnope0topplz:
:iconnope0btmplz::iconsaysplz:that there is just ugly

but amazing :D
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Blasphemy!! :P thanks :)
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Congrats, you and your work have been featured on our weekly journal of the top submissions on Game Art HQ here [link]
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool! Thanks :D!!
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:icons-a-k-u-r-a-haruno:
S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect! xD
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers
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:iconammrhabib:
ammrhabib Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW O_O" THIS IS AMAZING~!!! Love the way you paint it ~! xD
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Aleronssword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Like on how the last five were villains, I'm guessing this batch is the heroes? And that Mario's probably next or somewhere in this batch if going with characters of the same series?
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malwallace123 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is schweeeeet, but it kinda bugs the shit out of me that the head doesn't quite look attached to the body xP
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah someone else said that. But when you're Sonic and your head is taller than the length of your torso... its always gonna look a BIT strange :P. No mind... still on a learning curve :)
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Selberzeichner Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, furry quills like the Sonic plush toy I have. Cool work!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Fantastic work! Maybe somewhere down the road there will be a knuckles? ;) Cheers!
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol maybe SOME day... But hes not in THIS set of 5 anyways :P.
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:iconneonstryker:
NeonStryker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing!!
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheeers!!
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:iconneonstryker:
NeonStryker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask. How long did it take? Especially all the detail on the quills! Simply magnificent. c:
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Erm I am not TOO sure. I didn't really keep track. I would say roughly 10-15 hours. Basically started it on Thursday night and finished it on Friday and uploaded Saturday :).
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:iconjpremier:
JPremier Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
amazing job
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconjpremier:
JPremier Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
welcome :)
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:iconartistartorias:
ArtistArtorias Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Sweet :D Love how you chose to do the old-school look over the new.
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