[Adventure Beyond The Horizon]
Life is full of hopes and dreams.
Let the wonders of joy be shared with your friends.
Learn and make every adventure something to remember.
ASHWORTH CHARACTERS (from left to right ~ Fei, Parmir, Ashworth & Ruby
) & CONCEPTS (C) ELSON 'DARKSPEEDS' WONG SEP 2006
ANTHRO ART STYLE DERIVED FROM YUJI UEKAWA FROM SONIC TEAM
It's about time I expressed some originality of my own. = ) You guys gave me lots of support and encouragement over the years with my artwork and well I'll be damned, I couldn't believe how far I am now being an active fan of Sonic the Hedgehog.
I've been itching to draw the early stages of a possible dream... I hope to be able to make my own original characters and achieve a realistic goal of making them just as recognisable as Sonic the Hedgehog. I don't want my concept to reach to a point where it'll go beyond Sonic because it'll defeat the purpose. I respect Sonic Team's creations very much and I don't want to imitate too much from them. What I've learnt over the years is invaluable experiences of the demands from a growing Sonic fan community.
I'm 21 this year and I'm sure there has been many fans who had been with me since Sonic 1 came out.
My target is to pitch my concepts to the mature audience who knows about Sonic but wouldn't mind a taste of a slightly different type of Sonic that shares themes for a more mature audience. I would like to express this flexibility in creativity and hopefully it will appeal to the target audience I aimed for. Of course I don't mind newcomers to come along as well.
Possibly this 'ASHWORTH' series will be the birth of a new dawn of adventure for me after I graduate from uni. I will continue to draw Sonic the Hedgehog as well as ASHWORTH and build up it's reputation in the next couple of years.
Anyway that's something I'd like to share before I move on with the usual stuff. XD
Oh and also!
I've been dying to do an experiment. X3 Now you may have noticed that this deviation is available for print
but please don't get the wrong impression that I'm expecting my friends and fans from the DA/Sonic Community to go and purchase stuff from me! LOL! XXD
What I aim for here is to build upon some opportunities for myself and as well as for others. ^^ It's hard to explain but I did it because I'd be interested to see if my original works can sell at the DA/Sonic Community level. = ) I won't be disappointed or get mad if I don't make anything! LMAO! XXD No way! XD But yeah it'll be incredible if I even made a sale on a print of an original work that I've made. XXD *thumbs up*
Also I'd like to try and get as much feedback on those idea/character designs and whether they are feasible for copyright - it's a risk I'm taking personally but it is also something I'd like to check out before I go and be more serious about it.
I'd love to hear some feedback on this, what do you reckon? = )
Anyway thanks once again for the wonderful support you guys have been sharing with me, it's been a pleasure always to draw and continue to keep the interest within the community regarding Sonic the Hedgehog and life in general. ^_~
I'll probably put this up on my journal in future to further discuss. ^_~