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Adventure Beyond The Horizon by darkspeeds Adventure Beyond The Horizon by darkspeeds
[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



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. ^_~ :hug:

I'll probably put this up on my journal in future to further discuss. ^_~
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Sonicstar101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Nice story
cyvirus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Hoshi-no-Ryu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Wow, Ashworth (I'm talking about the wombat, not the series) looks awsome! What's his personality like?
TabuuTheEchidna986 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Totally awesome.Favorited :icongaspplz:
Guilrel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
I like the bird character.
FlasHHedgeHog Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool pickture!! i like it :D
Echidna-halfdragon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
It's perfect! :happycry:
sonicolas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering what happened to these characters. ^^
A noble goal. May you pursue it to the fullest and inspire many fans to do the same. I'm sure you've influenced many people already and I can't that stop any soon.

I'm sorry it can't help much regarding the copyright issue. But I'd tend to say it's feasible. I'd really love it if it was made reality =P
tailschao Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
wow, its great to see you try to accomplish your dreams and ambitions..i wish you all the best with this,

like so many others have said, you are a special person who can pull this off, i hope more than anything you get to publish this

i have to admit, i still envy the fact that you know exactly waht you want to do, but i've come to realise, that i want to do and try a bit of everything, so i can't pinpoint it the same way as you.

as for your manga i dea, i really think it can work, it needs to be more your own in terms of desing, and i think that's already been said, all that's left really is getting the storyline stff started, and i'm sure you can pull this off.

honestly i want your idea to work, as you've chosen to do a manga as furry art, and there are so few out there i truely hope it works well for you...the only furry art or comics/anime i can think of are sonic and the old kimba the white lion stuff from japan, whihc is why i know there's alot of peopel, and many of your fans that would read a manga that looks liek the beautiful image you've drawn!!

i again wish you the best with your venture and i really hope for your success!!
kevintheman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Your idea sounds interesting. My advice is to give it a shot and see how it goes. After all, one won't know until they try something. As for the drawing, it came out very well. Thier poses are very nice. The coloring is great, and I definitly like the background and overall scenery too. The character's themselves came out great, and the lineart is very good. Well done on this.
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