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Character studies of Ashworth for my new project.
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:iconcomic321:
comic321 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What kind of project?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A graphic novel.
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comic321 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh cool! I hope it turns out well for you! I'll be on the look out! :)
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Kassanovas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remember when I first drew him.....I guess he got his boxers in the end!:D
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah man that was ages ago. = ) And indeed he did!
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Wasimu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! What a neat new design! Your pencil art is really great.
It's nice to see him in a more anthro-ish style. I also really like the fact that he looks much more mature in this current design.


If I could point something out to you, the slope of his back, his bum and his hips seem to have a much too feminine shape considering how muscular the rest of his body is. They should be a little less shapely
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude!

And yeah I tend to do that for slimmer and lean builds for the male characters like Ashworth. In fact I really want to define Ashworth's muscular structure whilst not making look too puffed up like a body builder. It's all part of the design. :D
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Fantastic-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have never imagined this incarnation of Ash to be older, but it makes sense in retrospect when you look back on his evolution over the years. Truth be told, he really doesn't look like he's pushing into his forties, but it could just be the difference in designs from, say, the buff Sonic-esque style from The Grand Ashworth Adventue/Grand Hunter to the Tales of the Cursed Wombat style. I like to think his cloak might be a nod to Zephar the scar from Cursed Wombat (that, or blue clothing really compliments his yellow fur lol).

I like how emotive he is. He's not too serious but he has a warmer, kinder side to him that he probably keeps to himself. I dig the sword, too; perhaps something from his time as Captain of the Guard before he went into exile? Also, and I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, there's that peculiar goat person right next to the colored version of Ashworth. He could be a minor character in the story, but I can't help but wonder who he is.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievable, I don't even remember Zephar the Scar from Cursed Wombat! Oh wait... Sorry the scarf that is organic and has a soul! XD

Thanks for the feedback Fantastic-Phoenix, I love reading these kind of comments from the fans. You really dug into how my character Ashworth has evolved in terms of his design. Regarding that goat like character that you mentioned, that's one of the mystical creatures that Ashworth is riding on. I still haven't decided on whether Ashworth will been assigned to his own transporter/iron-horse, and should it become the case that he owns one I'll be sure to think up of a name and the history on how they came together.
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Fantastic-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know that was a mount. I just noticed the bridle, so I was way off the mark! And don't feel bad about Zephar; I knew about Cursed Wombat, but I had to look up his name XD

There's also another element we've never seen in Grand Hunter and Cursed Wombat: humans! I wonder what their relationship is like with the wombats and other furry/anthro races, and how they fit into the overall story.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great that you picked that up - I had to think a lot on my decision to include humans into this new universe of mine. At the end of the day I think it'll work well with the narrative and setting I've established in my write-up. I'm looking forward to constructing it in sequential art format!
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Very cool rendition of your character!
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Trash-meta Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Writer
This guys appearance has changed a lot, but he's still looks awesome. 
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! Glad you dig!
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Astro-Wingz Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this character has changed over years, from Sonic to more of an anthro appearance. :) Always liked his design and character concept, he looks so cool. The details and angles look very on point. :thumbsup:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm slowly trying to move away from the Sonic style and approach my illustration work with my own anthro-cartoon take. = ) So far it's been successful and it couldn't have happened if I didn't do my studies at the Academy of Art university. ^^

And glad you like Ashworth! It's my job to tell his story in the coming future. 8-)
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Emily-Young Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome! Though...Is it just me? Or does Ashworth seem...Older here? (The reason I'm asking is because he seems to have a beard now.) Anyway, I'm with TheTwinny it's nice to see him again. =)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is in his late thirties so yes he is indeed older than you last remembered him. ;)
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Emily-Young Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow! Ashworth's grown up a lot over the years then hasn't he? =D
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He sure has!
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Emily-Young Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:nod:
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This kind of reminds me of that thing Dave made talking about comics. "I'm clinching my... EVERYTHING!"  But not quite as much though.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Care to clarify?
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
all the muscles being so defined and made obvious.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see!
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WaterContainer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why he falling down?
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I never forgot him :3
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to know! :)
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Miffix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are really awesome! I like the bandage tie one. Great details and all the sketches grouped together keeps the eye busy and pleased.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got inspired from an artist named :iconrazuri-the-sleepless: who does amazing illustration works. Be sure to check out her stuff!

And thanks for the compliment. ;)
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Miffix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Headed over there now! Stoked!
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Fruitso Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving it! Can't wait to see more!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy to know mate. ;)
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Fruitso Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, it's been quite an experience seeing Ashworth "grow up" as it were. I still remember years ago reading through your "Grand Ashworth Fortune" comic. Nostalgic!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man you still remember my Grand Ashworth Fortune/Grand Hunter comic? Blimey. 

It really puts a smile to my face knowing someone like yourself who have seen Ashworth's evolution. This time round I really want to make something solid with this character - I want to make a story that revolves around him that matters. Looking forward to it when the time comes!
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JiaYueHoneyJade Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's definitely different then before, nice one Elson :)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Katie!
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JiaYueHoneyJade Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem how have you been of late?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Busy, happy, and excited at the same time. = ) Though I'm feeling really tired right now.
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JiaYueHoneyJade Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see, well that's good to know 😊
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Ayyyynow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved the style of your characters 😃
I might draw Ashworth for ya
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yes that would be awesome! :D I'd love to see how you interpret Ashworth in your drawing style Ayyyynow. ;)
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TeslaCloud Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
New style! Great!
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TheTwinny Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Missed this guy; glad you still have use of him. :)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope to show more of him in the future. ;)
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TorisChrusade Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ash, you were lifting.
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sheezy93 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed this one is different than other for some reason xD He has show many expression which is very good sign to see! I always thought he was serious person xD Turn out I was wrong xD Does this show that he went to many place to explore? because i noticed there are different background from left and right.

btw his sword does look quite huge and badass B) keep good work up! 
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Sheezy93! And yes he's usually a serious character but he can definitely show a warm side to him at times!
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sheezy93 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah i see! Thank for showing us his emotion, it was very interesting and lovely to see him doing the faces expression x3
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finalknight0x3 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool design
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