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Darkspeeds 2006 by darkspeeds Darkspeeds 2006 by darkspeeds
Heya everyone! ^^ Ive changed the avatar, the ID and now introducing Darkspeeds 2006. ^__^ :hug:

I like how I managed to use different contrasting colours and still match it with the Darkspeeds character colours of Orange, Dark Blue, Bright Sky Blue and White. ^^

Anyway enough with the details on the drawing, Id like to personally thank all those who helped me along the way and throughout my times spent on DA/Sonic Community. = ) As always you guys are a wonderful bunch of people and the feedback you give me is very much appreciated and valued by me. I thank those especially who helped me through tough times (you know who you are ^_~) and to those who consistently showed up and shared a comment or two (and a fav! XXD) on my deviations (whether it be comics, animations or regular drawings).

This drawing expresses me as Darkspeeds as well as the personality in real life. The words in there are for the people within this great community, please share them with your friends and loved ones. Working together and helping each other out is a great thing to do here and I look forward to the support you guys give to others. = ) I also look forward to how you guys will produce yet more stunning works of art and masterpieces that inspires many.

Keep it real and keep it cool! Take care everyone and I will get my sleep now XXD Its already 4:41AM on 18th April 2006 My birthday is officially today in Australia! XXD I will write a journal after I get some rest. = )

Love you all and much love to Bobbi (aka MTP) She been an incredible friend, and she is a great source of motivation and inspiration to me, so I thank her for all the wonderful things she has done for me ever since I came to know her on DA/Sonic community and confessed our love for each other. :smooch: :heart:

Take care everyone and keep up the good stuff! *thumbs up*
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:iconmawinthehedge:
Mawinthehedge Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey!!Darkspeeds, Where's your tail!!!
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ate it! :D

Nah, never had one really. ;)
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:iconmawinthehedge:
Mawinthehedge Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What!!,You ate your tail!!.Oh my!!
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Animelover-52 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
WAY AWESOME!
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jprotka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
cool
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Pyomega Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Yeah, the Anthro Darkspeeds is sexy... :heart:
Mwahahaha :mwahaha:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! Cheers! :D
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jacetrafalgar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
great job dude, your getting better and better
love the comics, very inspiring work!
and yeah... ill get there...eventually... XD
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KristenTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Alright!That is really cool!I also need to experiment
with colors...I'll get there!I just made a Mountain Horse like Fei,and it looks pretty good!Any color ideas?And how do you ink your sketches?And what materials do you use?
Just some kwestions waitin' to be answered.Thank you for your time.I am not trying to bug you,though.I want to draw good like you,also!
THANK YOU DARKSPEEDS!

You are going to have a better B-day gift soon!Here it comes!
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oef Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Cool job. I like the shading, and the coloring.
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Euricious Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Cool ! I really like the positive mesagge thing :)
Hitting the fav button... =P
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aliengirl79497 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
cool!
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will612612 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
I'm faving you^^Cause I love your work and you look so cool on this!!!
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Sorrowcat Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Student
Cool :D so totally good:#1:
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Rally-the-Cheetah Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Whew, nice overall placement in this one. I really like how it's layed out with both the pictures and the text. You should print it out and have it as the cover to a binder or something :nod:.
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gamehead1777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
woot, go darkspeeds yay
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hedgie-girl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Encouraging words you have there.
Very vibrant too, green and black is a neat choice for color in backgrounds. Cute pictures of Darkspeeds, he's always so happy and having a smile on his face. Seems pretty content on drawing there, cute pencil he's using. Yes, with practice you can get there, giving up wouldn't get you anywhere. It's nicely colored, such a positive looking picture.
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LancePrower Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Very cool!
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MaverickMagnumFox81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Very cool, darkspeeds! And Happy Birthday!!! (Sorry I'm a bit late on that.....)
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ojamajodoremidokkan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
"Keep Drawing,
Keep Practicing,
CUZ YOU'LL GET THERE!"

Amen, bro. :D :heart: Wow, this is SO AWESOME! And so cute too! :heart: Its got such a HAPPEH feeling in it. I LOVE Happeh pictures! <3 I love all the different expressions, especially the one with your character doing the peace sign. PEACE! :D
I wish I could go visit you one day! Too bad I live in Melbourne. IT'S FREEZING. And you seem like such a wonderful person too! WOO! Anyway, great artwork as always! :D Kekeke BELLIEEEVEEE! *is reminded of the Spongebob Movie XD*
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO! XXD Gosh thank you so kindly once again for the encouraging words and super-duper awesome compliments! :D Aww we'll be able to visit each other some day! /= ) If you need a tour around Perth and info on accomodation and such I'm willing to provide all that. :D I just hope that I'm free or available during that time period to do it! XXD Anyways make sure you wear extra! I'm very sure that Autumn down there is seriously cold... *Brrr...!* Gosh imagine Winter time... X_X;; XXD
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MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cute! =]

I think it really portrays some different aspects of your view on things in general. Heh, I like how you actually drew yourself drawing. Must've been weird right when you were drawing this picture. It would be like the actual you posed over a piece of paper doing the same thing as the drawing at the same time. XD

The black designs for the background look so nice and bold. The black and green look so good together! Nice color variety that way, yep. The stars remind me of your signature, since it has a star too usually.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah not really... ^^ It was weird at all. I just drew it from imagination and experience I guess. ^^ Thanks for the comments on the details of the drawing, yes I'm really glad taht the black and green went really well together! :)

Mhh indeed! Whenever it is a sketch or drawing I always have my signatures ending with a star. ^_^ I just want to make it authentic or something. ^^
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MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a good idea, then. =D

:hug:
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SonicFanaticX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
I swear, I have that same friggin' outfit that he's wearing xD Minus the shoes. I mean, I have worn that same kind of thing.. Black long sleve shirt, Blue shirt over the top of it, khaki pants, a brown belt, and white shoes. Yep.. that's one of my outfits xD


Anyway, enough of that. >_> Very awesome work, Elson! Truly, this is great! Like you said, I love the color contrasts which your character has. And the poses/expressions he has in the image really portrey your attitude around here. I really love how you put such inspirational words into this. They're beautiful, and I smiled when I read them on your pieces because they, again, really portrey your overall attitude around the community.


Thank you for such kind words. I'm sure the whole Sonic Community will continue to support each other to the best of their abilities, as I know you will.

Good luck, Elson, with your life, your love, and your future. You're an inspiration to us all, and I mean that.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! What a super lengthy reply! X___X;; Thank you so much for sharing such words of inspiration and encouragement Thomas. = ) You're a kind person and I respect you for your efforts to work hard and be critical with your final products.

Your most welcome on the words, we sure will continue to support each other so you're never behind my friend. :) Take care and the same best wishes to you too on your life and such! :hug: ^^
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SonicFanaticX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
xD Ah, that wasn't really that lengthy xP I think my longest reply was some critique I gave to someone last night --> [link]

And thank you again for your kind words. Again, you're a really respectful person to everone around here. Someone to really look up to in the community, and I commend you greatly on that.
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Rae-Doe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to learn how to bring colors and stuff to life. My pics when I use Paint Shop pro is just plain and stuff...so yea but I like that alot!!

~Ra-chan~
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Sapphireness Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Interesting design! I like the different expressions you added, your art is always pure awesomeness x)
The touch of green is uber cool too <3
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AN1ME Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
wow, this is awesome darkspeeds
your character is so cute ^_^ :clap:
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zekechaos126 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
beautiful...........(nuf said!)
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DarkShadov Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006   Filmographer
cool! wow and good drawed!
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interfeci Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
nice design, looking good Darkspeeds :D
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supersonichitt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
is he sopose to loook sorry on every picz....uh so sweet! :flirty:
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Shu-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Yeah! You did it!!! ^^ Nice one, and happy birthday, Darkspeeds-sama! ^^ Hope you will have a nice day :)
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Psycho333 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Verrah Awsome Work!
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ellathedragon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
I really adore your char, he's so cute!
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nara-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
o.o! Darkspeeds is still cute as ever! .... x3 Can Nara visit the chao gardens with him on weekends?
XD;


<< >> or maybe he'll fit in my closet.... *opens closet to reveal a mountain of kitsunes* o_o;;;;;;
whooooooops!!! *quickly closes closet* :paranoid: uhhh..

you NEVER saw that! ~^o^~
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taeshilh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Pyo? How can it be 4 A.M for you? Goodness, I clearly musta missed you XD And I keep forgetting that Aussieland doesn't have the all-around timezone.. so I thought Perth time was the same as Sydney time. Goodness, it's like saying that California has the same timezone as New Jersey! How stupid of me XD

Anyway.. I really adore this! Seriously.. it's just really cool and I like the background design. It's not really just filler-space.. almost stylish in a way. Obviously, it looks like you didn't focuse the world of time on the background, but you did it enough to make it look wonderful in a simplistic way. What you focused on instead was obviously.. Darkspeeds and stuff XD

It's so cool to see the images in the ID all.. normal-sized. Although the one where you have your arm behind your head was already in a big size.. but it's cool to see the other two in a big size as well. I have to say that I adore your victory-sign-drawing the most XD Just shows that immensely popular and.. bubbly personality you have. Seriously, you just seem so positive and like.. no matter what, you'll hold out against problems. Which is a good trait.. you don't seem like the type that could be torn down so easily.. so yeah XD

Is it your intention to make your feet so GIANT, too? XD *Hit*

Sorry, I always noticed that! It just looks like your body tends the grow the more you go down.. it's not really an insult. It's just a style I've always noticed.. like when you're drawing full-on-body images XD

.. And are you left-handed or is it just easier to draw your character drawing in that way? You probably mentioned your.. hand-drawing way before, but it completely slips my mind. You seem like the type that would be left-handed XD Not to be stereotypical.. just a hunch.

I remember when I used to draw old kitty comics, I didn't pay attention to hands. They always looked like blobs.. so when my characters were drawing, they were drawn in what position I found easiest.. so they were all left-handed.. although I intended for them to be right-handed.

Although thinking about it now, I'd probably make one of the characters left-handed XD Variety can be pretty cool.

But I blabber too much. Overall, very awesome new look of Darkspeeds for your new year! Although you haven't changed dramatically XD I can't really find a shocking difference between the new Darkspeeds and the old.. well.. actually. Looking at the old ID, you had a huge difference in terms of attire, but I noticed that with all other drawings that had you, you sported that dark blue sweater.. so it seemed like the outfit you wore in the old ID was just.. for that time. This just looks like the standard, stable design XD The one people reference by.

And I like this design, especially the addition of that necklace. Anyway.. I should be going to sleep myself. This is becoming too much of a habit! But yeah.. great work!~
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel ashamed by the fact that I haven't returned my replies to your wonderful (and looong... XXXD) comments Taeshilh... ;_; (as well as your previous notes) Please forgive me, today was a very important day for me, not just the time spent celebrating my 21st with the family but also the issue regarding the 'notes'.

It went alright, I think. I'm still a little upset and unpredicatable of the future but only time will tell in two days time. I'm going to take a quick nap after this so that I can make a phone call.

Thanks for everything Taeshilh, I shall write some more tomorrow okay? :) :hug: ^^
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taeshilh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh, don't apologize! I can't expect you to sit around, typing at the computer on your BIRTHDAY of all days! Go out and have some fun! Clear your mind.. hang out with your family.. all that good stuff. So seriously.. there are various deviations I never commented on, too.. so I've been a bad person myself XD Seriously, you have nothing to apologize about. Nothing wrong with having something to do in real life. The computer isn't a permanent thing..

*Nods slowly* Yeah, that's fine. Best of luck! Seriously.. I hope everything turns out well.. and yeah, you need some rest XD Take care!
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KanDYtheHedgeHog Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
I thought I was allready there, but I can do sooo much better on my drawings ^^;I'm my own worst critick.
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Lightwind Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Not bad! I like the design. Drawing you will be a lot easier with this.
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Foxy-Sierra Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, Darks! :D

I love the expressions^^ Keep it up! :D And Happy Birthday!^^
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vcat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist
One word:Adorable!
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chemb0t Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
That look... 0_0... I don't know what inspired you to change it but... I'm glad you did. It brings back so many memories... ;__; X3 :happytear:

Happy Birthday bro. ^__^

It's hard to believe that I've known you for 4+ years now. I can still remember the first time I met you on SOAH. (I was deathly afraid of speaking/responding to you. >>;) XP
But the way you portrayed yourself through this character, this look... It quickly made me overcome that shyness because it seemed to radiate such a kind and benevolent feel. I really miss back then when you used to comment with 'faceboxes", giving off all those funny emotions. ^_^

Anyway I wish you the best in this new age. I wanted to do something for you to celebrate but time just doesnt permit me to do so at the moment. (gah! I'm wasting time by typing this! DX) J/k =P When I go on summer vacation, I'll be sure to return the favor. Just about a month left ^^...
In the meantime, accept my if ever so short greeting. You'll always be an inspiration to me bro. =]

Take care! *bows*
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EvyCrystal Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
wow awesome work my friend ^^ I love the colors and shade ^^ :D very nice

And I'm always here for you my friend and everyone else who need an angel ^^ and Happy B-day my good friend ^^ and many more ^^ :hug:
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sapphireluna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice ID and very kind words too ^^
Happy Birthday!
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kpanthony Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Me likey. You impress everbody, even me. Keep up the good work.
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Kimmi-suTT Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Me like the new you! :D
you look cool but keepin' it natural
hey dude, where's your tail??
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