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For better viewing of the image, click on the picture - it looks all pixelized like that!!! X___X XD XD XD XXX3


Music Theme for Current Deviation:

Sonic Jam Museum theme - One of my most favourite Sonic music compositions of all time. ^_~

Midi version - Sadly I couldn't find the MP3 version anywhere... I can only listen to it when I play the game. Maybe one day I can record it myself and let you listen to the elegance and beauty of it. ^_~ If you listen to it closely it is a soft and soothing version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles file select BGM. ^_^ Enjoy! ^_~



In the Beginning:







You may be wondering who drew those. ^_^

Checking the date now it'll be 5 more dayís time before I can say to myself that I have been a Sonic-fan-artist for three years now. ^_^

Ever since I turned on the Sega Saturn and played through Sonic Jam... Ever since I've entered the 'Museum' and 'Character' houses in the game and viewed those totally magical and awe-inspiring pics...

I said to myself that day...

"I will draw Sonic and rise up somehow to be a Sonic Team styled artist."

Well it's been three years now and all the hard work really pays off. ^_^

I know I'll never have the chance to work for the company, there are many reasons why and I don't need to go through them here. ^_~

All I ever want to be at this level is to reach out to other fans of the interest we so love and work from there. =) I don't want to go any higher than that otherwise it'll be considered a full-time job. *thumbs up*

The feedback and appreciation I get from friends, sibbling and fans of the concept is enough for me. ^_~ Thank you for sticking by with me and taking the time to enjoy the stuff I do on each and every occasion. ^_~

I won't last long though... I'll have to give myself 2-3 more years because after that I would've tried my best to finish a university degree that I've promised to my parents. ^_~

When I start working I won't be able to have the chance to draw consistently... This explains why I put myself to doing these comics as much as I can from now during the holidays and until the final years in uni. ^_~

Itís been an enjoyable experience and a a fantastic rollercoaster ride! I've made friends who became best friends up till now, I've met many people with totally awesome and professional talents in the arts, I've been appreciated and respected by those fantastic artists and I've also ventured into personal development and learning life's lessons as I go along.

Thank you for making it possible for me itís been a pleasure. ^_^


The Present:

Well right now I'm most happy to see that I have been able to achieve one of the things what I've always wanted to do for a lifetime. ^_^

This picture of Sonic and Tails resembles a touch of nostalgia not only to you but also to me. ^_^

I couldn't believe I was able to produce this... Not like the classic style... Details of where I got my inspirations from are listed here. ^_~


It's really cool when you've said to yourself a long time ago that you've always wanted to draw and colour it just like that and then you happen to realise you can do it! O_O

So now I will show you how cuz I believe that you can do it too. ^_~ If you have the commitment and patience then you can achieve anything. ^_~

A word of advice that I have picked up from reading the Japanese manuals of each Sonic old-school series throughout:

- Sonic 1
- Sonic 2
- Sonic 3
- Sonic 3 & Knuckles

When I was playing and researching Sonic Jam - Sonic had a motto that consistently reminded the player this:

"Don't just sit there and waste your precious time. When you want to do something do it right away. Do it when you can. It's the only way to live a life without regrets."

Neat huh? ^_^...

After reading that message that was hidden from my eyes for the past 3 years I realised that this message rang true throughout my online life being an active Sonic-fan-artist and just being myself...

I've tried new things, showed them and got feedback that has entrusted into my memories forever. ^_~

May you do the same too with your artistic talents friends and sibblings. ;)

*hugs them all tight* ^_^

Take it easy and have confidence in yourself. ;)


Additional Links:

If you'd like to view more of the pics drawn and coloured in that style go here! ^_^


Use these valuable resources to your advantage and assistance. ;) Good luck and take care. ^_^


Credits & Legalities:

- Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog characters are all copyrights to Sonic Team.

- SonicHQ is copyright by their owners. ^_~

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Kyarameru-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! How do you ink something though? You trace it on the computer?
pokeman25 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! I think that the people at SEGA would be proud!
Miggles91055 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
lovely work and all but, aren't Sonic's eyes green?
SuperTord357 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Sonic's eyes used to be black.
sonic24freak Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Tat is awsome man!
LilytheHedgehog456 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
to....much....... WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO MORE PLEASE!
Isunusi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
its a little too bright
KiKiD484 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats awesome how you did it step-by-step. Sweetness!
PanicTopaz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
How did you do the smoothing darkspeeds it looks really cool :D I gotta do that one day.
Eternal-Equinox Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Usually when i draw something i never get past stage 1 XD
Biotype Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool, Darkspeeds.
FiveFourG4 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
oooooooo.... sorry i couldn't see all the comments. stilll good job.
FiveFourG4 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Whoa... first comment! Wow.... that is really nice work. It looks like Sonic Team material. Keep on going!!!!
LoneSide360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Student
Sorry you couldn't find any music from Sonic Jam, but there is this one website I go to to get all my MP3's from video games and anime cartoons. There is the [link]

This picture rocks though.
spongefox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good. It's nice to see artwork of the old school sonic. :)
skitz- Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
when u ink, do you outline the image? or do u use pen to ink it? on this example it look like u outlined it. If thats true, it probably took quite a while :x
Sonikkitty Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2004
oddness (in a GOOD way...) ;)
zaceryspud02 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
wow thats awsome. How do you get your ink job so neat? Mine tends to not be as good making cging much more difficult.

This must have taken some time but it was worth it ne?

I cant beleive it but I think you've actually improved your skill.

wah you've only been drawin for 3 yrs.. that can't be right. wait maybe its only 3 yrs of being a sonic fan not an artist aswell. It almost sounds like your finishing being an artist and leaving... no that can't be right oo;;

Anyway I'm not sure where I'll end up but for the meantime I'm gonna keep drawing to the best of my current ability. I've only been drawing as a hobby for 1 yr now but hopefully someday I will be able to look at myself and say the same thing you have in your description. Its been hard but it was worth it, I am finally as good as I wish to be. Well done buddy and we really should keep in touch more often.

Thats pretty much how I colour my stuff only its slightly better. Actually I aint coloured anything in awhile. Hope to see ya soon kay. Seems like I dont get in touch with anyone nowdays y'now.
shadow-freak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004   Digital Artist
So that's how you did it.
I so bet that I still wouldn't be able to do though.XD

I am soooo lame.
DarkHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
still love the old school sonic art cant get enough of them
taeshilh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004  Professional General Artist
*Giggles* What I said on the earlier-single piece xD I don't wanna repeat myself too much ;.;!!

Wow.. so much commitment to drawing that O.O I could never do those steps.. I'm so speedy when I draw xD Impatience tears at my soooouuull..

But it's awesome the things you do if you take your time => Thanks for teaching me that-pyo! And congradulations on reaching your goal ^.^ I knew you could do it!

I actually thought the same, too.. except when I saw the Sonic CD video for the first time.. I just stared in awe at it.. and wanted to draw like that one day.. not to make a career out of it, of course! But the thought of drawing Sonic in that same awesome style.. like a side-goal.. obviously, that would help me improve.. since there are dozens of poses to choose from.. dozens of characters to draw..

I could use it as inspiration for other drawings ^.^

So.. yeah. I'm kinda working with that.. I'm practicing with Sonic's classic look.. but I know I can never do the same with Miles xD I always draw him so.. differently than the original design.. but I like it that way. I guess my goal is only linked to Sonic's o.o Oh well xD I'm happy.. I don't wish to be a complete copy-cat or whatever xD

And wonderful speech you gave, Dark-sama ^.^ I actually remember that Sonic quote! I've heard it before => I always liked that quote.. so.. inspiring! xD

And.. wow xD You think those drawings were bad?! You shoulda seen the way I drew back then! I drew like a 2-year old xD!! Wow.. I remember coming across a very old Sonic comic.. and I just.. laughed. It was so horribly done.. but it always looked like perfection in my eyes back then..

Well.. it shows how much you can improve => Always treasure those drawings. Something to smile at because you can safely say that you really did perfect your skills since then ^.^

So.. yeah ;.; Wonderful drawing! And thanks for sharing the technique with us => Whatta shame to hear about you 'not lasting long' and stuff.. but it's your life ^.^ Always reach for the stars and strive for the best! Follow your dreams => But just always remember than in those free times you get, you can always remember those friends close to you, who will always root for whatever you do! They'll always be here for you-pyo ^.^

*Waves a flag* Good luck-pyo! I hope all your goals and stuff come true and you have a happy life! LIVE A LIFE WITHOUT REGRETS xD AND GET EMERALDS. *Hit*
hedgie-girl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
I like how you did it step by step^^ the earlier pics you did are cute, and you've really improved since then :hug:
kslrmine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
Very cool animation strips. What a difference.
sonictail Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
Ok, that is seriously cool, i'll have to pass that onto Ant, he would be impressed. Man you indeed have killer skills in PS, you have made the shading look exactly like the origional art!

Would prefer the black lines tho
Aero1988 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
hey the coloring job looks good ^^
brittsb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
wow, thats so cool! :D
now i wonder if i can do that too ^^;
NeoBubblemonkee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
gosh, now i know how you did such a good job on this. Oo;; i need to start (trying) to draw again, since all my works are p.o.s >.<
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
rileythehedgehog --- You think so? ^_^ I just hope it can be something you guys can use to make your own masterpieces in future! ^_^ Thanks again for the feedback. ^_~

milestailsprower-007 --- Muah ha ha! I can be better and RULE THE WORLD! FU FU FU FU FU! *like Dr. Eggman *SHOT* XD XD XD*

*huggles you* ^_^ Thanks for the kind and thoughtful words bro, I really appreciate hearing all this, it took along time to get hear and well if I can do it, you can too. ;) *pats you on the shoulder. :)*

Take care MTP! ;)

thyrachan --- Awww... *huggle you* ^_^ I'm very happy to hear that my work and speech has moved you and that it had made you feel better and more confident about things for the week. ^_~

You keep up the awesome works ne? ;) *giggles* And keep up your sensational moves with dance too! ^_~ *thumbs up*

f3ng --- Ari~gato Feng-san *bows in thanks*. No prob about the spelling I'm cool with it. ;) *salutes away in thanks* ^_~
MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*huggles you*'re such an awesome person....
f3ng Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004   Filmographer
Nice documentaion of the proses (pardon my spelling) Dark-kun
thyrachan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004
^_^ very moving comment, Darkspeeds. You've improved so much, and it just goes to show that once you set your mind to something - you can do it.

its like me and my dancing - dance is my passion and i strive hard as i can at it. It gets frustrating at times, but sure-as-hell it pays off!

i say thank you, because reading that has just given me the boost i've been needing for for the past week. :hug:
MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWW!!!! ^^ And you (in the begining) drew better than I did six months ago. O____O;; So don't worry.

Maybe I'll scan some of my old stuff too.... LOL

You learned so much. ^^ I'm so proud of you now!! X3

And with more time you'll be even BETTER, if thats even possible!
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004
Hey, that's kinda cool! I love the way you took it through steps! ^^
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