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Nara87's Fanart Coloured by darkspeeds Nara87's Fanart Coloured by darkspeeds
After four years this fan art piece is something I still really admire. The redesign that came from Nara87 was impeccable. It didn't look too 'Soniccy' and it didn't look to 'furry' either. A perfect balance I thought to myself at that time.

This could have been a turning point for me as I could have used her design (with permission of course) as a staple for the series 4 years ago... But I decided to take the lazy route and stuck with what I learnt from Yuji Uekawa style (ala Sonic Adventure design artist from Sonic Team Japan). Though it was a safe way to appeal readers there was the sacrifice of the series lacking originality from a design perspective.

I have no regrets though as over the fours years I've slowly found out new ways to deviate from Yuji Uekawa's style and formulate a perfect blend between the two styles mentioned above to make what I call 'anthro-cartoon' style.

The current GRAND HUNTER series uses this style and will continue to explore new ways to further deviate away from an official 'Sonic Adventure' style. Inspirations that keep me on the route to a more original anthro-cartoon style include Dream Keepers, X-DRAGOON, Bittersweet Candy Bowl and Amulet series.

Also, please visit :iconnara87: gallery as she hosts an impressive gallery of dragons - all drawn and painted by herself.

In addition I've made an official update to the GRAND HUNTER website and added a new sub-section - 'BACK IN TIME' under the 'FOR FANS' section. I'm still surprised that I have over 500 pieces of fan art collected over the four years creating this GRAND HUNTER series! Do check them out. ;)
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Kristina-Rose Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is pretty cool, how long did it tak u 2 do it?
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shadtails Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
If I could i would fav all ur Pics....
Owait... I can! >:)
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TangNuva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks alot like a mix between sonic and starfox, when you think about it. nice!
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booglybear Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
NICE!!!!!
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yishoch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good drawing
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Sonicis1234 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love how you colored this.
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IronHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Beautifully composed and coloured in every aspect. I love watching Ashworth's evolution over time, and I look forward to where it's going in the future.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Surprisingly the line art to this was drawn 4 years ago by another artist named Nara87. It would have been cool if I actually used this style but it still looked too Soniccy - just done in a more 'serious' looking anthro tone.

Well Ashworth will continue to grow as I expand the story and reveal it's premise in Chapter 10. :D
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SilverBlood101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very good job on the hands
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AgentWebdog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I would love to see you try some 'fake' evolutions of the Grand Hunter crew. Like you know how for Kid Icarus, they had to act as if Pit evolutionized for brawl, and went through stages of developement as if it were game to game?

I think you should do so with styles that you've admired. Because by doing so you learn the best of what makes up those styles and how they work for you, and then mash them into your own frankenstien creation. I learned this recently in one of my character design classes.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah what an interesting creative processing technique you shared there Lin. :)

If I had the spare time I would have done what you've suggested... But right now I'm got plans to get those pages out ASAP... And doing that will get you to see Leon Denoir sooner too! XXD X3 ;)
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AgentWebdog Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LEOOOOOON!!!! *Runs around with circles, yelling in joy* I was wondering if you'd bring him back!

Ahaha, and that's understandable. But keep it in mind if ya ever have the spare time to do so! It's a pretty facinating thing to look at.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh course he'll be back! He's like acting leader should 'Great Old' Sandra not be around. The same goes with Elana should Sandra be on service leave. ;)
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Sweetness X3
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
This is nicely done and looks a bit different from what you normally do.
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Frobman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   Filmographer
Cor, wot a lovely pic!
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Banter-O-Rilley Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
This is a really great piece!!
I really like the way Geena and Healix turned out: one's a mysterious beauty, and the other's a mechanical genius type!
The way she drew their eyes is my favorite aspect of this piece.
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Derek-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
too awesome for words... =P
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sonicfan1987 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
god damn that's good!!!!!!!

i would LOVE to see a Sonic picture like that
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E07ETM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Oh the line art is very nice :clap:,the colors are soft too O.O
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E07ETM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Oh the line art is very nice :clap:,the colors are soft too O.O
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K-dash87 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
wow!!
amazing!!
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:iconkassanovas:
Kassanovas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this,it's fantastically drawn....i'll check out her gallery=)
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samysay Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Artist
soo many memories I like this and i want to cry XD
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Emily-Young Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
That looks very cute! They did well with the line art. And I like the way you colored it. Nice work.
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Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student
:clap:
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KentaruZ Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Writer
woah! =O this looks incredible!
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
One day I will make a piece of fanart that will an autenthic aw compared with the crap that I drew for you until now!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! That would be mega awesome Ana. No need to do it really since you've already done thousands of fan art pieces already... XD ;)
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
...yeah, I was such an a**hole four years ago!!! Poor you, for keeping crap fanart from me, most of them I totally regretted to make them.
That's why I want to make you something worth to keep! To give a decent tribute....and a request of apologize from the old days.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! Nonsense, the fan art you've produced over the years is something never to be taken for granted. ;) Why do you think I still have it up on my site after all these years? :D

I was going through the first batch of 100 fan arts and you did loads of comics about the gang!! XXD Some crossover cameos were included too like Stink and Hopeless. X3 Anyways like I said thank you so kindly for drawing all of those fan arts over the years! I really appreciate it Ana. :hug:

And hell it would be super awesome to see what you can do for fan art that you think would be worth keeping for me! :D I don't mind waiting years and years for it! ;)
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Who ever drew this is awesome. :D
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EvyCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow o3o this is really a awesome image, AH how the style hit me hard in the heart >3< OW OW OW!!!
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CVA123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, she drew your Ash badass-ly. :D (I think that's a word ^^;)
The color looks cool, it makes the scenary give a sign for action coming in the way......
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I think that one of the things your should move away from would be the sonic styled eyes. It really does make a big difference when you change them, imo.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup and that's why I'm experimenting with variou eye types for the new characters and villains. ;) This fan art drawing is 4 years btw, it was drawn by Nara87. :D
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I know, an she did a great job. :>
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supermarioguy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
wow this is so cool i like the shading.
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milesellatino Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
an epic team for an epic series.

the style is good and looks like colored with markers. good work
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you. ;) I've yet to expose the likes of Parmir, Healix and Geena but they will show up soon enough! :)
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Ultimately, your style is going to retain influences of Uekawa style no matter what, but in the end, you'll still have something original since your style is more or less the sum of everything that influences you, period...ya just gotta even it out. :)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, exactly. = ) Glad to know someone who understands it in that way. ^^ It's incredible with all the new styles and variations emerging for that cool anthro-cartoon look nowadays. Have you ready Amulet or Dream Keepers yet? = )
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Dream Keepers, no, Amulet, yes. Amulet is great. :)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you manage to spot a fox in Chapter 09 that had a similar look to the awesome Leon Redbeard? It's probably his cousin working at a random port city in the world of Gloreya... XXD
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I did!
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DaydreamingArtist90 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic Win! :D
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sonicxjones Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool^^
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this looks awesome ^-^ *claps for the artiset and the colorist* you both did a great job :+fav:it
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NinjaHaku21 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! This is so amazing!!! she did so great!!! u colored it so well too!! 8D
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NinjaHaku21 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dang, double post. -3-
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