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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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E07ETM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Oh the line art is very nice :clap:,the colors are soft too O.O
K-dash87 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Kassanovas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this,it's fantastically drawn....i'll check out her gallery=)
samysay Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Artist
soo many memories I like this and i want to cry XD
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.
Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student
KentaruZ Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Writer
woah! =O this looks incredible!
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!
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 ;)
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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