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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
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K-dash87 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
wow!!
amazing!!
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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 Artisan Crafter
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 Artisan Crafter
...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  Hobbyist 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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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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Manakei1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
this is pretty epic darkspeeds nice job ^^
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