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Sonic Art Collection (BACK COVER - MegamanX promo) by darkspeeds Sonic Art Collection (BACK COVER - MegamanX promo) by darkspeeds
Boy am I really super proud of myself today.


Spent the past 8 hours working on this FINAL PAGE to the 'Sonic Art Collection' magazine.


I have no shame in saying that I had to utilise official stock imagery from Capcom and trace over some elements to save me a bundle of time for the Megaman X characters. But yeah I tweaked a few bits and pieces, applied stuff I learnt from Graphic Design - composition/typography/photo manipulation etc... to create this final piece de resistance!


I didn't get the opportunity to do actual Archie Sonic comic ads in the magazine so I decided to save my energy and finish it with a bang - and an unexpected one too!


Oh you guys didn't know I played this game series before? I LOVE Megaman X4 - the music's awesome too!


Rock on everyone, let's see if Paul will make this a possibility one day with his creative team... Ha ha! I know Ian's would love to write a comic based off this series.


(Also! You may be wondering why 'Rockman' instead of 'Megaman'? Uhm... How about why not? lol Honour the original I say! It's also a nice way to differentiate from the already popular Megaman comic series - an alternate universe to it would be... Rockman! Ha ha! Oh okay I had my fun, it's just my opinion and I'm sure many of you would disagree with me but hell I have no time to state my case further - enjoy and uhm.... TIME TO PARTY!!! WOOO! ^_________^) *Elson goes off to the printers to print the magazines in the morning*


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And just before anyone jumps the gun, I'd say the biggest problem with this page is the amount of TEXT on page!! Too much of it! X_X; Argh this kills the negative space needed to complete a more fluid composition to the piece! So yeah that's my gripe for this page - too much clutter! However I did need to use all of the information to give people a clear idea on what this ad is all about - some fans will easily decode it but if we cater for the majority they won't know that it's a new comic series being made by Archie Comics and that it's approved by Capcom! ;)
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CoCoRoseX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW your good at megaman!
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Kristofo1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
You're on point, Because Archie announced that Mega Man X will appear in a backup story starting Mega Man #34.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I'm looking ever forward to it. *thumbs up*
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MIB245 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
this fanart made me cry with joy. this NEEDS to happen.Wander WHOOT! emoticon 
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Rootofalllight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Now if we can get the official X series, I'll be happy.
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JMCStudios Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Excellent tribute to Mega Man X, my all-time favorite game.
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outblasterICON777 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Someone...Must Stop Replaforce!
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Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG, I love this so much, it brings back good memories of some of my favourite games. :)
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Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I would totally buy it make it happen Archie and Capcom!!!!
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DHAZEDXZ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
This needs to happen! Megaman X is an amazing series and I am a HUGE fan of X and Zero!
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superrider14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So, do you think that Archie might start a mega man x series after mega man 6 story line, or announce the start of the story after the crossover?
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Wildlordzero Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awesome.
So its something you wanted make or is a preview of something of future issues of Megaman?
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IronSheepEngine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Love the promo.

Though I kinda preferred to see a megaman x adaptation written and published by IDW comics.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   General Artist
Megaman X rocks.
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zenkai97 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
this look like a real megaman x promo
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:iconrootofalllight:
Rootofalllight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I'm looking forward to this.
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Shadowprower30 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome"
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Lilmont98 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
zYES X4 is sooo good. I really love how well you did the artwork. I really love how Zero's Z-Saber looks too.
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I think I might be a bit late on this before it goes to print, but personally, I find the "the comic book series" tagline for Rockman X to be superfluous. I think that there's enough context for people to think "oh hey, this is an ad for a hypothetical Mega Man X comic!"

Looking into how the stylization is, I think Megaman might need to be stylized as "Mega Man" as they've been doing for the comics but it might not entirely be a deal breaker as people tend to go for Mega Man, Megaman, and MegaMan as well.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't agree more, I was waiting for an opinion from ya on that regard about the superfluous tagline. It's a win-win situation too - less text = less clutter. lol

Anyways pleased to know that you've been locked down as legendary bad-ass proof-reader for this project. [link] They'll be printing the books tomorrow @ 50 bucks each... Blimey. I'm only printing three for my business needs. I'll print the rest via KA-BLAM at 10 bucks each. :8-)
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swifthaven Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:) Looks amazing! I think there is just the right amount of text. It blends in with the computer/future theme of the background, and gives information.

Amazing job!!! ^^
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YamiNetto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! GOD DAMN IT YES!!

Awesome work btw, Elson. You really caught X and Zero's character spot on.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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BoosttheWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Elson I'm going to be honest. I will personally buy a copy of SAC if I can. This is so beautiful I love how much work you put it to it. Hell I'll buy two comics. They have to hire you at archie once you're done with art school. I know it's a bit much but I just wanted to say this great work Elson.

Love the work! *thumbs up*
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya Boost! Hey not at all, that is a mighty compliment!

It won't be wise of me to sell these even in private because it'll defeat it's original purpose. = ) But yeah... We'll see what happens after I catch up with the editor. ;) Perhaps this may become a freebie for the next convention! lol
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gpainbringer55 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic! :iconyeahplz:
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 Oh man I hope Archie Comics do a spin off with MegaMan X <3 *glomps Axl and Zero*
Axl: WOOHOO! FAN GIRL!
Zero: >3< ACK!!
X: ......*gets tackled by SG*
SG: X3 and I would never forget X he's a boss
X: O//o; um thank you
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TheTodStar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maaan, this is making me want a Mega Man X comic even more now!
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nmolnar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
awesome
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Sonicbandicoot Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL it seems every Sonic fan now and days are becoming MM fans, or always were X'DDD 
But yeah, very nice work, love the detail, definitely worth 8 hours of work :D
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ShadeKetchum Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
This looks AWESOME! I absolutely love the mature feel of the X series and would be happy as I could ever be if this helped bring about an X comic! Although I have to say I noticed one tiny mistake....it says Macerick instead of Maverick. I don't think they would hunt down bad guys with mace.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah luckily I saw that one earlier. XD Fixed it though. I always double checked my recent submissions but it's always good to have another pair of eyes to check out new errors for me. = )
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Writer
Very nice!
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SSX-fan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
..epic..when can we get that as a comic book
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samysay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artist
DEAR GOD I LOVE MEGAMAN X!!
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Most of those robot masters look so silly though. You would never think of them of having a serious plot. Some of them are as clever as making something like "TableMan" his special attack is throwing wood planks at you.

though the one you have here is more serious looking.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the whole point of the Megaman series - it's aimed at the all ages group - both young and old generations who love the fun and adventurous side of the franchise.

The 'X' series takes it a more mature tone which fits my bill. ;)
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Oh I see. So they have different ones for different ages. kinda clever to broaden there audience.
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Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty legit
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StaricoHoshi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So... awesome!
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