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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*


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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fluffycakeX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW your good at megaman!
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.
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I'm looking ever forward to it. *thumbs up*
MIB245 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
this fanart made me cry with joy. this NEEDS to happen.Wander WHOOT! emoticon 
Rootofalllight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Now if we can get the official X series, I'll be happy.
JMCStudios Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Excellent tribute to Mega Man X, my all-time favorite game.
outblasterICON777 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Someone...Must Stop Replaforce!
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. :)
Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I would totally buy it make it happen Archie and Capcom!!!!
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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