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The Adventure Never Ends by darkspeeds The Adventure Never Ends by darkspeeds
PREVIOUSLY (6th October 2003)

Ack! Technical errors on the previous submittion? O_O Gomenasai! X_X I didn't expect that to happen! =( Further apologies for the inconvenience guys... =( I've deleted the old one and uploaded it again and hopefully it'll show this time. -_-;;

Ari~gato once again to all those who commented and viewed my cover page, I really appreciate it. Don't worry I've got it saved in my file, I treasure the things you say ne? ;) *hugs* ^___^

Zephyr --- Who me? O_O Nah! XD I think it's the opposite bro... *chuckles* =D Well we're both too good for each other ne? LOL! XD *hugs* You keep up the awesome stuff too little bro Marcelo. =) I'm planning to do something for ya... heh..heh.. =)

DarKaoZ --- BIG BRO!!! O___O *hugs* ^______^ Yay! Haven't heard you in a long time! X___X How's it been??? Thank you so much for your words... =) I'll catch up with ya soon 'kay? ;)

Adamis --- Merci big bro Adamis. ^_~ *hugs* Hey I'm going to finish Silent Hill 3 right after this! =D

Sonicolas --- Awww thanks for faviing this Sonicolas... ^_^ Even if it doesn't show fully I really appreciate that... =) I really hope that this time round the whole pic will show in full. ^_~ Keep up the good work. ;)

Dodgefoxx --- Cheers Dodge. ;) Heh..heh.. you should come over at my place again and have more MSN convos fun! XD Wanna be Darkspeeds again? *shot shot!!!* XD XD XD

Kati-kitani-st --- Tani-chan! ^___^ *hugs* Awww sorry to hear you comment didn't make it through but hey! It's still awesome to get something rom ya! =D Keep up the good work ne? ^_~

Krusher --- Thanks Krusher for both the appreciative compliments and for fixing up an error of mine. ^_^;; Hope you get to see the full thing this time. It's not much difference though... ^_^;;; XD

Hedgie-girl --- Ari~gato hedgie-girl, I'm gratifide by your feedback as always. ^_~ *hugs*

Goku262002 --- Indeed I do. ^_^

Atomic-hedgehog --- Eh...heh..heh... ^_^ Nah it ain't your connection, something wrong with my upload that's all. ;) Cheers for the feedback bud. ^_^


I don't think I need to write a long description on this but I'm glad I've managed to finish this by today. XD *Darkspeeds instantly falls dead on the floor...sooooo tired...* XD XD X_X XD XD

Once again I'm overjoyed by the break I'm getting, it's truly an opportunity to start working more on the SA2 fan-comic and other projects for you guys to enjoy. ^_^

P.S. I just love how I drew everyone!!! All seperate layers too! X___X

The original sketch for the cover page looked liked this:


Different ne? O_O I was kinda dissapointed that I wasn't able to deliver the exact plan I was intending to in the sketch... =(

Maria, G-San & Biolizard layers were suppose to fade into the background, leaving Shadow front first grasping impact and impression to the reader/viewer. Sonic and gang were to be allocated to the upper right-hand side of the cover page to balance things out... It took me AGES to figure how to get the right combination... I had to resize layers and swap positions ever now and then to get the perfect fit... but I deemed to fail soonafter... -_-;;;

However I came up with an alternative and as a result I was quite pleased with the finished look... ^_^ Overall it was another fantastic experience... I just love to draw, colour and shade all the Sonic characters. Getting the official look was deifnetly a challenge. ;) I hope my cover page will be able to entertain you guys for at least a few seconds. ^__~

^_______^ Shadow-kun is ever so darn cool and concious character... And (dare I say it...) sexy too... O_O XD XD *get's mauled by his sibblings... X_X* That's not what I meant! X___X *bruises and band-aids on his head* ^_^;;;

Maria... Gerald Robotnik *in Eggman's tone: "G-SAN!!! XD* and Biolizard, they all play an integral part to the original story. Sonic's looking cool and speedy - as if he's ready for more action once again. ^___^ Tails... kawaii as always... Amy too ne? ;) Eggman just rules with that expression... =D Knuckles and Rouge are in there for the M.E. of course. ^_^ And... hey? Look what we have here? Chao, Good+Bad Chao, Omachao, Big the Cat, Froggy, Tikal and Fang! ^____^ I like to bring as many characters and game concept stuff into the comic as long as they relate to the storyline, event and flow of time. ^_^ Wouldn't it be great to see the Chaotix Team? ^_^ Heh..heh.. =D Maybe you'll see them on day... ^_^

Well nothing much more to say but...

Thank you all for your support...Close friends and respectful sibblings who I give a hug almost everytime I see them... XD ^____^ *hugs* I couldn't have achieve on of my dreams if it weren't for the feedback I've recieved over the past 2 years as a dedicated Sonic Team style artist... ^_^ Again I couldn't elaborate more on my thanks and appreciation, I'm so grateful of your support... really mean it.. =) *hugs tight to everyone he knew ever since he first submitted his early pages of SA2 Fan-Comic to his first Sonic online community* ^_^

Doing that brings me great memories... How I made my first online friends at SoaH CitY, the oldschools. ^_^ Then there was the messageboards saga at SoaH CitY, I started to draw group pics to make sure they are a part of something special... where people can treasure friendship and respect... ^_^ Later on I met up and take heart with some of the most closest friends and sibblings I could ever have... each with their own unique story on how I first met them.. or them meeting me! XD ... Sonic No Miko, SUPERSONIC, Vee-Jay, Nambuk, Dodge and the rest of theOz gang, DarKaoZ, Zephyr, Karou-chan and many others... ^_^...

It was all worth the effort and I really encourage others to do their best to achieve their dreams one day. =) *hugs for luck* ^__^

Well I'll just end it here cuz it's waaay past bedtime... XD *ZzzZZzzzzz -.-* I'm going to be writing my journal properly soon... it'll be about 4 pages long or something like that... XD Take care everyone and I hope to get back on DA and owe you guys something in return for your patience and support. ^_^ Ja~ne! ^___^


Shadow Original Sketch

Shadow Coloured & Shaded ST style

Maria Original Sketch

Maria Coloured & Shaded Freestyle

G-San & Biolizard Original Sketch

G-San & Biolizard & Shaded Freestyle

Sonic & friends Original Sketch

Sonic & friends Coloured (Basic)

Sonic & friends Coloured & Shaded ST Style

Shadow fun XD


All logos were taken and applied from the official website: <url>

Cover art (C) by Darkspeeds. ^_^
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SonicWarrior234 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Actually, it technically endeda long time ago... js.
AncientChaosClan01 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Writer
Wow! This is epic.
spinkella Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
ah, the beginning of shadow. ne of the greatest games in sonic history. it's old, bt it was a perfect hit in the old days.
Angel-V096 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Wow, fantastic work and great layout!
Mechy-kun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
Wow, great picture...wheres metaru?
SBG6 Featured By Owner May 24, 2004  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!!!! :heart:
MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh thats great ^^
shadow-freak Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2003   Digital Artist
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee!!!!!
Shadow looks so delicious in this!!!!

WHY CAN'T I DRAW THAT WELL?!?!?!?!?!!?!? *rage*
*runs around to see if there's NEthing to hit my head on*
stephany Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2003
o.O looks hard.
:) nice job on it
You ROCK DarkSpeeds
kati-kitani-st Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2003
Meep! O_O''' I almost forgot... *goes to ink the sketches and color then and throw the picture together the way she likes it* XD
luleiya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa.....O____O........I mean like WOW!!!! You did it again, bro! Made me speechless....^-^ *huuuuugs*

Just look at all the detail...The colouring.....the official~ness! Amazing.....You know bro, I was thinking of asking you if you'd do a coloured coverart for the SA2 comic.....and you DID!! I'm so happy! ^_____^

The group pic....Everyone's personality's cought perfectly! I luuuuuuuuuv how Tikal has that praying pose. Probably praying for her friends to survive through their next adventure, ne? ^_~ I think.....Tikal became one of my fav chars too! X3

Maria....Always that peacful, loveing, caring look on her face. And Shadow.....ready to face ANYTHING to keep his promise to Maria....*sniff* -^_^-

And you can even draw Biolizard!!! O.o.....gosh....*bows in respect* and gii-san....^^

And those kind words coming from your heart.....bro....I just.....thank you for that. For always being the loving person you are. I will always support you, ne? ^-^

Love you like a lil sis! *huuugs tight* ^.^

P.S.: Since exams are over for you for some time, RELAX! Promise? ^_~ Mata ne! ^-^
f3ng Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2003   Filmographer
Well you know the drill. Good work...... nice...... love the coloring...... Your art is wonderfull!
nambuk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2003
Damn Darks, thats amazing!
It's so..perfect! lol
I love the contrast and the placement of the words, the black background really makes everything stand out and it all looks so..crisp
The poses are great, my fav would have to be Amy's wink and Dr Eggman XD
Great pic ^^
lol and I certainly remember how we met
jaggedice200 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
nice work as always
always pleasure to the eyes ^_^
zaceryspud02 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Hi its me ZAC *tackles with a hug*. hehe you used the sonic adventure 2 logo several times yet they are all slightly different, thats kewl. Keep up the brilliant work buddy and goodluck for the future. Thanx for all your kind words and also for simply being a friend. Your art rules an I like ya style. Mines developed quite alot this year and I am continuing to endevour to excel in my endevour to be an artist. No need to thank me for my comments btw and I simply wanna thanx mate :hug:.
Kinichan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
^_^ As always, wonderful art big bro~ :hug: ^_~ I like the way you pictured this, it's very unique~ The group piccie rocks~ And so does Shadow-kun and Maria. ^_^ It's great seeing your art bro! Everything looks great~ Keep up the great skills big bro~ Aha, yes, me workin on a lil somethin myself as well...
PilotstroupF15E Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003  Hobbyist Artist
Oh man, rebirth of the SA2 adventure comix is true, it is true! Awesome work man!
ShadyKitten Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Shadow's soo secy!! *Huggles him* Good job DS!! I LOVE this the style looks SOOO much like the original!! I wouldn't be surprised if you were on the Sonic Team in the future!! ^___^- If so put me in some games as Shadow's girlfriend!! *Mauled* XD AND IN THE SONIC X ANIME!! *Her dead body is shot*
hedgie-girl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
I've commented on this piccie already, but I'll do it again since it's so coolXD It's awesome and I love the colour^^ *hugs* :hug:
krusher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
YES! I can see it all now!! It's superb!!! Just how I thought it would! You rock, Darkspeeds!!!
And you didn't have to thank me! You're too kind :hug: :hug: :)
deedee20382 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ehrm... :O_o: Why is this message in MY message box? :confused:
deedee20382 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ehrm... :O_o: Why is this message in MY message box?! :confused:
chaokiller Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Man, Elson, your work never ceases to amaze me, and it's always fantastic to see you deleveloping and going from strength to strength as an artist, and I still look up to you for your sense of detail, and heart that goes into each and every one of them.

This is no exception.

It's simply a fantastic montage; I really cannot say anymore than that. Wonderful. :D
taeshilh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003  Professional General Artist
Yay! ^.^ It's finally showing! *Cheers* I was hoping for it to get re-uploaded xD *Only saw 1/3 of it as well on the previous upload*

That's awesome ;.;.. I really like the group picture best of all! Tikal looks so cuuuute ^.^!! And Fang is innit! =D *Rejoice*
kslrmine Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Yeah for shadow!!:hump: You go! Nice job!
a-ko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
WOW great work! *watches* ;)
Impious-Imp Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Again I'm impressed Darkspeeds!
you have a very likable style.

and though I dont allways look at your work I'm opted to view yur gallery while I still have access to a high speed connecton, aka the schook computeres
shadowgirl669 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
wahooo! its so cool darkspeeds! i also can see it all now :P (i also thought it was my PC .. it always loads half the things and i got to find a way to either get the rest or imagine it lol)

:clap: once again its another great drawing!

oooooo i love shadow!!! *steals the picture and steals shadow from it and runs away* whahaha

*jumps like a lil girl* Keep those comming keep those comming!
ThePandamis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003  Professional General Artist
That's what I call a great cover!

(I still have to finish SH3 ^^;)
emotwo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*does the ritual "We're not worthy" dance*
brittsb Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
ooh, very cool!
f3ng Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003   Filmographer
Nice dud!
-zephyr- Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Now I can see the entire picture. Elson, you have no idea how awesome I think it is. I give you my best congratulations for this, it is a real master piece. I just cannot wait to see the next SA2 pages, but remember nii-san: Do not push yourself too hard. Catch you in msn or in a surprise calling XD! Keep on with your awesome skill!

See you!
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