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School has officially ended!! It's been an incredible journey... I'll be doing a proper write-up sometime next week but for now it's time to celebrate for a little bit before I get back to an exciting regime for the next two months (more on this on my next journal).


Anyways I'll say it again, I've come a long way haven't I...? :)


(Darkspeeds' SA2 Fan Comic - JAN 2002)

Sa2comic012 by darkspeeds


(Darkspeeds' SA2 Fan Comic - 2005?)

Sonic  s Plan by darkspeeds by darkspeeds


(Darkspeeds' Sonic Boom: Unwrapped - MAY 2014)

Ambush at Osiris Falls Page 01(small) by Darks by darkspeeds

:star: Must... Finish... Comic...!


I'm currently on a home stretch guys... Only one more class (and it's it's Perspective starting at noon tomorrow) and then it's... OVER!! My year at the Academy of Art will be officially come to a close (classes that is). 

I've got exactly 15 hours before my two comic pages are due (well technically they only require one this semester) - but I'd like to finish both...

Let's see how I go... 


Sonic Boom comic01 by darkspeeds


And yes I'm very excited about Sonic Boom, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the new character who made an appearance with the official 'hero' crew. 8-)


:star: No Way...!!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! ^______^


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*a-hem*

Time to get some Fried Chicken with :iconchemb0t: (he's visiting downtown atm) and get back to the studios later to work on my final for Perspective class. 

Once again... *looks at the photo of new Sonic Boom concept art*

Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!! ^_______^
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:iconmiles555:
Miles555 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
The Curious Case of Jay Stroud... X3
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:iconalpha621:
Alpha621 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Duuuuuuude… You should take those comic pages and put them in the art improvement meme. Seriously, those are really nice improvements between the two years.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! And that suggestion doesn't sound bad at all.
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:iconspeedy375:
Speedy375 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow you have come a long way. I am glad that you are still traveling this road and I am happy to see you grow and inspire so many people Elson =)
Hope your having a good time and good luck wherever you go next.
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:iconwikidworx:
WikidWorx Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Hey, that first panel from the Sonic Boom comic looks fantastic! Any chance of that making it into a full color piece....maybe a print?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No plan to do that atm Claudith. Thanks for askin' though. :D
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:iconwikidworx:
WikidWorx Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Aww poo...*sigh* Fine >3>
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Juliapopstar Featured By Owner May 18, 2014

Yes, yes you have. I do recall reading your SA2 fan comic, and it's incredible to see how much you've progressed and developed your skills.
I think that since you just finished with your school, I might as well give you a little congratulatory-speech.
While you say that your journey's come to an end, I think a new one's about to begin for you, and I'm convinced that it'll be one driven by your dreams and passion. You have come a long way, and along it, you have demonstrated skills that have inspired many to become like you: to be open to your likes and dislikes, to test your limits and to never abandon dreams, no matter how others may regard them and how people may belittle your works. You've shown on multiple occasions your love for what you do, maturity and humility to any form of criticism, and altogether use everything, including motivation and perseverance, as means to improve yourself.

Yupp, you've come a long way. And you've done not only some good for yourself, but to many aspiring artists, including myself. For that, I say:

Congratulations on graduating successfully and thank you for everything. ;D

Now keep on doing what you do best: spread your love, passion and dreams, inspire your friends and followers.

And last but never the least, draw. :)

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Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I remember seeing your Sonic 06 prequel fan comic way back when, but you've been doing comic art before then, since 2002? 

No wonder you're so good, practice always makes perfect!

Keep up the great work Elson, never stop being awesome! :thumbsup::D
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zazaKUN011 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HOLY COW I remember that 2005 one when I was a kid, that particular style, I just didn't know that YOU drew it!

And look at you now, you punched downs many walls and got to this incredible style you have today! FABULOUS!! I so proud of you hehe :star:
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ShayTheHedgehog97 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
the first fan art it's so good and funny!!!xD awesome job!!:D

and all in general looks awesome,and the sonic boom comics it's awesome,good job as always man!!:) 
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:iconja-the-shadow-hunter:
Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're not gonna turn into an Alicorn princess, are ya? XD
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
You've improved a lot along the years, but your comics always have the same spirit! ^^
*whispers* BTW, we're in 2014. ;P

(Darkspeeds' Sonic Boom: Unwrapped - MAY 2012)

:giggle: :hug:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! Thanks for the fix up Isabel... ;) :hug:
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
:hug:
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:iconashe-the-hedgehog:
ashe-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woah, you can really see how incredible the progress on your comics has become! O: I remember reading your SA2 fan comic and thinking: holy cow how does he draw those pages so well?!?! And now you've put the most concentration I've ever seen into those Sonic Boom panels, it's amazing! I can tell that you've come so far with your approach to comics. That perspective is killer! I can see at least 7 different layers of that canyon, now that is what I call real detail! :D
I'd say that's finishing up the term with a real BOOM! xD (sorry, but I couldn't resist that pun! xD )
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feedback Ashe! And I loved that pun. ;)
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:iconashe-the-hedgehog:
ashe-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No worries Elson! *thumbs up* When it comes to Sonic the amount of hilarious puns is just great xD
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
You've definitely came a long way and your improvement went full force over the years,maybe in the next few years your art get even more and more epic over time and I look forward to that  :thumbsup:
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:iconmadcatcartoons:
MadCatCartoons Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Man, you've made a tremendous amount of progress as an artist over the years. :sing: And looking at the Sonic Boom comic, it could be one of your best ones yet. :D I mean, the amount of depth and detailing is just insane in those pages! :omg: Here's wishing you pass your classes with ease, man! I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park! :highfive:

And no way, that Coon's gonna be having an important character role(she IS on a poster with our main four after all!)!? :la:
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:icondragontamer272:
dragontamer272 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on finishing school.
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:iconedwinshy:
EdwinShy Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on school friend I felt the same when I graduated last June from High School keep going on and doing what you love and you'll be alright that's what my stepfather always said to me (god bless his soul still miss him)
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akessel92 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Indeed you have.
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:iconkevintheman:
kevintheman Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You sure have come a long way, Elson! Keep up the great work!
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:iconfly-sky-high:
Fly-Sky-High Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We're rooting for ya! I never get tired of seeing your sketches.
Quick random question: Have you read manga called Bakuman?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Sky! I'm almost done. = )

I've heard of Bakuman but I haven't read it - it's the one about a group of artists trying to break into the manga business right?
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:iconfly-sky-high:
Fly-Sky-High Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, or what I like to call it "manga about making manga comics" XD
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Is that a silver eraser?

And oh no!  another chapter of your life is about to close.  Endings some time hard to get through.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol

That's one old regular Stadler eraser. It's kinda worn out but it still functions well. ;)
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Oh.  Well for me an eraser is good till its all gone.

Well right now I use a paper mate white pearl eraser.  It seems to work well for what I use it for.  No pink marks, and completely erases what I want it to.
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:iconcute-hedgehog:
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
owo:heart: Awesomee!! :dummy: :heart: :la:la::heart: ... O.O XD
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:iconcute-hedgehog:
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wat? A new character? :0 :heart:
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:iconcute-hedgehog:
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sonic isn't look sonic boom like anymore.. 
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:iconcute-hedgehog:
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Difference.. ?? >.<
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DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, according to Mike Pollock confirmed that it is not Marine, but a new character.
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:iconjayfoxfire:
jayfoxfire Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
KNEW IT XD
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:icondarkcatthekhajjit:
DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh yes XD :)

I was right ^^
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glitcher Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? That's a shame, given the resemblance. BTW, does anyone else find it ironic that the girl has furry ears, when Archie recently redesigned the Freedom Fighters to remove fur? *sigh*
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DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah i find that to be ironic..
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:iconrisesatspring:
risesatspring Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it :D 
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ShayTheHedgehog97 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah,The summer it's neaaaaaar!!!TuT and I'm going to finish to my comic and ilustration class D: but I enjoy with that classes :3 and too nice page!!!!:D and 15 hours....I understand you....work in comics it's hard but...when you look the final dessing....you feel happpy,or not?x) and good luck with all man!!!!:D 
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KingCobra82 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Your work looks amazing!
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:iconsonicandvegetafan:
sonicandvegetafan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
i wish you were my teacher how to draw sonic 
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:iconzeraphalanx:
Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Must...Cheer...Elson....On....!!!!!
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, thanks mate! I'm getting there. :)
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:iconzeraphalanx:
Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
You...Can...Do...It...ELSON!!!!! :D

Ok I'll stop now. lol I'm sure you'll get to the finish line with no problem. I have faith in you. God bless you. 8-)
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:iconkolbatsun1226:
Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Do you mind if I use your project as a drawing reference? 
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing Zuri! We're hear to learn and teach one another no? = )
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Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yep that's true, thanks.
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glitcher Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hang in there, summer hols will be here soon. How many years is your course at the academy?
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