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This is a small tribute to the genesis Sonic era. I admit, Im a sucker for the classic style.

Couple things I want to note. First of all, Sonic look familiar? I made the lineart of this late last year but after losing interest in this picture for a while, I took half of what I had already done of Sonic and turned it into this [link] . With that said, a few things like the back light on him make more sense.

Secondly, I took inspiration from Super Mario Galaxy's stylish lighting (even though I've never played the game). I combined it with a more realistic type of shading to make an interesting effect. Also I knew I wanted to have a fantasy-like background but had no idea how to go about doing it but Im satisfied with the result.

Done in Photoshop CS2

Sonic and related :iconsegalogoplz:
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:iconvioletthebat1:
violetthebat1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!! :D
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Sigacomer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It gets the "Genesis"-"Mega Drive" feeling absolutely right!!
Gongrats pal!!
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:iconkuncklesthehedgehog1:
Kuncklesthehedgehog1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artist
Sonic 3 and Knuckles special stages
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:icondraginkyle44:
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Nice 
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:iconcocorosex:
CoCoRoseX Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"exspoleds" from tails cuteness
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:iconbughs-22:
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SUPER!!
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:iconsparklycupcake23:
Sparklycupcake23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Artist
CUUUTTEEE
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:iconstylishgamer:
stylishGamer Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Amg, very beautiful~!! *0*
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:iconmindscatter:
MindScatter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
now this looks awesome, old school sonic looking like it's in 3D and the background is amazing and even the floor had it's own shine, I love it. 
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:iconsteiin:
Steiin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
damn you are SO good at drawing, how long did it take you to make this?
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:iconian-exe:
Ian-exe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Digital Artist
wow thats so cool
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:iconnaturaldreamer18:
NaturalDreamer18 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
;w; I am in awe of this picture. Simply outstanding work. :3
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:iconpengie9290:
pengie9290 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Aww! Tails is so cute–AHH! HOLY $#@! ROBOTNIK LOOKS SCARY!
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:icongaunt007:
gaunt007 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm crying inside right now...so beautiful....
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:iconlucky-sonic-77-d:
Lucky-Sonic-77-d Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on the shading!
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:iconpowershade117:
Powershade117 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The original trio and the villain they have fought since the beginning. Gotta love it. XD
Although...I wouldn't jump on that box. It could hold a...nasty surprise. ^_^
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:icon4eyez95:
4eyez95 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Brings Back alot of memories!
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:iconemerald-song:
emerald-song Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me way back when I owned a sega genesis and would be playing these games early on the weekend mornings. I love the classic genesis games a lot--obviously because they were a part of my childhood :D
Excellent job on the art here. Gotta love the array of colors mixed in to make this gem of an artwork stand out :aww:
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:iconchristiansamurai:
ChristianSamurai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I really enjoy your style. Works great for Sonic and friends :D
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:icontails-is-fluffy:
Tails-Is-FLUFFY Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Did I ever tell you how awesome this is?
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:iconbigbulbasaur:
bigbulbasaur Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Awsome!
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:iconhandepsilon:
Handepsilon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tails looked like a little baby!!! :glomp:

Okay, ^^;
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:icondbzfan900:
dbzfan900 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional
sonic 3 hd?
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:iconlogic-monkey:
Logic-Monkey Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my new favorite picture.
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:icontailslover42:
tailslover42 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome how did you do the background
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:iconzaidonest:
Zaidonest Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
EPIC!
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:iconclassicsonicawesome:
classicsonicawesome Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks epic!
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foxheadTails Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
why can't sonic and the others look more like this in the games now? (my opinion is of course completely biased toward liking the classic ones better)
Great rendering of classic sonic into a 3D landscape!
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:iconblazerona:
Blazerona Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Dear lord, amazing!!
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:iconiamkatherine577:
Iamkatherine577 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Although, Sonic's spines look wee bit more sharper than usual but that's the only thing really. Stunning work!
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dio4k Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
dr eggman lol
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:iconsonickirbyfanno7np10:
sonickirbyfanno7np10 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely amazing. keep it up
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:iconhypersonicxda:
HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Realistic Eggman, like in 06, but here no-one complains? What the hell...
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
I LOVE CLASSICS! THERE MY FAVORITE
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:iconsupersonicraver:
SuperSonicRaver Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
This looks great! It's the perfect retro Sonic artwork.
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:iconstar-and-moon:
Star-and-Moon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TAILS IS SO CUTE! I love this
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
cool icon
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:iconknuklestheechidna:
knuklestheechidna Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now that's what i call really cool!
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
nice icon sonic and knuckles
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:iconknuklestheechidna:
knuklestheechidna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks?
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Artist
yes? lol
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:iconknuklestheechidna:
knuklestheechidna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Artist
lol
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:iconmangafa20:
mangafa20 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow awsome Sonic Tails and Knuckles looks great.
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:icondickthefox:
dickthefox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Classic Sonic Heroes!
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
cool icon
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:icondickthefox:
dickthefox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh, thanks, I think so....
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Artist
yep
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:iconsml2go:
sml2go Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:dA:
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:icon1991sonicgenesis:
1991sonicgenesis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
nice icon it's classic sonic
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