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2D Forever

One of my favourite birthday memories as a kid was the birthday I got Sonic CD. Sounds sad, I know, but as a 7 or 8 year old it was the most important thing in my life at the time.

Before the days of unboxing videos on YouTube, my parents did a great job with boxing up my Sonic CD. Itís all I wanted for my birthday so I shredded through all the obvious CD-sized items to find itÖ Looking depressed but trying to be grateful to my parents by putting on a weak smile, I had one giant box left to open. Iím sure you get where Iím going with this. I really was an ungrateful shit as didnít care whatever it was, but when I got to the bottom and found Sonic CD I was ecstatic Öand probably foaming at the mouth a little.

Anyway, I love Sonic CD. Not just for the unboxing magic, but it is actually a fantastic game. One of my favourite Sonic games by far. This was a quick sketch for the Sega Blogís competition. Iím assuming I didnít win (shame), so Iím posting it up anyway.

Itís Sonic mid-dimension as he moves between the time zones. I remember thinking that whole idea and the effect for the transition was really strong. But not as strong as the awesome special stages Ė Those were simply brilliant.
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SonikkuFan94 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours you used here, very nicely done! :aww:
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really glad you like it - especially the colours as I wanted to get them just right! And a hello from a fellow Brit Sonic fan :)
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SonikkuFan94 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
Haha hello too :D
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BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!
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onepiecefan15 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooooh! so cute~ good work~
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Kurodjinn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Traditional art, yeah! :)
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VermilionCandy4 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Dont forget the Toot Toot ^_^
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YL-17 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! so beautiful art *-*
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BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Beautiful!
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet!
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therealarien Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I loved the style and the animations.  And the PAL version music.  Man I wish they'd make a game that looked like the cartoon intro!
I have a soft spot for this game but I can't get past the clumsy level design, easy and obscure boss fights, and annoying special stages.  There I said it.  Sorry to poop on your nostalgia.  The time travelling element was cool 
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, have to agree on the bad boss designs. They're all pretty weird! But I like most of the slower-paced level designs... apart from Wacky Workbench.
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therealarien Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah it's a different feel as a whole.  More exploration less speed.  I suppose that fits when the goal is to find and destroy that machine thing to get a good ending
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All that aside though, I wanted the game for 2 reasons: the animated intro and the awesome special stages. Wasn't disappointed!
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PewdieSkySonic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I have no words on how beautiful this is. I don't comment on just anything.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm honoured by your comment. Thanks for taking the time :)
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PewdieSkySonic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epicniss!
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BLACKSTAR84 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
;~;

Oh man, Sonic CD is my FAVORITE Sonic game, and one of my favorite games of all time, period.  I could gush about my own childhood experience with Sonic CD, but I'll just say that I can definitely relate.

This picture does a great job of capturing that 1993 Sonic essence that the Sonic CD intro gave.  Awesome pic
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) The Sonic CD intro is still my favourite Sonic style, so I had to capture some of it here. I think that intro was exactly how I wanted an animated cartoon of Sonic to be, so I loved it instantly... I'm gonna go and watch it now!

Really glad you liked it and the nostalgia attached to it :)
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icaromerquides Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
can i vetorize it?
i promisse i eill crefit you out
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icaromerquides Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
omg! holly cow what an amazing artwork
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DTx-21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Incredible! This picture not only makes me, within reason, very happy but also very unreasonably happy on top of that! (If that makes any sense -- and if it doesn't, then it should! ...even if that doesn't make any sense.)

Seriously though, really stellar artwork here! It makes me feel vivacious yet tranquil. =D
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Regularsonicfan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
So cool!
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funkyjeremi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful effect, looks so real ^^
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exleydragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it ok if i borrow this pose?
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:icon2dforever:
2dforever Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Borrow it how? If you mean copy the pose for a new drawing, go for it!
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exleydragon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! i appreciate your approval. :D
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Jestloo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!! That's amazing and beautiful!! TT-TT So wonderful... I love the music on Sonic CD too.
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Shelbling13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Great drawing!
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DreamWeaverProtector Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
0_0 preeeeettttty colors. :)
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SonicsSuperFanGirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's looks so real! Awesome job!
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make a Modern Sonic version of this please! :D
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2dforever Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a Sonic CD piece, long before 'modern' Sonic came along, hense the 'classic' Sonic. That, and I don't like cheesy lanky Sonic, chubby Sonic is much more likeable!
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. OK.
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ClearFog Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Classic!
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GeraldBenton1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Artist
In his glory days.
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MCGriffin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Dopeness!
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Twylis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
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Wooooo art theft

did i rly jus log into an account i havent used for months to say this
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Golden-Anchor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
its really stolen?
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2dforever Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you did log in just to say that, thank you very much for doing so :)
I'll go and ask them nicely to give credit or remove it - thanks for letting me know!
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azulila Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How the hell did this not win. It's beautiful, and I've seen artwork with less work and beautiful effects like this.

I could just tell this was him just warping up to another timezone! Maybe a good future! My favorite stage is Tidal Tempest, I love the music, even if it's just a re-do of Layrinth Zone.

Haha, I'm using this as my desktop picture, it's really inspiring.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, I should update this - turns out I did win in the end - hooray!
Yeah, I was pretty fond of tidal tempest too. More atmospheric than Labyrinth zone... although as you said, it's probably because of the music.

Glad you liked it and found it inspiring :) And thank you for the kind words!
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azulila Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad you did win! Congratulations! C: I'm also really happy about the port for the iPad, I think it's pretty good, not as good as the originals, but you know.

You're welcome!
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championchap Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Ahh, classic chubby Sonic. The real Sonic.
Great picture!
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconsoniclaplz: awesome work!
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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VanGolian Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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ellavega Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love the picture. If I could fav the description, I would, I can 100% relate to it. Well done on this scene portrayal, I IMMEDIATELY knew what it was.
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wika26104 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome colors !
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