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Aftermath :1: The Sunset After by SaffuranLoL Aftermath :1: The Sunset After by SaffuranLoL
"They (the doctors) say lie down and rest off all the bangs and bruises.. I say it's time to get back on my feet.. It's like they say 'Get knocked down.. Hop back onto your feet and continue the ass kicking....' They say they know whats best, and probably do, but I have a score to settle with a rusty tin can named Nova. For whatever reason he didn't finish his business back there, and that mistakes gunna cost him big... Still, gotta wonder WHY he wouldn't, either I got lucky or there's more to that armor coated hog... just thinking about this is gunna bug me for awhile."

Halfway finishing what "A Book With Cover Broken" started in budding the rivalry between Saffron and Nova. A real scrap fest until the end, steel plating proved to be the difference maker, all though Big N didn't make it out without a scratch by any means (as I plan to illustrate later.)

Waking up nearly 20 hours later, the headstrong Purple Hedgehog found himself bandaged up pretty heavilly and lying inside a hospital bed, all though the staff made the mistake of leaving his gloves and shoes nearby and handy. With his mind made up almost from the waking moments, he readies himself to prematurely leave, an action that the doctors and other staff try to prevent but will ultimately fail in, even moving with a slight limp and aching all over from the previous night, he is able to get back into the free world and be more ready for a second confrontation with Nova. Better be more ready next time or there could be much more pain coming his way, since pride and perseverance with no plan is no better than stupidity.


The picture itself focused on the central character figure and the overall concept switched up multiple times, from having a random doctor character in it (which didn't pan out so I dropped the idea) to a cityscape outside the windows (a real pain in the ass that I would have not liked to try at this time, so I dropped it too.) So instead I settled on a semi simple hospital windowed wall and a calming yet "firey intense" sunset, which could be the backdrop for some of the Purple hedgehog's anger or firey spirit. It contrasted with the shading to me real nicely as well so it was what I eventually settled on. A final slight tint to help make everything flow and I found the pic to be complete. I would like to think of this as one of the best drawings I've done of Saff if not the best, and it will help pave the way for future, more detailed, character illustrations.

Hope everything is to your liking.


Saffron the Hedgehog @ Art - :iconallbowdown: *allbowdown
Sonic the Hedgehog - SEGA
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sonicamyfan1998 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
mm he smexy XD
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3 Thanks.
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sonicamyfan1998 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
np :3
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SonicOcpast Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
NNNUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!! he hurt!!!! Shock Emote  *rushes to him with MORE bandeges XD* i shall fix you up!!!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nuuuuuuuuuu not moar of them. xDD
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Shadz-the-Fox Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I love thee coloring in this picture, and the line art is really smooth and clean. Do you use Photoshop for your line art or do you use something else?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and I use Photoshop's pen tool, it's the best way to get the job done in my experience.
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Shadz-the-Fox Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
I use the same. What thickness setting do you use?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
varies depending on my mood, I just usually work with large canvas sizes that allow for more precision.
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Shadz-the-Fox Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
On the large canvasses, what pen size do you use?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anywhere from 1-9 depending on the work.
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Shadz-the-Fox Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Alright, thanks. :)
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penelopy-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Love the story, I wanna read more
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda trashed that little confrontation a long time ago since I'm lazy. I may renew it sometime but s' doubtful since I've moved on from the way both characters were back then. Sry ^^;
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penelopy-hedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
aww that's alright X3 it still was pretty good :icongoodplz:
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IsparXRVDark Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Welcome back to the world Saffron
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Awesome
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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cooperthehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
this reminds me of Afro Samurai sorta....I LIKES IT!!!!!
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Martyna-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! really well done ^_^
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AurulentSoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww poor hedgie ; ___ ;
Mell: *hug Saff*
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I'm a bad creator for abusing my characters sometimes. =p
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AurulentSoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you aren't bad!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ok. xp
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AurulentSoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^
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EdwardElric911 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This kicks so much ass.. :O
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TaijaShinmei Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
aua
poor guy with so many injuries>. <.
but strong design and the building itself only * v *
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fight an angry armored enemy and I doubt you would come out unscratched. =D

I'm happy ya like it and the character e.t.c. it makes me feel good that I don't work in vain. ^^

Thanks!
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Spirit-The-Hedgehogg Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
WOW! How u do that?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop and LOTS of patience! XD
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Aggressiveth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I'm finally going to take the time and comment this simply amazing piece of work. You've out-done yourself man, this is bloody incredible!

Saff looking nice and badass here, his expression looks great. He and Agg have the same never stay down attitude. I can't get over how amazing those bandages look, so damn realistic man, you should be proud of yourself.

Love the background, and everything about this picture just works so nicely together. Amazing work man, can't wait to see your next masterpiece. :thumbsup:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always have to wonder if Saff really has that much endurance or if he's really just too damn thick headed to stay down. xp At least there's another "never say die" hedgehog out there. Happy you liked it man, and I really wanted the bandages to look nice, I felt like everything else looked nice but I wanted to still improve in some area so I focused on them and their texture and it came out real nice to me, my favorite is the one on his left leg (right when facing.)

I still think backgrounds are an area where I need to improve but I'm also happy that you like it, the sunset was supposed to serve a mental purpose in the piece and I think it really worked which is nice.

XD I will hope to keep makin nice stuff for you and everyone else man, all though I wouldn't quite call any of my work masterpieces.
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Aggressiveth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Agg is definitely on the thick headed side of things. Even when he's obviously beat he won't give his enemy the satisfaction. Well you certainly succeeded man. Hell they look real even.

It gives of the dawn of a new day kinda feel, which really seems to help the overall piece.

Ahh you're too modest my good man, this far outdoes my work and a lot of other Sonic artists on this website. You should be proud of it.
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GraceTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
sooo awesome, I love the bandage round the eye <3 C:
man, I wish I could colour liek yous D:
:XD::+fav:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With practice in baby steps and dedication, anyone can get to any level of work they want with the right tools. Just give it time. ^^

Happy you like it.
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bladehandlerx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Wow,this is awesome. :D
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rly!? thx! ^^
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grim-zitos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing job bro damn he been thought hell....
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you already saw most of that damage in the other pic, so yeah.. that fight went to hell, but he brought some hell of his own.. so neither came out unharmed.
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grim-zitos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL yea they both looked tight though...^^
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ShellJinx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Oh my god....This is unbelievably amazing!
This picture is so well put together, very clean and easy to look at. Lettme start on the background, a sunset was the perfect setting piece to this. Truly amazing, the colors really contrast to Saffron really making him stand out in the picture. The sun rays really intrigue me for some reason; it just seems like Saffron is staring out at them in a sort of contemplation as to the events that had occured (but then again it might just be me over thinking things again XD). I like how you put that really fine detail in the windows, it really makes it all put together.
For shading, one word, fantastic! It matches perfectly with the light source and really makes Saffron pop out of the picture. I have always loved the design of Saffron, it's so unique and he looks so cool! Lastly you did the bandages beautifully. At first inspection I did not notice the outlines of the ridges of his eye but I am ceratinly surprised at that kind of detail!
Excellent job once again! ^^ I seriously love your work
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really happy ya like it man.

I suppose he's thinking about round 2 with the tin can. So no, you're not over thinking anything. xD
All I'm doin is trying to keep getting better with each pic in some aspect, since you and everyone else who watches me expects the very best out of me, otherwise what would be the point, right!? x3 I tried the sunset thing because it generally can make a nice setting for almost any kind of pic, and the orange glows seemed to work well with the purpleness of him.

I'm happy the shading is to your liking and the bandage detail was somethin I felt I had to do to really make the picture live up to what i wanted it to be. I always like hearing people who say they like the way I designed him, I guess it was a luck of the draw with a few tweaks and it seemed to work real well.

I will hopefully be able to keep impressing ya in the future man! ^^
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ShellJinx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Honestly if you made a stick person drawing and posted it I would be impressed ;P

Oh good, i was a bit concerned about my over thinking; thank you for clearing that up lol
Exactly! And because you are such a talented artist we want to see you do your best and strive to be the best because of your talent!

Yes the bandage detail was a good way to live it up, very well done.
Indeed it has worked well.
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Sinox-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
poor _ _ but the draw and paint that very very cool x3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, he's banged up.. but without losing a bit of ground from time to time you never learn or get better. Happy you like it!
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Sinox-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
ouuuu... jeje because of anything =D a pleasure to see your pictures :aww: very well done and the effects of painting is very cool x3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Sinox-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome =D :aww:
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Rainbroach Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I'm a huge fan of the defiance scene, getting up to finish what you started and come out on top. I love those scenarios. ;)
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