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Night Apple by SaffuranLoL Night Apple by SaffuranLoL
Woo had to paint a house and still got this done. Got a dentist appointment in the morning so I'll try and keep the description short.

Like I mentioned in the preview, I was trying to aim for a brighter sort of night look in this picture while experimenting yet again due to the fact that all I ever seem to focus on is majority shading, which makes all my pictures really really dark looking. This picture was inspired by the Pike Place Market in Seattle and the neon lights as you walk by it, illuminating the nearby area pretty brightly, in this case leaving a bright blue sheen on Saff. My reason for varying the levels of brightness is because the hair/fur composition and the composition of the apple are both light reflective, whereas dull cloth and shoe leather materials would not reflect light so brightly in comparison.

I tried to do something new with the eyes to make them look like I actually tried to make them look good for a change and I did some minor color tweaks by changing the color of the eye surrounding markings to better flow with the rest of Saff's color scheme and I also changed the purple on the palm side of his gloves to just be the same as the sashes and other neon purple areas, to simplify the color scheme overall and make it look less chaotic.

As for the anatomy, this picture looks a lot different than it did in its sketch form, as I tried to get a look that more closely resembled the SEGA designs. The body was shortened a tad and made slightly more bulky, I decreased the feet and hand sizes slightly so Saff looked less like bigfoot with a haircut, and I shortened the legs to be about 1.5x the length of the body (counting the parts covered by the shoes) the overall changes produced a less lanky and (IMO) better overall structure that seemed more in proportion than many of my previous attempts. I'm mapping out what I did this time to try and continue a similar anatomic structure in future works.

Another cheap generic background... anyone.. if I ever collab with you I hope you're doing the BG because I never seem to care what they come out looking like. xD

An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away.. An Apple at Night keeps me feeling alright

Saffron "Saff" the Hedgehog - :iconallbowdown:
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:icondragonpeach:
dragonpeach Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is nice...Alot of good colors.
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:iconchelsythebathedgehog:
Chelsythebathedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
whom that
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolol
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:iconchelsythebathedgehog:
Chelsythebathedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hehe yeah
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:iconvicious-23:
Vicious-23 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Except for dem purple socks, everything looks great.
Your character looks like it has volume. Except those purple socks... the look very 2D.
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The purple socks are so awesome they can look 2D and still be 3D, because they break your perception. They are just too awesome.

Thanks. xP
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:iconvicious-23:
Vicious-23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Just tryin' to help :]
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:iconsimziboo:
Simziboo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! I love your character! He's so unique!
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:iconblood709:
Blood709 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool drawing man!!! ^_^
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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:iconblood709:
Blood709 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconfashon72:
fashon72 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
cool
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:iconevy-lin:
Evy-Lin Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This character is AWESOME!!!!^^
Nice drawing.^^
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like him and the pic. ^^
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:iconashestoapples:
ashestoApples Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't just "love" the Sonic 'verse, but this is outstanding!
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks xD
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:iconmaleksamman:
maleksamman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
A fan character to be jealous of!
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no.. that would be Cinos.. Sonic's long lost brother who was created in Dr. Eggmans secret underwater volcano lab.. IN SPACE!

lol j/k

Happy you like him.
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:iconblood709:
Blood709 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes
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:iconlightssword:
lightssword Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome :iconsoniclaplz:
:+fav:
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:iconart-in-heart4va:
Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student
:clap:
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:iconfluffmallo:
fluffmallo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I do love the lighting, but does that apple have paint on it or something? :? I don't get the discolored orange splotches.
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:iconcrystalthewolfgirl:
Crystalthewolfgirl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
That looks so cool
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:icontheyorkshireotaku:
TheYorkshireOtaku Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Looks amazing, very very well done :)
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:iconartistafrustrado:
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome pic i totally love the coloring/shading 8D
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:iconjustinrelinaleinc:
JustinRelinaleInc Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool and nice little riddle at the end
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and I'm glad someone actually reads the description. xD
Thought I'd throw a little rhyme in at the end to compliment the pic.
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:iconjustinrelinaleinc:
JustinRelinaleInc Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nps and its cool =3
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:iconvicky-the-squirrel:
vicky-the-squirrel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I thought it's a moon. Great pic btw xD
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applemoonz. Thanks. ^^
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:iconmammacarnage:
MammaCarnage Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is seriously amazing!

Fantastic work!
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, happy you like it. ^^
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:iconmammacarnage:
MammaCarnage Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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:iconalisx00:
alisx00 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
why apple in the night? .w.
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno really, just came out sounding like a good idea.
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:iconalisx00:
alisx00 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
osea an apple at night sounded good mmm, if it is true :3
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:icongemandjassy:
Gemandjassy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Wow that's so cool!
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. x3
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:icongemandjassy:
Gemandjassy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Your welcome.
Hey I was wondering if you could take a look at my journal and maybe enter my contest?
Plz?
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll think on it, no guarantees tho.
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:icongemandjassy:
Gemandjassy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Okay then.
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:iconshardthedemon:
ShardTheDemon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Omg! I love your character sooooo much! hes soooooo cute <3
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bawww :3
Thx.
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:iconla-fu:
La-Fu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
saff looks really cool here :3
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, happy you like the look of the pic. x3
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FallInWings Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how this came out. i fav ur character rly ^^ the background aint cheap. none of it looks cheap. its looks awesome!
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and bawwwww s' cool u like him. ^^ <3
Happy you like the way it came out looking, still gunna try to do better backgrounds sometime in the future anyway since 3 minute slap togethers are only gunna look so good. xD

seen one of my generic starry backgrounds and you've seen em all
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:iconktwizard:
KTWizard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And here I am, standing corrected.
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol what do you mean by that? x3
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:iconktwizard:
KTWizard Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You finished your previously undone pic, and now my eyes are bleeding from the awesome.
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