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A newer shot that better resembles the typical body proportions instead of my usual longer and lankier approach.

"Mess with the best... and you'll end up dead." ^^

Nova the Hedgehog (un-armored)- :iconallbowdown:
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0x-Albii-x0 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Dude, this is really freaking awesome.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, happy you like it for such an old pic. =P
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0x-Albii-x0 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
np, say why don't you submit more of your art into our club? xD
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, I will. Just wanna give everyone a good chance and not flood everyone's inbox with tons of notifications all at once. =P
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0x-Albii-x0 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Haha, no you'll be fine, just read the rules, and you'll be absoloutely fine. :p
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=P
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PanicTopaz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
How did you do this awesome background it's amazing :D
You know you're close to being my favorite artist all of a sudden
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of layers and visualizing what I wanted beforehand really helped. Thanks, makes me happy to know you think so highly of my work. ^^
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PanicTopaz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
no problem :D I hope to be at least as good as you
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best of luck in your work then. ^^
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PanicTopaz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
hey thanks =3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Zombaholic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008   Digital Artist
Tron?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD nope. But SHINY! yes!
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Martyna-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!! <3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^

Have a Happy New Year!
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Martyna-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^
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AurulentSoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really cute hedgie *_*
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol cute and a bit angry at times I suppose. He doesn't look so cute when he's armored up and ready for "go time."
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AurulentSoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
angry? ok I like bad guys :XD:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good. XP
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burnettekd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
gaaaaaawd man, you know how much I love this one. The one thing that really makes it stand out to me is his feet touching the floor and all the lines coming out from under them. It makes him look authoritative and super badass.

As for the colors... I love all the different shades of blue and his orange markings. I cannot even begin to describe how much I adore his gloves and shoes; and of course, the fuzzy cuffs :heart: They all look really complex and detailed, and I can tell you put a lot of effort into 'em.

The background is pretty epic as well. The repeated binary is fantastic. That, and of course it reminds me of Digital Sea. So even better :P

Nice blue swirly thingy of light too. Stellar will have to try that out sometime. Maybe Nova can give him some tips without killing him? XD

*flicks his nose and legs it*
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY COMMENT #100!! (my first to reach this in quite awhile =p)

And there's nothin to a "villain" or imposing figure if he doesn't look authoritative and super badass. x3

I'm happy that you love the colors, if I had made a failed scheme then the character would have failed as well, I always thought to choose the best colors to agree with eachother and the design would always lead to at least a respectable character, not that you would know it since he's usually in that armor. I tried to improve on my first design of his shoes a bit and the gloves to me were good as they were which was nice. And the fuzziness.. see that's how he draws ya in one second he's a pillow and the next.. CLANK. And yeah, I really wanted everything looking pretty nice since I don't do nearly enough work to do him justice, in or out of his metal case.

You've mentioned that you liked the background, the old binary code thing works and fits and that's good enough for me. Happy it reminded ya of that song too though. ^^

"Be mesmerized by my holographic orb of.." *nose flicked*

*sigh*
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burnettekd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Yeah, just as it is for roller coasters, I imagine it's difficult trying to come up with a color scheme that looks great and fits the character. The markings help a lot to bring the orange out. And of course the orange bits on his shoes look awesome. It all goes together so well. :)

Sorry 'bout the nose XD
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NightSkyPorcelaine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
cool!!! very nice!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, happy ya think so.
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NightSkyPorcelaine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
you're welcome pal and sorry for taking too long to reply
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Suteena Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
I like the pose and the coloring! C:
Great job on it!^^
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, happy ya like it. ^^
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Suteena Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
No problem!^^
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GentleFaun Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Great job. I though of Silver when I saw this.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy ya like it, and yeah I have gotten that before. The main reason is probably all the fur around the chest and shoulders, the quillsplosion is slightly reminiscent of his "quill crest" as well I suppose if you look really hard. I basically gave reasons as to explain the fur e.t.c. as I like to distance myself from too many character similarities but I suppose a slight resemblance won't kill me. XD

Thanks for the comment. =3
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GentleFaun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome, thanks for explaining xDDD~
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MrEchoAngel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008   General Artist
Awesome work, i love how you done such smooth thin lineart. c: :heart:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, and I really try to make things as slick and smooth as possible.

My saying "The bigger the canvas, the higher the potential."

The bigger sizes you work in, the more flexability you have and more smoothly everything will turn out, this is true both traditionally (I LOVE poster board) and Digitally (6000x6000 Photoshop CS2 canvas at least for me.)
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MoogleMage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the background settings here and the character shading is pretty good in proportion to the glowing :nod: He looks pretty sure with himself too :XD: Nice one :clap:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really happy that you like him and the picture he inhabits. ^^

Wouldn't you be sure of yourself too if you were a created character/being and your god (creator) could basically let you do as you please as long as he allows it.. even if it defies reality. XD

That would be a fun existence.
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MoogleMage Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much everything we all creates here defines reality. But it sure would be cool to defy reality in reality... does that only leave defy :?
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Aggressiveth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Well my good man, what can be said about this kick ass picture that hasn't already been said?

I knew from when you first showed me the sketch that this was going to turn out great. The proportions were perfect and you draw poses so damn well.

Then came the amazing coloring. Nova has such eye catching colors and his markings are very unique and work so well. Love the gloves and his fuzzy bits too.

I don't know if it's just me, but some of the shading looks a bit off on some of the spines. Just gives a strange interpretation of the light direction with the shading being on the top of some of the spines. Overall it looks fantastic though. Brilliant work.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No one has offered me 5 bucks yet for making it.. you could always do that! <3

j/k

Anyways.. I'm happy ya like it man, I have always turned to you as one critic of my pre-release work because I trust your artistic judgment ( even if you don't ;p ) And to see ya liking it even before completion helps build a lot of confidence.

Of course you love the gloves and fuzz (especially the fuzz) because the fuzz be irresistible, why else do you think everyone loved Cousin IT so much (Adams Family.)

And I chose the light orb in his hand to be the light focal point, judging on the depth, curves and location of the points on the body I tried to shade as accordingly to correspond with that source. The shoes were basically completely illuminated by that and the lights on the shoes themselves, really limiting most shading opportunities down there. But thanks for bringing that up. ^^

Happy ya like it.. Ya Quack...
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veriitus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Nice, this is excellent.

I especially love the glowing bits.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glowing bits.. he is like a freakin christmas light/ XD

I'm surprised I just didn't set everything ablaze with light in stupidity and madness.. and just because it would be funny. xD

And I still believe that as good as I draw my characters, you and your style could always one up me without much problem.

Which makes me even happier that you like it! =3
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Nightberry-Candy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
it looks wondderful, loving the glow :D
he looks powerful i don't think someone would like to mess with him XD
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I'm happy you are enjoying the glow like a fly to the light.." xp sorry for the little quote insert.

I would hope that my #2 character would be powerful to a degree and I guess a imposing (firm/strong) appearance really helps get the "yeah.. don't mess with me" across.

I don't think anyone would want to mess with him either, but there will always be those bold Jokers that try. xD
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bladehandlerx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Looks amazing!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy ya think so!
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Sadic-shadow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: pretty colors and i love his shoes X3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and Thank you! x3
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Raphies-mine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey it looks awesome! :3 I personally love your own style just as well though XD Also, great pose! Almost scary >.> I get the feeling I don't want to tick 'em off D:
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