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The Book With Cover Broken by SaffuranLoL The Book With Cover Broken by SaffuranLoL
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N: "Tell me.. Don't you remember the old saying... 'Things are not always what they seem' I may look like some common grade product.. But I live.. I eat.. I sleep.. I breathe. I am more like you than either one of us would like to admit."

S: "So... your secrets out, Now that you don't have to hide it from me anymore tell me.. whats up with the suit.. You that bad a fighter or are you just that damn ugly."

N: "Insults won't be enough this time.."

S: "That so eh, then come on.. lets see what you can do when you're not hiding behind your tech."

N: "If that is what you wish, just know.. You don't always want what you wish for.."

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And finally the final product is done. This has taken far longer than any of my other works before it and took a grand total of 384 layers to complete.. while it may not be practical, I guess it's just how I do things and I can't say I'm unhappy with the result. ^^;

Looks like a confrontation between my top 2 characters has broken out.. both seem to be beaten up quite a bit and the effects of the battle surely show from the physical facial damage to Saffron, and the Metal and suit wear/tear on Nova from scratches to out and out metal rips.

But the rips expose a truth that I felt many looked over in his introduction, Nova is no mere robot.. that is now revealed.. Some may want to know exactly what he looks like now that they have gotten a glimpse.. You don't necessarily have to wait for much longer.

Something big is about to go down... but no more spoilers from me.

Saffron and Nova the Hedgehogs- :iconallbowdown:
STH- SEGA


P.S.

I would like to thank crap loads of music, Pepsi, and all the people who gave feedback on the preview image for all the help in allowing this pic to come out as good as it did. Thank you people and products alike. ^^;
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:iconartistafrustrado:
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg they look freaking awesome
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grim-zitos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL nice face
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah.. a few punches to the face make ya look so much younger ey.. XD
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grim-zitos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Aggressiveth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Damn man. You really outdid yourself this time. How the hell you managed to use so many layers is beyond me though. XD

Great work on the lighting, especially on Nova. You can see you put a lot of time and effort into this piece and it definately paid off. Nice work.
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kiddfox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Student General Artist
oh, it's over 300...
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kiddfox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Student General Artist
a total of over 100 layers!? that sure explains the epic coloring and shading in this!
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Peppermint-Demise Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the blood effects. :)
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy I made those to your liking. ^^
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Ion-Project Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student
Very nice,
I love the blood effects on his teeth.:)
And also the fire effects. (its fire right?^^;)

But it seems to me there are too many stars...probably just me...:XD:
The shading on the front character (whats his name? ^^;) seems a little off....

I think the glow effects on the robot could be a bit cooler...:XD:.

*just now reads the your comment thing*
DAMN, it don't say "Advanced Critique Encouraged"! :noes: So i guess ill stop here....:+fav:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just cause it doesn't say that doesn't mean that you can't, I'm just not picky as to the sorts of comments I get. ^^

I;m happy that you liked what you liked, and yes that is fire XD, and I was wanting to get a little more in depth with the shading and sheen on the characters but as I did say, I ran out of computer RAM and started having to restart the PC after every few modifications and a save.. got rather dubious. XD I know that there are some shortfalls in this, but it doesn't stop it from being my best yet and that alone makes me happy ^^.

Also, you may feel free to still do your advanced critique if you wish.
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ShadowRyghas Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOOOH! I LOVE IT! =D You did GREAT!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ Happy you like it.
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ShadowRyghas Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't like it I love it =3
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Heges Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The fact that you seemed to put more effort to the background more then the character slightly impresses me.

Though it also un impresses me seeing how I'm looking at the picture in the mood, damn those are sweet effects rather then noticing the characters.

The robot character was done quite well, but the characters shadings yells that it could need something more.

I also like that you fixed the blood on the teeth, looks good now.

Overall;
The picture is good, I give you that. The SFX is specialy the strong point, but in my opinion, the shading could have been bit better when it comes to specialy your bleeding hedgie there.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the honest and straight forward comment. If all I got was positive stuff then I wouldn't really gain any knowledge as an artist. XD

I'm happy that you like what I fixed up from the extremely limited preview, and I like that you liked the special effects, since those parts of the pic are what ended up chugging all of my RAM. I will work to improve over time and hopefully I can at least keep you moderately interested in my work. ^^
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Terror-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
When I said WOOOW this morning i think i pretty much though :iconshelljinx: said before me but being the some what un discriptive person I am I couldnt put it into the words that she has.

Beyond that you have an amazing tallent and an an abundance of patinece and determination and on these points alone you have to be commended.

Yet another awsome job man. Cant wate to see what happens next!!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Taking a quick break to spend time in the real world and think of some things, but yeah, the next parts will be coming, most likely before September. XD
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Terror-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
ahhh the real world! I love the real world too!!!!
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ShellJinx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
First of all I must commend you for the surprising twist of Nova not being a robot, way to keep your watchers on their toes :nod:
Now onto the real comment.
Next, this is 384 layers of pure genius. Bravo for your hard work and determination to finish this piece.
The overall effects you have for the fire and lights look very smooth and flowy, just like how they should be in real life.
I like the use of bright colors in this picture, it really makes the darker colors stand out more and really puts concentratiion on Saffron and Nova.
Speaking of those two, I don't think I have to tell you how amazing they are. The mystery of Nova's broken armor with the few pieces showing his true self really does bring mysteries and question to the picture.
I hope you don't mind me saying this bit, I kinda think that Saffron's muzzle looks a little big on him but it just might be angle of his face; I'm not sure.
Anyway, the injuries and blood on his eye and mouth...just wow. The effect of the black eye is brilliant, it looks rather realistic.
Lastly the story, not much I can say on that without making this the longest comment in the world but I can say that I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Bravo my friend, you are doing magnificently with your work

P.S: Sorry for the exceptionally long comment ^^;
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O WOW!!

I think i just figured out what makes his muzzle look kind of big, look closely at the lower half of the black eye and you can see that the lower eyelid is up a bit, but the black line is so obscured by the Black eye effect that it is hard to tell, and overall I just had to make that smile fit with the black stripes on the top of his muzzle. Those combined with the angle previously mentioned does make it look a little bigger, that I can see.

I am really happy that you like this pic and I actually couldn't be happier to see a long comment, you're never afraid to tell me what you think and its comments like these that help artists grow, I commend you for taking a good amount of time on it. Calling the picture "pure genius" made me happy and I did like to throw a monkey wrench into the picture with the whole Nova revealed aspect. Just know that I never hid the fact that he was an organic.. but no one reads picture descriptions anymore ^^; so the description that hinted at it and even the slight hint in his introduction pic itself went mostly unnoticed.

This picture forces everyone who looks at it to notice. >=3

I am happy as well, that you also liked my effects for both the fire/smoke and overall lighting/ shading/ cosmetic details. Those took the most time of anything in the entire piece and I am happy that its all been well received.
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ShellJinx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Oh I see now, after taking a second look I see what you mean. Well I'm glad that's all settled out ^^
I'm glad I could be of some help to you and I'm also glad that my comments make you happy. You're right about good comments making artists grow.
^^; My apologies, I believe this is the first picture of Nova I've commented ever since I started watching you so normally I would have known about those little detail unless I'm not thinking straight.
I bet it took the most time, it really shows in this picture and that's what I like about it. The fact that you took so much effort into this piece inspires me ^^
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Neoamita Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
FUCKNEIR
Thats damn awsome OWO
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8D TY!
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Neoamita Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Y.W. OWO
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Beththehedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Incredible,is the word!
fave!
Awe-inspiring job on the whole thing!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy it inspires someone!

Glad you like it. ^^
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Beththehedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Your welcome,I think your art rocks!
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SanctifiedVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely not what I expected, but it sure turned out freakin' sweet. Just wow. Love the effects, and the little story sequence there. Oh, and we are going to see Nova soon? That'll be interesting.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what were you expecting >> ........ OOO that XD
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SanctifiedVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
._. What?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind.. I had a mental collapse XD sorry.
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SanctifiedVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But now you made me curious! XD
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't want to know whats in my head when it's messed up.
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SanctifiedVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... But I'm curious, it'll bug me forever if I don't know and I'll have an aneurysm from thinking too much... Can't be that bad? ô.o
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then have a magical anti-aneurysm pill ^^
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Mojatchay Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Photographer
Very good job. I love the detail you put into the background and the characters them selfs. Never really liked sonic (or the fan characters ^^; ) but this piece of work is defiantly an exception...
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy you like it! ^^

As I said above I know that people out there exist who don't like Sonic, or the characters spawned off of it, But then again.. there is never one thing that everyone on the planet likes so no worries there. Happy you enjoy it for what it is and decided to comment and fav.
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MoogleMage Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details and what's happening in it looks quite good but I'm not a bigger fan of the Sonic fandom so I don't really know so much in it... But it looks really good overall I think.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I don't expect everyone to be a Sonic fan so don't worry about that aspect.. I'm just happy you like it. ^^
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MoogleMage Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure like it. It's some good details in it :nod:
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NintendoHTF1242 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I knew the final product would be really awesome. I love the coloring, the blood effect, the fire. Everything in this picture is just to awesome for words.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not the best on dA by any means.. But I tried some new stuff and I may have established my own little style to gain some fame in the US at least. ^^
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veriitus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Goddamn it looks even better in full view. I love the fuzzy edge on the glove and his glove and his stripes and um... the rest of the picture. :D
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD happy you like it so much. ^^

Hopefully it lived up to the preview and all those words I kept usin to talk about it.
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veriitus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
That and more. Lol. :3
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UnrealCanine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
384 layers? Christ
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me 3 and a half days for a reason. When I told you I had been working for about 30 hours it wasn't on and off like Sparky's description.. I really WAS working for that long. and damn.. even with as much RAM as my PC has I was watching as Adobe told me "Hey beech, ur pic is too big.. you're out of RAM" and it then proceeded to beat me with a golf club.
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