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VtH: Unexpected Guest by SaffuranLoL VtH: Unexpected Guest by SaffuranLoL
What exactly do you think you're doing up there?

Well.. I finished it up and added some extra touches (Saffron Chao and a background that ISN'T black for once) that set me back about 32 minutes from when I wanted to finish but the end result makes it all that much more worth it.

Before anyone castigates me on the figure, hourglass figures have typically kicked my ass. hard. This is my first full on digital pic of a female Sonic character ever and my first attempt in general in about a year so if you feel like I got some stuff wrong, perfectly understandable.

Those of you who still see people's Scrapbooks may have noticed a sketch I had up for a couple days.. of this exact thing. It was like a private preview I guess since the scraps are so isolated nowadays. But after input from friends and others I decided to go ahead and bring Violet to life.

Why the name? I was sticking to a theme. Saffron was named after a purple flower so I decided why not do the same here, and it definitely helps create a believable name that doesn't sound like complete gibberish (I'm bad at making up names generally so it's a help.) And as for the eye color, I didn't want to go the same purple purple route as I had gone with Saff. Red and Blue seemed too obvious, but a certain holiday coming up inspired me to go with the color green. The eye color is directly influenced by St. Patty's day, I guess that ties it in to be my contribution to the widely overlooked holiday.

The Saffron Chao was added for a cuteness effect but it doesn't necessarily imply anything, or at least it doesn't at this current point in time, I just felt that by her facial expression it was like there was a bit of a "why are you there" look if there is something like that. So I filled the void. Besides, it turned out a lot cuter in the end just by taking the extra 30 minutes to turn out a simple Chao design and clean it up with shading and lighting.

I kept with some of my character design staples, the sash for instance and tending to keep with a purple primary base (though adding more variety to the color with Violet than I did with Saff.) My favorite design element was probably the glove.. only because it looks like the glove was cold and it got itself a jacket. xD
Besides, the glove has a (> = )) smiley face and that is always awesome to have. May do one of those short jacket things in the future as an extra clothing piece and slap that on the back. ^^

As for powers and stuff.. still undecided and partially unsure but for a generalization I would say she's more the speedy type.

If there are any questions at all, feel free to ask in your comments. ^^


Violet the Hedgehog/ Saffron Chao & Hedgehog/ art - :iconallbowdown:

Cloud Brushes [link] - :iconjavierzhx:
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:iconnarutov90:
narutov90 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Very beautiful.
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:iconfoxyfinal:
foxyfinal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
how do you draw so good?
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all in the wrists bebeh. xD

In all seriousness though just practice and learning on the fly.
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foxyfinal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:)
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:iconbreethehedgehog98:
BreeTheHedgehog98 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I love it! The colors are so pretty! ^.^ Are you thinking of making anymore of her?
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a suspicion that you're the same person who used her on SB, not that I was angry about it, but I can put 2 and 2 together. xD

And eventually I may, all depends on what I'm in the mood for.
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xXGooierhedgehog74Xx Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
turns out,me and the co-founder have to agree on weather to let you have it in the gallery,or if to deleet it.
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno what you're talking about but okay? XD
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xXGooierhedgehog74Xx Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
oops.. im soooooooo sorry about thatsumtimes im such a idiot.that WAS supposed to go to someone else but i got muddled up.i sent you an invite to join my group.
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Samonsea Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
DUDE THAT LOOKS COOL! Way better then my charrie especialy when mine looks really cheep.
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks but all chars get better over time as you work on em.
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Samonsea Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I see thenks for the advice!
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:icondeliahthedragon1:
deliahthedragon1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!:D
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KristenWolfff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Writer
Wonderful drawing!I love how the colors..they just looks awesome!Pretty:D

I love it!Great job
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:iconwolfygirl20:
Wolfygirl20 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artist
WOAH that is awesome :3
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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:iconwolfygirl20:
Wolfygirl20 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artist
No problemoooo :D
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oORandomArtx3oO Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOAH :O did u DRAW that?!?!?!?
wht program do u use :O


AMAZING:D
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes/Photoshop CS3/ Thank you. :3
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oORandomArtx3oO Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Woah/thkx/np ;3
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TarenPyronite Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
This is very nice. I like the purple you used and all the other colors fit nicely! :]
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy you like it. ^^
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:iconamaya-jade-summers:
Amaya-Jade-Summers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy Crap She's gorgeous!!
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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grim-zitos Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice character man :D
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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grim-zitos Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
np bud :D
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BrunoTheFox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this piece seems to have become pretty popular... For good reason, too: it's so crisp clean, shiny and cool that it can even appeal to people who don't like Sonic. Keep up the great work; I might not be into the subject, but your talent is hard to deny. :)
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Ash-lee-hoov14 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing! How'd you do this?? o_o This is great!!!!
:iconiloveyouplz:^^ I'm gonna :+fav: this.^^
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy it's good enough to be liked. ^^
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Ash-lee-hoov14 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
liked?? I LOVE IT!
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sayitt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
uu great
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:iconsaffuranlol:
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Aggressiveth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Shhh, I'm not late, I'm just... Not on time. Bah.

I was getting regular updates on your progress whilst you were making it, and it just kept looking better and better. I love seeing a different female character design for once. Not the typical bimbo, disproportional one we're used to seeing around here.

My favourite thing about this characters design has to be the gloves. They're just simply kick ass. Especially the happy face. Great shading as usual, which I have come to expect from you now. The background really pulls everything together here and the Saff chao just tops it all off.

Great work my good man.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ur not late, you're just morbidly obese.

and disproportional bimbo?? OH! You mean Serenade! (burn)

Happy you like it man, I put a good amount of thought into what she'd look like and it's good that the work paid off. ^^

Thanks.
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Aggressiveth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Shut up. You know I'm sensitive about my weight.

Hey. If I had things my way, I would have made her tits bigger than her head. XD
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Hgulwell Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Ah here she is! She is a great character! I just love her outfit, sporty yet sexy.
Her hair is nicely done too. Great colours, Purple is a great colour.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD Happy you like the design and everything. Good to know you like the coloring, and I'm a fan of purple for a few different reasons but it is a real easy color to work with to me, it can blend with a good variety of other shades and tones and still look good.

Thanks for the comment and means a lot that you like her. ^^
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Hgulwell Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Anytime hun :heart:
keep up the awsomeness :D
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GentleFaun Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love the clouds. They are so beautifully done, and her hair, amazing :heart:
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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GentleFaun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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lrzrock1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
i love this pic! and the color. I love purple
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Purple is great. xD

Thanks, happy that it is to your liking. ^^
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lrzrock1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
ur welcome!
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.

All I can say is...wow. She looks extremely cool, and I like the shiny style going on. Almost appears like a pro down at SEGA created this...only in this case, that pro happens to be you.

Well done...very well done...so much better than I could ever do.....

Don't ever stop drawing cuz you got a gift in you.....
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3

I'm happy you like Vio and the style of the pic in general. And while I wouldn't call my work true pro stuff I pride myself in being as good as I can be and continue to improve in one way or another as I go along. And you can improve as far as you want to with the resources, practice, and dedication.

And I plan to go on for as long as I can because it may be a gift of mine, but because I really enjoy doing it. ^^
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ambar-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Student General Artist
nyaa saffron look's cute ~<3
i love the backgroud! >w<
really great work 8D!
she has an expression of kick a$$ XD
lol, just kidding, i love the purple! x333333

*evil laught* muajajaja faves! :3 :+fav:
xD
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy you like it all, really just being a big experiment I was just hoping it came out decent at all in the end. ^^
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ambar-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome ^^
and yes, it is must one of the most original characters i ever seen ^^
love the hair, ^^
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