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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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foxyfinal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
how do you draw so good?
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.
foxyfinal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
BreeTheHedgehog98 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I love it! The colors are so pretty! ^.^ Are you thinking of making anymore of her?
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.
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.
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno what you're talking about but okay? XD
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.
Samonsea Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
DUDE THAT LOOKS COOL! Way better then my charrie especialy when mine looks really cheep.
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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