Sonic and Tails having fun in the snow… Or is there more meaning to it…? Credit to Evan for the sketch trade!

Sonic and Tails having fun in the snow… Or is there more meaning to it…? Credit to Evan for the sketch trade!

Do you have any advice on eyes? I notice that with your drawing that the eyes really extrude form the face and don't look flat - in turn with the muzzle. Do you have a guideline/can you show an example?

spiritsonic:

I’m not sure this exactly what you wanted, but I felt like drawing out! This is how I think of Mobian eyes and basic facial structure. You can see the basic forms here (these are VERY rough doodles, done straight from my head).

For drawing purposes, the eyes are ovals that mostly conform to the curve of the head, with just a slight bulge outward while the eyebrows are set over the surface of the head.

As far as my headcanons for what’s going on here anatomy-wise, the Mobian eye is set up differently from the human— they still have relatively normal eyeballs, but they are set in very large eye sockets, cushioned by muscle tissue. Instead of the eyeball rolling in the socket, the whole eyeball moves around the socket. The sclera/cornea/iris is not wrapped around the eyeball; instead, the sclera is an elastic surface covering the whole eye area, only attached around the pupil. On the characters with the giant mono-eyes, the sclera is connected but they still have two eyeballs underneath. The advantage of this eye setup would be a very large range of vision, but it presents a very large vulnerable area; as such, Mobians have thick and highly flexible brows to help protect the eye and sturdy eyelids. They probably have secondary eyelids too, but that gets in strange territory.

Bottom line is… they’re toons. I’m obviously playing fast and loose with everything here!

(and yes Sonic is a little cross-eyed when he looks forward)

I hope this helps!

by darkspeeds

Hi guys and gals!

It’s been a really slow week after a fantastic weekend with my friends in LA for the Sonic Revolution (I still have a write-up to prepare!).

Anyways I’ve just created an ad on Craigslist. If you happen to be a student or know some friends in San Fran downtown who would need the following items please pass this link on to them. ;)

These past few days I’ve been job seeking in advance before I head back home in mid-July. It’s not long to go so I’m going to really make full use of my time in California and spend quality time with friends like :iconchemb0t:, :iconevanstanley: & :iconcirotin:. In fact I’ll be on an awesome

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Oh yeah! It’s finally complete! :D Download the high quality audio here: https://soundcloud.com/darkspeeds-1/sonic-lost-world-medley-theme-with-lyrics-feat-donniegirl12

ARTWORK DONE! Final audio edit to be made + upload time will mean the song will be up in 2 hours time. ;) Advance preview of the lyrics to Sonic Lost World Medley theme can be found here! http://darkspeeds.deviantart.com/art/SONIC-LOST-WORLD-MEDLEY-THEME-with-Lyrics-460468390

ARTWORK DONE! Final audio edit to be made + upload time will mean the song will be up in 2 hours time. ;) Advance preview of the lyrics to Sonic Lost World Medley theme can be found here! http://darkspeeds.deviantart.com/art/SONIC-LOST-WORLD-MEDLEY-THEME-with-Lyrics-460468390

by darkspeeds

I LOVE THAT SHOT of Knuckles and Sonic at HQ, it’s like Knuckles is Sonic’s psychiatrist or something… XXD

So what else do we have that’s crazy and epic?

Dr. Eggman having a race using an airboard to prove that he’s better, faster or the fact that he CAN air-board?

Amy juggling balls? More cute Tails. Awesome plane chases (and crashing again!) BEAUTIFUL settings. Evil ham (want eggs with that too?)

I think this is the first time I will officially go out of my way to BUY the DVD/collectors set when it comes out. I’ve never purchased a Sonic cartoon before in my life. I had the notion where you can either: download it or watch it online.

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YES! ^___^ Almost done!! http://darkspeeds.deviantart.com/journal/OMG-YES-And-it-is-not-about-the-Movie-or-Trailers-459972921

YES! ^___^ Almost done!! http://darkspeeds.deviantart.com/journal/OMG-YES-And-it-is-not-about-the-Movie-or-Trailers-459972921

Who says the latest pernicious head honcho of Sonic Boom can’t be a bad-ass?
Artistic Process of ‘Lyric Means Business’

Who says the latest pernicious head honcho of Sonic Boom can’t be a bad-ass?

Artistic Process of ‘Lyric Means Business’

Watercolor Studies - [Landscapes SET 01]I just got back from the John Pence Gallery - my most favourite of the many privately owned galleries available in San Francisco downtown. I have Sheldon Greenberg - my semester 2 AAU instructor for Still Life Painting - for introducing this place to me when he took the class for a field trip to study some still life paintings done by the masters from this gallery.I also have Thomas Gronbukt to thank for being responsible in introducing me to the wonders of watercolor. It’s a nice and convenient way to add life to any quick studies wherever you may be. In this case I e-mailed John for permission to do studies at his gallery and he was gracious to grant me that opportunity.The four paintings above you - if I could take home one of them from the gallery it would be the first one - though I didn’t do justice to it with watercolor - the original painting is sublime. In fact I think it cost $2,500 to own it. Nice.

Watercolor Studies - [Landscapes SET 01]


I just got back from the 
John Pence Gallery - my most favourite of the many privately owned galleries available in San Francisco downtown. I have Sheldon Greenberg - my semester 2 AAU instructor for Still Life Painting - for introducing this place to me when he took the class for a field trip to study some still life paintings done by the masters from this gallery.


I also have Thomas Gronbukt to thank for being responsible in introducing me to the wonders of watercolor. It’s a nice and convenient way to add life to any quick studies wherever you may be. In this case I e-mailed John for permission to do studies at his gallery and he was gracious to grant me that opportunity.


The four paintings above you - if I could take home one of them from the gallery it would be the first one - though I didn’t do justice to it with watercolor - the original painting is sublime. In fact I think it cost $2,500 to own it. Nice.

This is absolutely adorable. AtlanticaSora’s drawing of Sonic Boom and friends made my day.

This is absolutely adorable. AtlanticaSora’s drawing of Sonic Boom and friends made my day.