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Trying to come up with not so literal titles...
It took me so long to get these colors, so long.
Well hopefully here's some nostalgia for you. =D And a huge dose of ridiculously bright, happy colors. I wanted to elaborate on this earlier sketch [link]

Does anyone else like Emerald Hill's 2P racing mode music more than the original?


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:icondrawbro:
Drawbro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
wow this is so cool
:D
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rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Glad you like it!  It was definitely very nostalgic to make
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Drawbro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
i love the colors!!

your welcome:D
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CipherHegehog064 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks absolutely gorgeous. Man, I'm jealous...

Every single detail down to perfection, the shading and the colours, oh how vibrant they are! The colours really make the image pop and the variety makes this picture a true masterpiece.

Very, very well done.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I'm really glad you took the time to look at all the details here, despite the small size of the pic.  Thank you so much man, I'm really happy you like it.
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CipherHegehog064 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All your work is awesome. So colourful.
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you, thank you so much for looking
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:iconmagic-mouflon:
Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice colours. The blue tint in the background really heightens the depth :D
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rontufox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thanks man.  Yeah, layering atmospheric-perspective-esque things in the far background is really fun as well!
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ElBrujo13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Great image and color. Nice job!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you!
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Lucky-Sonic-77-d Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I really like the bright colours you used! I loved Emerald Hill!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thanks much! =)
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emerald-song Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This brings me right back to the Genesis days :love: Ah, sweet nostalgia! I sound old but who cares :XD:
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rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Who cares indeed! Genesis is still awesome~
Thank you =)
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah I love Emerald Hill!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Awesome!
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People say it's just another Green Hill,not to me,It rocks!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I tend to like Emerald Hill a bit more than Green Hill :XD:
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If there was one level I could chose to be in Sonic Generations,it would be Emerald Hill!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I'd choose Hydrocity~
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I used to always get lost there,Now if we were talking deleted levels,Hidden Palace from S2 beta.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
It would be pretty awesome to see that level completed.
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dollphinwing Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish I could offer something constructive but this is sooo nice! I especially love the bright colors and even though there's a lot of detail it evokes a simplistic feel. And yes I do like the 2P music a lot but kinda hate playing the 2P stages lol
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rontufox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Holy cow... I'd just happened to be looking through my past artwork and saw your comment here, without a reply from me!  I'm so sorry, I must have accidentally deleted it from my messages those 10 months ago!!! (or else deviantart glitched out) 

That aside... thank you so much!  That's really interesting, what you said, that despite the detail it evokes a simplistic feel.  Now that I look at it again, it's true!  You don't like playing to 2 player stages?
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dollphinwing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha that's ok, happens to me too sometimes :)

I just don't really like the stages cuz the laps seem kinda short and then the obstacles can get really annoying especially when you're busy chewing out you're opponent and then get stuck XD
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Haha! :XD:  I always lost those anyway cuz I was the younger sibling!
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
How do you come up with these backgrounds? They're so lively!
I really like how you made the flowers and the grass, but most of all, I love that bush in bottom-right corner. For some reason, they always stick out to me in the game and it's really nice to know that someone else notice them, too! :)
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rontufox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Nothing will increase your sense of dynamic environments better than referencing insanely amazing speedpaint artists. Here's some of what I was looking at back when I was doing stuff like this: [link] (I have more among my favorites but that page shows the most concentrated amounts :XD:).

The most important things I learned from those are layer layer layer elements behind each other to create dynamic shapes and to be able to exaggerated atmospheric perspective, and also to choose a sweeping motion for the environment to take. As in, just because the environment is horizontal, doesn't mean the shapes should be horizontal (like how I made the hills slope and sweep at a variety of angles). I hope that helps! I had a really tough time when I first dove into environments, so I wanna share with people what I learned so they can get the hang of it faster than I did! =)

Thanks! I always loved those bushes so I wanted to make it in the foreground :XD:
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
That information was a real life saver! You see, I'm in the process of doing another scenery/fan zone picture and it would've looked really bland and straightforward had you not told me this. I might do an original picture afterwards just to further apply these tips. Thanks a lot! :)
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rontufox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
That's awesome! It's great when something you learned helps someone else! (especially if it was difficult to figure out) I'll be on the look out for those environments ;p Also, yes, I'd encourage doing some original scene things, even just color sketches, I know I did a lotta that! I also did a lot of eyedropper tool on those speedpaint references to figure out how the heck they manage atmospheric perspective.
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, good old memories of the Sega system. :clap: Great work!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Thank you, glad to revive some memories =)
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Luke-ario Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like a really happy picture and really pretty. I can really feel a nice warmth from looking at this. :+fav:
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks so much =) Really great to hear that kind of reaction to this!
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Luke-ario Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's okay. You are a really talented artist :)
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
D'aaaw, thank you =)
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sorandroxas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the amazing vividness of the colors!!:la: :love:
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Glad you like em :iconomgtearsplz:
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gsilverfish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
The thing that really gets me looking at this now is the flowers in the foreground and how wonderfully jelly-like they are, like I could almost see them bobbing and undulating like a jellyfish. I don't remember if the flowers in Emerald Hill animated like the ones in the GHZ did, but I can see it now. xD
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I never looked at them that way, but you're right. I wish I had thought of that while I was doing it, I could've played the bobbing jelly flowers even more!
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is just great.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thanks!
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NkoGnZ Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet memories.. I feel so fortunate to have played those games on their time, thanks pal for that, love the colors, lively as ever, smile pop ups after watching this! :D
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Ditto, dude. I'm glad this surfaced memories for you =) Thanks!
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Cubofex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
i love those colors
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you very much. It took quite a great deal of effort to get them that way :XD:
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GraphicD-WannaB Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah my dear childhood!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
:iconomgtearsplz: Nostalgia~
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Dairamir Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
beautiful! I love the use in colors it was worth the time ;)
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