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:collab: Airborne Artillery by rontufox :collab: Airborne Artillery by rontufox
Line art by *Aerobian-Angel :iconaerobian-angel:


I've been infatuated with *Aerobian-Angel's incredible napkin drawing ever since I first laid eyes on it. The epic camera angles and perspective distortion, the dynamic posing and action, the split down the middle alluding to S&K's dual playability--plus, Flying Battery is simply an awesome zone (my second favorite).
At the time I still had no grasp of color, so I always secretly hoped someone would color it--who knew less than a year later it'd be me, heh? :lol:

This is the most complex character lighting I've ever attempted, and it was freaking hard. I kinda feel like I overdid it in a few places, but. Ah well. If you notice no other details, please at least look at those missiles. And the capsules along the wall. I spent so much time on those tiny things, and I'm proud of them :XD:

Also, don't you like how Sonic's skin keeps getting increasingly pink with each piece I make?
How long til I ditch peach and just start coloring him hot pink I wonder lol.

"Sonic" and all other trademarks and trade names are properties of :iconsegalogoplz:.
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:iconcartoon16fan:
Cartoon16fan Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2015  New Deviant
:) (Smile) one of the best sonic and knuckles levels i love this painting
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
It definitely was!  Thank you.
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:iconzeena2002:
zeena2002 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Artist
Flying battery zone
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
yup
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unikmutt1blur Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Love the style and coloring technique here.
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rontufox Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thank you so much!
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:iconmarinetheraccoonhere:
MarineTheRaccoonHere Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
When I saw this, I knew straight away that it was you and Aerobian-Angel! You guys have a special yet amazing style of art!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Ah, that's cool!  Thank you =)
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Bombchu-Link Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great stuff man. 

I'm falling in love with all your sonic art!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thank you!  Glad you're liking it!
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing coloring! :D
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Thanks =)
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconspicy-karrotz:
Spicy-karrotz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
broken
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
The image is broken :?
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Spicy-karrotz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
lol it's slang for unbelivable
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Wow I feel dumb :rofl:
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SonicJasper20th Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing stuff, sadly this level made me rage quit when I was a lot younger.
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Thanks!  And really??  This was my favorite S&K zone when I was little!
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:iconkamll:
Kamll Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
This is awesome :D
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thank you so much!
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got some skills at coloring...TEACH ME

Haha, I love the drawing, even if t's a collab. You guys did an awesome job at it ;)
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rontufox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Dang man, I made this so long ago, I can't even remember how I did it!

Thanks, glad you like it!  
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah well xD I still like it though!
Your welcome :)
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPICNESS. 
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Glad you like it, thank you!
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:iconantisora:
antisora Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, this is nice. Composition and perspective are sweet as butt.
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I was gonna point you in the direction of ~Aerobian-Angel's line art since he should be the one getting the credit for it, but I see you've already done that! Much appreciated =)
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antisora Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I noticed almost instantly after I'd commented lol. Oops.

But praise where it's due, the choice of colours and use of heavy shadows are beautiful.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thanks =)
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Laaapower99 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this picture also for my video? I love youuuuu and this picture. *9*
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
No problem! Just be sure to credit me =)
And link me to it if you don't mind, I'd like to see it!
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Laaapower99 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
:D Here ya go! I was pretty sure I already gave you the link but I guess not!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Wow! I really liked watching that. Thanks!
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Laaapower99 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww! Omg! Thank you. :) I worked so hard on it. I'm glad you liked it!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I thought it'd just be a slideshow to music, but it was much more than that =)
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Laaapower99 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. I wanted it to be meaningful. :) Thank you.
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Laaapower99 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this for my video? :D It is so amazing...Those colors just blow my mind!
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Laaapower99 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use your picture for a video of mine? :)
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Epiblast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Oh, this zone. I love Flying Battery Zone. This is one of the best fanarts I've seen for S&K, which is (the second half of) my favorite game in the series.

What's your absolute favorite zone, by the way?
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
~Aerobian-Angel's line art was definitely an amazing tribute to the level and the game, so I'm glad you like how I colored it =) I love Flying Battery as well--I can't pick a favorite zone though... I love Hydrocity, Ice Cap, Flying Battery, and Lava Reef! What about you?
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Epiblast Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I love that game so much it's hard to pick a favorite, but I have to say I've always loved Hydrocity too. Best water level in the series right there. It's like someone took Labyrinth Zone and gave it the speed it was missing.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Exactly. Not only that, but personally I feel Hydrocity is the most dynamic and polished of the levels, visually.
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v242 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice teamwork effort on rendering this image.

Very professional appearance.

I'd almost expect SEGA to come knocking on your doors to offer you both jobs in their graphic design department.

Cheers.

:iconclapplz:

+FAVED+
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Looking back I feel this looks really unfocused and overworked, so I wouldn't go that far :XD: But I'm really glad to hear that you like it. Thank you!
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v242 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Nope ... it works quite well as it is.

I think that as the artist, you are going to be a bit more critical of a piece / this piece since you know what went into it.

But to the common viewer, it looks excellent as it stands.

:iconclapplz:
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ClosetAmyFan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
this is badass
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Awesome, glad you think so! ~Aerobian-Angel really did an awesome job drawing this =)
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ClosetAmyFan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
cool I'll go give him some props
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Much appreciated!
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