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:collab: From dawn til dusk... by rontufox :collab: From dawn til dusk... by rontufox
...he'll be chasing that chili dog :XD: Worked together with ~EllyTheGee:iconellythegee: to make this.
She came up with the idea and sketch, and I colored~

...This. Is prolly the most challenging collab of the bunch because of the day/night thing. Since I only work with flat colors, I couldn't make the sky transition from day to sunset to night, which is what I initially wanted to do (I did try... it looked way too complicated, stripey, and distracting). I felt like an idiot once it dawned on me that I could make clouds be the transition :lol: Also the composition was quite a challenge, I wasn't sure how to approach the eye flow. I settled on an "s" shaped composition, uh, if that even exists :XD: Hopefully it curves your eye down the image.


"Sonic" and all other trademarks and trade names are properties of :iconsegalogoplz:.

:bulletblue:Click for desktop wallpaper version~
or click here to see an upside-down version to better see the werehog half~
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I told myself that I can't do any critiques at the moment but one look at this piece and I couldn't resist. There's just so many elements that draw you in when you look at it. It's definitely worth a closer look.

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LINEART: This piece employs a lineart-free style, which fits extremely well with the piece. From someone who has been asked to do lineart-free work before, it can be extremely difficult to get right and even frustrating. But it's handled beautifully here! Very clean work.

COLORING/SHADING: The coloring and shading also add to the lineart-free style, creating a wonderful layer of depth that substitutes any need for foreshortening. The coloring also plays off an emotional aspect (see CHARACTERS/ANATOMY section) with success. Excellent clean-cut coloring/shading separation and an excellent range of values on the color palette.

COMPOSITION: The composition in this is incredible! About half of a piece's overall presentation is in the composition and this has been pulled off beautifully with a well-balanced placement of characters and even though the globe is set dead center of the canvas, the monotony isn't present due to the excellent placements of clouds, which provide an excellent offset horizontal line as well as a barrier between the sky gradients as well as adding interest and expansion by breaking off the canvas borders. Very excellent move. The piece is slightly off-balance since the sun and moon are on the same side but this isn't a major detraction.

CHARACTERS/ANATOMY: Characters show very nice posing and placement and play off contrasting emotions in the face and body expression that fit well with the color gradients. We've got an happy, excited, feel on the upper part of the canvas while we have not a depressed, but a more tired feel on the lower half. Overall anatomy fits well with what is considered "Sonic style" while still employing some unique elements. I will admit that the werehog's shadowed hand is a bit odd-looking. I understand what the desired effect is but it appears to be a bunch of fur with no distinguished hand. But that might just be me being picky too!

BACKGROUND: Background is a simple gradient but it is pulled off magnificently when combined with the elements of the other sections.

OTHER ELEMENTS: There's actually an interesting employment of texture in this piece, particularly in the sun and moon element. It adds an interesting dimension to the piece and doesn't glare. An interesting and successful move.

IN COMPARISON OF OTHERS WORKS BY THE ARTIST: The artist has a wide range of medium use in their gallery and this work in definitely on par with pieces that employ similar coloring techniques.

POSSIBLE MEANS OF IMPROVEMENT: Really, the only thing that glares out a little is the similarity in some of the shading tones with the background gradients. This causes some of the character elements (such as Sonic's outstretched hand) to become lost in the background. Possibly better balance in the composition as mentioned but that would take some experimenting.

OVERALL IMPACT: This is one of the most interesting pieces of art I've seen in relation to this game. Combined with the artist's style and the incredible composition, an excellent piece! Well done indeed!
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:iconsquietsonamy:
SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is impressive! I think you did a wonderful job on the transition :) And your style really is nice to look at C;
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you very much!
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:iconsquietsonamy:
SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^
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:iconmyly14:
Myly14 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really awesome 8D
and your coloring style is gorgeous
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Man, it's been a while since I've looked at this piece!  Thanks for taking a look, I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconmyly14:
Myly14 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
aww :0
amazing art like these shouldn't be abandoned :XD:
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cvetdispersia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh love this.
and love this game *3*
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Haha, thanks :XD:
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dragonwarriorsgalore Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THis is soooo beautiful :) well done!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thank you very much =) I certainly tried!
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:icondragonwarriorsgalore:
dragonwarriorsgalore Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And certainly succeeded :)
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
:thanks:
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:iconcecelovessoshsi1415:
CeceLovesSoShSi1415 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
:o Haha, thank you :XD:
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:iconcecelovessoshsi1415:
CeceLovesSoShSi1415 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student
Your very welcome XD
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:iconcutieisevil:
cutieisevil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
lol chip on day XD
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:lol:
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:iconcutieisevil:
cutieisevil Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
XD
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:iconanimorphs1:
Animorphs1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwwww
So cute
And I miss chip because he dies in the end. :(
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
SPOILER ALERT

Thanks, glad you like it =)
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:iconradical-artist:
Radical-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the art style!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Hey thanks! :lol:
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:iconandyboy77:
Andyboy77 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsegalogoplz:
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
:iconsegalogoplz:
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Andyboy77 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsegalogoplz:
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
:iconsegalogoplz:
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:iconandyboy77:
Andyboy77 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsegalogoplz::iconsegalogoplz:
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
:iconsegalogoplz::iconblank-spaceplz::iconsegalogoplz::iconsegalogoplz::iconsegalogoplz::iconblank-spaceplz::iconsegalogoplz:
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:iconandyboy77:
Andyboy77 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I don't even know lol
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really, really wish I had more time right now to express to you how much I adore this. I mean, the composition is very unique and I love the approach you took to the whole day/night transition. I've never seen anything quite like it before! The use of clouds was ingenious... I envy your creativity. ;A; The course my eyes take when looking at this doesn't feel awkward or uncomfortable at all. Despite how much is going on in this image, nothing conflicts in my mind... It all comes together smoothly for me.

I think you prove just how powerful a tool simplicity can be when used properly. I could learn so much just from looking at stuff like this!

You deserve better feedback than that, but time doesn't permit at the moment. D": I've got packing to do!

Seriously though, fantastic job... both of you! I can't get enough of your bright colors and Elly's cute, bubbly drawing style. Love, love, love!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I'm really glad to read that first paragraph. The composition was definitely the most difficult thing to get a handle on the whole time I was coloring this, from the day/night element, the composition shape, eye flow, and harmonizing the multiple elements. I think I made five million changes throughout the whole process haha! Most people enjoy the outcome of all my choices, but can't really appreciate the process I went through to get it that way :XD: So it's really awesome that you and a few others really recognize what's really going on.

I'm really psyched that you feel everything comes together smoothly. My biggest worry is that the different elements would look too separated and awkward.

Thank you =) I'm really trying to get a balance of dynamism and simplicity in my stuff. It's challenging! :lol:
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Sauron88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastico!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconsauron88:
Sauron88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youre welcome!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Fun
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Haha, thanks! :thumbsup:
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agentdoubleoneseven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats sweet, whenever I download a pic on deviantart to use as my wallpaper I always need to play around on sai to get the colors to pop more but you kicked thoes colores asses XD
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Pffahaha! That's definitely one way to put it. I like that. :XD:
Yes, no need to ever hue/saturate my pics. They are ridiculously obnoxious haha

Glad you liked it!
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LostTalent100 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I love the colors so much <3
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I'm glad you do! :thanks:
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Flowers012 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
cccccccccooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllll
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
=D
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Flowers012 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
thanks for the llama :clap:
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:iconneffesis:
Neffesis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW that's brilliant! and amazing! XD
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thanks much! I'm glad you enjoyed it =)
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NayrutheTiger Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy: This is amazing!
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thanks! =)
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OceansOfLight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O_O I'm not much of a Sonic fan, but THIS IS SO COOL HOLY SHIT
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
As not much of a Sonic fan, your comment is that much more encouraging to me :lol: Thanks!
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