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Sonic Redesign- scrap book 2 by Nerfuffle Sonic Redesign- scrap book 2 by Nerfuffle
Older designs. These were more zany, experimental, and illustrative than the later ones. Created under the philosophy of "herp-a-derp let's see what happens."
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Drakkaniel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like tails used drugs
molegato Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that shadow IS the shadow. Only needs the red scarf.
wondawasumarujera Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I think that when you get around to Sonic's finalized design, it should stay relatively the same. Tails and Knuckles' finalized ones capture the character's essence better.

And then there's shadow. First off, I love that you have him charging up his chaos spear attack. I've always thought that he should have a diverse move set from sonic, as his chaos attacks are more iconic to him (well, competing with riding a motorcycle with an uzi).
However, in my opinion he should look more like sonic. According to his backstory, he was created to be able to harness the power of the chaos energy, and was modeled after echidnian hieroglyphs depicting Super Sonic, which is why his spines point upwards. Sonic's do in his super form.

But the fedora is a nice touch, and this version would work with a different backstory.
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shadow is kinda creepy looking, but in a good way!
DarkStarling716 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shadow looks like Alucard from Hellsing. Just a little bit 
RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sonic looks a lot like some of the Boom concept art, poor Tails looks like he needs to join a union. Knuckles, lol. Shadow? Looks nice and noir-ish and even less like Sonic, man Amy really is blind
RainbowCure Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the life of me, Shadow in this redesign reminds me of Alice Cooper in the way you drew it.

You don't need to tell me twice on beta designs, I live them...EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK!

I am a costume designer, lyricist and special effects choreographer with my father, a man who does basic composition for musical theater and special photography in terms of macros and my mother, a woman who is an interior designer during the holiday season.

I find it boring to repeat a subject if I am forced to repeat until insane.
jacobgillaspie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Oh wow! If there was a side scroller game made using this art style and played like Dust An Elysian Tail it could be an awesome game!
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOOL XDD Looks cool!
Baranguirus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Well, wattaya know: the high-ups at Sega also like Sonic's scarf! ;)
Lukemember Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Shadow looks like black spy (off Spy vs Spy)
SpelloftheDead Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Artist
yES xD
InkBottleInc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy crap, Shadow actually scares me in this but in that GOOD way. I think its the way his cheek bones are coming out and makes him look more (Beat) SHADOWY, like when you see this thing coming up to you in a dark corner, YOU ARE GONE.
Keytee-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shadow here is the best!))
feinsein Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist

tails looks like Droopy when drunk

Mechking4511 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
hmm . . . shadow with a hat . . . to be honest i like the more angled he is in the design, but I think he should be sleeker, kinda badass. The design doesn't work well for me too much, but this is a beta design.
inFAMOUSlyBored Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Go home tails, your drunk
MasterPringles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like that design of Shadow. Kind of reminds me of Mr Dark from Rayman
Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I thought he reminds me more of Alex Mercer from Prototype, which would fit since Shadow is similarly a powerful bio-weapon experiment that becomes like a neutral rogue trying to find out about his lost past.
lady-warrior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Is tails high?
MajorCaligari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Is your reimagining of Shadow supposed to be a gangster/hitman? That would be much more interesting than the official version. And would leave place for more character development than just the "2egy4you" route.
Nerfuffle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thanks, I recall I was trying to emphasize the idea that the original design looked like he was wearing a suit. Though for the sake of keeping things closer to the source material if I get around to revisiting the design I would probably bat around the idea that he was created in a lab.
RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lynchenberg Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Spv vs Spy?
wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shadow look like a bounty hunter!EPIC!
todpole Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Shadow, please keep the hat.:D (Big Grin) Please.
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Love Tails and Knuckles designs!
thesoniczone11 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FriedMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Love the personality in all of them. The shadow redesign is the best.
TheFifthElephant Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw something like this I think on Sonic Retro a long time ago, I love the designs very much.
14-Spades Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sonic: Not bad. Not bad at all. :) This Sonic is fresh and would be a great candidate for a Sonic cartoon nowadays. I like how everything is sorta swept and the scarf is a very nice touch. It really captures the sense of speed the guy can run at. It also nails the style classic cartoons Sonic's design descends from. A+

Tails: Quite the opposite. I like the more finalized one way better. This one is like 'hey man, do want to smoke some dubbies?' Though, it is great satire,

Knuckles: What is it that I am looking at?

Shadow: Not a bad concept. I love the fedora and the more sinister noire look he has. Shadow's canon design isn't bad, but just seemed a bit uninspired. I say you could do some really cool things if you work with this.
xXMistressUmbrellaXx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was reading this like Yeah I somewhat agree, then I lost it when you described Tails xD.
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