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Mecha Shadow by goldhedgehog Mecha Shadow by goldhedgehog
Hiya everyone~!

I recently joined #Artgermination which is a pretty cool group for pushing yourself in becoming a digital artist. Every now and then, they do a theme challenge. This time, the theme is to pick an existing character you like and make a mecha version of them.

The natural choice would have been Mecha Sonic, right? So I figured I'd try someone else. I've always wondered how the characters would look in a Mecha form so I chose Shadow because I haven't drawn him in a while :)

When I joined the group, the challenge was going to end in 3 days. Never have I worked on something so fast before. I was so determined to get it finished in time lol. Probably because the idea of Mecha Shadow came into my head instantly~!

Don't forget to stop by at #Artgermination~!

Ciao!


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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Custom Brushes, gradient tool, Pathfinder tools, Offset Paths, Pen tool, Outer Glow effects.
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:iconseku:
Aiight time for me to have a crack at it ;P

Vision: At first glance it's already an eye candy, visually it looks really appealing with using a good amount of the red which feels dark and aggressive. The eyes are sold to me cause they're just awesome!

Originality: Though Shadow is mainstream, at least it wasn't like a sonic redesign since I've seen so many of those so. I'm a big fan of mecha stuff and mecha parts and I really like the design you made for him around the big bulky shoulders and forearms. It would be cool if you made it more neon lights on the emerald icon, personally I would use blue cause blue and red is my favorite contrast but I know why you got the color.

Technique: I feel the character could use some more shine, mostly on the head cause it't the main focal point. Other than that you're coloring is spot on. There's one area I feel a little about and it's his muzzle. It just feels flat to me. Maybe if you brought up his cheeks a bit more cause I know you're going for the dont fuck with me face but it shouldnt kill the feel if you brought up the sides of the muzzle up just to give it some cheeks.

Impact: Overall this is one of my favorites, love the design, I always love your style. Hopefully I made a good critique. I can see better on other work than myself xD

Keep it up bro!
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:iconjbmartian:
JBMartian Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OMG AWESOME!!! :D

And now that I think about...why have SEGA thought of this yet? They Metal Sonic, they made Mecha-Knuckles, but not this yet?
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LordSerathDarklands Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   Interface Designer
And he has that DAMN fourth Chaos Emerald!
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:icongamerfithteen:
gamerfithteen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
If Mecha shadow had a voice it should be Ultron from the new avengers movie.
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:icondavis2d2:
davis2d2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
F***ing epic!!! 
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:iconministevek:
MiniSteveK Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
This looks so amazing and wonderful. I love the amount of detail you've put into his features.
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:iconshadowifmybff123:
shadowifmybff123 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Kinda scary! O,O still really good!  :D
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:iconshadowlvr15:
ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! You've done an amazing job!
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconblind-sniper:
Blind-Sniper Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThIs pretty freakin awesome , Really nice work on this, it gives off a great effect of the glare that is so strongly enforced in the eyes . This seems like something I'm going to try to make at some point . My main artworks is robians and looking up refs is how i happened across your piece here .

There are two things that bug me about it and they were both stated in the review already done on this piece but, The noes kinda kills me cause its so low it seems like it's pointed down the neck . The other thing is the contouring of the chest to the waist it is very well formed but for some reason that golden waist piece kinda throws it off . it's not bad it just kinda sticks out a lot.

Over all amazing job Keep up the good work.
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

Yea. This drawing could do with some proper perspective work but this was for a deadline that was within 3 days notice of me knowing so I had to rush it a bit between my free time and work.

I wasn't sure about the waist when it came to colour co-ordinating it but I figured it would help maintain the colour balance it had going on :)

Thanks again for your comment. Much appreciated :D
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:iconbrunoautran:
brunoautran Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! He looks so badass!
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers~!
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:iconbluerosethehedgehog:
Bluerosethehedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woah u made Shadow look more of a badass nice!!
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:iconfunnelvortex:
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Shadow has been roboticized! WERE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

*air raid sirens sound*
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:surrender:
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:iconfunnelvortex:
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconeggmanrobotnikplz:

:iconsaluteplz::iconsaysplz: All hail the Eggman empire!
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:iconodycay12:
odycay12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
:iconffffshadowplz
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:iconfunnelvortex:
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconshadowrageplz:
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:iconbandincorperated:
Bandincorperated Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
You know, that picture is the main thing people remember from SU # 1
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:iconfunnelvortex:
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The artwork on it is so horrible it makes me laugh every time.
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:iconbandincorperated:
Bandincorperated Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Mephiles: (Looks at the drawing) Damn am I glad I don't have a mouth.
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:iconodycay12:
odycay12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
:iconfacepalmplz:
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:iconodycay12:
odycay12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
well that worked
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thegrayabyss Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY CRAP

Seriously, this is one of the best renditions or a metal/mecha Shadow I have EVER seen. I love his (or should I say its?) stare is very soul piercing, like you know you're gonna get mauled :D
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I guess it could still be considered as a he, since he's based off Shadow, who is indeed a he lol.

Thank you very much, I definitely worked hard on this one!
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:icongamma102:
gamma102 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Activated!
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:icontwisterth:
TwisterTH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Whohohoa! U really made a great job!
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch :D
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XxLady-MinaxX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG!!!!this is so AWSOME!!!!!!
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconxxlady-minaxx:
XxLady-MinaxX Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No probleme;)
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:iconmoonwhiteshadow:
MoonWhiteShadow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
BADASS
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cheers~!
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MikolasShadows Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, epic picture. Great job.
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconshuyintheenigmatic:
ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
This is incredibly well done!
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I definitely did worked hard on this. Glad to know that people can notice that :)
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Writer
Welcome! And yeah, ^^
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:iconspeediothehedgehog:
speediothehedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now this is an Ultimate Life Form.....
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most definitely~

Cheers
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Deceptihog001 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I think my balls just exploded from the awesomeness and scary factor of him...
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you okay man? *pulls out staple gun*

Thanks xD
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:icondeceptihog001:
Deceptihog001 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I'm okay!
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:iconsuperherocomputerart:
superherocomputerart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist
DUDE SO BAD @$$!!!
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers m'friend! :thumbsup:
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:iconrubyneko:
RubyNeko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude! He looks awesome~ :la:
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I guess he does, doesn't he? :)

Thanks man!
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Kloudhandz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Siiiick!! nice finish, great details!! :D
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:icongoldhedgehog:
goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man~! :)
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