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First off I don't know what people's thoughts are on Sonic Boom (both the character designs, and the upcoming game) so you are probably going to disagree. This also gets slightly ranty when talking about the series.


My reaction was positive. Well, my initial reaction was "Why does Sonic have blue arms?" which was a pet peeve of mine when it came to Sonic art, however I quickly moved past that. This trailer caused me quite a lot of confusion, but.... positive confusion. Like the series is actually moving forward and taking risks again. The use of "Bangarang" confused me as well as I've never heard a popular song used for an actual Sonic game.

I really like some of the riskier Sonic games that stray from the "formula" because it gives light to new ideas. For example, I enjoyed Shadow the Hedgehog for it's cheesy-dark atmosphere, branching level and story design, and (imo) replayability considering I still find it fun today. That doesn't mean I only like underrated Sonic games, I also like the more popular Sonic CD for that same reason. It did something different: Time Travel and change of aesthetics based on your performance. While Sonic 06 is considered a bad game and after further studies I agreed over the years, there were certain elements to it that I really liked and I think should be looked at more, such as the kick ass music (which most Sonic games have).

A lot of older Sonic fans praise the classics as the pinnacle of Sonic's gaming history. This is a well founded belief considering I still play the classics and enjoy replaying them to this day. That said, those same fans don't seem to want to see any positive value in newer Sonic games. I'm not saying they need to, that's their right, however this more elitist belief spread to SEGA that only the classics were the enjoyable Sonic games, hence nostalgia rehashes like Sonic 4 or Sonic Generations, Sonic Generations being boasted as one of the most popular modern Sonic game for that reason. Nostalgia isn't bad, but it shouldn't limit you to try new things, which Sonic Boom appears to be doing.

Despite the character designs feeling a little off (Knuckles in particular) this new look is a breath of fresh air and I hope that SEGA tries something unique and fun for this game and an entertaining show.


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News about the Green Hill map (speaking of nostalgia lol)

So the finishing touches on the map are actually done. The Gmod and SFM versions have been tested, cubemaps built, all that. Only two things remain, one being a promotional animation (which I've been working on) for the map to show off it's cinematic potential and, of course, uploading the maps to their designated workshops.

I'm both excited and nervous, but more on the excited side.


After I upload this map and everything I'm going to do more drawings and stuff, possibly 2D animations even, but one thing I need to do is open commissions again with slight reformatting of how I do my work. The last time I opened them was a learning experience for me both in terms of time and artistic skill.

Some things I want to improve (besides the anatomy and detail which always needs improvement) are perspective, posing, lighting, and composition. For the sake of learning, I had an idea concerning backgrounds, but building them in 3D first using Hammer, SFM, and custom textures. What I plan on doing from there is either doing a quick cover over, a complete repaint, or even drawing the entire scene separately. A lot of artists render their backgrounds in 3D, but usually using more professional tools like Maya, 3DS max, or Blender since they tend to produce higher quality detailed renders, but I plan on painting in the extra detail myself, if not entirely repainting the scene.

I only plan on doing this for scenes with a lot of distinct shapes and clean edges, like with buildings, interiors, etc. Natural things like forests or something I'll probably still just draw.


Long journal, phew. But yeah.



Also, today marks me being with Chris for a whole year! Yay!

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  • Playing: TF2
  • Eating: Popcorn
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Logan McCloud
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Hi! I’m Logan McCloud, but you can call me Hyperchaotix if you want. I’ve been on deviantART for a few years now during my preteen and teen life and have learned a few things about myself and the art world.

I try to be kind; however I tend to be shy and come off as naïve, but don’t underestimate my intelligence. I value kindness and the drive to become something better. My dream is to be a writer and make well thought out and complex stories that will engage people and maybe bring some happiness into their lives if they’re feeling down. I know I’m not great, but that’s okay, I’m still improving. Until that day, what you see is what you get.
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ManiaPlanetMedia 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
You look like you're great with skins. I am trying to make a Venice The Mink skin of Silver. When I made his chestfur orange and placed it in the folder, Silver's fur didnt change, but when I changed his clothes, it did change. Any reason why the fur color didnt change?
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Cobrateen Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there, so you seem to know a bit about Sonic (judging by your recent Journal) and I was wondering if I could get your opinion on this Sonic theory I have. Please tell me if the theory has any merit! fav.me/d5m2b3k
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hellosur6464 Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello
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:iconmochapk:
Dat webcam. So deep.
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:iconchancethehedgie15260:
Hey, you should look at this guy's models. nibrocrock.deviantart.com/ They are pretty cool.
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Hyperchaotix Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm friends with him. =P
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:iconchancethehedgie15260:
Woah. Hey HyperChaotix? Think you could port those models into gmod and SFM? :)
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Hyperchaotix Mar 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm not good at porting models with moving parts yet.
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just think how many people would read the continuation of insurance is that many people who expected
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:iconsonicmiracle:
friend please I beg the story ends I will help you my idea that seemed all sonic friends knew that she was alive only tibleam hid sonic by a desire for revenge against tibleam especially tails and amy are the this idea had
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Hyperchaotix Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I gave up on that years ago, but feel free to take over for yourself! :)
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:iconsonicmiracle:
if you're not interested to continue at least would let me do the following chapters I have good ideas to finish
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Hyperchaotix Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes. Go ahead.
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CipherHegehog064 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your GHZ map is awesome, Hyperchaotix! Thank you very much for the map.
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Hey Hyperchaotix! This is Laura. I really like you shot "Rainy Sunset Rays".
I am a Product Designer and I am working on a device in which you can see the sky from all corners of earth. I am doing the layout to present my product and I was wondering if you would allow me to use your picture for it. I'd give you the credits for it.

Let me know if you agree! It'd be great!:)
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Hyperchaotix Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Ooh that sounds like an interesting device! 

Sure, go ahead! And thanks for asking!
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SonicTheHedgeTrimmer Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
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        Ooh... 
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Hyperchaotix Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
:O

X//P
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:iconshadowblazerx:
Ive been gone for too long. You sure grew up and your art has improved ALOT. Good job
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Hyperchaotix Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow it's been a long time! And thanks! Quite a lot has changed.
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haha i see that...whats up
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Hyperchaotix Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh lots of stuff actually hence why it took so long to respond.
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ConnorDavidson Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I was just following links and found your page. I really like your work a ton! You've got a great style! (I didn't want to just randomly start faving a bunch of your art out of the blue, that would have been weird) Keep up the awesome work!
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Hyperchaotix Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey thanks! =D Sorry it took me so long to respond to this!
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ConnorDavidson Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet! I wasn't sure you'd seen this, but I just wanted to tell you anyway! Awesome stuff - and you're awesome too! 
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