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In the Great Forest by Elisto In the Great Forest by Elisto
Birthday gift for :icongojira007:

Sonic, Sally c Sega, DiC, Archie
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Aww! This one's so sweet! Sonic and Sally look like they've found a nice peaceful spot. :-)
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yep ^_^ They need some down time I think.
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Sonic's always rushed off his feet, so it's nice to see him relaxing for a bit.
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GeckosFancies Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I think this was one of the first pictures of yours that I saw, one of those that made me look closer at your stuff, anyway. 

It's wonderfully peaceful (a rare moment of rest for two people who are almost constantly going out of one battle into another), and it's so clear that that's their home - something they're fighting to protect, and also a place to find strength. I really get a feeling of how small they are among these great (probably ages old) trees, and that steady rock/hill they can lean back on... 

I think the choice of outlining just Sonic and Sally in ink, and leave the nature around without sharp lines, adds to the softness of it and that feeling of home. I don't know if this was another picture where you were unhappy with the grainy finish the paper gave, but honestly it works for the whole in this one; all these surfaces that are kind of uneven "come to life" better with that kind of texture. (right, I forgot - if you do want an effect of all-covering color, like darkness, placing a "flat color" layer of solvent marker first and then coloring with pencils on that can work great.) 
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^

I don't really have an issue with graininess here, but I have used a base color of markers before, and should probably do that again in the future.
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Turquoisecake Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so relaxing. Cute job!
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The scenery is just spot on beautiful. I love how the sun's raise are entering possibly through the leaves. Wonderful job on drawing Sonic and Sally, they look cozy laying next to each other.
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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SolarDovaTinBear Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
WOW. This is amazingly done! Shades of light were done well, there is a nice correlation of colors…awesome! I personally love it!

Don't stop deviating!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I don't plan on it!
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SolarDovaTinBear Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
Of course!
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sallyacorn59 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yesh!~<3
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
^_^
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sallyacorn59 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful, you did a wonderful job rendering the depth of the woods. I love your used of color, and all the textures, and those light shafts you have drawn coming down through the trees. Creates a wonderful atmosphere.

Sonic and Sally are also drawn particularly adorable here. :heart:
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I think they came out better than all my other "couple" pics. Although now, every time I look at this, I keep thinking I really should have given the rays of light a slight yellow tint and it's going to forever bug me that I can't.
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jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Aww its very cute, nice coloring job
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:icongojira007:
Gojira007 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
God this is good. Like, this is just so good. It's great. Everything about it is great.

For starters, there is your magnificent touch with the background. The way all the small, delicate strokes of the pencil adds up to these brilliantly-colored objects, the way it pulls you in with its subtle textures and unmistakable sense of dimension, is just fantastic, and I absolutely love the shimmering slivers of light flowing in from above; it's a brilliantly dramatic touch and you render it just right to leave it its power without making it overbearing.
The composition is also fantastic. You balance all the elements together just right, framing the picture in this lovely, sweeping setting that just stuns with its gentle, natural beauty. Tucking Sonic and Sally in there, so small, so intimate, so comfortable, and yet it's the center that pulls the whole thing together; it's simply perfect.
Likewise perfect is how well you distinguish Sonic and Sally from the background. Again, it's just right in its balance; the stronger colors and thicker outlines make them eye-catching and distinct, but also allow them to flow naturally with the rest of the picture even so. And of course, the calm, serene sense of emotion you invest them with is perfectly satisfying.
It's just a lovely picture of a lovely scene, and I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for making it for me. <3

:+favlove:
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it!

I do feel like this is one of the better Sonsal pictures I've done...I didn't really feel like I was stuck trying to get one spot right or anything like that, and overall, it's really pretty close to how I envisioned it.

And I'm glad you like how Sonic and Sally are distinguished from the background and that you think the balance there is right because I really was trying to imitate how the animation looks, with the blend of detailed backgrounds and outlined cartoons that somehow really work together. I was always taught not to use outlines (because no class I took ever covered animation, comic art, or anything like that), but I am learning where and how to use them effectively.
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:icongojira007:
Gojira007 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'm so glad you're so glad. :D

Yeah, you definitely seem to have transcribed this one pretty straight out of your brain without much trouble. It's another of its many impressive traits. :)

Aaaah, I see what you mean; how very clever! And yes, I'd say that effect is carried across just like you want it to be here. <3
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks. Ever since doing those drawings for your fic, I've been trying to work on fully visualizing what I'm trying to draw before starting. I think it's getting a little easier, although I've passed on some things that I just couldn't fully picture.
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:icongojira007:
Gojira007 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
:nod: Sounds pretty cool. I hope you keep getting better and better at it. ^_^
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glitcher Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, it's work like this that makes me regret ever giving up traditional media. The scenery is just perfect for coloured pencils, and I like the way you faded the depth of the forest into cooler hues. Were the rays of light done with an eraser by any chance?
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well, I would imagine it wouldn't be too hard to pick it up again if you wanted to!

And no, the rays of light weren't erased. I lightly drew in the outline of the rays after sketching in the background, and then as I was coloring each part (tree, background), just colored lightly when I got to those sections.
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IronNICOLE Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so very cute..
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hakuzo-nightfox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow, dang good work.
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SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
This is really sweet art you drew here.

Well done
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Sonic-fan17 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This' beautiful!
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E-122-Psi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
The details and shading are lush, is that done with pencil?
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yep, colored pencil. I had actually originally thought I might paint it, but still haven't restocked my paints, so I went with pencil instead.
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PorpoiseMuffins Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This is so cute and wonderful and awesome. That's all I have to say about it :)
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Espionage247 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Writer
This is a very peaceful and calming picture. :) Lovely!
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SallyAcorn22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Awesome
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Metal-Skotty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great art made and presented by Elisto.
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
^_^; Thanks!
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:iconroveel:
Roveel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Lovely :)
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no prob
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genocyber Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Proforce Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I always knew Sonic could take things slow and take the time out to enjoy the simple and quiet things. Maybe only for Sally, but he can still do it. ^_^

Wonderful pic here. You have a great drawing style.
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yep, I think so! Glad you like it!
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aarn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
What is that red dot in the background, of the three trees the two closest?
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
A mistake =P

That blue-ish background color is a combination of blue-green and orange (to tone down the brightness of straight blue-green and give it a slightly neutral tint)...guess I didn't blend the colors too well there.
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aarn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Ahhh...
Still, something could be watching. A little rest, but the war goes on. Something like that changes the picture entirely...it almost looked like in the shadows it had teeth.
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:iconelisto:
Elisto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hmm, that could be an interesting take on the scene...I hadn't thought of that.
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