Commentary and Featured Art
Blaze The Hedgehog Most of my art of Blaze or Glacia started with bases (aka the basic line art such as circles for the heads and outline of the body). Such as this drawing for example, it started as a base that someone else was kind enough to make and post it on Deviant Art for free use. I did have problems drawing hands which was the reason I would use a base. The coloring, shading, and extra details such as the bump mapping on the picture is my work, but the basic outline of the character was created by another person. I have now began to be able to make my own outlines for my drawings so I donâ€™t have to use a base. Although this is true, sometimes if I see a really good base I use it for a picture.
Background Info: Blaze the hedgehog is the guardian of the RED chaos emerald. As you might of guessed he uses fire powers. He is some what of a speed/tank type, meaning he moves quickly and can take a pounding. Blaze lost his mother while he was still a baby because she was shot. His father, Heat the hedgehog, raised him ever since and was killed during an invasion in his hometown by Eggman. Blaze escaped, but his fatherâ€™s death was an accident. They were left to die as they bought G.U.N. units time to escape. Blaze searches for the man responsible for letting his father die.
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Glacia The Hedgehog Lets face it, most things that keep series going from suspension is a love interest. Just like any story, I knew that one would be needed. Plus I couldn’t let my art of Blaze be alone. While creating Blaze I thought about this and came up with a hedgehog with the power of ice and named her Glacia (similar to the word Glacier). I don’t mean to brag, but I have to say this is one of the best pictures of Glacia, just the capture of beauty of art couldn’t be any better. Again yes, a base was used, the simple circle for the head and the arms, head, and torso. I couldn’t find the base on Deviant Art to post it in this article unfortunately. Glacia grew up with Blaze and was separated from him during the invasion of their home town from Eggman. She was told to run with the G.U.N. military retreating from Eggman’s army. Both Glacia and Blaze share a special bond and rely on each other for protection. While separated, neither of them feel safe. When they fight together they have deadly combinations due to their power types. While creating Glacia I decided to make her more of a hit-and-run type of character. She can deal damage, but doesn’t take hits very well.
Background Info: Glacia the hedgehog was born in the Ice Caps of Mobius (home planet of Mobians). She was moved down from there while she was young because of Eggman trying to take over the place. Her parents felt it wasn’t safe for her to stay, so she was moved south, staying were Blaze lived in her own house however. After running with the G.U.N. army, the power corrupt general tricks her into pledging to join his forces if she ever wants to find Blaze.
Written Commentary Featured: Austin Fraser
Chandler Break The Dog This drawing of Chandler by Austin Fraser was one of the best characters I’ve ever seen him draw. This is the first time he ever drew a Sonic fan character. It took him about an hour to do the drawing. Coloring and shading took him about 3 hours. I watched him draw this using Gimp, and he worked amazingly hard on it. Definitely looks like he spent hours on it. He has only drawn two pictures of Chandler. I would definitely like to see more and personally I would like to request a drawing of Blaze from him.
Background Info: Chandler was a military experiment that created a fierce one Mobian military force. Chandler was stripped from his home as a child and forced into training by the G.U.N army. Special chemical experiments caused his fur to become stronger than steel, and can withstand immense amounts of heat and can stop bullets. Those chemicals also caused Chandler to have incredible strength. Chandler’s namesake comes form his ability called “Break”, in which he vibrates the molecules of whatever he is touching, causing the item to explode violently.
Jolt The Hedgehog This is Austin Fraserâ€™s third drawing of one of his Sonic fan characters named Jolt. I have to say Austin does absolutely amazing on his characters. Especially the way he shades them. They look absolutely amazing. You can definitely see their inner traits in them when you just take a look at them on the outside. Jolt as you could probably tell has lightening powers. After drawing Chandler, Fraser had the urge to draw another made up character. He thought about it and proposed this to me. I think it looks very nice. It almost look like it has a glossy touch to with the way he has shaded it which I love.
Background Info: Not much is know about Jolt. All that is known is that he was a G.U.N. Military experiment that went wrong.
Mitchie Problem-Solver *Mitchie5* is an artist who loves to draw cartoon characters and Anime. She plans on working for the famous Cartoon Network as a voice actor for her career. She has definitely gained a lot of support for her hard work, and she continues to fight for her future. She usually takes art request. You send in a request and she will draw what you are wanting. You can find her Facebook fan page on the reference page in the back of this magazine. Her art is absolutely amazing. She should not have any problems getting into Cartoon Network I say. Both drawings below are things she drew and had them sent into Cartoon Network to show them how skillful she is at cartooning. I have to add that the character collage (bottom left) is just flawless. The characters are just dead centered detailed correctly and look exactly like what the look like off of the shows on Cartoon Network. I had to feature this art because of how amazingly well she worked and done on them. The anime character (top left) is just a random drawing she did. Even though there is no color its still down right wonderful. Lots of detail and I assume the hair on the character must have taken ages.
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References Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/xXBlazeTheHedghogXx? feature=mhee Facebook links: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blaze-TheHedgehog/174430789276823 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mitchie/287123771319900 Deviant Art: http://xblazethehedgehogx.deviantart.com/