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  1. 32 points
    Today marks my 15 year anniversary at my job. Usually on Saturday nights I work both Customer Service and bookkeeping. I go in the bookkeepers’ office and find this on the counter: I was so surprised and happy to see this gift-especially the socks as I’ve been looking for Sonic socks for a while. The orange cupcake is of significance because orange is my favorite color. I knew right away this was my friend that left this for me as she was the opening bookkeeper this morning and she has bought me Sonic-related gifts several times. So yeah-15 years! It’s been quite a journey with me being a shy 19 year old that had second thoughts about taking this job to a 34 year old that talks too much and enjoys her job. And my coworkers are a huge reason why as they are like family to me.
  2. 26 points
    Who's an SSMB moderator and just received a Bachelor's in Animation from SCAD? Oh yeah. THIS GIRL!!!
  3. 26 points
    Hey guys I drew Shadow blocking an attack and I'm really proud about how cool it looks:
  4. 23 points
    I found an old sketch of Sticks that I never did anything with. Decided to give it some shading in pencil and leave it like that since it looks so clean. I suspect I drew this before I knew what her personality was like. ^^
  5. 23 points
    a little comic thing i did with the custom characters that appear this magazine XD
  6. 22 points
    GUYS, I figured it all out, the mysterious logo is actually:
  7. 21 points
    So, the results from my intervew for a park job at Disney came back. I got the job!
  8. 21 points
    New art. Trying to redeem Knuckles:
  9. 21 points
    Nepenthe

    Random art. Sonic is bored.

    Random art. Sonic is bored.
  10. 20 points
    I GOT ACCEPTED FOR UNIVERSITY!
  11. 20 points
    I'm sorry if this sounds inappropriate or otherwise makes light of the situation, but can we all just have a big ol' group hug in this status? I don't get along with everyone here all the time, but I'd hate if anything happened to any of you, and I wanted to share that sentiment in light of these events. *hug*
  12. 19 points
    Osmium

    CD Sonic attempt

    CD Sonic attempt
  13. 19 points
    disney doodles ducks are still too hard for me, but I'm genuinely happy with my grasp on mice and others now. those brazillian characters in the last image in particular look great to me
  14. 19 points
    We've lost a legend, everybody. RIP.
  15. 19 points
    Now that my birthday has officially come and gone on my end I want to thank you all very much for your visits, wishes and kind words and goodies-especially the Sonic related ones! You all really cheered me up in doing so as I was feeling down for several reasons on my birthday including being in sick in bed all day with food poisoning so many thanks again!
  16. 19 points
    Writing begins tomorrow. Here goes nothing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  17. 18 points
    Sean

    drew more of that girl

    drew more of that girl
  18. 18 points
    ....I may be two years late, but I felt like doing a drawing tribute to Komodin. It would've looked better in color, but I didn't have them at that time. I was inspired by the Sonic chili dog avatar (and maybe the ending of Unleashed) for this.
  19. 18 points
    Let me drop some logic on yall domes.
  20. 18 points
    THEY JUST RELEASED A TRAILER FOR ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE: STATIC CLING AND IT LOOKS FREAKING AMAZING.
  21. 18 points
    Indigo Rush

    GOD BLESS MIKE POLLOCK

    GOD BLESS MIKE POLLOCK
  22. 18 points
    Nightly

  23. 18 points
    Gregzilla

    more Harley doodles

    more Harley doodles
  24. 18 points
    sinoc doodles for the 25th hootenanny
  25. 18 points
    Do people still tell Shrek jokes, now?
  26. 17 points
    Yo I'm getting married TOMORROW 😱
  27. 17 points
    (pic/art) hey remember that time i made avatars for the mario princesses? about four going on five years ago? well i decided to do it again because why not ( like before, they’re free to use, but give credit )
  28. 17 points
    Well I got asked out on a date.
  29. 17 points
    *Twitter link* Annnnnnd Sonic fan art completed!
  30. 17 points
    Childhood satanists get together in one final attempt to summon Cthulhu (circa 1947)
  31. 17 points
    When you're coming back from seeing a really bad movie with friends:
  32. 17 points
    Last night I left a note for my coworker wishing her a Happy Anniversary as it is her 15th here (my 14th will be in April). I come in tonight seeing she wished me one as well-pertaining to my 5 year anniversary here at the SSMB. I had only casually mentioned it to her some time ago so I'm surprised she remembered as well as tickled. But then again she knows I'm a big Sonic fan and she's the one that has surprised me with several Sonic gifts But yes it's been 5 years since I've joined the SSMB! Where did the time go?! Seems like yesterday when I was 28 and super nervous to click that button to join here. And it's definitely been quite a journey along the way where I've experienced and learned a lot...
  33. 17 points
    drew a bunch of sonics - pink sonic, robot sonic, wolf sonic, another robot sonic, cat sonic, bird sonic, white sonic, red sonic, black knuckles, old sonic
  34. 17 points
    Here's an Amy I drew as a drawing request on tumblr. Also here's some other ones.
  35. 16 points
    I've been studying how Yuji Uekawa draws Sonic. It's a good start...!
  36. 16 points
    The interview was an absolute success! They were really impressed with my portfolio. As reward... gonna see Captain Marvel again!
  37. 16 points
    Blacklightning

  38. 16 points
    i drew some cursed images hehehe
  39. 16 points
    When I was an infant, I was completely deaf. Multiple ear infections, no response to audio stimuli, they all thought I was never going to hear. I'm told that the first song I ever responded to after the first diagnosis was Emerald Hill Zone. So that song is a real special one for me.
  40. 16 points
    Putting this out there now, I've been on the Sonic Mania art team for the past year, and it's been an honour! Check out the PagodaWest Twitter for a rundown of the full team!
  41. 16 points
    Woo! My ARMS fan art is finally finished! Safe to say that I am VERY excited for this game.
  42. 16 points
    Alright, here's my honest to god attempt at Sonic 3 Sonic. I admit some parts of this were difficult, especially the face. I would like criticism and @The KKM I would like to know your opinion on it since you are especially eagle eyed when it comes to these things. I know it's not perfect at all.
  43. 16 points
    Menace2Society

  44. 16 points
    Milo

    a conversation

    a conversation
  45. 16 points
    Tracker_TD

  46. 16 points
    How I actually fare with most scary games:
  47. 16 points
    I've updated the Studiopolis zone map. This one's a lot better <<images>> So this is what the zone looks like based on all the videos so far. There are obviously huge chunks missing as certain areas have not been seen.
  48. 16 points
    Kitty doesn't need your advances, Sonic, compelling as they may be.
  49. 16 points
    Is there a context Spongebob ISN'T relevant towards.
  50. 16 points
    Four tips I want to share for those who stress out easily when drawing. 1. Having trouble getting a pose right? Use references, build the pose up by shapes and lines, and do not trace! When you are tracing a picture, you are not focusing on the pose, you're only retracing the lines and where the color and shading goes. Also, it doesn't help yourself build confidence as an artist because you're depending more on the picture than your skills. And if you're planning on making a career as an artist, tracing is considered taboo in the field. So don't do it. Instead, use a reference picture of a pose you want to take on to help make it easier for you. And when you see the picture, still don't try to mimic the picture! Break it down to lines and shapes for the roughs. Take the roughs and fix the proportions to the character you want to make. Once you're satisfied, work on fleshing on the roughs. Be sure to also focus on poses and positions you're not familiar with instead of those that you are. 2. If you start a drawing, but immediately want to start erasing after just drawing a single line. Stop it. Save details for later and work on roughs now. If you constantly erase every time you think you make a mistake, you will only take up more time erasing that actually drawing. The eraser is a great drawing tool, but wait until you actually have a good rough drawing and then clean things up. You don't have to nail the picture immediately and roughs are supposed to be messy. So literally just go with the flow. 3. I want to stress this... don't rush a process. Yes, people love getting to the part where you add details, but details always come last, especially the fine ones like texture, fine lines and such. Take your time and get comfortable with what you're working on. Because if you rush it, you'll most likely miss an opportunity to add more detail to make your finished piece really shine. Patience is a virtue. So take advantage of it so that you'll gain more confidence in your work and be able to speed up your process. Also, if you're working on a deadline, waiting until the moment is always a bad idea! So don't ever do that. Plan ahead, make a schedule and pace yourself. 4. One of the best tip I've ever learned for speeding up my drawing process is turning my brain off. This may sound hilarious, but one of the reasons why most people struggle to finish a drawing is that their mind is occupied with a massive amount of thoughts racing through it... Mostly doubt and self-loathing of all things. Take a moment to calm yourself and push those distracting thoughts out of your head. After which, focus on the drawing and confidently draw your picture. Listening to music or podcasts normally calms me down and keeps the maddening of silence away. Now these are only a few tips I want to share. Honestly, if you have way you prefer to draw, do it. Some people are wicked fast in their process and their are a few that actually to need much to any references. But if you ever have those moments that you're finding yourself banging your head against the wall when you're drawing. Hopefully these tips will give you more of an idea to loosen up, relax and better your progress. Because at the end of the day, the best tool you can have as an artist is confidence. And no matter how good you get it's always important to note that there has never been an example of perfect art no matter how good it is. So as you get better, always be sure to appreciate how far you came and continue to improve by drawing as much as possible. I used to draw like this... At the time I made this, I remember that this drawing took me around 8 hours to complete. And even when I finished it, I would even make excuse on the flaws by saying the it was "what I was going for" when I knew damn well that they were flaws that I was too intimidated to correct. This is me now, This took me around the same time as the drawing above, maybe give an hour or two. I can still see that there are places that I can better myself at, but overall, I'm extremely happy with how much I've improved. I have a style that I can comfortably say that's a style of my own so that I could improve in places doesn't bum me out at all. So yeah. I just wanted to share this just to share a bit of what I know. And to be honest -- and this isn't aimed at anyone -- but I hate it when people shoot their skills down as artist. Some people don't want to be better artists because they're not interested in drawing. That's cool and I'm fine with that. But if you want to better your skills, then you can improve yourself as long you're willing to put the time in. Anyway, yeah. That's my big ol' post on this. Build confidence, use resources and references, and give it your positive all!
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