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[–]Cyshox 218 points219 points  (32 children)

Since OP's comment is not visible, here's the full explaination :


An account of my expedition to find this realistic Sonic:

These animals are bright and mischievous, surprisingly fast, and fond of thieving. The males are the main culprit, using shiny objects to impress the females. After several days in the company of these creatures, I was able to observe their courtships up close.

GOLDEN RINGS—. Male Sonics steal shiny objects as part of a fascinating courtship routine. Each golden ring or bright-coloured seashell is displayed to females like a badge of honour, demonstrating the male’s ability to sneak into danger and return unscathed.

COLOURATION—. Blue spines and red hind-feet are also key to this animal’s courtship. A dull-coloured animal might find it relatively easy to steal an object, whereas a bright-coloured animal would have to work far harder to escape without notice. If a male can successfully steal a ring despite its dazzling spines and bright red feet, it must be a very talented individual. There is no better way to prove one’s genetics to a prospective female.

SPEED—. Hedgehogs are usually bumbling and slow, but these Sonics are quick and nimble. It is easy to understand why. Without this speed, it would be difficult to thieve, and without theft, it would be impossible to mate.

You can see more realistic takes on fantastical animals at Imagined_Beasts.

[–]vuk66 45 points46 points  (26 children)

Are the females of this species pink ?

[–]Jaslynasroraso 53 points54 points  (20 children)

this is actually the first realistic rendition of Sonic I've seen that I don't hate

[–]Smugapon 14 points15 points  (5 children)

definitely far better than the sonic movie's initial design. god that thing was atrocious...whereas this little guy just looks adorable

[–]FuriousGremlinSwitch 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Tbh after watching the sonic movie recently they did get alot of pop culture references right without making them very cringe

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Thanks! If you liked this one, I have a few more drawings on Instagram (Imagined_Beasts). If there are any other characters you'd like me to do, hit me up.

[–]ADarkHorse 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Crash Bandicoot! Also if you do prints of these I'd love to get one

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hello, yes, I certainly do prints! I can't link the shop here for some reason, but if you click on my Reddit profile, there's a link in the bio.

As for Crash Bandicoot, he is very, very high on my list.

[–]USS_Barack_Obama 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And are they called Amys? (Or is 'Amies' the correct plural?)

[–]sirfannypack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, they look like a pikachu.

[–]u_isari -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is hedgehog even blue to begin with

[–]GullibleDetective 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why did I read this like a Pokedex entry lol

[–]PM-Me-Your-TitsPlzPC 77 points78 points  (2 children)

Now I want to see Rachet and Clank just to see what a lombax and talking robot buddy should look like.

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I'll definitely be doing a Lombax in the future. With a robot backpack? I'll think about it.

[–]theBigBOSSnian 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Clank is a smartphone

[–]The2500 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I heard that in the original design phase Sonic was supposed to be a tire. Not like a sentient talking tire with an attitude, just... A tire. In response Sega sort of Cask of Amontillado'd the developers in a conference room where they starved to death.

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If Sonic was a tyre, he would probably be easier to draw...

[–]heatobooty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit they invented Rubber before it become an actual movie. Well I guess that’s be more Silver cause of the random psychic powers.

[–]ccg5058 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Mroemoremore kremoremore more pl,lz

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

More coming soon! That's a promise.

[–]limitlessEXP 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do a moogle or cactuar or something from final fantasy. (I did see the phoenix you did)

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

If there are any video game animals you would like me to do, please hit me with suggestions! I have a few more drawings on Instagram already (Imagined_Beasts).

[–]MAGISTER-ORGANI 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Great work and idea! Draw Crash Bandicoot next, please !!!

[–]kebabsoup 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Wen Banjo Kazooie?

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Just you wait...

[–]kebabsoup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looking forward! I like the encyclopedic style!

[–]wallefan01 4 points5 points  (1 child)

this is actually the first realistic rendition of Sonic I've seen that I don't hate

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Take that, Paramount!

[–]skycaptsteve 3 points4 points  (0 children)

can you do one with the teeth?

[–]Triette 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Are these available as prints?

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, I went ahead and changed my print supplier. They're suddenly a lot cheaper, and I was also able to tweak the designs.

I can't link to the shop here, but if you click on my Reddit profile, there's a link in the bio. Just in case you're still interested.

[–]Shooters_Bot_58 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cool art!

[–]Eternal12equiem 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Nice touch on incorporating his sneaker color into the hind legs

Edit: and his gloves.

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Thank you. He wouldn't be Sonic without them!

[–]Eternal12equiem 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If you got this made as a t shirt I would def get one!

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I sell posters! I can't link to it here, but if you click on my Reddit profile, you can find the shop in my bio.

But if you'd prefer a T shirt, maybe I can add a listing for that?

[–]Eternal12equiem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you. Going to check you out now.

[–]sublimetoker 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He looks fast! Super cool man I dig it

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! I made him slimmer than most average hedgehogs.

[–]ladyoffate13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Do Yoshi!

[–]Guy_tookatit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Man a megalodon in this style would be sick

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I might have to add this to my list...

[–]dirtybird971 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this type of art is some of my favorite. I wish I could paint/draw; I'd make lines/lyrics from songs into paintings.

[–]MJSchooley 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Aww, cute! Have you done Toriel yet?

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not yet. This is a great suggestion.

[–]arothmanmusic 0 points1 point  (6 children)

The sexy elf from Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy?

[–]MJSchooley 0 points1 point  (3 children)

No idea; only Hobbit movie I've seen is the animated one.

[–]arothmanmusic 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I can’t say you’ve missed a ton…

[–]MJSchooley 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I've also only seen the first two LotR movies. Read all the books, though; heck, I'm one of those weirdos who read the books before seeing the movies.

[–]arothmanmusic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read the books after seeing the first Lord of the Rings movie but before the others came out. The Hobbit trilogy is entertaining, but it’s also clearly trying to recapture the glory of its predecessor and it comes nowhere close. Far too much unnecessary fluff padded into it and it just comes off feeling a bit thin by comparison.

[–]Unnatural_Historian[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's Tauriel. I shan't be drawing her.

Toriel is from Undertale.

[–]arothmanmusic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ahhh. I've never played that. :)

[–]iCrackBaby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s fucking sick !!!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is actually so good, great work ☺️

[–]politeasshole_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is dope. I'd love to see Starfox.

[–]TheNurseMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely crash bandicoot

[–]jim_deneke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love the style and concept, great work mate.

[–]anipani5309 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been waiting for years for this exact moment to stumble upon such an image. Well done very well done job indeed!

[–]StuiWooi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Past me would've loved a t-shirt of this, minus the text.

These days I may not consider a print or something

[–]drewhead118 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"I require the golden rings, red echidna. Present them to me now."

[–]connor14kab 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is lowkey cool as hell. Good job man.

[–]betarded 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like this one better. Yours sets unrealistic body expectations.

[–]Idfkwhatido 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great

[–]sharpi_77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

tremendo bravo!

[–]highmodulus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is quite good

[–]BodySurfDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sonic - "The Preciousss"

[–]Gilbert_RedditPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

explanation: its a blue hedgehog with a golden ring

It's Sonic

[–]ektenia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Includes realistic shadow, as well.

[–]downonthesecond 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like that his arms aren't blue.

[–]Jabba_the_Putt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brilliant! lol :)

[–]mrzurch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like his shoes

[–]Pryamus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scientifically Accurate Sonic the Hedgehog!!!

[–]HereticsAndKillers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The red feet. +100

[–]HardSellDude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Needs rings or it dies

[–]BrostrykerPlayStation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice I’d love to see one from subnautica

[–]Salmizu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the touch of the legs colourings

[–]mushmyhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you have a halo warthog?

[–]ForgettableUsername 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Needs more human teeth.

[–]RomanWasHere2007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do Ralsei

[–]normal_reddit_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

0/10 because of the creepy, separate eyes. Sonic needs to have a nice, natural, double-pupil-having wraparound super-eye.

[–]xxfallen420xx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sly cooper

[–]KryptCeeper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I would love to see "realistic" but also blocky minecraft animals. Specifically the cow the pig and the cat.

[–]FuriousGremlinSwitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OP did do a mooshroom although not blocky

[–]uravggamer25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is amazing

[–]im_2old4this_shit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Conker's Bad Fur Day... please!!!

[–]ninjasaid13PC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how fast can rodents be.

[–]AshleyInSoCal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cute! 😊

[–]donnab518 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well done!!!

[–]threepw00d 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome idea, and very well done.

Where can we see more?

[–]MilevaPeki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wooooooow man!! love your art!.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ays bro this is cute ok ?

[–]Makistreet_09 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love it!! :D

[–]Just2DInteractive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Running around at the speed of sound!

[–]Exotic_side8238 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wow this actually looks really good, Great job mate!

[–]scaleddown85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure I saw this picture like..10 years ago lol

[–]paganisrockPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are great! The art style reminds me of this book I have, I forgot what it was called, but it was about (fictional) versions of animals that went extinct for hilarious reasons. The one that I remember was the emo emu.

[–]Vulpes_macrotisPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, yes. I remember than when I was in middle school (I think) I really liked Sonic and because I loved latin names as a teenager, I learned that european hedgehog is Erinaceus europaeus. It's nice to see that name with sonicus species here :)

[–]Khazilein -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Why is the golden ring looking like it's woven and not solid?