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Faces and Forms of Shadow by ihearrrtme Faces and Forms of Shadow by ihearrrtme
Pencil work with Photoshop used to make a composite of all the different sketches. Used the same approach as in the making of [link] but this Shadow work is obviously much less polished and detailed, due to time constraints. Not too thrilled with the outcome, but I wanted to move on to another piece of work.

He's got about as many expressions as sliced pineapple. My favorite is the flabbergasted one on the bottom left, and the pouty booger bear on the top right.

Sonic version (2009): [link]

Enjoy! Click "Download image" for a bigger size!
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:iconallaroundnerd:
AllAroundNerd Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Your work is amazing! I love it!
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RadianceGhost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:FeelingFree: 
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MiniSteveK Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Amazing art work. I love it so much.
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SilverX14 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Artist
you are such a good artist, mine never come out ow i want -_-;
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Monetisgr8 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My favorite is Sir Lancelot,he looks so awesome.As do all of them,but i think he looks best.;D
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Clover103 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur so lucky ur such a good artist. T^T
omg Shadow's suggestive face next to the Super Form.
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BlueXsonicXblur Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lancelot and super look the best
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:icon12345blue:
12345blue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
cool
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:iconknucklesxjulie4ever:
knucklesxjulie4ever Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to see Shadow's many faces, not often that he changes (only for centen people)
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:iconmgartist:
MGartist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool!
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:iconmikuthedog:
mikuthedog Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love it
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AngeltheRacoon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Epic !!!!!
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:iconhopeisnotdead:
hopeisnotdead Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your right, Shadow hardly changes expressions.
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:iconvaleriewaterling:
ValerieWaterling Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!!! \(^o^)/
i love the shading
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:iconbluesky96:
Bluesky96 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I LO... :faint:
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:iconredtaylor:
REDtaylor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Artist
awesome
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Dracold Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These Shadows are so true to the original art that it is hard to believe that they are actually not. I don't know, if I have seen something like this in a long time.
You draw really beautifully.
I am obsessed with Ratchet mania for fortnight or so. There are not many Ratchet pictures though. Even less resembling the original to the last detail like this. I wonder how good could you draw him.
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EmoGothWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING!! X3
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:icontonirockingcosstick:
tonirockingcosstick Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
its so awesome
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sandy3697 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I could draw like this..........your art inspires me to draw every day, and I hope that I get to be as good at drawing as you one day
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sandy3697 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nonsense this doesnt look less detailed than the official shadow drawings, I think you did an amazing job
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Ize-09 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is too cute~ Awesomeness!
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:iconsandy3697:
sandy3697 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG that is really good !^^
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:iconlionorbeast:
LionOrBeast Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome :D :D
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:iconsonicfan81:
sonicfan81 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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:iconsnivy94:
Snivy94 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Shadow is so cool! I love your shading!

All of them look awesome!
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tailsfan253 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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Project-GAME Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW I LOVE THEM!!
Especially the :
the "hey ya"
the pouty and
the Lancealot one

Awesome work!
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:iconultrtruehyperdarkson:
Your artwork is so amazing <3
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x-Jazzy-B-Real-x Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Ugh, I'm going to have to cuss you out so hard right now...:iconprussiaplz:

Looking at your beautiful stuff is making me want to get back into drawing this in hopes of looking as good as that. :faint:
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ihearrrtme Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
My goodness, you have no idea how flattering and wonderful it is to hear that from you... :) What a treat! But I would say you are already capable of much higher quality work than this! It would be a real treat if you should ever jump back into the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom again, but your work of any subject matter has always been a gem. Thank you for such a comment (though I hope your first sentence was in jest, heh)!
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x-Jazzy-B-Real-x Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I don't think I would be able to at this rate, but that's just as flattering and wonderful to hear from you. :hug: I'll keep surfing through your gallery to get a better kick of inspiration; your deviations always help!

Oh, yes! It was definitely jest! :lmao:
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ihearrrtme Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Aw, what I would give to read the conclusions of your stories. :( But a pleasure to know I could be some source of inspiration to you. Thank you! That pressures me to feel the need to update more! :) Please do keep in touch!! :hug: And keep up the great work in all that you do!
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x-Jazzy-B-Real-x Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Please do!! :lol: Your gallery always gets me back into the adventurous aspect of the series, which is a disturbingly major feat, because the last time I ever wanted to have both feet in that crucial part of the franchise, I was an adolescent playing the Dreamcast classics and making old adventure comics out of them. :XD: The "new generation" series itself couldn't even inspire me to get back into that; I just still half-liked the characters.

Oy, I'm actually very terrible at keeping in touch with my pals on here; I'm such a "drop off and go!" :faint:
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ihearrrtme Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I agree, there's something about the newer games that, despite the series' (arguable) inclination back to greatness, is lacking the magic of some of the older games. My view on this is that SEGA would rather inject new characters into the series rather than delving into relationships and qualities of the beloved existing characters. We don't see depth to Sonic or his friends anymore! That and after the critical failure of Sonic 2006, it's painfully obvious that they're scared to take shots at "deep" storylines anymore.
Whatever it is that you see in my work that is able to offer you that inspiration, I sure as heck hope I can keep it up, even if only for one person, especially that person being you! :') I'm so happy to hear that!

Don't worry about the frequency of your communication; you do what you need to do, and at your own pace, girl! :)
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x-Jazzy-B-Real-x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
That makes a lot of sense! I didn't put it together like that. The new generation not really having the same "not afraid to push new buttons" feel really helps me understand why it was nearly impossible for me to ever get back into the franchise "that way again."At the time, I was resentful.

But I was honestly never able to understand why I couldn't create fan art around "the actual point" of the series in my high school years....:lmao: Or why my love for it, and the series, was never rekindled after SA2. I thought it was because I exhausted "the point" in my elementary and middle school years until I was burning five-hundred tablets of "new Sonic Adventure game plots" in my garage.
The only thing that got me back into the fandom, when I first brought A Shadow's Little Light to DA, was a very dark fan-fiction about Shadow that I stumbled on while I was into Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and my own Emilie Autumn life, and suddenly I "rekindled" enough admiration for the select few canon personalities that I could turn into H.P. Lovecraft/Edgar Allan Poe cast members! :XD: And even then, I don't think I could've called myself a Sonic fan. I probably still can't.


What I see in your work is my original childhood, which is something I didn't feel or have when I jumped back into the fanbase at a teenaged...age! And I'm pretty sure this is why so many people enjoy your gallery. :) You and *missyuna. Anyone can draw well; it's not a rare gem to find. It's what you draw and the actual subject matter that makes people love a certain artist, I'd say, and everyone should love being reminded of their childhood.
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:iconihearrrtme:
ihearrrtme Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I see, a lot of what drives you to create your work contains a good amount of depth and complexity? Then I can see why you eventually left the Sonic fandom. It's understandable! :nod:
"Anyone can draw well; it's not a rare gem to find. It's what you draw and the actual subject matter..."
I'd never outright thought of it that way, but subconsciously so. You're completely right! I'd take it that a lot of people are inspired in this very way, myself included.
Thanks for being so nice and conversational. :) I enjoy our little chats, which I something I find hard to say with most people on deviantART! You're not like the rest, heh!
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treeleg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Awesome love shadow !!
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A7xshadowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
This is absolutely marvelous! :)
Wonderful sketches and a great job too! <3
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phanielaeriza Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too awsome :D, i love it
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kathysquirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
am i in shadow heven.
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YukaShirame121 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shadow.....Shadow.....SHADOW~!!!!! :D :D :D <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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kissxlove Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
very nice
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LuckyBachi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah.
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Uncemister Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Id have to agree those are my two fave as well
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Laffforever Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur right..i never thought to compare shadz with a pineapple..bur ur right!
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:iconshadowgirlfan:
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
omg so many Shadows *w*
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:iconrex-shavalier:
Rex-shavalier Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*drools* and faints!
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DarkLura Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Shadow is still one of coolest characters in Sonic.He looks soooo awesome :D
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:iconcallmelindi:
CallMeLindi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're just good for your own sake... I LIKE IT! ^^
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