based off of the Sonic Adv end card
why I imagine her as a tsundere? I dunno, but here’s a little sketch from me of the green guardian from lost world! (I hate the design of those guardians, cause they’re not so soniccish, and that’s something that bugs me, but other than that, I love how this game looks so far <3)
Wanted to try out a new coloring technique, so I drew Vanilla! I love this character very much, and it’s saddening how little she appears in the games.
Anyways, enjoy everyone! I love this new coloring style and with more practice I’ll get even better at it! >w<
You know what I freakin’ loved about the two Sonic Rush games?
Sonic’s and Blaze’s interactions and Blaze’s character development that results from that.
In the first Sonic Rush when Sonic is barely familiar with Blaze and they chafe and then fight because of her fierce independence and insistence on doing what she has to do without help from anyone else, Sonic shows how perceptive and understanding he is when he acknowledges that he perceives her to have had a rough past, which shows understanding (Top image)
He’s amiable, welcoming and gentle, introducing himself pleasantly and having a visisble influence on Blaze, which makes her open up and introduce herself, even compelling her to say that it’s nice to meet him too (Middle image)
Why does she open up to him and become friendlier? Because Sonic next to Cream is probably the first person in her life Blaze feels comfortable around, enough to open-up to because of his honest and amiable personality. His competence also convinces her that he can be relied-upon when he states afterwards that he’ll set the two Eggmen straight.
It is Cream’s and Sonic’s outlooks on friendship and kindness that allow Blaze to develop, open up and realize that she can rely on her friends if she allows herself to make them instead of thinking that it is her duty to shoulder hardship and responsibility by herself. Even after others chastised her and alienated her because of her powers and position, it is Cream’s and Sonic’s goodness that makes her realize that not everyone is like that. The ultimate realization is what allows her to tap into the Sol Emerald’s powers, a feat she couldn’t accomplish before. It makes her realize that her attitude towards her job as guardian of the Sol Emeralds put her world in danger and put a huge burden on herself
Now enlightened to how to competently carry out her duty by embracing help when she needs it as well as embracing friendship, Blaze has very cool character development that sticks.
Interestingly, Sonic still has to set the princess on the right path in Sonic Rush Adventure. But it’s not Blaze’s penchant for loner-ism and independence that compels Sonic to do this. After all, Blaze learned a valuable lesson in Sonic Rush regarding that. It’s her temper and sense of justice and he points her in the right direction regarding those feelings.
She’s the princess of her people and the guardian of the Sol Emeralds. She has a duty to protect her people and uphold their right to peace and clearly embraces this. But in order to accomplish this, she must maintain a level head. (See bottom image)
So Sonic gets her to focus on bringing her beloved people salvation instead of letting the Eggmen’s taunts get to her and make her act irrationally. He gets her to focus on her duty as princess and the fact that only she can bring her people salvation as she is the only one who can control the Sol Emeralds. It’s an extension of Sonic’s selflessness when you think about it.
The character interactions and development in these games is really overlooked me thinks.
A warm-up sketch that turned into a warm-up lineart that turned into a full blown fan art….-____-;
Was trying to imitate the Sonic Riders coloring style, and I think I did really well! Ahhhh man…now I want to play the game! XD
Getting Shadew to have a bath.
He’s trying so hard to be grumpy.
But its hard when girl of ur dreams is sitting next to u partially naked and rubbing ur ears.