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SonElise: Just Smile - Please Read Description by iammemyself SonElise: Just Smile - Please Read Description by iammemyself
I have just done what I thought I'd never do: drawn a SonElise picture. However, I was watching the '06 cutscenes and realized something: Elise is justified in what she does. Yes, she falls in love with an animal. But she is a young woman and this animal is a young man in every single way except for how he looks. Like, there's a message in '06... it doesn't matter what you look like, but who you are underneath that counts. Would Sonic pass judgement on Elise like all of us do? No, he wouldn't do that. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to support/promote bestiality in any way. But Sonic is all but a person, and Elise can't help the way she feels.
On a similar note... just be who you are, and try not to be afraid. I'm not saying any of you are in love with animals, but maybe you love someone in a way that people say you shouldn't. Don't listen to them. If you love them enough, everything else will be worth it. Or maybe you try to change yourself to make someone like you. I personally don't think that you should do that, I believe in showing people the real you no matter what. But I'm not trying to push that view on anyone. I'm just trying to say that there's nothing wrong with the real you.
Done in ArtRage Studio 3 with the watercolour brush. About 5 hours. Yes I know Elise sucks, but I don't draw people very often. I tried.

Thanks very much to *flamewarflipsides for encouraging me to think deeper and to find meaning in the seemingly meaningless.
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SonicSpyroNiGHTS-Fan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Agree it could be bestiality if Sonic was a normal hedgehog But he acts like a human after all Sonic is a humanoid hedgehog if people hate sonic x Elise how come they like Shadow x maria I mean...maria was a human shadow is a hedgehog but maria was killed
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. I never thought of that. I guess it's just another case of double standards in shipping.
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her-only-rhyme Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate when people call it bestiality. If Sonic couldn't return Elise's feelings, that would be one thing. But he has a human mentality, so why is this seen as so horrible for that reason? My sole issue with the pairing is how it was handled, and that's all. Under different circumstances, it would probably be the cutest pairing ever.

And let's not forget that one of the biggest pairings for Shadow is with Maria... who was twelve when she died.

Anyway, for the picture itself. I think it's very cute and well done. Elise looks adorable, in my opinion. Yeah, there's some anatomy errors, but I think if you practiced more you could definitely fine-tune the skills that are obvious you have. Keep up the good work. :)
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iammemyself Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. Although this had to be partially pointed out to me, I went and watched the cutscenes again around the time I drew it and seriously, Sonic is almost a regular guy who just happens to look like a hedgehog. And although I'm not adverse to it anymore, I would still find it a little unnerving because his head and hands are ginormous.

That's right! But turn her into a hedgehog and all is right with the world!

Thanks! I'm working on realistic anatomy currently, but I'm doing it in a very lazy "I'm not gonna reference anything and just do it until it looks pretty" kinda way. Though I have been taking pictures of myself and referencing that more often. Surprisingly that works out better than my imagination does. SHOCKER. And I practice a lot so hopefully one day I'll get stuff right. Thanks a lot! :D
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her-only-rhyme Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that you've mentioned his large hands, I flash back to "YAOI HANDS" which is a thing that picks on how the "seme" of yaoi manga tend to have these huge hands. Sonic has yaoi hands... I don't even. D:

And for some reason it's okay to turn Maria into a hedgehog but not Elise... I don't get it.

You're welcome! I'm working on anatomy myself right now, so I know how it goes. Just keep at it! :D
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iammemyself Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow geez uh... I didn't know about that phenomenon...

Because Elise pretty much obviously loves Sonic and Maria is more sisterly I suppose. And she's innocent. Elise is a grown woman.

I shall and good luck to you.
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her-only-rhyme Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's kinda scary. D:

That's true! But see, that sort of logic makes sense to you and me. But when you run across the more... uh... "suggestive" Shadow x Maria works it's like "wait WHAT why is Sonic x Elise bad but THIS is acceptable whaaat."

Thanks! Good luck to you as well! :)
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MACHINE-13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
beautiful work <3
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
nice work.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
You're welcome.
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pjvglover Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE this! I have the same thoughts, too. And perfect timing, too. It's the day of love, Valentines Day. When I saw the kiss scene in Sonic '06, I saw the light of love and it was so bright it almost blinded my eyes, which means this love is special.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't mean for it to happen like that... my friend did a SonElise and I was like wow revelation about how Elise was acting! Then I was like well I don't like having a million WIPs so I finished this one. And it was pretty special, a lot of walls were broken there... plus Sonic went Super! That's gotta mean something.
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pjvglover Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah forth wall breaking, but still you got a point there. It's as if Elise's love brought Sonic to life with the Chaos Emeralds. It's as if the emeralds are empowered by love and pureness of the heart.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not just the fourth wall. Stereotype walls.

And that is EXACTLY what the Chaos Emeralds are empowered by.
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CLGristwood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
At last! I've been trying to explain this to anti Sonise people for ages! I agree with absolutely everything you said here and kudos for being one of only a few on taking a broad minded approach to the whole thing! Nice one.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! Unfortunately I used to be one of those people, but then one day for some reason I was just like holy crap. Sonic is a person. She has every right to do everything she does, and as a matter of fact, good for her! She went ahead and broke the barrier herself! Right in front of everyone! Including Amy!
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CLGristwood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! Tbh 'the kiss' was just err wtf Sega? but people just went nuts about it I mean it's hardly as if there was anything else going on other than a very close and emotional friendship. Besides as you say Sonic's not a typical hedgehog. He walks upright, wheres gloves and shoes, can talk, and thats just a FEW of his human traits, but above all other things he certainly ACTS more HUMANE than most humans I know!
besides... it's just a game! ;)
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it kinda was... but oh well, what's done it done. And he sure does!

Yeah, but we kinda get involved in these things ^^*
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CLGristwood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup... but that's what being a fan is all about! :highfive:
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw yeah :D
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TheFatPanda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
How the heck is SonElise bestiality? I mean really, it's a human girl falling in love with what is essentially a human boy with the features of a hedgehog.

If it would be bestiality if Elise fell in love with this>:iconhedgieplz: But in this case, the pairing really isn't all that different from all the other inter-species pairings in the Sonic universe.

Jessica Rabbit never had to deal with this crap... :lol:
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea. But generally in this fandom we look down on it as bestiality. I don't know why. Maybe because there are so many other characters for Sonic to fall in love with? That aren't people? But that's absolutely right, Sonic isn't really an animal, he's a person who happens to look kind of but not really like a hedgehog. I don't know, people just felt like SEGA crossed the line there.

I didn't watch that...
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TheFatPanda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Personally, I think people are just using the bestiality stuff as an excuse to hate her, but that's just me.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably, because honestly Elise is the closest Sonic got to having a girlfriend game-wise. And he really didn't do much to dissuade her feelings now that I think about it.
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CommissarZach Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know... kind of crossed the line for me. The idea can work if it's executed well, like in the Twokinds webcomic but what I saw in '06... well I'll just say my reaction was close to what happens near the end of a night involving waaaaayyyy too much whisky. I get what you're saying though, and not a bad painting, I could never get the hang of that.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you Zach. I don't like how Elise turned out though, that's why I don't draw people. I may use this style with Sonic chars again though.
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Madam-Aiko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. :)
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Madam-Aiko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you using her being barefoot as some kind of symbol? :3
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't feel like giving her shoes.
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allhailinsanity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet, in it's own sort of way
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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allhailinsanity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Dude, I grew up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where the only possible love interests for the Turtles were April or Irma. I have no issues with Elise being Sonic's love interest.

I'm just wondering what happened to Amy Rose...
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you! It's just that this is pretty much the most looked-down upon pairing in Sonic fandom. People approve of SonAdow above SonElise. I guess that's just us being our usual retarded selves...

She's his stalker. You NEVER give attention to your stalker :P
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I just didn't know he had any love interests besides Amy Rose and Sally Acorn...
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh... Elise was only in one game, that's probably why. Then you never hear of her again.

There's a couple more but they're in the comics.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Elise and Sonic remind me of Eliza Maza and Goliath in "Gargoyles".

Even the names (Elise/Eliza) sound the same.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. I didn't watch that show so I didn't know that.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
They were both very much in love, and they both fought crime (Gloiath was a superhero and Eliza was a NYPD detective), but there was always a rift in their relationship because Eliza was a Native American human and Goliath was a Scottish gargoyle.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting.

Was the rift because they were different species or because they were different nationalities?
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