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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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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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