Did the Sonic characters originally have brown eyes?

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  1. I've been looking at official art and a lot of them have a brown tint to them in their eyes.Similar to certain Pokemon and Pokemon characters, like Pikachu and Ash (anime, obviously). They usually appear black, usually from a distance, but are brown. At times they're faint and at times they're obvious.

    I thought it was because they were old but they appear in the arts that appear in the games (some example Gems Collection) and appear in a lot of them.

    So far I've seen them in Amy, Tails and Sonic.

    For example, but not all the arts I can find with it,..:

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    What do you think? Were there eye colors originally brown?
     
  2. Mr. Mash

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    <!--quoteo(post=438962:date=Apr 7 2010, 07:26 PM:name=Strange-And-Beautiful)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Strange-And-Beautiful @ Apr 7 2010, 07:26 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=438962">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=438958:date=Apr 7 2010, 02:19 PM:name=JaxTH)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (JaxTH @ Apr 7 2010, 02:19 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=438958">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Are you trying to piss people off?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    People will get mad if Sonic's eyes aren't black?
    Or are you talking about the eye color being brown issue? Do you need an example?

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    Pokemon. Look at Ash Ketchum/Satoshi from the anime. His eyes usually black in color but look brown. Or any Pikachu, game wise or anime wise.

    I know a few more characters from other medias but I can't think of any others at the moment.
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    I think it's more just a little reflection or highlight to make the eyes look a bit more alive, or so that they fit better when everything else is shaded, without giving them full-fledged shine spots.
    I feel out of place backseat-modding here, but you probably start too many threads about extremely minor theories with little to base them on.
     
  3. In some of them it does look like lighting but in others it seems like there eyes are brown. It's hard to tell though.
     
  4. trakker

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    It dose look like its just reflecting his mouth bit
     
  5. Trunks

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    To be fair, blue is usually the color for highlighting black.

    I always thought Sonic's eyes and nose had kind of a brownish tint to them, but it's not really an important fact. Eyes help, but don't make a character.

    Unless the character's a floating eyeball.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=439009:date=Apr 7 2010, 03:38 PM:name=trakker)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (trakker @ Apr 7 2010, 03:38 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=439009">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->It dose look like its just reflecting his mouth bit<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That would've been my guess.
     
  7. Ell678

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    I just checked my rather large poster of classic Sonic, and a poster of Tails and Knuckles from Sonic The Comic. None have brown eyes.
     
  8. Kurosan

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    It's just shading, the same way that blue and even purple are used sometimes, including for their noses.
     
  9. Solaris Paradox

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    On my butt in front of the computer. Where else?
    I'm working on working up the willpower to work on learning how to make my own Sonic fangames. Not quite there yet.
    Yeah, it's just shading. Cool effect, actually.
     
  10. Tailikku

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    You guys do know that Spaz also did the "brown"-eye shading on the covers of the Sonic Archives.
     
  11. PC2

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    I'm sorry but I... thought this was obvious. o_O Yes, he had black eyes in the game sprites, but he's always had the brownish shading in the art.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=439063:date=Apr 7 2010, 03:34 PM:name=Ell678)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ell678 @ Apr 7 2010, 03:34 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=439063">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->a poster of Tails and Knuckles from Sonic The Comic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Not a credible source at all, yo.
     
  13. Søda the Junker

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    Imo it's up to interpretation. In some pics the iris looks brown, in others it just looks like shading or highlights.

    At the end of the day, though, it's STILL not green.
     
  14. Mr. Mash

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    Well, if they were supposed to be irises it must be in only in those specific pieces of art because<a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/File:Classic_sonic_orthographic.svg" target="_blank"> it's not on the model sheet</a>. In fact, it doesn't even look like irises on any of those. The brown clearly only covers the bottom, left or right of the pupil.
     
  15. Ell678

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    <!--quoteo(post=439490:date=Apr 8 2010, 05:58 PM:name=Trunks)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Trunks @ Apr 8 2010, 05:58 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=439490">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=439063:date=Apr 7 2010, 03:34 PM:name=Ell678)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ell678 @ Apr 7 2010, 03:34 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=439063">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->a poster of Tails and Knuckles from Sonic The Comic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Not a credible source at all, yo.
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    Except both are official artworks posted onto a different background, with STC added in.
     
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    I think it was just shading to be honest, his eyes (to me) were supposed to be black.
    edit: forget it, it was the wrong one.
     
  17. Søda the Junker

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    <!--quoteo(post=439498:date=Apr 8 2010, 01:19 PM:name=Mr. Mash)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr. Mash @ Apr 8 2010, 01:19 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=439498">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In fact, it doesn't even look like irises on any of those. The brown clearly only covers the bottom, left or right of the pupil.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Might wanna turn your monitor's screen light up some. Then you'll understand what he means.
     
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