Greg Wray Electronic Game Sonic cover art found

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Buyatari, May 6, 2019.

  1. For those of you not seeing this on Facebook.
    The original artwork by Greg Wray has turned up and is now part of a private collection.

    Not mine.

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  2. Blue Blood

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    This is nice.

    I have to ask; why did it take do long for artists to learn how Sonic's eyes work? I get that they're not the most normal things, but you think that they would look at images like that and see that it wasn't quite right.
     
  3. Aerosol

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    It's not like Sonic's was the only mono-eye around either.
     
  4. BlackFive

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    Aside from Sonic's wonky eye, the other thing that interests me is Knuckles' mono-eye, akin to how he's teased in the American Sonic 3 box art. It's not something I've really thought about before, but now it's reminding me of this:

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    For the longest time I always assumed that this was something cobbled together for a magazine preview (something like this), but the mono-eye is consistent with both this artwork and Sonic 3's NA box art. Was Knuckles originally slated to receive a redesign for the American market akin to Sonic, Tails and Robotnik, or is this just an error that nobody bothered to correct?
     
  5. steveswede

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    Fuck me even Sonic's eyes back then was meming it up.
     
  6. Huh, that's neat!

    ...that's not "meming it up," he's looking in an upward direction.
     
  7. Blue Spikeball

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    Well, one of his eyes is looking up at the very least.
     
  8. JamesRock7

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    But still for meming!! XD Awesome
    I also highlight Tails' artwork, different to Sonic 2 USA cover artwork.

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  9. ICEknight

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    Yeah, it's just a redrawn Toon Tails:
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  10. Vangar

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    I've always wondered why the Sonic 2 box art has Robotnik with a beard.
     
  11. SuperSnoopy

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    And no pupils. The Sonic 2 boxart was fuckin' weird.
     
  12. You-Are-Pwned

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    I upscaled and enhanced the image:

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  13. steveswede

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    Can someone here fix Sonic's eye please.
     
  14. Adamis

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    It looks like a beard, but it's in fact his red shirt, that gets mixed up with the reddish brown of his moustache.
     
  15. HP Zoner

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    I used to think so too, but if that's the case, where is his chin? It looks weird no matter I look at it.
     
  16. Dark Sonic

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    While it does come off as a beard I think it's supposed to be some form of weirdly applied motion blur on his mustache
     
  17. I think y'all are confusing Greg Wray's work with Greg Martin's. Very similar in style and name, but they're not the same. Hence why tails looks different. lol

    Greg Martin did the work for most box art genny titles, including Sonic 2.

    Sadly, Martin did pass away a few years back. R.I.P. to a great artist.

    http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=117907
     
  18. Josh

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    Huh, where is this image from? I don't think I've ever seen it before. That's a fun theory.
     
  19. McAleeCh

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    The only place I've ever seen this image before is an issue of UK magazine SEGA XS - specifically Issue 6, which had an extensive Sonic 3 walkthrough with full level maps painstakingly patched together from screenshots (including maps for what we later found out were Knuckles' routes, which they bothered to map even though they weren't accessible outside of debug mode at the time...!). The artwork was used multiple times throughout the article, and is shaded in the same style as the magazine's cover art (an image of Sonic bursting through the cover of the magazine), so I'd assume it's something the magazine commissioned themselves from the same artist who drew that cover.
     
  20. Adamis

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    That artwork was also featured in the French magazine "Mega Force".