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Rare Sonic Art (And restoring it)

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by JackSkellinghog, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Azookara

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    If Oshima was partially responsible for the stretchy-bendy SA Sonic that every classicfan hates so dearly, I will lol so hard. Oh wait, looks like he was.

    <span style='color:#000000;background:#000000'>Lololol~</span>

    Also, thank you Ritz for making the SCD connection about that picture. I knew there was something awfully fishy/familiar about that illustration. It's quite neat. Very obscure, but neat nevertheless.

    Also, Oshima shouldn't be that hard to access. I would state how but honestly IceKnight (below) is right, and I don't want millions bothering him.
     
  2. ICEknight

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    Dude, seriously, this message board can be read by anybody in the internet and we don't want Oshima to get constantly pestered by random people we don't even know, do we?

    The less clues we give about how to contact him, the better.
     
  3. ICEknight

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    There's still the possibility that it was some kind of joke that later went out of hand. Or that it was his parody on Uekawa's drawings... Right? Right?
     
  4. <!--quoteo(post=603934:date=Jul 9 2011, 03:59 PM:name=ICEknight)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ICEknight @ Jul 9 2011, 03:59 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=603934">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->There's still the possibility that it was some kind of joke that later went out of hand. Or that it was his parody on Uekawa's drawings... Right? Right?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    It's possible. He said 10 years ago, so assuming he wasn't just approximating then that would be 2001, quite a while after the redesigns.
     
  5. Sparks

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    Oshima didn't give much information, so just about anything at this point is speculation.
     
  6. <!--quoteo(post=603940:date=Jul 9 2011, 10:17 PM:name=Sparks)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sparks @ Jul 9 2011, 10:17 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=603940">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oshima didn't give much information, so just about anything at this point is speculation.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    10 years ago, 2001... Give or take a year this was definitely when Adventure was happening. No speculation about it.

    EDIT: Fuck it, to save pages of pointless discussion I'll go ahead and ask him.
     
  7. Ritz

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    <!--quoteo(post=603909:date=Jul 9 2011, 12:41 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jul 9 2011, 12:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=603909">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Also, thank you Ritz for making the SCD connection about that picture. I knew there was something awfully fishy/familiar about that illustration. It's quite neat. Very obscure, but neat nevertheless.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I think it deserves a thread all to itself! It's the most detailed rendering of an actual Sonic locale we have, and to think it was over something so obscure is pretty mind-blowing. Who was the artist? It could only have been Yasushi Yamaguchi, given his credit as "Special Stage Designer" in SCD and his affinity for mechanical design. It even has his <a href="http://i34.tinypic.com/35mp5ia.jpg" target="_blank">race</a> <a href="http://i37.tinypic.com/2885bnr.jpg" target="_blank">cars</a>. So where in Sega World was this used? What is "Planet Mega"? Where did the image even come from?

    Why isn't there a single citation in this thread?
     
  8. Here's your first citation :eng101:

    Ohshima Naoto

    NewSonic was planned before Mr.Uekawa took charge of NewSonic.
    It is what I drew before NewSonic appears.

    Jackskellinghog (Me)

    That makes a lot of sense, so this picture was the planning for Sonic's change that would eventually become Mr.Uekawa's, brilliant that solves a lot of problems.
     
  9. Ritz

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    So he also did the cover art for S3DB JP and the G Sonic instruction booklet illustrations, then?

    That's, uh, sort of disappointing! He ruined the character and made a break for it. That wacky man.
     
  10. Cinossu

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    Whether the style is liked or not, it's nice to know the history of how it got from A to B, and seeing one of the midway points. Think of it like a beta, but for artwork.
     
  11. ICEknight

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    <!--quoteo(post=604080:date=Jul 10 2011, 04:12 AM:name=JackSkellinghog)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (JackSkellinghog @ Jul 10 2011, 04:12 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=604080">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Ohshima Naoto

    NewSonic was planned before Mr.Uekawa took charge of NewSonic.
    It is what I drew before NewSonic appears.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Awesome info. Could you perhaps ask him for a fan interview in the (near?) future?


    Also, I think this discovery deserves its own topic.
     
  12. MegaDash

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    aIGHT, that shit looks like it belongs in an Egoraptor cartoon. HEELLL YEAH.

    What interests me more are those little pockets of red on his nose and cheek. What's up with that?
     
  13. Billy

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    <!--quoteo(post=601993:date=Jul 3 2011, 12:19 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jul 3 2011, 12:19 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=601993">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=601988:date=Jul 3 2011, 02:04 PM:name=SonicGenesis89)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SonicGenesis89 @ Jul 3 2011, 02:04 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=601988">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    American Sonic Book<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I also specifically had this book! My uncle gave it to me years ago, but I can't find it for the life of me. Thanks for the memories. =)
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    I actually own this book and know where it is. It's a little damaged, though. Maybe I'll be able to scan it eventually.
     
  14. GHFan

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    I have a copy in great condition that I found at Half-Price Books. I'll dig it out so I can scan it. It's actually quite well done.
     
  15. <!--quoteo(post=604172:date=Jul 10 2011, 07:53 PM:name=GHFan)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GHFan @ Jul 10 2011, 07:53 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=604172">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I have a copy in great condition that I found at Half-Price Books. I'll dig it out so I can scan it. It's actually quite well done.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    When I see this all I'm reminded of are the Where's Sonic Ladybird series:

    <a href="http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2008/04/medium_wheres-sonic-cover.jpg" target="_blank">http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/image...sonic-cover.jpg</a>

    <a href="http://images.wikia.com/sonic/images/0/00/424px-WheresSonicNow1.jpg" target="_blank">http://images.wikia.com/sonic/images/0/00/...esSonicNow1.jpg</a>
     
  16. GHFan

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    Found it! Now I'll get scanning.
     
  17. Skyler

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    So I've been talking with Oshima as well, and he sent me this:
    [​IMG]

    Has this been seen elsewhere?
     
  18. Dr. Mecha

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    Well it's nice to see that he's the one that suggested the Nike grin.
     
  19. Dark Sonic

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    It appears that Oshima was in part responsible for destroying Sonic's style come Sonic Adventure. I'll be damned. Cool pic though
     
  20. SonicGenesis89

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    I really like this picture actually, it looks pretty cool and I love seeing Sonic drawn with sharp teeth or long canine / fangs. I don't know why but it always appealed to me and is partially why I really love the illustrations in the Sonic 1 Manga. You can see this picture in particular is a huge hybrid between Classic and Adventure Sonic. He has huge Adventure Sonic hands, the Nike grin and everything else is Classic. I do find it pretty ironic and hilarious that the creator of Sonic himself also helped in changing his image later in the years. Personally I'm fond of all styles of Sonic but his Classic design is my favorite. Anyone know what the picture says? I can't read Japanese but would love to know what he wrote in this picture.