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Lost Memories by glitcher Lost Memories by glitcher
Finally, I get a chance to do some personal art! This is based on a section from Sonic #255 where the newly returned Bunnie regains her memories of her former life.

This was one of the most touching scenes I've seen in the comic in a long time for so many reasons. After the staggering flashbacks and confusion Rotor and Antoine experienced, I expected something similar for Bunnie. What I got instead was a deeply sympathetic moment where the visuals spoke for themselves without any word balloons to clutter up the page. It was a wonderful instance that expressed the close bond the Freedom Fighters share, not just on the battlefield, but for emotional support. I'm also delighted that Ian Flynn addressed the consequence of Bunnie being roboticized again, a topic that I explored in an earlier painting. I was afraid the continuity shift would just gloss over the change, but Bunnie realizes she lost her chance to be normal again, and I'm glad her husband was there to help her through it. It was such a beautiful scene and I couldn't resist painting this when I saw it. :D

On a related subject, Nicole mentions in the same issue that she only has enough power left to restore the memory of one more Freedom Fighter: Sally or Amy. The question is, who will Sonic choose? His first instinct may be to prioritize the love of his life, but Bunnie's breakdown shows that there are repercussions to remembering a hard life, and none have had it harder recently than Sally. After being roboticized and forced to fight her friends, what kind of effect will restoring her memories have on her, and is that something Sonic is willing to risk? Do you think he should still hand Nicole over to Sally, or would Amy be the better choice?


YOU CAN WATCH A PLAYBACK OF THIS PAINTING HERE.
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:iconyaminetto:
After finally getting the issue, I have to say you got down the undertones of Bunnie and
Antoine regaining their memories beautifully. The transition of shades is seamless, the detailing on the grass and shrubs is spectacular, the clarity of the 'memories' in the background are beautifully illustrated and capture the events as they appeared in the comics with your own flare and the overall picture is breathtaking and heart-wrenching if your a true Archie fan like myself.

If I had to give a criticism, I suppose two things come to mind:

One, Sonic and Tails. I can't quite put it into short words, but they seem kinda... odd. It just appears that Sonic and Tails' anatomy and posture give off a strange, sluggish look (perhaps it's because to me, Tails seemed arched like he's puffin out his chest, and that the shading on the top and crown of Sonic's head looks visually misleading, like there's extra flesh on his topmost quill.)

Two, the gradient transition of the background sunset seems mostly dominant by purples and barely any orange or blues to insinuate a sunset at all, unless your goal was as close to a breadth of sun as possible (this seems further skewed by the transparent memories, which make it harder to see the gradient if this weren't the case.

And as a quasi-third, I suppose the facial lighting towards the right side of the picture on Ant and Bunnie throws me off a bit. I absolutely love the effect, don't get me wrong, but shouldn't there be a cool-colored light like the moon showing to give that glow off? I could easily be off my rocker saying this, but it just strikes me as odd.

All in all, it's a fantastic piece that truly captures the trail mix bag of colliding emotions and experiences that occurred in recent issues (not going into it for those who don't want spoilers) and was handled with great care and passion.

This is perhaps one of your most spectacular pieces.
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Colorfulmoongato Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bunnie was always my Favorite Sonic character, ever since waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when Sonic SATAM was still on T.V.
I love this so much <3<3
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:iconzeo-fawx:
I'm glad Ian kept them married.
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:iconnate8080:
I hate wabbits >:(
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:iconauroratrust:
:wow: this is really touching and amazing art OwO I have really liked this reset universe-arch on Sonic comic and your art is just making it even more emotional and beautiful than in the comics :aww: :wow: I'm just so glad that Antoine and Bunnie had another change in their life :aww: That comic is full of enthusiasm again! :dance: 

anyway I just love this art piece you did ^W^ very lovely and detailed :wow: 
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:iconjayfoxfire:
Way better then Jay Gaylord's art....XD Now do Sonic and Sally! no kiss in 256 but.....i love it when sonic cuddles Sally
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glitcher Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just saw me draw Sonic and Sally hug in my last submission. And didn't you commission me to draw another one too? :p
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:iconjayfoxfire:
pbtff yeah, XD I know lol I love that too. Did I?
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:iconjayfoxfire:
Wow beautiful emotions! I love it
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SondowverDarKRose Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is sad
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