A big pet portrait commission I finished recently for a lovely commissionner! 8 cats, 4 seasons 💖✨ I love how it turned out!!
🎄🎄🎄 If you'd like to get a portrait done before Christmas I still have some slots left! 🎄🎄🎄
ALRIGHT, WHO LIKES TO GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE FOR THIS ONE?
So here's the deal, these sprites are not pre-rendered, which... looking closer at them, makes a whole lot of sense
But guess who also isn't a pre-render, yeah it's this fella right here from Sonic 3!
And I do mean it, with some minor pose changes (fixing some misc. weirdness but also adding it's own), everything checks out.
But you wanna know why I even know all of this? Why it's even something I noticed right away?
Cause I was commissioned to do a rotation animation for Khalifax10 not too long ago, which is the end of a wonderfully long chain of sprite edits
Sonic 2 -> Sonic 3 -> Sonic Mania -> Sonic CN -> Shadow CN -> Khalifax10's OC
...the Tail is completely custom tho, screw the baby stationary tail from the originals
Now this isn't the end of the story, cause I was asked about the Advance sprites right after and lo and behold!
They too got a hold of the homework and changed it enough so the teacher couldn't tell! (the advance spritesheet on TSR doesn't center the sprites, sorry for the wobble x.x)
They're more based off of the Sonic 2 iteration rather than Sonic 3's which is a good call since the Mohawk-like spines are easier to read and translate better into the more stylised Advance artstyle.
Most changes seem to be at the end and start of the animation, mainly because it wasn't smooth at all in Sonic 2 and that transition happens more often in the spring animation while Sonic 2's was designed mostly for the corkscrew.
Curiously, the peak frame is missing, though looking at more Sonic Advance footage reveals they didn't need it as that's when it transitions back to the advance walking style.
Arms are kept more "static" during the rotation to make them less of a mess when animated.
Moral of the story: It's ok to reuse assets, make sure to polish them first.
Atlantean and Lemurian Mages Meet in the Carcosa Court, 2022
Commission. Mixed media collage, 8" x 12".
This character Kyra was commissioned by @/WaterOracle1 over on twitter. The first one was commissioned last year, and then some months ago she asked for an updated version with the new outfit and hair.
nemeias journey in character sheet ❤️ comm from insta
~[A commission for @vaniotter on Twitter, art by me]~
A cute big otter-turned-dragon reading a special book!
If interested in a commission please contact me via Email or DM, & check my Commission Info here: https://kavallier.carrd.co
A commission done for a kind client! The stained glass was a challenge, but ultimately a very fun piece to work on.