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Shadow - 5 Years Later Ver 1 by ShadOBabe Shadow - 5 Years Later Ver 1 by ShadOBabe

*gasp* *gasp* ...

It's Shadow five years older (unless you're into the whole he's imortal so he never changes thing)!!
Well that doesn't apply here!!

This is so awesome!! It's deffinately the best one of the series so far.
And the reason it's only version one is because I see Shadow very well in two very different looks. This is just the first.

When I think of Shadow I usually think 19 years old. So THIS Shadow here would be about 24.
This version of 5 Years Older Shadow is a worldly traveler, exploring and experiencing the beauty of the world and meeting many new cultures all the time.
He's been given many gifts from the people he has met and the friends he's made, including the armor, ornaments, and dagger I gave him here.

Shadow's gone through a couple physical changes over the years. Various odd little spines have grown out here and there and his red highlights have appeared on his back spines.
He's a bit taller and has changed up his rocket shoes, but they still work of course. XD

I love this picture. I really went to town and I hope you all like the effort. :heart:

Please, let me know what you think!!


Other 5 Years Later Pics

Sonic and Amy - [link]
Tails - [link]
Rouge - [link]
Knuckles - [link]
Cream and Cheese - [link]
Metal Sonic - [link]
Silver - [link]
Blaze - [link]


Shadow the Hedgehog (c) SEGA
5 Years Later Shadow (c) ShadOBabe (Moi!!)
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Alright, I'll admit, when I first saw this, I was like... no. Just... just no. But after taking a closer look, I thought, DAMN, that's actually really pretty cool! The shoes were the first thing I noticed, because they were VERY well done. Shoes from Sonic and Shadow are notoriously hard to draw. But you did extremely well. Next, I do like the fact that he actually has a weapon, that dagger on his left leg works extremely well with his whole "image". The eyes... well, they just confuse the hell out of me... but that's almost never a bad thing. The main Hair Spike is a little too far curved back, but other than that, it all looks really, really good.
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This is the best time lapse drawing i have ever seen. i think that you were really really thoughtful when designing this, and if Shadow were to team up with Eggman and Metal Sonic, or M.S. as i call him, Sonic would be screwed. I like the shoulder pauldron, the dagger, the new shoe design, the scars are just plain B*d*ss. the ornaments suggested he was king of the black arms, but apparently not. I think that you should make a few more versions like if he was Shadow android.
And now my scoring:
Vision: 5 you have a good understanding of shadow's Amnesiac, curious nature.
Originality: 2.5 this has been done before so it's nothing new.
Technique: 5it is beautifully drawn i wish i had your skill.
Impact: 4 it was an amazingly powerful picture, but you should have other kinds of Shadow identities.
and post script, where did he get the wound and scars from?
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LucifersMaster Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dayuuuuuuum! You hit the spot this is way awesome!~
I love this. If there was a possible way to put 1000 x fav i'd so do that!
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you very much!!
So glad you enjoyed it!! ^^
LucifersMaster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
chuuu welcome!
Erizo-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Although several of the characters die befor 5years
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, what ARE you talking about? None of them die. Shadow comes back in Sonic Heroes, and Blaze was only transported to a different dimension. And they aren't like normal animals that live only that long. So what do you mean?
Erizo-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
hey come on i havent played all the games. I just played sonic adventures and sonic genarations dude and i knew Shadow was still alive.
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, and btw, I'm a girl.
Erizo-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
O.O whoa srry heh im so used to talking to dudes
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh it's ok ^^;
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... What are you talking about?
In the games? Or in the comics?
I haven't been keeping up with the games for the last five years, but I have NEVER kept up with the comics. These are more or less based off of what I know of the characters via the games.
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