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Tails - 5 Years Later by ShadOBabe Tails - 5 Years Later by ShadOBabe
YAAAAAAYY!!! Whoooooo!! :party:
It's finally DONE!! Thank GOD!!!

And it's 4:19 in the morning...
Man, I'm tired...

But the finish is in sight.
I'm just going to tell you guys a little about this picture and then it's off to bed with me!! (forgive me if the artist comments aren't that great, I'm about to pass out)

So again, it's five years later and our friend Miles "Tails" Prower is (woot) a teenager!!
At 13 years old, Tails has grown not only in regards to his body, but he's even smarter then he was as an eight year old (as hard as that seems XD).

The little Tails we all know and love is so cute, and I really wanted to keep some of that, but I also wanted to spiff him up with a few new accessories.

He's now sporting a knitted scarf and leather belt, and has also obtains a cool new pair of flight goggles.
With... *ooooooh*... feathers....

... I told you I'm tired...

Also, due to a (rather grusome) accident with some of the heavy machinery at Tails' workshop, he's had to have his right arm amputated. The accident also left him with problems in his nervous system that affected his tails.
Of course this didn't phase him, for as soon as he was released from the hospital, he when straight to work and engineered an incredible cybernetic replacment and two neuro aids for his tails.

Tails usually talks about the experience in a positive light, saying that his mechanical arm is not only stronger, but has quicker reflexes and can let him work on machines with more ease.
He also says that his tails are working just as well as they ever did.

However, the incident DID leave a scar on someone... Sonic.

He was present when the accident occured, but even he couldn't get Tails clear in time. And despite Tails' perfect recovery and unfaltering reasurances toward his big brother, Sonic still harbors some guilt, thinking he let his best friend down.

Sonic is even more protective of his little brother than before. But hopefully he'll fully come to terms with what happened.

I really hope you like it!! Please let me know what you think!!

*yawn* :sleep:


Other 5 Years Later Pics

Sonic and Amy - [link]
Shadow (Version 1) - [link]
Rouge - [link]
Knuckles - [link]
Cream and Cheese - [link]
Metal Sonic - [link]
Silver - [link]
Blaze - [link]


Miles "Tails" Prower © SEGA
5 Years Later Miles "Tails" Prower © ShadOBabe
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Critique by GottaDoSomething Oct 17, 2009, 11:05:44 AM
The first thing I would like to point out is how sunny Tails still looks. There have been some assumptions that Tails doesn't take severe setbacks too well, and/or would simply become more moody as he got older. Although it was shocking to see the cyber arm and reason for the tail accessories, I'm glad to see, both in the description and the expression he is giving off in his face and body language, that he is still quite perseverant and industrious.
I also just noticed that the tip of his ears appear to be a deeper orange color. I can't I've seen this before (which was a deciding factor in giving the originality five stars), and, for some reason I can't quite put my finger on, helps bring a lot of visual balance to the picture. As for the reason for him having them, I'm guessing that they could either be scars from the accident, or (preferably), maybe something naturally occurring in which more areas of his fur will start discoloring as he gets older (I'd guess the arms, legs, and/or tails are next).
The arrangement of the scarf, belt, tails accessories, cyber arms, goggles, and feathers are arranged in a very dynamic manner. The feathers and shoulder blade on the cyber arm seemed critical in harmonizing the picture visually. The individual designs on pretty much everything Tails is wearing also work together well, add some diversity (the stripes on the shoes, the wave design on the cyber arm, the ripple design on the scarf, the rings on the around the rim of the goggles). Also, by majority, the colors don't seem to clash with each other, and mostly work well. Also, the longer legs and more hair sticking out from his head indicate him being older. It also is very nice to see that he decided to opt for the belt buckles on his shoes.
However, I do have a few comments. The first is that the cyber arm, in terms of color, may blend a bit too well with the other the other colors in the picture, and a darker color may add more contrast and impact. Also, I can't quite explain why, but, in terms of the face, Tails does not seem that much older. I can see you made a lot of effort in terms of the whiskers, ears, and hair to indicate that he is indeed older, but something still seems off in the representation. I want to say to slightly narrow the eyes (not the irises, but the actual white of the eyes), but am unsure as to how this would work in execution. However, upon taking another look at the face, I also see that you took a considerable amount of time to balance out a lot of small details (such as the slight rise in the muzzle along the bottom of the eyes), and hope that you do not take the previous comment the wrong way.
All and all, this is an original and refreshing approach to Tails that shows potential, and may require some minor tweeking.
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skywalkerluke8 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dem featherrrrrsssss 2Dif 
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!! Aww, thanks!!
skywalkerluke8 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No problem :D
RahmiyahtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Artist
Wait, YOU did this!? Dude I saw this on youtube and was like....I must find this person. Though I never found out who. Now I FOUND YA! I love them all but too lazy to repeat myself. BUT I STILL LOVE THEM ALL!
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!! Aww, well thank you very much!!
Makes me sad though that people still use my art without my permission.
OR without giving credit!! You had to get lucky to even find me. TT_TT
RahmiyahtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Artist
Welcome! Hey, I'm about to bring my FanFictions on DA! Hope you read them!
skywalkerluke8 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
If only the Sonic Boom Redesign looked like this.. :#1:
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha!! Aww, well thank you!!
Glad you like it!!
Bright101Eyes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
So, after commenting on all of your 5yl pictures, I gotta say I'm loving this series, your designs really suit the characters. Finally, we reach my favourite character, Tails and OH MY GOD IS THIS SO PERFECT. The goggles, the scarf, it is all to perfect! This is exactly the way I imagened him. Also, I love the idea of a partially robotzised Tails, I've been toying with the idea of writing a fanfiction about that! I also love this expression, you really captured his cheerful personality. Lastly, EVEN SMARTER? Jeez louise, next you'll be telling me Sonic is even faster! This is nuts! Very good job on this pic and the whole series. :)
ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee, I take it back. Fave comment.
Awww, thank you sooo much. It makes me so happy to hear people enjoy my art. And I'm so glad you like this one. It was definitely one of the hardest. I accidentally lost all the data for this piece the first time it tried coloring it. That sucked. But, I got back to work and finally finished it!!
Glad you like the part-robot idea. It has fun potential doesn't it (even if it's sad how it happens)?

Thanks again for all the comments.
It was really nice reading them all.
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