Here’s a thing I’ve been working on for a while, redesigns for a lot of Sonic characters!
I don’t like that as the series went on, the characters became more and more tied to a mold, so my aim was to make them varied, fun, and at the same time, consistent between each other.
Amy and Shadow are no longer hedgehogs, decided to make Sonic the only hedgehog. To be honest I didn’t settle on what species Amy is supposed to be, though she has some bunny-esque features, but Shadow was based off of tasmanian devils.
Amy is now a witch, and her Piko-Piko Hammer acts like a magical girl wand and broom. She’s a spring witch, casting those yellow and red springs you see in Sonic levels from her hammer, which are also two springs!
The second Blaze is just her without her sleeves and with her hair untied, to show what her paws and hair look like.
My first internet fandom back in ye olde times! The Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog series was so engrossing. What really stood out to me as a child/teen was the female cast- many more characters than just the three I drew too. They were all so strong and diverse in their personalities and backstories. Each dealt with a variety of heavy issues told through mature storytelling that made me feel respected as a reader at such a young age. Rarely do I see that kind of approach anymore. What a gem of a series ❤