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soporific - the guardian by arcane-angelicum soporific - the guardian by arcane-angelicum
Something... done with *orin in mind. Not really sure what to say about it, honestly. I had the idea during my last conversation with her, and I hope she's doing better now. ;__;

This is very out of character for Knuckles, I know, but... Sometimes I think he seems older than his given age and I wonder just how he would deal with getting tired of being the guardian. Or perhaps something from the emerald began to influence him over the years...

Artistically, the only thing I like is the blood. And my was it fun to draw. I think I'll draw blood in every single one of my pictures from now on. Any objections? XP

(I'm supposed to be on vacation, and I'm also supposed to be finishing up three commissions. I needed this, however.)

Pencil, tablet, PS7. Full view if you don't want to make me cry. ;__;

Oh, and if you've not heard the song which inspired the title to this (it's by necrophorus, a project of Peter Andersson), send me a note and I'll either send it to you over AIM or upload it somewhere. It must be heard, as it's my favourite piece of music ever.
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BlackCeiling Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Beautiful
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:iconlightorangefur:
LightOrangeFur Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student General Artist
*instantfave* OMGOSH SO AWSOME!!!! ;_; poor guy..
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DTP78 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   Writer
nice
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motowolly Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
That is FREAKING AWESOME!!!
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an emotional image of Knuckles. So sad, and Tragic...yet so beautiful.
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xenithya Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
o.O I just saw Spiderman 3 last night - so when I first saw this the first thing I thought of was Venom x Knux...

... after finding out its blood... he looks almost dead.. like something tore his guts out. :o
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ScarletKat0 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
He looks like he's sleeping. But he's all bloody. An interesting but awesome pic!
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Tiki-Tails Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
that smudge on his cheek makes it looks like he's smiling
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justinworld21 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
:cry: She's gone.......... Arcane.............. She has created supreme Shadow/Knuckles art. This is no exception. :+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove:
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lazzydagr8 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
wow!, I loooooooooooove it! well done!
-x-
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horuskitty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005   Writer
ooooo i lurv this! :drool: :clap:
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chaos-shadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2004
Hi!

I love his dreadlocks and the Master Emerald, this whole piece is nicely done. How did you do the blood? I just noticed his hand has been severed... right? This piece is wonderful, but I don't think (for me at least) it carries the impact of the Shadow piece that is somewhat like this, I guess because it is out of character. Knux is 16, correct? Yeah, I'd say he acts a little bit older, but maybe not too much. Again, a wonderful piece.
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rather cool work o.o
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iamtheriddler Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2003   Photographer
omfg. Knuckles! he looks so peaceful though. :( it was done soo well too.
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:iconmatirx7:
matirx7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG...poor Kunx.......
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ShadyKitten Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
Omfg... JUst... Wow.... ;~; Poor Knuckles... He seems so peaceful though... Now that he's finally free he can rest easily... My Gods... I just... This is so deep and meaningful that I am about to break down. And the Music I'm listening to is SO helping me not to cry... ((Evanesence "Imaginary" It kinda fits this Piccy really well if you listen to the lyrics...)) Omfg... All that blood... I love this. The depth and meaning and just... Omfg.

I love his pose. It almost looks like he's sleeping... So peaceful in his safe haven... Free... My God this is so incredible... ;___; :+favlove:
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niteshayde Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2003
Awww poor Knuckles ;_; At least he looks peaceful.

On a lighter note the colors are beaufitul ^_^ I love how the master Emerald's glow is the main source of light and how it makes Knux's body all glowy
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vashley Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Woo!! Mighty fine lookin knuckles.
I like the point of view you drew him from... the uncharacteristic part, very creative and original thought!
Never really quesioned Knuckles's character/gaurdian role much before. Neat!
and Beauuuuuuutiful coloring!!!
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lupienne Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well everyone else took the good compliments, so I'll just say this is utterly beautiful. ^^
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:iconittami:
ittami Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2003
Wow, this is really great. I love how you positioned him, and the blood is done awesomely. Also love the glowing effect from the ME..
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shadow-freak Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003   Digital Artist
GAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there one stinkin person on this site that isn't better than me?!
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Johnster Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003
damn.

thats one hell of a good pic. love the fetal position, the blood all over his fists and his tail tucked under his hand...now im all sad. (like that hasnt been said before ^^)


taiora, you can blame the " underdeveloped character" bit on the horrible writers at archie...but i always thought he was practically drowning in character. i guess all the different plotlines (the comix completely change the characters every ten issues or so, and it dosent help that theyre completely diffrent from the games) made it so everyone has a bit of a diffrent view of him. maybe. maybe im being too much of an obsessive fanboy. ill go now.


Awesome pic Miyu!
*glomp*
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:iconarcane-angelicum:
arcane-angelicum Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2003
Thanks so much! ^^ :heart: It's good to see you here... Are you planning on submitting any art?
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djfox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003
*saves into collections folder*

Too bad this never got into the daily top favourites. :(
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:iconarcane-angelicum:
arcane-angelicum Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003
I don't think I'll ever get a DTF... -__-
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silveria Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003
yeah, i'll agree the blood's done well; but i also dig the background and the lighting is exceptionally well done. i've always liked the way you draw knuckles/sonic style characters, it's difficult to pull off while still having it look nice. (which you do :nod:)
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:iconntopp:
ntopp Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
Oh my... He looks like he's been in a catherine wheel.

Wonderful colors. Very bloody blood.
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:iconarcane-angelicum:
arcane-angelicum Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2003
Hey, does this mean that you're not banned anymore? :33
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:iconntopp:
ntopp Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2003
It does. ^_^
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machine-guts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
Wow! XD That's incredible work, I LOVE how you colored in the lighting! My most favorate part about the whole artwork is the black blood. The way you made it explode outward and run down his thigh and leg is brilliant! Well done!
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kiyo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
I like how his tail curls and the dreadlocks fanning out. Background is also very nice, though it took me a moment to realize what it is. ;
His feetsies bother me a bit, though. o_O;
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arcane-angelicum Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
I originally meant to hide his feet in shadows, but I suck too much to do that correctly. x.x He has stupid feet.
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Erika-M-R Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Itsa very remarkable image^^ Great coloring and style as always:)
Props!

Erika M. R.!
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Nani-tian Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
I love it.
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tehcutiepie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
The blood looks awesome~ :O And I love the way his dreads look like their moving ^^ Awesome colouring :thumbsup:
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speedlight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
I absolutely love this picture, Miyu. ;___;

Omg poor Knuckles.
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hellangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
Uber sweetness I love how you do shadow and light in your pics. That green glow is awesome and love the black blood thingy it is blood right. Nice posing and mood too. Gah I envy you.
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shinigamimaxwell Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
wow..this is very good.. +favs
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ManueC Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
Orin and outcats said what I wanted too say... yes.. he's free and can be happy now, very touching
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taiora Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
mmm absolutely gorgeous ;__; poor knuckles...

Ive thought the same thing... I dont 'think they are done with his character... (Don't shoot me!!) Its under developed in my opinion... his history is blurred and he doesn't have any real purpose... :/ I liike his character design but... his traits and history do not satisfy me...

And I have thought about this before... none of the characters, save Tails and maybe Tikal, really had a backround... but this isn't the place for such discussion ne? :3

Anyway... i love the picture.. the glow from the master emerald helps to set the mood and the blood on his hands help to understand the means of death. A very powerful pic that definately diserves to be faved.
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Jalingon3011 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
Hmm.... u draw like this "orin" dude i know on DA... yes, very alike. ^^
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arcane-angelicum Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
Ah, she's a good friend of mine. ^^ :heart: I don't think I'm as good of an artist as she is, but I'm honoured that you think so. o__o
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Jalingon3011 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
^^ well that's a little suprising to know ~ hmm
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:iconindilee:
indilee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
If you're talking about ~orin then you're talking about a girl, not a guy.
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:iconjalingon3011:
Jalingon3011 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
oh yeah I juz realized ^^;: hmm u know her already oh ?
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:iconindilee:
indilee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
I know her pretty well. ^_^
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:iconjalingon3011:
Jalingon3011 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
oh... hold on a sec , I thought u are arcane-angelicum..... ^^;:..
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:iconindilee:
indilee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
...? Arcane is a girl too, just so you know. X3
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:iconjalingon3011:
Jalingon3011 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
oh ^^ ....
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eversordeus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2003
The blood is SOOoo well done, no wonder you like it. I can never get the right 'thickness' to it, and the splattering effect was pulled off really well.

I really wouldn't be able to tell if it's out of character or not, cause really the only thing I know about Knuckles is that he... can climb walls with his fists. Or something like that. ^_^;

Very awesome picture though. I love that soft greenish glow over the whole figure.
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