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Woot, it's been Long overdo that I do some group pics being that I done so with my two Mobian Studies pics.

The Freedom Fighters, or moe specifically the Knothole or New Mobotropolis Team branch. I gve a small description on how I drew the below.

Sonic- Been drawing this dude since the age of 5 so it's really no problem to draw. This is my first time drawing Sonic in his signature pose. The thing I mainly have trouble with drawing Sonic and most characters in general is how long his legs should be, normally It's at least one head length, but sometimes Sonic is seen with shorter legs. Also I sometimes can't determine what color of blue to use.

Tails- Like Sonic, I been drawing Sonic for a long time. I wanted Tails to have a cocky look on him, telling folks that Sonic's antics are rubbing off on him. I usually have a tiny problem of drawing Tails either too tall or too small, it depends.

Sally- Been drawing Sally for a long time also, pretty much since my first comic and SatAM, Sally's shape kinda differs upon artist, but my favorite artist version of her is diffenately by Ben Bates. I did her Vest a tiny bit different here also I didn't gave her the modern eyebrows that you normally see, looking at the art in Genesis, I said to myself that she looks better without the giant eyebrows.

Antoine- This is so my favorite piece here! I gave him a snobbish, rich pretty boy smug on him, as if he's superior to everyone else (despite him being a little skittish). I originally had french boy having his sword out, but I changed it so it didn't too up too much space. Overall, He turned out the best here.

Rotor-Boy I couldn't decide whether to give ol'Boomer his old threads or his Nanite Battlesuit, but went with his old threads. Rotor/Boomer is a little more harder to draw than other characters, but like other tall and bulky characters like Big and Vector, I went with the flow. I almost forgot his glassess at the last second.

Bunnie- My favorite all-time character, didn't know whether to have her hair in braids or not. I problmly should've drew her with braids, but whats done is done. Bunnie got lots of hair that's for sure, it's amazing how much Bunnie changed from her earlier concepts till now.

Amy- Amy is problemly my favorite character to draw, and the pose I chose here was dang perfect. I wanted to so her playful, childish and girly side with her pose, even adding her mallet into the mix to show that she is not to be underestimated despite how much younger she is from the rest of the group, especially from the more experienced, inteligent and younger Tails. If you watched a bunch of japanese anime shows, you'd know that tiny little girls are the most scariest characters around.

Nicole- While not a technical a F.F, she's been with the group for a long time in her handheld form so why not put her here. I wanted her to appear as if she's warping, thus the digital effects here. she's usually display in a somewhat playful of naughty look sometimes, especially when talking to Sonic in some issues (cause she has tiny feelings for the blue dude since the issue she took over Sally's body.) so I went with a somewhat angelic/mystical like appearance. Nicole has alot of black so to assure that her colors don't seem merge, I add a bluish outline around parts of her so you can tell where each finger is and not seem confuse. They do that in the comic too wich is a good trick.

I did considered wanting to put T-Pup and Dulcy into here, but I said meh at the last moment, I wanted to focus on the current line- up of the Archie comics.

I'll be doing the Chaotix next, and other Freedom Fighters, villian groups, etc.

All Characters (c) Sega/Archie Comics
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:iconrollingswiftstar:
RollingSwiftStar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you drew Antoine, Tails, and Amy. ^^
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Badnicksnation Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
love your work.
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:iconrainbow2-0:
Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
The last one is a bunch of data, but still.
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fighterofflames Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
This is really awesome.  I like how everything is perfect out with how the characters are.  :)
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:iconbadnicksnation:
Badnicksnation Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
This bring back memories.
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:iconshannonallaround:
ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
So cool! :D 
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MassiveWonders Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Yeahhhh Bunnie!!!X3
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:iconcalebzx:
CalebZX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Nice work. I'm wondering if you're going to do the upcoming redesigns at some point.
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:iconrosecloud:
Rosecloud Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing *3*
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Secret-Keeper00001 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Love this pic of the classic "Knothole Freedom Fighters"! Sonic, Tails, Sally, Antoine, Rotor, Bunnie, Amy and especially Nicole all look great! Wish Dulcy the Dragon was in it and we didn't see Bunnie from behind. Hopefully their all be back together in the comics, with Sally be a normal mobian again, Bunnie not having gotten any Dark Egg Legion cybernetics, Antoine out of his comma, not having been to messed up and Nicole welcomed back in to the city she build! Really great pic!
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JoanMystique Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god, you're like, redefining antione over there 8O

Seriously, amazing stuff.
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BiancaTheLittleCat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconcresentsky:
cresentsky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! XD
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:iconjb3rules:
jb3rules Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Photographer
I ♥ bunnie
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:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
awsome job love it
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:iconaskroseheartfox:
AskRoseHeartFox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
My fav freedom fighter is nicole
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:iconkooky4u:
Kooky4U Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a grand tribute!
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SonicSATAMxSEGAsally Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omigosh I looooove it <3 They look so cute
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4xEyes1987 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Sonic, Tails, Sally, Rotor, Antoine, and Bunnie, best heroes in the entire Sonic Universe!
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SuperSonic878 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Nicole! I love Nicole! :meow: :D
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:iconwael-sa:
Wael-sa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice drawing here for Sonic and the Freedom fighters. Cool!
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:iconcameron-ohara:
Cameron-Ohara Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great tribute!
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good.
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Captainbasilisx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just wow, this is absolutely amazing! I wish i could draw that good! Though it makes me quite sad knowing that nowadays at least hopefully for now that the knothole freedom fighters are split. They were so cool and awesome. man i keep looking back at comics 160-200 just to get that same feeling again. boy i hope they reunite them again. Oh and i miss snively, he was an interesting character too. Now, sad as it is to me anyways, nothing seems the same [link]
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batben1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job, and yes, Bunnie sure does have lots of hair. Kind of ironic since her first appearance, her hair was very short and tomboyish (guess the freedom fighters had grooming regulations at the time, huh?). Things do change.
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Sonicstar101 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I like bunnie without the long hair.
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EfernoTheDragon Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
WHOA! From the way you just draw them. I can't tell which version is better. Tracys' or Yours'.
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TAILS145 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cute
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Demo-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
can I use bunnie nicole or sally as my avatar? Please!

:pepsi: 8-) :stereo: :tunes: :cd: :dance: :squee:
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Demo-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
This is very original
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sinjinize Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Try drawing the Downunda Freedom Fighters
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Arkus0 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicole is my favourite Archie Comic only Sonic character and I hope here turmoil with the Mobians ends on a positive note
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Kingdomheartprincess Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Freedom Fighters FTW!!! :D
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dbkit Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use this as a forum sig? I'll link it back to this page so that you're given credit!
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foxanimahurricane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
freedom fighters forever =D!!
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Aros2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Man, you really ought to write to Sonic-grams some time, or at least submit some of this stuff, this is just TOO GOOD!
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midnightdarkness25 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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Koopakrusher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I agree Sally looks better how you drew her, without her thick eyebrows. And I really like the effects you did with drawing Nicole. :D
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Nice work, man! You did a spot-on job of capturing the personalities of each of the Freedom Fighters in their respective postures, and their character models pretty much match official art without a hitch!

Props for including NICOLE in the lineup--after all the time she's spent with the cast, she's developed a personality all her own (despite what certain hysterical songbirds would have Knothole believe), and she's as much a member of the Freedom Fighters as anyone. :)
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sallysonic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
awww cue pic
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disco-ninja Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Antoine looks bad-ass in this. He reminds me of Raphael in Soul Caliber.
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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
This is just pure epic and so wonderful! I love the poses and expressions that you have chosen! :boogie:
The shadings, highlights and the tiny details are just pure perfect and professional! :clap:
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Commander-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
They look awesome! Any chance of making a comic or something?
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HolyThorn667 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it. The shading is perfect for these characters. Very cool. :)
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:iconkapieren:
kapieren Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very very awesome.
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Bleeding-Fingertips Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look really great. Tell me what method do you use to draw? I can never get them right.
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4xEyes1987 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Artist
This team just screams Justice League, I LOVE IT!!!
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TeamOf1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I agree with the opinion of Antoine...in SatAM I hated him so much, everytime he was on the screen I would cringe.
I have trouble drawing anything other than Modern Sonic, myself...my Sonic usually turns out to be tall. I tried to draw a shorter Sonic once but it didn't work out well. I don't know what program you're using, but in Photoshop, for Sonic's proper colour, you could import a picture and then take the colour off of it ( I don't know if you feel like that's cheating though).
I almost never get Tails's colour right though...
Overall, very impressive, they look just right :)
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Maxwell-Blackburn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I have to admit that I do love the original line up. I think this pics shows their demeanor quite well. I love Bunnie's pose. Must be kind of hard to pull off drawing the backside but dude this is one great piece! Sally as well. <333
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, great group of character-drawings there! :D
Really love how Sonic, Tails and Rotor came out!
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