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Holy shit! I, a somewhat-known Sonic the hedgehog despiser, drew a Sonic picture. There's actually a bit of a story behind this. For those who don't know, Mario and Sonic are going to be in a game together at the end of the year where they compete in the Olympics. Yeah, sounds stupid, but it could be fun. I mean, look at Wii sports. Anyway, I'm learning Flash, and ever since I heard about flash, I've always wanted to make a Nintendo themed cartoon. This Olympic thing looks fun enough to make a cartoon based on it, but that would require me to draw Mario's longtime nemesis, Sonic. I've actually written an entire script for this cartoon, so after the voices and a quick animatic, I get to have some FUN.

So what's with this picture? Well, for the past week, I've been learning about Sonic. Being a Mario enthusiast, I didn't really know much about the Sonic universe. Luckly, :iconredcactus: is a regular Sonic encyclopedia, filling me in on everything. After looking into it, I realized that I found the old version on Sonic much more interesting than the one he is now. Back when he was being first created, yeah he basically was a Mario rip off with "attitude" made for the sole purpose to compete with Nintendo, but there was something to that version I find more pure than the furry anime drivel he's become in the later years. I still support Mario all the way, but if I had to choose between old and new Sonic, I would definately go with the old one. The new one's too serious, I honestly cannot take Sonic the Hedgehog seriously. No matter how many anime humans they cram in his environment, no matter how much mecha they add, no matter how "deep" the stories are, I cannot take a blue hedgehog running really fast seriously, plain and simple.

That still doesn't explain the picture. I watched a few episodes of that old Sonic cartoon. Well actually all three of them. there's the original serious cartoon, which I found boring as all hell, there's that shitty one where they play musical instruments, which I found boring and embarassing. And then there's the silly irritating one which interested me the most. Probably because I like things less real than they are, and again, I can't take Sonic seriously at all. Hell, he's played by URKEL for Christ's sake. In it, there's Scratch and Grounder, a pair of robots. Utterly unbearable robots. And since I seem to be attracted to the worst forms of entertainment, I chose to draw them, with their next trap for Sonic. Dr. Robotnik was also in the picture, but I have a special picture lined up for him.

So anyway, enjoy the picture. Wait. I know you will because it's Sonic. Not because of any techniques I used, or color choices, or how the characters are drawn. You'll favorite it because it's Sonic. Don't try to hide it, I know you will.

I'll keep anyone interested posted on how the cartoon is going, too. Just note me here and there and I'll update.

...What use is a chicken robot anyway? See, Grounder has some sort of use, he has drills for hands, but a chicken robot? What the hell? Go home Scratch, no one likes you.

OH! And here's something else to consider about the old cartoon: [link]

...weird, huh?

Sonic, Tails, Scratch and Grounder are (c) Sega

Mario would totally beat the shit out of Sonic in the olympics, anyway.
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grantf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i do to. i fing hate sonic
zigaudrey Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just run into this wall to get chili dogs! OMG! :XD:
Alzar197 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you'd have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool someone with that
peanut1981 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wait do you like sonic or not
LeafABlaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tail's face has to be my favorite! Hehehe... :slow:
LeafABlaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XYZExtreme13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Ah Scratch and Grounder, my two favorite characters in AOSTH
Scourgultimatefan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should join my group :iconamericanclassicsonic:
Chaofanatic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Somehow, I can see AOSTH Sonic actually falling for this.
HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
1) Scratch can be considered the brains of the two. Having an IQ of 40, as opposed to Grounder's 25, he would realize things Grounder wouldn't normally think of. For instance here: [link] at 1:09. By the way, he's my favorite AoStH character, so no picking on him.
2) Maybe Mario would in stunting, but in athletics Sonic would definitely achieve all the victories. I mean, at his top speed of 765 miles per hour, he would run the 10000 meters in just five quarters of a second. In an athletics competition, that pesky plumber is sooo dead. By the way, have you seen Death Battle: Sonic vs. Mario? [link]
Hrodulf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Thanks so much for drawing Grounder and Scratch I watched those episodes and personally I think they were a lot funnier than the series they rerun now.
GaryTheFrog Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Scratch and Grounder would kick ass at the olympics though./
Kodinami Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Lol! I'm not a major sonic fan either. I started to hate him once Sonic the Hedgehog(the one for the Xbox 360) and since then he kept losing my likings for him. That was when I encountered a game and a few sonic parodies that I came across a pair of robots named Scratch and Grounder. I watched an episode of The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and I loved it! Mainly cuz of Sratch and Grounder! I always fall for cartoons that dumb characters or bad guys that fail alot!

So that's my excuse of why I faved this. Not cuz it has Sonic and Tails but cuz it has Scratch and Grounder! :D
ssstawa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Hmm...I read you're description, but me being an air head I'm not sure if you're serious about hating Sonic, but if you are then I hope to share my opinion.

Now, I'm sorry to say, but I WON'T fav this at all. Because....Sonic is in it. And thanks to the years passing by I've come to realize that I despise that hedgehog as well, and I think he's one boring character.
Worst of all; some people around me are trying to tell me things like Mario isn't cool, he's a fat plumber with no skills at all and he doesn't look cool. But do I look like the type who cares about looks, or coolness? Normally I appreciate coolness; it's too bad my definition of coolness is so much more different than how Sonic acts. Perhaps, showing off.

Now I'm sorry if I sound like I might be starting a fight, or argument, but I hope you won't mind that I let it out of my system. If you don't like what I'll say then please ignore me. I won't mind. I'll understand.

Now I know that the first time Sonic was created it was because it was a competition against Mario. Now I'm a cartoonist and I hope to one day have my OWN cartoon characters on T.V someday. What I learned in class is when you end up creating a character just to compete against someone else who's good instead of just for fun then you'll end up with a crappy story, crappy character, and a lot of rip offs.
If SEGA's life is all about competition and they end up with that Lame excuse of a commercial where they say 'SEGA does what Nintendon't' then I'll say this. The SEGA company are a bunch of SEG-ASSES! I say SEGA Sucks and Nintendon't!
As for the's been 10 years since I've seen it. I'll admit this. Grounder and Scratch make me laugh. Even that Robotnik who then changed his name to Dr. Eggman(Wow, how original). But everyone else just put me to sleep, and then there are those Scooby Doo things going on. When they dress up as people and trick the bad guys. NOT as funny as how Scooby Doo does it. Though I have seen Sonic X. Terrible, just terrible. I may be a beginner in animation, but based on how I see the animation; it's slow, too limited, and horrible dialogue. I'd much rather watch The Loonatics Unleashed. Sure their jokes are terrible, they're not as funny as the original characters, but for a super hero show it's good. I can tolerate Loonatics than Sonic X.
Sadly, people only like Sonic on his looks, not because of anything else. I know. I've met some people who prefer style over good stories. That is just sad. I really like that episode in Megas XLR when they made spoof of all the game/toon characters. The only one that Coop and Jamie hated is 'Auggie the adorable Aardvark', HAH! You don't need a huge hint to know that they don't like that lame hedgehog.

Anyway, I'd better go. gotta sleep.
Once again. If I'm misunderstanding you're description or pic then I'm sorry for throwing this whole thing to you, but it made me feel a little better and have greater confidence into continuing with my own characters and stories. You don't have to reply if you don't want to.
Thank you. See ya soon!
chaomaster4 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
does scratch have a beard?
DavidOrel184 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
nope. these things usually chickens have
TheRealMegaMan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrobotnikrapefaceplz: FINALLY I WON!
JunkyardWillieFan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
And if that fails, there's always The King who will always fall for dinner.
GsukiTsukenFunaga Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Looks like Scratch and Grounder really expect their plan to work by looking on their faces

Oh shit, I forgot to put my sunglasses on
Tails5565 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome! Oh Well. But I Swear If That Is Going To Happen.
Stupid Sonic :D.
GrounderTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
War-bearer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
This is the same cartoon where Dr Robotnik says "penis"
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
While I dont agree so much with your thoughts on Sonic, new and or old, i like the picture and because of that it has a place in my favorites...

Also you apparently can't take a Hedgehog who is blue that runs really fast serious? But you can take a mushroom eating fat plumber who fights dragon dino-turtles seriously? =/ If thats the case you may want to think things through... But regardless great picture...
BomKosh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Scratch and Grounder now know that Sonic has glitches.
TheFruitLoopExpress Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, Scratch and Grounder where funny cuz of the lame insults and that Sonic says thing, when they drink gin.
MyXonlyXcurcumstance Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I'd run into that wall if it simply said "BOOBIES" xD
Awesome work.
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Scratch and Grounder ROCK! :icongrounderplz:
DameGreyWulf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Faved because of nostalgia. I, too, preferred the stupid cartoons.

Also I don't think that Sonic Says blurb is all that weird. Many cartoons used to include things like that. But now they don't, probably because soccer mom's bitched about their children being told to avoid and report rapists.
SonicundMario Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Sonic is cool you idiot
sonicmadgirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Writer
OF COURSE HE IS! But someone doesn't agree.
Tyrannosaurusrexus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
don't like it, don't comment, simple as that.
sonicmadgirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Writer
Tyrannosaurusrexus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
someone can't take a differing opinion.
sonicmadgirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Writer
You never saw what happened when someone disagreed with me. I might be a sonicmadgirl, but I'm one you DON'T want to mess around with. Nobody I know EVER tried dissing Sonic when I was in earshot. I warn you.
Tyrannosaurusrexus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
lolasiannodel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I don't honestly give a fuck about sonic. Never did.

I just think this is funny, and I love their faces.
Zrocks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sonic is such a stupid fatass
mechakid123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
and mario isnt?
Deckboy Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I absolutely hate sonic how he is now. I absolutely love sonic how he was.

Totally agree with you mate! Nice picture!
Poison-The-Umbreon Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
*cough* Actually, I didn't favourite this because it was Sonic. I favourited it, because it's exactly what would happen in AoStH. I like how you drew Scratch and Grounder, too. For a Sonic hater, you seem to have put a lot of actual awesomeness into this picture.

Also, no, Mario would not. But, I guess that's a matter of how you play the game. Literally.

MrVorhias Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, you've pretty much captured the thinking behind much of the plans from that show pretty dang well.
Sampug394 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. All the Negative fantard Comments make me laugh. And I only slightly like Mario anyway. XD
IncanSun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Good lord! I remember this conjured piece of festering herpes from when I was a kid. I hated it then, and I hate it even more now. >_>

Sonic Sat AM was epic though..

Thanks for the nostalgia-trip :3
hedgenig Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Anyone who doesnt like sonic is a nintendo/mario fanbitch and should kill themseves in the most paionful way imaginabe since nobody would miss them
If i ever met a sonic hater, well lets just say they would "go missing"
sonicmadgirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Writer
I agree completely. Did anyone see where my Mario loving rival went? I saw them when I was doing boxing practice, only to crush those who dont like sonic.
Tyrannosaurusrexus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
that was the most arrogant comment I've ever heard. You sir are incredibly narrow-minded.
danee313 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010   General Artist
I always loved the gooftastic version of Sonic over the "Why So Serious" Saturday morning one. I always felt it had an nice hint of Ren & Stimpy in it. :) Any way, the expression are great (like straight from the cartoon!) Nice work :thumbsup:
buddy1913 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ITS THAT OTHER SHOW! the one with a robot chiken that can blow into his hand and make a women apear!

still it looks like they cought onto his love of chilidogs.
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