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Z0MGedELR1C Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image always comes to mind whenever I think of Metal and Sonic. Sonic admiring wildlife, loving the animals and insects is what I love about him. The scene in Sonic 06 where a butterfly lands on his nose was always so cute to me. I also pictured that despite being a robot, Metal is also interested in nature and Sonic is more than happy to tell him everything he knows. Metal covered in butterflies is and always will be the cutest thing and I guarantee that Sonic agrees.
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to agree with that! I always thought it was cute if Sonic wanted to show Metal the beauty of nature, and despite being a machine himself, Metal would come to appreciate it too. I can imagine them going on many dates together to look at the wildlife, or what's left of the wildlife before Eggman destroyed it.

And you are right--Metal covered in butterflies is the cutest thing, and Sonic most definitely agrees. xD
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Z0MGedELR1C Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's also interesting to note that since in Heroes, Metal turned against Eggman, so it's not too far-fetched for Metal to also turn against him when it pertains to wildlife. I can see Metal arguing with Eggman, telling him about how much Sonic has shown him about the beauty of it, how much he's come to appreciate and care for it.
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh I really like that idea! I can see Metal doing that. Sonic shows him how to appreciate nature, and Eggman's destruction is the reason he rebels against Eggman.
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Z0MGedELR1C Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can also see Metal feeling disgusted with himself, since he's a machine created by Eggman, but Sonic tries his best to tell him that he shouldn't.

Man, we (98% done by you) have developed Metal's personality far more than SEGA has ever done.
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, Metal would be so conflicted. Especially since you can imagine the environmental destruction required to make him--all of Eggman's dirty mines and factories were needed, and Metal has done his own share of destruction while following Eggman's orders. Sonic, of course, tells Metal that's all in the past--he can help to restore nature now. But Metal would still feel guilty.

That is very true! It's always such a shame SEGA doesn't really develop him because his character has so much complexity and potential if they would just try.
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Z0MGedELR1C Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Metal having guilt about what he's done but learning to accept his mistakes and moving forward, helping restore what he can would be excellent character development. Despite what little personality he has, I can actually see this happening.

Honestly, Shadow is the only character in the Sonic series with a backstory. I think Metal has some development in the comics, but I'm not 100% on that.
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I always liked the idea of Metal realizing what he's done and trying to redeem himself. He is good on the inside, just like Sonic, and this makes sense for him.

In the comics, the version of Metal that gets character development is the same one that eventually turns into Shard. So while he does get some, it turns him into a different character.
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TailsTurtonator Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Metal's reaction to the butterfly on his nose xd
So cute and funny!
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I thought Metal would be so surprised if this happened to him. xD
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DeleteVirusCatchPKMN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww a butterfly on his cold nose xD
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Metal gets swarmed by the things. xD
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DeleteVirusCatchPKMN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
X3
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cemac Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
I have included this amazing artwork in the new feature for April 2017 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members may see your art, and thank you for being a member.:heart:
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FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
nice
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch! I'm really glad you like it! :D
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FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
you are welcome
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CeruleanWalker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Remove yourself from mynose Butter of flies or I shall disintergrate you.
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cue lazer eye zapping from Metal Sonic. xD
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blueyoshiegg Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Modern Metal Sonic Icon Speech Icon Left Light Blue Neon [BUTTERFLY ACQUISITION] ...Metal Sonic: 3.... Sonic: 1 ... [...loading "confused-state.exe"]

Aaww~ this is really sweet! Poor Metal doesn't seem to know what to make of all those butterflies landing on him! :aww:
Great job here! The colouring is awesome (plus, I really love Sonic's expression there too ^^)
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Metal Sonic doesn't need a net to catch butterflies. All he has to do is stand on there and they land on him. xD

But thanks a bunch! I'm so glad you like it! :D I based both the background style and the color style of issue 226 of the Archie Sonic comics. I really wanted to captured an illustrated feel with this piece, and I think I am slowly getting there. :D
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blueyoshiegg Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehee~ true! ^^ 

Aaww~ you're welcome! :huggle:
Ah right, OK...fair enough (admittedly, I'm not too familiar with the Archie Comic Series... over here in the UK, it was the Egmont Fleetway comics we had :))
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RosyPumpkin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that butterfly likes you metal XD
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He is a magnet for them. xD I like to imagine Metal stands unnaturally still because he's a robot, so all the butterflies think he is a tree and land on him. xD
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RosyPumpkin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god that is the most adorable thing I've ever heard
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kro-grrs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I can smell the imPROVEMENT FROM FAR AWAY
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just thinking that too! Like I have been drawing metonic for almost two years now, and just today I was looking at the first thing I really drew back in 2015. It was this:
06-20-2015 by TheEnigmaMachine
And I am amazed I have come so far. I suppose it does show that, if you draw the same thing everyday for two years, you will get better at it. xD
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kro-grrs Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
amen to that, amen.
BUT WOAH now that you show that pic THE IMPROVEMENT?? so smell i cant ignore it 

haha sorry the smell thing's weird rIP
also its funny to think about sonic kissing a piece of metal XD
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It is pretty amazing when you look at my newer stuff compared to my older stuff. I draw Metal with a mouth for kissing poses now, but I used to leave him without one, and I'll admit it looks pretty weird. xD
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kro-grrs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I actually thought about that not too long ago XD

wonder how they got a mouth on him in the ""skin"" i made D: sounds like a scary process
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh geez it does sound scary. D: Maybe they could have just made a whole new muzzle for him, since his old one looks like it should pop off pretty easily with the bolts on his cheeks.
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Coyoda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Writer
Nawwww >3< metal attracts all the butteflies because he's a little butterfly himself XD jkjk. 
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true! xD Metal doesn't move quite the same as a living creature, so all the butterflies must have decided he was some sort of plant, and therefore safe to sit on. xD
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Werehog-Dust Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
awww this is so adorable! i love the expression and scene! <3
its like sonic shows him the good side in life even he seems to be a little confiused about the butterflys. more over this one on his nose xD
i hope its not injured because his one is pointed D:
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I wanted to draw something cute. :D I always loved the idea of Sonic trying to help Metal learn about nature once Metal is free from Eggman.

And the butterfly on his nose is just sitting on top. It's not hurt, although I do think the perspective is slightly off there.
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jesse-withers-mchs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Hellbutterfly 2 Butterflies high up in the skyBliss 
Butterfly test 1 Look at them flyHello,Goodbye..my butterfly 
Butterfly 3 Blue with red My oh myThank You 50px 
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And then...look at them land on Metal Sonic. xD
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
It's like Metal wants to sneeze, but he physically can't.
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The butterfly on his nose is made even worse by the fact butterflies taste with their feet.
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I'm sure Metal just compulsively has to tell Sonic this fact cause he's so much smarter than him.
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Ribbzey Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the coloring on this is absolutely gorgeous ;__; great job on this :heart:
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I based this color style and this background off the Archie Sonic Genesis comic arc. I wanted to get the style as close as I could. :D I think all the studying paid off!
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knockoutandsonic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful^^ 
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch! I'm so glad you like it! :D
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