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Bunnie Doodle by BenBates Bunnie Doodle by BenBates
Just something that popped up to draw for fun. I'm actually really into Bunnie no longer being part robot. Way more cool to me that she is riding around on extreme gear.
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flyscratch Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
woah uh sweats 
XoSpades Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Am I the only one to realize that with Bunnie not being part robot anymore, there are MAJOR continuity issues?
SushiDonuts Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's with purple around her eyes? eye shadow I get but...
MGartist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I like that idea of her having extreme gear. Your art style for the sonic comics is amazing. I like the manga influence you have when you draw the expressions of the characters. You are one my favorite Sonic artists. Keep up the good work!
CooperGal24 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's great and all, but what if Ian pulls an ace from his sleeves and suddenly writes down "Bunnie's limbs are reverted back to robotic form, due to Ixis' slowly weakened state"? Something like from that SatAM episode where Bunnie was derobotized for a short while before the effects suddenly wore off?
Ozz-the-Wanderer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Writer
First off, I wanna say that I really like the colors and lineart here. Everything's so bold and sharp. Very neat.

Secondly, cool picture. I haven't been keeping up on the comics, but I knew Bunnie lost/gave up her metal limbs recently. Looks like she's finding other ways to kick tail though, not that I ever doubted her.

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lokoartest Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when i saw the way you drew bunny, big, cream and vanilla in STH #231 and Eggman in 230 i became an instant fan
thesoniczone11 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Gloves?
shodic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I want see bunnie in new sonic riders
MikoChan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
interesting. When you think about extreme gear and a gun (I really like the gun), she probably doesn't need to be roboticized to do what she been doing for the team (for the most part). on another end, I feel like a more personal story for her character (being unhappy with her appearance) may be lost. Her cybernetics were the great issue she had with her appearance. Yes Antoine sort of told her she was beautiful. However, it just seems like she concentrates of his view of her, so that she doesn't have to focus on her own view. Many girls still do that. But when she feels Antoine no longer thinks of her as suitable for him, she would do something like date who she thought was Sonic out of desperation. Not really happy at the prospect that angle could leave the comic when it wasn't really explored much in the first place. A very personal issue with herself is also very hard to find for her, in a way that could easily be injected into any story.

Love the 'star post' things on the gun and belt. Though, I kinda like Bunnie without the cyclops eye. I also dunno how much I aesthetically like her hair in a braid with ears so long. Maybe it just seems asymmetrical to me or something. I do *get* though that some could understand that as helping her to look more 'western' or 'southern' and the simplified heart shape of the braid is pretty cute lol.
MikoChan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Oh wow I now realize I already commented on this. I guess I may have posted anyway since all I left was a vague sentence. I sort of want to draw the gist of it, if that's ok?
CooperGal24 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My guess on Bunnie's future: Her organic limbs will revert back to the cybernetic ones, like the scene from one SatAM episode, when the derobotization effects didn't last long and Bunnie's limbs reverted back to the robotized ones.
MikoChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Artistically anyway, Bunnie not being part robot = being much easier to draw. :p

It does take some potential story "edge" from her, but the comic wasn't really utilizing it much to begin with...
MorphiusX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bunnie Rabbot in Sonic Riders- Sonic Free Riders would be so boss in my book! :D
Sonic-fan17 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
MiiXteR Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Great job, looks so amazing
Claudia-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow she looks awesome in this!so cute.And i bet she was fun to draw!
RJRobledo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...thank for for the awesome work you continue to do, Mr. Bates. Even your "goof-off" work is stupendous.
TheKKM Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll assume this is not an official design, since it has the Archives-style eye-shadow, the one in the shape of Sonic's eyes. A shame- Archie should be consulting you constantly for character design, in Sonic at least; you're one of the few who seem to understand what works to make it in-style and yet individual for each character, instead of everyone looking like Tails.
Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just hope she gets something like that outfit in the comics. What she has the last time we saw her was kinda bleh and doesn't work with her not having robot legs
thebrianhamilton Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hell yes!!! This is nothing but greatness!
StrikerHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Why does this make me think of what Ian might do with Bunnie since she dissappeared. It might just be me over thinking things.
Fox-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bunnie is no longe half-robot?

Oh, I really need to update myself o.o

BTW, really nice pic, that's a good pose!
TheKKM Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Big villain Ixis Naugus accidentally hit her with his magics, her robotic parts were turned to crystal. When he de-crystalized her, he accidentally flesh body.
Fox-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH.. so, that's what happened.
Interesting. Thanks! =]
imaginationqueen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man I wish she was a playable character on Sonic Riders or Sonic Riders Zero Gravity... that would have rocked. But alas she has never been in a single sonic game to date and probably never will :steaming:

Love this image, she just looks so awesome!
Travcodad Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Nice! Like I said, your style is my favorite from all of the artists at Archie! Dig her Extreme Gear too!
SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Writer

This is one of the best looking doodles on here I've ever seen.

Well done.
NextGrandcross Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I swear, you draw Female Sonic characters the most....female(lol), out of all the artist/
uchikun Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing. Simply amazing, dude.
You're a real inspiration to me. :iconiloveyouplz:

Someday I wanna be as awesome as you at drawing. I really. Do you think you could give me any tips for the future? If not that's totally fine. I know you're busy and you probably get a lot of comments asking that. I really just love you're art. And if you even took the time to read this is just as good for me. I'm really honored to be able to view your art. And don't tell Yardley this but... I like your Art best of all the Sonic Artists. :meow:
BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional
Thank you so much! Sorry for the late reply.
Tips for the future, I think they always come down to being the same thing for all developing artists. I would say learn to master using construction drawing. For characters and environments.
You may already be using this, but when I was your age I using construction drawing or underdrawing with shapes was all a waste of time.
Well, I was wrong. I use construction drawing all the time now and if I had started young I would be far better as an artist than I am now.
Also, see if you can find yourself a book on establishing perspective, and master this technique. It'll be used with characters but it will be vital in bringing your evironments to life. Learning about establishing a horizon line and vanishing points will do so much for you.
Those are the fundamental skills that will make you a great artist!

Feel free to ask questions anytime! It may take me a while to respond but I'll try to share any knowledge and guidance I can.

Thanks again!
uchikun Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMFG-- This is like talking to god to me. XD

Thank you so much! Thank you thank you!
You're welcome too lol.

If by "constructing" you mean the little circles and sticks, I can draw people pretty well, it's just backgrounds 'n stuff are hard. I am working on them though.

Thank you for taking your time to actually reply with an amazing comment like that.

I will NEVER stop drawing, I will NEVER give up. Until I'm on my death bed. XD
CaramelLink Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Lol, she's awesome like that! I can't wait to see more of her! You rock so much! >W< : D ~~ <3
Rocketspeed88 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing job! I'm very interested where they're going to drive the de-roboified Bunnie plot-wise. Lost Antoine, lost her robotics. Kind of a like a major character reboot.
rongs1234 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
very cool pic of Bunny
Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gardboyz-Productions Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
vaporotem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm a little moxed about her but there is tone of potential with this new body~ Cowgirl bunnie flying aawwaaayyyy~
I really dig that outfit you gave her :'D
FizzPuff Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!I love her board!Her gun too, she looks very cute :) Nice job!
AnimeYoshiGirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mistermuck Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, cool stuff, B-Bates!
MegaHayzer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This is brilliant! Well done.

I particularly like the accents on the gun and extreme gear. Is this a new design Archie's using? Or just for kicks?

Either way: awesome.
BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional
Thanks! Just for kicks. I thought about the gun replacing her arm cannon and it all clicked. Battle problems solved.
MegaHayzer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Well, I mean the design is just so streamlined. It's perfect for her, especially the torn southern skirt. The stars on her belt and gun fit with the stars on the springs in the games. The boots are perfect for her. I dunno. Everything about it screams, "THIS IS A SONIC CHARACTER."

You need to slap Paul in the face (Dubs style) and make this canon. I'm sure he'll understand. <8D
princess111 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I know! It's awesome! :love: But one problem though. Her name's Bunnie Rabbot because she's half robot. And now She's not half robot anymore. So...... what would her Last name be?
MegaHayzer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
In canon, it's been retconned (and a beautiful retcon, indeed) that her last name was Rabbot (pronounced 'Rabboh'), but when she became half robot, people assumed Rabbot with a hard T.

But her last name is D'Coolette now that she's married to Antoine.
13snumber14 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, Bunnie's deroboticization was certainly a big plot twister, but I'm not sure if she'll be able to hold her own in terms of...well, I hate to say, 'usefulness' as a character, and a Freedom Fighter. Don't get me wrong! I've always liked Bunnie, and I think she is an irreplaceable friend to Sally and co., but it's because of her robot-ness that she was one of the most valuable forces in FF history, able to turn the tides of battles easily. With just an airboard, someone's going to have to compensate for such a big loss, and they are running out of candidates.

I guess this explains how Jacques and Belle got there though, lol.

BAH. ANYWAY. I absolutely adore your style, Mr. Bates! So cute and functional, and I love the colors you have on her airboard! Very, very nice. :D
Shockblast13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Nicely done Ben, deroboticized Bunnie is certainly growing on me. I'm an old fashion guy who doesn't like major changes in one swoop, but this is a good one, it's just a shame she's currently not in the comic. I'm hoping she returns soon.

An epic pic my good sir, well done!
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Very nice work. :) I kinda like the Extreme gear board to.
I'm a li'l mixed on her being deroboticized.
Her robotic limbs were a unique aspect of her character, and helped her stand out from the rest of the cast. On the other hand, it's interesting to see her a bit "depowered," and have to cope without them, and the powers they gave her after so long.

Still, I like how it's making half the fans out there freak out. ;p (Which is kinda ironic, sense some fans wanted her to be deroboticized, and thought it was "sad" when she couldn't be.)
I also like that "a wizard did it." (Which was something Ian sometimes said when asked about some unexplainable things in the comic. Obviously a "Simpsons" joke to.)
ThePandamis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Did she get that Extreme Gear in the comics or is it something you came up with ?
Anyway, she looks great :)
Do you think you'd draw Vector and Espio soon ?
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