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[Sonic 3 Style] - Shadow and Tikal by Cylent-Nite [Sonic 3 Style] - Shadow and Tikal by Cylent-Nite
I was going through some of my old folders and found some of my extremely old sprites and thought it might be super cool to re-sheet and post them! These are sprites of Shadow and Tikal in the classsic Sonic 3 style that I put together waaaaay back in 2007.

I've always been quite fond of this particular sheet. Shipping reasons aside, I've always loved the classic and simplistic style of S3 sprites, and I think this was one of the last prime examples of doing such before I stopped spriting altogether. I'd love to properly get back into doing stuff like this one day, I thoroughly miss the spriting scene!

In any case, enjoy! Not too fussed about credits since it's unlikely people even use these things anymore, but these are free to use if anyone wants to fiddle around with them all the same!


Shadow the Hedgehog, Tikal the Echidna, Sonic 3 (c) Sonic Team, SEGA
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myst1231 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2017
Hey Cylent, Why don't you make a kid for them? in sprite form I mean
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly! I have wanted to sprite one of the hybrid designs I'd created based on them, but usually they're too detailed for Sonic 3 style. I suppose I could try spriting my character, Albion to go with these sprites one day.
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Darkton93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My major complaint about this one is that the Shadow sprites are too similar to Sonic's. Each playable character in the 2D games had their own unique sprites; Knuckles didn't share with Sonic, nor did the Chaotix with each other. Mighty has the excuse that he was meant to be Sonic originally, but Shadow is distinctly his own character separate from Sonic, as seen in his animations in Sonic Adventure 2.

If you want some constructive advice, try to move away from the base of Sonic, or at least heavily modify it. Find a program to help you with poses and use it to base some original poses for shadow, particularly the Damage Pose.
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DarkSonniku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Shadow and Tikal? Hmm, pretty cute couple! And this couple would make sense, since Tikal would remind him so much of Maria, since the two have very similar personalities. I like this a lot.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!! Yeah, my gallery is littered with Shadikal shipping art, I've supported them a long time, hahaha. But yes, this is a common point used to explain them! I do elaborate a bit more on another idea where Shadow is a lot like her father except more understanding because of Maria: 
Shadow x Tikal - Just like him... by Cylent-Nite
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DarkSonniku Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I may make a sprite comic using these sprites of Shadow and Tikal (I will be sure to give you full credit!). Do you know any way to make sprite comics? I've tried myself, but most of them you have to pay for to use.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, that'd be really cool to see!! As for making sprite comics, most are able to make them using MS Paint, it's just a case of finding backgrounds with proper sizing to help put together a page template (or just borrow the sizing from an existing comic). If you want to look into a better program to use, I've always fancied using Paint Shop Pro 7 for sprites and comic-related things, you can probably find a download for that pretty easily.

I haven't made sprite comics in many years now, but you can see some I did a while back here, might give you some ideas:
[2007-2008] Escaped Existence #1-16 [Discontinued] by Cylent-Nite [2007-2008] Tampered Reality #1-13 [Discontinued] by Cylent-Nite
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DarkSonniku Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Paint Shop Pro 7, eh? I'll take a gander at it and see what I come up with. X3
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck! Show me how you go when you get to it. xD
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DarkSonniku Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is one of the few Sonic couples I actually support. And Shadikal makes a lot of sense.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!!! Always glad to see people supporting it! xD
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Kirbysmith Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Awesome work! Still looks great! I'd love to see full sheets of these two, but I'd understand if you don't make them.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! Unfortunately this is about as full as these sheets are going to get unless someone else wanted to expand on them more, haha.
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MotorRoach Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
It's a fine sheet. Tikal's sprite design seems very well executed, and you really did a nice job with Shadow's motorcycle.

I could probably do without the whole Shadow x Tikal shipping being within the sprite sheet, though.
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Xypter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The king is back baby!:iconscourgegrinplz: Definitely gonna use these bad boys for a comic or something. Can't get enough of Tikal and Shadow.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, man!! That'd be cool to see! xD
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UltraEpicLeader100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can I use the Tikal Sprites For a fan game?
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go for it!
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UltraEpicLeader100 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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The-Robotic-Q Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Way cool, these look fantastic!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Oshikaru-Sensei Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sonic 3 style is best Sonic style.   Period.
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UltraEpicLeader100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
But what about Sonic 1?
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Oshikaru-Sensei Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're talking about styles, not the games themselves.

Sonic 1 has bad sprites anyway, [Sonic looks pissed off and weirdly thin in Sonic 1]

Sonic 3 is the style of these sprites. The games are irrelevant in this conversation.
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UltraEpicLeader100 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ok.....
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is!
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Oshikaru-Sensei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you agree! :lol:
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Des-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Lovely sprites!
The Sonic 3 style if very well matched here and their pallets have the perfect amount of contrast. Everything looks really smooth and put together quite well.

Also, I'd love to see you get back into the spriting scene; your sprite-work still holds up quite nicely today and I'd love to see you add more to it. :)
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch, that means a lot to hear!
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
these look amazing ^^ just love pairing Shadow and Tikal they seem like the perfect couple ^-^
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! And much agreed, hahaha.
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome ^-^
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akumath Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
I still use this Tikal Sprite sheet for my comics. So I bet others would love to use these.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Akuma. xD
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GabrielFrag Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
nice work
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Frag! You will doing any spriting nowadays?
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GabrielFrag Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
no, with some regret iv'e put that hobby behind me now. I have a stupid computer i can't figure out (probably me who's stupid), work, to tired after work, play video games(people still say that? man i feel old) and basically just trying to put my day to a routine or something. 
I simply have no time for that anymore.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that feel, bro.
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GabrielFrag Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's just no fun being an adult... which i could go back to my school days and neglect school work to do the things i loved again.
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xXTragicAngelXx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Who doesn't love sonic 3 style sprites?
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heathens!!!
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TheMapleSyrupShow Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
2007?! Goddamn.
Still pretty sweet. :)
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! xD
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TheMapleSyrupShow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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MightyRay Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These sprites are so cool! I love motorbike ones. I could easily picture the two kissing in an ending cut-scene. 
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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MightyRay Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Gardow Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always really liked this version of Shadow you did, neat to see you still dabble with pixels after all these years. :)
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a whole lot, man! That means a lot, especially since you came up with a few great Shadows yourself back in the day. xD
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dpsiko Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Suddenly a nostalgia attack.
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