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CE: Visual Kei Shadow AU by Luna-rii CE: Visual Kei Shadow AU by Luna-rii
Contest entry for :iconshadow-boom:'s contest: Shadow the Hedgehog Contest: Species Change OR AU! Here's Shadow in Visual Kei fashion! ^^

I wanted to redesign Shadow as a member of a J-Rock band as it suits our edgy hedgie perfectly :giggle: The main inspiration for his clothes was from my absolute favourite band, Diaura. 

I still want to do a human version of this piece and maybe include Sonic and Silver as band members as well but I had fun with this entry. I don't do much Sonic art these days but it's still relaxing to try out new things. I'm pleased with the outcome and I hope you also like this piece. :heart:

Shadow the Hedgehog (c) Sega
Art and redesign (c) :iconluna-rii:
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Shadatanish-Divine Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Omg, good luck with the contest, this design is simply gorgeous and perfect, omg :la: :la: :la:
You did really fantastic work on Shadow's outfit and he looks truly divine with it :dummy:
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Loulines Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so cool, I love ittt :la: The shading on the clothes is absolutely amazing in this one! :la:
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much sweetie! :iconsweethugplz: So happy to hear that ;u;
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cabbbage Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooh this looks amazing ;o; you did so well with the design and shading! <33 i wish you the best of luck for the contest! :la: :heart: 
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much dear! :iconaawplz: ;u;
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applebracelet93 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
hm I could do a pripara or aikatsu coord out of this.
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DeMilk021 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH 
This AU makes me fall back in love with Visual Kei . The fact that this outfit is inspired by Diaura makes it even more charming ! 
I adore the shading,colors,textures,and just everything about this .
I wish you nothing but good luck in the contest Luna !
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aahh thank you so much dear! :iconsweethugplz: :heart:

I'm so happy to hear more people like Diaura as it's not a super famous band ;u; Their style is so unique that it was impossible not to get inspired.

Thanks for your kind wishes as well!! :huggle:
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DeMilk021 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome !
I discovered them back in 2012 when their song Terrors came out,ever since then I've been hooked lol .
Visual Kei in general has so many different bands with amazing looks,so I agree that it's impossible not to get inspired haha .
You're welcome once again .
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TriMechA Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
It seems that I'm not alone to appreciate Sonic's universe and Visual Kei in same time ! :D (Big Grin) 

Nah, Shadow's look is really awesome, like this : dark red, black, an semi-military uniform, a grey-purple cloak... I faved immediately when I see that ! Clap 

For musical inspiration, I look and hear more towards X-Japan, one of the most famous J-Rock & Visual Kei bands : you should hear "Kurenai", their most known song ! I think than that song could stuck perfectly with Shadow also...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuTHk2…

Anyway, it's a really magnificent work ! I dunno wonder if you will do an another thing like this, if you hear "Kurenai"... :happybounce: 

Continue like this ! #1 
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^ I love the military-inspired clothing in V-kei and fashion in general so I'm glad you also appreciate that. :heart:

Ooh that's such a good song! I also think it would suit Shadow perfectly. I will look more into this band as well. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm actually thinking of making another V-kei inspired Sonic piece with the hedgehogs all together so I could definitely get some inspiration from this band and other V-kei/J-rock bands. ^^
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Flower-Boy-Ryo-123 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so handsome I just want to hug him! But he needs his space, so I’ll just stay over here...
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:

Well, everyone likes hugs sometimes ^^ But better give him his space.
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Flower-Boy-Ryo-123 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You’re welcome! Okay!
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Sanji301 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You sweet little artist, you know what? this is AMAZING. I love it
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my!  Robu by Emoji-kun  Your comment has just made my day! :heart:

Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear that. ^^
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Sanji301 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome glad that my response made you happy
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kakyuuspark Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent outfit :)

Good luck in the contest :)
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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PeachesRoseRobotnik Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Very majestic. It gives him an air of mystery. Very well done.
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you think so. :heart:
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PeachesRoseRobotnik Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
I only speak the truth.
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bcfoster12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Photographer
Shadow he is sooo awesome
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yes, Shadow is awesome ^^
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bcfoster12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Photographer
Welcome yeah I know I had a shadow the hedgehog video games
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PokerHioko Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Diz iz zo azum!!!!! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Hioko-chi! :heart:
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Astral-Chan Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Whoaaaaa so many amazing artworks in such a short time! AMAZING!!! :love: :huggle:
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much dear! :huggle: I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying my works each time I'm uploading them!

It's thanks to you and all my other friends' support that I'm able to be so productive. :heart: ;u; It means a lot to me.
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Astral-Chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Aww of course~! I always love seeing your art~!! :love:
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Jennyliino Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
oh wow! I love it!
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This was supposed to be a reply lolol;;;
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UrsidaeAngeni Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The outfit is really cool!
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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UrsidaeAngeni Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!  :heart: by Kataang-furuba  
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Toflun Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//wheezies, the outfit is lovely ~ At first I was going to say it screams visual kei & j-rock because it reminded me of some of the bands I listen to. BUT now I'm crying because you actually listen to Diaura ;; The band is so underrated let's be honest TT v TT
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh thank you so much Hibi! ;u; So glad it gave you the J-rock/V-kei vibes as I was going for this exact direction. I love that fashion.

Agreed! Diaura is such an underrated band yet I love their music and aesthetic. Yo-ka's voice is always amazing and I love watching their music videos. So I wanted to pay a tribute to them with this piece.
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Toflun Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome Luna. ^ v ^ I love the fashion style to. 
Ahh, Indeed, I agree, as do I. His voice is lovely and fairly unique.
Their music videos are one of the best aspect of their music I'd say.
Of course the songs as well ~ Do you have a favorite song by them ? 
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah Yo-ka's voice is really unique and he can sing any kind of song very well ;u; That's kinda rare in J-rock bands since most of them don't have much variety in their sounds these days.

Hmm... Though my all-time favourite is Lost November (that was the first song of them I've heard), I also like this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE11iU…

But I still love their "brutal" songs as well. When I'm in the mood I literally listen to their whole albums/singles non-stop haha XD;;;

And what are your favourites? owo
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Toflun Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed ~ Especially as of today I can agree. Oh ! ♡ Lost November is also my absolute favorite. It was also the first song I ever heard by them. :love:
I also really like this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gESS7… Mostly because I used to listen to those two songs 24/7,
when I was a bit younger, I had this whole j-rock & visual-kei phase where I basically listened to that and nothing else. c'x 
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh yes I remember that one as well! I would also listen to it a lot. :heart: It's so beautiful! And like, the aesthetics of this music video is wonderful. I love their outfits!! :love: And I really like how they remastered it, along with Lost November, but I can't choose whether I like the older or newer one better: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mIKFM…

The funny thing is, I got into the v-kei/j-rock hype when I was in the Uni;;; I'm such a late bloomer lolol. I would usually listen to vocaloid and some j-pop when I was younger. I really wish I had found out about this genre when I was younger but oh well XD;;;
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Toflun Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :love: ♡ Oh I see, I didn't know that ! That's cool ~ Being able to watch the pv's in better quality q w q 
Ah yes it is quite different, but I think it's still good. 
♡ I listened to like Vocaloid since I was like..12 and I still do xD
I've been watching anime my entire life, but my friend properly introduced me to it when I was in 6th grade.
That's also how I came to discover J-pop and J-rock and in like 2011 I also discovered kpop c'x and around the same time
I had my whole phase of only listening to asian music lmao, and it hasn't been able to really let me go. <'=
I still listen to all of it daily or weekly, but I don't listen to as much J-rock and J-pop as I used to.
Which to be honest is a little boring, because I've lost track of so many songs that I loved before. ; - ;

Do you have any other J-bands that you listen to ?? Either v-kei, rock or pop ~
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Luna-rii Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it's really nice to see them retaking their old songs from time to time. They sound a bit different but it's really nice to see the band's "growth".

I've discovered the whole "anime" term a bit late, around my first year in high school. My first introduction was with Death Note but I could only finish it 2 years after starting lol;;; Then I found K-ON! in summer vacation after the first year of high school. It was the first anime I've actually sat through and finished so I still love that "moe" culture and cute music XD So that's where the whole interest in Asian music and culture came from.

I still listen to Vocaloid sometimes. But ever since I've discovered utaites, I've been listening to Vocaloid songs more eagerly to hear the "covers" XD;;; Never felt such a strong liking towards K-pop but I still listen to it from time to time. But gotta admit, their dances and MVs are perfect!

I'm currently more into future funk/house music kinda stuff so I haven't been able to keep up with the new J-bands and musicians but I really like these two channels, Waifu Wednesday and Moe Shop: www.youtube.com/channel/UC-wNj… and www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKTR…

I'm sure you've heard of one or two of the remixes they've uploaded but I find their remixes so relaxing to listen owo It's also nice to go and find old and new songs they sample from to find new stuff to listen.
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