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Elliott young
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United Kingdom


First off I need to apologise for not saying or submitting anything during christmas and New Years. I was spending a lot off time with close family and friends I have a large extended family.

birthdAy '14 fella (Badges)  2014  was a good year for me. Leaving High school and starting College. And here I past 100 watchers looking at my work.

But looking at my progress the past year compared to other people; made me realise that I Could be more motivated to upload more of my art.

So I have set up some goals that would help me be more active this year: 

  • Draw more !
  • Make comics, 
  • Challenge myself, 
  • And a new addition to the mix: Animate works.
It is also coming up to my 3rd year on DeviantART 3 ( Numbers ) .
I Want to Thank You all for Liking,Favorites Icon 3D by cezkid  Commenting Silent Mode and watchingAdded to my devWatch! 

All of my work the past 3 years 

I'm Looking forward to more productive and Fun 2015!

See you soon.

  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: Nightcore music
  • Reading: The Fundamentals of Illustration
  • Watching: Howl's Moving Castle
  • Playing: Sonic Rush & Sonic Generations
  • Eating: Meatballs & Spaghetti
  • Drinking: Black Tea & Water


29 deviations
Happy 30th Birthday Darkspeeds !!! by leonarstist06
Happy 30th Birthday Darkspeeds !!!

Hi, Everybody 

In the past couple of weeks I have been working on this piece. Many of you may not know who :icondarkspeeds: is; but I feel it is important to me to talk about him coming up to his 30th Birthday. And I felt that a single artwork doesn't explain my admiration for him.

3 years ago just before I started this DeviantART account; like any teenager I wasn't sure what lied for me in the near future. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do; and I didn’t know what I could do in my spare time instead of doing nothing but watch Youtube videos and playing online games. 

Then I stumbled on a Youtube video which was a comic drama for Archie’s Sonic Universe: The Silver Saga, and there and behold it was done by a Elson ‘Darkspeeds’ Wong. What was different to other Sonic Fan video’s I have seen before; you could see that he took his time to make this look like a genuine video that could lead to something more. At that point I was intrigued with the content this man had released.

After I saw a few more videos I realised that Elson was a person who was different, from thousands of other fans out there. And not just ‘Sonic fans’; but fans from different Fandoms as well. 

What I though was interesting about Elson is these reasons:

  1. Experimentation
  2. Determination
  3. Sincerity 
  4. Helpful 

  1. During the past 4 years and looking at his past work; I have seen Elson’s Art improve and have a variety of depth in his art too. Not many artists have had the chance to create: Cartoons/Anime drawings, A Graphic Novel (Grand Ashworth Hunter), 2 Fan design publishing Magazines (Sonic Art Collection & Sonic Universe Pirate Plunder Fan Book), Oil Paintings (Art Academy), Comic Drama’s (Recent/upcoming projects include Nordguard & Blacksad), Voice Acting and Radio DJ (DJ Darkspeeds Podcast).
  2. Elson. HOW DO KEEP UP YOUR ENERGY LEVELS MAN !!! If you look in the dictionary and find the word ‘Commitment’; next to that description they should put his face in there. Many people who have a hobby would only improve it in there own time at there own minimal expense. But when Elson wanted to improve his drawing skills; he travelled and lived half way across the world in the USA and study and one of the best art college in the country. That is dedication to your practice that you do in your own spare time. 
  3. There is a harsh misrepresentation of ‘Sonic Fans’ as crazy, vain and bitching about how anything that is related to Sonic is so bad it should be wiped off the face of the earth. Now I will not deny that if you watch some of Elson’s Video’s he appears a Crazy Sonic Fan Boy; but he also has a huge level of respect for the franchise and the people who make the Games, Comics and TV. He understands that these people have there best intentions towards the franchise; regardless of the outcome. But don’t judge his soon; Elson can criticise his opinions in a way that when I read his opinions I can understand why he would see in that view even if I didn’t.     
  4. Finally if you have a question or if you want his opinion on some artwork you created; Elson will give you an encouraging, critical and honest opinion. He understands how difficult to improve on your artwork and wants more incredible talent to be discovered. For example take :iconevanstanley: ;she was creating fan art and creating a little Sonic comic called: “Ghosts of the future”(GOFT). Thanks to Elson’s feedback she improved her artwork by reimagining one of Elson’s side comics ‘Tails Away’ ; and in time becoming one of the fresh artists working on Archie’s Sonic The Hedgehog Comic. 

So in summary. Elson, I owe you a lot of credit in shaping my decisions in my artwork; Hopeful in the next year I can create some projects that can be shared with people around the world. And yes I understand it will be difficult; but if handle this with a straight logical mindset I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. 

Thank you so much for inspiring me to become a better artist; I only hope that if I meet you one day I won’t act like a Crazyass Fan-girl.    

Thanks Guys    

For those characters who you are not familiar in this illustration (Left to Right/Top to Bottom): 

Silver the hedgehog 

Miles “Tails” Prower 

Shadow the hedgehog 

Blaze the Cat 

Evan Stanley :iconevanstanley: 

Jason :iconchemb0t: 

Ashworth The Wombat & Ruby the Emu by :icondarkspeeds:

Nickel by :iconscrewbald: 

Zachary by :icondawnbest: 

Sonic the hedgehog 

Amy Rose 

Elson “Darkspeeds” Wong :icondarkspeeds:

Bashu by :icondawnbest: 

Usagi Yojimbo by leonarstist06
Usagi Yojimbo
I just bought Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo: Saga 1" yesterday and I'm really enjoying it.

I recommend it to anyone who who likes Japanese storytelling with drama, action humour and wit. A cross between Akira Kurosawa and Carl Banks.

I liked how the markers turned out after my second attempt. 

Enjoy !!!

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scourgemightyfan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
armydildo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
god your arts amaze :o
pittpenguin123 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the fav
leonarstist06 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you, for the llama Llama jump 
super-sonicx2013 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
hello and wanna roleplay?
HavocGirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav on my Burning Blaze pic! ^________^
BroDogz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Thanks for the fav!

Nothin feeds the drive to keep on drawing like a little confirmation that people enjoy some of the work I've done. ^^

Llama Emoji-64 (I love mah fudz) [V3]
EllyTheGee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for faving the colored artwork! :+fav: Much appreciated! :meow:
leonarstist06 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem. :) 
TheGraphicNovelist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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