Concept Art For A Wide Variety Of Sonic Games Found

Concept Art For A Wide Variety Of Sonic Games Found

HunterTSF over at the SSMB has found an extremely large amount of concept art for a wide variety of Sonic games including –
Sonic Rivals 1 & 2
Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic the Hedgehog (Xbox 360, PS3)
Sonic Unleashed
Shadow the Hedgehog
Sonic Heroes
Night of the Werehog

Most of the artwork was found on websites owned by various artists who worked on the games while the Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity art is on the games official Japanese website so you may have seen those before. The artwork consists of sketches, 2D art, textures and 3D model renders.

Here is a list of the artists websites with all the assets –
Matt Osness(Sonic Rivals 1 and 2)

Stephen Pearce (Sonic Rivals 2)

Cemre Ozkurt (Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog Xbox 360, PS3)

Barret Meeker (Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog Xbox 360, PS3)

Gurihiru Studios (Sonic Unleashed, Night of the Werehog)

Sonic Riders: Shooting Star Story Japanese official website(Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity)

Mark Pearce(Sonic Rivals, very early trailer and logo)
Massive Black (Sonic Unleashed)
Aoki Studio (Sonic Riders, Sonic the Hedgehog Xbox 360, PS3)
Vision Scape (Sonic Heroes)

Thanks to HunterTSF for the finds.


  1. Just watched the Demo version of some cutscenes on Cemre Ozkurt. The one of Shadow looking on the Ark 50 years ago has Lion King Music! Epic! I love the original music of them all. Anyone else recognise any?

  2. That Sonic Rivals early trailer actually looks a lot better than the final version, especially the hud.

  3. Black Doom: Yes Shadow! Thats the space Colony Arc 50 years ago! Now… you must take your place in the circle of life!

  4. the sonic 06 character art with the three hedgehogs, especially with Sonic himself, REALLY could’ve happen if SEGA didn’t rush the game
    just a “coulda woulda” senario

    aaannnndddd the unleashed one with the cartoony sonic and chip
    XD priceless

  5. I can’t find some of them…

    I am officially scared of this site after seeing Silver ‘Shiny'(even though I have the silver plushie) and Shadow smiling

  6. I’m finding those storyboard-to-animation images on the SSS blog very interesting.

    Jason’s 2005 Shadow was surprisingly… moe. Edge, you’re scared of the ridiculously shiny Silver. You should be scared of Moe-Shadow.

  7. @Umiyuri

    But I said I’m scared of both shiny Silver and smiling Shadow… I don’t think shadow is very moe at all…

  8. I found Cemre Ozkurt site recently and was surprised at some of the concepts and video’s, I love the Sonic 06 model, not so much Silvers lol.
    As for all the other finds, excellent work, i finally have an idea what the Ifrit looks like =D

  9. I lmao-ed when I saw Shadow smiling. And that wasn’t Silver….it was Metal Silver from the future!

  10. I love concept art, the ones of Shadow look similar to the ones I have on my Sonic Art Assets folder, except he isn’t smiling which suits him better. Silver looks like he’s made out of chrome and Sonic has grown a new coat of fur!
    That Massive Black artist has some amazing work.
    I would love to have this as my future career.

  11. Thanks for featuring this, Shadz – I had no idea that these finds would end up being so popular!

    Oh, and I appreciate for the mention! Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the [i]other[/i] site’s coverage on these. *grumble grumble*

  12. oh my god. Shadow is SMILING! in the Sonic 06 pictures he is SMILING! D:
    I’m emotionally scarred…

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