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Sonic the Hedgehog by BezerroBizarro Sonic the Hedgehog by BezerroBizarro
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Hi!

I´ve never been good at playing Sonic. But this game is damn awesome! Although the cartoon and anime adaptions are a little disappointing, the new games are as good and fun as the old ones.

Now a curious story. Years ago, when I was opening my genetics book for the first time, I got surprised when I saw an article about mutations in a gene called "Sonic Hedgehog". My first thought was "WTF!". I was expecting strange names for genes, proteins, whatever... but naming a gene after a videogame character was bizarre! Then I did a little research and found this [link] . According to what I´ve got, two genes discovered in the 70s had names of species of hedgehogs. In the 90s, they discovered another gene of this group and named it after Sega´s main character, which was already a big hit that time. Yes, my friends, scientists have sense of humour!

Wikipedia says that there´s an inibitor for this gene. It was called "Robotnikinin". I wonder how long they´ll take this joke.

Hope you like the drawing!
Cheers!

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Olá!

Nunca fui bom em jogar Sonic. Mas o jogo é fenomenal! Apesar das adaptações para animação serem meio fracas, os jogos novos são tão bons e divertidos quanto os antigos.

Agora uma história interessante. Anos atrás, quando abri meu livro de genética pela primeira vez, me deparei com um capítulo sobre mutações em um gene chamado "Sonic Hedgehog". A primeira coisa que pensei foi "Que diabo é isso??". Eu esperava todo tipo de nome esquisito pra genes, mas nome de personagem de videogame era algo meio bizarro! Então pesquisei na internet e achei este [link] . Pelo que entendi, foram descobertos, nos anos 70, dois genes que foram batizados com nomes de ouriços. Nos anos 90, outro gene deste grupo foi achado. Ele foi batizado com o nome do ouriço mais famoso daquela época: o Sonic! Pois é, cientistas também tem senso de humor!

A wikipedia diz que há um inibidor deste gene que foi batizado de "Robotinikinin". Até onde será que eles vão levar essa piada?...

Espero que gostem do desenho!
Abraços!
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:icondrawloverlala:
Drawloverlala Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
haha hey! i didn't know about the genes thingie.. this sure its a really rare and fun fact!
this made  my day :XD:

nreally good art! :aww: Sonic here looks cute!
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Gibbagobba Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the very toony design of him here! Reminds me a little bit of Animaniacs.
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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I love how toony this whole drawing is! Very magnificent! Sonic's pose and expression are truly fantastic! ;)
The outlines, the colouring, the shadings and highlights, and the background are very stunning and phenomenal! :la:
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:iconmarykelly10:
MaryKelly10 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks nice
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:iconratchetjak:
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Very nice take on Sonic. I could so see you doing this kind of style for a Sonic cartoon asked by Sega :)
I just love how cartoon you made him. Nicely done. :clap:
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:iconcsgcomics:
CSGComics Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Rayman Origings. =)
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:iconkanmeros78:
Kanmeros78 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Much better than his current incarnation.
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:iconxkaosxtheoryx:
xkaosxtheoryx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
The face cracks me up XD
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:iconmarvincmf:
marvincmf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks Like a Warner Bros or Hanna-Barbera style. I like it
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:icongeistertrocken:
Geistertrocken Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, Congrulations !!!
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlucas420:
lucas420 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice pic!
i love the part about the genes.
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I got really surprised when I saw that. haha!
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:iconsonicfanlegend:
SonicFanLegend Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
That looks as good as the big Sonic comic series'! Well done!
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:icontails53:
Tails53 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
This picture reminds me about my strange cousin!
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:iconpennyadodumuss:
Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya know what.. I'm faving this.
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontuxedosonic11:
TuxedoSonic11 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I love the cartoony look ya gave him!
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   General Artist
:happybounce: This piece has been featured here ---> [link]
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:iconspazjackrabbit1:
SpazJackrabbit1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
:+fav:249 HIT COMBO!
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:iconelias1986:
Elias1986 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
y solo en un ano
si estoy en otra computadora
por eso no pongo la enie
recupere mi computadora YEAYYYYYYY
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:icondeutschfox:
deutschfox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconnikkigamer:
Nikkigamer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Writer
looks nice!
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:iconnikkigamer:
Nikkigamer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Writer
looks nice!
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:iconcajuhy:
Cajuhy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
imagem muito loca................. curti de mais lembrei q eu tinha um megadrive mas num curtia ..... só tinha o sonic 2 ¬¬ e ninguem mais tinha mega só supernes tava zicado na epoca
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:iconpennyadodumuss:
Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cartoony!
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcarbontoons:
CarbonToons Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
What did you use to color it?
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used Gimp image editor, for Linux. :)
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:iconcarbontoons:
CarbonToons Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thx!
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:iconmessatsugoufox:
MessatsuGouFox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student General Artist
He looks pretty good! Nice job!
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnkognz:
NkoGnZ Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorei a sua versao do Sonic! bom desenho rapaz! :D
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obrigado! =D
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umbreonthedark Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
XDD when i first saw this pic, sonic looked like a Crash Bandicoot character! Love the pic:heart:
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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umbreonthedark Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
your welcome!:D
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cosmic-clover Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Nice take on Sonic. I really like how it has your own cartoon style drawing's look, while still being very faithful to the character design (a good way to show respect to series imo, sort of like Epic Mickey's take on the famous mouse).

Anyways, keep up the good work.
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much my friend! =D
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Pe-u Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
hahahahahahaahahah interessante esse negocio dos genes!!!!!
tbm sempre curti sonic mas nunca fui bom de videogame........ lembro que pegar os diamantes e virar sonic dourado era o olho do c.....
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pois é, imagina a minha cara de surpresa ao ver o nome de um videogame em um livro da faculdade! XD hehehe! Foi hilário! Pior é que eu ri sozinho, meus colegas nem lembravam direito do game... =P
Nem sei porque é que eu gosto de games, se eu sou tão ruim jogando! hehehe! Deve ser pelo estimulo audio-visual.
Eu so consegui fazer o sonic dourado usando um codigo que li numa revista. XD
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:iconpe-u:
Pe-u Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
vc fez(faz) biologia?!
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eu fiz medicina. Me formei há uns sete meses.
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:iconpe-u:
Pe-u Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
caraca.... e onde arruma tempo pra desenhar?
deveria ter feito isso tbm XD
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cara, eu me viro! hehehe!
Eu devia ter me dedicado só a desenho mesmo desde o início. Hoje eu volto do trabalho e me da uma vontade louca de desenhar, e fico até tres da madrugada desenhando. Se eu trabalhasse com desenho, passaria o dia desenhando mesmo, e dormiria na hora normal. Eu nem curto muito a medicina, só estou ainda nesse ramo pq agora dependo do salário pra pagar as contas. Eu geralmente aconselho as pessoas a dedicarem-se ao que elas gostam de fazer e sabem que podem fazer bem, pois dessa forma há grande chance de se destacar. Entrar em certas profissões so pelo mercado pode trazer muita frustração. :(
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:iconpe-u:
Pe-u Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
hahahaahahah
se quiser posso trocar meu diploma pelo seu na orelha XD
hahahaahahah zoeira......
tbm acho importante fazer aquilo que gosta...... mas o mercado na area desenho tah bem ruinzinho..... se trabalha muito pra ganhar pouco.....as vezes nem isso....
ow sou eu mesmo que naum sei ganhar dinheiro......
mas enfim...... frustração faz parte da vida..... independente das escolhas que fazemos..... o que precisa aé balancear bem pra saber qualdas frustrações agente vai administrar melhor.....
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Teh-Ray Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oho, nice find with that Sonic Hedgehog stuff.

I love those eyes and that nose.
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:iconbezerrobizarro:
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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