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Strength for the weak by Uriirhay Strength for the weak by Uriirhay

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"Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be." - Princess Diana
"I beg you take courage, the brave soul can mend even disaster." - Catherine the Great (of Russia)


Ah! Very happy with this, I wanted to draw some Sally Acorn... buut things turned heavy aha.
I wanted to experiment with finer details like dirt and tears and vague backgrounds.
I wish to remake this in the future in a more dynamic type pose and more detailed, not as blurred background.

This is my AU Sally (though this scenario is not canon to my AU), I love designs with Sally having chipmunk nose markings. x3
This also how I pictured Sonic SatAM when I was a kid. Everything was so dark in Robotropolis.
You can pretty much get the gist of what's happening here, though Sally's power rings are faulting, her shield can't hold on much longer and her sword is struggling to generate.

Everyone fails to realize what Princesses truly are or at least what they used to be and it is a real peeve of mine.
All these little girls want to be Princesses but, they do not know the utter struggles. it isn't wearing fancy dresses and being lavished with all the things you want.
It's politics, paperwork, organizing and managing, making tough choices, yes even sometimes militaristic ones. A JOB!
And that's what Sally Acorn does! Sally tries so hard to be the ruler her people need! And people hate her for it.
And this is why Sally was a role model for me, she was smart and strong, she tried to her best with the outcome of WAR in mind. Sonic SatAM was literally a bunch of kids trying to fight a war.
Princess isn't a fancy title to flaunt, while yes it has happened, a good ruler is strength for her kingdom, a role model. Someone with the world on their shoulders.

TLDR: Sally Acorn is awesome! I love her! I love how this turned out, enjoy!

Princess Sally Acorn ©️ SEGA/Archie Comics
Art ©️ Uriirhay
Brushes ©️ To the respected users mentioned below

    Embers: Ryrax's Sparkle-Shiny Brushes
    Clouds/Smoke: Cloud brush PS7 and above
    Glass cracks: Broken Glass Brushes - Eight
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Nathancook0927 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
I kind like this battle phase Sally is willing fight whoever she is facing there in combat!
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HaloEssence Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2017  Student General Artist
"Everyone fails to realize what Princesses truly are or at least what they used to be and it is a real peeve of mine.
All these little girls want to be Princesses but, they do not know the utter struggles. it isn't wearing fancy dresses and being lavished with all the things you want. 
It's politics, paperwork, organizing and managing, making tough choices, yes even sometimes militaristic ones. A JOB!
And that's what Sally Acorn does! Sally tries so hard to be the ruler her people need! And people hate her for it. 
And this is why Sally was a role model for me, she was smart and strong, she tried to her best with the outcome of WAR in mind. Sonic SatAM was literally a bunch of kids trying to fight a war.

Princess isn't a fancy title to flaunt, while yes it has happened, a good ruler is strength for her kingdom, a role model. Someone with the world on their shoulders."

YES! YES! THANK YOU! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY SALLY IS SUCH A GOOD CHARACTER!

It seems like Sally fanbrats are just trying to find any reason they can scrape up to hate her, and her being in a position of power is one of their main argument for her being a "Mary Sue", as they have so improperly labeled her. They don't realize that she is a strong, smart leader capable of taking down a frikkin mad scientist/ tyrant with a rag tag group of kids that she whipped into soldiers. Not just anyone can do that. Like you said, being a Princess isn't all gowns and crowns, it's being a role model and an anchor. And that, my friend, is exactly what Sally Acorn is.
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist
THANK. YOU!
Someone else gets it!
Fanbrats always want to tear down Sally just because of a title she was born with, and it's not like she's a princess for no reason,
she actually attempts to do her job. Even more so than any of Disney's friggen princesses.
And then they have the gall to try and make Amy (the game version) seem like the better character???
In all honesty, what does the game Amy really do? She is a stalker, obsessed 12 year old, while yes, determined and doesn't seem to give up, that's not exactly a role model or a better character.
Now I don't hate the Archie Amy, her obsession is very much more tame and she actually does stuff and even puts Sonic and Sally's relationship before her own feelings because they are friends,
but not game Amy or even Amy in Sonic X, who gets super defensive even when a female talks to Sonic.
I can't even sometimes Negaduck Facepalm
by all means Sally isn't perfect, no one is, she just is a better role model and put together character. One of the best I think for children as well.
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Mickey-Minnie93 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you captured her strength and her ability in not backing down
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Flordeoro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Im so happy than you draw her. She is my favorite charecter!! I really dont understand why people hates her so much... she is awesome! I like than you give her a shield, and how you did her hair. Why is she crying? 
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you! People are silly, they just don't want to accept a good Princess character.
She's crying because she is at war, hurt and she's possibly the last Freedom Fighter left.
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Flordeoro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
ooooh thanks, poor Sally, dont cry, You and Sonic will save the day... as always
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akessel92 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Impressive. Most impressive. I really like how you colored and designed Sally not only being a combination of her official post-reboot design but also having your own flare to the design. I hope to see this for other freedom fighter characters you will draw in the future.
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you so very much!
I like to incorporate different designs the character has had over the years when I go to make a design for them myself. ^.^
Thanks, I hope to draw some more of the Freedom Fighters soon! :D
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MaddieBat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lots of emotion here! I love her expression<3
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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stabbykeith1985 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
She looks like such a badass in this! I bet even without her weapons, she's prepared to fight whatever she is facing with tooth and nail if she has to! This is very well done!
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
:D Hahah thank you you very much!
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stabbykeith1985 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcme!
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BlueBlur62391 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
"You're right. I am a princess. And as far as I'm concerned, my family exists to serve its people."
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist
One of my personal fav quotes from Sally herself. C:
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BlueBlur62391 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
It's almost like a big "fuck you" to the chick we saw from the worst era of the comics' life.
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KissTheThunder Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sally has such a complicated psyche but it can be broken down to love of her people and love for her friends and her fear of failing them. I think you really captured her here ;-; She's tough but not because she has super powers- a lot of heart <3 The glow of her shield and the complicated prisms of her eyes has to be my favorite parts! And her tears, the way they tumble and the grit in her jaw to show her determination- perfect details to convey a gripping scene! Also, the lack of focus on the background while remaining clearly on the character front and center was a great creative choice! While you can tell something horrible is going down, the characters reactions are what the artist wants you to focus on! 

A fave from me- awesome work!
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Ah! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And that's another thing I found appealing about Sally, she was, in most cases, well grounded to realistic terms.
As she didn't have powers, she had to use what resources around her and what she was capable of herself.
To bear all she had at such a young age... man, I just really like and appreciate Sally. ;w; Absolute shame she gets so much hate, and most of it is all over a ship.
I actually kind of studied how you draw tears (with other references) to see how they can be draw, how they shape with the face, form and flow.
though I'm not quite there on dynamic shading, you have a lot of emotional art pieces
Though I'm really happy I could convey some kind of emotion, and I'm glad determination was one of them as it was one of the themes thought for this. ;v;

Squee! Thank you, you're such a sweetheart, also you're a big inspiration, I love you and seeing you comment a lovely comment I can't thank you enough <3
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KissTheThunder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww- I'm so flattered ;o;!!! An teaaaars, I LOVE tears! I seriously love them, drawing them, adding them, what they add to a picture! You can do ANY expression and if you add tears it just changes everything in neatest way! 

Sally herself is an incredible character! She's a princess but doesn't define herself by it, she's so take charge and I always loved that her and the freedom fighters didn't have super powers like Sonic, Knux, Shadow and other main cast characters! They were useful without tons of power! Sal was smart and though she wasn't physically strong she knew how to defend herself and not be a liability! Yeah she gets in over her head but thats everyone in the franchise, it happens and is realistic for it to happen!

And you're welcome ;o; I'm so honored jdgfbdbghdfbdxdfh!!
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mjponso Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Perhaps it was one too many decades of fairy tales and Disney princesses that put the dainty, damsel-in-distress image into our collective psyche.  But you bring up an excellent point about the real responsibilities of princesses.  One of the things I admire about Sally is how she's willing to make tough choices and get her hands dirty (as needed) for the sake of protecting those whom she treasures.

You've done a great job illustrating the toll this fight has taken on Sally: dirty face and clothes, tears in her eyes, faltering weapon/armor.  But still, she stays determined, knowing the consequences that await should this battle be lost.  (And in this picture, I also like the chipmunk-style nose marking, as it reminds me of war paint.)
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
Yeah I guess so, I don't really understand where or how that cliche originated.
And people automatically associate 'princess' with Mary Sues.. if Mary Sues knew what princess really did, they wouldn't want to be one anymore. Especially if they're a regent.
People hate Sally for the silliest reasons. :no:

Thank you very much!
It's nice knowing the smaller details like dirt doesn't go unnoticed. :'D
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EnforcerWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
What an incredibly awesome rendering. Love the determination she has on her face, even struggling through it all, she's fighting the good fight and defending what is right. Amazing backround choice as well--just an outstandingly great picture!
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Oh gosh, thank you so much for the comment! :heart:
I'm glad you think it all incorporates well together, I'm happy that it worked. :D
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EnforcerWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
You are quite welcome!
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TRIPLE84E Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Spirit:.... stay strong... you will never weak for I love you

I shipped my oc with Sally cause of many reasons also I don't see alot of ocs ship with her, plus she's my favorite character number three
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SpadeTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! i love the lighting effect you used for this.
The story is very interesting too.
This is good stuff keep it up. =)
Thumbs up okay 
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you so very much! ;A;
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SpadeTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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sairoro Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Oh, I wish I could see more of Sally's in actions! 
Supposedly is Sally in a war or something? 
Because she's crying~ :) 
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist
I wish I could have expanded on this, maybe in the future I'll remake this in a more fullbody action. c:
Yeah, Sally being the last Freedom Fighter sadly.
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sairoro Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Wow-! Can't wait then XD
Oh goodness. Wish there's more Freedom Fighters. 
I can't stand when there's one left, only to stay alive but watching their friends fall.
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist
I might be a year or so though xD
Me too, I can be very sentimental and get quickly get teary violent sobbing while watching war-type films.
But that's just what came to be while sketching.
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sairoro Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist
That's a skill actually you've got there.
I can only day-dream what I want ,
Sometimes not what I want it to be XD
Yeah, war-type movie... especially classic war in Roman empire or any WW days...
Count me in...That's a history we can't forget actually. 
Nice song you chose btw. Above. XD
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Vulkano-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
The Left arm is the shield, right?
But anyway, the art is really awesome!
But the background is the lava?
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Uriirhay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Yes, her shield is on her left arm.
But Sally is ambidextrous, so her shield can be on either arm, I just drew it on the left.
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Vulkano-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh I see, thank you for the explan.
Anyway the art is really awesome! +FAV
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