Does the name Nerkin ring any bells? If not, there’s a high chance you’ve probably seen his work floating around the internet, whether you’ve realized it or not. Nerkin is one of the lead artists behind the massively impressive Sonic 2 HD; subject for concepts, backgrounds and illustrations alike. He’s also the man responsible for this well-known parody:
Humor aside, Nerkin is not only an avid fan of the series, but an insanely talented artist, both inside the fanbase and out. Apart from his many illustrations for Sonic 2 HD, he’s also done his own numerous takes on the hedgehog, capable of perfectly replicating the classic art style, completely reimaging it, and even envisioning it with his own creative flare. You can see exactly what I mean in the gallery below, where we’ve included a few of Nerkin’s S2HD pieces, as well as his own original works.
You can awe at hedgehogs and beyond on Nerkin’s deviantART and Twitter, as well as follow development on Sonic 2 HD on their blog . As always, we’re searching for fan work to spotlight, so if you have a project you’d like to share, be sure to send us a link at firstname.lastname@example.org!