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Okay as some of you may or may not know, Sally is going to get redesigned in Archie Sonic comics. My opinion of the design is mostly not favorable. She looks like she got some face and eye surgery in order to look younger or something. Then took up cycling and yoga classes.

I did this without coloring in the picture, and in a more Ben Bates style. Does she still look like Sally to you, without any colors?

If you like the new look, that's fine I respect that. Just respect that I'm not too fond of the new look.
And remember to respect everyone commenting :)
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TayzeJacksonBell Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
I've never been a fan of Sally... so my opinion on the new design is mostly favorable honestly...
MasterFusion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
HHmmm... Nope!
Hero-T Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014

*Sees laser wrist blades in the comic*

I would say yes.
CrystalArtest Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
New Sal from the neck up looks ki8nda off to me but I do like her outfit. Why did they mess with her hair and face?
FakerFakerLuvPower Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
probably a different artist. most series change designs and even art styles completely for that reason.
bigM226 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I dont really like that new sally's style the old one is way better ...             but she is still beautiful :D (Big Grin) 
Psyco-The-Frog Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I'm indifferent about the new one. I don't love or hate it, and not glad or sad that it's replacing the old look. I'm pretty much just meh at this point, but what I'm concerned about more is that all the other characters we could be losing because of that lawsuit, so be lucky she's still even there. Anyway, I wonder if she would be called a whore less often now because she didn't have any clothes, but most of those haters are a bunch of pussies. Fuck them, Sally's cool.
CriminallyNerdy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Writer
Personally, I like Sally's new design a lot more over the old one. I always found it kinda awkward to draw Sally because she never wore any clothes. Plus, this new design would definitely help get rid of the controversy around Sally's original design.

And Sally's new design doesn't really look all that bad. I think it's only getting such a rise out of Sonic fans because it's new. This fandom has always been known for making a big deal out of even the slightest of changes. I honestly think this change is for the better, anyways.
glider4 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Yea I dont like it. I've heard people say it's meant to be updated because all the other characters were changed but Sally sort of changed over time so it seems pointless to me. IDK I just don't like how they removed the fur on the side of the face. It's not a big deal to be honest
EggSonic14 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
The old was better.
shadowblade221 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Not at all. No freakin' way in heck is that an improvement. She doesn't even look like her anymore.
WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
This is awesome! I like this new style. :)
ChaotixHedgehog846 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the good old design of sally then the new one.
cottoncandyglasses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I have no problem with her putting some clothes on but did they really have to take away her cheek fluff, mess up her tail, and widen her eyes? She looks too young :P
CrystalArtest Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
I agree
CooperGal24 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If they wanted to give her a "New look", just give her a pair of pants and shirt that fits Sally's personality. The vest, boots and pyshical appearance? I'd say leave that alone!

I mean, sure she's still Sally, but the After pic of her looks....Not Sally, like she's a completely different person. And seriously? How's Ian gonna explain the fact that Sally's going to "Magically" change from her old look into her new look, WITH CLOTHES on! That's about as messed up as the rest of his so called, on and off, arc switching, no nonsense, unbelievable, OOC-ness, soap opera dramatic, too much talking and not enough action, no more fun, lamest, inexcusable stories he writes up!
FlameWhirlwind176 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, i do dislike the first attempt at the new design of her.

But they said that it was just a beta version of her, they might tweek things with her design to make it perfect.

I personaly don;t think it's a bad thing they gave her a shirt closed vest and pants, infact so many people made their own fan designs with that in mind so really it isn't too surprising that they did this.

But what i will say is wroung with it in my honest opinion *not any stupid nitpicks or complain about the art style since it wasn't even done by the comic's artist so why complain about it!?*

the hair for one, it just seems like a younger version of sally with the new version of her hair due.

It MIGHT be because of the style it was drawn but it is still the back of the origonal had more size to it, and was more eye catching, this is just a wierd way of doing it.

then their's the gloves... I don;t mind if they gave her gloves or not... but these kinds don;t suit sally at all, i agree with the fact they seem WAY to much like amy's gloves. Though unlike everyone i don;t think it means they'll make her ACT liek amy... but still white gloves don;t suit her. Maybe just the bracelets but different, or maybe some finger less blue or black gloves, to match her clothing.

The boots... well I'ma just say they could've just touched up the origonals these seem odd, idk.

then the tail... unlike the hair and the cheeks, i don;t think it is the art style it was drawn that changed it. the chipmunk like tail for her was much more suitng, again it MIGHT just be the beta's take, and the final one might change that... but it just seems odd for her to have such a thin tail.

even then i don't HATE this design, infact i think it has alot of potential.

But that doesn;t mean i don't have my grips about it.


SEGAMew Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
You know it's kinda ironic how people refer to Rouge as a slut despite wearing/covering a lot more than Amy ever did.
FlameWhirlwind176 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ikr? i see what people say with the exposed clevedge and the make up but... yeah she really wasn't that much of a slut XDDD

i guess in their midns if they ain't got a skirt they are automatically raunchy lol
Sypoth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I think MOST peoples reaction to the redesign has been negative. I know that I hate it. If you think about it, Gloves are accessories not clothes, and Footware is Footware not Clothes. So by wearing a vest Sally is already wearing more clothes than Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Silver, Shadow, Big, Bean, Bark, Vector, Mighty, Ray, and so MANY other characters COMBINED and all she's wearing is a vest! I say if She is forced to wear pants, so should EVERY OTHER character.
Rockabore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Obviously the original is much better. She looks more herself in it since it stays true to her original look. But besides that I don't mind the new outfit at all. Even though it's nice they could have done something a bit better than bicycle shorts though and I've seen better fan outfits. I dislike how her head is rounder and her hair is so bleh. Her hair was fine before why mess with perfection, and why change her face?
I like her old look better
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ugh, I hate it.

The new Sally looks like a disimprovment
BlitterGlitterBop Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its the hair that bugs me -_-
GlowtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like her old style a little bit more ^^ but her new design is great, too
lucas420 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's both a hit and miss in my opinion.
i dislike it more than like, but eventually it'll grow on me.
at least the way you draw it is cute.
MarkWilder Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I like the old look *much* better.
killer-kimmie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the stupid thing about it is that I like her old look waaaaay better.
But nice drawing though :D
HinataFox790 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the old one better I'm afraid....
crushwolf1499 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that going to be her official new look? I kinda like the new
vocaloid02fan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly I think it's ok but she looks more like a hedgehog than a chipmunk.
Vixenmon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I agree with your answer about Sally looking more like a hedgehog. I am neutral to the whole redesign but keeping her cheek fluffs would at least make her look like a different animal (a chipmunk/squirrel and possibly many more animals looking up her family tree) rather than another hedgehog. Her father confused fans for years with the given fox like tail, many used to mistake him for a fox. The smooth cheeks would just continue the weirdness in character design.
BlueChaosRing Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like the clothing, but the hair and face......weeellll not so much. I would like her hair, tail, and muzzle to stay the same and not change it, she actually looks more of a hedgehog -_-; I still don't know what color her clothes are but I like the design, just not how they changed her muzzle, tail, etc. Yeah.....
OujiNoKaizoku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't realy like sally acorn but I still prefer her old look UvU''
classicsonicawesome Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda like her new look better. It looks cool!
NitroGoblin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I prefer her old look
GirlinLuvAnime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like she also got a hair cut on her face too
Damn those Amy fans, they always complain her design for some reason -.-
Rui-Shi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the design, fits the current style like a glove.
She looks more like a chipmunk (gdhajh that cute tail! and puffy cheeks!)

(I did write a longer comment but it has been lost in the jaws of DAs buggy system ~)
Rui-Shi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Im a rather big fan of the new design :>

She still looks like Sally and (to me) far more charming. Plus she feels more chipmunk now.
The whole clothes thing I couldnt give a hoot, but i see that alot of peoples problems come from a very genuine place.
I think the addition of clothes clue us more into her character.
Sancosity Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
I personally love the new design. Plus the concept was really just a quick drawing, therefore she won't look like she's had "eye surgery" etc. When other artists draw her officially for the comic.
She certainly looks more fitting in the cast with that new design, and the clothes are a nice change! :)
Detakohime Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
It's ok....I kinda wish Archie just gave her the cloths and when it comes to her face and form that they just left it alone...maybe over time they'll improve it a little, but yeah like you said she looks a lot younger and that's kinda weird for me.
xDarkSonicx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I prefer the older style... This new Sally... Looks like a little kid, or something.... o.o'
Sonikku-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
She still looks like Sally, but now she looks part hedgehog with the more rounded muzzle and the new design of her tail. Personally, they can give her the new wardrobe, but keep her physical appearance the same.
YukaShirame121 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks so.... so....... :iconsegalogoplz: styled..... all we need now are 3D effects
Skaleigha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
i like the design, but i hope they don't make it permanent in the comics. Ifhey want to use it for a while after she's deroboticized, or time-to-time for whatever reason, that's fine. But i still want to see the ORIGINAL Sally Acorn we love. I don't care what Ian Flynn says, she does NOT need to be redesigned to survive. I want to keep Sally as she is now.
EchoChase Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I like the redesign but it also makes her look like a completely new character in a way. Outfit-wise everything looks fine except the shorts are a bit odd looking considering the age of the character, I think leggings would've been better considering jeggings and leggings are popular in today's current fashion. From the link I've seen so far I think the colour of her boots should've been reversed so they were dark blue. Overall I see this a nice update and improvement, I've never been a fan of her as a character or her personality but her redesign, for me, makes her more likeable. I'd be more incline to seek out and buy the comics here in the UK.
VeggieMadness Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well for starters, I do like your Ben Bates style drawing, looks pretty darn good to me.
As for opinions on the Sally redesign. I'm a Sally fan, but I have come to terms with the fact that Archie Sally and SatAM Sally are not the 'same' Sally. Yes Archie Sally is branched off to look much (Or did in the past) to look like her SatAM counterpart, but the two characters were hardly alike much after that, the attitudes were different, plot and story lines were different, but after some real time they changed to be different Sally's just like Archie Sonic is different that Game or Cartoon Sonic in many ways but are the 'same' character. I like Sally in all her media forms, but I think its a good change in pace for the Archie Sally to really branch out on her own (As far as design goes). No I am not fully behind the redesign as far as they have done it, but I am rather pleased, it could be much worse, the thing I was displeased with the most were the shorts, I am just not digging the shorts.
In advance please no one go all wack-job on my comment and opinion, it clearly states in the artists comments to RESPECT others opinions, which so far I have seen little of.
iLoVeSoNaDoW7259 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
...Since when does Sally wear gloves? Or clothes? And what's with the hair? Not a fan>_<
macietate Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
oh no no no! you cant do that! I like her without any clothes on!
TheEzekiel300 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I like the new design. Sonic, the protagonist, got a new design, so I say I am just fine with the love interest getting a new design, as well.
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