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King Elias by BenBates King Elias by BenBates
I was looking through issue 224 recently and thought it would be cool to draw Elias again.

When drawing issues 223 and 224, Elias and Sonic battle with the Sword of Light. I'm unfamiliar with a lot of the history of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog and the significance of this particular sword but in doing some research I found that some Horse guy use to fight with it. The design of the Sword was inconsistent so I took the coolest looking drawing I found and exaggerated its elements as well as blending a nod towards Caliburn from Sonic and the Black Knight.
I tried to keep in mind while drawing those issues (but ultimately forgot) that the Sword of Light must be huge compared to both Elias and Sonic. I believe that Horse guy was twice the size at least of most Sonic characters and I assume his sword was built to his specifications and not the majority of the littler animals running around at top speed in his world.

I try to keep that kind of stuff in mind when drawing the comic and another example is doorways. Like in any Eggman base, the doorways are going to be way taller than Sonic ever needs. I'm sure I end up forgetting though and you'll be able to find doors in things like the Death Egg 2 that Eggman would have to crawl his way through.
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ProtronRazoron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Elias looks very much epic.
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LighttheChao Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I dunno how, but I grew from hating Elias(because of his personality when I first read about him in the comics I owned) to enjoying his character enough to be one of my top favorites, matching Shadow as an equal in my book! Like, he just became so awesome once he had that new hairstyle and job as a Secret Freedom Fighter!
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3ponfatisback Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student
:iconelias1986::iconsaysplz: Hi iam the real elias :lol:
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
cool I hope you do more sonic characters
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fansonic15 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice pic ^^
Elias :love:
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
This is a really epic Elias picture. :D

I love reading about the sorts of things you keep in mind while drawing, especially through following your blog.
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gamma102 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
His first and last action scene...
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SenatorGab Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Awesome as always!
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MarcKnelsen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Neat! Elias isn't quite one of my favorite characters, but I like your style anyway!
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