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Ominous Commission by BenBates Ominous Commission by BenBates
I've been doing some fun commissions recently. This one, requested by :icontiq27: as a gift for :iconcatbeecache: (if I recall the story correctly, if not please correct me!), is actually back from July of 2013. 

The first time I drew either of the characters. Queen Chrysalis has a killer design! I like Dr. Finitevus too. I think he's the only Archie echidna that isn't red? I tried to vary up his shape a little from Knuckles, so he has a taller pointy head and likely a more squashed snout.  His spines have different shapes, I'm pretty sure I did the two surrounding his face at a angle after looking at Spaz's encyclopedia drawing. His image probably depicts them lying on his necklace(?), but I thought it would be cool if they were always angled like that, no matter where he turns his head. Now, nearly a year later, I wonder how much more I could have pushed his design and still be instantly recognizable...  
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Scarface271 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I love how this is the closest thing we'll ever get to an "Official" Sonic/MLP FIM crossover, seeing as how Ben Bates has drawn official artwork for both comics.
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PencilofAwesomeness Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Oh. My. Gosh. One of the artists of my favorite comic series EVER is a BRONY! And thinking about, those two are eerily similar, except I think Chyrsalis is more of the "I will feed off of your misery!" type while Finitevus just thoroughly enjoys it, but at the end of the day, wants to go with the "global-purge" technique.

Awesome drawing, by the way!! :D (Big Grin) 
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SUPERWILL871 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student
i just can't believe Ben Bates is a brony! BTW does anyone he did the artwork of MLP Annual 2014?
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:iconbenbates:
BenBates Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional
I am the king of the Brawny's!
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:iconsuperwill871:
SUPERWILL871 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student
no words can't possibly describe how awesome u are dude. BTW i'd mention ur name on art project when i was in high school
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:icondarkwings45:
Darkwings45 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
A match made in Heaven it would seem... Great work!
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Nightcore2014 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This day is going to be perfect! The kind of day I dreamed of since I was small....~
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JeallyBeanHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely. Amazing. :iconclapplz:
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:icondarkwarrior:
darkwarrior Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Man, I got to ask ya for a request someday because I this idea involving Mega Man, Sonic, and Twilight Sparkle.
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SonicSailorKeyblade Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Shivers spine* Shy Fluttershy Free avvie -"Oh my!"
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Sonicandanime2012 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This looks amazing! 
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:iconmarco-the-scorpion:
Marco-the-Scorpion Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I know those guys! Awesome pair! ^^
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:iconwakeangel2001:
Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this crossover is so awesome!
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:iconxsonicpencillerx:
XSonicPencillerX Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finitevus! :D

I wish to see him in the comics again .^.
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SSO-Robo Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh NO, they're crossing over!
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:iconleedzie:
leedzie Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen the physical copy in person, and it's even more gorgeous than the digital version! You did an outstanding job on this, and you made my best friend very, VERY happy!
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BenBates Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional
Thank you. It's also good to know that the physical copy works as a piece of art. As a print I was worried it wouldn't have any zing.  
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SonicNyx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I think he made everyone happy! Its been like 4 years since we have seen Finitevus (a long overdue appearance), and this is like a huge brofist for all of the MLP/ sonic fans! 
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SonicNyx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Your design of finitevus is great! You should draw him more often!
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Awesome!
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lol20 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Hooooooo boy, the freedom fighters and the ponies and Knuckles crew are gonna have there hands full with them ^^U
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StratusWind Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just... wow! This piece of work is truly beautiful~ You did an awesome job! X3
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Amazing 

can you do a requested for me one day
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:iconbenbates:
BenBates Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional
Thanks, I'm crazy busy with professional work right now but its my hope to open requests again some time.

Actually I still intend to finish all the TMNT requests I got, like, two years ago. I guess I'm really behind.

But one day!
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
sure thing, anyday you ask me when your ready.

^^
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
nice
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Camunon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i miss finitevus sooo much...
and scourge... and geoffrey... and elias... and rob... and zonic... rrrRAAAAAAARRG
damn you ken penders ;___;
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A-Log Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Actually, Karl Bollers created Finitevus.
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:iconcamunon:
Camunon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait... so that means he can come back? SERIOUSLY? 8D
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:iconsonicnyx:
SonicNyx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I say that archie should change Finitevus's backstory then put him back I the comic!
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OmegaMorph Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Okay. o.o Now I want Archie and IDW to get together for this.
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well if we're not conting Penders stuff, Finitevus would be the only "archie" echidna who isn't red. Penders had a few who were purple or pink.
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Chrysalislover Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
You did an impressive job here, drawing my dear Chrissy :3 Especially nice work drawing her radiant eyes :love: Apart from that, the rest of her features are also very beautifully captured, such as her very beautiful mane and her elegant wings :heart:
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ShadowEspioFan1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh they look epic:D
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:icontiq27:
TIQ27 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Yep, you get the story right, Ben. 

I swear, I can still feel the hug she gave me after she got this and saw your signature. 

Best. Hug. Ever. You really helped to make her B-Day truly special. :D
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Trance88 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
It's always a pleasure to see Finitevus again. I love this!!
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:icontiq27:
TIQ27 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Not as much as Deebs does. ;)
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:icontrance88:
Trance88 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
"Deebs" as in Dubs? XP
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:icontiq27:
TIQ27 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Deebs as in CatbeeCache
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WinterDominus Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible job with Chrissy! I'd gladly answer to Her evil gaze with my stare Love You've done so well with Chrysalis's expression and shading Her gorgeous mane.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
HAHA! Nice one! Never would've expected this. :) Both are very good villains. This would be the ultimate villain team-up sense Eggman & Wiley. The warp ring boarder and tiny details in the background are nice touches to.

In regards to the assumption that Dr. Creepy Von Evil (as Ian calls him) is the only not-red echidna... Wasn't Julie-Su pink, Tikal orange, and such? But yeah, it seems like most other echidnas are red, or some varient of said color. Not very varried.
I also didn't really like Rob O'Hedge being blue like Sonic, (though some later issues at least made him a more lighter "teal" color) and Evil Sonic/Scourge being blue originally either. (Much better as the green meanie.) I'll take "recolors" over "samecolors" personally.
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thesoniczone11 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not liking Evil Sonic being blue makes no sense at all. Metal Sonic might as well be a different color as well if that's the case.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
That's not why I didn't like Evil Sonic actually, I just felt he looked to much like Sonic. (Which of course made sense, because he basically was Sonic, an alternate one from another reality) It'd be kinda confusing for some young fans not familiar with him, and the multi-verse thing.
And I like Metal Sonic actually.

I don't hate Evil sonic, I just prefer him as Scourge. (And not just because of the different colored look.)
One of the reasons they did that, was so future writers couldn't pull that, "It was Evil Sonic pretending to be the real Sonic! That's why Sonic was acting OOC" plot twist ever again. Which I'm thankful for, sense that was kinda getting old.
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BenBates Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional
Oh yeah, Julie Su is pink! I forgot about her. Tikal is from the games, so they were getting it "right" from the start (also, she was from ancient times successfully keeping Knuckles the last of the echidnas). Its been a long time but the surrounding echidna tribe in Sonic Adventure were maroon or something, a dark red I think. 
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Yeah, I remember them.
I don't mind other echidnas, but it does kinda spoil the whole "last of the mahicans" backstory with Knuckles, and makes him a li'l less unique.

A friend of mine called Julie-Su "Pink Knuckles" which I always found funny.
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Mx-Robotnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
This is so awesome! I love seeing both Fini and Chrissy getting some love :D
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