I've been doing some fun commissions recently. This one, requested by
as a gift for
(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...