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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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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) 
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?
BenBates Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional
I am the king of the Brawny's!
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
Darkwings45 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
A match made in Heaven it would seem... Great work!
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....~
JeallyBeanHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely. Amazing. :iconclapplz:
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.
SonicSailorKeyblade Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
*Shivers spine* Shy Fluttershy Free avvie -"Oh my!"
Sonicandanime2012 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This looks amazing! 
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