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Sally and Mina by BenBates Sally and Mina by BenBates
Messing around a little with Sally and Mina's designs. I was never happy with how I was drawing Mina in general for issue 221 and have wanted to play around with her for a long time now. This is still not what I'm looking for out of the character but its better.
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WandererInDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mina holding that mike...reminds me of vocaloid for some reason.

Nice job, btw.
DarkmarkMSX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Love what you did here, Mr. Bates. You did an excellent job of drawing their designs into the Sega-style. There's not a line out of place, and the colors just POP. :)
FrozenFirebug Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's odd seeing one of the simplest character designs right next to the most complex.
nobody661 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pichulover20 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratz on your success in the art industry man ^^

I really love your art style in the Sonic Archie Comics! Keep up the good work!
BenBates Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks! I appreciate the words of support!

I've been away from Sonic for a few months now but I just finished a cover for 260 and had a lot of fun putting it together. Now I'm about to start work on the cover for 261. 

I don't know when I'll get back to penciling interiors so hopefully these covers will keep my name in good standing! 
4xEyes1987 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Who says Mina can't have a new look?
AwesomeBlossomPossum Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was browsing my sonic favorites and found this gem again, i just love the way you drew these gals ovo Sally's face here is great, its unique but fits the sega sonic style :thumbsup: Those boots are perfect too.
I hope you dont mind but I did this [link] with the Sally sketch ;v; I hope thats alright!
BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Oh man, hey Charlotte! I happened to jump online way back when you sent this and I really appreciated it! I tried the link again now and it looks like its down.
I was working and tired back in June, (yeah, June 25th? Man I was in a super crunch that week. I had to finish the Cutie Mark Crusaders comic by June 29th) and it was great to hear you enjoyed just a little doodle I did and that it then inspired you to go on and create more stuff with it. 

Sorry it took me so long to say, but thanks again!
Xeric-Studios Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You should use the eyes on this drawing of Sally on her new design. I think her new Amy-like eyes are what's putting a lot of people off Sally's new design. The eyes you gave her makes her look very young.
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