This was a blast! This one started to set the tone for how I would like to approach all the Legacy series covers (if I continue to create them). In my mind this would be a poster for a 90's american animated movie, all the credits going down there at the bottom.
This was a ton of fun to look through the old comics to find fun stuff to draw. I started reading Sonic comics starting with issue 25 (my favorite issue probably) so it was incredible to be drawing something professional for the comics I enjoyed so many years ago. My favorite Robotnik inventions to draw were the sled and weather station from issue 26.
If you have your own copy or search for the cover online you'll find some differences between this original file I turned in and the final printed product. Changes I like!
I was busy looking at the old comics for reference so I got hung up on the old details. In mine you'll see all the Archie characters have blue eyes, or because I was referencing issue 25 I decided to draw Mecha(Metal) Sonic with the head shape from the comic (which was stupid of me. Of course I should have drawn his real head.)
You'll also notice Sonic has a hint of color at the bottom of his eye. In my mind, this was a reflection of light from his muzzle, but in the final its turned green to reference his modern eye color. Which I like a lot more! Just a hint of green.
Haha, I just noticed I also gave you the full image with bleed art included. So you can see the sled to the left and the Swat Bots to the right just turn into undefined blobs.