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Sonic Legacy Vol 2 cover by BenBates Sonic Legacy Vol 2 cover by BenBates
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.
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Joekooku Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Is that Metal Sonic 1.0?

Technobro25 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
awesome job 
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely blend with classic and crisp colours!
Froexd Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This should be a movie poster :)
KirstenChocolate Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So cute!
hellabunna Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
classic is overrated, but this is great. good job.
Drewmaru Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Just to let you know, the third Sonic Legacy cover has finally been put online. Will you be uploading your raw cover anytime soon?
Drewmaru Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
When will you be uploading the awesome raw cover of volume 3?
BenBates Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional
I typically try to load images up near the publication dates. Looking it up just now, it appears to be one volume a year so far. And Vol 2 just came out last month?! Wow, I had no clue.
Well, I don't know if I want to wait a whole year to show off that cover...
Drewmaru Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Exactly! Haha, I look forward to that upload!
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