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PrincessElizabeth013 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask of a commission, Mr. Bates?
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derfs51 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Pretty dope gallery.
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fizzycolalizzie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Hi! Just wanted to drop a short comment here saying that I absolutely adore (assuming this is the same Ben Bates, if not I will just slink away and be embarrassed) the Pinkie Pie micro series comic you drew for. I can barely even handle how adorable and perfect the style is, it fits so perfectly and there are so many little touches here and there that I adore. I love how you draw the shocked pupils or however you want to describe it, and the expressions and body language are just so loveable. I haven't picked up the CMC one yet but I plan to as soon as I can find it (I don't get to visit my nearest comic store very often, sadly) and I'm sure it will be just as enjoyable art-wise.

Thanks for reading, have a great day and keep being awesome (I'm crossing my fingers for more ponies from you, but maybe that's greedy)!
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fizzycolalizzie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Nevermind that uncertainty at the start of my previous comment; I just found the rough version of the first page of Pinkie's comic in your gallery shortly after clicking submit. Of course. (And it's really great to be able to see :D)
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XSonicPencillerX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

I have already commented on a few of your drawings before, but I felt like posting an actual long "fan comment"! XD

I absolutely LOVED the cover you did for Sonic 233! Everything was floating around and twisting! It baffles me how you get such amazing ideas! Like the countdown to chaos arc that you've draw all four covers into one (I drew one of them on paper as a challenge from my friends!)! But I mostly adore when you pencil the inner pages! They have a manga-ish look, which makes their expressions awesome!

Ever since I've read your interview in the SSSM, I've been trying to add in all the tiny details possible. Every shade, every cord, every fold, everything! I would love to work for the Sonic (and possibly Megaman) comics when time shall come. May I know how does it work, being a comic penciller?

I understand that you don't always have the time to answer to everyone, so I'll be patient! ^^

Thank you!
Marigold
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ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I wonder...... Can I draw something for you .w. as... a gift?
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BenBates Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional
You bet! I'd love to receive some gift art. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
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ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sweetz, 3d or normal?
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Lilac-DownDeep Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying to imagine how awesome you'd do drawing for Doctor Who or something. I'm afraid if that was done the universe would implode from sheer awesome.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Haha, thanks! I think the only problem there is that I'm not that great at drawing likenesses and it would be really stressful making sure the characters looked right. 
I've only seen a little Doctor Who, mostly recent stuff, seasons 5 and 6 with a handful of whats considered the best episodes from season 3 and 4. I was resistant to the show for years, but I can say its actually good. No its great. 
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