Chaos Diamonds 3, page 347
April 2008
Pencil, Wacom Tablet, Adobe Photoshop CS2

To read Chaos Diamonds 3 starting from this page, click here.
Chaos Diamonds 3 is a Sonic the Hedgehog fan comic written by Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien, and is hosted on Fireball20xl.com. Miles "Tails" Prower, Shadow the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, and Amy Rose team up to track down the three Chaos Diamonds before the mysterious Deathwish, encountering the demon spirits of the three Diamonds along the way.
This particular page takes place upon the defeat of the Demon of Will in the body of Sonic. I knew that what was coming up in the script might feel like a bit of a cop-out to some fans (read the series, you'll see what I mean about four pages from here), so I wanted to raise the stakes as high as they could go before the ending. And that meant killing Sonic. In previous pages, Sonic was depicted with harsh and deliberate strokes, the same sort of style you can see on Amy Rose in panel two. For Sonic's close-up, I made sure to take my time and give him a softer, somewhat doughy quality, squishing his cheek and drooping his ears. His hands are still in fists, but even those have been loosened up. The lighting on this page is deliberate, too. I wanted the Diamonds to show up brighter than anything, so I lowered the brightness of the overall page in Photoshop and colored in white over what I wanted to highlight.
The fonts used are "Anime Ace", "Straight Jacket" and "12 Ton Goldfish" from BlamBot.com.

Sonic the Hedgehog © SEGA
Chaos Diamonds 3 story and original characters © Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien
Artwork © WTAW Productions