I was a pretty big fan of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the early ’90s, and this was due in no small part to the music. Oil Ocean, a level near the end of the game, had some of my favourite music, so I decided to do a remix of that song:
I don’t get to play with Middle Eastern and Indian instruments very frequently, and this seemed like the perfect place to give that a shot.
I made this drawing sometime in 2005, I think. It was one of those times when I came up with a crazy idea for a drawing just before falling asleep, and I just HAD to draw it. Of course, I wasn’t so motivated to draw it that I actually found reference material for either Sonic or Gollum, thus I just lazily attempted to draw them both from memory.