Above: The finished graphic piece.
Below: a screenshot from Instagram showing progress. From feedback on Instagram I found people didn't understand that sonic was opening himself to reveal the megadrive, instead they thought he was holding it in front of him. This was a case of me being too mentally involved with the artwork and not being able to see it with fresh eyes. Putting progress pieces up and getting feedback is obviously invaluable. I was able to consider solutions, eventually replacing the megadrive with a chaos emerald, and obscuring half of it with sonic only opening one half of his belly - making it more obvious it was inside him.