The first Sonic the Hedgehog video game was released by Sega in 1991. Sonic's first television cartoon series, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, aired in 1993. In the years since, he has become one of the world's most popular video game and cartoon characters, with over 80 million video game cartridges in circulation.
Sonic is an anthropomorphic hedgehog, a small mammal protected by sharp quills. As his name implies, he is able to run at high speeds and fold himself into a rolling, spiky ball. He is a heroic character who in various story lines collects rings and overcomes impossible terrain, rescues his friends, or drives imaginative race cars.
Would you like to draw Sonic the Hedgehog for yourself? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
You will not need any special tools or skills; all you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and markers, colored pencils, or crayons to color your finished picture.
As you follow this simple drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines added in the current step are shown in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. You may want to sketch lightly at first, as there will be need to erase some of your early lines in order to complete the picture.
Begin by drawing a circle.
Draw the spikes on the back of Sonic's head. Do this by drawing six curved lines, one long and then one short. Allow the lines to connect in sharp points.
Draw a smaller oval overlapping the bottom of the head.
Erase the guide lines from the oval.
Draw Sonic's ears, using two curved lines for each. Allow the lines to meet in sharp points, forming a triangular shape.
Draw a small triangle within the near ear. Draw two curved, parallel lines extending outwards from the body. Draw another curved line, doubling back on itself, overlapping the body.
Erase guide lines from the head and arm.
Draw the legs extending downwards from the body, using two curved lines for each.
Erase the guide lines from the body.
Draw an oval just beyond the end of each arm. Add two more spikes behind Sonic.
Draw the rest of the hand between the arm and each oval. The left hand will consist of two curved lines forming enclosed shapes. Note the "thumbs up" of the left hand. The right hand consists of a small oval overlapping the larger oval, and a curved line enclosing a partial oval shape.
Erase the guide lines from the hands.
Draw the fingers using a series of connected, curved lines within the large ovals of the hands.
Erase the guide lines from around the fingers.
Draw socks at the bottoms of the legs. Begin by connecting the leg lines using a curved line. Then, use a series of three curved lines of various sizes to enclose the shape of the socks.
Extend a short, curved line downwards from the sock. Then, draw a long, curved line from the other side of the sock to the short line. Draw two more curved lines across the shoe.
Use two curved lines to form the left shoe, meeting in a point. Draw two more curved lines across the shoe.
Using a curved line, enclose an oval shape across the torso. Draw a curved line beginning at the side of the face, extending to the shoulder. Using curved lines, draw two partial ovals above the previous curved line. Connect the partial ovals using a curved line.
Draw and shade a small oval within each of the partial ovals. Draw a curved line above each eye. Draw and shade another oval to form the nose. Draw a curved line to form the mouth, with a smaller curved line at its upper end. Draw two short, curved lines meeting in a point to form the tail.
Complete your Sonic drawing by erasing a small oval shaped area inside each eye and nose.
Color Sonic the Hedgehog. Traditionally, he is shaded deep blue with tan face, stomach, arms and inner ear; red shoes; and white eyes, gloves, and socks.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.