Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic video game series and cartoons. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle near the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for Shadow's head. Leave enough space on the top and sides for his spikes. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the head, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so that they contour to the shape. The horizontal line should be placed pretty low on the circle. These will be construction lines that will help you place Shadow's facial features later on.
Step 3: As a guide for Shadow's eyes, draw an angled line similar to the letter M sitting on top of the horizontal construction line. Notice that the line dips and forms the point at the vertical construction line.
Step 4: Draw two angled lines on top of the circle as guides for Shadow's ears. The shape of these lines are similar to upside-down letter V's.
Step 5: Below the middle point of the guide line for the eyes, where the horizontal and vertical construction lines meet, draw a small oval with a diagonal orientation as a guide for Shadow's nose.