Step 6: Now draw the first guides for Shadow's spikes as a series of curved lines that come to a point on top and on the right side of the head. The spike at the top starts at the left ear, then curves to the right before pointing back down to the right ear. The lines on the bottom curves and point to the right, and should be placed on the lower right side of the circle.
Step 7: Draw the last two guides for Shadow's spikes around the circle. Place the spike on the right side between the first two spikes. The spike on the left side should be small and should be on the lower left side of the circle.
Step 8: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic shape of Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic video game series and cartoons. Now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.
Step 9: Tighten the shape of Shadow's nose as you darken it. The oval should be thinner at the base and slightly bigger at the tip. Draw a small circle within it to represent glare.
Step 10: Use the initial M-shaped line as a guide to draw Shadow's eyes. Make the lines curve more on the sides as you follow the path of the guide. Draw an extra curve on top for the furrowed brow coming over the eyes.