Oh, how do I start this one?…
as I went through the long list of group submissions, I noticed a lot of people giving Sonic fur, but sometimes it seemed to be in the wrong place, too long, or whatever. Obviously that’s a design choice on their part, and weather or not they do that doesn’t really matter to me.
But it got me thinking: What if Sonic appeared to have REAL fur? or if there was a definite list between what was supposed to be fur and what as not?
So I pulled out my sketchbook and decided that this one was gonna require a full page. Obviously I went the hotdog way so that I could focus on the face more than the body.
The glove was shaded using cross-stitching (AKA, shading over an area twice, both at separate 45 degree angles) so that the glove appeared woven… or, at least not plastic. His belly, ears and muzzle I essentially pillow shaded. I believe those are basically shaved areas on his body, which is why it’s pretty simplistic. Obviously, the hair was the hardest part. I spent a bit of time figuring out which way the hair would go, where it would meet, etc. a majority of the lines where made only on the down stroke (although you’ll notice I rushed in some places… sue me.)
I think the biggest mistake I made was the eyelid. To be honest, I had no idea weather that should be fur or shaved, or if he should even have an eyelid. the result was a blend between the fur shading style and the shaved belly pillow shade style. Looking at the picture now, it looks out of place.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this one! I’ve got a more creative, DIGITAL work coming this Thursday, so don’t miss out. :)