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Uploaded: February 6, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 12
Updated: February 6, 2011
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It is a known fact that a lot of the artists that come to Dragoart are big Sonic the Hedgehog fans. That is why I felt it’s time to submit another tutorial on "how to draw Shadow", step by step. Shadow the Hedgehog is probably just as popular as Sonic for some reason. I don’t know if it’s because of his dark design or his dark personality. I really had a good time drawing Shadow because he happens to be one of my favorite characters from the Sonic game series as well. Even if I don’t get to play the video games that much, he is still one of my favs. Anyways, this lesson is going to be one hundred percent easier to follow than the other Shadow the Hedgehog tutorial I submitted a few years ago. The steps are cleaner looking, and the instructions are going to be a lot easier to read, understand, and follow. If there is another character from Sonic you would like to see another tutorial made out of, just let me know and I will be sure to fill your request. I guess that does it for now. Have fun teaching yourself "how to draw Shadow", and when you’re done you can try out something else to draw. Peace out people!

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How to Draw Shadow

how to draw shadow step 1

STEP 1.

Draw out the shape of Shadow's head, and then add in the guidelines for the face, and body like you see here. When that is done move to step two.
 
how to draw shadow step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will begin drawing out Shadow's brows which are tilted or frowned downward. Next, draw the shapes of his eyes, and then draw in his oblong olive shaped nose.
 
how to draw shadow step 3

STEP 3.

Now it's time to draw out the beginning parts of the lower portion of the face, and then draw in and color out the eyeballs. Don't forget to give him a sly grin.
 
how to draw shadow step 4

STEP 4.

Okay, as you can see you will be drawing out the top of Shadow's head, and then draw the ears. Next, draw three finger like shapes for his Hedgehog hairdo.
 
how to draw shadow step 5

STEP 5.

Draw in the V shape on the forehead, and then draw out the inside of the ear detailing. Add definition to Shadow's hair or what supposed to be his hair, and then move to step six.
 
how to draw shadow step 6

STEP 6.

You are now ready to start drawing out Shadow's upper body starting with the shoulders, long arm, and glove cuff. Next and lastly for this step all you have to do is draw in the fury fuzz on his chest.
 
how to draw shadow step 7

STEP 7.

Draw Shadow's gloved hand which happens to be in a clutched fist, and then get started with drawing out the left wrist or hand and some of the arm.
 
how to draw shadow step 8

STEP 8.

Okay, draw out the left hand like so, and notice how the fingers are all exposed. This means you have to draw each finger.
 
how to draw shadow step 9

STEP 9.

You are almost done with this tutorial because as you can see you are already on step nine, and you are beginning to draw out the legs. When the skinny legs are drawn out, you can then draw in the top of the boots which is called boot cuffs.
 
how to draw shadow step 10

STEP 10.

Continue to draw out the sneakers or shoes like so, and be sure to take your time so the feet come out looking just right and even. Notice the tips of the foot is squared off.
 
how to draw shadow step 11

STEP 11.

For the last drawing step, all you have to do is draw out the rest of the sneakers at the tip, and then add the detailing lines that gives the sneakers depth, and texture. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw shadow step 12

STEP 12.

Here is what your character looks like when you are all done. Now you can color in this Sonic member so he looks just like he does in the game. I hope you had fun learning how to draw Shadow.