how to draw human shadow, anime shadow

How to Draw Human Shadow, Anime Shadow

Step 1.

Drawing a human version of Shadow is going to be a lot easier than you think. Start with a head shape and then sketch in the body and face guides.

Step 2.

The next thing you will do is start sketching out the hairstyle for human Shadow. Although you are going to sketch in a long, emo or gothic type hairstyle, you still have to keep Shadow's signature dreads. Draw in the three chunks like so, and then when you feel confident that your human Shadow figure has the right goods, move to step three.

Step 3.

Using the face guide that you made in step one, begin sketching out the actual structure of human Shadow's face. Notice how I gave him a chiseled look with the square jaw and pointed chin. Next, draw the eyes, thick eyebrows and then eye lids.

Step 4.

Next, sketch in some hair in the back as well as the detailing for the style itself.

Step 5.

You are almost done with drawing human Shadow. Here you will sketch out his neck as well as the choker. Next, sketch in his fluffy jacket collar like so, and don't be shy when making the fluff nice and puffy.

Step 6.

Draw in the buckle for the choker detail as well as the notches. Sketch in some detailing on his neck and on the collar.

Step 7.

Finally for the last drawing step all you have to do is draw out the torso which is in the form of his jacket. Don't forget to sketch out the arms, zipper, and all the creases, wrinkles and folds like so. Clean your drawing so you have something neat to color in.

Step 8.

Here is how your new drawing of a humanized version of Shadow looks like when you are done. Color him in and show off your new sketch.

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Uploaded: December 28, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: December 28, 2011
P.O.V: Front
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Artist comments

Everyone asked me for some new stuff so here is the first installment of what I have for you all. It’s a lesson that is going to blow the socks off of some people, and have others heartbroken because this character creation is so darn cute. Today I will start my tutorial day by teaching you guys "how to draw human Shadow", step by step. He is the very being that makes us go hmm from the Sonic the Hedgehog game collection and as you can see he looks even better as a human. I guess I’m going to have to make a series of game, and cartoon characters in human form for a couple days just to get the idea wafting around the front page. I have some awesome plans as to who I’m going to turn into a human next, so if you want to see who it is I’m gonna draw tonight I suggest you join me at 8pm eastern time to catch the live session that will be bringing down the house. Anyways, have fun drawing Human Shadow guys and I will get busy with preparing the rest of the tutorials for submission. Adios mi amigos and enjoy!