This weekend, Sonic the Hedgehog, the first motion picture starring Sonic the Hedgehog, struck theaters.
While disputing the finer points of Sonic-related lore, and whether a follow up would ever expose the hero’s valuable toes, the Polygon personnel understood that, hi, we all wished to draw images of Sonic the Hedgehog! we did. From memory.
A few of us have actually invested years in the Sonic fandom, refining every curved facial function and pencil-thin appendage. Others understood he had a lot of spiky things on his head.
Who drew Sonic the finest? You choose. (However please think about the artists’ declarations prior to you do.)
“Early on, I thought I would be the goof that made Sonic spinning. So just a ball with some stink lines. But I committed to that spiky hair. Everything fell apart when suddenly he had a receding hairline, pants, and just one arm.”
“Teeth. Teeth teeth teeth. Molars. Canines. Incisors. Teeth.”
” A long period of time back, I utilized to be a teenager on deviantArt with a Sonic the Hedgehog OC. This has actually offered me the definitely inhumane skill of illustration Sonic the Hedgehog, and the majority of his buddies, truly well from memory. It’s like a bar technique. When I satisfy brand-new individuals, my buddies require I do it. Every time I enter a tech store, I draw a Sonic on one of their tablets and leave.“
“I thought I had the eyes down, but things started to fall apart quickly when I got to his hand. Thus, I decided to make my Sonic an angry demon without any actual legs. Just feet.”
“I have drawn several thousand sonics over my life. I was attempting to capture some of the dynamic energy of Archie Sonic Cover art, which was always much better than the actual art. I failed.”
“I wanted to seed the plant-bed with more entries because I didn’t think many people would participate because I deeply underestimated my nerdy ass coworkers.”
” What truly talks to me about Sonic is his color design. I made him purple by mishap. “
“What if the key to making Sonic cuter was making him more realistic? We investigate, with science.”
Simone de Rochefort
“I started with the eyes, then the brow, the spikes, and the nose. My problems began when I placed Sonic’s mouth. I put a little mouth right underneath his nose. Now, I know Sonic has a big head. I started drawing Sonic’s famous, big, round head and when I tried to enclose the mouth in the head I realized I had made a terrible mistake. I tried to extend the mouth, but that didn’t fix the problem. Disheartened, I continued drawing Sonic. His body is bean-like, soft and round. I think I did okay at that. But his noodle arms looked bad from the start, and by the time I reached his glove-hands the life and hope were draining from my body. Sonic’s legs… the less that is said of them, the better. I did a good job on his shoes, though.”
“Some say drawing Sonic is more about capturing his spirit than mimicking his original look. I give myself and this drawing a thumbs up.”
“I was inspired by long Furby.”
“I forgot how arms go.”