Started the day with a warm up.. A Thirty minute sonic the hedge hog drawing.. Not the best not the worst. I am really trying to unearth all those characters that really inspired me as a child.. I am learning to capture the nuance that their creators incorporated into their designs.
Sonic or any other animal mascot for that matter may look simple from the onset but there is a lot of thought that goes into designing them.. After all you will be looking at them hundreds of times.. I think that is the intention, how can we design this character in a way that makes you want to look at it? One observation I will make is the addition of odd features that don’t actually represent the animal.. Sonic has three big boomerang shaped spikes on his head and is blue.. Micky mouse has two complete circles for ears.. These designers are capturing these animals key features and exaggerating them.. The rest is thrown out.
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