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Sonic Character Face Reference by darkspeeds Sonic Character Face Reference by darkspeeds
Over the years since I've joined deviantART I've been receiving hundreds of positive e-mails and comments on my artwork from time to time and for that I thank you with much appreciation and respect. Positive compliments are something I never take for granted and in return I will do what I can to give back what's been deserving over the past 5 years of being a freelance artist. :)

It all started with Sonic the Hedgehog and eventually my art evolved into what is now The Grand ASHWORTH Fortune series. Even though at times you have obligations to continue to work hard on your cartooning technique to make ends meet there are times where you also have to chill out and give something back to the community for their support and friendship.

I've read countless PMs, e-mails and messages on requests for a revival of some sort of 'How To Draw Sonic' tutorial drawn in my fashion ('Darkspeeds' way if you would like to call it XD...) Well I took that into consideration and had managed to come up with this. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did narrating and presenting it!

Just a little history reminder from my end... You know how I once had a dream that I wanted to be able to draw character art, storyboards and miscellaneous concept artwork of my own after browsing through the amazing archives of Sonic Team's creation from 'Sonic Museum' of the Sonic Jam game for the SEGA SATURN?

Well let me tell you that all of the time spent practicing on my drawing based on their foundations was well worth it. I had no regrets on it kids. My advice to you is to start practicing now and feel the results in the years to come! *thumbs up*

For a journey back in time to 'How To Draw Sonic' tutorials from yours truly please visit the links below: ;)

Sonic Character Eyes Reference: [link]

How to Draw Series - 'Sonic': (Gee whiz! This is so old school! It desperately needs an update! XD) [link]
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! That I didn't know! O.O Awesome.

And I did receive you note, I'll have to get back to it when I get the chance! = )
Speedy375 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought you would like to see it.

Oh that is good to know that you got the note. And thank you =)
Hope you have a good day =)
Kyarameru-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Why do you make the cross on their heads? Everyone does and I don't understand what the point is.
Speedy375 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The "cross" shows where you put facial features on the head. You could wing it and not put crosses. But it helps proportion the nose, eyes and lips on the head.
Kyarameru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Oh! Thanks so much! :D
Speedy375 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem =)
RaviaRed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Sonikkudrawings Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say this is great!
Pikachufangirl22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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