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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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:iconmanwiththestreak:
ManwiththeStreak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sonic: "Lets go save the world, dude!"
Me: *Cocks back shotgun* "Hell yeah lets do this!CURSE YOU! :D (Big Grin)"
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconpicassos-descendant:
picassos-descendant Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tut Ill have to use it later :) It looks real helpful
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! Glad that this will help ya out mate! 
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:iconshadowthehedgehog692:
ShadowTheHedgehog692 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student General Artist
oh i love it!
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:iconcuteanddangerous:
Cuteanddangerous Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!
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:iconspqr21:
SPQR21 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really helpful!
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:iconseanicdrummerhog:
SeanicDrummerHog Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This'll be really helpful. Thanks! ^^
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to help! Your welcome!
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:icondarkspeeds:
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! = )
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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 =)
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:iconkyarameru-kitsune:
Kyarameru-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Why do you make the cross on their heads? Everyone does and I don't understand what the point is.
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:iconspeedy375:
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.
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:iconkyarameru-kitsune:
Kyarameru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh! Thanks so much! :D
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:iconspeedy375:
Speedy375 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem =)
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:iconraviared:
RaviaRed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
THANKSSS
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:iconsonikkudrawings:
Sonikkudrawings Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say this is great!
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:iconpikachufangirl22:
Pikachufangirl22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks
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:iconnlnrose:
nlnrose Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! 
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:iconshikerii:
Shikerii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
God bless your soul~:heart:
:iconlazycryplz: If I had known before..
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! Thank you!
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:iconstagepadd2:
StagePadd2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
II KNOW NOW
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:iconmrasianhappydude:
MrAsianhappydude Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
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:iconslawterthewolf:
Slawterthewolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing
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:icondoyouloveme99:
Doyouloveme99 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Artist
coool! i love ur videos too!
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:iconelitigre:
EliTigre Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
How interesting and useful ! Thanks ! :)
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:iconunknownenderman:
UnknownEnderman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUS! i needed a ref for Silvers spines, O.o i fail wayyy too much
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:iconcreamtherabbit127:
creamtherabbit127 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
:clap:
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:iconspykethehedgehog:
SpykeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the kind of guide I need! Thanks!
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:iconemark4:
emark4 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thanks Darkspeeds, I had a hard time drawing faces for the sonic characters and this will definitely help.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad that it'll help! Keep on practicing!
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:iconmikawolftime:
mikawolftime Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:icontheunisquirrel:
TheUniSquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!~ Now I can try (and fail) to draw Blaze!
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:iconfreemindtheoracle:
Freemindtheoracle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
My friend Cody, also known as thegreekanimator here on DA, would love your work. He is a sonic sprite animator, and he has videos on youtube. He may be able to learn a thing or two from you and your work. For now, here is a free Llama :)
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! My compliments to both you and Cody.
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:iconfreemindtheoracle:
Freemindtheoracle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
One thing I will say, is that if you are not already, you should begin doing some galleries on either youtube, or another art site.
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:iconsonicdaman1:
sonicdaman1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
awesome man! :D
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:iconsakredceros5000:
sakredceros5000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i drew silver!
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:iconcutekitty46589:
cutekitty46589 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome
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:iconzukichew:
zukichew Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wwwwwwooooooooww!
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:iconshadelove24:
shadelove24 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
SO cool!
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:iconliepard18:
Liepard18 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
this is amazing
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:iconrednovaignition:
RedNovaIgnition Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I never would've guessed
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:iconnati-50hedgehog:
nati-50hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
great
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:iconxemera-draws:
Xemera-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
COOL!!!!!!
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:iconkitzulikesrain:
KitzuLikesRain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Can I save it? I guess this would help me out.
Thanks for submit it up! :)
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course you can! May it help you on your next drawing exercise! ^^
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:iconkitzulikesrain:
KitzuLikesRain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Im sure it would help me alot :D
Thanks again hehe :D
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Spark12222 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Let's KICK SOME ASS!"
Knuckles is such a boss, it's like in Shadow the Hedgehog, Glyphic Canyon I think:
Shadow: There has to be a chaos emerald around here somewhere...
Black Doom: Take the chaos emerald from the temples.
Knuckles: Get rid of these annoying aliens!
And Generations:
Everyone else: You can do it Sonic! You can win! Come on Sonic!
Knuckles: SMACK 'IM!
Black Knight:
Knuckles: WHO SHALL I SMITE FIRST?!
XD
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