Last week, I saw a hedgehog in my garden for the first time! It made me really happy, because I love seeing new animals in the garden. And hedgehogs are so cute! This guy was just walking casually down the garden path.
I also love hedgehogs because they eat slugs (I think?) and we have lots of slugs that like to eat my salad!
I know hedgehogs aren’t purple, but I chose a different colour than brown to give off a Danish summer evening vibe – and also just for fun.
Here’s a speed video of my drawing process:
The actual drawing process took about 30 minutes. As you can see in the video, I’m having fun experimenting with different layers, layer modes and textured pens in Gimp at the moment.
One of the artists that has inspired me to develop my digital drawings is JelArts – check out her channel on YouTube if you don’t already follow her.
A big, prickly mouse
I think I inadvertently made my hedgehog look like a fat mouse…
There’s something about the snout that I would change if I drew it again. It should probably be less pointy. And maybe the eye placement needs to be different.
But, hey! I only saw this particular hedgehog once, and only for about a minute. And it was the night time! 😀
I managed to take a very blurry photo, which I couldn’t really use as a drawing reference. But I decided to draw it anyway and not to Google how they actually look.
I did a hedgehog doodle for Inktober 2018 in more of my “old” lineart doodle style. They might actually look a bit more like real hedgehogs 😀
I’ve never really been great at drawing from a picture reference anyway, I prefer drawing freely from what I remember or imagine. And then mouse-hog creatures sometimes happen!
Mugs and things
If you like my recent more colourful drawing style, you might want to check out my new sourdough design in my Redbubble shop. That drawing was made mixing traditional and digital drawing – read about it in this post.
Thanks for the read!