Sonic Spin!

I’ve been riding that Sonic The Hedgehog 2 high the past few weeks. I decided to revisit some old drawings I did around early 2020. I packaged my conceptual designs for a mock animated series I called “Sonic Spin”. Another “what if?” project where if a certain IP were in my hands, how would I pitch it? “Sonic Spin” would be aimed at very young children riding the success of the Sonic the Hedgehog films. It would be more in tone to the 1993 Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog rather than the overly complicated, often too-serious anime Sonic shows that followed. Sonic has always been a lighthearted fun colorful character. Which is why children are so drawn to him in the first place.

The heroes of Sonic Spins

When it comes to my actual designs, I went for a light hearted Looney Tunes aesthetic but also simplified designs as modern cartoons tend to do. Today, you’ll see a lot of classic IPs like Ninja Turtles or Thundercats “reimagined” into a wackier tongue-in-cheek animated direction. It never bodes well with the diehards, but sometimes it can be enjoyable for what it is…even though you sort of question how it got this far in the first place.

The Villains Doc Robotnik and his self built sidekick: Metal Sonik

When I shared some of these designs via Reddit in 2020, the consensus from the Sonic fan community was “Amazing skill; Terrible take.” And that’s okay. Because it’s also not aimed at them. It’s a silly fast paced, adventure comedy about a Hedgehog and his friends fighting evil robots aimed at 5-8 year olds. Personally, I loved drawing these characters. I would love to see this realized a bit more. One day maybe. #gottagofast

A Quick (duh) Synopsis for the show…
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Sketch Dump: Abraham Van Helsing

I had this idea a couple years back reintroducing myself to some Hammer Horror films and Peter Cushing as Abraham Van Helsing. He’s a character that not really explored as much as you’d think for someone who makes as many appearances in monster movies as the monsters themselves. I thought it be cool to have an animated series about the adventures of Abraham Van Helsing. It would be like Indiana Jones meets classic horror. It could take place at various stages of is life…basically how he became introduced to all these monsters and how this led him to be such a legendary expert on monster slaying. Anyway…just wanted to update the site with a little something. Sketched Van Helsing in ten minutes or so.get-attachment

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