Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most popular characters in video games, but while Sonic himself is so recognizable, he has many friends and allies who are also very iconic.
Sonic’s best friend Tails is one of these friends, and he has many fans that would like to learn how to draw Tails.
By the end of this guide, any fan of the famous fox will be able to draw him easily, so you’ll definitely want to read to the end!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw Tails will let you have lots of fun drawing this beloved character.
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- How to Draw Tails – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Next, draw the head outline for Tails
- Step 3 – Now, draw some facial details for Tails
- Step 4 – Next, draw the first arm
- Step 5 – Now, draw the body and first leg
- Step 6 – Next, draw some tails
- Step 7 – Next, draw his other leg
- Step 8 – Next, draw the other arm for Tails
- Step 9 – Now finish off your Tails drawing with some color
- Do this to take your Tails drawing to the next level
- Your Tails Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Tails – Let’s Get Started!
To get this guide on how to draw Tails, we will start with the spikes of his hair. To draw these, you can draw three sharp shapes like the ones in our reference image.
These will be connected to the top of his head in future steps, so let’s move on to part 2!
Step 2 – Next, draw the head outline for Tails
Now that you have his spiky hair drawn, we will begin the head outline of your Tails drawing in this step.
First, you can use some rounded triangular shapes to draw his big pointy ears. Then, you can use a rounded line for the top of the head and then extend his face down with another curved line.
Finally, draw a small oval for his nose and then draw the bottom of his snout.
Step 3 – Now, draw some facial details for Tails
We will start the facial details of your drawing in this part of your Tails drawing. First, extend a rounded line from his nose for the top of his muzzle.
This will extend to the other side of his head and end in a spike. Then, you can draw his big rounded eyes that will extend halfway up the face.
The eye on the right will have an eyebrow over it to give Tails some attitude! Finally for this step, you can add some spiky shapes on the side of his face for some furry detail.
Step 4 – Next, draw the first arm
You can draw the first arm for your drawing in this step of our guide on how to draw Tails. Tails has a very large gloved hand at the end of his thin arm.
You can use some curved lines to show his finger extending up, and then some more lines that curve over for his other fingers. Finally, you can draw his thin arm extending to under his face.
Step 5 – Now, draw the body and first leg
We will be moving on to the body of your Tails drawing in this next step of our guide. His body is quite round with a furry patch on his chest.
Then, you can extend two lines down from his body for his first leg. Then, following the reference image you can draw his oversized shoe at the end of his leg.
Step 6 – Next, draw some tails
Tails gets his name from a rather distinctive feature he has: the fact that he has two tails! We will be drawing these tails in this step of our guide on how to draw Tails.
Using some curved lines that have some sharp points in them, you can draw the two tipped tails on the left-hand side of Tails.
Once you have his tails drawn, add some more sharply jagged lines inside of the tails for some fur detailing.
Step 7 – Next, draw his other leg
You’ve already drawn one leg for your Tails drawing so far, so this next step should be a breeze for you!
You will be drawing the second leg for Tails in this step, and it will look very similar to the first one that you drew.
The show on this leg will be at a slightly different angle to the first one and will extend outward a bit.
Step 8 – Next, draw the other arm for Tails
It will be time to color in Tails soon, but we have one more aspect to add in this guide on how to draw Tails!
Simply draw an arm and hand on the right-hand side of Tails, and this one will be pointing downward a bit.
That does it for the details in this guide, but feel free to add any of your own that you would like!
Perhaps you could draw a background from your favorite Tails appearance for this drawing.
Step 9 – Now finish off your Tails drawing with some color
This final part of your Tails drawing will see you finishing off your picture with some beautiful colors!
Tails has a yellow and white color scheme, and there is also a splash of red for the shoes.
We went with these colors for our reference picture, so you can use it as a guide as you color in if you want to keep Tails looking like his classic design.
What colors and art mediums will you use to bring Tails to life?
Do this to take your Tails drawing to the next level
There’s no need to race through these tips we have for making your Tails sketch even better!
This drawing of Tails shows him in a simple pose, but there are many other poses you could depict! For example, Tails is known to travel really fast.
To show this, you could draw him running at great speeds and have the background whirring behind him. Or, maybe you would prefer to have him jumping or performing a cool move.
What are some other cool poses you could create in this picture to make it even more dynamic than it is now?
In the games and other media, Tails is joined by a few different allies, and you could add them to this drawing as well. Some classic examples would be Sonic himself or maybe Knuckles.
It could also be fun to add some other characters from other series such as Mario or Link. These are a few characters that you could add, but you can probably think of many more you would like to have posed with Tails!
In the previous tip, we spoke about adding some more heroes to this Tails drawing, but you could add some baddies as well. There would be a huge roster of bad characters that could be added!
You could go for the main bad guy of the series and draw Eggman beside Tails. Or, you could go for some of the smaller enemies that have featured in the games, movies and shows.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to design your own Sonic game level? You could give a taste of what such a level would look like by adding a background to your Tails sketch.
To start, try to think of a cool location that you would like to see Tails racing through. Then, you could add some obstacles and other features to make it look like a real level.
Or, you could also use an existing level that you love to play!
Your Tails Drawing is Complete!
With that, you have finished this step-by-step guide on how to draw Tails!
When you saw this design, it may have seemed like a complicated drawing to take on, but when you have a guide to follow and take it step by step it can be much easier!
We hope that this very guide made it so much easier for you and that it was also a ton of fun for you to work through!
Now that you have finished this guide, you can add some of your own details to really put your own spin on this drawing.
We mentioned drawing a background, but there are other details that you could add as well!
You could draw some items that Tails could interact with or even draw some other characters such as Sonic. Let your creativity flow and see what you come up with!
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