The creation of Ed Edge goes like this: For the longest time I’ve had my notebook of ideas sitting in my living room. I had been staring at this crude drawing that I did, probably while half asleep. It said “a porcupine with a buzz saw on its back.” Then it had a really, really crude drawing of said “porcupine.”
I sat there and thought to myself, “heh, well why don’t I make that a thing? Except make it a hedgehog!?” And then I did, and it looks just a little better than the crude drawing previously mentioned!
Are you comparing this to another hedgehog? A hedgehog that can spin dash? WELL DON’T. IT’S DIFFERENT. OKAY!?
Ed Edge was the name of my good friend’s hedgehog. Or at least that’s what I called him. She would always say “NOOO HIS NAME IS JEFFERY” or something and I was like, “meh, it’s Ed Edge.”
Ed Edge was a survivor. One time, he had a tumor on his penis. Such a devastating diagnosis would put any other hedgehog down, but not Ed Edge.
This is an homage to Ed Edge, RIP.
Drew this in Illustrator and tried to use a very VERY limited color pallet. If I’m not mistaken, there’s 3 colors here. Oh crap, maybe four. So maybe not that limited.
Oh I dominated that buzz saw. I think I’m a pro at keyboard shortcuts. I don’t mean to toot my own horn here or anything, but I bet that sucker would’ve broken the average man. Not me, dude. I used a Step + Repeat shortcut to give it those teeth and it saved me about an hour of tedious work. Pretty happy about that AMMIRITE!?
I then put the vector in Photoshop and applied some texture layers at varying opacity. Gave it that subtle grunge look. Oh so subtle.Follow @strangethingsa