Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pokémon-A-Day

Near the end of August, I finished revising Tsirash. While I am still writing other things, this is my main one, and I'm still waiting for feedback. (Thanks, those who have already finished it!) Suddenly I had some extra time on my hands. 

I decided to focus on my drawing skills. I've wanted to try a few things over the years, like making chibis of my entire family (which I did back in 2010), drawing my own versions of every class from Final Fantasy Tactics (way too ambitious for someone at my level), or personifying all of my favorite animals (...). But after my husband hired a creature artist to make up animals for a card game, I thought I needed to work on creatures myself. The fastest way to learn? Drawing Pokémon.

I love Ken Sugimori's artwork, and while I think it's completely crazy of me to attempt to draw over 600 of them, I can spend a half-hour or so every day and take it bit by bit. Thus Pokémon-A-Day was born. Here are some of my favorites so far:




-Rachel

By the way, the easiest one so far has been Cyndaquil, while the hardest was Feraligatr. I've already picked up a few things from this, especially about shape. Lots of these creatures are just ovals and rectangles.