Anonymous asked: you have some original way of drawing Pokemons, you know? It's like you mix the actual Pokemon style with kind of realism. I can't draw Pokemons to save my life, and I'm losing hope that i'll ever be able to draw Mew, let alone something like DIALGA OR GROUDON. Man. Your arts with them are sick. Anyway, do you have any tips and tricks? Do you practice drawing a particular pokemon before making art with it?
Dude, not to be mean but it’s ‘Pokemon’, drop the ‘s’. :3
awwwwww thank you haha, and to be honest, i’m a slight freak about semi-realism when it comes to drawing animal-like creatures. I started off as an animal artist, I’ve been drawing them and studying their anatomy for years, so now it’s kinda easier for me to quickly understand how a certain pokemon moves. It helps in drawing more ‘dynamic’ poses and to actually draw something that isn’t a slightly altered verion of the official art or sprites.
Tips and tricks? Can’t really say if I use any… Other than sketching simple shapes while building a pose. For example, let’s take some pokemon I’ve never drawn before… (i’ve drawn like 10 different pokemon in my life maybe)
Let’s say I go with two, with different anatomy. I’ll try Rhydon and Articuno (I love birds the most).
Most important part while attempting to draw some pokemon with not-official-art-like pose is to close your eyes and imagine the pokemon’s movement. Try and imagine how it would move, depending on the mood of the drawing you want to make. Epic music helps A LOT. Here’s what I came up with:
Not as dynamic as I’d like them to be but whatever. (can’t really draw today, my hand hurts badly, so I can’t draw anything better and more interesting)
The basic sketch with a bit of “action line” (go look it up). I always try to draw ‘without care’ and it’s better if you let your hand move freely.
Then, if you’re happy with the pose, you draw the rest of the body and details. Here I always take some official art for reference, since it’s pretty tricky to make a pokemon actually look like one. Details such as the shape of eyes, or how close they’re to each other or to the ‘mon’s nose for example, make big difference and it’s really important to keep them in some way, unless you’re aiming for some original style or some crazy realism.
Here’s what I’ve got:
(and today’s the day when I realized that Rhydon has kinda like TWO pairs of ears)
And no, I don’t practice drawing pokemon, i just sit and think about its pose, i don’t need to ‘train’ drawing it. Speaking of Mew- yesterday was my first time drawing it, I had some problems with its head’s shape haha.
Hmmm not sure if it’s helpful in any way, but that’s how I usually draw pokemon.
Feel free to ask more! I’ll try my best to help you out somehow.
I thought about Red last week. He made me cry so I made him bleed.