Day 17

Long Leg Pokemon

When I was a wee lad, I loved to read picture books. Okay, maybe that wasn't just my childhood...We all started our journey in education and learning how to read and write through the such books...One book that I can recall from that time is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

When I came across this bug type Pokemon, I thought I could use Carle's very unique art style to create a colorful and expressive illustration of today's depiction of Ariados.

So yeah...If you never read that book, this piece and style might be completely lost on you. Carle's style is very vibrant and full of textures and shapes. His work appears messy and energetic yet extremely tight and flat. Recreating his style was easy enough, and more than anything I think I was more concerned that people might not make the connection.

You see, I missed my chance to use this style for Caterpie of gen 1! I mean, it wasn't even an thought at the time and only now lookin. At the time, I wanted to focus more on creating my own styles and if anything, use fine art as a starting point for expanding ideas if I did. With this series 2, I wanted to branch out to styles more outside the box, so Ariados, a creature who doesn't really have a theme to begin with, was assigned a style that would at least make use of its interesting palette of colours.

That's all for today! Please let me know what your thoughts are regarding my work for today with comments and/or critiques, as well as your response to...

The Question of the Day!

Which Pokemon equivalent would be the new main character of your favorite kids book?

-Bonny

Exploring the creatures of Gold and Silver, Pokemon One a Day Series 2 can be seen as both a standalone project and expansion to the original marathon of artwork that sought to present one unique new illustration per day. This project builds upon the exploration of personal technical and philosophical concepts and visual styles under daily deadline to create quality works for personal and professional growth.

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