Day 38

Cottonweed Pokemon

Today's approach is just epic-ly yarn-y. *cough Kirby reference* On One a Day tonight we finish up the Hoppip line with the all powerful Jumpluff! Just kidding, all you have to do to defeat it in battle is just blow at it from afar. It'll drift away and fall into a volcano.

I know, I know, I've been harsh to these guys. Kirby Hoppip was fun to do, but Hoppip itself is so boring. Skiploom too is also boring. Jumpluff? He's...wait for it...

I'm too bored to finish that sentence because it involves Jumpluff. Anyway, of the three works, this onew as the most fun to work on and most rewarding to look at. I had an idea to go and make a fun piece of the creature being pushed by the wind but I randomly found a Pokemon card of the creature that had a near similar approach!


I stepped away and decided to approach the creature in a more abstract form, and reused a concept that I scrapped for another Pokemon. Remember Mareep and it's fluffyness? Originally I wanted to texture the wool with yarn to give it a soft look and feel. Eventually I felt it overtook the work since the wool was quite large and I thought I could use it for a cotton based Pokemon since it works just as well.

And it does, doesn't it? The yarn visuals were pulled from Google and manipulated for color and softness while the face and the stitches/circles that house the textures were done by hand. I think the work is endearing, and I quite like Jumpluff in this form. But only this form.

So that wraps things up! One more illustration done as we reach the middle of the week.

By the way, I have some incredibly cool news. I began getting an influx of e-mails last night and was wondering what had happened. Turns out the YouTube channel VSAUCE2 (3.2 million subscribers) featured Series 1 of Pokemon One a Day on their video series BiDiPi! It was the last feature of the video and just so amazingly wonderful of them to do it!

It was really something I needed to see and really made my day/week/life. I've been really under stress and have a lot on my plate with multiple projects so this was a great pick me up. By the way, if I seem a bit different or am not as open, please don't take it personally. I'm not aware of how I am in this little bubble of pressure *.*

Okay! That's all for today. Comments/critiques do the thing if you want 2 n then say answer to for the kwztinz of the dey~

Design a Pokemon you think that the fanbase would absolutely hate! Yes, really! Make it dumb, or ugly, or stupid, or weak! Be creative and don't be too mean~

-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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Learn more about the artist, Bonny John, at www.bonnyjohn.com ! There you'll find links to his YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and DeviantART accounts, in addition to his other bodies of work!