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If you fall asleep during this reading for today's Pokemon One a Day entry, don't be mad if you wake up and find your face covered in doodles. Let's take a look at Jigglypuff!
For this piece, our newly christened Fairy type just had to be featured singing in some capacity. Thanks in part to the anime, my image of Jigglypuff includes a microphone, an accessory that makes him look even cuter than usual...And we can one up that level of cuteness by throwing in a teeny little bowtie! Bowties are cool.
I decided to throw in some musical symbols to further drive the singing concept home, and I think everything worked out pretty well. Jigglypuff's design is straight forward...She's...round. Can't really mess that up and experimenting didn't feel right for a pretty popular Pokemon.
I also happened to recently draw a Jigglypuff for Crossover Junction, and so I wondered if I should go in a similar route or try something crazy for an illustration of the balloon pokemon. I ended up going down a middle road. I didn't want to try and interpret a realistic Jigglypuff, or something too abstract. I fleshed out the character in his original form and subtracted a few key areas and left it blank, to be filled in by an argyle pattern on a layer under that compliments the pink body of our singer.
At first, I decided to leave the white outline out, both inside and outside the Pokemon. It would have looked more abstract and more "collagy" but the definition that the outline brings really helps the image pop. Today's work is a safe exploration that does the job of having fun and keeping the original look, and I'm happy with the result.
And that about does it for today! Thanks for looking and reading and see you tomorrow for Wigglytuff! If you wanna help me get this project out, be sure to share it around with pokefans the world all over. Have a nice day!
P.S. There are a ton of adorable Jigglypuff gifs, and I wanted to use all of them...But I found this, and my mind was settled. FEAR THE PUFF
+ Pokemon One a Day is a series illustrated and curated by Bonny John in an effort to represent the the first generation of characters from the world wide phenomenon that is known as Pokemon. The idea is simple - to draw and share one new Pokemon a day (weekends off!) until every Pokemon from the set is completed. This project is an exploration of fine art styles for learning and leisurely purposes.