Day 41

Sun Pokemon

Hey gang - hope you guys had a fun and/or productive weekend! To kick off the week of illustration, Sunflora sprouts in a triptych of sorts for One a Day! The living Sunflower is just one of the many boring designs I've had to tackle but don't worry, it's not the end of 'em in this gen either T.T

Sunkern and Sunflora are both losers. Sunkern's sorta cute, but Sunflora's a dork! The concept is sort of interesting with the creature being more active in the day, but then they went and added Cherrim or whatever that really plays up the sunlight aspect. What in the what!?

A walking Sunflower gave me limited concepts to expand on. Eventually, I thought of Van Gogh's work and just wanted to paint a sunflower. I think that want was what let me work on building up the flower as seen in the WIPs. From there, I had to figure out something to make it a bit more exciting.

On it's own, it was a weak illustration even if the technique and rendition came out solid enough. I looked at other flower paintings and saw many canvases being hung up as triptychs, and decided to use that as it wasn't something I'd done for the series in gen 1. I added a simple background to keep things from getting too messy and added shadows to the panels to give a little oomph. The final result gets the job done and is the best I could do for a creature I'm not too fond of!

Okay, there you go! Here's to another week of illustrations! Thanks all for checking in, and be sure to leave comments or critiques if you got any. Also, let's hear your responses to the Question of the Day:

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Design a badass plant based Pokemon! Come up with a name, give us the typing (grass/???), and what it's based off of in the real world if anything!

-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!