Day 43

Water Fish Pokemon

Wooper, I forgot how KYUTE you are! Even though you evolve into the dumbest lamest thing, you are so damn cute omg i'm ded and cant even no morez. Today, I tackle Wooper in a sort of storybooky kind of style with a guest star- Lotad! Not very often does this happen on One a Day...But I think it just works for telling a little story!

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Generally speaking, One a Day devotes one illustration to the subject of the day. I've made exception before very very rarely, and even after I came to enjoy the idea of throwing Lotad into the mix and fleshing out the work to completion, I was hesitant to release it.

But then I realized, what's the big deal? My approach to gen 2 is just to chill out more, continue to have fun and try out stuff I missed the first time around. Lotad is used to convey Wooper's expression which takes center stage so it becomes more of an accessory. Painting all of this was very simple and straight forward, and focused on Wooper while concealing Lotad to the background.

I gave Wooper the expression first, and found out that the official Wooper art had a similar expression. I thought it looked cute after exaggerating the body, and wanted to keep it, so I sought to give it a reason. Instead of looking at something, I thought to tell a story of him sitting around and then realizing something was happening out of his control.


Enter the Lotad! Creating the tiny little pool to help cement in a background of sorts was fun and helps create a nice atmosphere with color for the tonally painted subjects. And then, like I said before, it was about deciding to send out an illustration with two characters that I over though and now here we are!

Thanks guys for tuning in to today's work! Please leave your comments and critiques if you have any below, with your response to the...

Question of the Day:

What is Lotad's intention here? Where are they headed? Are the two friends? Enemies? Make up a fun story! :)

-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!