Ampharos is a Pokemon beloved by many. I am unfortunately, not part of that camp. That aside, I know there are probably many looking forward to the creature and I wanted to deliver something they'd enjoy. It took a while to try and find an angle I'd like and I found it as the end result is a piece that tops off it's evolutionary line in an electrifying way.
The last explosive design was that of Typhlosion, a Pokemon quick to anger with the makings of a volcano erupting. Ampharos on the other hand looks really gentle but keeps a (dumb) hidden secret - it's got dragon genes in there somewhere. Yep, this weirdo up right sheep kangaroo with flippers becomes part dragon type when it mega evolves!
As an electric type, I thought to let loose bolts of electricity between rabid lines and paint splatters. Electricity is a strong and rapid current of power that is hard to tame unless you've got the right handle. I wanted to put that on display with Ampharos as something more paint based had no been explored in series 2 yet.
The effects were simple to get to - I had premade brushes with varying splattery shapes and I used duplicate layers for colors and of Ampharos and pushed them through many photoshop filters. It was more or less a very Pollock-y approach to creating I think!
So that wraps it up for today, guys! Hope you enjoyed the Mareep line and enjoyed the finish in Ampharos for the week! That's 30 straight illustrations and 1 month down! Damn. It feels like I started forever ago, yet there's still so many illustrations left to do T.T
Oh well! Please leave any questions/comments/critiques below, with your response to...
The Question of the Day!
What Pokemon line or evolution could you live without? Why? Be as ranty as you want :3
Enjoy your weekend, TAYtans.
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.