Many creatures from gen 1 expanded their evolutionary line in the Johto expansion. Bellossom blooms as part of fork in the road from Gloom, taking a turn towards something more bright and sunny. This helped me define a cheery concept for today's One a Day illustration!
Bellossom be twerkin' and getting down with her bad self as part of her gimmick as the flower Pokemon. The obvious inspiration is that of a particpant of Hula, and general shout out to Polynesian culture. I decided to push forward with that concept all the way by creating art to have Bellossom be a hula dancer figurine as seen on car dashboards and such!
The piece was very straight forward and took little time to complete. I got my base down very quickly, and looked at references of such figurines to settle on a pose. It was also helpful in getting down the straw skirt and base, which I tried to look like sculpted clay and painted. Not sure how I did on that part but I think it does the job.
There's not much to say really, as the piece speaks for itself and not much thought was needed to complete the work. I set out to create an image in my workstation as I saw it in my head and I think the end result matches quite well.
Hope you guys enjoyed the piece and thanks as always for tuning in! Be sure to check out the SeeBonnyDraw illustration of the week here that was posted last night if you haven't already! Other than that, be sure to leave any comments or critiques below, as well as your response to...
The Question of the Day!
Bellossom can dance and participate in human activities for performance art. What Pokemon would you partner with for a performing art of your choice and why? Be creative and detail a routine if any!
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.