Day 8

Big Jaw

ALL YOU FAKE POSERS FALL BACK~ Croconaw ain't got time for yo brittle punk ass. His words, not mine! Little Totodile has evolved into the stubborn Croconaw and bows to no one. Is this teenager all bark and no bite? Well, he can definitely bite...

Croconaw is levelheaded than Quilava in my eyes - he's definitely interested in protecting his pride but won't lose his temper like the fire starter. Croconaw relies on intimidation and power opposed to Quilava's flashy style, and so I sought to convey a very composed posture with some attitude to give the creature a fun little illustration.

Part of the inspiration to the pose is like when you watch Japanese anime and there are some rabble rousers who crouch all mean muggin and smoking a cigarette or something. Kotaku even wrote an article for it a while back!

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So yeah...Once again, we're at the teenager stage which to me and probably to all of you is just "filler". Everyone loves to see the starters because they're babies and will probably be cute, and the final evolutions because they're badass...The middle stages are the bridge between the two so you guys have to deal with this stubborn fella before you get to meet Feraligatr tomorrow.

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The style for the piece is nothing flashy, and uses solid flats and some gradient shading in conjunction with several outlines that create a layered appearance that I think is quite neat. You guys are full-zooming/expanding to see the details of the piece, right? You better be! >.>

OK! Not much to say here except thanks for stopping by! As always, leave your critiques and remarks for the work below, in conjunction with your response to...

The Question of the Day!

You fell asleep underneath a tree and your backpack left unattended revealed to a wild snooping Croconaw your sandwiches you made for lunch. You reach for the food like a dumby and get your hand bitten off. Your cyborg replacement hand comes with a special feature...What is it?

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-Bonny

(Don't lie; you had no idea where that question was going)

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!