Star Shape Pokemon
The parade of babies continue with perhaps the entity to define all fairy types, Cleffa! Yesterday's response to Pichu felt a bit cool, maybe because the style wasn't super enticing, so today kind of picks up the pace for two with a visual direction I would describe to be as..."kid's theatre production"! Let's see this little star work its magic!
So, Cleffa is pretty darn adorable. Clefairy is too, but Cleffa is truly a bite size marshmellow of a thing! Speaking of marshmellows, it was one of my thoughts when going into the work. Something squat and cute, and mushy and squishy! It wasn't going to fly, so I used the power of association as I do for this series. The keyword was...star!
Twinkling star in the sky, a star as in a star of a play...I meshed these two elements and created a piece to appear as if designed by a group of students for a school play! The primary draft was simple and included elements to tell a simple story - a Cleffa who tried to jump towards the moon. Set pieces would include a star, clouds, and the moon of course! I wasn't sure what to do for the background...
And then I recalled perhaps one of pop culture's most well known pieces - Van Gogh's The Starry Night. As it belongs in the public domain, I secured it as a backdrop and I think it fits perfectly here!
So after draft, I pulled up some cardboard box textures and cut them out for my linework. I applied colors and added shadows for underneath the elements to give them a pop out effect, and everything else was straight forward! This was one of the more fun pieces to work on, and probably among the most elaborate for this series 2.
So there you have it! Thank you all for tuning in - leave your comments and critiques below if you got any (thanks to Keenan and WP for help on Pichu from yesterday) and I also wanna hear your responses to...
The Question of the Day!
Create your own fairy type pokemon for a future generation game! Give me a name, it's full typing, explain what it would be based on, and if it evolves!
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.