Misdreavus has been given the works for my illustration of the day! If I recall correctly, she's the only ghost type Pokemon of the gen, which is sad because ghost is a sick type. Because of such properties and nature, I wanted to play up the banshee inspiration that defines this creature as the "screech" Pokemon.
Gen 1 had 3 ghosts, who were given fun depictions that really played up the typing. Here, I had to sorta do it all in one go. The result is something very expressive and sorta surreal, but evolves into a very "pop" oriented feel. There are multiple visual flairs that occur in the midst of one another - random markings, shading, toners, etc....But they are all deliberate.
The train of thought was just to keep letting the pen go and do it's thing. After the initial run, I cleaned things up. As a ghost, the death element was played up with a skull as a base. I wanted to do multi angled skulls (as seen in the WIP) but it got a bit too messy. I decided to keep things neat and clean went the route I did to make things more visible between the chaos.
Of course, the piece still uses my love of colors in all sorts of transitions. I used white for the skull and plenty of the blue green of the original Misdreavus as "flesh" to fill out the form's face. Speaking of face, it's the main push of the piece as I removed the "body" of the Pokemon as I didn't find a good way to present it in the style seen as a whole. I eventually found it wasn't necessary in depicting the Pokemon in this rendition and I doubt anyone will miss it.
So there you go! Misdreavus all wrapped up with a bow on top! 49 straight...Tomorrow will bring an announcement next to hopefully 50 straight illustrations. Thanks guys for tuning in! Be sure to comment below with critiques or any remarks if you got any.
Here's the Question of the Day:
Create your own ghost Pokemon using folklore from around our world as inspiration! Give it a name, it's typing, and describe it!
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.