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Mopey Magby! Pokemon One a Day, Series 2!

Day 89

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Magby! This guy is cute and has a perpetual look of sadness with the way his...fro is set on his head. Too bad his hairdo becomes a butt or boob (depends on your type ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ) when he evolves XD


Magby is a Pokemon I struggled to find a style for. I actually considered making him a muppet since he’s sort of in this animal territory that can sorta go ambiguous, and he’s baby so I woulda went Muppet babies on his cute self but I went against it ultimately. I think it’s because people might not be able to tell he was “muppetized” if done in the way.

That said, it’s not like I’m using a particular style for today either. In Series 1, I created up a lot of my own styles with mixing and matching from observations from others or whatever came up out of my own mind that might fit the Pokemon. Today’s piece went back to that route. If anything, the closest things could be to another artist would be Piper Thibodeau, who’s done so amazing Pokemon pieces that Kotaku’s featured before.

The pose I went with is that one anime pose of a person jabbing their fingers together haha. To me, it’s a nice gesture that fits the sort of sad nature that Magby has plastered on his face...Like he’s unsure or nervous all the time. THe application of paint was administered by one of my personal favorite texture brushes, and I added some scaly elements to play up the lizard element he gives off despite being all bird in the face.

Yeah, that’s about it I’d say! Something nice and cute for a baby Pokemon! Thank you my friends and family for tuning in! Tomorrow’s the last illustration of the week, and I got a fun and cute little piece ready in my mind to implement. See you then!


Love and peace,


Question of the Day: What be yer fav’rite fire type pokeemahn?

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.


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!

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