Pidgeot...one of the many Pokemon Ash dropped from his squad. This one was a particular tough loss for me (I see you Ellen with Primeape in the corner!) so I have made my best effort to come up with a cool rendition of the creature. Maybe if Ash saw this art he'd go back and retrieve him.
As I usually do, I build and build on the original draft until the form is rendered to my liking. I take plenty of breaks between drawing these things so I attempt to keep various steps of the project as references to how far the work has come.
When I look back at the beginning step of Pidgeot, I'm reminded how far its come! It looks so silly and...uncool compared to this guy. The whole piece was drawn up without any kind of reference to a real bird, which soon came to a change when I found a picture of perched bald eagle. I used the bottom portion as reference and changed up the beak as such, although its not exactly the same...I want to save those eagle elements for Braviary, if I ever get that far!
+ Pokemon One a Day is a series illustrated and curated by Bonny John in an effort to represent the entire catalogue of characters from the world wide phenomenon that is known as Pokemon. The idea is simple - to draw and share one new Pokemon a day (weekends off!) until every Pokemon is completed. This project is an exploration of fine art styles for learning and leisurely purposes.
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A bonus for today: The works in progress for this piece: