Whew, we made it to the end of another week! Today on One a Day we look at the wooly monstrosity that is Piloswine! This guy gave me little wiggle room as its source material is a simple design that really wishes it could be a Mamoswine ASAP. Just like Slugma, Magcargo, and Swinub, I had to find employ a visual style to pick up the lack of maneuverability to create some sort of compelling visual entity.
I kept things simple with the pose because...uhh, you can’t really work too much of anything with this wall of fur. In that case, it was all about the fur/wool. I created a cartoony sketch to go off of and thought to create large strokes of fur to fill in the form. For whatever reason, I began to paint them like drops of water and I kept that pattern for the entirety of the painting sessions needed to complete it.
To make sure the piece didn’t end up looking too boring with the strokes, I made sure to create a level of depth for the features of the Pokemon. His eye and ear flaps were painted on seperate layers with lighter tones while I darkened the bottom to give some lift. I lightened the head of the creature and darkened the bottom and incorporated saturated colors for the nose and tusks to add some liveliness to the piece and chipped away at filling the fur until I was done!
And that’s it for today! Last week, we ended things with a fluffy Teddiursa. This time around, it’s a fluffy Piloswine! I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you guys Monday.
Love and peace,
QOTD: Name a Pokemon who you thought would evolve but didn’t and deserves one. What would you see that creature evolve into?
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.