I'm really feeling it!

Raticate! Pokemon of the Day!

RATicate...the...mouse pokemon...just like RATtata as I mentioned yesterday...Come on now. Really!? Even after you evolve into a rat you are still ze mouse pokemon!?

Mousicate. That is your new name, you ugly ball of fur!


I realized I was rendering out my work quite often, which of course is not really a problem, but I wanted to come up with a design that was more flatter than what I've been trying. Too bad I failed haha. This piece was a lot flatter but I used striking marks to help with the movement of the piece with varying shades that removed the flat look. The tail itself is rendered a bit and pops out with the teeth.

Rattata has red eyes, but Raticate does not. I gave my Raticate red eyes to give the creature a rabid sort of look and feel. The obvious focus of this design is the teeth, which is perhaps the most rendered part of the work, so it stands out even more. I exaggerated the mouth and teeth and with all these elements placed together, the thing looks like a bloody zombie.

The best part of these work in progress shots is that they unintentionally showcase the zombie transformation of Raticate as he attacks his prey for brains.


And that's today's Pokemon of the Day! Be sure to share the work and help me get this project out there! Thank you for viewing, see you tomorrow!



+ 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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