Day 87

Kiss Pokemon

Smoochum
enters the world through Andy Warhol for today’s illustration on One a Day! Warhol and pop art is the entry point to mainstream viewing for many, so it was a style I’ve been waiting to use for a long while...Even during One a Day Series 1! Smoochum was the perfect fit in my mind, as I could imagine the little thing emulating Marilyn Monroe as an icon for a social media website or something haha!

Anyway, this was pretty simple and straight forward. With Hitmontop, it required a lot of work all throughout as every asset was unique to itself. With this one, all I had to do was set on a pose and clean it up over a few sessions to duplicate to replicate the iconic Marilyn piece.

I used some loose noise filter to sort of emulate the silkscreen look, although the piece came out more “clean” than the usual result. I guess I didn’t want to lose the crispness of it after all was applied. I merged the background tile layer and Smoochum for 3 of the 4, leaving one separate so I could use it to edit if anything happened down the line. From there, I dialed up the hues to what I liked and bam! Finished piece!

Thanks TAYsquad for reading! Hope you guys dig the piece! Have a lovely evening.

Love and peace,

Bonny

Question of the Day: Who’s your favorite psychic type?

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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!