Edit: I changed up the design just a tad bit, cleaning it up further more. I'm much more content with it now!
Today's Pokemon illustration is that of Spearow! Considered to be the rival of Pidgey (at least in my eyes), I sought to make Spearow a bit more formidable than Pidgey because it has only one evolved form to match up with Pidgeot. Thus, this Spearow design is a combination of what Pidgey/Pidgeotto rival should be. Spearow is rather small so my design was to make this base form a bit more adolescent.
My original rendition was a cuter, smaller Spearow that I created to rival the realistic Pidgey I did, although it was not realistic and stylized. I soon left that design since the concepts of these designs try to fit the personality of the Pokemon for the most part. I began building up the interpretation until it started to get hectic in the application of strokes, likening it to the last Pokemon shared, Raticate. Obviously, with the two sitting next to eachother, I sought to remove too much similarity of the design and cleaned it up a bit more.
With this Spearow design, since its older in nature in appearance in comparison to the original, I gave him some changes that would help define the next evolution. Fearow is rather large and is very different in the look and feel of the Pokemon, to the point where its not really discernable that he's the actual evolution. As I said, I extended the body a bit more to something closer to a mid evo and more imortantly gave him some red feathering around at the top of his head, which will evolve into Fearow's crest.
And that's all for today! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Be sure to share the series around and look forward to tomorrow's!
+ 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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