Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Pokémon Series: #039 - 040

 It's the balloon pokémon, Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff! These little puffballs are probably most famous for singing, but that's hard to convey in a single still image so I decided to focus in their ability to inflate their bodies and float on the breeze.

I'd never noticed before, but all the pokémon that evolve using a Moon Stone are right next to each other in the pokédex. It's only Vulpix and Ninetales stopping them from being completely consecutive.

Jigglypuff has already been reserved by a dedicated fan of these little puffballs, but Wigglytuff is still for sale in my online shop!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Pokémon Series: #037 - 038

Here's another two favourites, Vulpix and Ninetales! They gave me a lot of trouble at more or less every stage, but I'm pleased with the finished paintings. I dithered for a long time about whether the flames should be blue or red, red would be more accurate to both the games and the cartoon, but they're clearly based on the Kitsune legend and 'foxfire' of that sort is blue. In the end I couldn't resist the more mystical look of the blue flames.

These ghostly little foxes are available to buy in my online shop!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Pokémon Series: #035 - 036

Here's some rare pokémon, Clefairy and Clefable! They're both the first nocturnal pokémon and the first fairy types I've reached in this challenge. Not that they were 'fairy' types back in gen 1, since it was introduced in... gen 3 I believe. They're normal types in the older games.

I discovered while looking up their traits for the pictures that Clefable can walk on water!

These cute little weirdos are available to buy in my online shop!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Pokémon Series: #032 - 034

Here's the other side of those poisonous bunnies, the male Nidoran line. I remember being torn as a child between the two. On one hand, the female line has my natural loyalty as a girl and they are blue, which I liked a good deal more than pink. On the other hand, the male Nidoran has much bigger, cuter ears and learns Horn Attack. But then again, Nidoking is much uglier than Nidoqueen. Nidorino is fine because he reminds me of a prehistoric hoofed predator. It's a dilemma.

The original miniatures are up for sale in my shop!

Friday, 2 September 2016


I recently got a job at the Barnes Library at the University of Birmingham, working in the evenings. It's incredibly quiet at this time of year, and much to my surprise I'm actually allowed to bring a book or draw to pass the time! I'm used to retail jobs where doing anything non-work-related is strictly verboten no matter how quiet the shop is.

So here's a nice pencil drawing of Fret, the product of sitting at the library counter with nothing much to do. (I'm sure it'll pick up in Autumn with the new intake though.)

I'd like to do a painting of Fret soon, now that I've worked out his design properly. I'm fairly often guilty of designing characters in colour, and then only drawing them in black and white.