My half of our Art Trade! I wanted to really try and capture Didi’s dorkish personality, so here’s her trying to snap a quick beach selfie (poorly centered, thumb on the camera, inadvertently blocking her sister out of view in her exuberance aha)
Part of the practicy thing, in trying to remain faithful to a design but still doing it my own way.
I actually used a card depicting the infamous (well, to some) “anime Nidorina"
I mainly softened up her features, put one paw to the ground so it looks balanced (poor thing looks like she’s gonna topple and the unlucky bun’s already fell off an ugly tree and hit every branch D:) Added a bit of detail around the forelegs, slight signs of a breastish area (to connect with nidoqueen a bit more) and a detail around her head for that implied horn.
Also if you look closely, you can see I used face planes for mapping her face out. :3