Day 18: Favourite Bird

Sigilyph isn’t just a bird, it is the bird, the distilled essence of all beaked animals that soar through the sky on feathered wings. As such it is clearly the only correct answer.

Actually I was going to draw Murkrow but Schazer already did and I don’t think I could out-bird her if I tried, so I picked something else.

I wonder if Unown and Sigilyph are related? They’re both basically living language, and that is a pretty wonderful concept.

December 10th: Favourite Fire Type

If you have followed me for a long time and couldn’t fairly quickly guess that my favourite fire pokemon is the biggest, poofiest moth in the pokemon world then you should feel slightly ashamed.

I am embarassingly pleased with how this turned out. Unlike most of my drawings there wasn’t even a single step where I thought it was going to look awful.

Not even in Pokemon world could legs that small support this creature

I was going to start doing spritemon but I didn’t think I could do the pokedex entry “Doduo’s two heads never sleep at the same time. Its two heads take turns sleeping, so one head can always keep watch for enemies while the other one sleeps.” justice in tiny form.


I thought there must already be a bug/psychic pokemon because like half of them know Confusion, so this would end up just being a self-indulgent design rather than anything new, but apparently it turns out there isn’t. 

It’s still self-indulgent in that it’s like the fiftieth moth pokemon though. 

Captias is named for the Actias moth genus, and “Cap”. You can probably guess the other two, though Lepidotrap I will admit is a bit of a stretch (and one letter longer than the game character limit)

Not sold on that name, the colour scheme or in fact much of Pupillow at all except for that pun (maybe I should lose the wings and antennae so it looks more like a pillow) but there’s like four months until I can draw pokemon in earnest so I have time to make up my mind

but I digress, I need to reteach myself to draw things in a timely fashion, Solaris told me that I need to draw more pokemon because I’m still several hundred away from drawing all of them and also I got a monoprice tablet for christmas so I suppose I am finally going to abandon the old ways of drawing everything with a mouse

clearly not really using this properly yet and I’m not sure how I’m going to adapt my previous lineless colour blocks style to work with this (maybe I just won’t ???) but it’s certainly faster than using a cursor

one of those isn’t a pokemon

DAY ONE- favourite pokemon which is numbered 229


meant to be kind of jumping up at someone in excitement but maybe it’s just doing a velociraptor impression

I was worried I overdid the muscles on its limbs while it was just a bundle of messy lines but fortunately with the armour that went away

I am hopeless at drawing dog feet, the tail bones are kind of fucked too but I wanted to be done at that point

I probably won’t draw 3 more to catch up today b/c starbound came out and also it is a WoW night

Do you know how many Ice Pokemon there are? Barely any

I was trying to steer away from legendaries just because but pretty much everyone is already drawing Sneasel/Weaville so I had to resort to braille dubstep geometry golem. 

The pose is not very exciting but (and this is going to sound like a really lame excuse) I actually have a hard time imagining it doing anything else? Like, it’s pretty much an ice robot, it is content to just sit like that for thousands of years doing nothing in a cave. Even the official sprite animations just have bits of it rotate at predictable angles.

Just as well that he’s so easy to draw really considering how dissatisfied I was with yesterday’s offering.

Messing around with colour schemes for a Grand Battle character, put too much time into drawing something for a game that requires (well, specifies) no drawing at all in the actual posts.

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Probably going with this one but I’m not certain yet.

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Also bone worm which (if I say so myself) looks awesome but is also really, really unfitting ):

Nice to know I can still draw after a couple months’ break though (even if I was terrible and copy/pasted the arms). Maybe I can do a couple of adventure updates over the break.

Day 17: Dark. This is the last of the easy type ones oh no

Did yuo kno: getting the colours right for Sableye is really really hard even if you lift the base one directly off the sprite? I tried several of the colours Nintendo use and they didn’t work and I’m still not happy with it even now

Sableye are adorable sharp-toothed imps that live in caves, eat rocks and play tricks on travellers. Presumably they do that last bit because living in caves and eating rocks is really boring and they want attention.

I want like twelve of them to live in my house.