salamencefury said: I think people don’t pick on Vanille because Gardevoir is pretty human-looking anyways (it is on the human-like group after all).
That’s not what Gardevoir looks like though. I don’t care that Gardevoir is “classified” as “human-like” plus it’s in the Amorphous egg group.
You cannot come to me and pick on the way I draw one Pokemon “not looking like it’s supposed to” and expect me to let you get away with not bringing up the fact that Vanille doesn’t look like a stick, which is what Gardevoir is.
People come after me about how I draw Smeargle because it doesn’t look like the “official artwork” that Sugimori drew, yet at the same time, no one comes after me for my Ralts line Pokemon who all look NOTHING like how the “official artwork” depicts them to look (this includes Hal, Saroja, Vanille, Aethelfled, Caius, Kalaghata, the list goes on).
So. There’s that. I am not the sort of person that let’s people be choosy. If someone doesn’t like that I draw Smeargle in a way that is not how it’s “supposed to look” but is totally okay with me not drawing Gardevoir how it’s “supposed to look”, then I call bullshit. Because that IS bullshit.
TL;DR, people look at how Sugimori draws Smeargle and use that as a base to judge how I draw Eirian. People DON’T look at how Sugimori draws Gardevoir and therefore they DON’T use that as a base to judge how I draw Vanille, and that is complete and utter bullshit.