On December 13, 2013, Aqua Bunny lasted a whole seven years. And I'm feeling content. That's the minimum that anyone could ask for, really. Based on last years feedback and my need to take some action, there's at least been more basic Nido fanart with some effort attached to it. Lisa saw more action as a character, too. Possibly more than she's ever had since the Wii gif. Pokemon X and Y also released this year, which has resparked a slight interest in the series again. I wouldn't've stopped illustrating my favorite Pokemon either way, and I still prefer characters to blank-slate wild Pokemon, but now I have some new favorites, and new content will be coming next year because of this game, such as new articles for starters. Nidos may not have received Mega Evolutions, but whatever we did get, we should be grateful for!
Here it is, the infamous 12 Nidorina picture. These are Nidorina characters I have made over the years, though not necessarily up to date. That said, a portion of these characters are abandoned or irrelevant, now, but I do remember when this picture came up first in Google image searches. Ah, the late aughts. How good to me you were. Only 6 of these characters are of any importance anymore, and that gets reflected later in the Nido Plus artwork that'll come many years later.
Required Chibi picture. Inspired by the image of Riri eating a cookie on Creative Worlds.
Why draw one way when you can draw twelve ways? Even then, I could've chose some different options, but I character matched it a bit, though. Since I left the following information off of the original pic, I'll add the creation dates to this one.
In order of
1999 - Agnes (Poke Island), "Mrs." Nidorina (Poke Tales)
2001 - Nidorina "Nini" Schneider, Charlotte (Poppistar/Alternate Universe)
2002 - Miranda (no series)
2004 - Nidozilla (originally none. Later, Other Alternate Universe)
2005 - Riri (Chibi's Corner), Reilina (Other Alternate Universe), Mandie (unused Pokemon college character)
2006 - Chibi-Chibi (representative), Carmela (Carmela: ¡Alcance Las Estrellas!), Lisa (Diary of Lisa Berkley).
It appears that these days, "The Big Three" have become "The Big Six", and I'll most likely cap it here. Nevertheless, Aqua Bunny wouldn't be half as interesting without the contributions of these characters in whatever entertainment medium they best reside in (and what they've inspired in other fans to create for themselves). In fact, I wouldn't run this site (STILL) if it was purely a site for Pocket-men facts and figures. I have a lot of fun with these Nidorina, but that's no slight towards the other family members (the everyman Nidorino, the other loafer Nidorino, and Ms. Nakamura, a pleasant but busy bee of a Nidoqueen to name a few). In appreciation of these characters, here's a bright, candy colored pic for you, full of happy smiling Nidorina (Charlotte's not unhappy...)
Which one is your favorite?
The original image is the "legit" version, which looks similar to a CD insert (like Love and Peace). However, in order to crop it at that size, I had to work from a larger source. Here's what it looks like before the editing phase. You may even prefer the fullness of this one instead!
Created for a Tumblr marathon known as POKEDDEXY. The point was to draw each of your favorite Pokemon of each type, and then some as you'll see down the line. I didn't actually finish it until January, 2014, due to a late start, other obligations, and the fact that a portion of the art actually has some thought in it rather than really fast doodles. Well, of course I was gonna want to use them later, might as well make them at least half-presentable. This picture was created in the style of Pop'n Music/Rhythmic Pop'n.
Patterns from webtreats ETC. Also, inspired by an official piece of PNM promo art, so there's some similarities.
I'm still taken aback by the fact that there's Pokemon beyond Generation III in this picture. Gosh, who'da thunk it? There's also a bit of cosplay for those of you who also revel in obscure Japanese fun n' games, and just for kicks, two extras decided to... Pop'n... for a cameo (who won't be pictured otherwise). :D Not ashamed of that, nope.
Making sure the character designs are still all different. Chibi-Chibi looks unintentionally terrifying.
A sort of spiritual successor of last year's Valentine's Cards. However, the trick this time was to not make up phrases based on a few characters, but to find and use legitimate phrases you can find on REAL CANDY, and make sure a character fits it, so it's slightly less gimmicky. And again, all these phrases can be found on real conversational hearts, even if the phrase is now discontinued or they didn't come from the Brach's/NECCO brand (some of them are from Bittersweets Conversational Hearts, for example).
I decided to dust off the old cast from Chibi's Corner (here's a refresher). There are characters I didn't include, sure, but that's irrelevant. I did, however, make sure to leave names this time.
GET HYPE. Now I never have to draw another holiday picture again.