The bottom two are supposed to be on-model to the definitive look of aqua bunny, (besides the overly chubby cheeks.) and the top two could be my very own character? She has like a funky little dr. Seuss over-bite going on.
I had to draw this because I saw you uploaded my old drawing on Aquabunny Tumblr and I got so embarassed and I had to draw something else to cover that. It's been so long since I draw nido and it was really fun!
A picture that I'm sure everyone else cares more about than me, and that includes people who haven't even seen it, and those who'd tell you that they don't. Done during the time of the Pokemon Variations meme, which I personally don't care for. That aside, it does look nice, I guess, and well thought out. I planned to create a definitive Nidorina Variations before someone else got to it (or didn't) with too much of a non-chimeric, personally projected skew, because I guess I care more about Nidorina getting a good representation than my own personal opinion of it all. Sometimes you just have to do things for the cause, and I think it may have succeeded on that end, at least on Tumblr.
There's a good blend of mammal-like monsters and non-mammal-like monsters that should give some insight into what I feel best represents Nidorina as a whole, based on actual — albeit old — research. Toxic Ooze and Royal Guard, however, are just silly extras. On that note, I intentionally wanted the picture to have a non serious, more animated look to it. A lot of variations other artists made at the time were painted more realistically, but for Nidorina, in true Aqua Bunny tradition, I felt that a light hearted, more cartoon like approach would do more for public interest than a nice looking painting that's only remembered for being nice looking, and does nothing for character perception. Watch out. Always an ulterior motive with this guy.
Meet playful nido, surprised nido, and "why do I even bother" nido.
I just wanted to try my hand at a semi-anatomical approach to a Nidorina for mainly practice reasons. Left the sketch in so you can see the structure!
This turned out differently than I wanted. She was supposed to be lying in some kind of light source, probably the sun, in a lazy dog/cat sort of fashion (used a flopped over rabbit as an anatomical base reference, however). I think the original lineart suggests this better. Oh well.
Not for the weak of stomach.
That's my baby! Honestly, generations and generations of Pokemon can keep coming out every few years, but no Pokemon will never be as cute or hold my attention as Nidorina is/can to me.