You know how some artists' middle stage Nidos are drawn more rhino like? It's like I go the extreme opposite, mine get more and more rabbit like. Picture is rather self explanatory. All I can say is calling Nidorina crazy about Nidorino is an understatement.
Obviously influenced by vintage design, specifically UPA in most cases, but not as flat. Kind of like the Valentine's related animation I had done. I can see where it's had a great impact on illustrative and cartooning styles, but that's not a discussion for this site.
The background is the Pea Soup pattern by Jen Furlotte (http://www.pixelsandicecream.com. I'm surprised this site still exists!)