“That one looks like a star. And that one looks like… a star! The next one does too. Maybe we should go cloud viewing somewhere else next time?”
This is my half of an art trade with Patrick! Chose Vulpix because it’s hard to beat afro-puffs.
Something done for a trade with Patrick featuring Didi the Nidoran... or NERDORAN... sorry that was horrible. She's seen this same movie like ten times now and still keeps getting all excited for it! Ah, some things never get old do they? Sometimes you just find that thing you can watch so many times and still not get tired of it.
Doodlin’ some of Patrick's ocs since my internet was out all morning. :V
Here’s my piece of an art trade with the one and only Patrick, featuring his characters Vulpix and Sentret in quite a hussle. I guess Sentret must’ve really pushed her over the edge, cause he’s getting the Will-O-Wisp treatment.
Kind of like Oh! Americanism in that I don't want to post this to holiday, but this picture was made for Red Nose Day! A dollar goes a long way to help a child in need!
I don't know if I'd call Nidoran Schneider the Second socially awkward, but she certainly lacks self awareness. Maybe that's why Nidorina can handle Charlotte with such ease, she's essentially Didi who can't verbalize her thoughts, though if she could they'd make less sense because Charlotte is essentially alien and a newborn. Nidorina's non reaction is also my favorite part about this; for Nidoran Schneider the First, this is just to be expected. Afterall, Didi did choose to wear or even own a multitude of short shorts. I'm sure one comes in the loud rainbow variety. I'd guess Dee's to rainbows what Charlotte is to plasma balls, they seem to be some kind of stimulant. Finally, no, Nidorina does NOT know how to play keyboard. This is probably something she saw someone on the internet do, so she's trying it out for about a week before she gets bored and moves on, no doubt.
Still in experiment phase, I promised an update, so I decided to post what I have so far. This one's a combination of "lessons". Still a lot more to do, blending, softening, adding lots of details, the background, maybe redoing the sky, appropriate speech implementation... I left the sketch up on this one overlayed just so you can see a bit of where I was coming from. I sketched out the characters about three times to make sure they looked at their most appealing (granted, the first was pure placement).
There's so much to talk about for this one. This is inspired by the Lake Shore Drive area in Chicago, location wise, and from the Girl's Day Mixed Nuts photo comic, my favorite of those, as I always love an amusing female cast. I'm not sure what the actual setting is for this picture, Didi lives with her family on Earth so perhaps it's just some vague city side coast, but it's not too late to Popstar it up and make things more celestial. Not as if these pictures are canon, anyway. Heck, that's why I make fan art myself. Doing the stuff I can't do in the comics. The finished version may also include more of the same Mixed Nuts girls in the background, not sure on that yet, but I really want to if they add to the pic and not take away from.
For those days where you're just feeling... blah. School, work, doing something meaningful, doing something pointless, you just can't bring it. This started as an announcement doodle that was merely in black and white, but after drawing it I couldn't stop coming back to it just to look at it. There's was something about it that held an appeal for me, I dunno if it was the straight out of bed sort of overall look everyone has or the faces (I love whatever's going on with Nidorina's mouth), or the sort of childishness behind it all that kind of shows that sometimes, even when you're an adult (typically a younger one), you're not all that removed from the way you were as a child.
Anyway, I've wanted to finish this picture ever since and my first iteration of linelessness was pretty bad. But this being the time of experimentation, I found a tutorial that seemed worth trying on something, and I felt this was it! So I redrew the lineart to be less wonky and in a larger scale, but still kept the doodle nature of it intact. This one turned out real vibrant and pretty. Would use this technique again. Didi would be proud of my use of colors. Or would get hype off them. I'm not sure.