A group pic of all the Nido characters of Poke Tales and Poke Legends by the end of the series. Everyone's in cute mode, as well. I could've arranged it better in retrospect, but here we are. Also, this doesn't include Poke Island Nidos. Maybe one day I'll do a group picture of all the major Nidos of the trilogy, but hey, I'm 2/3s there.
I like the artistic style used in old Vogue magazines and other magazines in the 1920's. I tend to refer to it as the fashion style, I'll need to educate myself on the real terminology. Besides, anime style tends to wear after a while, even if the characters were made in Japan (now granted, not everything should be Americanized, Kirby didn't transition well, for example). So, I did a little miniseries of the PI series Nido femmes. Nidoran starts us off with this pie she's pretty proud of. It could be used if she decided to open up a fancy French restaurant. Kinda like Ratatouille, except the whole film is drawn like "Your Friend, the Rat" instead of CGI, and it uses Nidos. Hot diggity dog, I'd be all over that movie. Anybody who could pull that off would get my hand in marriage. Heck, even an animatic in layouts only would be sufficient.
Monochromatic for some kind of emphasis. It's another sullen image of Nidoran, based off of "The Lonely Nidoran", the first Poke Tales story (but #3 in episode order).
The denizens of the Poke Forest are a close bunch. They all know Nidorina can't sing, but they all encourage her anyway. Such a wonderful group of friends! Well, her kids just want to die, but you know how it is. As long as you're having a good time. The song I was thinking of when drawing this was Addictive Love by Bebe and Cece Winans (it's an old early 90's song), despite neither character sounding like them. I also like drawing exaggerated pics, but you knew this.
Doodled just because. Not including Poke Island itself, it had an entirely different Nido cast than the latter two parts of the series. These are all he important Nido cast members (they may not all be major characters, but they aren't background). When you stop to think of it, outside of Poke Island, Nido Pokemon have been the foundation of everything I start that's Pokemon related. With such high regard, it's no surprise I would build unnecessary sites like this one, but someone had to do it.
The imagery MIGHT make more sense than it did when I first uploaded this, with the advent of more character info through time. But like last time, you could probably guess what each character is like just by what you see, and you'd probably be spot on (although the children are a bit hard).
My what big ears you have. While Nidorina and Chicolita held the title of best cooks in the Poke Forest, Nidoran could still crush them with her unbelievable ability to bake treats. There's a whole story devoted to this talent. It's amazing what one can do with only two claws. Then again, Chicolita's food is gourmet quality, she only has a hoof dealie to use AND she's only 12. Oh, what us humans don't know about Pokemon capabilities. And they want to keep it that way.
Excuse to draw a picture of Nidoran Female, you'll find I do this a lot. I also tend to make a lot of over dramatic pictures with her, because she was such a dramatic character (nah, not really).
The first day of spring may or may not look like this in your area.
For best effect, imagine Dot has the shy, stilted and slurred-stumbly tone of a three year old. That's how her line is supposed to read, but I never quite know if that translates on paper. I wish I had VAs for these characters, especially the babies. Man would that be adorable. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, wives, children, grandchildren and everyone else who's been touched by a maternal influence. :)
Why not introduce you to this cast of cute and happy Nidoran? These are all my Nidoran characters. Here's what's interesting, all but one are from the Poke Island Series, which at the time of this illustration was all I had. Now there's the entire Schneider family, but we'll make do with what we have here.
In order of appearance:
- 1999 - Melody, Rondo (Poke Island)
- 1999-2000(?) - Nidoran (F), Martha, Gerald, Nidoran (M), Dot, Needles (Poke Tales)
- 2000-2001(?) - Diana, Nina*, Chaud* (Poke Legends)
- 2006 - Angelina (Carmela: ¡Alcance Las Estrellas!).
*Chaud may have appeared first, too lazy to confirm.
And now, some really quick background info. Melody and Rondo are child siblings, but importantly Snow Nidoran, a species of Nidoran with a thicker, white coat living on Mt. Frosty. They lead a choir of other Snow Nidoran kids, and this choir is known as the Snow Children (so now, the fictional Love and Peace song title should make sense).
Nidoran (female) kick started Poke Tales, really, and my love for Nidos. Martha and Gerald Faurnsworth are an older Nidoran couple who fell on hard times. They're also one of the few characters in the series with a surname. Nidoran inadvertantly got them back from rags to riches, but the Faurnsworths are very generous and pleasant to be around. Nidoran (male) is a really nice guy, and a bit of a thrill seeker.
Dot is the Nidoran family's only child. She started off a bully, but just became talky. Needles is the Nidorino family's first born. He's very shy, but likes sweets. Diana is the Nidorino family's second born. She's very sweet natured. She looks a lot like her mom in this picture, too. Nina is the Nidorino family's third born. She's fragile. Chaud is the child of Nidoking's family. Nidoqueen thought it'd be fun to have a baby just like her friends Nidoran and Nidorina. Let's just say the Nidoroyals weren't well prepared. Chaud's a little whiny. Angelina is Carmela's childhood friend. She, like Carmela, has a pretty snappy attitude, but she believes in family and keeping traditions, and has an optomistic personality hidden inside her tough exterior.