Lately, I've been trying to practice with a new art-style, namely traditional artwork, and mainly because I've been having certain people compliment about the way I draw, in that I use the same pose.
The answer is yes, I always do the same pose because I've anymore gotten lazy with my artwork, and it's partly due to stress caused by real life affairs, hence why I tend to recycle my pics a lot. You could say it's a base, because well, it kind of is, and it's kind of the way I've drawn for so long, and everyone has a different way of drawing pictures (just as long as it's not stolen and credit is given).
However, I'm getting a bit tired of this style, as while it's fun, it's also a bit stressful to always do the same thing over and over, and in recent months, I've been getting some criticism on my style, both constructive and not so constructive, and this is the main reason I'm making this move, it's also because I have the tendency to "re-brand" myself every year, this was actually my New Year's Resolution for 2013 was to start practicing with traditional artwork.
I'm going to be posting a new character, probably the last one that's going to be drawn in my current style, because I am going to be changing it as of possibly next month, this is so I can try out more variety with my work. This character will be my first Gen 6 character, one which has been planned for about a month already, but haven't gotten to work on it due to art block and other external reasons. After all, with Gen 6 being announced, it's best to get started on working with the Gen 6 Pokemon.
This new style, in case you are wondering, is going to be slightly more traditional work, namely that it's going to be more traditional work, this is so I can practice with a wider variety of poses, expressions, emotions, and even details. However, my character designs will mostly stay the same, retaining the usual cartoonish features such as the big noses and mouths they're drawn with already, they'll just look more "lively" than they have in the past.
And now that's all been explained, I'm going to answer some questions people have probably been wondering about me and my style (and if you have any yourself, feel free to ask, but please don't ask anything personal).
Why do your characters look so cartoony?
My style is modeled after cartoons in particular, so if they don't look 100% like the Pokemon, it's because they're not meant to mimic the exact art-style of the Pokemon franchise, I like cartoonish things. As for why they have big noses, it's because I like big noses, and it kind of makes my characters look more like cartoons.
Call me a bit unique and different I guess...
Why are so many of your characters robot Pokemon?
Cause I like robots, nothing special really. To be honest, when I first made Jacen the Floatzel, one of my most prominent characters, a robot back when he was still a Buizel (I call my robot Pokemon characters "Robomon"), it was because I noticed that of all the billions of Pokemon OC's out there, there are very few to none that are robot Pokemon, like a robot Pikachu for instance, so I decided to take my Buizel OC Jacen, and roboticize him, making him a Robot Buizel.
Though I kind of got carried away after a while, cause honestly, it's so fun making robotic Pokemon, though personally, I want to make more normal characters besides robotic ones.
Will you make any non-Pokemon characters?
Maybe, maybe not, while I do like franchises other than Pokemon, it's kind of my style to make Pokemon characters in particular, because I like Pokemon the most of any franchise. I can make fan-characters of other franchises I like if I wanted to though, and I will definitely make characters that aren't linked to any existing franchises and are completely original, such as regular animals, aliens, robots, etc. As for will I make any human characters will be answered in the question below.
As for My Little Pony OC's, I'll talk about my thoughts on MLP in a different journal, but for now, don't count on it...
Will you make any human characters?
Most likely not, but if I do, it will most likely not be related to my Pokemon OC's or the Pokemon franchise at all unless it's an existing character from the Pokemon games/anime/etc. such as N or Gary Oak, other than that, a human character that's a fan-character will most likely be of a franchise other than Pokemon, or a completely original character that isn't linked to any franchise.
Regardless, I WILL most likely be practicing with humans in my new style, so keep that in mind.
What other franchises besides Pokemon do you like?
I like Adventure Time, Minecraft, Mega Man, and many others; I could go on forever listing all the franchises I like.
How many characters do you have planned for the future?
I have several new characters already planned for the future, and I can only say that you'll be surprised with some of the ones I'll be making…
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask, and I hope you enjoy my new artwork that's to come!
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