Wednesday, December 19, 2018


At long last, we've colored up this old piece.

I've been wanting to color this for years at this point, and it all started with these lines, which were inspired by Toshihiro Ono's realistic, tough-style pokemon designs.

I finally got around to coloring this because I've been in a bit of a funk lately and wanted to do something finite and manageable.

These colors are relatively straightforward, though I did make more use of masking on this one, so it felt overall less daunting to take it on, as the painting I'm currently working on keeps spiraling into more and more discouraging complexity.

Just so I know what I'm talking about later, I'm working on a painting based on a character I was writing a sci-fi story about, but it just keeps coming up with new little details I have to paint.

Anyway, this drawing has always held a special place for me since it felt like a real swing at an Ono-style Pokemon team, so I'm glad I've been able to color it to some satisfactory degree.

Not normal,