I made a thing. I made a bunch of things actually. My friend made some bookmarks which inspired me to make bookmarks. It has been a while since I’ve drawn any Pokémon so I thought I’d give it a go (see what I did there?). In Pokémon GO I’ve been obsessed with this weird, obscure monster.
I don’t know why but there is something about the character design that really speaks to me. From what I’ve read, the character isn’t very powerful or meaningful. Actually there isn’t much information available about it at all. Nevertheless I found myself sketching it over and over again so I decided to do something with it.
Is it just me or does the final piece always fall just a little short from your planning sketch?
But I was pretty happy with how the inking turned out.
And of course I had to go with colored pencils for color. I don’t know why but my digital coloring always comes off as amateurish. I’ve worked and worked at it but I can never get the look I want. I really do enjoy the tactile experience and connection to the drawing.
There she is, but I wasn’t quite finished yet. I mentioned that I have a goal to get that merch tab up and running this year so I made some bookmarks.
I was pretty happy with how they turned out. They are printed on a durable non-tear plastic. The coolest detail is…
On the back, in a clear varnish, is the Pokémon’s Pokédex number. It was a neat little touch that makes them unique. I’ve already started working on the next bookmark but you will have to wait until next week to find out which character it will feature.