A Little Bit of Poke’mon

Even I am swayed by trends. A little while back I had seen someone in my Tumblr feed who copied a scene featuring Ash and Misty in their own style. Up for a change of pace, I decided I wanted to try draw one too. Sadly I cannot find the reference image for the life of me. T^T

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Printer paper, Ballpoint pen, Crayola Markers and Colored Pencils

Yes. This is my crappy 20 minute rendition of an older Ash and Misty. There is not much to say other than I should have decided before hand if it was going to be marker or colored pencil – not marker over colored pencil, and that I really should have spent time on their anatomy/proportions.

And my second Poke’mon related project… an amigurumi Poke’ Ball! Also swayed by trends, I am deeply regretting getting started on this one.

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Pearl Cotton thread, Polyester fiberfill, Milward size 11 Crochet Hook

Miniatures are just not my cup of tea.  Maybe if I was using regular yarn with an F or a G hook, but this size 11 business really kills my hands.

And as amigurumi is traditionally crocheted in a continuous spiral, the colors don’t align…

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Nuuuuuuuuuu~! >o<

…which I completely forgot when I got started! But it is duly noted for future projects. I think I will glue the round disc over that part… >_>;

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Ash and Misty quickie artwork and WIP amigurumi pokeball

So there you have it, my little bit of Poke’mon.

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

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Copic Markers

Today I was enlightened while watching the following YouTube video from BayleeCreations.

I have “original” Copics. I have always wondered why I have never had a magical experience with them. I thought I wasn’t using them properly. Back in high school, I had ordered some online and when they arrived in the mail, I wondered why they didn’t look or perform like the ones in the book How to Draw Manga Special: Colored Original Drawing. In my naiveté I figured it was either false advertising, or Copic redesigned the markers. Though I was disappointed, they were still better than the LePlume and LePlume II scrapbooking markers that I had been using, so I continued buying the same markers …over the last nine years.

Why???

I could go on beating myself up over this really dumb mistake, but in the end, it’s just crying over spilled milk. Bottom line, it’s money spent – mostly a long time ago. I’ve made a ton of foolish purchases since then. However, what I need to focus on right now is what I am going to do with this information. Sit on it? Pretend I was right and continue buying markers that don’t do what I want them to? Even though it grates on me to shell out more on my coloring collection, I really want to try the Copic Sketch markers and see what my prolonged ignorance has deprived me of. So, without further ado, Hobby Lobby, here I come-!