Near Pokédex F308 – Medicham

I mentioned before I’m trying to get in the habit of doing Pokédex entries more often, and here’s me attempting that. I’ve seen other artists do some fun stuff with Medicham, so I wanted to take a stab at it. Like with Machoke, I treated the part of Medicham’s design that looks like pants as if they were pants (not sure what the canon is on that) that could be removed.

Near Pokédex F008 – Wartortle

When I drew Squirtle the past two times, I really struggled with deciding how to handle the shell. I felt like it had to stay on, since real turtles can’t take their shells off like in cartoons, but I decided to abandon that idea here. This allows me to focus more on the body of the ‘mon than I otherwise could, and hopefully that paid off here. I guess I’ll check and see how people feel before deciding how to handle the next turtle I draw.

Near Pokédex F006 – Charizard

I’ve wanted to do the NPF entry for Charizard for a while. Not counting variations, this wraps up the full evolution chain for Charmander on both the NPF and NPM Pokédex series. I don’t usually use accessories to feminize or masculinize the base Pokémon designs, but in this case I gave her a little bow because of a Charizard with a similar bow we see in the anime (and who Ash’s Charizard seems to be infatuated with, as I recall).

Near Pokédex F196 – Espeon

Espeon tied with Kirlia in the last poll I did, which is why we’ve gotten two female Near Pokédex entries back-to-back. It took a while to get around to her, but now that Espeon’s done I’ll be switching back over to the male ‘dex for the next release of this series.
The Eeveelutions are always really popular, and I think Espeon’s among the cuter of them. I decided to use two trainers for her, and I hope y’all like the results!

Near Pokédex F281 – Kirlia

I know it’s been a while, but I found a little time to work on the Pokédex again. When I ran the poll last time to see who would be next, there was a tie. Kirlia was one of them, but like I did for the last tie with the male side of the ‘dex I plan to draw both winners before switching sides again. So expect another NPF entry in the future, but who knows when.
Kirlia has a very clear ballerina aesthetic to her design, and I wanted to incorporate that somehow into the pic. My first drafts had her in the classical ballerina pose (one leg in the air, arms arched over her head, with the guy behind her plowing in). It looked, er… okay, I guess, but I wasn’t really happy with it. It felt forced. In the end, I decided to go with a pose that felt a bit more natural to me. It still requires a ballerina-type balance and leg strength to pull off, I think, but is also much lewder and less posed than the other idea.