Allister is one of those characters who I like, but mostly in passing, but is also really well-received whenever I draw him despite me having no real ideas for him. So, like the other characters who fit that specific criteria, I try and fit in Asks for him every now and then for the people who like seeing him. I had a different situation in mind for him at first, but it wasn’t working as well as I would’ve liked in the Ask dimensions, so I retooled it into a simple full nelson pic, which I think is always fun.
I feel like this Ask was likely looking to see Allister pair up with another character. I spent a lot of time thinking about who would be a good fit, maybe someone else connected to ghosts or the like, but I just wasn’t connecting with any of the ideas I was having. The whole time, though, I was picturing this image, which I really liked. I wanted to do this Ask, partly because I needed a yaoi one to break up the straight and yuri content I’ve been working on, but also because people seemed to really like his debut pic and I thought they might like seeing him again. So I went with my gut instinct, showing Allister connecting with someone but not necessarily making friends with another named character in the Studio.
When Allister was first introduced for Pokémon Sword and Shield, I knew I would probably be drawing him eventually. The only question, really, was when and under what circumstances. Turns out, the answer is: Now, and for a Mini Commission. The instructions for this Mini Commission were just for him to be showing off his butthole and the soles of his feet and, well… Here ya go! I hope y’all like it.