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.