I still have a lot of work to do with the Gen 1 starters for this series, and figured I could use this entry to move a bit further on those Pokémon. Since I still feel weird working with the shelled Pokémon, I decided to go for a simple oral pic for 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.