gardevoir is actually one of my overall favorite pokemon because the whole ralts/kirlia/gardevoir evolution line is so sweet and sensitive and nice ahaha, I was so excited the first time I encountered a ralts because I didn’t know where they appeared and they were so rare that it was a huge surprise and then their pokedex entry said that they usually hide from people but they’re attracted to positive emotions so it seemed like such a special honor haha.
I didn’t know Gardevoir had legs under the skirt for a long time and I thought it was actually in two separate pieces more like the petals of a flower than a skirt… so I drew it that way here… I still imagine Gardevoir just floating around like this even though now I know it has legs. I also imagine it to be about the size of a large bell flower, and the fact that you find Ralts in the flowers in X/Y only reinforces that impression for me.
I’m a bit meh on electric to be honest and I also normally have a huge gen 1/gen 3 nostalgia bias, but this design overrides both of those things because holy cow this critter is one of the best things ever
WAAAAAAAAAHHHHH ONI YOU DID MY REQUEST I LOVE IT THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! HIDES INSIDE OF THE HYLIAN APPLE ORCHARD THAT I’M DRAWING WHILE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO RESPOND TO THIS buries head in hands as I question my life choices, why did I ask oni for an art request when I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle it if it got filled becauSE IT WOULD BE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL AND I WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY aaaaAAAGHHH curls up on tree stump without realizing it’s a minish portal, plummets through hole shrinking to the size of an insect, lies down on ground contemplating the blades of grass waving overhead, a storm comes and giant apples begin raining down around me and STILL I DON’T MOVE BECAUSE NOTHING CAN KNOCK ME OVER AS MUCH AS THIS ALREADY HAS several minish discover me and carry me home like pikmin but when their attempts at kinstone fusion are met with stunned silence they decide to just leave me propped in a corner like a nice coatrack ETERNALLY BECOMES A DECORATIVE FIXTURE INSIDE A MUSHROOM HOUSE chosen hero this is your new sidequest FIND THE ARTIST WHO DREW THE PICTURE THAT TURNED THIS PERSON INTO A COATRACK AND EXPRESS PROPER GRATITUDE SO THAT THEIR SOUL WILL BE AT PEACE
Oh gosh you gave me a full colored one, I wasn’t expecting more than a sketch but I’m so happy because I love your colors so much!! I love your bright jewel tones, your colors always harmonize so well and really pop off the screen, and I really like how you overlay a lot of different colors on the shaded areas so there’s this great rainbow of variety in the shading. I love the hues you’ve used for the shadows here; the orange and red in the hair are so bold and bright, they just never feel dark, it all adds to the shiny sunny feeling of the colors. I like the soft subtle shading on the face that’s just enough to give an impression of structure, and how there are softer pinks blurred into the hair along with the stronger reds used for the main shadows and outlines, it adds to the whole sense of depth and layering to the hair that you’ve indicated very well with all the highlighting and shading under the strands, I really like the way his bangs curve inward towards his face and frame it so nicely!
I love how you chose to use purple for his cape; you wouldn’t have gotten that idea from the reference image but it was a really good creative decision because it complements the yellow and the orange complements the blue for a very appealing color scheme, and I like how you’ve thrown an orange glow over the middle of the image to bring things together even more. I really enjoy how you’re always able to use a rainbow of colors in your images and make them look harmonious! It’s really interesting how you use those sketchy white outlines together with the thicker colored outlines to pop out the shapes a bit, I like the effect, gives it a bit of a stylized cutout look that contrasts with the depth you get from the shading. I really like those folds in the cloth too, the chunky shapes give a nice impression of how the fabric drapes and bunches up, as does the shading around the neck of the blue robe, there’s a really nice impression of depth to this. And I love how you did his expression, he looks so serious and almost melancholy, I like the thickness of the eyebrows and how you do such shiny eyes! The blue eyes bring out the blue robe and contrast well with all the pale pink and yellow as well, focusing attention on the expression. Ahhh it’s such a pretty picture, it’s perfect and I love it, thank you so much for drawing it! I’m so honored you chose my request, thank you so much!!!
Thanks to everyone who’s been confronting art reposters when they see them <3 I really appreciate it. I can’t possibly take on all of them myself so it helps a lot having others who are looking out for these types of things!
ART REPOSTING is taking an image and creating your own post for it…
Someone’s probably already pointed this out, but it’s also worth mentioning that you’re not supposed to repost art from Pixiv even with credit if you don’t have the artist’s permission. Many artists on Pixiv want to have control over where their work is shown and some have taken down their work entirely due to people spreading their images without permission. I didn’t understand this for a very long time and have been an offender in the past, but nowadays I pass over any post containing art from Pixiv because I assume it’s usually unauthorized.
You can use an online translator to make your request to the artist and the idea will probably be understood. It’s a really great improvement that nowadays a lot of art from Pixiv that we see on tumblr is properly sourced, so now can we take things a step farther and start mentioning that we have permission from the artist when we repost (if we do indeed have their permission)?