Kanto Illustrations #050 - 073 - Created by Piper Thibodeau
Piper’s fantastic series to illustrate the entire Pokedex marches on, and here is the latest installment! As usual, Piper’s take on each Pokemon is fun, creative, and delightfully well executed. Be sure to follow along on Tumblr or Twitter for all the latest updates.
Satsuki in Senketsu from Kill la Kill step-by-step, as requested!
1rst step : small doodle with ball-pen
2nd step : preliminary sketch in blue col-erase pencil (easy to suppress in Photoshop, avoiding to erase)
3rd step : clean with 2B Tonbow pencil, very smooth lines. I love those pencils, I can’t go back to normal pencils ^^ I use a smaller tip to draw the face.
4th step : black shadings with a 4B Tonbow pencil.
I won’t do the color step-by-step as I’m not super good at coloring, other artists will provide way better tutorials ^-^
imaishi totally rides his own hype train and plays a strong eyebrow game
imaishi had nothing to do with amaro’s design though.
I’ll be more forgiving of the others because, even though technically he wasn’t the CD for any of his own TV shows, he DOES draw the initial sketches that the finished designs are based on (or at least he did so for Gurren, possibly KLK too) and likely had legit control over what Sushio and Nishigori drew.