[BACK CATALOG] Dancing Duo

Back in 2011, I wanted to draw two things: 1.) Kelly with her Pokémon and 2.) Kelly actually dancing for once. I don’t draw either one of those things too often, the latter even rarer than the former. I wanted to somewhat change that though (plus use it as an excuse to draw Unova Kelly more), which started with this picture of Kelly and Gardevoir.

I don’t know what dance they’re doing. I don’t think they’re doing anything specific. I imagine that the next move would be rolling their crossed arms inward while standing back up and using it to slash the air as they turn. That’s what I see anyway. I don’t see anything after that though because I don’t know what song they’re dancing to.

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I really like this image. I do have some issues with it now that I didn’t have back when I drew it. I particularly don’t like Kelly’s face, which is even more evident in the coloured version. That’s okay though because the overall image is one of my favourites.

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Ignoring how green everything is.

Like dang, look at all that green.

Kelly’s green. Gardevoir is green. THE BUSHES AND THE GROUND ARE GREEN.

THERE’S GREEN, GREEN, GREEN EVERYWHERE!

I don’t normally draw backgrounds on my images (though I’m hoping to start now since I did so many of them for these back catalogs), so I didn’t realize how much Kelly’s colours clashed with the actual backgrounds. I’m still keeping the colours the way they are, it just is something to keep in mind next time I design an outfit for her.

The background here was a continuation of my practicing of Pokémon-like backgrounds. I keep getting slightly better, but of course, I could be much better. I think the improved backgrounds help the image though.

Overall, I really like this image! Not as much as I liked the original sketch, but even the coloured version is likable.

I hope people who have been waiting for the coloured version of this are excited about it!