This image continued from my 2011 Onlyinadreamshipping drawing spree. It was definitely one I did without too much of a thought. I’m not quite sure if that shows or not.
The sketch, as I said back in 2011, is cute. I still think it’s cute. I’m still not a fan on how I drew Ash. I don’t like how I drew the hands. I do think the image in general is alright, but I have a bit of an issue with just how cute it looks. I’m not talking about it being like “THIS IS MY FAVOURITE PAIRING EVER” sort of cute, but I mean there’s aspects other than those that look cute, like Kelly’s facial expression and the way her ponytail flows. Her leg up is cute too.
The clothes that they’re wearing are for my made up Pokémon region, Jento. I don’t draw Jento clothing enough and I decided to for once. I’m actually pretty happy I did so too – I haven’t drawn it in so long! I think 2008 may have been the last time, but I could be wrong about that.
The coloured version of this was a bit hard to come up with. I didn’t really know where they would be. I also didn’t know if I wanted to go with the previous colour combination for Ash’s Jento outfit, which was just the same as Kelly’s, except instead of green, it was blue. I felt that didn’t suit Ash though, so I played around with the colours. I still don’t like how his looks, so I’m sure I’ll change it around again. The background was done at random. I feel like it suits the image though, so I like it.
I feel that the coloured version of this image improved the original sketch. Okay, sure, a lot of things aren’t super awesome and dandy and all of that, but I think some how a number of things look better, most notably the hands. Ash’s face still looks bad though.
And I just noticed that Kelly’s sleeve wasn’t full lined, so the green leaked out to where the vest’s hood should be starting. Oops. Well, not going to correct that now – I don’t care. I WANT TO DO NEW ARTWORK. Plus, this is only going on this site and the Onlyinadreamshipping subsite. Also, Kelly lacks her blush. That’s fine too.
Original sketch is from 2011, finished version from 2013.
Made in Clip Studio Paint EX, MangaStudio Debut 4, and Adobe Photoshop CS4.