Yeah. Remember my last post? Yeah, well, I decided after I did all those images that I was going to do a set of 10. Mainly because I like numbers that end in “0” or “5”. Coincidentally, half those pictures were redraws of older images and the other half were pulled out of my imagination.
My imagination was so dang dry when it comes to shipping pictures for them. Even if I got an idea, a majority of them were too hard for me to attempt properly at this time. I was squeezing my brain for ideas. Luckily, I have a “to draw” list so I was able to pull some off of that I felt like I could manage to draw.
I feel like recapping the images I did, just so you can see what shall come in the future~
So I guess we should start with that “Poke” picture I did. I was in an Onlyinadreamshipping mood, needed more images of them (or more specifically, newer images of them – I don’t usually draw the pairing despite it’s my OTP because I’m afraid of ruining both of their characters). I also wanted something relatively easy to draw, so I picked the first old image I thought I could manage that was still shippy enough – “Poke”.
Results were mostly satisfying, though I hate Kelly’s face. Ash’s face came out great. Though, the shippiness is barely there and it’s more of Kelly annoying Ash. Which isn’t what I intended at all. Either way, it came out better than the original.
Since I was on this drawing spree for Onlyinadreamshipping, I decided to get a move on for the top banner of the Onlyinadreamshipping shrine I am hoping to put on my website. I haven’t gotten around to making it yet, but I will one of these days. Probably after I do my other layouts I need to do.
Back when I had an Onlyinadreamshipping fanlisting (because I REALLY wanted to run fanlistings), I had an image of Kelly and Ash sitting back to back. Of course, it sucked because my drawing skills were horrible then. When I refound the picture years later, I told myself that if I ever put up a shrine for the pairing, the first layout is going to have an updated version of that image.
The back to back image I drew is more or less the same thing as the previous one, just a bit more shippy (though, one sided in the case of the image – poor Kelly doesn’t even realize she’s falling in love with Ash). It’s definitely one of my favourite images. I’m hoping the coloured version comes out just as well!
Next up was a redrawing of an old picture called “I Want to Be With You”. The original image was from back in 2004 and one of my friends had requested me to redraw back in…what, 2008? I finally got around to it, renaming it “Hug from Behind”. I don’t usually draw images of Ash being the one taking action in a relationship, but this was one of the few I did. Granted, it’s a redraw from when I used to make him take more action. Something I can’t really see him do unless he’s playing hero or he’s taught/told to in some way. There’s a couple of issues I have with the drawing, but other than that, it came out well. Especially compared to the original.
The next one I redrew was “In the Grass”. I wanted to redraw it and figured it was simple, so I did. By this time, my willingness for drawing Onlyinadreamshipping (as much as I love the dang pairing) was dropping significantly. I finished the image, having an issue with Ash’s entire head area. He looks really odd to me, the way I drew his face and his hair. It doesn’t look like him. Granted, most of my drawings don’t, except for that “Poke” picture where I somehow nailed him (at least, in my mind I did). On Kelly’s side of things, I think she came out quite well. I LOVE her outfit. I need to draw her in a full picture in it. For some odd reason, A LOT of people like this picture. Meh.
For the last in my redraws was “Looking Up”, which isn’t really a shippy picture. Unless you count blushing. Which I’m pretty sure hardcore shippers would say that was a hint, but meh. It was for a final redraw that I felt would be easy enough for me to manage, especially since I didn’t feel like draw any more images in the first place. I hate Kelly’s face in the image. And Ash’s looks odd, but it’s probably because I haven’t had a chance to “observe” how the anime draws “looking up from the side”.
It’s a decent picture overall. Interestingly, it was a redrawing of a redraw. It’s nice to see all three of the images together. It REALLY shows my improvement over the past few years. Though, I like the 2007 one the best, in all honesty. It just looked visually better. Maybe I’ll see if that changes when I colour the 2011 version. Whenever that will be.
THEN WE GET ONTO THE IMAGES THAT I HAVEN’T POSTED ON HERE BEFORE! ZOMG! Yes, I drew more images than I had posted on here. They were posted else where though, so you may have seen them. I even started tweeting them.
For the first image, I decided I wanted to do something relatively easy and something that wasn’t a redraw. For whatever reason, I decided to draw Kelly giving Ash a hug. I drew them in their Jento clothing, for once. The image itself is EXTREMELY cute, even though Kelly’s little “leg in the air” irritates me because I feel it’s a bit too out of character for her. And Ash’s face looks horrible. Quite horrible. Regardless, the drawing is still adorable!
I blame it on Kelly’s ponytail.
Seriously. LOOK AT IT. It’s all flowy and cute. Or maybe that’s just me having a ponytail moe that my friends got me into by accident.
…well, I guess Kelly’s facial expression is also quite adorable too. Ash’s is ugly though.
Then the next picture was the ultimate shippiness picture – A KISS!!! Yes, I wanted to draw them kissing. I’ve been dying to for a while now, but I suck at kissing scenes. Seriously, they’re so hard to draw. I was extremely afraid of screwing this one up, but it went surprisingly well. Until I got to the stupid hands.
I realized that I had NO clue how one would hold their hands went they would be in a pose like that. I didn’t really know what the pose was called either – it felt REALLY Disney to me, but apparently, Disney doesn’t have any kisses that look like that. I went to search for images that had that kind of posing and found one, but not at the right angle. So I just kind of guess, but the hands ended up looking like they were from my 2008 drawings. I’m not particularly too happy about that. I asked my younger sister to take a reference picture for me so I can get the hands right when I go to colour it.
Yeah…other than the hands though, the picture came out quite cute! It definitely brings a smile to my face! I also drew them in one of their alternate Jento outfits. I really need to practice their older versions. Though, Kelly doesn’t really look that different. And Ash just has bigger hair, for the most part.
So with that, I have two out of five of the non-redraw images done. I needed three more. I was struggling over what to draw, having a few ideas that I quickly scrapped because I don’t have the drawing skills to do them at this current point in time (doesn’t mean I never will). I looked over my “To Draw” list in the Onlyinadreamshipping section, picking out one of the images that had the “evening wear” inspired clothing in it. Originally I was going to go for the deep kiss one, but I decided against it because I knew it was going to be super difficult and I didn’t really know how to go about drawing it. So instead, I went for this one that was reminiscent of another image I did forever ago. It’s a sexy picture and they’re suppose to be over 18 there, but that didn’t turn out correctly for either of them. Which is weird, especially because usually Kelly comes out looking a lot older than she’s suppose to be to me…
After two days of not drawing anything, I finally popped out another picture. Originally, I was going to have Kelly and Ash sitting on the ground (which they are anyway), Ash confused where his hat had gone and Kelly laughing, with the two of them surrounded by select Pokémon. I was going to have Pikachu and Mijumaru (Oshawott for you dub watchers) for Ash and Gardevoir, Sparkle, and Fearow for Kelly. Once I started drawing the image, I realize I didn’t really know where to place the Pokémon, so I left it out. That’s not to say my mind’s bothering me about it. I really wish I had put the Pokémon on the image, but I don’t really know where they would go other than the background. I also think Kelly and Ash both look hideous. Honestly, the only part I like is Kelly’s hand. That’s kind of sad.
THEN WE COME TO THE FINAL IMAGE IN THE SET. While it’s not my favourite and I have a few gripes with it, I still think it’s adorable and a fantastic way to end the set of 10 images. I was trying to draw several pictures – them kissing, holding hands – but all of them were failing. I really wanted to try and draw something more in character with them and with some of their Pokémon. I opened up my drawing list and found an image I had considered drawing earlier – Kelly clamping to Ash’s arm looking content. I started drawing and thought I was going to mess up horribly, but much to my surprise, I didn’t. The image overall came out pretty well. I’m so glad I got to include their Pokémon! The entire image makes me happy seeing it! I REALLY like how Kelly’s body and hair are drawn too. Something about it stands out to me.
And with that, I completed my Onlyinadreamshipping set. I may do a Christmas one, but that’ll be part of a Christmas set of pictures that isn’t just Onlyinadreamshipping.
It was kind of fun, partially frustrating. Especially trying to come up with ideas and coming up blank.
Since this is completed, I can start my next drawing adventure for myself: redrawings of selected images!