I propose a challenge: draw the nitty-gritty of Pokemon.
Draw old, battle-scarred Pokemon. Draw lost, abandoned Pokemon, Draw destructive, havoc-wreaking Pokemon. Draw poisoned, burned, paralyzed Pokemon. Draw legendary Pokemon caged by curious professors and ten-year-olds. Draw gruesome fights and missing limbs. Draw whatever disenchants the simple ability to heal at a Pokemon Center and make it all better.
Because as awesome and whimsical as the Pokemon world is, there’s something really cool about grounding it with more realistic qualities. It’s been done before, though I wish it was done more frequently.
And if you draw anything like this it’d be super cool if you could tag it with “Pokenitgrit” so I can see more badass Pokemon business? lD
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
OMG HE’S TOTORO
NEVER NOT REBLOG GUILLERMO DEL TOTORO
There is nothing I don’t love about this.