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Butterfree! Pokemon One a Day by BonnyJohn Butterfree! Pokemon One a Day by BonnyJohn
Finally...After the crawl that was Caterpie and Metapod, you get the payoff! Generally speaking, 2nd stage evos (who are no longer the last of their evolutionary lines thanks to the Mega Evolutions introduced in X/Y) are generally more complex in nature in appearance and therefore gives me an opportunity to get really creative.

Ash's first pokemon was a Caterpie, whom we saw withstand the difficult phase of being a Metapod and then emerging as a beautiful Butterfree. I was really upset as a kid when he let him go and do his thang, but Butterfree had himself a a PYT so what else is a Butterfree supposed to but holla? Nahamean?

Anyway, I tackled the butterfly pokemon in a manner similar to how I drew up Blastoise. I drew up one half of Butterfree and my original rendition of this work was very straight forward and kept the original design intact. When I came back to finish the work, I was bored with what I had and decided to really change things up. As I mentioned in the Wartortle/Blastoise illustrations, I'm a fan of continuity for evolution. There's a theory that I'm pretty much for that Butterfree was a last minute change from evolving from Venonat to Metapod.

Venonant and Butterfree are nearly identical so I had to change it up here to fit Capterie and Metapod into the equation. I added Caterpie's eye ring to Butterfree's, and I made Butterfree's antenna carry the same color of Caterpie's antenna as well. To incorporate Caterpie and Metapod, I added green to the wings, which for me is one of my favorite parts of the illustration. I guess it is the focus, since the body is pretty much the same as before. I added purple and the turqouise bits of the limbs into the wings as well. Oh, and I brought back Caterpie's rings from his segmented body to the wings as well.
And that's all for today! See you tomorrow!

+ Pokemon One a Day is a series illustrated and curated by Bonny John in an effort to represent the entire catalogue of characters from the world wide phenomenon that is known as Pokemon. The idea is simple - to draw and share one new Pokemon a day (weekends off!) until every Pokemon is completed. This project is an exploration of fine art styles for learning and leisurely purposes.

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thecatsaid Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
woah, those colors are very vibrant
kinda hurts my eyes Sweating a little... 
BonnyJohn Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That'!  Don't stare too long!
McCartney-Crazy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG i want to get a tattoo of this
jalopotan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
That's the first thing I thought. Or a merch. He should like sell his stuff to a rave brand or idk. Lol.
jalopotan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
*shirt not merch lol
BonnyJohn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If you do, please send me a photo of it!  I'd love to share it with my followers!
LightningMcQueen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
beautiful :la: all of your pokemon pieces are so interesting to look at
BonnyJohn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!  Glad to hear it :) 
Hazlenaut Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
a very 70s vibe with the eye looking like disco balls and rad green shade in the wings. it is very cool.
BonnyJohn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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