My last entry for the 2017 Poke'mon Pageant! I wanted to put a background on this, I really did but everything I sketched out just wasn't working for me. But it's something I really do want to attempt more often, so hopefully in the future I can get better at them.
Anyways, for this round you had to pick a Gym leader and do a fancy dress inspired by them. I picked Erika, she wears a furisode kimono which is already fancy and I honestly didn't trust my skills at trying something fancier sooo, I decided to just take a couple of kimono elements. I think it came out okay anyways! I could have done a better leaf pattern but ohhhh wellll. I went with her yellow kimono colorings and a few red details.
I originally was going to do Vileplume but the pose I picked with the way I wanted it to interact with Vileplume (who is huge btw, that's my one hangup on drawing Poke'mon I must make them as size correct as possible) went terribly so I scrapped it. Then I tried another with Victreebel and just *sighhh*. So in the end I just went with Gloom, since I loved how Erika loved her Gloom in the animated series anyways.
Super long explanation but I'm done now. I had a lot of fun with the pageant! Base