- Charizard’s popularity in the Pokemon fan art community is due to its long history in the franchise and its impressive dragon-like design.
- One artist stood out with their incredible colored-pencil drawing of Charizard, showcasing expert shading and attention to detail.
- The artist achieved a smooth and realistic look through the use of high-quality colored pencils and lots of blending and layering.
Using an assortment of colored pencils, one artistic Pokemon fan has drawn an incredible picture of Charizard. While Charizard is no stranger to being featured in Pokemon fan art, this picture stands out due to the artist’s expert use of shading and the time commitment necessary to finish the work.
The popularity of Charizard in the Pokemon fan art community should come as little surprise, given its history in the franchise. As an evolution of Charmander, one of the original Kanto starters from Pokemon Red and Blue, Charizard has been around for almost three decades. Coupled with a neat dragon-like design, the Pokemon has been a fan favorite for years. While gamers often design artwork that puts a new twist on Charizard, such as giving it a new type or fusing it with other Pokemon, one artist created a drawing faithful to its original appearance in the franchise.
As Pokemon fans continue to release new fan art, one gamer, known as danibeann, has created an impressive colored-pencil drawing of Chaizard. According to the Reddit user, the picture of the Fire/Flying-type Pokemon took them two weeks to complete, and the finished design evidences the attention to detail in the piece.
The image featured Charizard seemingly flying, set against a brown background. While the artist perfectly replicated the features of the pocket monster, the art also stood out due to the incredible shading of the Pokemon. In the image, the colors seamlessly blended from lighter to darker shades, giving the impression of realistic lighting and making Charizard appear to be flying out of the canvas.
This drawing of Charizard has gained traction on social media, with many fans upvoting the post on Reddit. Among the comments, praise went to the “phenomenal” shading in the artwork, and some wondered how the creator had made the colored pencil picture look so smooth. In response, danibeann revealed they had created the impressive look by using high-quality colored pencils, along with “LOTS of blending and layering.”
It is worth pointing out that this is far from the only Pokemon artwork danibeann has created. On their Reddit page, the prolific artist has made other equally stunning drawings of pocket monsters, such as Mew, Gengar, Cubone, and even Charmeleon. With even more Pokemon expected to be added to Gen 10 in the weeks ahead with the Indigo Disk DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there will soon be even more options for danibeann and other artistic fans to use as the subjects of fan art.
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