Showcase Dakota is trying to get better at art

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Art thread V2, now with actual CSS! Hi I'm Dakota and I've been trying to draw a Pokémon or two each day to improve my art skills. Gonna post some of the best ones here~ Click on the section titles to open!

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Tangela




Slowpoke




Eiscue




Clobbopus




Beedrill




Sleepy Hour at the Pond




The Cacnea Gang




Gon Fishes up a Noodle




Fomantis in the Forest




Tag on a Stormy Night




Sleepy Hour at the Pond: II




Hisuian Growlithe




The Cacnea Gang: Crossing the Desert



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The Exile




Dude




Goldeen




Goo




Sableye




Nidoran




Pory learns tic-tac-toe




Shiny Pumpkaboo




Trapinch with pleasingly smooth lines




Alolan Vulpix




Xatu




Chikorita




Umbreon Scene Doodle




Stella & Mai (from GT D&D)




Stella & Mai 2: The River Crossing (Stella is very gay) (yes I know the relative size of them totally changed between drawings it wouldn't work otherwise)


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your art is literally the best
there's some that's like you said, still works in progress
but some of the doodles are just iconic and chefs kiss super good
i see that style developing too :eyes:
project cmyk: soon

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Wow Dakota that looks really amazing, and I love the way you added small thought bubbles to some Pokemon!

Keep it up! :D
(Also, Pory learning tic-tac-toe? I wish her good luck!)

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thank yall :) i'm tryin

art from the last few days

Chikorita




Umbreon Scene Doodle




Stella & Mai (from GT D&D)


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i'm trying to figure out where i want to go with this style of really thick lines. i started that way just as a crutch, because smaller lines are easier to mess up, but i kind of like how the thick line style has worked out for me. problem is it really restricts how much detail i can add. and when i try to mix multiple thicknesses, like with oshawott's torso, it just looks weird :(
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Flowerchild

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I've been drawing almost every day, but mostly stuff that didn't turn out well or OCs that I feel like I'd have to explain if I posted them here. So have a Tangela that I drew tonight!



I also switched from Photoshop to Illustrator, which was painful at first but I think I'm gonna like it a lot better in the long run. I grew up using Photoshop for every single image manipulation thing so that was my default, but Illustrator is obviously way better for this.
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Oh hey my pal posted an art thread! Anyways, it's always so nice to see others trying out art and I am loving the expressions poured into your drawings, gives them a lot of character!
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I've been drawing almost every day, but mostly stuff that didn't turn out well or OCs that I feel like I'd have to explain if I posted them here. So have a Tangela that I drew tonight!



I also switched from Photoshop to Illustrator, which was painful at first but I think I'm gonna like it a lot better in the long run. I grew up using Photoshop for every single image manipulation thing so that was my default, but Illustrator is obviously way better for this.

Practice makes perfect; so far your art is looking good and looks like it can get better. Don't be afraid to experiment with new techniques or programs, find which one works best for you and keep up your practice, learn from the stuff that didn't turn out so well and try to re-do it in different ways, you can also try different angles, you can also try using backgrounds. Remember that imagination has no limits. 😀
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:)

newish stuff



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Omg I love ur art! Ur style is too cute <3
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I've been drawing almost every day, but mostly stuff that didn't turn out well or OCs that I feel like I'd have to explain if I posted them here. So have a Tangela that I drew tonight!



I also switched from Photoshop to Illustrator, which was painful at first but I think I'm gonna like it a lot better in the long run. I grew up using Photoshop for every single image manipulation thing so that was my default, but Illustrator is obviously way better for this.
I LOVE THIS ONE omg

really cute style overall :3

Flowerchild

you look cute

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Omg I love ur art! Ur style is too cute <3
I LOVE THIS ONE omg

really cute style overall :3
tysm you two!

i drew a beeeee tonight

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Stuff from the past two days!




Also, this thread OP actually has a look now insted of being super bland :D
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I know I've said this already, but you're improving really fast and I like your art style a lot. It's very cartoony.
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Based on this tweet, upon which my first thought was "wow that looks like a palette swapped Gon Freecss" when seeing it. so i just made that.



watch HxH everyone!!!!
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Hello I forgot to post here for a while so you get the latest 3 things I drew!





As you can probably tell, I haven't really figured out a consistent style yet. Or maybe I'm just alternating between two styles. I guess this isn't really a bad thing with art, but the analytic programmer-y part of my brain keeps telling me to pick one thing so I can get really good at it. Shrug.
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you're improving lightning fast. clearly you were born to be an artist, so happy to see you realized it 💗⭐️

Flowerchild

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you're improving lightning fast. clearly you were born to be an artist, so happy to see you realized it 💗⭐️
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The new works look splendid, Dakota! Amazing improvement! :D

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Today I offer you: the best boy



Tomorrow? Who knows...
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dakota officially making sticker pokemon art

i stan

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speaking of sticker pokemon art

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i have been drawing lots of sticker pokemon lately







and a magic birb

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So cute.
Trubbish is to die for <3