Nevertheless, Sparks is bashful around females at this stage, especially with Haku. Sparks never knows what to say so he usually stays quiet. I can't tell if they are cuter this stage or their pichu selves X3
By the way, the critiques are turned on intentionally as I want to push my limits this year.
I absolutely love the way you've rendered Sparks as a Pikachu here. He retains the relative youth of his Pichu appearance, while looking a little more mature as well. I can easily see this as being quite soon after his evolution and being surprised to see his friend has grown up a bit too!
I like the relative innocence of it too, he's taken aback because she looks pretty or the change surprises him, reminds me of those early adolescent days when you got interested in people but it felt like there was some crazy mystery or magic to it all. I think a lot of people can relate to that and you capture it in lovely nostalgic fashion here. Of course we all know those heady highs come with moody lows, will Sparks have to deal with those too?
To cast a critical eye on the art itself, I'ld say that as a simple picture this works really well. Your colour choices go well together, and the characters stand out nicely from the patterned background. Really the only thing is that Sparks' left forepaw looks a bit out of proportion with the right, I get it's turned facing the camera but it just seems a little weird. theres also one or two lines (like Haku's mouth) that maybe could of been a bit smoother. But I'm being a touch nitpicky on this point.
I'ld love to see you explore elements like Pokemon attacks. Now Sparks isn't a Pichu, he can use electrical attacks without hurting himself and maybe look out for others or set off on adventure. I think you have a lot of new possibilities for your character now, and very excited to see what's next!
well... Sparks as Pikachu Looks better than i want to admit xDD
so used to see u as pichu but as Pikachu sparks can Show his adult side and still be cute :3
good work ^~^
I can imagine Neo pikachu looking cute with Rica pikachu X3
AWWWWW!!!! THAT'S SO CUTE!!!! I like the interpretation and taking her colors of the tail opposite into the pikachu stage! Very clever XD;
Now I wonder if they were to have kids, as someone suggested X3
Yay sparks is a Pikachu now
I Think ill draw fan art of Pikachu sparks