Now usually I despise self-portraits, but I needed a new Facebook profile picture and some practice with digital drawing. I decided that me as a Pokemon trainer would be fitting. I've been playing a lot of Pokemon Sun lately. The newer generations brought about some pretty cool Pokemon, but Arcanine has always been my favorite ever since Gen 1, so of course he's always in my party.
I had a ton of trouble with this drawing. I put it aside several times not able to get it to look right. It took several weeks to complete. I don't do may portraits, especially in this style and medium so hopefully it resembles me at least a little. The line-art was done in Illustrator and the coloring was done in Photoshop. I rather like this combination of software programs.
Illustrator & Photoshop CS5