The above illustration is my submission to the 2022 Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Illustration Contest. It was a Quarter-Finalist, 1 of the top 300 selected from 10,830 entries. You can check out the other Quarter-Finalists here:
When sketching to understand the Pokémon Cramorant's appeal, poses, and range of motion, I looked at its behavior in the games and various illustrations. The "S curve" neck shape seems to be avoided, unlike the posture of diving birds cormorants and anhingas. Cramorant is a comical character.
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