A commission for the lovely
who asked for a machoke.
This piece really put me outside of my comfort zone as I don't normally draw humanoid pokemon, and even then his evolutionary line is really tricky. I wanted to stay true to the original design, and the client wanted a more animal-esque take, which I completely agree with, as the concept of pokemon that look human has always been a little off-putting to me. I turned the power belt into a hand-made object a machop would make as he waited to evolve (as not all machoke are lucky enough to have trainers)
Instead of stretch marks on his arms, I made veins coursing with glowing energy or power until he has fully matured and properly harnessed it.
Overall, really fun and challenging.Facebook --> [link]