Welcome to my two week project to add dark shading to Pokémon in action and play around with backlighting. This went over very well with my Tumblr audience and was featured on kotaku.com ( read article ).
The project was an exercise in two things. First, backlighting, by using disjointed outlines and highlighted coloring. Second, frontal shading, lots and lots of frontal shading.
Each character is displaying their main attack. These attacks also double as a boarder and lighting source. 
These images are also available in a design book about video games, EVERY DAY IS PLAY ( available here )
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