I don't really like getting into anything drama related if I can help it but I feel like I should spread the message about this as well. NekoYugito just recently submitted a journal and after I read it I felt like I should help spread the message.
A Message to the Pokemon Comic/Art CommunityCopied from the PRS tumblr: http://prs-comic.tumblr.com/post/147759412955/i-figured-it-was-a-matter-of-time-before-someone
I figured it was a matter of time before someone would complain about how I drew Naya in the story. It’s not the first time I’ve seen comments like this- but it is the first I’ve seen directed specifically at PRS, so I suppose it’s time I finally step up and say something on the subject. Let this be an open message to all fan-artists of any fandom.
Do not ever allow people to tell you how to draw your characters. Deviating from the official designs is not a bad thing, nor should it ever be considered so. Draw them how you want to- if that means adding some different traits or changing things up a bit- by all means, do so!
Going away from the original designs can be fun and give your Pokemon characters unique personality and make them more recognizable. I personally change up the traits of each
Please read this, and from me to all comic artists as well, do design however you want for your characters. Whatever your making, whether it is a comic or a written story you do, design them however you want. It helps give individuality and imagination. I personally don't think there is anything wrong with how pokemon look, but One thing that does kinda annoy me about Pokemon is how they ALL look the the same. There are only a few out in the world of Pokemon, whether it is the anime, manga, games, whatever form of media that there is a difference.
And I am not a fan of that. If you are, thats fine, but don't ever discourage others who want to have a different appearance in there characters. I know I'm saying a good portion of what the journal says as well, but I just cant stand people like in the message Neko got on Smackjeeves. It is wrong and stupid.
Dont ever listen to idiots like that, and be yourself. Draw/Write your characters like YOU want, not what the READERS demand. If a reader ever demands something, just either straight up say no, ignore them, or whatever. And if it gets any worse, report them.
Personally myself, i've never gotten anything like this (and hope I never do, but feel I will one day) But with all that said, have a good day, and if you could, please pass this message along to others. It needs to be said of how people like this is irritating.
Also James if you read this sorry but I stole what you typed hope that's okay if not I will take this down it's just you pretty much typed down what I wanted to say.