My background is not in illustration. However, earlier this year I was inspired by a co-worker that is extremely gifted in this art form to invest time in developing this skill. As a Pokémon fan, it seemed like an obvious choice to start out by illustrating my favorite pocket monsters. For my first illustration, I essentially traced and recreated a fantastic Snorlax illustration by Alfrey Davilla (a major source of inspiration for me), and over time I've developed my skills to where I can illustrate each new Pokémon with increased confidence. The four illustrations below represent my latest work, the first of which features a simple and fun animation that I created with Apple Motion 5.