I am playing around with styles. My typical style isn't as 'anime-ish', but I thought it would be fun to start doing Poke'mon and their trainers in the anime style. It's kind of rough and sloppy right now, but I'm working on it.
My trainer oc, Lute Black. Originally from Lavender town, his father headed the demolition project of the Poke'mon Tower that eventually led to the Poke'mon Radio Tower's construction. His father was killed in a freak accident nearing the completion of the project and much of his family believes this was due in part to disrupting the spirits of the poke'mon that had been laid to rest there. Shortly after that, Lute's older brother left to take up the poke'mon challenge and provide income for his family. A year after he left- Tanbur vanished. Lute and his mother are the only remaining members of the Black family and both are exceedingly superstitious. Lute believes that any time now, the 'curse' will fall onto him.
His team consists of a melanistic Ampharos ("Rylis"), a grouchy Chespin ("Baird"), and a cubone ("August").
This guy is Tommy Black, grandfather to Lute. I'm playing off of a lot of popular fan theories for most of my artwork. This one's a small tribute to the 'civil war' theory. Tommy was recruited into the Kanto/Jhoto alliance as a young man and served until the war's completion. Unfortunately, he lost half his hearing in a violent explosion (Voltorb landmines XD).
His faithful wartortle ("Panzer") never evolved. He's still around in Lute's time but he settled down in Cerulean city rather than Lavender town.
Another trainer! This one was done for a friend of mine. Violet is Lute's traveling companion and tends to keep him from burying his head too far in the sand. Sadly- she's a fan of ghost poke'mon and has a banette for her main. This really freaks poor Lute out and more often than not.
This one's not part of the roleplay, but I thought I'd post it anyway. My best friend is a huge fan of Arcanine so I thought I would draw her as a trainer beside her favorite poke'mon for fun.