This is really adorable, and I love the colors you’ve used. The shading is very nice and I love the close-up of our favorite fuzzy spider baby! It’s a bit sketchy, though; I think you should have smoothed it out a bit.
I like that Joltik is close up here; however, it’s a bit hard to tell that from first glance. He looks like a giant ball of terrifying spider at first. Perhaps next time you could put some close-up sprigs of grass to show that we are looking at him from a closeup angle, instead of nothing there to help the viewer grasp what they are looking at would work next time. I like the lines in this, though. The lines are dark, precise, and fairly neat, though in some places, like Joltik’s butt, it’s a little sketchy and wobbly. The trees in the background are cool, becase the front ones have darkened outlines, to show that they are more in the foreground, while the back trees lack outlines and look further in the distance. I also noted how you drew in each individual leaf in the background, as well as all the blades of grass… very nice attention to detail.
The shading in this is pretty good, especially when it comes to the trees in the background. The colors you used made them look three dimensional and ‘twisted’, like a natural tree would be. Joltik itself has shiny eyeballs and a fuzzy looking body with a brown shaded undertone, which looks excellent. I also noted the brightened backside and the fur around his face, highlights from lighting. Very good, consistent shading there. However, I will say again that I wish the coloring was smoother and neater. You have all of these white gaps between pencil strokes, showing that some of this was done in a rush.
He’s a little ‘skinnier’ than a normal Joltik, but I attribute this to style and not inaccuracy. Other than that, you’ve got the little bug down to a T.
1. Smoother lines and coloring, please. Take the time to fill in every space; I have some cool videos that show you (if you'd like)how to use colored pencils to color, and crayons basically have the same rules as a colored pencil. Start off lightly and color in the whole piece before going back and lightly adding each layer, adding to the spots that need shading and leaving highlighted bits alone.
2. Try to show objects near your Pokemon to give the viewer an idea of what angle we’re dealing with. I know Joltik is close-up, but a few blades of grass at the bottom of the page that are bigger would have helped with this illusion immensely.
This definitely gets a solid 55/100 for good shading, attention to detail, and effort.