Disclaimer: The artist is not responsible for any cavities educed by the above drawing
Ugh... It's still so dirty, isn't it? Well there is a reason for that: I switched pencils this week and it turns out that I accidentally bought 2H instead of 4H and so, being a softer tip, it didn't clean up as well....
It feels like I've been on a bit of a Manga kick when it comes to Pokemon art (yet again), so I felt the need to make it up to the anime.
I'm still kicking myself that it took 10+ years for me to realize just how cute this kid is, even without his Pikachu but now I think I've finally figured out just what it is: In spite of all that he's been through (movie plots and all) he is still just as pure and innocent as ever but on top of that, he doesn't just "clean up well" he's cute as a button during the few times where he's dressed up a little for the handful of contests and such he's taken part in. (My favorite, though, will still be in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew when he says "I need a cape!")
On a completely unrelated note: I couldn't help but notice that the TV Guide referred to Ash by his proper name "Satoshi" durring last week's episode.
Pokemon and all of its creatures/characters, including Ash and Pikachu are (c) Satoshi Tajiri, Nintendo, Game Freak, ViZ and all other respective owners may have missed/not be aware of. I do not own the characters in any way, shape or form, I am just a fan!