I told myself that I really, REALLY wanted to take it easy on the "Poke-spam" for at least one week, but I just couldn't help myself... we finally, FINALLY are getting in official English dub of the Ruby and Sapphire arc of the Pokemon Adventures manga and I read the first volume this week and then this just kind of spilled out of my pencil after reading just the first couple of chapters because I was so happy to finally meet Ruby and Sapphire properly. (Yeah, means that a drawing of Ruby is coming next week...)
I tried really, REALLY hard to focus on getting the hands to look correct here and I'm fairly happy though I'm sure they still look awful. The toes, sadly, were kind of ad-libbed because, like an idiot, I didn't think they could be as difficult as fingers, but I still just HAD to add those "claws" and I tried to keep as much of the dirt(?) and scars/scratches as I could and I made sure not to miss that bit mark on her arm as soon as I noticed it. The grass skirt kind of suffered a little, but I think it's at least passable and poor Torchic (who was perched on her head here) had to be omitted completely because of space and when I did try to squeeze him in he somehow ended up looking like an "Angry Bird".
Pokemon and all of its creatures/characters, including Sapphire, are (c) Satoshi Tajiri, Nintendo, Game Freak and all other respective owners may have missed/not be aware of. The Pokemon Adventures Manga was written by Hidenori Kusaka and published by ViZ media. I do not own the character in any way, shape or form, I am just a fan!