With all the changes, I haven't exactly been in the art mode so as a change of pace (or escape), I've been playing Pokemon. Yes at almost 60 I like the Pokemon games. My youngest son, husband, nephews and I all play these games.
Almost two years ago I started Omega Ruby finishing the main game and collecting all the game's pokemon to fill the region pokedex. Then I concentrated on completing the National Pokedex that has over 700 pokemon (a collection from all the games to date).
Note: One of the primary reasons I was determined to fill the pokedexes was to obtain what is called a Shiny Charm in order to make shiny hunting odds a little more favorable should I decide to attempt that (more about this below).
When I learned that Sun and Moon would be coming out this Holiday season marking the 20th anniversary of Pokemon, I decided to get Alpha Sapphire and work it.............also completing the game pokedex and the National on it. To complete the National, I needed to go back and finish my Pokemon X game and worked through Pokemon Y until I reached the area for a legendary I needed and traded with family for the rest. I still needed about eight legendaries total and most were provided to me by my youngest Nephew.
I had heard about and read so much about shiny hunting that I decided to try my hand at catching the rare shiny pokemon. One needs a lot of patience to continuously search for particular sprites until a shiny shows up. Shinies are nothing more than different color pokemon from the normal colors (what might be a normal brown pokemon might be all green, etc.) No special abilities or anything. But because they are rare, people find it exciting to hunt and actually come across one.
Although I haven't been much into the art mode, I did record my achievements in my Paperblank journal. As you can see, I've been quite successful.
It started out I just wanted to catch one to say I'd caught one. In the first day, I caught three. After that when I didn't have anything better to do, I'd pick the game up and hunt for others. As of today, I have nine. It can be addicting :-)
Summary Sheet I put together from my journal pages and other notes I had scribbled while hunting.
SL stands for Search Level or how many encounters it took for me to finally get a shiny of a particular pokemon (you decide on a particular pokemon and then repeatedly perform a search for it.). As you can see, a few took awhile and a lot of patience/perseverance. :-O