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Old January 21st, 2013, 05:40 PM
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WinterKirby
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
So, I've been working on my own game, and with a failure to gather other artists to do this for me, I took the matter into my own hands, expecting my terrible drawing skills to show themselves once more and that my fakedex would never reach completion until I got a job so I'd be able to pay someone to draw for me.

But then I surprised myself. It actually turned out very well. Most of the time. I had some fun throwing my scrapped ideas into the trash bin across the room, but I finally got the starters down.

001

Ceratal
The Petal Crown Pokémon
(Grass)
[Ceratal tests its strength by tackling trees. With years of doing this, its head has become very hard and calloused.]

Evolves at Level 18

"This, honestly, is the best one I've done so far. Closely. Maybe second best. But it's still the first one I did. I actually had his idea floating around in my head for a long time, and a while back, I did a prototype sketch and went over the lines in Paint.
I redid it while sitting in class, and scanned it in at home. I now use GIMP, and with layer capability and antialiasing, it made the quality significantly better. I also redid the design. I used an art tutorial which is actually for making pony vectors, but I translated it into Pokémon usage. I also looked at some of the official artworks, and got a basic idea on how to do it. And Ceratal was born."


002

Trileaf
The Petal Crown Pokémon
(Grass)
[Insert Dex Entry Here]

Evolves at Level 35

"I did this after I finished the other two starters. And I hate the shading, and I just can't get the coloring right. And its shape is just so odd. I can't seem to match the little nuances that I made with Ceratal that made it so great. I personally think it looked much better as a sketch, and maybe as the lineart.
I did this one sitting at home, on my desk. I was playing paper basketball with all the bad drawings where I couldn't get the shape right. I looked at other people's fakemons on DeviantArt just so I could have a reference and get the shape right. And although it's fine, I still hate the coloring. But since it's going to be in a game, it's the sprite that matters. I'll probably redo the shading and colors at some point."


003

Abscitops
The Petal Crown Pokémon
(Grass/Fighting)
[When Abscitops's petals begin to wilt, it signifies a harsh upcoming winter.]

Does not evolve

"Yay! It won a contest! I'm actually good at this! I still think I might be off a bit on the shading. Ah well."


004

Kitturn
The Ember Cat Pokémon
(Fire)
[Insert Dex Entry Here]

Evolves at Level 17

"Everyone loves cats, right? This is the internet, after all. Kitturn also had a prototype sketch, but I've since lost it. I never scanned it in, so I don't know where the paper went. Anyways, Kitturn has fur, so she was a lot more difficult to shade, so I was like 'Eh, okay.' Still, it's pretty good, but it lost some quality on the lines when I sized it down. The eyes also gave me some trouble, what with its odd and empty coloring."


005

Pyline
The Incense Pokémon
(Fire/Dark)
[Insert Dex Entry Here]

Evolves at Level 36

"Oh my god Pyline is so beautiful. I have no words.
...

Yes I do. The shading on her is actually well done, in my opinion. The coloring took a few tries, and in the process, I found and absolutely beautiful shiny that you don't get to see yet. Hah. But really, she's just so amazing. Although I have yet to make good fire. I've never drawn good fire before. Anyway, it took a while to get her face to be the right shape. More specifically, the ears. And her eyes seem a bit wonky. But overall, I feel she is my best or second best."


006

Insashe
The Incense Pokémon
(Fire/Dark)
[Insert Dex Entry Here]

Does not evolve

"Smoke, smoke, beautiful smoke. THAT FRICKIN BURNER ON ITS TAIL I HATE IT. It still looks weird. Actually, the tail in general is just shaped weird. Blech. Everything else is good in my eyes. At one point, I contemplated having it as a Fire/Ghost type, but then that would give it too far an advantage over the other two."

007

Sylvisud
The Bubble Rabbit Pokémon
(Water)
[Insert Dex Entry Here]

Evolves at Level 17

"Paper basketball again? At least I got a good score. I went through so many designs for the water starter. I had such a hard time coming up with a decent design that fit the theme of water starters. Originally, it was a narwhal, but it didn't fit, so I scrapped it and began wasting paper. I kept looking up semi aquatic animals, but I had a hard time picking one that I could use that wasn't a platypus. It was originally a deer, and so I sketched that out, but I hated it, so I scrapped that. I looked at the page another time, and one stood out: Marsh rabbit. Well, rabbit, specifically. So that's where Sylvisud came from. I had a lot of difficulty coming up with a decent rabbit design, and at one point, I think I ended up with a Pikachu clone. Oops. After a lot of paper, I came up with a final design."


008

Bubbunch
The Bubble Rabbit Pokémon
(Water)
[Insert Dex Entry Here]

Evolves at Level 36

"I don't really like how this one turned out. It looks kind of... acrylic almost. The shading, in my opinion, is terrible. The lineart is just as bad, and it almost looks like a colored blob. I think I also made the shading too soft on this one as well. Although I do really like the bubbles. "


009

Antylago
The Washing Pokémon
(Water/Psychic)
[Its arms have become so heavy that it must use psychic power to move them.]

Does not evolve

"I based this one, name and design, off of one of my favorite Digimon, "Antylamon." This actually ended up becoming one of my favorites, although bits of the shading still bother me somewhat.


That's all I have at the time of posting, but I'll have more at a later time! In the meantime, go comment on my game!
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