I think the shading is rather successful, honestly. At least, there's no obvious flaws or anything I can pinpoint. I actually quite like how it adds a lot of texture to the fakemon, as opposed to being flat and boring. Just keep working on it and develop your style a little more. :) We're not shooting for Pokemon/Sugimori authentic fakemons anyway, so the more "you" they are, the better.
Awesome Fort. I'm so glad to hear that you and your tablet are doing well. :3 Keep up with that legendary of yours. Once you've settled on a final design, I'll sprite it; sound good?
Thanks Jet, Ill be waiting for your Cyber Dragon. Anyway Alexial I wanted to ask if its ok if I focused more on doing sprites instead of designs, its just that theres more artist now and only 2 spriters, you and Slenderman. Eventually there will be way too many designs and since trying to do a sprite myself I realized it does take time. I would probably start doing the earlier designs if thats ok.
Here are two sprites I made today, I was gonna do the third evolution this morning but I fell asleep.
I'm back! x:
BeefTaco, only thing I can suggest is to add more shading and highlights to the sprites. (:
Okay. I was sketching what was originally to be a feline. I wasn't exactly trying hard to make it turn out well, so the muzzle ended up pretty funky. I erased it, then decided to run with it.
I hardly was thinking, but, in under 5 minutes, I the lineart of a new Fakemon. I'm going to fix it up now, of course, and add details. It also is only a sketch right now.
Sorry about somewhat ditching this project. s:
On the upside, some offline problems aren't going on right now, so I actually will be up to drawing/spriting. Speaking of, I hadn't realized until I seen the above post that only a few spriters are around. I'll start a sprite soon, after I finish the art of my new Fakemon.
Sorry, I absolutely had to say that. Slender, that looks like a perfect Absol pre-evolution.
Also, I love, love, love those sprites Beefy. They're so great. On top of what Slender said about the highlights / shadows, I'd like to see that base grey lightened up a bit on the second evolution. Right now, it kind of makes the design muddy looking.. and I think if that grey is a touch lighter, the whole thing will pull together. As it stands though, I think the grey/orange combination is fantastic, so definitely keep that. It really makes the orange pop. And, actually, now that I see it as a sprite.. I really get the feeling that it's a pokemon. I couldn't be happier with both them. 10/10
Ohhh I hadn't even realized it had that potential.
How about a split evolution line? Perhaps a Dusk stone for Absol and something different for another Pokemon? (I have an idea for a Steel/Psychic evolution.)
Also, I was thinking...aren't there a few too many Pokemon with multiple heads? It's a cool idea, but it seems like it'll be overdone in this Fakedex.
@ Slender : I think the most common trends in this project are quadrupeds and three-headedness. :p Anyway, yeah, I'm all for a split evolution line. Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)
@ Jet : Make your drawing look less like YGO's work. I know your a fan, but I will not have any ripoffs or "too close for comfort's" in our fakedex. It's okay to be inspired by certain designs; but if you reference anything in your drawing, please post the picture with it so we know. Not trying to reprimand you, just informing. :)
Thank you, SwiftSign, for bringing that to our attention.
@ Fort : Yeah go for it! If you can work with sprites than by all means, do it.
@ Sunny : I'll go ahead and take 'em out of the main dex for now, but I'll put them back in Uncatalogued Pokemon so we still "have" the design. We can go back to it or remove it completely at a later date. Sound good? Feel free to work on a replacement though. I think we still need our Dragon type pseudo-legend. :D
Yeah like Alexial said, just go all out and feel free to design anything you wish :D
That hydra thing I had was more of an idea really, and technically was the Water Starter to someone else's game I designed for. But it wasn't used, and somehow ended up as a pseudo-legendary here
And since it's now being removed from its status, I really want to see someone else attempt a psuedo-legendary rather than me!