Here are a few process shots of my Togepi redesign and the final.
I have a friend, who is younger than me and grew up with Pokemon, who used to rib me for liking Togepi's design. He used to say that Togepi was "just a baby fairy Pokemon," and that Togepi was "lame." So that's where my idea started and I sort of turned this concept into Togepi's chance for revenge.
One of my design inspirations for this is the Beholder from Dungeons and Dragons. It's sort of a big ball of psychopathic, xenophobic hostility, and I tried to translate some of that feeling into the Togepi design, while still trying to have fun with it. I hope you like it.
Michael Jaecks freaking crazy concept! so cool man, gratz!
I have done some sketches but my battery camera wasn't charge, so I can't show it now. ;<
So my start with photoshop and tablet:
...he draws aliens and doesn't afraid of anything...
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sammyart: Don't forget to include a thumbnail of the original pokemon in your final entry.
BTW just under 12 hours to submit to the finals at this point! Get those entries in if they are ready, but remember the rules and regulations! As there are already 30+ entries, I am going to be extra picky with judging and any who doesn't add the original thumbnails and those who made no claims in this thread result in being automatically rejected from the poll.
Art is not about competing against others and being better than everyone else, but it is about competing against yourself and discovering your greatest potential!
Not sure if I'll be able to finish in time, what with being so busy and completely new to this process (fingers crossed though, I hope I'll submit something!). I just want to say that I am very impressed by everyone's work and happy to see that this challenge brought in a lot of new artists. This has been so much fun!
dierat - Thank you for your advice and your encouraging words. The problem with copic markers is that you cant paint with lighter values over darker ones. So i tried to add some brightness with some old fashioned crayons and now im a lot more satisfied with the end picture, you will see it in the finals .
By the way, I really like your design, but I would make the tail a bit smaller
Edit: On the scanned picture the effect is a lot weaker than on the original
Last edited by hakuna matata; May 7th, 2014 at 02:08 PM.