First try for this edition. Inspired by Polyphemus, the cyclops of Odysseus' journey. If I remember correctly, Ulysses pokes his eye out with a burning stick.
I'm going to wait until we define the Pokémon's ability before I continue the search.
Aboslutely one of my faves in the thread thus far. The "sheep legs" and wool wrapping around the torso like a vest to evoke Odysseus and his men escaping by clinging to the undercarriage of Polyphemus' sheep as they went out to pasture is an especially clever and elegant design choice.
Got three ideas here, wanna know what you all think and which is your favourite.
Let me know wat one you think is the best and/or any changes you'd like!
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I definitely like the magnifying glass angel idea the most here. I think it'd be good if the glasses on the ring were sort of angled forwards and inwards to evoke a magnifying glass focusing sunlight on a single point to start a fire.
This is as much an update as it is a poll - as much as I've tried not to invest in any concept too much I'm not sure which would do the best, so I've taken the opportunity to refine each idea more and put them through a colour pass. As a reminder of what each concept is:
- Little Matchstick Girl hedgehog who sees visions through her fire
- Pyrotechnical circus elephant who generates fire from his trunk, headwear and feet to do tricks
- Cheese tax fondue pot "hellhound" who comes for your cheese dues instead of your soul
Feedback and opinions greatly appreciated!
The Matchstick Girl Hedgehog is delightful. I also like the elephant, it's very charming, but the Hedgehog feels like a more inspired, conceptually complex idea. The elephant as it is feels a bit more like a really well-designed Kirby enemy than a pokemon, and I feel like one more theme or concept weaved in would elevate it a lot.
The Fondue Hellhound is quite clever, but it isn't as charming or cute as your other two ideas.
Glassblower imp with "fireflies" inside their glass bubbles. Might change how the face and body's design, but probably going to wait until we're further into the process.
I really love the concept of a glassblower with floating molten glass familiars, it's among my faves so far. I think this design would really benefit a lot from the pipe being part of the pokemon's body, like a beak or proboscis. Herons, Kiwis, and butterflies come to mind as directions/inspirations in this regard.
its a heartburn thing. id like to keep this simple and have a similar appeal to like, clefable or chansey. you understand. hope the concept demands a tubby special attacker.
I don't really have any nuanced feedback here, I just felt like a "Love" react is inadequate for how much I love this boy. He's so adorable I wanna die.
witch nekomata, now a calico, still stands strong! i love calicos and that pretty pattern really does lend to fairy a whole lot, while not being ambiguously dark or ghost-y!
i also have 2 other designs here in the back just in case abilities go crazy: a chocolate fondue fairy and a porridge-based oven/pot/bowl goldilocks bear family (thanks parental bond talk)
The Goldilocks bears as an oven, pot, and bowl of porridge is fucking brilliant. I'm not being hyperbolic, it is the most inspired concept presented thus far, and there are some clever
ideas in this thread. Obviously I can't tell you what to do, but I really suggest that you should prioritize the bears. They are so great.