I haven’t done anything Pokemon related in a while, so I decided to play around with some of the designs! ^.^
I chose Dragonite, Lycanroc, and the Pikachu evolution line:
-Dragonite because I honestly don’t like the canon design too much. Like there’s some charm to it, but for some reason it kinda... puts me off when I look at ‘em. I think it’s because it and Charizard are a little too similar? Or maybe because I overall find it kinda boring. At any rate, I tried to add more of Dragonair’s and Dratini’s influence into the redesign while still keeping Dragonite big and chunky o3o
-Lycanroc, specifically the Dusk form, was chosen because I felt like the design fell kinda flat in comparison to the other two. It felt too much like a recolor than a new design for a new form, soooo I tried to make ‘em look more like an inbetween of the Midnight and Midday. I tried to hint that it had the capability of standing up on its hindlegs and walk bipedal fine, but prefers to be on all four most of the time. I also shortened the tail since Midnight had a stubby fluff and Midday had a long one, so it’s medium length here. Also gave it one ear standing up and the other flopping down. uwu
-Pikachu’s evolution line! I loved Alolan Raichu, but I kinda wish that the entirety of the Pikachu line had, like, an Alolan variant. Sooooo while I didn’t change too much on Raichu, I tried my hand at what an Alolan Pikachu and Pichu could look like. Since Raichu apparently smells like pancakes I figured they’d generally be super fluffy critters. <:
Soooooo yeh! Just a lil’ something I did for fun! uwu
At any rate, I hope ya'll enjoy and thank you for stopping by! ;w;
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I like the Dragonite! The Lycanroc's legs look a lil weird, but they're redesigns so what can I say? They look so cool, I like how the Pikachu evolution line have neck fluff. OwO thank u!
The Lycanroc's legs are positioned in a way to suggest they're far more bent at the knee than a regular dog's would. That's because they're intentionally longer and able to support it if it stood up on its hind legs to walk or run. TL;DR think of midnight Lycanroc but if it moved around on all four all the time.
Your Dragonite is adorbs. Love those added whiskers.
Now I wish that canon Lycanroc dusk could stand bipedal when it wanted to. The expression you gave it is spot on what I would have prefered to see from the original.
Thanks so much! I had a whole bunch of fun with the content I threw at ya'll this week, hopefully I'll have a repeat of it soon now that I'm reworking my schedule ;w;
Excellent redesign for Dragonite! Love the inclusions of the jewels and the feathered ears. EXTRA kudos for matching up the eye colors too!
A lot of people notice the obvious differences between Dragonite and its prior forms but few, if any, spot the fact that it is one of the few evolved Pokemon that has different colored eyes than its previous forms.
Said it before but I'll state it again: EXTRA KUDOS to you!
Though I gotta say, your redesign for an Alolan Pikachu has me imagining that they are to syrup what a Kanto Pikachu is to ketchup.
Thanks so much! I always did wonder why they changed Dragonite's eyecolor from the rest of its evolution line; they already changed so much of it, why not keep the same eye color at least?? o3o
Also the Alolan Pikachu line would definitely eat the hell outta syrup; it could be why Raichu apparently smells like freshly cooked pancakes and syrup honestly O:
Fantabulous work on these! Dragonite feels more like a continuation of Dratini's evolution than before! Lycanroc feels like a more appropriately middle-ground between the day and night variants. And Alolan Pikachu and Pichu are adorable, especially the big ol' ruff that Alolan Pichu has!