SUNMOON POKEDDEX CHALLENGE DAY 24 - Favourite Starter: Rowlet line
The Alola starters were a nice bunch all in all, but my heart was sold to the owls long before I even saw the evolutions. I really like the typing and the concept. Dartrix is definitely my favourite of the line, Decidueye was a bit underwhelming in terms of design and battle qualities (Primarina wins the place for the best last stage) but overall this family is just great.
Nothing very surprising in terms of interpretation! Just some barn owl and pueo owl here. The way I figured the “leaf” parts is the most surprising one, if you can say that. Instead of being leaves that just grow on the Pokemon’s bodies they’d be just feathers but with a different cellular structure so they can do photosynthesis. There’s this one bird that has iron in its wings, giving them either a bright red or alternatively a greenish colour, which is really cool. I think the Rowlet family could have either smaller plant growths or chlorophyll on the feathers, instead of them being separate plants. Whichever works better!
It’s been a whole YEAR since my last realistic Pokémon drawing. I’ve been meaning to do the Sun and Moon starter evolutions so here’s a WIP shot of Dartrix so far (need to fix the feet a little bit). Its eye are partially open because we all know Dartrix is smug as shit and looks down upon us all ;)
Torracat WIP! I find the Litten line interesting in the uh, morphology, as it goes along. Litten is meant to be extremely house-kitten like before its supposed to end up as a bipedal tiger. Except Incineroar looks more like an angry bipedal house-cat with its lack of an elongated muzzle or rounded ears. Torracat is this weird grumpy thing in between with large forearms and wants to fit in a line between house cat and tiger cub.
So I used a Bobcat/Lynx as a reference. Stockier than your house cats, but not quite a tiger. And instead of having rather elongated hind limbs (like a Lynx does), I made the forelimbs stocky and long to help ease into the transition for Incineroar. The “bell” is essentially just a gland that starts to swell with superheated fluid.
Looking forward to colouring all these Pokés when I’m done :)
…is there a thing as never too late for a meme, too? I was too busy to do this meme back when it surfaced, so when I got the Pokemon Journey thing back on my dash I wanted to do it.
I was prepared to get something really mediocre from the RNG but what I got was better than I would’ve expected. Dunsparce is one of my all time favourite Pokemon, it’s just so precious, so to celebrate that I wanted to put some extra effort into this. I’d be so down to starting my Pokemon journey with a Dunsparce!