Iunno, wizards or something? 2020-04-28 12:34:20
Aight so I rather like these wizard dudes I've been making, based on Pokemon types and type combinations, and have wanted to share them on Newgrounds for a while, but also kinda set my standards rather high for what I do and don't post to the Art Portal, so they ended up not getting on here up til now because I kinda forgot the forums existed until recently.
I'll be trying to update this topic daily with all the ones I've done so far, with some (hopefully) fun insight on each of them, and then after that it'll slow down and I'll update it whenever I do another one. There are still over a hundred left to do so if I do all of them this whole thing will take a while to be finished.
(By the way, while I know it somewhat defeats the purpose of posting them here, I'm linking to the Twitter thread because I think Newgrounds might(?) convert them to jpegs and I don't know how to ensure it doesn't, unlike on Twitter)
Anyway, here are the first three, though after this first post I'll be doing one at a time:
So this one is Fire type, though in this case and this case only that was decided I after I drew them. The original inspiration, as detailed in the thread, is that author/rogue twitter user Sam Sykes posted a couple of tweets on the topic of wide-brimmed wizard hats and how they are cooler than wizard hoods and so should be celebrated more. So I made this, and it may well still be the most impressive in terms of wide-brimmedness that the hats in this collection have gotten, though the rest of the design may be the most plain.
Water type, because I enjoyed making the first one, and wanted an excuse to do another, so decided to do the three starter types, not initially having plans to do more than that. Having done the first with just two colours I decided to keep that pattern and have done for the rest of the set. Had I known I would've started doing type combinations I'm sure I would've tried harder to make this one stand out a bit more conceptually, but I think they look fine, and the patterns were fun. One interesting detail is that I later tried to not have any lines I drew have open ends, a rule which I broke beforehand with the other two of these three, but not for this one.
There was only one starter type remaining, and I think I might actually like this one the most out of the three, as their design is more evocative of plants than the others are of their respective types, what with the brim shaped like a flower and the leaf patterns all over. Big, big cuffs on this one, probably the biggest of the whole series.
So that's all for today, hope you enjoy them. If not, ok.