Artists want feedback? I'd be honored.
First, I just want to say in general the pieces are all awesome. I've been paying attention to the CAP process since Voodoom, and the art submissions are always a blast. Seeing your brainstorms come to life in the pictures you submit is truly neat.
I'll continue by saying in general, I see quite a number of cute bug/psychic submissions coming up. That in no way is a problem of course, hell who doesn't love an adorable little buggy (Joltik, Surskit, Caterpie...<3)? But I feel it's really easy to fall into the trap of making a cutemon with the types as they are. And we already got our cute fix with CAP3 (aka Mollux, the adorable lava lamp snail), didn't we? Maybe it's just me, but for this CAP, I will definitely be voting for the art submission that looks most bad-ass. With Bug/Psychic, you can come with some really edgy and stellar concepts (as some people have already shown). Do whatever you feel most comfortable with of course! If a cutesy magician bug is stuck in your brain, and you love the idea, then go for it! I just feel there is a good opportunity to bring in another Bad-ass looking Bug type.
Now, might I also say that i have seen some people say that an art submission "Does not look like a psychic pokemon", or "Looks the bug part, but not psychic", and so on and so on. Quick question though, does Jynx look like an Ice type? What about Vibrava, does it look part dragon? Some pokemon have a typing, but don't necessarily scream it, and that's not a bad thing (just imagine Jynx in an pale blue color scheme with icicles jutting out for her back.... shudders). So what i'm saying is, if an artist submits a piece that has subtle hints that the CAPmon is psychic (or bug), or does not seem to be psychic (or bug) at all, then that shouldn't be a problem. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and you might actually want the CAP to scream "I'm a Bug AND A PSYCHICCCCC", but the artists will do what they think is best for their piece, so let's not try to have them conform to our wants and ideas (rather, accept their unique styles and choices).
And now, onto the specific feedback!
Yilx- Your mystic moth is killer. Definitely has the bad-ass factor i personally am looking for in this CAP. the color scheme is alright, but the pink and purple seem a bit much... maybe too bright? i think if you add some more shades of purple, or add in another color subtly, it could be even better. Still, as it is you once again have a CAP worthy art submission!
Birkal- Your submission, i don't know why, but it doesn't really do it for me. It's masterfully done of course, i mean i can't draw worth crap, but for some reason it doesn't pull to me like some other submissions do. The concept it cute, a little cockroach magician! But it feels too human-like? or too much like a magician? I'm not sure how to give you fair criticism, it's just your piece doesn't gravitate towards my appeals.
Calad- Your submission is one of my favorites, though it is kind of cute. I love the color scheme, and the hints to swamis and hinduism. I've noticed your submissions throughout the CAPs, and they are always simple, yet quirky. I really dig it!
Quanyails- I like your submission, as it doesn't scream "I'M A PSYCHIC TOOOO", but yet you can still hint to where it could be its secondary typing. I also like the position you put your pokemon in, as it seems to be contemplating something, or maybe seeing the future? excellent, your art is in my top picks.
Aragornbird- I cannot wait to see you work on this more. I love the egyptian theme, and while small and somewhat cute, it looks bad-ass. I can't wait to see the texture and shading added into it! The primary colors also appeal to me, the brightness of them all.
CBmeadow- You know, it looks cool, it really does. I just have an odd feeling about it. Not sure why... i don't want to say it looks too alien, because i think that's been already said. I like it nevertheless. The color scheme is groovy, and i like it's feather prop, though it's kind of out of place (maybe if it was holding a shiny scale, or something of the sort)
Espeon65- Um.... its alright. I don't want to say it sucks, because my drawings are even worse. I like the concept, that you are making it like a rosy maple moth, though.
Furosuto- I'm not getting the concept. I know it's a worm hybrid like you said, but it just doesn't work, in my opinion. maybe if you make a better sketch of it can see where its going.
Mosquitoxe- Always like seeing your work! Not going to like, that tall thing on the far right is too bizarre for my tastes. I don't even know where its head is! The magical sciencefly is super cool, i really like it. It is a tad complex i reckon, but i would like to see you work on it. Maybe fuse some parts together to make it less complex, add a color scheme! It looks so neat though. The giraffe lamp is cute. Not bad, but like i said before, i kinda like bad-ass bugs.
Cyzirvisheen- I love your artwork too! You always have neat things, and this does look like it can become something incredible. Someone said it's a psychic heracross, but i'm afraid it might resemble too much of a heracross. Well, i don't mind that really. I'm just saying, some people might not like the resemblance. But keep it coming! I want to see how this art turns out :3
Darklatios92- I'm drawn to your drawing! The face and disposition screams "I'm a bad-ass bug. Watch out!". I like the helicopter wings also, i think you could keep working on this concept! you said the color design should be obvious though, and i'd hate to see this pokemon all pink and purple. Please be experimental with the coloring! A psychic pokemon does not HAVE to be pink and purple. I'm seeing alot of those colors, and i think that your pokemon should not conform to that stereotype! Great job though.
Calad Again- Oh god, that ufo cocoon.... I want this to win. So bad. AND ITS CUTE. I don't know why, but i love its design, so much. I would not mind at all seeing this design win, hands down. The color scheme is good for it, and i love the alien play, without making it too bizarre. Incredible work as always.
Akela- There are times when a design is TOO simple, and i think this is one of them. Try experimenting with crazy appendages, or antenne! Or make flashing bulbs, orbs, or teeth! The concept is cool, but there could be more added to it.
Orivexes- I'm so loving that sketch. Please make a bigger version of it soon! I love the color scheme, so freaking much. And the concept it quite unique. I get a forest-faerie feel, and i love it. Please keep doing what you're doing! It's wonderful.
DougjustDoug- Every piece you submit is so neat! This one however did not having me wanting more like your usual pieces. I like the Bookworm concept, but it just looks too odd in my opinion. maybe if the book wasn't its wings? perhaps if it was a land-rover kind of bug? the feather tail attachment is cute. I would love to see you come up with something extraordinarily bad-ass though (I know an artist of your caliber could make something like that!)
Aslyum Rhapsody- I love the idea of the Rorschach test wings. That is really cool. However, i do not like the body of the bug itself. I feel its comedic-ish, and pulls away from the mystic of the Rorschach wings. I feel this concept would shine if you had a black and white color scheme, with the body being simple, yet having a glossy/mystic face. I like what you have so far though, keep it up!
KoA- Yours is my number one Favorite. That thing looks so Bad-ass, and its just bits of floating bug parts! From the spooky but solemn mask to the seraphim wings, i dig it completely. If you could add subtle texture, like maybe have the wings be almost bark-like, that would make my vote yours for sure. I get a feeling of an ancient forest guardian when i see your design, and it's exactly what i like to see. The color scheme is good too, but maybe have the wings be less green and more brown? like the head? maybe combine the color of the wings as they are with the head's color. Honestly though, i love this so so so so so much. If you could touch it up, add shading, make it look in its prime..... you sir will have a winner in my book.
Nov- it looks pretty bad-ass. I feel though it has too much ying-yang in it. If you could tone it down, i feel as if your piece would be even better. But i like the shape, and the orbs of purple and yellow. Excellent my friend!
Empoleon Guru- I love dat stache.
Teravolt- I like the different forms. Its kinda cute, but at the same time still pretty legit. Please add a color scheme and add more detail! I want to see how far you can take this concept, it's not bad!