Final Submission here is me sneaking in at last minute again Changes from original: more wing-like spikes on the sides, mild additional shading, small tweaks on shape and some texture/glow effects. I also have a traditional Volkrakid in the same pose, as supporting art, though I don't have my scanner with me. EDIT: Also changed/cleaned up the false face to resemble the traditional one. Typing up comments now that this is officially posted! Comments/Critique: (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Comments/Critique: (open) Comments/Critique: (close) Quanyails: Nice to see you again too! I didn't like Gen V much ;w; Your dumbo octopus is absolutely adorable and very unique. I have a soft spot for people with more creativity than me. Very solid design and one of my favourites. V4LOVER: You have one of the most solid art styles; it matches Golurk's style practically spot on. It looks very similar to Volkraken but I think that is your intention. Several Pokemon do look just like their prevos so I would say it is one of the most believable designs; the main issue is whether it will stand out in the polls since people like differences. D: But I don't know what I would change with it. Integer Mova: Your design is adorable! I like the style it is drawn in. :D That said, I think compared to Volkraken it is too simple. I'm not quite sure how I would change it either, though. frenzyplant: Agreed that your design is very similar to Volkraken's, but I do think it has a young appearance that you have captured well. I think my only issue with it is that it looks more like a middle stage Pokemon, but as I whole I like this one a lot. Blue Frog: Yours is adorable as well! I like your false face and beady eyes. :D I think would like to see the barbels incorporated somehow to add extra shape. Ignis Unis: I like the horn on the top of the head with its rings! I think your design needs more fluidity - for example, if the orange part directly linked with the top of the eyes. Usually Pokemon have a sense of connectedness with their design elements. The Steam Punk: I like the way you have incorporated the blue, and the larger batlike "wings". I'm tempted to say the eyes look too relaxed, but that may be on purpose. HealNDeal: I love your design! I was wanting to make a stronger colour change with my prevo but couldn't think of a good colour scheme and this one looks great. I'd agree that the Fire type is hard to show with a Water colouring, though I think the flame-chamber-like look of the false face improves it. I would suggest for the flames- especially the ones on its head- to be brighter, perhaps with a sharp yellow center, as that will help the fiery appearance. Absolclaw: I like the concept of a bubble/egg surrounding the head! Kind of like an underwater astronaut. I think I would like to see if you could make the top of the head taper backward somewhat since at the moment it looks a bit too flat on top. paintseagull: I totally love this one. It is definitely one of my favourites. I'm amazed how you managed to incorporate fluff into an octopus and make it make complete sense! CrazyToons: I'm a little confused about this one. There aren't any orange elements at all and you haven't put in a false face, which I see as one of the key elements of this line. It also has an awful lot of tentacles- I think you could either simplify it to a handful, or make the base a circle and then add spikes, sort of like a circular saw. I also think the smallness goes a little far. I could see it as a first-stager of three, but not necessarily a first-stager of two. (I would recommend also taking it into MS Paint and select-cropping it, since you have a large blank border.) noobiess: This is one of my favourites too. I love the bat elements; the face is practically its own Pokemon and I love the way you've incorporated its actual eyes. At the same time it is surprisingly simple (and I mean that in a positive way). It's hard to find simple designs that still stand out- many real Pokemon have tons of spikes and bells and whistles- and you did an excellent job. I feel like it could use a single blue spot on each tentacle (thinking near the end of them), but I'm not sure if that would improve on it or not.