Edit: Ignore this post, see post #41 for your challenge! Approved by Hipmonlee ~Round One~ Welcome to the Extreme Pokemon Makeovers Contest! Created by Hipmonlee, this contest intends to redesign a pokemon line which we feel have a great concept, but is executed poorly in its appearance and design. This round features a pokemon which many people hate for its needless extravagant patterns, its sluggish appearance, and the fact that it breaks away from the badass fire-starter tradition. Sure, Typhlosion wasn't that badass, but at least it didn't have a poor design, unlike... Round TWO: Redesign the Tepig line. Yep, this Pokemon line is arguably GameFreak's worst invention yet, in terms of starter-pokemon lines. Of course, it is hard to come up with great fire-type pokemon designs. Sure, there have been some excellent ones in the past, such as Charizard or Magmortar, but when you look at Pokemon such as Heatmor and Slugma, it kinda balances things out. Tepig is a good design; it's simple, clean, and overall cute. However, as we move further along the evolution chain, things start to look bleak. Pignite's design is poor; it looks more like an obese rabbit than a pig. Its stubby arms doesn't make sense when giving it the Fighting-type, coupled with it's overweight appearance. Still, it could be worse, it could be Emboar, who is plagued by Pignite's problems, but then introduces needless and confusing patterns. The main reason fire-types are so hard to design is the overall lack of more sources of fire. Magma and lava, burning fire, and the colour red are the only three features we see in almost every Fire-type pokemon. Flames stuck on Pokemon are becoming increasingly tacky, whilst Magma and Lava has already been done in almost every way. I see colouring the Pokemon red as a cheap way to make it fire-type, unless it has another fire-type attribute included. (Look at Vulpix.) So your job is to redesign the line. Of course, you must keep to the Tepig line's overall basic concept: A pig/boar pokemon, and a fire/fighting type. After that, be creative and come up with good ideas! Let's set up some ground rules: Design matters as well as art! Just because you're not an excellent artist doesn't mean you shouldn't participate! If your design is great, and you prove that you're inventive, then that will be noted by the judges. Sketches, supporting artwork and your basic thought process behind your Pokeon chain are all permitted. WIPs are permitted, although spamming is disallowed. Be sensible with the amount of times you post your WIPs/Finished Product in this thread. Feedback and comments are definitely welcome by non-judges. You can still participate if you didn't participate in Round 1. DEADLINE: January 1st Judges will be Kevin Garrett, Quanyails and myself. We will each provide a rating out of 10 for your finished product, accompanied by comments on why we feel the product deserved that score. Good luck, and get designing!