CaP26 Prevo - Part 3 - Art Submissions

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Hey all! It's the time you've all been waiting for, let's get some artwork on the go!



This thread is open for WIPs, comments, and final submissions for the design of the Equilibra prevo! Important considerations that will come into play over the course of this thread are base stats and abilities.

Posting Rules

***All material in both the main design and supporting material must be your own. Using another piece of art for inspiration is allowed, but derivative art is not, and blatant plagiarism will result in warnings or bans depending on the severity.***

Collaborative material (such as work made by multiple artists or a vision and art direction by a non-artist and execution by an artist) is not permitted.

Posting Frequency

Intentionally or unintentionally, thread-hogging tends to be more prevalent in the art submission thread compared to other CAP threads. In order to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance to showcase their designs and air their opinions, thread-hogging will be moderated. If you wish to add new comments or art, but don't want to hog the thread, please consider editing your most recent post to add new content.

Posting Rules: Artists
  • Artists can post any work-in-progress (WIP) artwork in order to solicit feedback or to help develop ideas. WIP artwork does not need to conform to the standards of a Main Design. It can be in any medium or stage of completion, but it must be related to an original art design by the poster.
  • Do not post to state your intended design. You may not reserve an idea for yourself.
  • Do not post questions asking for help in making art. For art resources on Smogon, check out Smeargle's Studio.
  • Do not post inconsequential updates to designs. Only if you have made a significant change should you post an update in the thread.
  • Do not bump art or beg for feedback. If no one comments on your design, consider the silence to be your feedback. Also, check out the CAP Discord channel or the CAP PS Room for open real-time discussion on CAP art.
  • Images posted are subject to the following rules:
    • They must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif format.
    • They must be hosted on a reliable image hosting service (such as Imgur). Do not use the forum's 'Drop/upload image' feature. Do not use the 'Attach a photo' tool on messaging apps (e.g. Discord). Do not use Iaza or Ezimba.
  • Each post should contain no more than one (1) full-sized image, meaning:
    • The image is at most 640 pixels in both width and height.
    • The image has a file size of no larger than 200 kB.
  • Artists should post links to additional art or use linking thumbnails. Each thumbnail can be no larger than 160 pixels in either dimension. Any number of thumbnails can be included in a post.
  • Out of courtesy to users with lower bandwidth, artists must include a warning when posting links to images with file sizes exceeding 500 kB.
  • The use of hide tags does not circumvent or alter any of the image posting rules.
Posting Rules: Commenters
  • Please DO post constructive feedback for artists.
  • Do not post ideas or images to serve as inspiration for artists or attempt to commission an artist in the thread to render your idea.
  • Do not declare any artwork as "the winner" or make similar comments to that effect. Such posts are insulting to all the other competing artists.
  • Do not comment that a design does or does not "look like a Pokemon/Digimon". There is no artistic style guide for Pokemon and therefore such comments are unable to be substantiated or refuted.
  • Do not repost images from the thread. When quoting a post, remove any images.
Final Submission Post

All artists must make a final submission post conforming to the following rules, including those for the Main Design, in order to be included in the art poll.
  • The post must have "Final Submission" (in bold) as the first line, the Main Design included in image tags below that, and supporting material (if applicable) below the main design.
  • All supporting art must be included as links or as linked thumbnails no larger than 160 pixels in either dimension. Do not include full images of supporting art in the final submission.
  • Only make one (1) final submission post. Artists are welcome to work on multiple designs and get feedback from the community, but only one design can be submitted for final consideration. If you wish to alter any aspect of your final submission, then edit your post. Do not make a new one, even if you delete your original post. Any deleting and re-posting will be treated as bumping and is subject to moderation.
By making a final submission, an artist gives the CAP project permission to use the submitted art for CAP and related projects. The artist also consents that the design can be interpreted by other artists for the CAP project and for other promotional purposes.

Artists cannot submit any artwork that has been previously or that is currently used by another project not affiliated with CAP. The winning CAP artist agrees to not later use the winning design for another project or contest not affiliated with CAP.


Main Design

The main design is intended to follow the same general posing and layout as the "Official Art" for existing in-game Pokemon. It must be suitable for display on the CAP Pokedex section of the CAP Website and any other CAP propaganda where a picture of the Pokemon is needed.

The comparison to 'Official Pokemon Art' is only applicable to the basic content of the main design; it does not imply any standards or guidelines regarding artistic style or rendering technique.

The following rules of content must be followed for the Main Design:
  • The image must consist of a single Pokemon on a plain white background. The background cannot be transparent.
  • The image must be a 2D digital or scanned traditional drawing. 3D media and photos are not allowed.
  • No part of the Pokemon may be cut off by the canvas.
  • The Pokemon must be in full color.
  • The design must have a distinct outline on the entire subject in contrast to the subject and background. Colored outlines are allowed but must not obstruct the clarity of the design.
  • No part of the design can be blurred into the background or blended into the background in any way.
  • No props, action effects, move effects, or additional objects can be rendered on or around the Pokemon. If a prop is part of the Pokemon's basic design (i.e. Conkeldurr's pillars), then it is acceptable.
  • The image must not include offensive or obscene imagery, or be intended to mock or insult the project or other users.
  • The image must be in .jpg, .png or .gif format.
  • The image must be at least 320 pixels and at most 640 pixels in both width and height.
  • The image must have a file size of no more than 200 kB.
  • The image must be hosted on a reliable image hosting service (such as Imgur). Do not use the forum's 'Upload a File' feature. Do not use the 'Attach a photo' tool on messaging apps (e.g. Discord). Do not use Iaza, Ezimba.
The rules for main designs will be strictly enforced. Do not make comparisons to in-game Pokemon designs or to past CAP designs to determine if your design is in compliance with these rules. Some in-game Pokemon designs and past CAP designs do not conform with the current CAP art submission rules, and emulating those designs is not an acceptable excuse for breaking the strict interpretation of the current rules.

Supporting Material

There are almost no rules when it comes to supporting material. Action scenes, movement studies, interaction with other Pokemon, animations, sculptures, and cartoon strips are all allowed. Non-art supporting material is also allowed. This includes detailed descriptions of the art, background data, stories, etc. All supporting art and information must be related to the main design in some way.

Art Polls

All art polls will contain the Main Design and, if applicable, a link below it titled "Supporting Material". This will link to the artists final submission post, if applicable. All final submissions conforming to the rules above will be slated.

You guys have time for this and I will post up a 48 hour warning When we are ready to go! I will also post in a few days saying when Final Submissions will be accepted!

Our Prevo So Far:
Typing: Steel/Ground
 
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Hey, it's me, the guy who drops by CAP every now and then and tosses art around. Although I wasn't here for Equilibra, the design is top-notch. For a possible prevo design, I isolated some of the shapes and parts from the main design and tried to make them smaller and cuter. Metallic wings evoke visions of cherubs, smaller versions of angels that are sometimes depicted as holding scales and dispensing justice... or maybe I just thought they'd look cute, or whatever.

Also, hi StephXPM, your art is great and your gavel prevo is delightful! My main question is how does it survive in the wild with a built-in handle for predators to grab? Jokes aside, I like how the handle and hammer faces call back to the main design. Good work.

UPDATE: Redid the lineart, added basic colors, and now you have a choice of two face designs! Let me know which one you guys like better.
 
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I actually scribbled down a prevo design (along with prevos for the other potential winners) during the second or third CAP26 art poll, but decided that it ultimately wasn't that good. The new design I went with is based on an old kilogram weight. I originally had a bit of trouble fitting the floaty prism bits into the design, but decided to make them into tiny arms to give it a bit more character, and to prevent it from completely being an over-glorified paperweight.

Of course, leave it to StephXPM to come up another great design, joke or not. I get the feeling the prevo poll's gonna be another tough one to win...
 
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Thought I'd put my two cents in and add my little idea. After about half an hour of struggling with Smogon not allowing 3D models, I have this boi. Thought a good prevo for a large two weight scale would be something small like a one weight scale. Yes I am aware a one weight scale wouldn't work but hey its a small boi children can't make good judgments yet so. (This is a very rough concept art and the little things sticking out on top are supposed to be its eyes if that isn't obvious. I did my best and it was my first time using 3D models.)
 

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Hey, it's me, the guy who drops by CAP every now and then and tosses art around. Although I wasn't here for Equilibra, the design is top-notch. For a possible prevo design, I isolated some of the shapes and parts from the main design and tried to make them smaller and cuter. Metallic wings evoke visions of cherubs, smaller versions of angels that are sometimes depicted as holding scales and dispensing justice... or maybe I just thought they'd look cute, or whatever.

Also, hi StephXPM, your art is great and your gavel prevo is delightful! My main question is how does it survive in the wild with a built-in handle for predators to grab? Jokes aside, I like how the handle and hammer faces call back to the main design. Good work.

UPDATE: Redid the lineart, added basic colors, and now you have a choice of two face designs! Let me know which one you guys like better.
I like the design on face #2. It matches the lack of expressiveness from Equilibra. However, that may also count against it based on the abilities chosen, making #1 the preferred to match that theme/flavour.
 
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This is my little boi, which started as a simplified version of equilibra, then i started to add more details like the mohawk on its head which resembles how this pokemon grows from a rebel teenager into a being of pure laws and justice, and also its eyes being closed, a lot more relaxed than a big all seeing eye
 
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https://postimg.cc/GH8v32kP

This is my little boi, which started as a simplified version of equilibra, then i started to add more details like the mohawk on its head which resembles how this pokemon grows from a rebel teenager into a being of pure laws and justice, and also its eyes being closed, a lot more relaxed than a big all seeing eye
I looked at your pre-evo, and I interpreted your gear on the top of the design's head as a bow instead of a mohawk. I think the size has something to do with it.

Also, the back shield being larger than the front shield looks off to me and, due to perspective, makes me think that your mon has differently sized shields. I don't think this was your intention (or was it?).
 
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Fixed the perspective and curvature of the design, changed the size and shape of the eye, and added a small crack to the top. Aside from being a small nod to the Liberty Bell, it also helps to justify the small, triangular "tear" shapes around the eye, giving the design a bit of character while still maintaining the primarily expressionless look of Equilibra.
 
Redid the lineart, added basic colors, and now you have a choice of two face designs! Let me know which one you guys like better.
I like both of them. Though, I prefer the design #2 as it reflects the Equilibra's expressionless look and its "true eye", according the StephXPM's supporting art. But the #1 is so cute :3 very nice too.
 
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After the feedback from Lectrys i decided some few changes..
First of all moved the crest a bit more to the forehead, modified a bit the lines around the head and showed more how the shields have different sizes (which was unintentional on the first desing but now i liked, it add some unbalancing to the desing)
 

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I had actually sketched this design a while ago, but I finally got to shading/coloring. I wanted to base this off of a clay vase or the like, while keeping true to Equilibra's features such as the two smaller eyes and the arms. Already gotten some feedback from the discord which I plan to implement, but other feedback is welcome as well c:
 
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Since most people seem to be in favor of keeping Levitate as one of the prevo's abilities, I decided it would be fitting if I had my design in a more "weightless" stance. After realizing the crack atop its head didn't contribute much to the design, I changed the white "tear" shapes beneath the eye into solid pieces of sand and sediment, giving it a layered look that further justifies the Ground part of its design.
 
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Here's my gavel design for Equilibra's pre-evo! Since 'Libra is a terracotta monster I decided to play it up more in the baby, so it also doubles as an amphora. It probably disguises itself as an ordinary vessel before knocking tomb robbers unconscious. Basically done.

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Decided to go with turning one of the dishes into a babby, kinda like how Probopass "mini-Noses" look a bit like Nosepass. Due to the inorganic nature of the evo I also drew this entirely digitally, without any line sketching, using Microsoft Word shapes to construct the general form and refining on GIMP. I think it came out quite nicely!
 
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The angery teapot from my most recent art sub, but in the form of an Equilibra babby.
 
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So this is my final submission alreadly, so I don't lose the polls. A Spining Top Equilibra baby, he has the appearance of a toy that consistis of mantain balance.
 
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Since I'm too busy with life to do much else with this, and since I think it looks pretty great as it is, I'm just gonna final sub and call it a day. Good luck to all the entries!
 

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Didn't quite have time to make extra art for it ;w; but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, regardless n.n nothing much to add that I didn't address in the WIP c:
 
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Yep, final submission...
I havent chage it in a while and i run out of ideas to improve it, but im really happy with it n.n
 
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Finally got around to shading my little weightless weight prevo. Definitely happy with how it turned out! n.n
Also am I the only one getting a sense of deja vu with these last few submissions?
 
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