Hey all! Can you believe it’s been more than a year since I started this blog? Even though I neglect it sometimes, it’s been great to have a platform where I could display my fakemon art and talk about the inspiration behind it. Not only that, but the feedback I’ve received from everybody who has commented is a great motivator. Hearing that I’ve inspired people to try designing their own fakemon or make their own fangame is humbling, and I’m so glad that I’m able to do that. I hope that this next year will be just as prolific!
…Now, enough with the sappy stuff. On to the purpose of this blog entry! Now, I know it’s October 4th so I’m a little late to the party, but I will be attempting a 31-day Art Challenge this month, with the goal of posting at least 1 new Fakemon a day.
The following are my (self-imposed) rules for the challenge.
- At least 1 Fakemon a day
- All 18 Types must be included
- No repeat type combinations
- Evolutions are optional
And of course, this being October, all of my fakemon will be Halloween-themed! I love a good spook, and this is the perfect chance to make some twisted yet memorable fakemon designs. Here are the prompts that I am giving myself for each day of the month:
- Swamp Thing
- Jack o’ Lantern
- Haunted House
- Headless Horseman
As a secondary goal, I’m going to try to make this feel like a cohesive mini-dex… I’d like to have starters, some “rival” lines, and of course… legendaries!
Now, given that I have classes and other real-life obligations that can get very demanding, I’m not 100% positive that I can complete this, but nevertheless I will try my best, for you guys and also for me!
Since it’s October 4 already, let’s get started with the first 4 of the dex!
Sadrench – [ghost/water]
The Sunken Pokemon
Dex: Its hands are always clammy cold and dripping. They lurk by the shore at night and try to drag unsuspecting passersby underwater.
Based on: sheet ghosts and The Ring
Stumpkin – [grass]
The Pumpkin Pokemon
Dex: They sleep during the day in pumpkin patches. At night, they pull themselves out of the earth and dance in the light of a bonfire.
The Bat Pokemon
Dex: They are almost entirely blind, but have incredible hearing. They can release a concussive sound wave from their mouth and “see” with the vibrations it causes.
Plupoe & Poegalow [dark]
The Black Cat Pokemon / The Gallows Pokemon
Dex1 (Plupoe): Despite its affectionate nature and easygoing temperament, they are not recommended as pets because they will slowly drive their owners insane.
Dex2 (Poegalow): Said to be an ill omen, they will stalk people who have committed a terrible crime and will not let up until their target goes mad.
Based on: Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Black Cat, which is really good and seriously spooky, so go read it. I kind of cheated on this one, because this is a design that I’ve had for years! However, it hasn’t seen the light of the internet until now.
…Phew! That’s a lot of drawing! That’s all for today. I don’t really like doing daily posts, so I’ll probably do weekly updates instead. Also, if anybody reading this is interested in taking some of these prompts and trying their own Faketober, I absolutely encourage it!
Until next time: Stay spooky!