So yesterday I lounged around in my PJs with my dog, ate dry chow mein noodles and broccoli for dinner, watched old Project Runway episodes and designed these three guys. This morning, I lounged around in my PJs with my dog, ate dry chow mein noodles for breakfast, fought with my parents' scanner, watched more old Project Runway episodes and colored the dresses. I have been super productive this weekend...
I really enjoyed the process of coming up with the Oddish series! They're very interesting Pokemon, morphologically! Also, the colors are absolutely stellar... especially the dark red and blue combo on Gloom and Vileplume. There were a couple of elements that I stuck with through the evolutions... one being a darker blue skirt that gets more and more covered up as the Pokemon evolve further (indicative of a flower growing and obscuring the stalk as it gets bigger). Another one was a shimmery sequin thing... it's not so much present in the Gloom dress, as that would have overcomplicated things, but is present in both Oddish and Vileplume. As with all my Pokedresses, click for a larger image, and please do not copy or reproduce without my permissions :)
So. Here is Oddish.
|Fig 1. Oddish dress|
Initially, I wasn't going to do a sleeve, and instead do some sort of dark blue legging... it did not work so well. It made the whole outfit look incredibly childish and hipster (interesting combo, but it happened...). So I went with a sequined sleeve. The top is very structured, and comes from Oddish's leaves. The red gems on the back of its shoes are indicative of it's eyes.... in hindsight they probably could have been left out, but I feel like there needed to be something there.
Next up, Gloom! (And my favorite of these three, I think)...
|Fig 2. Gloom dress|
On to Vileplume! (coming in at a close second for my favorite of this series)
|Fig 3. Vileplume|
Unfortunately with Vileplume, the morphological characteristics turn a little less interesting. I wanted to keep things structured up top, as well as a bit more sleek. I wanted to give the impression of volume, without compromising a streamlined looking. This turned into a wide sleeved, peplum sort of garment, with an orange zipper down the back. I like the cutouts, and only added them to help create a more interesting back. I did sort of an ombre sequin thing with the body of the dress, because I wanted some way to break up the monotony of the top. With one single solid color, it wasn't very interesting. I also wanted a way to incorporate the dots present on the pokemon's flower, without being too literal. I again dealt with some inner turmoil on adding the blue skirt underneath, but I think that it makes the whole look a lot more professional, and less vulgar. The orange accessories come from the little ring present on the top of Vileplume's flower.
I might go back to this one later, and just neaten up the outlines I wrecked when doing the sequin art.
Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed! ...And I love feedback, so if you have anything to say, please let me know in the comments :)
45 done! Only 105 more to go... Wow. That seems like a lot. Good thing I enjoy this!
Lindsay Aspen - 29CentPens