By SeraphsWitness on April the 17th, 2009 under Ekaiyo project

See, I told you I would be back in action. Now this is really just to whet the appetite of our rabid followers (you know who you are).

I personally think this is a hideous pokemon. But this gives me an opportunity to talk a bit about design, and what I've learned in art school for the past 4 years. If you're interested in good design, I suggest you listen up!

Good character design is not about creating "pretty" characters, necessarily. This is one thing that I think a lot of designers get wrong... all of their characters are attractive! In the traditional sense, that is. The same thing happens on the other side of the coin. When someone is designing an ugly character, they will end up with an ugly design! These are not the same thing. Let me explain:

Every character should have appeal, whether it's an ugly character or a pretty one. For example, if you look at some of Miyazaki's character designs in his movies, particularly for the demons in Princess Mononoke, they are absolutely hideous. They are SUPPOSED to be grotesque, ugly, and disgusting. Yet they have a beautiful and attractive sense of design. You don't want your audience to be repulsed by your character, even if they are ugly. You want ugly characters to have appeal, but not physical attractiveness. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I think Fearow is a really ugly pokemon, but it definitely has a sense of appeal. Enjoy!


ZombieBear said, on April the 18th, 2009:

I agree fully, I used to write fanfics and made ap oint of having unattractive characters. In any case, this is a major issue and I'm glad someone else can see it.

Enrick said, on April the 19th, 2009:

Yeah..your right.. like they dont judge the book by its covers

pie brains said, on April the 23rd, 2009:

nope, no sence whatso ever... brain hurting now...

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