This was something that I did a long while back, and I currently use it as my avatar on YouTube, but during a recent chat on Kasey Golden’s stream (check out her channel here!) there was a lot of love for this guy. Until now, I hadn’t really named him, but Octophat was dropped and it was kinda cool!
It has been feeling ridiculously warm recently (maybe because it’s Summer or something, who can say?) and all I can think of is melting. So, here we go.
Ash from Pokémon melting into a puddle.
You may be asking yourself “but Odd, why didn’t you make Ash turn into a pile of Ash, there’s a joke right in his name”. Look, you aren’t wrong, but it’s my website and I wanted melty Ash.
Hope you guys stay cool in this weather!
For those of you unaware, in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, there were many Monster raising series. The main one, of course, is Pokémon, and following that was Digimon. These took the focus of raising a variety of colourful, unique Monsters, mostly through battles. The lesser known Monster Rancher went a different way.
In the Monster Rancher series, you begin with a Monster, either from a limited selection or by putting a CD into your Playstation when prompted, and you would raise it to fight. So how did this differ from the other games? Well, it’s easier to explain when you compare this game to something like boxing. The majority of your time would be spent raising your Monster through training sessions, and it would learn and grow through different experiences. Every so often, a tournament would become available and you could enter your Monster to fight, in order to win prizes and raise your rank as a breeder. It was a great game, and very refreshing in the Monster raising RPG style of gaming.
The character below, a Suezo, is the mascot for the series. He is a mischievous eye on a stalk with a long, prehensile tongue that it uses in place of arms or legs. A simplistic looking monster, however it is actually very intelligent and can be difficult to raise as it likes to misbehave.
I hope you enjoyed my work, and let me know if there is anything you would like me to do in future through the Requests page. If I get time, I would like to do a video showing the 3D modelling process (sped up, of course), let me know if you are interested in seeing this!
When playing Pokémon games, I have always been fond of training Meowth, and it is almost entirely due to the fact that they can generate an infinite amount of cash. It might not mean much now, but when I was younger this was super important and a huge deal in the original games as there was a limited amount of trainers to battle and cash you could earn. You couldn’t replay battles, with the exception of the Elite Four, and as a player that was just awful for wanting to collect everything and be terrible at the game at the same time, it made having a Meowth essential. I’m a better player now, but if Meowth is available I will catch it and abuse Payday, the move exclusive to them.
I’ve been playing Pokémon Sun again recently, and I noticed that the animation looks like it straight up vomits money at the opponent. And so, here we are, the embodiment of every Meowth I have ever caught, spewing an endless amount money.
I feel like I shouldn’t have to put this, however to ensure that everyone fully understands I state the following: this is fan parody art based on intellectual property owned by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. I do not own the character Meowth of any other character related to the series. This work is intended for entertainment and does not represent the work created as part of the Pokémon series. I have created and own this image, and as such if you wish to share this please feel free to do so and credit the original artist (Doododds) and/or provide a link to the original content.
I recently joined in on a friends live stream on YouTube (check him out here!) and had a lot of fun, and through various exchanges we added a little depth to the character that he had created as Odd Gamer. It turns out, it is a Cthulhu worshipping, Octopus enthusiast that has married a tank. It kind of inspired me to doodle the below. The game Xenonauts did not really address this, but I think I made my character narrative pretty clear.
This doodle took a few hours, and originally I wanted to give the tank human legs, which would have been cool, but it was starting to take too long for my liking. As such, I settled on giving it robot camel style legs most associate with the AT-AT from Star Wars.
I shouldn’t look for inspiration for things to do when I’m tired. Well, here’s a thing!
With the Final Fantasy series, I have found the Black Mage class visually interesting. They are proficient in black magic, which generally boils down to attack magic. Their faces always hidden and shrouded in mystery, with the exception of their yellow eyes, I always wonder what they do look like.
In Final Fantasy 9, or IX for any Romans reading this, you are introduced to Vivi, a young Black Mage. Upon your journey, you meet many Black Mage “puppets”, and this is what I have based the model on. Thinking of the faces in the series, most characters are humanoid, and so would share many of our bodily features. As such, I decided that the only way that the eyes, the sole feature we can really see, would make sense would be if the “whites” of the eyes were actually black, and have yellow cat-like pupils. Pretty weird, but that’s how I rolled with this one.
I also decided that, as these are puppets, the “skin” should have a cloth effect, as these are created and filled with magic much like a cloth sack, and that they should also be a dark blue/black colour to reflect their hidden faces.
I hope you enjoyed this image, let me know if you have any requests for models for future posts!