Creatures

Suezo – Monster Rancher

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!

-Odd (Martin)

Anime/Manga, Creatures

MEOWTH used PAYDAY!

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.

 

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“Meowth! That’s right!”

 

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.

-Odd (Martin)

Creatures

Black Mage – Final Fantasy

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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!

-Odd (Martin)

Creatures

Azure Dreams – Tundra

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I have never made it a secret that I have a deep, deep love for the Playstation game Azure Dreams, and this even extends to the GBC version of the game. One of the best looking monsters from the series is the Flame creature, but even cooler (puns!) is the water variant, which becomes the icy creature known as Tundra!

The most detailed image that exists for this is the Monster Book version, included with this post, and just look at it. It’s a badass! Even now, I’m happy with my work on the new image, but the original still looks amazing!

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The original Tundra!

There aren’t many details that I can provide on this, so a little information on the creature is that it is essentially an elemental ghost haunting a suit of armour – you can see that it has no arms, even though it carries a sword and shield. I decided to add to this by adding a glow to the ice-ball it has as a head.