Note: I tried posting this yesterday, but had no luck as the Kinja system was being a total meanie to me. It did however upload to both Tumblr and DeviantART, so technically I have not missed a day! 0:) I also tried posting it earlier today and I'm not sure what happened so here we go.
Yay, another pay day for me! As with the wait for Butterfree, I get to do something a little more "exciting." I really enjoyed working on Kakuna so I was pumped to work on this one. I started a draft for this some time ago, and boy, when I came to work on it today I was disgusted haha. It was a very minimalist approach that probably could have worked if I really tried hard to do so, but I figured I could do something better and scrapped that one entirely.
The attempt before this final work actually looked like a piece of graffiti. It was very out there and an interesting concept, but I obviously dropped it to take a semi realistic approach.
So Beedrill's design has always been pretty ridiculous to me. I mean not only does the thing have a stinger, but two giant stingers for freakin' hands. What the hell?! O.D son, O.D.
AND THATS WHY I ADDED 2 MORE STINGER ARMS
Insects have 6 legs, so rather than giving him actual hands to pick up things with, I gave him some more tools for destruction. I decided that running with the ridiculous aspect would be fun and create a design that would be my own. Anyway, thanks for taking a look and be sure to share the project with friends and family you think would be interested in following this endeavor! Enjoy your weekend and prepare for Pidgey on Monday!
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