Metapod arrives to the scene! And Metapod used harden. And harden again. Can't you give us some sort of emotion for your big reveal? What's that? You're a cocoon and not representative of your final product? Fair enough. I got your back and will take care of your intro, then!
This pokemon is treated with great disrespect in the community because one of his signature moves makes for some excellent comedy. Of course without the proper nickname, there's no effect. As such, I take this time to apologize to you Pen- I mean, Metapod, on behalf of the Pokemon fanbase.
I wanted to capitalize on the joke and incorporated "harden" into the design because it is part of the essence of who this Pokemon is. Metapod continually works on conditioning the shell that houses his future self. I used the text to create spaces that I colored with a (less) cubist and expressionist interpretative style. Text up until now was not featured in any of my reimaginings so this was a fun challenge. I hope to use text again in the future, but it will be done so in a new light.
Oh, and I made Metapod's eyes red/magenta to give a bit of a segway to Butterfree...Like how cool would it be that Butterfree from the inside could see the rest of the world from "peepholes" of the cocoon?
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