The results are in!
Crystal Eon Guardian's Torchic
Pose/Body Structure: 9.5/10-Nothing wrong here, but a more original pose would’ve been nice.
Coloring/Patterns/Shading: 7.5/10-This is what hurt you the most. You deleted some of the darker, outside shades and replaced them with one color, reducing the detail. The top feathers have a different light source than everything else, and there are a couple red pixels on the brown feet. Good idea adding outlines, but the ones on the feet are too dark.
Added Parts/Small Things: 10/10-Nice job here. Everything looks good and in proportion, though a beak would’ve been nice.
Overall: 27/30-Great Chao, but next time touch up on the shading.
Pose: 9.5/10-Good job not using a standing up pose for Chickorita, cuz’ that would’ve been a little creepy. =P
Coloring/Patterns/Shading: 9/10-Seems a bit light, but that’s not illegal. The different light source on the leaf, however, will bring you down slightly.
Added Parts/Small Things: 7.5/10-It was mostly the “necklace” on Chikorita that brought you down. It overlaps the feet and arms, which are in front of the Chao. Plus, the dots in the bracelet are too big. You should’ve either downsized them or used less than 4.
Overall: 26.5/30-Try working on adding more parts and also editing the limbs a bit to make it look more like the Pokemon.
Pose/Body Structure: 8/10-Not horrible, but there are a few pixels missing on the right arm. And a bump on the head.
Coloration/Patterns/Shading: 1/10-You need to shade the Chao. I cannot stress how important shading is. And delete the yellow parts. And the blue spots you missed…
Added Parts/Small Things: 1/10-The tail is cut off and has no shading.
Overall: 10/30-You need to shade and grow poor Charmander’s tail back. And eradicate those yellow parts.
Pose/Body Structure: 10/10-Luff it. +1 to the fact that it’s crying.
Coloration/Patterns/Shading: 8/10-You saved it in JPG, which makes it hard to judge, but it seems okay…
Added Parts/Small things: 8/10-Nothing major, but the head thing needs to be a bit wavier; a Hikozaru has a spoofier head. Oh, and the red by the ears is inaccurate; Hikozaru only has red inside the ears, not beside them.
Overall: 26/30-This is really nice. You would’ve gotten more points if it weren’t saved in JPG, though.
Manectric Fan's Natoru
Pose/Body Structure: 10/10-The 3-point hard pose thing jacks you up from 9 to 10.
Coloration/Pattern/Shading: 10/10-Perfect, really. You have one or two odd pixels, but this was really awesome here.
Added Parts/Small Things: 8/10-Nice job here, but for some reason the right side of the jaw is much bigger than the left. And the shell should’ve been far more noticeable than it is now.
Overall: 28/10-Very, VERY pwnsome. Just work on proportion.
Pose: 10/10-The fact that you pull off Cyndaquil in this pose is amazing, but I feel you could’ve done far more on a side pose. Meh, still a 10.
Coloration/Patterns/Shading: 9/10-I like you putting your own shading on Cyndaquil, but it looks very awkward near the corners of the head. And the highlight on the belly kinda makes him look like he’s wearing a tank top or a bib.
Added Parts/Small Things: 10/10-Absolutely amazing. You pull off the flames beautifully, even in a hard pose. But then, you ARE an awesome scratch spriter, so I can’t say I’m terribly surprised.
Overall: 29/10-Amazing. You are a pwnsome artist, RM.
Pose/Body Structure: 10/10-It’s the ol’ 3-points-for-a-hard-pose thing here. I think I may destroy that rule after this round is over.
Coloration/Patterns/Shading: 7.5/10-The outline by the leaf is kinda iffy. The light coloration there clashes with the dark outline of the rest of the Chao. And there seem to be black dots placed in the middle of the light parts for no real reason…
Added Parts/Small Things: 9/10-I know I griped about DL’s necklace being too big, but yours seems too small. I could hardly see it.
Overall: 26.5/10-It was mostly those funky outlines that brought you down. Work on those, and you’ll be good.
Pose/Body Structure: 10/10-The foot appears to be tucked under the arm, but the “hard pose” thing lets you off with a 10. Which I will remove in Round 2.
Coloration/Patterns/Shading: 9/10-Nothing significantly wrong, though the highlight on the head looks rather odd…
Added Parts/Small Things: 7.5/10-My main problem was the dark blue parts. They look like some sort of goop rather than fur/feathers/whatever, which is probably due to the black outline separating the bottom of it from the actual body. And I don’t see Pochama’s tail.
Overall: 26.5/30-Those dark blue parts and the lack of a tail threw you off. Just keep trying.
Tein the Rapidash's Treeko
Pose/Body Structure: 9.5/10-What happened to Treeko’s fingers and toes? Would’ve been an 8.5/10, but the ridiculously cute pose made up for it.
Coloration/Patterns/Shading: 9/10-Doesn’t Treeko’s belly reach up to its mouth?
Added Parts/Small Things: 7.5/10-This wasn’t based on what you had; this was based on what you didn’t
have. What happened to Treeko’s tail? Missing one of the more important and most prominent body part of Treeko knocked your score down.
Overall: 26/30-Regrow his tail and you'll be fine.
RM snatches 1st with her sneaky paws and takes home the 1st place trophy with a near-perfect score of 29!
Manectric Fan follows close behind with his lightning-fast speed and snags the 2nd-place trophy, due to a pwnsome score of 28!
Crystal Eon Guardian now guards the 3rd-place trophy with 27 points!
Thanks to all for entering, and I hope you enjoy the next round!
UPDATE: The 3-point pose rule is no longer in effect. You do not get extra points for doing a hard pose.