Oh thank you so much! That’s overly kind of you. I’m happy to hear when my art gets shared around if people like my stuff enough to show others. I’m flattered and thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate them and I’ll keep trying my best! UvU
The reason I swapped their colours is because the original colour schemes aside from the multi-coloured wee hands kind of reminded me of copper and how it turns a very specific green colour as it goes through oxidation over time. I don’t think they’re made of copper but I felt like it would be neat to use to show a sort of aging process– kind of like Elgyem is newer and just got to the planet and as they experience the new world around them the oxygen rich atmosphere affects their skin and it changes colour over time. c:
I see that the Mystery Boyfriend/Future Son arc is still in full force. I hope we get the answer one day– there’s way too much filler between chapters. That being said, yes, they are Totoro-inspired. In fact I have already done a few low-key Totoros before this, and even another Ghibli Reference before them (yes I am a hack), but this one is the most obvious one.
My initial idea was literal dust bunnies, but my sister thought of the idea of making them more like Totoro, the idea of them having a raggedy old umbrella being too adorable for me to ignore. I’d say Trubbish is more along the lines of just being a dust bunny, but Garbador is supposed to be a Totoro reference, yes. I thought a banana peel on the head instead of a leaf may be a bit too obvious so I decided for a pumpkin because I thought it would make for a cute hat.
So, in short, my versions are less trash piles and more like big dust bunnies with stale food stuck in them– still gross but not as slimy. c:
Thank you all so much! It’s kinda funny because that wasn’t intentional at all, I was just picking colours I liked but felt close enough. Black and White Pokemon are the ones I know the least about so I wasn’t aware until I posted it and people told me XD
The clothing isn’t based on anything particular other then their already baggy clothing motif they already have. The club with the nails in it is somewhat of a trope in Japanese media for thug/delinquent culture so I went for that to emphasize their hoodlum nature. c:
These were asked before I did the colour change but initially my Audino redesign was a much more olive green colour. My intention was for a gold hue but I made it very dark and that kinda gave it a weird greenish colour. That being said the colour change is probably still up for questioning.
I wanted to give Audino a sort of antique, dainty vibe. I got the idea from old art featuring fairies and folklore figures. So I imagined Audino being a sort of wandering creature that hangs around in gardens and old houses. That was my main inspiration for the change. c: