I can understand why people don't see the appeal. Being an artist its easy to see past what it is and look for what it can be. Its a good idea that needs shaping. Like with many other pieces of art with an inherent direction. Artist skill isn't as always as important as artists intentions. Objective skill is not the importance essentially.
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I'm going to be honest, I wasn't a fan of the first fakemon until I saw the sketch, at which point I got a sort of "Weedle" vibe from it, which is great. As for the second, it looks great! I think the plug inserted in the back is what makes the design for me, else wise it might fall into "generic snake" territory. That being said, maybe with an evolution line and a little polishing these could both be great --- Aut viam inveniam, aut faciam