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2 years ago#1
I am a professional artist who studied animation, this is my opinion as a animator and designer.

Why do people think that animal Pokemon are creative but not objects or food?

In an animator's perspective, it is way more creative to animate and bring to life objects that weren't living in the first place and give it movement, character and personality.

What is so creative or difficult about making an animal a Pokemon? All you do is to change the already existing animal's appearance and colour, give it extra appendages, horns or spikes, in the style of Ken Sugimori.

What actually is creative, is bringing inanimate objects and giving them the attributes of a living being, that is where you actually use brains.

Klefki is one such Pokemon that actually uses a degree of creativity that the layman doesn't have.

It combines an ordinary object, keys, with a concept, kleptomania, giving it a story about why we lose our keys, a complete design process with appearance, concept and narration. And for an animator, he will also have to come up with how this Pokemon that is previously inanimate would move now that it is alive, what mannerisms, what kind of topology and how it interacts with space and other objects and creatures.

You don't just make a dog breathe fire, give a dragon another element to breathe or a bigger rat, those are the actual lazy designs.

The reason why people can't accept inanimate object Pokemon is because they lack the imagination and creativity themselves.
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2 years ago#2
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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2 years ago#3
CA0001 posted...
I am a professional artist who studied animation, this is my opinion as a animator and designer.

Why do people think that animal Pokemon are creative but not objects or food?

In an animator's perspective, it is way more creative to animate and bring to life objects that weren't living in the first place and give it movement, character and personality.

What is so creative or difficult about making an animal a Pokemon? All you do is to change the already existing animal's appearance and colour, give it extra appendages, horns or spikes, in the style of Ken Sugimori.

What actually is creative, is bringing inanimate objects and giving them the attributes of a living being, that is where you actually use brains.

Klefki is one such Pokemon that actually uses a degree of creativity that the layman doesn't have.

It combines an ordinary object, keys, with a concept, kleptomania, giving it a story about why we lose our keys, a complete design process with appearance, concept and narration. And for an animator, he will also have to come up with how this Pokemon that is previously inanimate would move now that it is alive, what mannerisms, what kind of topology and how it interacts with space and other objects and creatures.

You don't just make a dog breathe fire, give a dragon another element to breathe or a bigger rat, those are the actual lazy designs.

The reason why people can't accept inanimate object Pokemon is because they lack the imagination and creativity themselves.


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2 years ago#4
thank you
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2 years ago#5
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2 years ago#6
I'm no artist and I can't even draw a stick figure but i never got all the b****** and moaning about inanimate pokemon. most rpgs have stuff like trash for monsters, clocks, violins and other random crap. why should pokemon be different?
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2 years ago#7
This this this.
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2 years ago#8
Great post :]
2 years ago#9
If only the people on this board were rational...
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2 years ago#10
Who are you to say people lack creativity because they don't like a particular "theme" of a Pokemon? Ooh big deal, I can make a goddamn sock a Pokemon. It crawls around like a worm and steals socks out of your clothes dryer because it thinks they're its babies. Ooooh am I creative now?

How is "it's and object that magically came to life" any more creative than "it's a turtle that shoots water out its mouth"
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