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OFFICIAL BATTLE RESULTS-- CYAN VS DEVEREAUX

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 21, 2014, 9:11 PM


Pokemon Wargle Sprite by Jolx08
Did you have a good weekend, Platform? I know I did with the heat of this battle making my glasses fog up. It could just be how attractive I am. Thank you, thank you,  I know. But hold your applause until the end when we announce the winner of our first ever GYM CHALLENGE!


:star:Here are the results for the official battle between Cassaa's  Cyan
Rocket Gym Challenge - Levitate, sucker by Cassaa

and Ra-ooo's Devereaux.
PokePlatform: Rocket Gym by Ra-ooo

Critiques and Winner below! :star:




Gym Challenge: Use the environment.



:star: Judge 1:

:bulletblack:Cassaa's entry:


Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness - 2/5
- Color Composition- 3/10
- Picture Composition 2/10

Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? -2/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 2/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 2/5

Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 3/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 1/10


TOTAL SCORE: 17/60

:pokeball:Highlights:
-You kept it lighthearted and amusing and that’s always a fun transitions between actions. All work and no play makes battles a snore.
-Nice expressions. Dev’s faces are especially great and you are excellent at conveying those annoyed and crafty emotions and that’s consistent through the entire piece.
-The first panel you see Cyan with the high contrast and shading is unique and interesting. would have been cool to see it throughout

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
-First and foremost, the comic looks unfinished.  The convenient trap door ends the battle abruptly and feels like such a cop-out on account of possible poor  time management. I don’t feel any  victory or defeat. The cliffhanger leaves it too open and wondering if “is that really the end?”
-Comics are difficult but entirely possible at your skill level. It doesnt hurt to get some  test readers as you’re working  next time so you have an idea of what needs to be reworked or added to make a comic feel concise or progressive enough  so you can properly cut away. One example would be the middle panel with Dev falling back into a phantom force. The separation  between the action with another panel would help the reader understand what’s going on rather than another blob  off to the side. It takes a few scans to process what happened there.
- For a challenge that uses the environment, the environment is pretty lacking in comparison to how much detail went into the characters as well as the rest of your gallery. A whole empty space doesnt leave for a lot of imagination. Even putting rough shapes or silhouettes would have helped fill the room a bit or not detracted from the fighting at all.
- There’s no unity in colors or balance. Something to keep in mind when you dont have shading to tie everything in. Desaturating the moves used would have made it a bit easier on the eyes.


:bulletblack: Ra-ooo's entry:


- Cleanness - 4/5
- Color Composition- 9/10
- Picture Composition 10/10

Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 4/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 5/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 5/5

Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 10/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 57/60


:pokeball:The highlights:
-You’ve really stepped up your game for this battle it’s exciting and inspiring!  You’ve taken everything you’ve learned from the other comics in your gallery and put in that and more for this entry! Pushed perspective, great movement, expressions and distinguishing features. Very impressive!
-At first I was concerned with the lack of color but it wouldnt work any other way with the mood you’ve given us from the very start with that glowing neon R. 2spooky right into the action!
-Clever use of phantom force and a way to beat your opponent. The leaves hidden in the hair and using them to cut the power lines was ingenious.
-Love,love,love the fade of the sign at the end.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
-The way the moves are presented are a bit too bold,mostly those colored with straight black, like Dev’s phantom force. They distract somewhat and while arent too much of an issue, it can be a bit hard to tell what exactly is going on. HOWEVER: you can still use the contrast to your advantage, like if you had keep the black all around the panels following Dev pulling up the power cords. It would have made  Dev taking out his leaves and cyan under the cables much more dramatic and the center of attention







:star: Judge 2 :

:bulletblack: Cassaa's entry:

Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness - 1/5
- Color Composition- 2/10
- Picture Composition 2/10

Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 3/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 2/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 2/5

Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 2/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 1/10

TOTAL SCORE: 15/60

:pokeball: - The highlights:
- Good use of body-language and facial expressions


:pokeball:- Room for improvement/tips:
- Background looks lifeless and bland, as if it was done last-minute.
- The poses are stiff and uninspired. Looking at your gallery and past entries, it seems like you didn’t give the entry your all.
- Cyan finding by chance a trap door which Deveraux conveniently steps on is neither a very creative nor a very plausible outcome. What would stop Dev from using Phantom Force at the bottom of the trap or phasing through the ground to avoid impact? How likely is  this situation? In addition, the conclusion doesn’t feel like Cyan earned the victory of a tough battle.  
- The gradient look of Cyan’s eyes clashes with the flat-coloring of the rest of the entry.
- You could have done more with the moves. They’re just pink and purple blurbs and orbs, which again looks as if you didn’t put much effort into the picture.
- If you choose flat-coloring, you should make sure that it looks clean. There is color going over the lines in multiple panels.
- Likewise, the lineart looks neither clean nor does it vary in weight. It seems to be  cleaned up sketches.
- The way you did panels in the middle doesn’t follow a clear direction. Panels are important in their size and placement to guide the eyes over a comic entry, so be careful how you plan your comic.
- All in all this entry was very disappointing and lackluster, especially considering how much time you had to submit  it. That you decided to do it last minute is your own fault and won’t be taken into consideration. As a gym-leader, you are expected to put as much effort as you can muster into a challenge and as this picture shows, this is far below your usual quality. Please keep this in mind next time you are challenged.




:bulletblack:  Ra-ooo's entry:

Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness - 4/5
- Color Composition- 10/10
- Picture Composition 10/10

Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 4/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 5/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 5/5

Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 10/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 10/10


TOTAL SCORE:58/60

:pokeball:Gym Challenge succeeded? (Use the environment) - YES

:pokeball:The highlights:
- Limited palettes are very hard to work with, but you translated it beautifully into this entry! I can’t find any words to describe how well the red emphasizes and highlights the action in the panels.
- The expressions are top-notch! Even Cyan’s expression comes across despite half of his face being covered. This really adds drama to the entry.
- These poses are wonderfully dynamic, the best I’ve seen so far from you.
- The way you placed and styled the panels is another highlight as well! It doesn’t distract from the action, but supplements it.
- You didn’t shy away from playing with perspective - and you succeeded! From the perspective of the building, to the one of Cyan’s body, to the leaves , it all looks amazing.
- Truly a genius and creative use of the environment . Definitely unexpected and unique. Great job.
- The giant lightning bolt in red over Cyan and the Rocket-sign fading out at the end as Cyan goes down are a nice touch of symbolism!

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
- The charcoal-like look of the moves doesn’t quite fit the style of the rest of the comic. The style you’ve coupled with the moves also makes it a bit hard to recognize what Cyan and Deveraux are using.






:star:Judge 3 :

:bulletblack: Cassaa's entry:

►Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness - 4/5
- Color Composition 6/10
- Picture Composition 8/10

►Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 5/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 3/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 4/5

►Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 7/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 6/10


TOTAL SCORE: 43/60

:pokeball:The highlights:
I particularly liked the expressions in this one. I feel you did justice to both characters in that aspect. The comic flows nicely as well. Which is saying something because establishing a good layout in a comic is difficult and crucial to how the story reads. I liked the little bits of comedy that were thrown in. And the perspective of the oppnents was handled very well from the angles at which they were presented.


:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
The colors are kind of flat. And everything felt sort of washed out. So even though the attacks stood out, they stood out a bit to much. And instead of adding to the atmosphere they made things awkward. Don't be afraid to take more risks with colors.
Some of the attacks were stiff and lacked movement and drama. Namely the Toxic attack followed by Phantom force.
It is not immediately apparent what is going on in the last pannels. Different angles could have helped with both of these in many places.
I think handwriting would have looked better than the chosen fonts. Or different fonts in general. I would suggest typing them in a straight line them moving them into the bubbles one letter or word at a time so that they fit nicely. Or create different effects/ evoke different emotions.



:bulletblack: Ra-ooo's entry:

►Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness - 4/5
- Color Composition- 8/10
- Picture Composition 7/10

►Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 5/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 4/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 5/5

►Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 9/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 50/60


:pokeball:The highlights:
While there weren't a lot of colors the colors that were used were used well. The placement of the red to highlight certain things was well done. The atmosphere carried well throughout the comic. It was dramatic and intense. I feel like the characters were handled well as far as the art was concerned.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
But not as far as presentation of the characters. But comics are hard so its forgivable.
In some panels it feels like Cyan or Deveraux isn't doing as much. Different sorts of cut aways could help with this. Its hard to tell what the attacks actually are in one or two of the panels. And there is one panel in particular that is very confusing, that shows a cut away of the building. I feel like this one could have been handled differently. You took a risk with it but the composition didn't lend itself well to the comic over all. I am not entirely sure where those cables came from or are going or how they got to that location.







:star: And the winner iiiiissss... Ra-ooo! :star:

PokePlatform: New Pumpkin on the Block by Ra-ooo


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You've earned a nice shiny Rocket badge for your battlecard!
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Wear it proud! You've earned it!
We look forward to seeing what else you can do!

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hello friends~
with school now on the rise and a hectic schedule ahead if me, i cant seem to find the time to rp or draw like i want to. im not willing to leave this group, but i dont have the time to juggle homework, college applications, and other group activity at the same time. (plus, havent been feeling inspired to rp or draw hotaru lately orz;;; ) until i can figure everything out, would it be alright for me to go into hiatus for a while? i would greatly appreciate a break, but i dont want to leave this group either!! ill let you know when i come back~
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I resent the BC thank you for sending me the original information.
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hello I submitted my join request and its still in the approval stage for 2 days now.
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