Palette Swap Showcase Showdown

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    Oh my gooooooooooood Mex actually stopped being a lazy butt and posted something!

    First some smoke spirits instead of their usual... poison... vape... selves:
    #092: Gastly-- gastlyShiny1.png
    #093: Haunter-- haunterShiny1.png
    #094: Gengar-- gengarShiny1.png

    Onix is WAY harder to do something with than you might think, so I copped out and went for gold:
    #095: Onix-- onixShiny1.png

    I'm surprised how changing one pixel can change these two from doofy to unsettling:
    #096: Drowzee-- drowzeeShiny1.png
    #097: Hypno-- hypnoShiny1.png

    These two look like they belong in some kind of old monster movie:
    #098: Krabby-- krabbyShiny1.png
    #099: Kingler-- kinglerShiny1.png

    And I took a couple liberties with these two, but come on! You try making reasonable designs for some of the laziest Pokemon in a generation defined by simplicity/limited designs/laziness:
    #100: Voltorb-- voltorbShiny1.png
    #101: Electrode-- electrodeShiny1.png
     
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    Oh, and uh one more thing:

    #09M: Mega Gengar-- megagengarShiny1.png

    Looks like the smoke spirits woke the fuck up and caught fire (somehow).
     
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    HOLY SHIT ANOTHA ONE!

    Those are some nasty-ass eggs, and then coconuts that actually look like coconuts:
    #102: Exeggcute-- exeggcuteShiny1.png
    #103: Exeggutor-- exeggutorShiny1.png

    Some volcanic sad bois whose bones remind me of chocolate bones:
    #104: Cubone-- cuboneShiny1.png
    #105: Marowak-- marowakShiny1.png

    Some very 80's fighters (Hitmonchan looks to me like a Mother 3 enemy 0_0 something like 'boxing lady'):
    #106: Hitmonlee-- hitmonleeShiny1.png
    #107: Hitmonchan-- hitmonchanShiny1.png

    Lickitung had way too many blue raspberry dum-dums:
    #108: Lickitung-- lickitingShiny1.png

    I've used way too many fire themes for my shinies, but it WORKS SO WELL FOR GEN 1:
    #109: Koffing-- koffingShiny1.png
    #110: Weezing-- weezingShiny1.png
     
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    OOF I've made a double-bill for this one! Two posts for the price of one!

    Two coppery electric rhinos:
    #111: Rhyhorn-- rhyhornShiny1.png
    #112: Rhydon-- rhydonShiny1.png

    I really liked how Clefairy and Clefable turned out, so I went with another lunar palette:
    #113: Chansey-- chanseyShiny1.png

    I made Tangela look like electrical wires:
    #114: Tangela-- tangelaShiny1.png

    And I tried to make Kangaskhan look armored, but I think she just ended up as another silver/gold shiny:
    #115: Kangaskhan-- kangaskhanShiny1.png

    I wanted to make these two look more tropical, and I think it went well:
    #116: Horsea-- horseaShiny1.png
    #117: Seadra-- seadraShiny1.png

    I made a Goldeen that's actually gold:
    #118: Goldeen-- goldeenShiny1.png
    #119: Seaking-- seakingShiny1.png

    And of course the queen of the meta herself:

    #10M: Mega Kangaskhan-- megakangaskhanShiny1.png
     
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    And now for part 2 of the double-bill!

    It's surprisingly hard to make shinies for these two, but I made it work:
    #120: Staryu-- staryuShiny1.png
    #121: Starmie-- starmieShiny1.png

    I made Mr. Mime even creepier, somehow:
    #122: Mr. Mime-- mrmimeShiny1.png

    I got inspired by my volcanic design for Scyvern and worked backwards from there:
    #123: Scyther-- scytherShiny1.png

    Not sure exactly what I did here, but it's... something:
    #124: Jynx-- jynxShiny1.png

    i made him red:
    #125: Electabuzz-- electabuzzShiny1.png

    And I gave Magmar sort of a ghost fire design:
    #126: Magmar-- magmarShiny1.png

    i made him green:
    #127: Pinsir-- pinsirShiny1.png

    And I made Tauros edgy with gold highlights:
    #128: Tauros-- taurosShiny1.png

    But of course, one of our featured palette swaps this time has a mega! In this case, I think I made Mega Pinsir look like a gargoyle of some kind:
    #11M: Mega Pinsir-- megapinsirShiny1.png
     
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    The site may be dead, but not the showcase!

    I made Magikarp more carp-like, and Gyarados some kind of green wood drake:

    #129: Magikarp-- magikarpShiny1.png
    #130: Gyarados-- gyaradosShiny1.png

    Something green must have been going around, because Lapras is green too:
    #131: Lapras-- laprasShiny1.png

    I wanted to make Ditto look like lava, but it just ended up looking like cheese:
    #132: Ditto-- dittoShiny1.png

    For Eevee's gen 1 line, I wanted to do something similar to the starters, and I made Vaporeon fiery, Jolteon watery, and Flareon electric-y. Oh and eevee is there too I guess.
    #133: Eevee-- eeveeShiny1.png
    #134: Vaporeon-- vaporeonShiny1.png
    #135: Jolteon-- jolteonShiny1.png
    #136: Flareon-- flareonShiny1.png

    I absolutely LOVE the concept behind Magnemite and Magneton's shinies, with the original Gameboy color palette, so I gave it to a much more thematically appropriate Pokemon:
    #137: Porygon-- porygonShiny1.png

    And finally, we have Gyarados' green'd up mega form:
    #12M: Mega Gyarados-- megagyaradosShiny1.png
     
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    Second to last one! Let's not beat around the bush, it's fossils, chowder, and birds!

    First, we have some very slimy snails!
    #138: Omanyte-- omanyteShiny1.png
    #139: Omastar-- omastarShiny1.png

    Some volcanic rock horseshoe crabs!
    #140: Kabuto-- kabutoShiny1.png
    #141: Kabutops-- kabutopsShiny1.png

    An Aerodactyl that looks like Meta-Ridley
    #142: Aerodactyl-- aerodactylShiny1.png

    Snorlax always reminded me of Chowder, so I made it happen:
    #143: Snorlax-- snorlaxShiny1.png

    And now for the first legendaries! Articuno has a (reluctantly :mad:( ) fairy-inspired design:
    #144: Articuno-- articunoShiny1.png

    Zapdos has a much cooler design (literally):
    #145: Zapdos-- zapdosShiny1.png

    And Moltres is looking positively nightmarish:
    #146: Moltres-- moltresShiny1.png

    And finally, before we get to the dragons and cats in the last gen 1 post, we've got Aerodactyl's mega!
    #13M: Mega Aerodactyl-- megaaerodactylShiny1.png
     
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    Here we are! The last post for the gen 1 shinies! I may or may not have used waaaaaaay too much gold, but it looks good. Without further ado:

    I LOVE Dragonite's line, and I love the idea of golden dragons, so I made Dratini gold with little diamond fins, I made Dragonair follow suit, but with platinum 'wings' and rubies, and I made Dragonite diamond with a gold underbelly and rubiline wings. Dragonite is one of my personal faves of my shinies so far!
    #147: Dratini-- dratiniShiny1.png
    #148: Dragonair-- dragonairShiny1.png
    #149: Dragonite-- dragoniteShiny1.png

    For Mewtwo, I wanted to make him look like a gold-armored knight, hence the gold body and red tail. But I also ended up blacking out his eyes to continue with the 'heartless' edgelord motif he's had going for 20-odd years now:
    #150: Mewtwo-- mewtwoShiny1.png

    Mew is a lot more simple, just being straight up the same colors as my Ditto shiny, as I am a subscriber to the theory that Dittos are failed Mew clones.
    #151: Mew-- mewShiny1.png

    And last but certainly not least, I was making two gold/red shinies for Mewtwo's megas, but then I noticed that X and Y look like they have horns and a halo (kind of, if you squint a bit) respectively, so I kept the gold armor on Y and gave X some EDGY armor, all while keeping the blacked out eyes.
    #14M: Mega Mewtwo X-- megamewtwoxShiny2.png
    #15M: Mega Mewtwo Y-- megamewtwoyShiny1.png

    And that's all for gen 1!!! I fully intend to keep this project going, and I'm gonna move on to gen 2 soon, but not before yet another brief hiatus. I hope you all (as in the 3 of you who are paying attention to this farce of an art thread) enjoyed this gen and are looking forward to the next one!
     
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    I made a Smeargle who watched A Clockwork Orange and then murdered some people, as (roughly) requested by Mysterious!
    smeargleShiny1.png
     
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    Ladies, Gentlemen, all Others, and Children who don't count as people yet, I present to you the beginnings of Generation 2 of PROJECT RAINBOW !!

    Today we have the Johto starters! Starting with a bright neon Meganium and its family whom I love:
    #152: Chikorita-- chikoritaShiny1.png
    #153: Bayleef-- bayleefShiny1.png
    #154: Meganium-- meganiumShiny1.png

    Then we got some more ashy hedgehogs with white flames:
    #155: Cyndaquil-- cyndaquilShiny1.png
    #156: Quilava-- quilavaShiny1.png
    #157: Typhlosion-- typhlosionShiny1.png

    And some fighting crocodiles which go from white belts to blue to (finally) black:
    #158: Totodile-- totodileShiny1.png
    #159: Crocanaw-- croconawShiny1.png
    #160: Feraligatr-- feraligatrShiny1.png
     

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