Mad Cow Pokémon
At first I wanted to simply make a werewolf-like Pokémon, but that concept evolved into a day/night species-shifting Pokémon. As I was drawing the werewolf, it slowly turned into a cow. I wanted to take the mad cow disease to the next level and give it 'were' characteristics. Somewhat humanoid in stature (who knows, maybe its pre-evolution will be a humanshape Pokémon), yet hunched over like a werewolf might be, all the while retaining its cow traits. I worked through several early designs: mouth closed, mouth open with tongue and teeth showing and a bit of foam creeping out the side, but it just didn't feel Pokémon enough. I've recognized that most Pokémon have one outstanding characteristic that emphasizes their concept and aesthetically unifies the design. Hence the bubbly foam.