I recently started an instagram account where I’m drawing real-life animals in a ‘Pokémon’ style, giving them ‘typings’ (as in, Fire, Water, Ground, Flying etc, again from the Pokémon computer game series), and including a short paragraph of interesting facts about the creature.
My aim is to increase my friends’ (and anyone else who follows) knowledge of the natural world, hopefully instil a bit of amazement at the incredible creatures out there, and possibly raise awareness of conservation efforts if there are any. Also, it’s just really fun to draw cool animals.
And so, I thought I would reach out to you guys for ideas! I’m looking for cool, interesting animals, outside of the sort of ones people regularly know about (or otherwise really neat facts about regular ones that people generally don’t realise), and then what types you would give them if they were Pokémon!
So, for example, some ones I’ve done already:
Flying Steamer Duck
Spiny Bush Snake
…and some coming in the future:
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Water/Psychic (as in, how they seem to be able to hypnotise prey)
That sort of idea! So yeah, does anyone have any suggestions, any favourite animals that sort of thing? Have any of you ever thought about this sort of thing before? I mean, what would a Fire type animal look like? Or a Ghost type??