EDIT: Long-overdue redo of the art! Ahh. Much better. :]
My mind is so nuuuumb...
But for my mental absence I now have a beautiful picture of Heliosect, my Fire/Bug final starter. Go look at the fakedex. A vast improvement, no? I have a sprite for it too. I REALLY need to upload my sprites. Ohoho, I will rue that day.
Little bit of info in this beaut: Heliosect is based on a Lantern fly (Notice the rather peanut-head shape which is slightly less prominent than on the sprite I have yet to upload). More accurately, Heliosect is a fusion of a pot-bellied stove and a lantern fly. As its bases would suggest, it is a little bit steampunk, and it is carrying lanterns. And it has smoke coming out of its butt.
EDIT: PROPER FLAVOR TEXT YES.
Heliosect are unsurprisingly quite heavy, yet somehow able to fly. They increase their propulsion by expelling fire but are still not overly fast. They swing their lanterns to intimidate foes, and have been an incredibly important part of the mining industry for the detection of harmful gases in the shafts. Scientists are baffled by their anatomy; as one can clearly see they have no room for organs in their torso, though it is known that they incinerate food in this cavity to get energy. Thus, their waste is ashes. Unsurprisingly, though they are constantly expelling smoke and waste, they are some of the cleanest mortal Pokemon ever known. The unusual bio-glass, as it has been dubbed, that Heliosect possesses can withstand temperatures hotter than most attacks that any pokemon can dish out. Research is constantly being conducted to replicate the material.
The shiny version is BOMB, but I don't have some of the outline exactly right. Plus, my dwindling coordination really shows. You can see it now.
And I got to listen to all kinds of hip-hop/rap with Pandora; found me some more Outkast. (And by this, I mean I actually accomplished an important life mission: I found the source of 'chip-chop it up shoot the breeze'.)
Life is good, peeps. Life is good. Also, since this was such a pain in the butt to do, I'd REALLY REALLY appreciate comments and faves on this. I know, I'm an arse.
Promise to submit art with a background soon!~
EDIT Fixed the wings; there was no line to split them in two!
Pokemon (c) Game Freak, Heliosect (new and old) and art (c) Me.