For this week’s plush, I have decided to revisit a pokemon I made back in 2011: Victini! This has got to be one of my most favourite tiny legendaries.
When Pokemon Black and White came out for the DS, the pokemon were still sprites; it was neat to see them be continuously animated during battle! When they revealed Victini in a giveaway event, the design reminded me of my old creature doodles; the butt wings definitely resonated with my inner grade 6 – 8 me. I had to make this guy within the few months that the game came out, which resulted in my first version.
I thought I still had my older version, but then I remembered that I gave a few of my amigurumi away during the winter holidays last year to a couple of my younger cousins. At least I still have a photo for comparison.
Even though it looks so simple, the minor bump in those ears seem to make or break the look. I had sort of gotten it down in my previous attempt, but I wasn’t too satisfied with the result. It needed more height or something.
This time around, I have a victini figurine to use as a reference! I see now that the ears are not directly aligned with its spherical head. There is also no wide base for the entire ear piece; I stitched the bottom sides all in one line. It kind of reminds me of a flattened piece of ackee.
I also noticed that I liked making really small details as one-sided pieces 8 years ago; I made the butt-wings, the hands, and feet this way. Now I barely allow myself to use a single piece, unless it is a part of a petal or leaf. I seem to take more time to complete the details now, whereas before, I was racing to get it done. I didn’t even stitch around the eyes, or paint the details so strongly onto the felt; it seems like I wasn’t too happy with it during mid-production back then.
Looking back 8 years ago has made me realize that I did improve significantly since then. I thought I had been good enough at that time, and by remaking Victini, I see that I can move on to be even better. My patience has improved, allowing me to keep putting more consistent effort into the little details. I hope to improve even more!
Here are the results of remaking Victini:
Thanks for reading! I am holding a vote on my instagram to see what fire starter to make for next weekend.