I have returned from the netherworld to lend my critiques once more. Today we have Beedrill, an old buddy of mine. Does he look as good as I remember?
Vision: This piece is obviously well-thought out. Getting those wing patterns right is a pain and a half and I'm glad to see them in place. I can see where this piece is going. The blue is used for some accent and contrast. It's a bold maneuver and I like the result. However, I would have chosen a blue closer to the original grey for the belly area.
Originality: The color tweak definitely adds a flair of originality. The blue elevates it from a mere emulation to an oddity of its own. Frankly I don't have much more to say in this regard, except for you to keep these tweaks coming! They make the piece yours.
Technique: My mouse hates you and wants to give you a 4 star. Usually, your technique is flawless. This time, there's a major mistake, though small in size. The area between Beedrill's head, arm and leg on the right is white more like the wing spaces, not the grey used. I can see why a light color wasn't used around the blacks, but it makes the stinger arm appear to extend all the way from the body rather than the arm itself.
Impact: The blue makes Beedrill pop. I know, yellow/black stripes are a warning sign and all. But as a fan who knows this Pokemon that fact doesn't mean much. Not only is the blue pretty, but it looks like the bee-fuzz is reflecting some light or is actually a non-black color. Either way, I adore it if you couldn't tell by my exultations thus far.
This might be the highest score I've given to one of your pieces in awhile. I highly recommend you continue to go in this direction by experimenting with colors.