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002 - Ivysaur by seasonaldragon1 002 - Ivysaur by seasonaldragon1
The second picture I've done for my realistic pokemon project.

I've been trying to get back in to digital art again, so I'm still trying to colour in a way that I actually like and I find fun to do. I'm sorry if the colouring looks a little scruffy, I'm trying out some new things X3

Image (c) me
Pokemon (c) Nintendo
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Mustamamba Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
oh god
i really stopped liking pokemon like 9 years ago
cause in finland they changed the voice actor of ash and it made me furious

but this pic made me smile : D LOVE IT ! wrinkly pokemon ! you did great with the shading
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, I noticed that too. It annoyed me >:C

Aw, thanks :3
I'm glad you like it, I'm still figuring out my own digital colouring style, but I really liked this one ^-^
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fictionally Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
      I love the coloring on this (:
      Your realistic pokemon are so interesting.
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^-^
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fictionally Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
      welcome c:
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goldenEden Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is amazing :)
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :3
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goldenEden Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome
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Perforex Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this looks awesome! Really ties back to bulbasaur!
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :3
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Perforex Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :3
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I have several things to say about this piece.

1. I CAN see the edges of the various colors, which I can only assume is what you meant by "scruffy", but I think it works VERY well for this image, at least. Probably for most Pokemon.
2. This is an ugly Ivysaur. Not in a way that I don't like it, just that its face is not the cute yet devious looking lizard-plant I am so used to.
3. I am very happy that you did not make it a frog.
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, yes that is what I meant by scruffy, I'm glad that you like it though I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be well received. I'm still experimenting with my digital colouring.

Haha, yes, I was kind of going for a kind of semi-realism image. Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur have always struck me a quite chubby, I've just exaggerated that here.

Yeah, the first three pokemon are quite hard to relate to real animals. I did look at frogs when trying to decide on how to draw Ivysaur, but the only vaguely froggy parts are the eyes and mouth.
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
I think that if you can't do a 100% realistic job with coloring, then the way you've done it is preferable to a more smoothed technique.

I don't think they are very relatable to real animals, because they're not based on any particular animal. They're meant to be reptiles of some vague sort or another, but not lizards, or dinosaurs even.
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I'm really out of practice with digital colouring, I think you're right about that.

True true, some pokemon are firmly based on imagined creatures so it's hard to find relateable animals to base more realistic drawings on.
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Personally, I don't think they really need to be related to real life animals. I mean if they're very obviously meant to be a certain animal, it should be made similar (like say, houndoom being a doberman) but pikachu may be called the mouse pokemon, but its not designed very mouse-like, so I don't think it needs to be likened to one.

Thus is the dilemma we face as illustrators of "Realistic Pokemon"

But I will never be ok with people making the bulbasaur family AS frogs.
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Pestdoktor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOL awesome! Totally love the way you colored it! :D
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^-^
I'm trying out some new things as I haven't had much digital practice recently X3
I'm so glad you like it :3
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Heart-0f-Darkness Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha i couldn't resist to see it in fullview XD I don't know why i like it,it's certainly the face :lol:
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you ^-^
Yes, he's quite a sight! X3
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