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trainer wishes to battle by shelzie trainer wishes to battle by shelzie
got inspired to play around with colouring styles - and Pokémon - after reading *purplekecleon's Colouring Tutorial, so I did some practice with various members of my SS team :B Hope to do more colouring experiments in future, this was fun and a nice way to unwind a little.

featured are: Torch the Typhlosion, Jeoffry the Persian, Houdini the Kadabra, Maia the Kangaskhan, Euphrates and Kawako the Quagsire, Dudette the Graveler, Slinky the Furret, Pomona the Gloom, and Mr Pink the Jigglypuff. yes I am a dork and name all my pokehmanz :B
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Tiramia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, your Pokemon are so lifelike! Even the Quagsire look adorable!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Aw thanks! And Quagsire IS adorable :B But I have a soft spot for salamanders.
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Tiramia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Salamanders? So I take it you like Charmander? :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I do, but that has not much to do with liking salamanders and a lot to do with liking cute fire Pokémon. xD Wooper and Quagsire are based on real kinds of salamander, which are amphibians: [link] [link] [link]
I like that a lot of Pokémon are based on cool animals that not many people might know of :)
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Tiramia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? (Great photos and video, by the way!) Take Pikachu, for example. It's actually based off the small, mouse-like animal, the Pika. I think Nintendo got Pikachu's element wrong, though, as the Pika lives in craggy, post-volcanic areas.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
*sorry, just checked - 'pikapika' is the sound of sparking and 'chuchu' is mouse squeaks, according to bulbapedia: [link]
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I really don't think it is, for the simple reason that 'pika' is 'lightning' in Japanese and has nothing to do with the animal (pronounced 'pye-ka'). 'Chu' is 'mouse'. Lightning-mouse, plain and simple. 'Raichu' is 'thunder-mouse'.
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Tiramia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my apologies *bows to your Pokemon wisdom* What other Pokemon names should I be more aware of in the future?
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Pffft no need to apologize. Pikas are cool animals and I'm glad someone knows they exist haha. It would be cool if they DID make a Pokémon of some kind based on one. The Japanese names are interesting to look up the meanings behind, though some of them are pretty cringe-worthy - Articuno's name, for example, is FREEZER xDDD
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the colouring is so great Swift :D You're going to get me drawing again, I can just tell. ...I think my White team really needs to be drawn. It's... so unbalanced, generally 1/2 the team is Dark-type, then I have two flying types and one.. whatever I'm levelling up at the time xD I could definitely be a dark-type gymleader for sure.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
AND IT WILL BE A DAMN GOOD THING IF I DO x) Sometimes we just need a break. I'm excited to see any new art from you, though!

Drawing fanart was in fact what got me back into drawing stuff for myself after a bit of a block - other people's creations just inspire you more than your own sometimes. I definitely recommend trying it. I need to draw my SS team also!
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
IT IS... :D Between your art and picking up watercolours again, .. and crossing paths with Coyote, I have been so inspired and I actually am enjoying drawing again.

It really has helped... that and the falcons that I adore! I have pretty much all the sketches done of my Black team, except Braviary 'cause he's just not cooperating. I kinda want to sneak in another in the corner, one of the ones I use from time to time... either Basculin [my water HM guy] or Clefairy [part of a catching-pokemon team 'cause she knows sing] ... hehe.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Well I can't wait to see what you post then! I think we're both a long way from where we were and who we were when we first met, so I'm sure you'll have lots of new developments to show artwise :)

Isn't it great when you love something and it just makes you want to draw? I haven't played B/W yet but I do look forward to seeing your take on the designs (a lot of which I find unappealing.. heh).
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It would be interesting to see, and I think you're right. I look at things I have drawn recently, though, and wonder how I can draw like I used to. There's a particular inking and marker colouring style I did a whopping two times and I really want to replicate it! I sort-of got it when I used watercolours with the Harpy Eagle drawing I posted a photo of. Sort of. Looking at the B/W pokemon team that I drew, it's pretty much where I left off about 2 years ago with drawing cartoon-y stuff.

It really is! Many times, I find it's peoples' original characters, which is kind of how I got started on dA. I made an account and started watching different artists, loved their designs and drew some art for them. There's a few characters out there that I have come across recently that are begging to be drawn too... Sometime!
I really liked the storyline in B/W, the battle system is a lot quicker too, especially compared to Pearl [which is the other game I have been working on, but not since I picked up White]... I wish I started with a Tepig, since I like Emboar much much better than Samurott. Dewott is absolutely adorable, though.
I don't like most of the pokemon designs either, actually. My team usually is 50/50 with older generation pokemon, if not more so. I have to admit, I LOVE Zorua/Zoroark [esp. Zorua] and Emolga. Since catching Sneasel, she's been stuck in the team 'cause I <33s them. I was talked into evolving her into Weavile, and I really wish I didn't :/ I went along with it because of the increased stats and all, but weavile just isn't as appealing for me.
Plus, there's no new eevee-loutions, which stinks, 'cause there should be a flying eevee.. and my coworker wants a ghost one.
I was so excited to be able to be traded a bunch of pokemon from my co-worker from the older generations, 'cause it just wouldn't be the same without Charizard or Arcanine.
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cupil Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Aaw hugging Quagsires, so cute. I really like Torch's uniquely long snout. Jeoffry has some well-defined facial features, very big-cat-ish but still cartoony. Maia's pose amuses me mostly because the combination of the way she's holding her baby, and that clinched fist has part of me misread it as "I'm gonna punch this baby so help meeee!!" The satisfied Gloom is charming, I love the relaxed squishiness of it's body, the yellow highlights given off the impression of it basking in the sun.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
LOL at Maia as baby puncher. That was meant to be more of a 'let's do it!' pose, plus Kangaskhan are badasses and I wanted to portray her as such, but that's funny. :XD: I do want to draw them again without half of it being struggling to get the design accurately.
I'm also pleased you like Jeoff, I personally find it difficult to draw big cats to my satisfaction so I'm glad he looks good to you :) And yes my Gloom ♥ that's what I was going for. I never liked them overly much until having one on my team, now I love 'em!
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TheCheeseIsMine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
I have a stuffed Jigglypuff
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
me too, somewhere. did you have a point to make?
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TheCheeseIsMine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
no.no i did not. :B
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DarkNyra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i fav this for the centrate (spelt right?) and quagsire
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I think you mean 'sentret'? except there is no sentret in this picture, it's the evolution, furret ;)

thank you! :)
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DarkNyra Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah XD its been a while lol
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larissaXarnhem Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ahahhaha! I love the jigglypuff! Very nice piece!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thankya. I don't think it's a 'piece' though, lol. it's just a collection of doodles xD
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HyruleUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guhhh I just love your pokeymanz <333
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:D thankya.
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Nebulamon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Jigglypuff. It is amazing. XD
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks!! I had to name him Mr. Pink xD
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Before-Color Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaking love Typhlosion and you just made him even sexier ^^ :+fav:
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thankya! Mine is a girl though B)
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blue-foxy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These two Quagsires are best : D
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
they're one of my favourites, both aesthetically and to use in battle :) I have two just for the heck of it, really only one of those is my prime battler. xD
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artistlil349 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I love the quagsires and the cyndaquil evolution chain--you totally just reminded me of how *awesome* gold version was. ;)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It's even more AWESOME on the DS!! if you have a DS and are at all fond of the second generation of pokemon games, you need to get on playing HeartGold/SoulSilver. they took what they had and made it better. GSC/Johto is my fav generation so I knew I had to try these :D Thank you :)
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slyfoxlover Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Awwww, the snuggly BFF Quagsires! <3
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
one of my favourites.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
getting good. :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:bow:
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guidedoglover Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Very cool! I love them all, but the Jigglypuff has to be the best. XD
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yay! Thanks hun :)
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guidedoglover Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
No problem. :D
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Black-Kalak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Pokeymangz!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:dance:
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