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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 Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, your Pokemon are so lifelike! Even the Quagsire look adorable!
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shelzie 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 Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Salamanders? So I take it you like Charmander? :)
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shelzie 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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