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[47756] Artist: Erasetheinside | Title: Subversive Progression | Time: 2h 3m
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Erasetheinside @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 3:19 AM
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Here’s another one of these design analysis things. I hope I can keep them up at a somewhat steady pace.

Part 2- Subversive Progression

If natural progression follows an expected pattern, then subversive progression does exactly the opposite. It takes a design, and for the next step in its progression, it seemingly does a 180. Now, take Magikarp. Imagine that that guy evolves into Seaking.

...Kind of fits, right? But it’s also expected. For a whole Pokedex full of that, it can get a bit boring. We’ll pretty much know what our precious partner is going to look like when you apply that Fire stone to it, and that can take away from the excitement. So now and then we’ll get Pokemon that totally defy out expectations when they evolve. Now, here’s the thing about subversive progression- you have to know how to tie the designs together. What do I mean by that? I’ll cover that in a later part, but here’s a quickie summary.
Now imagine Magikarp evolves into Tropius. I bet you’re thinking “Whoa, random! That doesn’t look right!” But why? Are we going for random, or are we going for surprise? They’re not necessarily the same! What makes Magikarp and Gyarados work is that they share similar traits . Very important! Can you pick out what they share?
While Gyarados subverts many aspects of his predecessor- another property of subversive progression, he keeps a few. So subversive progression= subvert some traits, keep others.
Imagine Magikarp into Huntail.
……Not quite, huh?
They do share that vacant look and they’re both piscine…but that’s about it. There’s too much that’s different there. Gyarados strikes a nice balance of change and familiarity that, if you never saw Pokemon before but glimpsed a line-up of them, you could pick out Gyarados and Magikarp as being connected.
“But wait, Erase! What about Milotic? It barely resembles Feebas AT ALL!”
Ah ha! You are right….sort of. Feebas is tricky. True, Feebas and Milotic don’t seem to share anything at first glance….but theirs is a more subtle relationship. Feebas is designed to be ostensibly shabby. I don’t know of anyone who looked at it and went “Gosh, that’s gorgeous.” Milotic is the opposite- very glamorous. And there it is. Feebas and Milotic share the same concept. Ugliness and beauty are two sides of the same coin, so we respond to that change. It is more subtle, though, as I mentioned so while they do work together, I doubt a non-Pokemon person could pick them out of a line-up as easily as Magikarp and Gyarados.

Ok. So. That’s it for this monster. The next one is….Tying designs together, then mixed progression. After that I plan on branching out a bit into other areas of Pokemon design.
ponopzop @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 4:25 AM
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l love how they all overlap each other. These lessons (can't think of a better word to use) are pretty neat, l never really thought about how pokemon evolve! Thanks for posting.
eroshiyda @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 4:48 AM
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I love these lines and colors. And I really like the detailed descriptions you give for each topic. Great job. =)


[47800] Artist: ponopzop | Title: Fakemon | Time: 1h 5m
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ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:13 PM
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Hey guys! I finally figured out how to work oekaki! Though using a mouse is a pain after using Colors!3d, I still miss oekaki. Lots of fakemon are being posted so I thought I'd post mine.
Starmatch, the Sunburnt Pokemon; Grass/Fire (I don't even know if Grass/Fire is possible but ah well.) Starmatch are extremely fragile and dislike warm temperatures. If it is hot enough, their dry grassy tops will burn, giving them a red sunburn.
Swimatch, the Match Pokemon; Swimatch have a flexible bottom that, if moved quickly enough, can burn the dry grass on its end on fire.
eroshiyda @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 2:07 AM
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These are amazing! They remind me of the mushrooms in Mario. =) I like the expression on the little one's face.
Paper Hearts @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 2:41 AM
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Nervous mushrooms; I've found the cutest thing ever!! I love that bright red face on the little one!! Eee the evolved form is really cool too!! I could easily imagine them as real pokemon; they even have unique silhouettes!!


[47799] Artist: Superneko | Title: No Title | Time: 39m
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Superneko @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 10:33 PM
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I need to find out how to fix these errors so i'm not uploading everything.
BUT ANYWAYS little sandcat fakemon's evo

???? (unnamed as well if you'd like to help name them that's appreciated)
Ground/fire type
20 lbs / 3' 7"

???? will whip up sandstorms to escape predators and protect their young. They love to bury themselves in hot sand to sleep.
When ???? feel threatened their flames will grow bigger to intimidate foes.
ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:16 PM
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Flameow! Haha, I suck at names. I love its 'grumpy' looking expression, it makes it so much cuter!!
Psidra @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:18 PM
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That face. Those feet. Too cute.
eroshiyda @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 2:09 AM
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Flameow is a good name! And yes, it is very cute! I like how you did the flames on its feet. =)


[47797] Artist: Onigiri | Title: I Drew It | Time: 18m 27s
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Onigiri @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 8:48 PM
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Today's warmup is brought to you by Superneko's fakemon! Thanks for the warmup ;)

Brighten someone's day. Draw their character!
Superneko @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 9:55 PM
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AAAHHH MY GOSH LITTLE SAND CAT BAB !!
LOOK AT PUDGY AND CUTE IT IS *V*

Thank you goodness I really love your art so this is a wonderful gift !!
eroshiyda @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 2:11 AM
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I'd draw someone's character if my horrible skills weren't such an insult to their wonderful art.

I like the muted colors here. =) I'm growing quite fond of light orange.


[47796] Artist: Superneko | Title: No Title | Time: 23m
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Superneko @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:55 PM
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GRRR i've been trying to draw here but I keep getting errors lately.
So sorry about the upload ah I managed to save this one.

I found one of my older fakemon in a sketchbook while cleaning.
So I tried revamping it I guess??

???? ( there wasn't a name and i'm too lazy to think of one right now)
Ground type
9 lbs / 1'5"

These timid little pokemon are easily startled and dig holes to hide themselves from predators.
???? love to make their homes underground and often create sinkholes that can destroy buildings.

It evolved into a ground/fire type?? that I might draw later shrug.
eroshiyda @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 7:00 PM
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So cute! I must have one. I would name it Fluffi. =)
Onigiri @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 8:28 PM
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This is... amazing! It's like some awesome combination of a kitty and Totoro. I must draw it!
ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 8:54 PM
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Aaa l love how pudgy and squishy it looks, l want one so bad! His name would be Peanut Butter.


[47795] Artist: lexyvernice@yahoo.com | Title: { .: ★ Sunshine ★ :.} | Time: 1m
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lexyvernice@yahoo.com @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 12:32 AM
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[Re-uploading since I realized the drawing was on the wrong board, welp.]

Just trying out my new style on the Oekaki. I find it funny that Chandelure can breed with Tynamo.

So have my RP character Rory as a baby and his dad, woo. Jeffrey you do not phase through the viewing glass and pick up the baby it's not safe you're going to literally suck out the life out every baby for the love of god
eroshiyda @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 2:09 AM
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I love Chandelure, and I love Tynamo. Not the cutest couple, however.

But this drawing is sweet. =) Chandelure looks like a stained glass window, and the blurriness is a nice contrast.
Karitenokoinugami @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:58 AM
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Lexy! Welcome back! This is so sweet and adorable! <3 I adore the shading and coloring a whole bunch!
Paper Hearts @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 1:44 PM
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Omg I just imagined Jeffrey phasing through the glass trying to take the baby but the baby can't phase through glass so he just

Falls on the floor

I'm the worst


BUT THIS IS REALLY PRETTY!! I love the coloring! I've missed your art a bunch, Lexy!! It's so good!! The background is gorgeous!
BrownPelipper @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 3:53 PM
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Rory would make the worst Batman: "My parents are deeeaaaaaaaaa- " "Yes, we know your dad's a Chandelure."

I'm terrible.
Anyways...
This is really awesome! I love the soft shading, and the idea, and that trench coat (in yellow!).
ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 8:57 PM
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Oh my gosh, you've improved so much since l've last seen your art! The painted background really makes it look 10x more awesome.
lexyvernice@yahoo.com @ Friday, April 25th 2014, 12:08 AM
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@ eroshiyda: It's times like these when I question the logic of GAME FREAK. Thanks!

@ Karitenokoinugami: Thanks! Java is nicer to me, so I'll be sure to stick around much longer. I missed you all too. (;u;)

@ Paper Hearts: I'm so making that canon. And even worse is that Jeff just leaves them there. On the floor, crying and waking all the other babies up. Because he has to flee. (I'll expand on why later when I'm not dying of laughter.) Also this is perfect and you are not terrible for this no no. //evil laughs// Thank you!

@ BrownPelipper: ...That is exactly the kind of thing Rory would do. Rory: I am the night. I am Crobatman. For not only am I the guardian— no, the vigilante, of this damn city, both of my parents are— Jeffrey: FOR THE LOVE OF DIALGA RORY I AM RIGHT HERE AND I CAN HEAR YOU. Rory: You're a Chandelure, dad. Don't ruin it.
Thank you!

@ ponopzop: Thanks! I've been practicing in my small corner of the world. //noms on virtual pizza//


[47794] Artist: suzu | Title: i lied, another chibi orz | Time: 47m
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suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:09 PM
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i instantly fell in love with miwate's design when i saw it!
fakemon miwate by blume <3
timer lies because I had to help my little sister put earrings in, orz.
Blume @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 1:00 AM
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OMG! Is beautyfull!! I love it! thank you for this wonderfull draw!
Oh dios mio! es bellisimo! Me encanta! gracias poreste maravilloso dibujo!
eroshiyda @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 2:06 AM
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Monochrome rocks. That splash of pink makes my day. =)
Karitenokoinugami @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:59 AM
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You're making me love this fakemon even more! That is such a cute outfit!
suzu @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:03 AM
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de nada!
thank you so much everyone <3
Nin @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 6:13 PM
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WOW.
This really is an awesome style. I'm in love with it. It's so cool and lovely.
ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:17 PM
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Ooh awesome black and white, it fits perfectly with textures!! The pink blush is a really nice addition, too!


[47793] Artist: Blume | Title: Fakemon Bailswee | Time: 33m
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Blume @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 8:47 PM
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another fakemon: Bailswee, fairy/dark type.
Im bored :/
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:11 PM
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I love the feather, they remind me of a dancer <3
We need more dark/fairy types! very sweet!
Blume @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 1:07 AM
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Gracias! de hecho, si es bailarina, por eso el nombre: Bail (baile=dance) swee (sweet=dulce).
Gracias por tu comentario!
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Thanks! in fact, it is a dancer,that´s why the name: Bail(Baile=Dance) swee (sweet)
thanks for your comment!
eroshiyda @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 2:05 AM
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Yes, Dark/Fairy types win. Also, this reminds me of Sneazel. I like it. =)
BrownPelipper @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 4:14 AM
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O.o By all means, please stay bored! This is fantastic!
(though as soon as you said its name comes from "sweet", I realized the markings on its feather and arm look like icing, and now I'm hungry...)
Karitenokoinugami @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 6:04 AM
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It looks really sweet! Dark/fairy types are awesome!
ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:20 PM
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Awesome!! The feather is gorgeous. :D


[47792] Artist: Onigiri | Title: Flowco | Time: 21m 50s
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Onigiri @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 2:01 PM
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I needed to warm up, so I decided to do it by drawing someone else's character.

Not only am I warmed up, but I know I appreciate it when someone draws my characters, so I decided to pass that on to someone else ;) Hope I did your fakemon justice, Blume!
eroshiyda @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 2:14 PM
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It reminds me of a gingerbread person. So adorable. =) I love your shading skills.
Blume @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 6:46 PM
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Your is better than mine and I really love it! Thannk you a lot and I hope to return it back to you :D
ponopzop @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:20 PM
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Ahh, I love that pose! Your art style is incredible.


[47790] Artist: YamiGekusu | Title: *flap flap flap flap* | Time: 34m 51s
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YamiGekusu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 2:10 AM
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So my boyfriend caught a shiny Hoppip yesterday.

The writing on the bottom is what he named it
Onigiri @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 2:24 AM
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LOL did he really name it that?! That's awesome XD

This is so cute! I didn't realize shiny hoppip look just like the jolly green giant.
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:17 AM
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Congratz!!! I love shiny hoppips, this is so sweet!
eroshiyda @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:43 AM
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So cute! =) Shiny Hoppip is the best.
morrison @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 5:37 AM
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one of the few shinies that isnt pink lol.
lugiapower @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 7:50 AM
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heh dat nickname tho xD yes this brings memories as hoppip was my first shiny ever :D


[47789] Artist: Onigiri | Title: Shining Protector | Time: 33m 57s
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Onigiri @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 2:03 AM
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This is Blue. He's one of my character Mariah's guardians, and a fierce protector. And hes... you guessed it, shiny. Big surprise, right?

I almost quit this right at the beginning, but decided I liked how it was coming out. Muted color scheme!
Paper Hearts @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:05 AM
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So shiny and pretty, yet so fierce! I gotta say, that's a fantastic combination! I love muted colors!! ♥
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:19 AM
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shiny and icy and electric is what I get from this! I like it a lot, the lines are so nicely shaped.
eroshiyda @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:44 AM
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Wow, that is one tough-looking Manectric! =) I like the name Blue, haha.
Mariah. @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:31 PM
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I'll take that guardian any day ;)


[47788] Artist: Blume | Title: my fakemon Flowco | Time: 55m 25s
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Blume @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 1:07 AM
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My fakemon, Flowco, a plant type. :)
eroshiyda @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 1:12 AM
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I love it! ¡Me encanta! ¡Qué Bonita! How pretty! :D
Onigiri @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 2:05 AM
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Such a cute plant type! I love that little skirt and the necklace thing :)
Paper Hearts @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:01 AM
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SO CUTE! I love them! They look like a Hawaiian voodoo doll! But really cute! I love the flower skirt!
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:20 AM
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aaaAAAAAA this is so cute!! I would defiantly catch one. Reminds me of coco from AC a little bit, super charming!
morrison @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 5:36 AM
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oh it looks like it couold come straight out of pokemon naranja :D.
Blume @ Thursday, April 24th 2014, 1:11 AM
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Gracias a todos! son muy amables, se que el dibujo no es perfecto,pero sus comentarios me han animado:)
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Thanks to all! indeed they are very friendly.
i know that the drawing is not perfect, but his comments have encouraged me :)


[47786] Artist: lugiapower | Title: Dat sparkle | Time: 57m 1s
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lugiapower @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 6:20 PM
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so yeah i've be gone for ages just because i gave up on digital drawing but today i wanted to try something but i'm still not sure if i'll be doing digital stuff since i'm not that good at it :P that and i like traditional art better.

so i decided to draw a shiny phantump because i hatched not 1 but 2 of them a few weeks ago in less than 10 eggs of each other :D heh when i'm not drawing or painting i'm also hunt alot so far i have passed the 50 shiny's on my games :)

ps: Hi :P
Onigiri @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 6:52 PM
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Yay! It's so cute! I love those little squigglies.

Congrats to a fellow shiny hunter! I don't suppose you would want to trade one of those phantumps? I have a bunch of radar shinies if you're interested :)
eroshiyda @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 7:29 PM
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Sweet! Congratulations! =) This is too cute! I love those shiny things around the Phantump.
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:20 AM
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the colors together like this are something I really love!


[47785] Artist: Onigiri | Title: Shiny Bros | Time: 2h 50m
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Onigiri @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 6:11 PM
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These guys were poke-radar chained on my Diamond version literally years ago. Finally I transferred them over to be trained in X! So exciting! All those hours of chaining will finally pay off.
lugiapower @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 6:26 PM
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Wow really awesome :O love the colours and the sparkles. Also i don't know why but vapereon's expression makes me laugh like a weirdo xD
eroshiyda @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM
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Nice! What a fun project to do. =) These are too cool!
BrownPelipper @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 11:40 PM
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They're. SO. SHIIIIINNEEEEYYYY!!!!!! *cues ethereal choir music*
I completely agree with lugiapower here! Glaceon's grumpy expression is too cute as well!
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:21 AM
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too cute, oh jeez. You should sell this on a mousepad or something!


[47784] Artist: eroshiyda | Title: Abstract 33 | Time: 19m 5s
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eroshiyda @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 3:18 PM
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Ok everyone, here is Abstract 33. Whomever guesses this Pokemon should get a metal... I mean, a medal. Do you think you know which Pokemon this is? Comment with your guess for a chance to choose the next abstract! Good luck! Special thanks to Psidra for suggesting this Pokemon. =)
Paper Hearts @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 3:41 PM
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I wanna say rhyhorn?? I feel so close but so wrong with that answer though ahhh
Leoiecute @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 3:48 PM
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Gosh this is hard... I had to refresh myself on Pokemon when I saw this... Is it... registeel?
I love these abstracts C: It's really creative, and fun!
nya_chan @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 4:18 PM
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Durant, maybe?
Namikaze @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 4:20 PM
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Cool, I have no idea what this is!
Durant. mayybe?
Nooo! nya_chan beat me for a second :C

(Edited on April 22, 2014, 4:20 pm)
eroshiyda @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 5:43 PM
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Sorry, Namikaze - better luck next time! nya_chan did beat you to it. The other guesses were very good also! Leoiecute took the hint, so to speak. Paper Hearts was close, too.

Look for a message in your inbox, nya_chan. =)
Onigiri @ Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 6:12 PM
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These are so neat! I actually took one look at this and figured it was durant. Looking forward to more of these!
eroshiyda @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 1:14 AM
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Thanks, Onigiri. =) I look forward to making more of them.
suzu @ Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 3:22 AM
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i never cared too much for durant, but this has swayed me


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