This glorious creature is the legendary Pokemon from Y. It's more likely a wyvern rather than a bird but my first impression of it was a bird. Since we don't know anything about it yet it's hard to say, it could be either. I got so hyped because of these legendaries that I didn't even sacrifice much of thought what this one might be and drew this picture in one sitting. My hand is practically dead but I'm still excited as ever! I'll draw the wyvern version later. Such an inspiring design!
Also, in my headcanon the names X and Y mean AXIALS (not chromosomes) since the legendaries more vertically (high in the sky) and horizontally (on land).
Overall I really like the new Pokemon and the games seem really awesome, too. And the release date will be worldwide! Aaaaah! I cannot wait!
I hope you like it!
Edit; Xerneas can be found here:
Media PaintToolSAI | Wacom Intuos4 M Time taken 6 hours Pokemon c Nintendo Gamefreak Art c *ShadeofShinon
Two pictures in a day! This must be a new record. I wanted to draw the generic fire fox starter because even if it's very generic, I like it a lot. The design is nice and simple and what's even better, it's not very likely to evolve into a Fire/Fighting type. I hope. But yeah, I'm gonna pick Fennekin when I get the games. I like the other two starters, too, but Fennekin is just too adorable. I think Fennekin might set a small fire to protect itself while it's sleeping. It's hard to draw these new Pokemon since we know so little about them. Well, I wanted to draw a fire fennec sleeping inside a ring of fire.
I'll draw the deer legendary tomorrow. Saving the best for last.
I hope you like it!
Media PaintToolSAI | Wacom Intuos4 M Time taken 3 hours Fennekin c Nintendo Gamefreak Art c *ShadeofShinon
Let me present you the team that completely destroyed Unova and the file that almost broke SAI. This is probably the biggest file I've worked on and it's a miracle my laptop didn't crash even once.
This team is probably the cheapest and most ridiculous team I have ever had and I definitely didn't intent do play my Black like this. After finishing White I wanted to nuzlocke Black but I had so many event Pokemon downloaded on the cartridge that I wanted to get them safe on another cartridge before deleting the save. Well, I mostly had Wi-Fi event Pokemon but I also had some Dream World Pokemon and Liberty Garden Victini which meant I would have to play the game a little further to get them all. But then, at some point while my Mewtwo, Hamlet, had slept through the Striaton gym battle and the opponent's Pokemon had struggled itself to death, I though it would be a good idea to make this the most ridiculous run ever. The only rule: use only event Pokemon.
I had some pretty dam crazy moments in this run, but it was fun. I tried my best not to use my OP Pokemon too much, but sometimes laziness kicked in and I didn't feel like grinding so I relied on Arceus.
In the end my team consisted of eight Pokemon that I rotated. Meleth - Serperior (f) I had always thought that Seperior looked pretty cool but I was a bit hesitant to use one since I had hear it wasn't all that good. Bullshit. I think Serperior is great. It's not all "LET'S OHKO EVERYTHING". It's more balanced, more defensive, but equipped with Coil it becomes lethal. Meleth was simply amazing.
Anubis - Lucario (m) THE Lucario that made me like Lucario in first place. Before I didn't really like it because of all the hype, but I thank myself for deciding t use the special Dream World Lucario on my team. Lucario kicks ass, I totally love this Pokemon. Anubis was really tough and often saved the day before I had to call the gods in. He wouldn't take anyone's shit.
Hamlet - Mewtwo A lvl 70 event Mewtwo who just wouldn't listen to me. Very reluctant to do anything, but he was so tough that the foe's Pokemon would just struggle themselves to death while Hamlet took a nap. When he finally started listening to me, he was bloody awesome. Really OP, but he also caused some of the funniest moments in my run.
Merri & Pippin - Victini duo Yes, I actually had two Victini in my team. I've never had dupes in my team before but I must say it was rather fun to have the gremlin twins causing trouble to the opponent. Merri was caught in Liberty Garden and Pippin was an event Victini with V-Create. You probably know what that means. Unova's a pile of smoking ruins. Well, he didn't listen to me at first, but he wasn't as disobeying as Hamlet. Thanks to these two, I started to really like Victini. Cute fluffy butt-wing Pokemon, my ass! Victini is pretty damn vicious. And I like it better that way.
Odin - Arceus Dream World Arceus, lvl 100, didn't listen shit, but it was damn funny to have the god of everything in my team. He was my ultimate weapon that actually worked - occasionally. And when he started listening to me...Unova was practically mine to take.
Nox - Darkrai An event Darkrai that had a pretty fun default moveset. Nox was only lvl 50 when I got him so he started listening to me quite soon. I've never had a Darkrai before nor have I had an opinion on it, but after this experience Darkrai has definitely become cool in my book. Also, I really like drawing Darkrai, such wonderful creepy creatures.
Qilin - Keldeo The last member of my team. I got it from the Keldeo event - but not from Finland but from the UK! A Brittish qilin... It's quite sad how Keldeo suffers from derp!MLP syndrome, it's a very sad fate since the other musketeers are so cool. Well, I made my Keldeo look anything but a puny pony. It's a very interesting Pokemon and fun to use. The official art just...ugh. Keldeo really isn't that bad. Every team has almost without an exception a Pokemon that I baby a little more than anyone else. For this team that Pokemon would be Qilin.
And thus I conquered Unova for the second time and this time I became the overlord of the region. The end.
They made a mistake. A terrible mistake. One that would cost them greatly. They didn't think she would do it, after all who would have the guts to try and capture God? They told her she would fail and suffer the wrath. She proved them wrong.
The day she returned, they knew she had succeeded. They, Juniper, the gym leaders, the Elite Four, and the Champion, each felt her wrath. One by one they fell to her until she face Alder.
He watched with a mournful face as she took the ball from her belt and threw it up. God appeared before him and lights rained from the heavens. She locked eyes with the Champion and uttered these words before lights rained from the heavens, "This is your final Judgement." -- ~Resonating-Kitty
Talonflame is a fiery Fire/Flying-type Pokémon and is an evolved form of Fletchling. It is capable of flying through the air at speeds of over 310 mph, causing flames to spout from its body as it zooms by.
It is capable of using Brave Bird to inflict significant damage on the foe, although at the cost of heavy recoil damage. Additionally, it can use Flame Charge, a move an earlier evolutionary form, Fletchling, could learn.
Another great Pokemon revealed recently. I was pretty exited when I found out Fletchling might have a Fire/Flying type evolution since it learned Nitro Charge and boy was I happy when Talonflame was revealed. I've been wanting a non-legendary bird Fire/Flying type for ages because fire and birds, fuck yeah! On the top of that, Talonflame's design is pretty badass! The name is quite lame but oh well, I'll get used to it.
I had to draw it, too. Can't say no to drawing awesome birds.
Edit; These paintings are all for sale! Check out the info here: [link]
Huge dump ahead!
I did a similar challenge back in 2011 and since it was so fun I decided to do it again. This time I did only 24 pictures since it was an advent calendar (and in Finland advent is 24 days long). I did have the 25th on my list but I forgot about it and when I remembered it, I didn't feel festive anymore so I just ignored it. But the theme is the same, favourites from each type and such. I modified the list a little so it might be hard to tell which Pokemon is for which theme. Also, I wanted to avoid drawing dupes so I made a rule that I can't draw any Pokemon I did last time. Technique is the same, simple watercolour paintings. I posted these all individually on Tumblr and included some explanations and such but I'm too lazy to copy-paste them here.
Well, I hope you like them!
Here's the dump from 2011:
Pokemon is c Nintendo Gamefreak Art c ShadeofShinon
All of my pain, tears an hate! This picture took me a lifetime to finish. I thought that I'd finally try to brush up (ehehe) my Photoshop painting skills and do something without any speedpainting elements. Personally I think I did pretty well. I still wonder how the heck did I have the patience to keep doing this picture for so long. I often found myself cursing this and my slow working pace. I'm still not quite satisfied with some stuff but if I don't stop working on this now, I'll continue working on it 'till the very end. And I mean it. This is one of those pictures.
Anyway, this is Samurott ofr "Draw Every Pokemon" project on Nuzlocke forums. Someone dropped him so I decided to draw the picture because I think Samurott is really awesome. I really like him.
I hope you like it!
Media Photoshop CS2 | Wacom Intuos4 M Time taken THE AGE OF AN ENT Samurott c Nintendo Gamefreak Art c *ShadeofShinon
I believe in magic. I believe in dragons and fairies. I also believe that Sylveon can look cute and fairy-like without looking like unicorn puke at the same time.
Second bookmark set based on the poll from a while ago. Yveltal and Xerneas popped out a few times so I chose to draw bookmarks of them. I also added Sylveon even though it was barely mentioned because i though that of all Pokemon it would somehow fit the best. Even though the new legendaries and Sylveon are vastly different there is something similar, too. I guess that's the mystery of each Pokemon. We only know their names, and Sylveon's type. Yet everything else is still unknown, hence the title. I just can't get over Sylveon's hideous official art. It has nice colours and nice design under all that cotton candy it's been covered with.
I like how this set came out. I hope you like it, too!
Media Copic Ciao! markers | Neopiko markers | Pentel Japanese ink brush Time taken 3-4 hours
A Pokemon team commission for ~nigel-thronberry125. His team: Arcanine - Apollo; Jolteon - Raijin; Braviary - Aether; Pidgeot - Zephyr; Haxorus - Rudra; Lucario - Atlas; Blaziken - Vulcan.
I thorhoughly enjoyed drawing this commission. The team was very awesome and I felt like I had a very good touch to it right from the start. The commissioner originally asked me to choose between Braviary and Pidgeot but I simply had to draw both because a) BIRDS b) both are awesome Pokemon c) I believe in different team sizes. I really like how this one turned out. I hope you like it, too!
Media PTSai | Photoshop CS6 | Wacom Intuos4 M Time taken Roughly 21 hours