Bahaha, I bet you [the few Watchers I have left] weren't expecting something like this from me, were you? To be honest, I shouldn't have been working on something like this... I really should have been focusing on some of the long-overdue art that I owe instead, haha x3
But anyway! I've been stressed out trying to get everything done to please every newt-gingritch ever before my final year of schooling starts up ((next week btw)), so this was made to help blow some steam, and to get in a little style practice too. So what exactly is it, you ask? A wallpaper of my SoulSilver team, of course!
Now, for a little story.
You see, when I went away on that cruise around New Zealand, I took my trusty old GBA and one single game with me for downtime entertainment; Pokemon Gold. I forgot that older games like those have an in-game timer, but it didn't occur to me until way later... either way, I picked this game over Blue or Yellow due to it being one with a save game I didn't mind deleting. Anyway, I started up a bet with my sister whilst in the airport that I could name all the Pokemon I catch after alcoholic beverages, cocktails and whatnot. I picked a Totodile, called him Mojito and played through a little bit before growing bored, saving, and turning it off for a while. When we landed in Sydney, I checked my game to find that the save had been deleted, much to my dismay. Needless to say, I thought nothing of it and started a new game (picking a Cyndaquil named Kahlua every time), only to find the same scenario happening each time I turned the game off. Eventually I gave up trying to play it, having gone through twenty or so save games before I realised why it was doing it.
Now, jumping to later on in the cruise. Booting up the game again one night before New Years Eve, I was determined to get as far in the game as I possibly could, in the hopes that the memory chip might just remember my current save for once. I picked yet another Cyndaquil which I named Kahlua, who this time happened to be of the relatively uncommon female-starter variety. I fought my way up to Ecruteak City using just Kahlua alone, and by midnight we reached the Tin Tower. I had grown quite fond of my little lv.35 Quilava by then, and was sad that I'd have to let her go in the end... but I gave her a Rare Candy and evolved her into Typhlosion, and it was in that tower that I saved for the final time and turned off the power. Needless to say, the in-game timer ran out an hour later and the save file dissipated into nothing like always, but I made a firm promise to restart my SoulSilver upon my return home and reclaim my former partner, so we could continue our journey in a cartridge that wasn't on its last legs.
And so Kahlua was revived, now joined with a few new friends! Eventually I started running out of names (alcohol isn't a particularly strong subject of mine), so I widened the theme-naming to cover any type of liquid beverage, alcoholic or not. As of last night we've reached Blackthorn City, but I need to stop and train my other Pokemon, haha 'cause I still keep trying to use just Kahlua for everything so they're all like, 30+ levels below her x'3
Now for the technical side of things. Each of my Pokemon of mine has a hold item ((barring Merlot 'cause I haven't gotten hers yet~)), but I could only fit three into the picture. The items go as follows; *Kahlua -- Amulet Coin *Tequila -- Poison Barb *Blanc -- Silk Scarf *Merlot -- /none/ ((soon to be Spell Tag)) *Spritz -- Mystic Water *Cider -- Miracle Seed The most obvious change would be to Blanc's item, the Silk Scarf, as it would have blended in with him had I left it white. I have no idea where Tequila's Poison Barb would go, so I skipped that one out... and my explanation for Cider's Miracle Seed is that he, well... ate it? “o3o
Anyway, I'm going to stop rambling now. Enjoy your day, everyone! ╰(*^▽^)9 Also, I might offer this as a commission style if people like it enough...~ c;
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Kahlua, Tequila, Blanc, Merlot, Spritz, Cider & art (c) myself~ Pokemon (c) Nintendo
Ha, what a lame title I'm never quite good with coming up with good titles for my drawings.
Lets see, I think I completed this on Valentine's day. So I've finally gotten back to doing digital art! I've actually had my tablet since summer, but I haven't been uploading very many drawings that I've done on it, mostly because I didn't like any of them... I have another drawing that I drew before this one that I'll probably upload later.
I tried going line-less for this drawing to give it a more painterly feel. I've always liked the look of painterly digital drawings. Also I just sort of hate doing line arts. It's sort of time consuming to me, probably because of lack of experience. Also I usually don't like a solid line art because I feel restricted within the lines and I feel as if I shouldn't change details in my drawing once I'm done with the line art.
I wouldn't say I'm totally in love with how this picture turned out, but I don't hate it unlike with some of my other digital drawings. I think I just need more practice. I think I'm improving though! I finally learned not to use full blown saturated colors so I think that made things look better. And I discovered that coloring clouds is actually really fun for some reason. I probably should render this some more before submitting it here, but I honestly don't feel like working on it any more. So I hope you like it
For an Art Trade with my buddy It's himself and Annikachu, his girlfriend~ I made a lot of mistakes but I won't tell you, maybe you don't find them xD;;
To Jonnii san: Ich hoffe es gefällt dir und ich freu mich auch schon total drauf deinen Part unseres ATs zu sehen! Siehs auch als ein verspätetes Geburtstagsgeschenk, ich hab versucht es speziell zu machen~ >u< Öhm ja ^.^) -----
Btw I also tried out a new Style, maybe I'll keep it I hope you guys like it too~
EDIT 21/9/14::: Added a back view and fixed a few things up! This should be the final edit for now, haha ;;;
Aaaaand have a ref sheet for Minty-kun while I'm at it! Apologies if it's all cluttered and hard-to-read and not very good in general-- it's the first one I've made since 2008, so I'm more than a little rusty...! _;(´□`」 ∠):_
Anyway, this should cover any and all details about his outfit and whatnot, so enjoy or something?