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Commission to the wonderful :iconranchmaker:

Boy this one was tricky. Looking at Gastly, I cracked it, his eyes could be bat ears; then the rest just fell into place design wise. None of the Gastly family are actually ghosts, but have just been claimed to be. Gastly and Haunter on live in caves and empty towers, appearing only at night. Their forms are very hard to make out as they have deceptive camouflage; Gastlies appear to be little more than a head at first glace, though in actuality are a very large poisonous bat. Each member of this family possesses a helium bladder, giving them the ability to float and taking on a ghostly appearance. Gengars do not occur in the wild, they are the result of a trainer taking their haunter to a new region, this results is a radical shift physique. Though Gengars do possess the ability to levitate, they are much heavier than their kin and can only levitate to avoid attacks. Each of them can produce a poisonous cloud by ruffling their fur, releasing dried toxic saliva into the air; though Gastlies seem to do this most commonly. They are hyper carnivores, preying on anything they can find, most commonly their relatives, Zubats. Rattata doesn't like picture day.

Also, happy almost Halloween.

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:iconolmagon:
Olmagon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  New Deviant
Mega Gengars  Do a realistic version of these!
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:iconmercurialscavenger:
mercurialScavenger Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly these look so cool and I don't understand why so many people dislike it? Turning the Gengar line into bats is really creative and refreshing compared to all the other "realistic" versions that are basically copies of each other. 
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:iconkharasup:
Kharasup Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
If my giant bat turned into a walking spiky bear Idk if i'd be glad or more afraid.
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:iconmorshality:
Morshality Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
The New Dracula looks so realistic
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:iconpopfizzfan7:
popfizzfan7 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really neat!
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:iconarmchair-commenter46:
Armchair-Commenter46 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
D: (TF2 Chat Icon)  
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:iconlittlegummy:
LittleGummy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: (TF2 Chat Icon)  
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:iconbottlekaps:
BottleKaps Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Impressive! I like the idea of making the Gastly's eyes into ears.
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:iconsuuno:
Suuno Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
good job on preserving the original silhouettes, yet offering a fresh take :)
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:iconprismoverlord:
prismoverlord Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Contrary to others complaining about the fact they are bats, I think that making them bats is an awesome and creative take on them as there are no ghosts in real life.
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:iconhippygriff:
Hippygriff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you know there aren't ghosts?
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:iconmojoceratops:
mojoceratops Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
No ghosts!!!!
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:iconprismoverlord:
prismoverlord Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are ghosts in the actual game, but to make them realistic he turned them into bats.
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:iconprocessing43893:
processing43893 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Ignore the complaints. I'd say this is a creative take on this trio.
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But... they aren't bats. 
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:iconal357:
AL357 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It’s pretty obvious from the description that Arvalis put a lot of thought into the design for a realistic Ghastly evolution line and it would be nice if you could respect that.
Look through Arvalis’s gallery and you would see that there’s a reason that this is called “Realistic Pokemon”, these designs are based on real life animals and plants - NOT ghosts - even though that contradicts the Pokemon canonverse. If you have criticism for the designs that the artist obviously worked hard on, at the very least make it constructive and not just meaninglessly argue with the artist over their interpretation of what a realistic Ghastly evo line would look like.
Tl;dr, if you don't like it, don't click on it, and please keep the comment section positive and not destructive. If you, for some reason, really have to criticise it, make your criticism constructive and don't just bash on the artist's ideas. DeviantArt is about sharing ideas and helping each other grow as artists, and destructive criticism does not accomplish that. Thank you.
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're not bats. Never said i didnt like it. Never said it was crit either. 

Don;t like what someone else has to say, don't click on it. I really, personally do not care for your input. Whether you use bold fonts or not. Theyre all words that don;t mean anything anyways. 
Don;t like what someone has to say about your interpretation? Don't respond with "prove it" 
Don;t like what someone comments? Move along. Im entitled to my opinion, JUST AS MUCH as anyone else here. 
I'm not here to pet little egos because they can't handle someone disagreeing with them. Have a nice night <:

Thank you. 
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:iconal357:
AL357 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, having opinions is fine, but you ought to have some respect for the artist's creativity as well, instead of just arguing - frankly - pointlessly. If you think it's not a bat, then move along, the point of this series is realism - as in - making up logical explanation for the quirks of Pokemon, which is why this is so popular.

You're welcome :)
 
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't thanking you for anything. 
I'm sorry, I ought to what? Says... who? Never said I didn't. Never said I did, either. 
If someone responds to me, I will respond back. As simple as that. If you weren't apart of the original comment between me and the artist, then it doesn't concern you. 

Have a nice day. 
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:iconal357:
AL357 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't a part of the original comment, but I didn't see a rule that says that I can't reply to explain why I personally think your original comment was wrong, and that it's fundamentally wrong to attack an artist for their creativity on an art sharing website.
It's pretty simple: if you don't like an artist's interpretation of something, don't attack the art piece that they obviously put a lot of time and effort into designing and drawing, try to keep the comment section constructive instead of destructive.

Thank you, have a nice day too.
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:iconlux-kiddo:
Lux-Kiddo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
You should try using ' instead of ; in "Don't"
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:iconlittlebaardo:
LittleBaardo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right. I think its pretty clear that Gengar is a hedgehog.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Show me the proof.
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have google.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
There is nothing that says they aren't bats. 
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And there is nothing that says they are. 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So then what is the problem?
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They aren't bats.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You have already admitted that there is nothing that explicitly says they are not bats. Therefore they can be bats if I so wish. Whats so hard for you to understand?
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are supposed to be the embodiment of already past Pokemon. 
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:iconwilyweeb:
WilyWeeb Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Hey there! - You know what'd be great? If you just got this pile of information in your head, and left.

This is an adaptation; not the real thing. They are past humans, yes, but this is a 'realistic' adaptation, meaning the creator did whatever he could to make it in HIS vision, not yours.

And you have no proof that the 'past humans/pokemon' did NOT turn to bats... They could be ghosts, but then again, they could be ghost bats! Come here and give me an official source stating that they are indeed not bats. (with ghosts/past humans/pokemon or whatever)

If you reply and change the subject, I will we more than happy to give you meaningless lessons over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, until you're in a tight spot and have no other choice than to get your ego together.
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:iconzhalnyx:
ZhalNyx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are we still doing this? LOL. 

I think you like to think you sound cool thinking you can back someone up into a corner on a comment on a website. Thanks for the laugh c: 
I have actually, brought proof, if you read further up the comments. But I guess you didn't read it? I guess pokedex entries aren't "proof" enough. LOL. 

Go along, child. Go have fun now ^^
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:iconcaptainboomcake:
Captainboomcake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yeeeeah yu tell 'em bawss
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:iconkirkuvanpunainen:
kirkuvanpunainen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
This is my favorite trio! Gengar looks awesome in all it's creepiness.
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:icondragonfireaml:
DragonFireAML Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student
Very nice and very unique design idea!
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why did you make them bats? 
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:iconsuuno:
Suuno Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
being inspired by real-life animal traits adds an element of believably in a "realistic" interpretation. And he probably just wants to have some fun at doing something a bit different to the exact original design, otherwise it wouldn't be a redesign would it : P
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Please read the description before asking me a question I have answered a million times. 
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the description doesn't answer my question though. it just says that it was tricky but you cracked it, the eyes are actually ears and described how they are actually bats now and not ghosts. my question is "why did you make them bats". not how they are bats 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That is the answer, the ears. 
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but they are ears though, those are supposed to be ghastly's eyes. 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so why change it? what is the reason for turning ghosts into bats and eyes into ears if you know they aren't supposed to be that?
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:iconplaguechildren:
plaguechildren Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Gonna take a shot at adding to this answer, But first a question of my own. Why pic apart imagination in such an adamant way? Nothing wrong with asking but golly man It's an imaginative art piece dude not an encyclopedia or a dictionary. To start off the real answer is probably simply because he wanted to, not everything has to have a concrete fleshed out explanation. He said it was the ears so he could have possibly glanced at a ghastly and saw a resemblance to a bat so he rendered it as so, it does not actually need to be canon or make sense to anyone other then himself though to be quite fair I can completely see how he arrived at this look. I was a bit confused at first but I mean he gave it a story which is practically the answer to exactly what you were asking if you use your mind. He even said they use camouflage and ppl mistook them as ghosts which non canonically of course is why we perceive the pokemon in the way we do, I find it completely bonkers that this even needs to be explained, further past the point of  "it's in the description"

Also looking at the rest of his art, he's giving them all traits of real animals in some way shape or form. Since this seems to be the case, it is completely fitting for these three to be compared to bats, seeing as ghosts aren't animals, and physically don't make much sense.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps I enjoy having and utilizing an imagination for my personal projects. 
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:iconsilverrevolt:
SilverRevolt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's artistic license

If you don't like it, here's a door for ya
Baii 
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't say he couldn't do it, I was just wondering the reason for turning ghosts into bats and eyes into ears. 
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:iconkloniax:
KloniaX Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Come on, bro. You made them look like bats. Totally disrespectful to how they actually look
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Please read the other comments. 
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suferfox4444 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Chansey looks cool
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