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Realistic Blastoise Sketches
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Published: July 6, 2011
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Blastoise are adult Squirtle, one of the three starting Pokémon issued to new trainers In the kanto region. Blastoise are immense Pokémon, incredibly powerful, loyal and capable of vicious behaviour. However, they are noted for being placid and playful when looked after, it is only when they feel they or their trainer is being threatened that they reveal their other side.

Being that they have grown to such a size, Blastoise have far greater attacking power than their young, the once soft, smooth shell of youth has grown into a thick, craggy defence mechanism that repels even the hardiest of attacks. Since their preliminary stages, the neck has elongated, able to retract and jut out at will, allowing for incredible biting abilities that, when combined with the Pokémons sharp beak-like maw, produces devastating attacking force. The large, fluffy ears and tail of the previous evolution have been shed, developing into more streamline, lizard like features. The most prominent development however, is that the Blastoise has grown a pair or siphon like growths just under its shell. Curiously, a large gap grows between the Pokémons neck, and the tip of its shell, leading scientists to wonder why it doesn’t grow closer together for inspection.

However, when observed, it is noted that Blastoise, like their evolutionary line, need to take in water before they can dispel it, like most water Pokémon. Blastoise Are often seen mulling around on dry land or at sea, but can use various attacks on either. Under study, it was noted that on land, the Pokémon prefers to conserve water to keep itself hydrated, preferring to tackle, or bite or use its jutting spikes that have grown from the shell. The cannons function with the shell itself, which is a biological wonder in its own right. Tough, cartilage like muscles form the cannons, which can also be retracted back into the main part of the carapace, retracting so far in fact, that they turn inside out and become siphoning tools. When in water, these ports intake a vast amount of water, which is stored in the shell and either slowly absorbed by the skin, or used for attacks when forced, under high pressure, through the cannons, which can be focused to form jets of water that are powerful enough to punch through steel.

It is also noted however, that the Pokémon becomes significantly heavier when carrying large amounts of water, and will usually resort to quadruped travelling when under such strain. Yet when empty, it often lumbers on two legs, allowing for slashing attacks with the sharp claws it has now developed. Proficient at both forms of travel, it is an incredibly adaptive Pokémon when it needs to be. Males are noted for having far thicker shells, heavier growths and spikes, and generally being more aggressive. The females are, however, the more protective of their young, as it they who stay with them until puberty.

As a starting Pokémon, they, like Charizard and its evolutions, are noted for their advanced learning curve, and that a trainer must adapt and learn to control them as they themselves grow. The more passive of the two, Blastoise is nonetheless a ferocious enemy to come across.

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Flipperturtle80's avatar
That now that is the litest thing I have ever seen(can u also do Pokémon variations).
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Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work. :clap:
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Chenks-RHobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome design! Did you get the cannons from any sort of biological reference?
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I have to admit, ever since I was a girl I always thought of Blastoise as more of a "tougher" pokemon. But seeing it in such a realistic style, I have to say I've changed my mind. They way you've drawn it, it just looks so gentle and lost, and I really like it.
DJHiryu508's avatar
Its awesome drawings like this that make me realize I DON'T want pokemon in real life, because they'd be terrifying as shit!
Supersaiyan113's avatar
I should bring this pokemon to a water gun fight everybody would die 
metalshadowinsanity's avatar
You captured the "Gentle Giant" aspect of Blastoise really well. You also made it freakin' adorable.
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This is the work of god...
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LolobinaStudent Digital Artist
*kills self*
JutlandAngel's avatar
D'aww it looks so cute, I must find a way to get/make one!
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BaltasarVischiStudent Digital Artist
Your wonderful work is featured here :…  :D :D :D
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CocoPommel77Student General Artist
This looks epic O-O

Also reminds me somewhat of Enzo from Reborn xD
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BryanguyStudent General Artist
This one is kinda cute...when it isn't clamped to a limb, that is.
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bruiser128Student Traditional Artist
I really love how you illustrated the Blastoise to look like a gentle giant,
and a menacing fighter at the same time. Congrats com podre!^^
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catandcrownProfessional General Artist
ah thank you! much appreciated :D
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bruiser128Student Traditional Artist
You welcome^^

On another note I have been meaning to ask.
Do you illustrate comic books?
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catandcrownProfessional General Artist
Not since i stopped doing the End Run comic, its not something I do very often
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bruiser128Student Traditional Artist
Well you can be a pretty damn good artist if I do say so myself.
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Seriously, someone should make a movie of pokémon with these sketches. Should be brutal, showing how truly the Pokemon are captured, as the team rocket mistreats to the point of killing them, see the real anger of these, as live and have an a lot more serious plot, in fact, thanks to these sketches you would open your eyes to anyone because pokemon has fans worldwide, is one of the aninmes that more marked in almost three decades and a movie for those who saw it from the beginning with a lot more mature story and more realistic scenes would make this movie one of the best in science fiction.

Sorry for the bad english, i didnt speek it well.
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catandcrownProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much man, i really appreciate the comment and the thought you put into it. bottom line, yes, someone should take the realistic pokemon concept and add skyrim graphics to it, perhaps with a vast open world forumla too. the battle system could be tweaked to make it a little more violent too XD
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