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Pokemon Zodiac

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Links of interest:

My shop where you can buy this print as big as 24" wide!

Also on Tabby's tumblr with a stupid amount of notes

As seen in Pokémon Official Magazine too! ♥

Now with a Zelda version too!
The Legend of Zelda: Zodiac by ditto9

Two of my favourite games, Pokémon and Okami, were the inspiration for this piece, Okami's art style is my favourite style ever and I felt like making a Zodiac based on the Chinese Calendar.
I was going to do them all red and white at first!

What year are you? :) I'm a snake!

Rattata - Rat 鼠
Tauros - Ox 牛
Arcanine - Tiger 虎
Buneary - Rabbit 兔
Dragonair - Dragon 龍
Dunsparce - Snake 蛇
Ponyta - Horse 馬
Mareep - Sheep/Ram/Goat 羊
Aipom - Monkey 猴
Torchic - Rooster 雞
Houndour - Dog 狗
Tepig - Pig 豬
Meowth - Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) 招き猫

Regarding Arcanine:

I knew I might be criticised for using Arcanine for the Tiger. He is a canid but his design and background (he is a Chinese legend) fit the zodiac far too easily. I refused to include legendaries and I didn't want overly complicated designs - so no Raikou (besides, Raikou looks less like a tiger than Arcanine. Those three just look like fantasy dogs/lion things to me). These are my reasons.


Regarding Dunsparce:
THERE IS NOW A COMIC EXPLAINING DUNSPARCE

I started with Seviper for the snake but then I didnt really like the way the colours sat. I avoided Pokemon with angular designs overall. I wanted to have something very different too and I felt some of the designs were already very obvious. When I did a Google search for Snake Pokemon I found that Dunsparce is called a Land Snake. Being that this was my own animal and how much I adore Dunsparce and its colours I instantly chose him. I feel he breaks up the obviousness that irritated me about Ekans and Seviper. I may drawn Ekans in the same style but I wont edit this piece. Thank you for the questions! I didnt expect so much exposure!!

Also Dunsparce is based on two legendary snake-like creatures. The Tsuchinoko or the Feathered Serpent, both are snakes :)
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Kiro-KurusuHobbyist Artist
^cute!
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mewmew88Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm Dragonair
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LilyLoverGems4499YTStudent Digital Artist
I'm a Virgo, does that mean i'm the bird sign?
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ditto9Professional Digital Artist
No, not at all. It's on which year you were born.
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LilyLoverGems4499YTStudent Digital Artist
THEN WHAT AM I?! I was born in 2010
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inaligrimalkinProfessional Artisan Crafter
Tiger
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Oki
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VOODOOD0GHobbyist Digital Artist
aah, these are awesome!!
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鼠牛虎兔龙蛇马羊猴鸡狗猪
为什么中间有个招财猫?
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ditto9Professional Digital Artist
这是动漫'水果篮'的参考!
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哦,好的
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KadajProjectHobbyist Digital Artist
SO CUTE! :>
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ClaywindHobbyist Digital Artist
I was surprised by the Dunsparce, but the way you explained it in the descriptions made sense, so, thanks for the explanation.

Houndour is my favorite pokémon ever... so I've never been more satisfied with being a Dog.

Amazing work, it makes my day every time I watch it !
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ekans would be better for snake
so happy i'm a torchic!
#torchic4life
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so happy i'm a torchic!
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naw so cute
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Cute! X3
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Omg finally someone who can write Chinese (I read Chinese cuz I’m part Chinese)
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Why does it surprise you that someone can write in the most spoken language in the world?
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Hapiness11Hobbyist General Artist
Cuz barely anyone ive seen who knows chinese BARELY speaks in chinese xD
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ZukoFireBookStudent General Artist
That's a shame. I think Chinese is a much better language than English. Luckily I can find people who prefer to speak it.
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...
I’m an Aipom?
YEEESSS
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That's adorable! I love it!
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where are you from?
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