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Ghost of the Deep by endless-whispers Ghost of the Deep by endless-whispers
A 5th Gen Pokémon, Jellicent. It's really a late entry for Halloween...

As a deviation from its more cartoony official art, I imagine Jellicent to be translucent and bioluminiscent, living in the deep sea and feeding off the souls of the drowned. (No kidding about the last part, its Japanese dex entry does mention it.)

This pic only uses 4 colours (not counting the background), probably the smallest palette of colours that I have worked with. The variation of tone was achieved by manipulating the opacity of brushes, which also created the translucent effect.

I aimed for a pose which would draw the attention away from its Pringles Man moustache, and in a more 'nature documentary' type shot.

P.S. Is anyone reminded of the King Jellyfish episode from Spongebob when they see Jellicent? Or maybe it's just me...
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:iconsatoridaseaking:
satoridaseaking Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pringles man jelly.
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Daguden Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Beautiful... i love it good work!
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illy711 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This picture is literally beautiful.
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XCrazyHorseX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Photographer
this is by far the most evil pokemon i've ever heard of..well..aside from litwick
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Sky-Sanctuary7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
have you seen cacturn's or drifloon's creepy as hell man
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XCrazyHorseX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Photographer
cacturn is the reason kids dont go out at night, lol
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DCrafts777 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I think the "mustache" being plain and white is what turned people off of this pokemon in the first place. Making it transparent like this really upped it's design.
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Riygan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think you did the ''mustache'' wrong =_=, besides that, this pic is very awesome
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silveraquila Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I'm glad someone else noticed he looks like the King Jellyfish.

I even named my Jellicent "Zejelli" since that's how the narrator always seemed to say "the jellyfish" in that show
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Psh07 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way to make this guy look awesome. :wow:
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:icon323rukarioauramaster:
the transparency was a really good idea.
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Blaise-Fortooate Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I love this, so so much. The transparent effect works really well and I just love it.
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BlueNudibranch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This pokemon reminds me of the King of Town from Homestar runner. =P
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BIO-BIO Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Whoa....

That's deep.

/brick'd
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Jozuan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My Goth. It's awesome.
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
...It more reminds me of Pringles. :rofl: It's a brilliant piece, by the way! :#1:
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Skully-bunz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
AWSOME PIC! I wuv this pokemon BUT... It reminds me of and octopus with a MUSTASH! and the female looks like an octopus with a beard :D But there awsomem Ghost Fisheh with Beards and Mustashes.... Wait... Where am I going with this?
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TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful coloring here. I love the translucent body.
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DraSmex Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Ze male keeng jellyfeesh sweems about ze waters, weeth a breeleant and meesterious ghostly glow. Heez majesty eez seemply breathtaking in zee darkness of zee abyss...

Lol.

Excellent work. You certainly succeeded in making it look less like the Pringles man and more like an awesome, soul-eating jellyfish with this. XD It's lovely, and the whole luminescence and jelly-like look works really well. I tip my hat to you, sir.

(And yeah, it does make me think of Spongebob. *LoozerLOOZER* XD)
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armor-dragon-knigth2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
very cool and real
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melimelon67 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow Burungel looks so...real
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tosakatchi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
aww! there's something oddly cute about him... i love the translucent parts too!
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DarkraiNight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This is really stunning! The transparent parts have worked really well. Quite calming, and just like some sort of nature documentary.
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Birilli Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This is just... Wow. I mean, all of your stuff is "wow" but this is beautiful. I love him all the more now <3

I have both the male and the female and I named mine King Henry and Katherine :)

And yes, King Jellyfish did some to mind xD

Brilliant work though, as always :)
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Staibdude Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I loved this pokemon when I first saw it, and you just made me love it more :3
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Cosmeon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
>< It's so pringles.
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DinosaurCraig Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
i love this guy and now i love him more.
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Callandor64 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Lol, Pringles man moustache; still, loving the trancelucence.
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Yata-garasU Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a ghost type fan.
So, i'm a fan of this mustached guy.

Glad you did a fanart of it.
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Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Amazing! :D It actually looks cool now.
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Tatetops Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I realized that there were a Male in female form to this, I instantly thaugh Spongebob.
This hapens to be one of my favorite gen5 pokemon (actually only the female form) , but You did a great job with it!
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Super-Peach Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This is my favorite Pokemon of the new generation, and you captured it perfectly. I love how the tentacles look here, and that even his mustache is even translucent.

SpongeBob never crossed my mind, but Pringles did. XD
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JoshKH92 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I appreciate this Pokemon that little bit more because of this :) Fantastic job! If you're referring to the episode where that big huge one just hovers over squidward buzzing and then shocks him into a wheelchair, then yes, it does remind me a little, especially the female counterlook :)
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neosuicune Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Wow. I wass totally turned off by the water/ghost design, but this pic makes me have second thoughts!
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Elokoin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that you mention it, he does kind of looks like the Pringles Man/ King Jellyfish. XD

I like the pose and you did great with the transparency of the tentacles.
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GalaxyRevolution Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I'm reminded of King Jellyfish as well^^ By the way, did you notice that the female version of Burungel also looks like Queen Jellyfish in the same episode from Spongebob? :D
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RukiaHyuuga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I always think of the King of Town, what with the mustache and crown.

DOO HOO HOO
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Ar-Bo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist
This is stunning! I really like it! :)
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Blazi-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This is really nice.
I can totally sense the ghost like body of it as well as being a jellyfish. It's really good, I love the colours and shading on it. You gave it like a transparent look. It's really good
:heart:
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Latios101 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
WOW! Absolutely amazing stuff!
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