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Ursaring by GnooroopoftheGerudo Ursaring by GnooroopoftheGerudo
You have all been punked, bitches.

Frankly, I am shocked that so many of you actually thought that I would cop out like that...even if it was just ursaring.

Anyway...here she is, in all her ursiform glory. I would have put her up earlier, but I was waiting for you, :iconsaucylobster:. In fact, the entire drawing was done before I put even the prank up...it was a last minute idea I had, because I was having a shitty day. I felt like taking it out on ursaring, who (bless her heart) is pretty lame as far as pokémon go.

Anyway, :iconbunyipflip:, your army is illustrated...happy now? I still need the reference photos to draw Byron anyway...

In any case, hope you guys enjoy the real ursaring...and don't forget to pat :iconsupermarthandroy64ds: on the back a bit for his amazing ability to spend more time on deviantART than you.

Pokemon and Ursaring belong to Nintendo, as well as Gamefreak.

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:pokeball: No. 217 - Ursaring

"Jaws built for crushing"

"During the winter months, ursaring hibernate, living almost exculsively off of the fat they store up over the rest of the year."

"Long arms enable ursaring to move on all fours when speed is necessary."

"An ursaring has semi-opposable thumbs for gripping trees and prey."

"Ursaring live mostly herbivorous lives, sustaining themselves largely on berries and roots. Occassionally, however, Ursaring (like most ursiformes) indulge on fish or insects."

"For some reason, ursaring favor bipedal movement, despite their stumpy hind legs."

"Ursaring carry the majority of their body fat in their lower halves, to keep the pressure off their hearts."

"Ursaring are accomplished tree-climbers, and have been known to climb faster than they can run. Ursaring will often lumber through their territory, climbing trees to find fruit, nuts, or honey. They will often scratch markings in fruitful trees to make them easier to find later."
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hollowjames Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
i love how ursaring is called the hibernation pokemon, but yet he's max stats is on atk not hp like snorlax
lol still a beast pokemon tho XD
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, he's a brute all right! It is kind of odd...why not just call it the "bear pokémon" if they're not going to implement the hibernation aspect into its gameplay?
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Oh-Ninja-Please Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yum delicious barboach :D awesome work :D
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I had to pick something...and there ain't no salmon pokémon... :D
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Oh-Ninja-Please Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep fair enough :D
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AgentCharles Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats amazing!I love how you frew Ursaring!This is pure win! :la:
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! If you like Ursaring, you should check out some of my other pokémon drawings. ;)
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AgentCharles Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That I will! :D
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pinkemon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   Writer
Wow... I feel silly now. ._.;; I really thought you didn't think something should be added.

I mean, Ursaring's a bear... and that's pretty much it.

You still did a good job, though. ^_^!
But when it's about regular looking pokemon like this, you could perhaps have mentioned something about its attacks. Like the motivation behind its Fake tears attack or Avalanche. (Although, Fake tears is more Teddiursa-like, i'll admit that)
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I love your art! The biology of pokemon are so interesting the way you put them!
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I like to think my approach has its own unique flavor...
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And it works very well!
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
You waited for me? I'm honoured if not puzzled too.

As for the drawings I like the climbing one the best and I like the way you tackled bipedality which is explained by the whole fat thing which also manages to prevent heart problems, an added bonus for any ursine pokemon.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well...with the exception of maybe :iconbunyipflip: (whom I know in real life), you've been watching me longer than anybody else...so...yeah. If I wasn't going to pull the wool over your eyes, then why bother with anybody?

The fat thing is actually true among real-live bears. At least, this is what :iconbunyipflip: (who's a bio major) tells me. It does fit well with the bipedal motion though...
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:iconsaucylobster:
SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Well I appreciate the thought, how very kind.
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BunyipFlip Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I'm always so impressed and inspired. Then I feel lazy and mopey. Then I do nothing. And so many good ideas to share, too >.>

Anyways, another job well done. I figured you were serious with the gag one, actually, because I know you kept going: "how is it not a fucking bear, goddamnit?!" Hehe. Just wait until you have to start drawing shit like Persian and Tauros.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Come on...you're transitioning right now. I'm pretty sure you at least jot down ideas as you have them...so we can talk about all of them whenever we do get to chat.

While I do think the gag one could have flown, if I do secretly hope to maybe one day get these published into an artbook (with proper permission, of course), I've got to follow suit, even with the less interesting creatures. I'm sure you noticed, however, that none of the biology is really unique at all...all of it applies to real-world bears.

As far as persian and taurus and caterpie go, at least persian has that gem in its head, and taurus has three tails, and, lets face it, bears are pretty much some of the least interesting creatures on the planet.
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BunyipFlip Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
....that can still rip your balls off with so much as one look. Bears are fucking scary, man.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Scary, yes. Interesting? Eh.
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SuperMarthAndRoy64DS Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
"and don't forget to pat :iconsupermarthandroy64ds: on the back a bit for his amazing ability to spend more time on deviantART than you."

:bow:

I still stand by my previous statement in the sense that I feel you deserved to prank us, and I couldn't have picked a better Pokémon for the prank, personally. I DO like Ursaring, though. And uh... the dead Barboach is a nice touch. =P

Ah, I got your note. I just need to thumb through your gallery and make sure I don't suggest something that's been done already... and that I make it interesting. =)
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
...there's no indisputable evidence that the barboach is dead...that wasn't even my intent (though...it makes sense to me that it is).

I got your response...I actually really like your idea. :) It will appear as the project after my next one...so you can still guess on my next one (though it won't be as easy)!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Awesome, you finished it.

Yet another wonderful set of sketches of the pokemon, which look almost real enough to be black and white filming of the pokemon, and a decently put together skeleton. This skeleton looks somewhat awkward from a full front view, but the skull is well drawn. Highlights for me are the comical drawing of the sleeping ursaring (Their short snouts just make them look so funny), and the sullen looking barboach on ursaring's menu (I guess he's sad that he's going to be eaten? How would an ursaring come across a barboach?). The cute little beetle is also a plus. Once again, well done!
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I actually already had it finished when I put up the fake one. ;-)

The skeleton is actually almost exactly a bear skeleton, verbatim. Thank you google...and you're right...bear skeletons are weird looking. I figured they find barboach the same way they find fish normally...just wandering into shallow water and swatting them out onto the shore for eating.

Anyway, thank you!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
I just was thinking about the fact that the two pokemon live nowhere near each other. Unless, for some reason, barboach just break the fishing rod in Johto every time...
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh...I see your point.

Well, there's no reason thar barboach and ursaring couldn't live near one another, even if they haven't in any regions we've been presented with in the games...and they seemed the most logical choice, what with the lack of a salmon pokémon...
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Oh, so you're saying that they could somehow co-exist in some other region which nobody can ever role play in?

Interesting...
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly.
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