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The Great Gathering by JoshuaDunlop The Great Gathering by JoshuaDunlop
This info is ripped off 'Autumn Family'. Here the venusaur have gathered for a Pollunation of the plants. they do this just before they mate so the seed will be ready in time for the baby bulbasaurs. female in forground and male in background ;) I made them look a lil more like their orginal anime selves, even tho i love the EVA pic, she just wasnt like the original enough to warrent putting in the book.

Venusaur mothers are very protective of their young and will protect them for up to five years after their born. After the five years they seperate that bond allowing the calf to start their own life.

Venasaurs will live in a large group of up to 16 feamles and one bull male. They protect their young ferociously and will even protect others calfs if needed.
They live in a matriorical society, meaning they are run by an alpha female or matriarch, in this case Eva is the Matriarch as she is the eldest female.

At a certain age the males will leave to find their own groups and sometimes will wonder all their life looking for a family. females will have a bull male for up to 12 years and then they will decide to have a new one and push them out. this stops inbreeding.

When the females are pregnant and are about to give birth they will travel off on their own and lay up to three large eggs.
The gestation period for the eggs are only a few days while their mother watches over them and when they hatch their mother will implant a seed from her flower into their backs.
She will then take them back to the herd once the bulb has begun to grow.

Their species has evolved to live along side the plant and if this process is not done they die in a matter of days as their amune systems are not strong enough on their own.

Hope you like it :)
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Critique by Ani-Monster Aug 1, 2009, 9:23:26 AM
While the description for this picture is thorough and beautiful, we feel that the picture speaks well for itself. Venusaur, like modern leviathans, gather about a dusty savannah, their flowers potent with a fertile aroma that not only attracts mates but the fine taste of a flock of Butterfree. Pieces like this show a beautiful depiction of the world of Pokemon as it should be, as real as our own, uncensored, and very much alive. While the Venusaur themselves are lovingly detailed and take up the bulk of the picture, we can't help but also give praise to the dainty Butterfree figures far above, their luminescent wings moving the viewer's eye around the entire picture.
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MetellaStella Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why are none of these marvelous old drawings visible in your Gallery? :(
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They are visible on here, but I just wanted it to be only Pokemon Zoology pictures on my other social media. I might do a 'then and now' segment at some point :)
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Pinksneasel Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Also a GREAT reason why females only give birth to their own kind, no matter the father. A mother would be a lot more able to give her offspring the optimal chance of survival if its her species. She'd have the proper instincts and be able to provide the baby with everything it needs, while a mother of a different species wouldn't beagle to do it as well.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Raffyjack Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS! ITS INCREDIBLE! ITS ALL IV WANTED TO DO BUT BETTER! When is your book on the shelves? Has Nintendo allowed it?
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its still in the process, I probably wont hear anything til later this year
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Raffyjack Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aww :(
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Sibeemho Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
this is so awesome!!!!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Hatehmeh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is amaaazzzinnnggg!!!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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fog657NC Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This picture is amazing, Venusaur is one of my fav pokemon. I WANNA RIDE ONE!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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archnecrolyte Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Kind of reminds me of an elephant herd, or a portion of one... very neat depiction and description. :)
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Fabrum Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to go on a ride on one of this xDD
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
me too
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808trollaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
nice pic, but the legs seem a little too short
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thats the problem with Venusaur, problem is any longer and it wont look like the original, there already pretty long compared to the original
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nekkikaty Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
5 estrellas definitivamente.
esa técnica es muy bella y el ambiente combinado con la criatura elegída.
se ve espectacular =)
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Shadowluvswolves Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
That picture should get a full five stars for each section!!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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CelestOrion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Wow, this is a really great piece. The detail in the picture is fantastic, and I could easily distinguish the differences between the male and the female Venusaurs, mainly from the face details such as the wrinkles on the male. Keep up the amazing work!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :P
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fruitbeverage Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Very educational! And a wonderful piece to look at, of course :love:
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Mellon-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh my god this could so be real xDD I totally love it!! xDDD
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Minken Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Super sick man!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a raelly majestic picturea nd the story aroud it also is beautiful.
I also raised some Venusaur in my odl-school golden edition.
Five males (the youngest is a shiny) and one female (it´s even my first one and the alpha here). =D
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love: Sure and np.
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HarryJ96 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
i love the story behind it! and i especially think that it was clever how the subtle differences can make you tell easily which is male and which is female
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :) glad you like it
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HarryJ96 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
np ^-^
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I love how you make the pokemon so real looking!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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TheMerryWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good! Maybe you should do mammal-like Pokemon? I never really liked it that ALL Pokemon laid eggs... Like Mightyenas, for example, I would think they gave birth to pups....

But this is very beautiful and an interesting way to approach Pokemon!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much and yer i think i would approach them in a more realistic manner unless i look a them all similar to platapi?
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TheMerryWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*shrugs* I just think it would be fitting that some Pokemon had live birth instead of eggs. Some could be looked at like platypi, though....
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i agree with you ;)
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diablo627 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I really like this one, very good work :D
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MoonstoneDX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Whoa, amazing! The butterfree are a nice touch!

The Venasaur look so big and strong yet gentle and sweet XD Sorry, that's just me
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yer your right ;) and thankyou
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imposterzilla Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Very nice work. Highly detailed. Love it.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou very much ;)
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conner56 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
would you mind if i made a phone wallpaper out of this? i like the shot and i need a good wallpaper
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