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Coral Cove by Paleona Coral Cove by Paleona
Ok, I think it's finished ~ Kao emoji  (kitty smile-01) 
Started this last Wednesday and have been slowly chipping away at / getting distracted from it, so I sat down and did the biggest chunk of it today, phew, haha. I know it's a little busy, but hopefully it's still nice to look at. I've always liked underwater scenes with Dratini, so there ya go! 

Thanks for looking!


Drawn in PSE 7.
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:iconimolka:
imolka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! 🙂 ^^
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Paleona Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you~! Misc Emoji-11 (Stars) [V1] 
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Jotunnr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work :heart:
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:iconpaleona:
Paleona Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you .:Tiny flower:. 
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:iconjotunnr:
Jotunnr Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :rose:
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Corsola is in my favourites list for sure! I love her!
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:iconpaleona:
Paleona Featured By Owner May 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Me too! Just such an adorable and happy design~
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SkylaComics Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your choice of colour in this one is really great :) Keep up the awesome work!
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks very much : )
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imogenweasley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

This is such a cute underwater scene!! It has a really peaceful, cheerful feel to it, with the different pokemon approaching to make friends! Corsola is one of my top favorite pokemon, and I love how you drew it so rounded and happy! They’re all adorable, though! I love the pastel colors, they’re so sweet and gentle; and I like how you can see the motion of the water in the algae and corals and plants, everything looks full of life. When I first saw this picture, I though it looked like a beautiful postcard from Coral Cove! It’s lovely! <3

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Paleona Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks for the sweet comment! Corsola is such an adorable Pokémon, I always love drawing it. They lend themselves so well to pastel colors (which I love, obviously ❤) 
I've been printing out my most recent poke-pics, and keeping them in a binder; they do sort of look like postcards! Thanks again for the lovely comment! 
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable, I love it so much!! The pinks and blues are so soft and the light emanating from Dratini is so gentle, it feels like such a tranquil and healing scene and the water feels almost warm and tropical. I love the atmospheric perspective on the plants, the way they fade into the blue as they grow farther away, and how their wobbly stems imply movement--the shape of them reminds me of Dr. Seuss?  I love how the middles are outlined in white and seem to glow like they're catching sunlight!

The way the colors are blended into each other seems to give the perfect impression of depth, with the darker blues brushed over the bases of the plants causing them to sink into the background behind Corsola, and the bright glow on the plants' tips making them look alive with sunlight! It has a very sunny feeling although I suppose in this case the glow is radiating from Dratini, who is drawing all the Pokémon to it to bask in the warmth (even Spiritomb sitting shyly as close as it dares). The squiggly lines and dots on the larger shapes in the background give the sense of everything being set on a bed of rocks and scalloped coral. I love the patterns and stripes adding variety to the leaves, and it's amazing to me how well the tiny white curly lines on the tube sponges convey the impression of a nubbly texture!

I really love how the way the Pokémon are arranged in the environment conveys depth, with their bodies sandwiched between plants and turned at angles so it looks like they're floating in space. They are all adorable in your style, I love how round and fat the Finneon look, and how thick and chunky the Corsola's antlers and stubby legs are, it would make anyone smile to see it floating there like a happy little water balloon! The yellow glow on the closer antler and blue shadow faded into the far one and the tail add depth to its body as well, like the sun is shining on its face.

And I'm so happy to see the Clamperl sleeping peacefully hidden away in the rocks, somehow it manages to look so fat and round too, while the Tynamo peeks through the reeds above it! I love how the Pokémon and plants all point your eye towards Dratini curled up in the open water, then follow the circles of healing light radiating out and washing through the rest of the scene. And the white circle outlines behind the air bubbles filled in white give the impression of more bubbles floating behind them in the water. What a warm, calming and happy environment that would make anyone smile to look at! :')
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you, nut, for another thoughtful comment! You're always so great at putting my intentions into words; it's so nice to know that people pick up on the little details I've purposefully included. :hug: As you know, I love playing with simple squiggles and lines, to give depth and interest to a piece! I really love working a bit "messy" like this; I'm so glad it's appreciated and enjoyed by others :')

Ah, I actually hadn't even considered that the light was coming from Dratini! Mostly, I wanted to emphasize them as the focal point, pointing out their rarity, even among pokemon communities in the wild. (haha) The white swirly lines behind them was one of the last details I added, and I'm really happy with the subtle effect it has on drawing everything to that point.

Also, rounded shapes are just too fun to work with, so yeah, all my pokemon tend to look squishy! I hope they look a bit nostalgic, too, since the old school pokemon artwork is highly influential to me.

Thank you again! I'm happy to hear you got some really nice feelings from this piece~ <3 
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lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omgosh that's so flipping adorable! :D I love the scene for this! It's so colourful and just overall lovely to look at! :aww: I love the different Pokemon you've included in here, like I think the possible Pyukumiku in the bottom left corner..? 83 Beautiful textures and just, well, beautiful work in general! :D
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much~! I really enjoyed piecing this together and coloring it. :') .:Tiny flower:. 
Hmm, there's no Pyukumuku- do you mean the little Odd Keystone? I sneak one into most of my pokemon illustrations. #442 Spiritomb 
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lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're so welcome! :D I can tell. :meow: Haha

Ohhh okay. XD Haha The way the mouth was kind of reminded me of a Pyukumuku. XD; Haha Just the same, it's adorable! :aww: I like it!
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empyrean-dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very adorable! Your art is so bright and positive, it always makes a smile. You're one of my favourite Pokémon artists! :)
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! With so many artists that draw Pokémon, I'm honored to be among your favorites :')
It's a pleasure to share some happy vibes through my artwork~
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empyrean-dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
^_____^
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Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, that's so cute, great colors and coloring! 
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 😊
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwww, this is precious! :iconawwwplz: I especially love that little Corsola's sweet smile.

Now I want to go swimming! :aww:

(Oh, and I just now saw the sleeping baby Clamperl, that's so cute too! :heart:)
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! 😊
Man, I haven't gone swimming in yeeears. I'd love to go snorkeling again! 
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PuzzledRunner Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
So cute!
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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onisuu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
aaaawww I love the blues and pinks, it just gives me baby feels LOL as weird as that sounds XD
this illustration is so charming and sweet! I love the pokemon you included ^q^ omg i want to pet the little keystone ahahaha! it looks so comfy beside the seaweed! 
I particularly love how you drew corsola! The coral horns look so round and cute! X3
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, oni! ❤ 
Hahah, I can see what you mean. That reminds me of how much I love the patterns and designs used for baby clothes?? They always have the sweetest little animals, or pastel colors ; ; 
Corsola is so fun to draw all rounded! Such a sweet Pokémon, I love her. 
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FireFarm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Awww this artwork is so cute
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:iconpaleona:
Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you ~ 
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Louivi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
This is really beautiful. It may seem busy, but it doesn't feel that way. The colour palette balances everything and makes it feel serene. <3 Perfect atmosphere for an underwater scene! And they're all so cute, instantly brightens anyone's day looking at the way they're looking at each other. c:
Oh and I love how there's an odd keystone in there, hehehe. 
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you, Louise! ❤
I really did love mapping the colors out, it was one of the first things I did for this one :') And yes, always a Keystone buddy! 
I hope this brightened your day~ 
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Peluchiere Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooooh I missed seeing artwork from you :D it is so nice ! I feel like being in a bubble of calm and happiness while looking at this piece... I want to go swim now ! :D Those colours though <3
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you, Camille! So glad this is giving you a sense of peace!

I've been so slow creating art lately >_< Hopefully more soon :') 
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SuperiorArtWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful and thoughtful composition.:)
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much ❤ Getting back into doing an undersketch definitely helps! 
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Kezrek Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Bwaaa the colors here are downright lovely :heart: This is simply too cute I can't even~~ Delightful art as usual, Paleona! ^^
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Kezrek! ❤
I always want to color underwater scenes with that sort of bright, pastel look of 80's and 90's "girl" toys, haha. So much fun! 
(Also great to see you posting more! Your Pokémon starships are so sleek and creative!!) 
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sugarstitch Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahhhhh so cute~! I don't think it's too busy, and the colours all look lovely together as always :aww:
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks, sugar! I think I may have just been staring at it too long yesterday; getting a fresh look this morning is nice. :') Glad you like it! 
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bubblymaika Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see that spiritomb :stare:
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
This is so sweet!
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! 🌻
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
>: ) heh heh
(but really he's a friend, lol)
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JubiIee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You managed to balance the busyness fairly well
Dratini acts like a focal point and the entire image moves sorta of in a spiral in and out
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! I definitely intended Dratini to be the focus. Took a bit of time to make it work in the end, so I'm glad you think it looks balanced! I can see the spiral now that you mention it. : ) 
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spottedfawns Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Absolutely adorable!! I love these pastel colours!
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! Working out the colors was both really enjoyable and a challenge at times, haha. 
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zebG Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute
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Paleona Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
: )
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