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Golduck - Aqua Tail II


Golduck performing the move Aqua Tail. A piece I did for :icongame-art-hq: Game Art HQ's Pokémon Art Collaboration .

Golduck was always one of my favorite Pokémon.

I always loved how Golduck has that cool surfer stance, so I wanted to integrate that into the image. This gave me the idea of letter the water swirl around him a bit. I also like how some Pokémon cards, like Misty's Golduck, have four fingers instead of three, So I gave this one four as well.

As for the art style influences, I've been listening to a lot of Legend Of Zelda : The Wind Waker music lately, and the character art for that game is phenomenal. So I liked mixing that jaggy lifework in with the Pokémon anime style. I faceted the gem on his forehead, since I felt that it matched better with the style I was going for.

Leave a comment if you'd like to share what you think of it, and thanks for watching!



PS: Check out the project for yourself, and see if you can still pick one! All 151 original Pokémon, + Missingno, are drawn twice, and they'll be placed in dedicated galleries on the Game Art HQ website.

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OverlordTHEINFINITE's avatar

can't wait to see how you'll do double team!

CooltrainerJake's avatar
This looks awesome, is it alright if I use it as my google account cover photo. I will give credit where it is due. Best Golduck fanart I have ever seen.
Pandarah's avatar
Hey, thanks so much for the compliment! Glad you like it! I've sent you a PM regarding use ;)
xrayden's avatar
I would buy this as a graphic tee.
Pandarah's avatar
For real? Well, t-shirts are on my things-to-do-in-the-future list :P So who knows! I might do a redesign of this then, because I already think I could do a better job on this now.