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Old 06-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #51
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NO UR DOING IT WRONG Talon dislikes that it doesn't really seem to fit my impression of the Gentleman trainer class.

The majority of Talon absolutely loves it for a) being beautiful and b) being wonderful. An excellent example of someone thinking outside the box. I love that they saw the Gentleman's cane and thought of some returning veterans' own need for canes. I also love how tasteful it is, leaving quite a bit up to the imagination (did he lose his leg in an IED explosion? did he take a bullet to the hip? other?) and not glorifying any gore (pretty much covering it all up with Arcanine's massive body).

I tried to do a reverse image search to find the original artist but was not able to. I did, however, find a larger scale version of the picture:



Final verdict: 9 or 9.5 out of 10
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #52
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Found the source.

Evidently, it's not actually supposed to be a gentleman class interpretation, but actually... John Watson in an alternate universe of BBC's Sherlock. Um... well alright then! ^_^;

I personally much preferred the idea that it was a veteran gentleman, so I'm just going to stick with that.

However, there appears to be more to the story:





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Old 06-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #53
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Linking the full size ones, in uploaded order:

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And in perceived chronological order:

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Suffice to say that these were all insta-saved.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:01 PM   #54
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I love art that tells a story. In my mind that's just the best kind, be it music or pictures, if it tells a story it has that extra thought process and emotion put into it, good or bad, and it just really adds something. These pieces have all of that, and it really adds beauty to it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:08 PM   #55
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You were right about one thing though:

It's definitely better when interpreted against its creator's wishes. XP ^^; I vastly prefer the "story of a Gentleman trainer" interpretation to the "this is my Pokémon x British TV series crossover fanart :3" reality. Maybe that's mostly just 'cause I don't watch Sherlock (not opposed to it; just haven't bothered) and so I can't appreciate the reference there whereas I can appreciate the Gentleman interpretation. But like you say, it tells a story that way. It's like ... "You ever notice how the Gentleman has a cane? Ever wondered why he developed a need for that cane? Here's why."

This fanart is definitely making me want to see more "the story behind _____" fanart for various Pokémon characters, major and minor alike. Would love to see things like:
  • the story of Mr. Fuji, from a young guy in his 20s to where he is today
  • fanart chronicling Lt. Surge's time spent in the war
  • fanart depicting the events leading up to and immediately following Norman moving his family to Hoenn
  • and much more
Yeah, I do love Pokémon character fanart.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #56
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Have a fun one, this time featuring everyone's favorite Youngster.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #57
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Well, that's the top percentage of Luxray lunchmeat there! XD
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:49 PM   #58
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Gen VI spoilers, but hilarious. Not sure if this belong here or not

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #59
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The comic was really hard to follow, even though I get (by the very end!) the joke he's going for.

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The comic has to do with the reports that the Fairy type is super effective against Dragon types, and is poking fun at the ridiculousness of the idea that Jigglypuff of all things could beat the shit out of the ferocious likes of Salamence or Garchomp. But like ... man if the dialogue is confusing as fuck. ^_^; How exactly does Salamence go from a Jigglypuff rolling over onto its side to freaking the fuck out? And how exactly does he further go from just colorlessly freaking out to specifically freaking out that Jigglypuff intends to murder them? And then why don't they look at all scared in the second to last panel? Like, why doesn't Garchomp ever look scared, even if he's the one delivering the final line about how they're fucked? It just doesn't make any flow-sense.

But yeah, I get the joke. It's funny. [/norm macdonald on jeopardy]
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #60
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The comic was really hard to follow, even though I get (by the very end!) the joke he's going for.

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The comic has to do with the reports that the Fairy type is super effective against Dragon types, and is poking fun at the ridiculousness of the idea that Jigglypuff of all things could beat the shit out of the ferocious likes of Salamence or Garchomp. But like ... man if the dialogue is confusing as fuck. ^_^; How exactly does Salamence go from a Jigglypuff rolling over onto its side to freaking the fuck out? And how exactly does he further go from just colorlessly freaking out to specifically freaking out that Jigglypuff intends to murder them? And then why don't they look at all scared in the second to last panel? Like, why doesn't Garchomp ever look scared, even if he's the one delivering the final line about how they're fucked? It just doesn't make any flow-sense.

But yeah, I get the joke. It's funny. [/norm macdonald on jeopardy]
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Garchomp isn't scared because he had just accepted his fate and been like "Whatever, I'm dead anyways." And Salamence is scared in the last panel, his eyes give it away; it just sort of says, "Help me."

And I thought the Jigglypuff was Clefairy at first. Didn't recognize it without the eyes. XD
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:54 PM   #61
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I know the forum's current "no spoilers" rule, but I saw a really, really nice piece from ~February X&Y spoilers that I really wanted to share because it's that good. Please don't put me in time out!

Talon, I'm pretty sure this is safe for you, I think you've seen it already!


Warning! February Pokemon X & Y spoiler... sort of!

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I'm not usually a huge fan of humanized Pokemon but DAMN that is pretty! Found on Pixiv, don't know how to direct link Pixiv images so here's the link http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.p...st_id=36359152

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:11 AM   #62
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See to me that is just the exact reason that MLP needs shutting down right now.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #63
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #64
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #68
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:49 AM   #69
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http://arvalis.deviantart.com/gallery/39915677

This guy is fucking incredible. While I don't agree with his artistic interpretations of a few Pokemon (namely the Gengar line and Scyther), he is probably the best "realistic" Pokemon artist I've seen. He has a book with all of his drawings thus far + sketches and Pokedex information on each Pokemon I am actually seriously considering getting. Honestly if Pokemon were real I'd imagine a lot of them would look like his visions of them do.

Definitely worth the look.
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Can't say I like any of those, but I agree that a lot of them are probably more like 'real' versions of pokémon.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:04 PM   #71
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This guy is fucking incredible. While I don't agree with his artistic interpretations of a few Pokemon (namely the Gengar line and Scyther), he is probably the best "realistic" Pokemon artist I've seen. He has a book with all of his drawings thus far + sketches and Pokedex information on each Pokemon I am actually seriously considering getting. Honestly if Pokemon were real I'd imagine a lot of them would look like his visions of them do.

Definitely worth the look.
Even though I don't personally see some of the decisions they've made I have to give them a major thumbs up, because the drawings are so detailed and wonderful. And a lot of thought has clearly been put into each and every one of those drawings, and some of the ideas are really clever.

I really like the Eevee family drawing, and the Mewtwo/Mew. Even though that one is a little on the creepy-looking side. But that is obviously the idea they were going for, and they really pulled it off well.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:19 PM   #72
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... I think that guy might like dinosaurs.

Like some of you, I find myself not a fan of a few of his creative decisions while quite liking some of his others. Like ... the Gengar line feels awfully forced (I mistook his Haunter for a take on Crobat originally), I don't see why he turned Dragonite into an animal that seems a better fit for Wooper/Quagsire, and it's pretty clear that he's not a fan of Pikachu given how hideous he made it (could've easily made it cuter while still looking like a real rodent-lagomorph hybrid), but I just love his Squirtle and his Venusaur's pretty awesome too.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #73
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and it's pretty clear that he's not a fan of Pikachu given how hideous he made it (could've easily made it cuter while still looking like a real rodent-lagomorph hybrid)
On a related note, here's a realistic Pikachu that is so adorable~

http://hextupleyoodot.deviantart.com...achu-173651995
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On a related note, here's a realistic Pikachu that is so adorable~

http://hextupleyoodot.deviantart.com...achu-173651995
That's incredible! And insta-saved!
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #75
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Don't know if these have been seen before but pokefusion pokemon need to be real, so awesome

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