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Empyrean by technofortomcats Empyrean by technofortomcats
Please read the description, I'll try and explain as best as I can!

This is a commission for :iconcallyfin: requesting a mythological/Theological intrepetation of Arceus/Reshiram/Zekrom from the Pokemon world.

Arceus is the focal point.
Reshiram is the feathered white Pokemon.
Zekrom is the dark Pokemon
The Pokemon cradling the Earth is Giratina
The Pokemon above the black hole is Palkia
The Pokemon in the blue star field is Dialga.

empyrean |emˈpirēən; ˌempəˈrēən|
belonging to or deriving from heaven.
noun ( the empyrean)
heaven, in particular the highest part of heaven.
poetic/literary the visible heavens; the sky.

35 hours in Corel Painter. Background inspired by some crazy stuff on website.

:iconcallyfin: also wrote a passage describing this commission as well:

Arceus did not create the universe on His own. His divine influence was passed on through His children to shape nature.

He took his essence and carved it in half to create Aether and Epoch who created stars and dimensions for His creations to exist in.

Arceus crowned daughter Aether in Pearl and named her Palkia. He then crowned son Epoch in Diamond and named him Dialga. Arceus, now aided by his children, created his final son Giratina from Dark Matter and the Void.

He formed the World with His breath and commanded His son Giratina to cradle it. Giratina would take the burden of His Father’s creation and nurture it, for it was His divine order.

Arceus combined the passion of Fire and the corporeal strength of Dragon to create Reshiram, the holy Angel of light whose fire burnt brighter than any star. As light could not exist without darkness, He then combined the raw power of Electricity and the corporeal strength of Dragon to create Zekrom, the holy Angel of dark whose essence is that of life's own spark. They were His soldiers, unto which the order of the Universe as it was known was upheld.

Arceus gazed upon His creations, content to let life bloom forward now that the seed had been planted. And He fell into a deep slumber.

Artwork (c) Kimberley Petrie
Pokemon (c) GAMEFreak
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Speeddemon35 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Nice and beautiful.   But I wonder where Kyurem is?
technofortomcats Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was drawn before Kyurem's existence was announced.
megablaze989 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member
amazing work of art
666EnergizerBunny96 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whitevoidsinkai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how Giratina is so well hidden its so lovely
Mulgorath Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Writer
For once I see a Doctor Who reference that fits but isn't beating you over the head with it.
(I've watched the show only a few times.)
Tigerjump71 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I love the little phone booth in the corner.  I hope I'm not the only one who got the Doctor Who reference there?
technofortomcats Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries a few people have spotted it :) It was a dare to put it in there tbh.
Tigerjump71 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Best dare ever! :D
Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
make this a movie :icontakemymoneyplz:
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