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Lunar Ascension by technofortomcats Lunar Ascension by technofortomcats
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Lunar Ascensionby technofortomcats

Fan Art / Digital Art / Painting & Airbrushing / Games©2011-2015 technofortomcats
Second in a series of Pokemon TCG themed commissions for :iconcallyfin:

You can find the first here:



This artwork is the cover for Cally's binder covering the Diamond/Pearl Advent series of Pokemon cards. A collection of her cards can be seen here. Collectorviper is :iconcallyfin:'s personal collection and news site.

One of the 'mechanics and themes' of this particular card deck is Arceus and eclipses. I chose a lunar background as I wanted to do a circular composition (circles circles and more circles!) One thing I wanted to do is really push the boundaries of a very colourful palette. Could I do it without it being a mess? I also wanted a detailed background to compliment the first image in the series.

I also wanted to incorporate the Arceus mechanic of the different elements. Now the trading card game uses a different set of elements to the video games. In the card game there is only nine elements instead of the 17 found in the games. That's why there is only nine orbs instead of 17. :) (for the record it's Colourless, Psychic, Grass, Water, Fire, Electric, Dark, Steel Fighting)

The background and mountains where heavily inspired by Boris Vallejo's crazy backgrounds while the elements were inspired in some ways by the video game Okami.

Technically this was complicated for me. One of the things i wanted to do was have all the elements of this piece on separate layers so it could be shifted and changed at a whim. I usually use one layer as I find multi-layers complicated and they don't blend as well in my eyes. There's a quite a few inaccuracies regarding lighting, but I'm striving for impact not realism in these pieces.

Re: watermark. Sorry folks, but sticky fingers taking and claiming artwork has forced my hand. I will upload a better edition once I get my redesigned logo in place.
EDIT: new watermark in place!

I also may offer a slightly edited version of this as a card game Playmat for purchase. If you are interested, please let me know!


This is a commission, so do not re-post or edit this artwork in anyway unless you are :iconcallyfin:

Artwork (c) Kimberley Petrie
Pokemon (c) Nintendo Inc, GAMEFreak

Pokedex:
Arceus
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:iconmcsaurus:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Whoa.

Awesome art of Arceus and all elemental powers you draw, I think I like it.
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Silvazelover105 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Great job! That looks awesome!
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:iconkhoadotruong:
KhoaDoTruong Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a bit odd, but very Creative!
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
awzome :D
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:iconumsauthorlava:
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Praise be to Arceus!
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chaoz-wulf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
AWESOME~!
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Weirda208 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay, I see that you are simply fascinated in Arceus. Isn't it? A lot of great works with cool ideas of this Pokemon are from you ^w^

Interesting idea, as always. I love how mountains came out, for me background is the best thing of this picture ^.^
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ZeroSJager12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
That is awesome. I like how you used the energy symbols from the card game nice touch
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:iconatatakakunakatta:
Atatakakunakatta Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you've drawn arceus so many times, and that is in no way a bad thing! awesome!
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:iconryivhnn:
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when there were only five elements back when they were following the Magic format more closely :)
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was 7 at first and then went to 9 in the johto era. ^_^
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:iconryivhnn:
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were too, my bad. See how long I haven't played cards for XD
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faiarrow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, they've never had only 5 elements. It's been a minimum of 7 (Grass, Fire, Water, Electric, Psychic, Fighting, Colourless) from the original 1995/6 cards and then it was expanded to 9 with the inclusion of steel and dark during the Neo series in the 2000's.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I just said to kimbo, my bad, I haven't played the cards for ages but knew there was less :)
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WatarimonoNoToukon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There aren't words to describe the magnitude of awesome. :noes: One of your best, I might say. And I don't even like Arceus! :dummy:
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SamiJ1000 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconnikomiko:
nikomiko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You hit the nail on this pokemon :D
good:la:
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:icondiegonaroh:
Diegonaroh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
wow, this looks Amazing, his will get DD for sure! keep it up!
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:iconskytch:
Skytch Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Woah
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:iconcruxianazelf:
CruxianAzelf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally awesome, this is a great picture to represent the D/P/Pt series of cards. (:
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:iconlucario1:
lucario1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Its perfect.....everything about it is perfect.
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luner-tigher Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
wow that looks so cool and awesome looking and you did a wonderful job on it =3
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:iconaverant:
Averant Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really can't tell you how freakin cool I find this, Kimberley. :D Totally awesomesauce. +Fave. :D
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BruceWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconfalsehero7:
falsehero7 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Wow....just,...wow....
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:iconk-gforever:
K-Gforever Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really cool, beautiful.
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:icondreikaz:
Dreikaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful colors! :la:
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:iconikazuchi-chan:
Ikazuchi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!
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:iconsassythedragongirl:
SassyTheDragongirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
totally awesome
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kingofthedededes73 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just epic! i wouldn't be surprised to see this as a DD someday
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InsomniaInferno Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Wow...great work I love the elements thing you got going on there :D
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Moogle98 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Sticky fingers? You mean art thieves have already stolen this? Geez, they must have done some serious sniping to steal it that early after you posted it. .O.
Great work on this by the way. It's beautiful! :)
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People were posting wips from my twitter feed without permission. So I figure they'd want the final one too.
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors, as always! :)
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:iconpagenfragon:
pagenfragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
that is just beautiful
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captain-Jane Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Beast!
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Eevee164 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool :D
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faiarrow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 you know just how much I adore this.
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