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Mysterious Mountains by technofortomcats Mysterious Mountains by technofortomcats
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Mysterious Mountainsby technofortomcats

Fan Art / Digital Art / Painting & Airbrushing / Games©2011-2015 technofortomcats
I love Pokemon themed commissions!

One in a series of commissions done for :iconcallyfin: who asked for a binder cover for each of her extensive sets of Pokemon TCG that she's finished collecting.

The set this artwork covers is the amazing e-series of cards from Japan (collectorviper.com is :iconcallyfin:'s website). Rather than do a cut and paste of the cards artwork, Cally asked for the repeating theme of the cards to be illustrated. In most of the trading cards from this series, the Pokemon Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno are featured, so it was simple to choose the theme.

Not so simple was the artwork. I really tried to push the boundaries of my skills in backgrounds and get a mix of saturated colours, muted tones and changing lighting. In the end, I had to dull the crazy lighting I wanted since it didn't really work out and was way too harsh on the eyes. I think there are some areas I need improving on, but otherwise, I am very happy with the result! Zapdos gave me a hard time, that yellow is not easy to shade. ;_;

I chose to do a detailed background simply because the backgrounds on the card series is so amazing I had to tribute it as well as the Pokemon it represented. The background is referenced from photos and video games and the thunderclouds were referenced from stock as well.

This is a commission, so do not re-post or edit this artwork in anyway.

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

PokeDex:
Moltres
Zapdos
Articuno
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:iconeeveerosee:
EeveeRosee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkillerdesk:
KillerDesk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
well done, i like how they still look like the old ones but they have your touch to them
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:iconclarentia:
Clarentia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing! I loved the way you did the lineart! It's so unique! o.o Just great!!
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:iconitsthekitsunekid:
itsthekitsunekid Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Make this a print? Please? I'd buy that in a second.
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I don't do prints of fan art :(
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:iconaanza:
Aanza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! Excellent work! * o *
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:iconuruboros:
Uruboros Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I really loved the colors and textures in this. Great job!
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:iconsapphire3690:
sapphire3690 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stolen art:

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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up, I've reported it. :)
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:iconbsamneh:
bsamneh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
AMAZING
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:iconxxcatspawxx:
XxCatsPawxX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student
very very beautiful work :heart:
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconpokedraws:
pokedraws Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
sweet mother of god.....
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:iconuncedy:
Uncedy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Program?
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:iconaerial-aftershock:
aerial-aftershock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowie :D :D
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:iconwaterlilykitty:
WaterLilyKitty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. They look so brilliant, and the background details are beautiful. And the title fits wonderfully.
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:iconscorpioooo:
Scorpioooo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome <3 All of your works are AWESOME. <3
You rock at colors and perspective! Great job! <3
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:iconshadow-mesiona:
Shadow-Mesiona Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome I love it, keep up the good work
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:icondavidbatmanfan:
Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn love those words.:squee:
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:iconarcticfox98:
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome, I've always loved zapdos, moltres and articuno
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:iconbagasuit091:
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful detail and composition!
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:iconsuomen-ukonilma:
Suomen-Ukonilma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconuinenfirestar:
UinenFirestar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent piece... Pokemon are one of my secret loves... and I couldn't help but notice this while looking to see if you had more Ecco work in your gallery! I am amazed by the work you put into it-- especially love the background and Articuno's pose.

Great job, and keep up the good work!
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:iconmadnezz344:
madnezz344 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
wow :D
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:iconkoshi-doshi:
Koshi-Doshi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors on this piece! They're vibrant and bold and I love that. ^^
The background is beautiful and obvious that you put time and effort into it.

My favorite thing about this piece is the fire on Moltres, there. It's bright and appealing to look at.
Nice work on this, really!
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:iconliefesa:
Liefesa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Just amazing!
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:iconmangakashadowx:
mangakashadowx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist
zapdos, moltres & moltres are my foverits legendary pokemons
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:iconfrecklesmile:
frecklesmile Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moltres, Zapdos, anb Articuno are the best, and so is this masterpiecs. :)
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:iconjosephacheng:
josephacheng Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Probably the best artwork I've seen of the 3 Pokémon.
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:iconlittlealiengirl:
LittleAlienGirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing. The composition is beautiful and you did a wonderful job making sure that each bird is in their element. The colors look great and the details are really well done.
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:iconcatman666:
Catman666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
OMG!!! That's really cool...
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:iconflips-a-puddlesplash:
Flips-a-PuddleSplash Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!!
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:iconnicara:
nicara Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
wow wicked
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:iconmalfey:
Malfey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the work on moltres's and articuno's feathers, and they perfectly fit the background. Great work!

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"Do what you want and say what you feel because the people who matter don't mind, and the people who mind don't matter."
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:iconclarice:
Clarice Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Wow, beautiful work! I love the way Moltres' wings look like molten lava!
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:iconmcxdrp:
MCXDRp Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
This is an absolutely awesome image. The birds themselves are really well done and the colours are nice and vivid. I notice that you aligned each bird with their respective backgrounds to... a dry, rocky environment for moltres, a snowy mountain for articuno and the thunder clouds for zapdos. Fantastic work :V
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:iconcutevulpix56:
cutevulpix56 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING!!!! :D
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:iconshadowskiss:
ShadowsKiss Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Digital Artist
This makes my heart so happy. Rarely do I see pokemon fanart anymore that seriously stuns me. This takes me back to my childhood, to my awe of the show, the creatures, and my love of the cards( which I still collect :D)
I would actually love to see these featured on the cards,

It makes me feel as if I'm down there looking up at them in all their wonderful glory. I love it so much.
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:iconwerewolfsfan:
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Here via the link from QualityFanArt. Great job on this!
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:iconxshadowsenshix:
XshadowsenshiX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Red needs to be standing in the distance on a mountain going "......"
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:iconjoycejanicefriends:
JoyceJaniceFriends Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student General Artist
haha :) I can imagine Lugia in there too. But very beautiful too!
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:iconstraytiger:
straytiger Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
its soo epic XD great job
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:icondark-chain-chomp:
Dark-Chain-Chomp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made them look so badass! O:
Amazing~! <3
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:iconeljosuelight:
ElJosueLight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful~ c:
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:iconautumn-fyre:
Autumn-Fyre Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
I love the legendary trio, and you represented it so well!!
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:icondidihyper:
didihyper Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, it looks really awesome! great work!
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:iconamazingdoodle2453:
AmazingDoodle2453 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconeriktheguy:
eriktheguy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Oh look, pokemon I can actually name. (Feels old)
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:iconreaper145:
Reaper145 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! Look at Zapdos looking all badass.
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:iconwiltheungoth:
WiltheUnGoth Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BIRDIES!!!!
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