Pokemon fanart. <3
Firstly, I will ask you read the comments here. They will hopefully explain my thought processes and answer some questions of yours.
-This is artwork for a series of fanmade cards found over at collectorviper.com
. Please visit the site if you would like a wallpaper of this or see some cool scans of Pokemon Trading Card art. This artwork is NOT to be reposted or altered in anyway. I have had a dramatic increase in theft and altering of my work, please don't make me slap ugly watermarks on my work, I like sharing them! But I don't like seeing people take credit for my work even more. I'm sorry I have to say this
but recent events have caused me to.
Me and collectorviper are slowly making "tribute" pokemon cards, based on recent TCG sets. This one is for Latias and Latios
from Pokemon. The cards we make use elements from nature/philosophy and mythology. The theme of thiw artwork is heavily inspired by a mix of Hebrew/Arabic and Persian mythology! I simply love drawing paisley and I went a bit crazy. If you'd like to read a more in-depth commentary, head over to my public blog
. I have sketches and the background itself there as well.
This is done purely for fun. I do not proclaim myself the be all and end all of all things Pokemon or anything middle-eastern. I am just having some fun and if you would like to give me feedback if you would like to add or correct me, please do! But I ask it be done in a manner of friendly communication.
On to the art itself. The background was designed to be a "mural" including pokemon, nature and legendaries. (what can you see?) in the middle, very heavily styled is the Soul Dew; a rare item only Latias or Latios has a chance of carrying. Latias is performing her signature Mist Ball attack, while her blue brother, Latios prepares a Luster purge. I gave the twins feathers as several in-game Pokedex entries state the two have feathers and I liked the look.
This was a challenge for me. I work in Corel Painter
and despite my portfolio being exclusively digital I DO NOT USE LAYERS. So using layers was a challenge for me, but given the detail, I needed them for this to work as a graphic piece. The two Pokemon are on floating layers, the effects on another and the background was three layers merged into one.
Pokemon (c) GAMEFREAK/Pokemon Inc.
Artwork (c) Kimberley Petrie