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Soul Dew by technofortomcats Soul Dew by technofortomcats
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 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.

Pokedex entries:

Pokemon (c) GAMEFREAK/Pokemon Inc.
Artwork (c) Kimberley Petrie
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Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is incredibly beautiful and detailed!
CzarFerdinand Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This probably sounds stupid, but ever since i saw this beautiful picture of latios i have wanted to get a tattoo like it.
technofortomcats Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you :D
CzarFerdinand Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem :)
TF-chaser Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Silverstar44 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
rioIu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant execution!! Beautiful!
PrinceLeee Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Y'know, I always find it so hard to find a decent artwork of these dragons. 3rd Gen may not be my favourite, and overall isn't the most popular, but it did have some awesome Pokemon and Legendaries in it like these guys. I think that's why they get so overlooked all the time. :O

This is beautifully drawn though. So lovely that you gave them their feathers too. :la: I love seeing them like that. And that background is amazingly detailed I must say. I had fun staring at it, spotting the different creatures and legendaries. :dummy:

Now if only this was a real card set. :lol: I bet it would sell well.
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Hoenn region is where I first played Pokemon, so it's got a soft spot for me, always. I love that the region has a very Jewish mythology set around it and it just really interests me, more so than Gen I and II (I love Gen V the most however)

I need to draw more Gen III legendaries! Best dragons ever!
PrinceLeee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
That seems to be the case with most people that played Hoenn first. :lol: I have a few friends in the same boat as you there, so you're not alone. Although they don't understand why I'm not a huge fan of Gen III. XD
(Gen V is awesome like whoa, how do some people thing it's terrible? :noes: Gen V is a step in the right direction and people saying Red/Blue was better are clearly crazy. XD And this is coming from someone who has played from the very start of Pokemon on Red/Blue, too.)

Yesss do it. :la: Gen III's legendary dragons were awesome.
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