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Soul Dew by technofortomcats Soul Dew by technofortomcats
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Soul Dewby technofortomcats

Fan Art / Digital Art / Painting & Airbrushing / Games©2010-2015 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 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.

Pokedex entries:
Latias
Latios

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!
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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.
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technofortomcats Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you :D
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CzarFerdinand Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem :)
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TF-chaser Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
nice
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Silverstar44 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
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rioIu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant execution!! Beautiful!
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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.
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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!
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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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NamelessOkami Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know how long I've been looking for a decent picture of latias or latios? This is way more than decent! This is AWESOME!!!
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c-jimenez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing, this is so beatifull
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XxXKnightXxX Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
its sooooo awsome
:) <3
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Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
you have no idea the angst this artwork caused me. When I was trying to explain what the LEGEND cards were to a friend (after I got the butt half of lugia legend in a pack), I looked them up on google and found the fake card of this and wanted it so bad I immediately began searching for it everywhere to buy it, thinking it was a newly released set, since this pair are some of my favorites and I really liked the call out to the original designs of them (more birdlike and feathery). I was SORELY disappointed when I found out they were fake. That said I downloaded every single wallpaper available and absolutely love this work, thanks for making it, the level of detail is amazing
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technofortomcats Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I am so sorry I caused you so much grief, that wasn't my intention! I am however glad you liked the quality of the work. :)
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Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
it was nerd angst, no worries XD I've almost wanted to use the high quality pics to print out my one little fake card but wallpapers are fine too <3
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AcinaD Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Photographer
All of your work is absolutely stunning...the detail and realism is fantastic, especially of all these poke'mon!
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nishiCF Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
This background > all
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Hetrin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done, and the colours are amazing! What I especialy like is how you managed to add realism to Latios and Latias without straying too far from their original designs. It seems a lot more believable to me than most "realistic" Pokemon designs. <3
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Kipine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Wow! I love those wings *_*
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Desidum Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
That is really neat o_O
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lonemaximal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Beautiful renditions. The feathers are gorgeous.
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xhogyokux Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
By far one of the best of your pieces I've seen. : 3 Quite impressive.
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Toastybob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Great feathers.
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kurostarSunny Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, that's all I can think of to say. :D
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Galahawk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Words cannot express how much this picture blows me away, but here goes nothing.
You've done something I could never dream of doing: You took my two favorite Pokemon ever and not only made them realistic, but stunningly beautiful. I'm finding it hard to believe you don't use layers. I always need to make hundeds of layers per picture to not only experiment, but give myself room for error. Doing something like this in one go is something I'd never be able to do, and you've done it almost effortlessly from what I can observe.

I've been stalking your art for some time now and I just didn't have much of a trigger to leave feedback until I saw this. The colors, subjects, and intricate details all come together t make this work truly stunning. I'll definitely be downloading and using the wallpaper version of this, just so that I can be greeted by this masterpiece every time I log on to my computer. Fantastic job.
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technofortomcats Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou very much for your kind words. My ill usage of layers probably stems from my years of oil painting; I'm used to making a mistake and painting over it. I probably should use layers more, but I like being all rough and tumble digitally. <3
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admiral-squee Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
You do some amazing stuff with color. I also really like the tweaks you made to their designs.
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MoonlostArts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. Just so much attention to detail here. That background is phenominal.
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666SadicMelodyNinja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student
Wow! Beautifull!
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Nhyra Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
You blow my mind in six-hundred-fifty different ways.
I adore the red highlights in Latios, and the corresponding blue one in Latias, it really adds a subtle harmony into this.
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Shembre Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Oh, wow! Gorgeous work, and I love the detail in the background. The colors are so bold and pretty, too :D
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hyideWolve Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
you are a great artest i love your work, i was wondering if you would make one were raquaza and shiney raquaza fight
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miflore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whaaaaaaa it's so wonderful... *speechless*
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TaintedTamer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured HERE! :heart:
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LightConcorde Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see two Rayquaza, Kyogre and... Groudon?

Really epic work.
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SpyxedDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
The hell..Why didn't this get a DD???
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SpyxedDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
The hell..Why didn't this get a DD???
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Night-Fury-Scream Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece! I love it! The Latis are my fav Pokemon right now!
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Shandria Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, very cool! I love how much details you put into the picture!
Latios and Latias look great in your style. Just perfect, I love it! :)
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sillysillyxena Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
this is SOOOO PRETTY. i love them both <3
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Arktoss Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Gorgeous *w* Latios and Latias are so majestic (featheeeers <3) and this background is... astonishing!
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I refuse to get lost in that mural simply because I will spend way too long staring at it XD So are they duelling each other then? :) Their twin tails are cool, and now I'm working out their aerodynamics in my head. I need a life. Keep drawing, and hopefully someone will slap some sense into those dumbarse rippers.
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technofortomcats Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They could be fighting each other, or group huddling before kicking someone else's ass. XD
The trouble rippers face is my style is pretty easy to pick ahahaha. <3
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is, and you have five billion fans ;)
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All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
It's so beautiful. And I love the formation of the energy ball<3
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
._. What fantasmagoric details! I think you pretty much just blew my brain away. I certainly love the designs of the background and your vision of how Latios/as look.
*goes off to find the hidden Pokemon in the background* :iconarcaninelaplz:
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djericho888 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Aweesomee! :D
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tikeo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Nice. I like the color variation on the wings.
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poplarleaves Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful rendering of Latios and Latias!
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