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No 218 - Slugma by Ultyzarus No 218 - Slugma by Ultyzarus
My interpretation of Slugma.
A kind of volcanic nudibranch. It absorbs a lot of volcanic ashes and stones and turn them into natural weapons. Its skin is made to resemble magma, and the yellow parts are phosphorescent. As it grows, it uses a mix of ashes, stones and its own secretion to form a hard shell and eventually evolves into Magcargo.
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The idea itself itself is magnificent, I am very impressed by your interpretation of Slugma, and it is easily seen by an imaginative eye how it could "evolve" into Magcargo. I love the detail work put into it, I only wish it were larger. The actual Pokemon takes up less than 40% of the page, which is a shame because some of the best work is done in the feelers (excellent touch) and the phosphorescent. It is also a little difficult to see which was Slugma is leaning, A few moments of looking and its body seems to be leaning to its right in the front, while its backside is pulled left, and its spine is straight. I also wish there were a little more red/orangeish tints in the breast, and along the back, to more closely resemble Game Freak's idea of living lava, (this Slugma looks like it has sat around for a day or two and is cooling off) But I wouldn't want much more than a shade or two thrown in, because your interpretation is gorgeous. I hope to see a Magcargo soon!
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Fanmar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Your stuff is amazing!
I'd love to see you do Magcargo too! :D
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I will probably do it eventually.
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Coobalt-Dahonli-One Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Du génie, esprit! C'est du pur génie!
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SilentAngelsWings Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013

It...it's beautiful.

 

 +fav 

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Regiking Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ermahgerd...you just made my day.
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Falken02 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
i saw a photo of an animal, looks exactly like this one i bet you had the idea from it cause when i saw the photo i immediately thought in Slugma haha
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Ultyzarus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep XD You got me... Actually I saw the photo first, then started drawing realistic pokémon a few weeks later. When someone requested that I do Slugma, I remembered the pic and used it as ref. I just put my personal touches and here we go!
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Falken02 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
hahaha nice job though
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mrchocoaddict Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
its kinda cute
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Dan326 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
This is great. I like how its not overdone.
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sporezofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Just perfect, in every way, looks like lava, but is plainly an organic creature, amazing. but where's Magcargo?
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magcargo should be done eventually XD I just haven't draw that much lately...
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rbtv92 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
awesome!
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Kariachi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I can't even... Stuff like this is why I love the Slugma line. So checking your gallery.
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NagoshiAshumari Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh this is perfect.
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thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is some cool shit man. I love scientific taxonomy, and this mixes it with pokemon, which is awesome.

All of these 'Nolanized' pokemon images popping up around the place really makes it hard to not to want to return to the series. However, trying to get back into playing the games, and then looking at these fantastic pieces of imaginative glory really sucks hard.
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Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
Have you joined :iconelite4-realpokemon:?
It's a collection of all those (more or less) scientific/realistic versions of Pokemon.
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MaazyPaaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
SLUGMAAAAAAAAAA
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Sohriin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
j'en veux un!!
ye trop kool
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Rebelwolf13570 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the way you have colored it :)
By the way, how can you people get those drawings so real? I'm trying hard in traditional but it still doesn't work xD
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Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hard work, good references XD Also never stop until you're satisfied. Creating textures for specific purposes and using the right base colors is a great help, too. And of course, good use of light and shadows is essential!
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Rebelwolf13570 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Digital = disaster with me.
I ceep trying but I think I need someone to guide my step by step so I'll ceep looking.
Thanks for the advise :hug:
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconistebrak: has created and art class group, you might want to join.
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Rebelwolf13570 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome :D
It looks like those sea snails you can find in all the colors of the rainbow :)
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JesKJones Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
That's what a nudibranch is! c:
They're quite fascinating little critters.
[link]
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, here you can see my model, along with other very nicely colored ones: [link]
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JesKJones Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yup! I've been to the site before.
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it's the main inspiration for the design, and especially the colors ^^
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