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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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Your stuff is amazing!
I'd love to see you do Magcargo too! :D
Ultyzarus Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I will probably do it eventually.
Du génie, esprit! C'est du pur génie!
:iconsilentangelswings:'s beautiful.



Regiking Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist just made my day.
tophxomi Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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
Ultyzarus 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!
hahaha nice job though
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