jamie flack

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Hylian Aegislash.

Following on from my Honedge, Doublade and Aegislash entry, which can be found HERE.I thought it would be cool to do a small crossover. I think it turned out quite nicely, too! I could even do a kokiri Honedge and perhaps a Gerudo Doublade (ganons twin swords from WW)

quick background for the one going on instagram, but yeah! something to add to the pile of unfinished things!

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Groudon is a living relic believed to be the creator of all landmass and volcanic activity. Its body is composed of incredibly thick and muscular skin that is naturally flame retardant, as is its mouth because it regularly vomits lava, spewing new land from endless stomach cavity and giving birth to Slugma. Because of the heat generated by its presence, Groudon can use electricity and has the ability to manipulate solar molecules and charge them into a beam. Kyogre is considered a leviathan and is revered in a myriad of myths for its ability to expand the seas and cause storms. Other ancient Pokemon like Relicanth flock to its presence; they react almost as one mass that follows the beast. Lugia is considered the guardian of the seas, but possesses no real water-based powers; Kyogre is an older and a stronger contender. Because of their god-like statuses, trainers are forbidden to catch them; one can try, but being within nine hundred feet of Groudon will result in massive burnings even when it’s asleep, and since the oceans are so vast, if Kyogre doesn’t want to be found, one will not be able to find it. Which is your favorite?

Groudon and Kyogre, by Jamie Flack.

Mega Gardevoir sketch.

the basic explanation is that she is a cross between an orchid mantis, a lions mane jellyfish, and partial human qualities. I wanted it to feel natural, but still ethereal, like a fairy should be.

when they mega evolve, the ‘skirt’ produces these massive 'dress’ of fleshy frills that are used as sensory organs. Essentially it increases its power by being able to sense even the tiniest of brainwaves, changes in air currents and movements from nearby opponents. It also secondarily functions as a way to deliver more oxygen to the brain. Like jellyfish, these frills are so thin that they can directly absorb oxygen from around it, which goes to its increased heart size (the 'open’ section on the chest)

This means massive power boosts to its psychic abilities and my thinking is that its so powerful now that it doesn’t really need to move much, so the 'gown’ doesn’t slow it more than it can handle.

Sketch for a commission !

Deviant of the Day

Today’s featured deviant is catandcrown! It was really hard to decide which pieces to use because I personally love all of them, but I definitely had to show their versions of Realistic Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza with the Ruby and Sapphire remake announcement. The names of the pieces are displayed under the work.

Commissions 31-34

1 - Veteran Trainer Zhan - Vaporeon 2 - Pokemon trainer Azure - Flygon (inspired by Arvalis’ interpretation) 3 - Aurus Varien - Latios and Latias 4 - Technician Rosetta - Honchkrow 

#382 - Kyogre

#383 - Groudon

#384 - Rayquaza

#646 - Kyurem

Don’t forget to add them to your Deviantwatch here –> http://catandcrown.deviantart.com/

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I have had these designs lying around for nearly a year now? about time i did something with them! added in a few other ones and smartened up some of the paint work. 

There will DEFINITELY be inaccuracies in the weapons, so please don’t think I don’t know XD it’s just a little bit of fun to explore some more variations and morphology in Pokemon. the original post can be found HERE. and the pokedex entries can be found below the read more line.

Hope you like the update :)

Keep reading

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Mega Altaria

I love the design of Mega Altaria.

its basically the fluffiest of all birds now. its hair game is almost as strong as Mega Ampharos’ now. The basics of a realistic altaria are that it generates is own localised weather system (to a certain degree) and it produces these ’ clouds’ as a way of camouflage, attack and defence, as it can alter the density of this luff as it pleases. With Mega evolution, the Altarias body emits a massive amount of thicker, more powerful cloudstuff that is closely linked to materials and organic substances found on Fairy Pokemon that renders it immune to dragon attacks, a former weakness of its typing. It becomes stronger and overall more powerful, but risks weaknesses to poisons and steels, as once the layer of cloud is stripped away, it becomes open for attack.

I’m going to need to get one of these babies when the stone is available.

I have also inserted Mega Salamence into here too, as  figured A post with both of them is easier to reblog or to like then going around rooting for them all. The information for Mega Salamence is below, taken from the original post.

Mega Salamence.

Because…jeez. I’m sorry but right at this moment i am not digging this design. Even with all the NYOOM I’m sure he will get, plus the added benefits and stat changes. This is basically me trying to justify this mega evolution to myself.

So behold, my longshot!

The basic idea is that when Salamence is exposed to the radiation of Salamencite, it undergoes a massive change like all pokemon capable of mega evolution do. In Salamences case, its body becomes more compact and its wings increase in size by a colossal amount. This gives the pokemon a massive boost in speed and the height at which it can ascend too, along with prolonging the amount of time it can send in the air without rest. 

At these new heights, Mega Salamence plummets to the ground at phenomenal speeds, dive-bombing in the position you see above. This is when another one of it’s evolutionary traits reveals itself. The Pokemon has sprouted a line of razor-sharp spines that grow on the skin of its wings, effectively functioning as a blade as it flies past, allowing it to slice through enemies, trees, and even rocks if they gain enough speed on their descent. 

From this attack, the pokemon swoops downwards before pulling up, rising high on its massive wingspan again to position itself to attack again.The manoeuvrability, sheer speed and power that are granted to this pokemon upon mega Evolution are exceptional, meaning that it is capable of gliding mere inches above the ground as it dive-bombs its opponents. 

So yeah, have a mini Dex entry with it, but the idea is that the pose you see above is its ‘attack’ form that it uses to cut through things. think like the Timberjack from How to Train Your Dragon. It’s full of terrible reasoning and its VERY far fetched, but i would be really interested to see what other people think could work. 

Thanks for reading guys! Hope you like how they both turned out!

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Mega Salamence.

Because…jeez. I’m sorry but right at this moment i am not digging this design. Even with all the NYOOM I’m sure he will get, plus the added benefits and stat changes. This is basically me trying to justify this mega evolution to myself.

So behold, my longshot!

The basic idea is that when Salamence is exposed to the radiation of Salamencite, it undergoes a massive change like all pokemon capable of mega evolution do. In Salamences case, its body becomes more compact and its wings increase in size by a colossal amount. This gives the pokemon a massive boost in speed and the height at which it can ascend too, along with prolonging the amount of time it can send in the air without rest. 

At these new heights, Mega Salamence plummets to the ground at phenomenal speeds, dive-bombing in the position you see above. This is when another one of it’s evolutionary traits reveals itself. The Pokemon has sprouted a line of razor-sharp spines that grow on the skin of its wings, effectively functioning as a blade as it flies past, allowing it to slice through enemies, trees, and even rocks if they gain enough speed on their descent. 

From this attack, the pokemon swoops downwards before pulling up, rising high on its massive wingspan again to position itself to attack again.The manoeuvrability, sheer speed and power that are granted to this pokemon upon mega Evolution are exceptional, meaning that it is capable of gliding mere inches above the ground as it dive-bombs its opponents. 

So yeah, have a mini Dex entry with it, but the idea is that the pose you see above is its ‘attack’ form that it uses to cut through things. think like the Timberjack from How to Train Your Dragon. It’s full of terrible reasoning and its VERY far fetched, but i would be really interested to see what other people think could work. 

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Trainer Matt

Nearly done. its been finding the time in between other work, hence the time taken. plus he just had to pick two with massive detailed skin. but still! Fergie is nearly done and then its onto the trainer. hope you like how they’ve turned out so far!

I’m also liking the separation of them, as the commissioner eventually wants more pokemon it means i can move these guys around later to accomodate more of them into the frame, though i will probably extend the canvas out, haha! 

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Here are my theories revolving capture technology in a realistic pokemon world. I’ve had the idea rattling around in my head for quite a while, but I just got a prompt to get it on paper, so I thought I would share it!

PART 1. – The first step is the Silph Co. branded Intellechip (name pending, lol) This chip is the key for my idea and is mass produced. The basic idea for step one is that upon turning sixteen, you can apply for an adult Pokémon licence ( until this age, you are considered a minor and have to be registered under your parent or guardians licence, so family pets are fine, but you can’t buy or use poke balls for example, until the age of 16).

When you apply for you licence, this chip is implanted into the palm of your hand. This then connects with the pokedex you are given, which also contains a similar chip. This transfer’s information about you once inputted and is essentially your trainer identification. It also keeps track of your health, has your phone numbers and data etc, and loads of other cool gadgetry. The main point is that it knows you and keeps track of you. In terms of who keeps track of this basic info on yourself, Silph co is a conglomerate that has branches in the police, security and of course, ties to the Pokémon league. No particularly personal information would be there, only stuff that you yourself would be happy putting there, but as it’s a mobile phone, or smartphone, it could be used for online and wireless bank transfers when you lose a match, satellite navigation to the nearest Pokémon centre and various other purposes.

 Whilst they are expensive, there is extended warranty on pokedexes etc, so it’s not too bad to replace. In case of identity theft, if someone were to take your pokedex and try and use it as a fake ID, the dex would read the other persons chip, or lack thereof, and report itself stolen instantly. It has to be close to its trainer to be used as an official league licence, so there Is a good degree of security.

PART 2. – Pokeballs also contains chips. They have two in fact, one for themselves and one that is implanted into Pokémon upon capture. When you purchase a pokeball, it interacts wirelessly with the one in your hand and the one in your pokedex, meaning that it is registered to you to a specific ID and cannot be stolen. Again, there is a degree of security surrounding this kind of equipment. I do imagine, however, that Pokeballs without Pokémon in them can be hacked or gifted to other trainers, but only through use of the pokedex system allowing an official transfer. If they are empty, I don’t imagine them being too hard at all to gift.

This also means that when they are thrown and are not broken, they gravitate back to the trainers palm (ever wondered why they bounce back in a lot of the anime?) meaning they are easier to track if thrown or lost. It also means during battle, they return swiftly to the palm, meaning the trainer can recall the Pokémon at will if they feel it is in danger or needs to be switched out.

PART 3. – When capturing a Pokémon, the pokeball tags the Pokémon with a chip, in the same way we tag our pets. It’s perfectly harmless as the Pokémon is reduced to its ‘energy’ state within the ball. This chip then sends the Pokémon’s data, information, height, weight and all vital signs immediately to the pokedex so that you have a complete and whole view of the creature you have just obtained. It is also at this stage that you can input a nickname.

This means you can monitor the Pokémon’s health directly on the screen, which is what I imagine the ‘HP bar’ to be in a realistic setting. Rather than simply beating each other to a pulp until one or the other goes down, it means they can keep track of how they are doing and switch them out when they are low or injured. In a realistic setting, death is not an unlikely situation, especially for new Pokémon trainers.

This also means that in ‘official’ matches, so with gym leaders, league members or in special battle grounds, this information is transferred to the large screen as shown in the example picture, so that the entire audience can keep track of the match details and how things are going. Think of it as the information that plays about the team as a football match is going on. It also links with a registered pc of your choice, or wirelessly to the cloud network that is available in all Pokémon centres.

This means that, as I imagine a lot of trainers to take laptops with them, they can access their items, plug them in at a local centre and access their whole list of Pokémon, their items, their mail, etc. Upon capture, you also get the option to swap the Pokémon into your team by transferring one from your belt to the pc. Everything is simple and automatic for today’s trainer-on-the-go! (as for PC systems themselves, that’s for another time, though I do imagine it to be much harder to own masses of Pokémon, as they can’t be kept in a box for too long. In fact, I don’t imagine there to be a ‘box’ at all, the pc is just a way of accessing them. They could be sent to live with your parents, a guardian, a friend or a day care in your town, which I imagine to be a very big business and therefore a viable option to keep 10-20 Pokémon per trainer without being cruel.)

PART 4. – The pokedex is also the way TM’s and HM’s are able to be taught to Pokémon. The CD’s are obtained and kept in small cases that can then be installed into the pokedex. Once inside, they can then be taught to any Pokémon in your team of six wirelessly using the chips. As the information is essentially downloading straight into the ball and then into the Pokémon, it’s instantaneous. (In this highly technologically advanced world, I don’t see this as being much of an issue or a question of morals, but eh)

There are a whole load of other things I would like to explore with this idea, but for now, these are the main aspects. It means that information is able to travel freely and swiftly in a world where everything is very fast-moving. I hope this has been explained clearly enough, and do let me know if you think it would make an interesting part to a poster collection, or trainer guide. I also plan on doing information on battles and gym leaders, as well as the league itself. Thanks guys! 

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Samuel Oak Pokemon Reports. - WIP.

So, going back to an earlier post, i want to use my art for a bit more than its currently being used for. The fact that i write out this massive pokedex entry also means that i have a lot of stuff to work with, so i think something like the above would be awesome to use for all the ones i plan on doing. 

Now, for the top one, this is a much longer version, i have no idea if id be able to find a printer to cut and print these at this size, because i do not want to be doing it myself, but it contains all of the information on the A2 posters plus extra sections that can be anything. With the weather trio in mind, it contains mythology, attacks, base stats and some place holder art until i do it myself. But i suspect i will also include information on the Cave of Origins, the blue and red orbs and then do some cool old art that looks like it part of a tablet for example. 

The A2 versions contain just the pokedex entry along some other little bits and bobs, but for now they have lorem ipsum text too. 

I suppose the basic question is, now looking at a more accurate version of what i hope they will look like, would be people be interesting in buying these sorts of things?

I’m trying to make more things that are able to be printed/sold, such as t shirts, newspaper and magazine covers (like the forbes magazine for malcolm silph and the TIME magazine cover with the king of kanto [which i do need to update actually]) and posters like these. Hell, i would also be interested in throwing together one of these with all three starter pokemon on I don’t want to copy RJ, because the actual starters have been done and the way he’s designed them cant be beat, but an information poster detailing their strengths and weaknesses and information for new trainers? That’s much more up my street. It could have loads of data, including small sections on the local routes near Palette town and the nearby pokemon you are likely to face. 

So yes, there’s going to be a lot of work involved, but what do people think? I’d be interested to know what sorts of information people would like to see on these sorts of things too!

(also, i just quickly created some OAK-branding for the posters, and i dont think they turned out too badly, but im sticking with the one on the posters for now, i think it works well enough)

Thanks guys!

REMEMBER! to see these full size, right click and view image in a new tab! But if thats not enough, please let me know and ill upload them and link them :)

Pokemon - Sceptile.

Chuffed with the lineart on this guy, so i thought id pop him up here before i get on with painting him tomorrow. the commissions going well. i should’ve got it done this weekend, but I had a jam-packed weekend. good lord.

As to Sceppy here. I love the idea of it being a slimmer, massively strong but nimble hunter like the pokedex suggests. To that end though, i wanted to go a different route with its tail. I like the idea that the ‘tree’ looking section is a massive bush of porcupine-like quills and feathery parts. When running as fast as it does, the quills flatten, meaning it can glide between tight space and not get caught on anything, but still retain the balance the tail offers.

When attacking or agitated, the quills flare up and look more like the traditional tail it has. I also like the idea that when it clubs enemies with this tail, it leaves spines in them, whether to track them by following the trail they leave, or to just flat out jab them to death.

When it Mega Evolves, i like the idea that when it clubs an enemy, it leaves the entire lower tail section in the enemy that then regrows incredibly quickly. 

Inspired by dilophosaurus, fir trees, porcupines, oviraptors, various plant bits and bobs, and various realistic sceptiles i saw whilst browsing. 

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Pokemon Trainer Lux.

This is a gift from a very kind guy to luxilux of him in a trainer form with the pokemon Bulbasaur, Celebi and mew. 

I wrote a massive long post about this, but then my computer decided it wanted to crash. So I am tired and irritable, but I will do my best to recover XD 

I think this has turned out quite well overall, though I have been looking at it for quite some time, so I’m a bit blurry on the improvement on this fro mym last picture. I also had a last minute change of heart with the background colour. Originally I was working with a warm golden palette, as it was a bit of a running theme, but when I changed the background hue by accident, I found that the lilac/blue colour really made the gold sections of the Trainers clothes stand out. So I’m not sure which was to lean, but overall, either works.

Lux! give me a message when you see this with your email address and we can talk about sending you over the finished files, i really hope you like it now that its finished :)

Goodnight everyone! And Merry Christmas Eve!

Witchsona

A day late! but it’s OK, I wanted to put a little more effort in! My witchsona is basically a void bottler. His coat contains thousands of tiny little black holes that he can summon Voidstuff from. He then bottles it, charms it with a task and then sells them as all-purpose Voidfolk.

Need your kids taken to school? We have a bottle for that.

Need your enemies slain in battle? got you covered!

Need someone to talk to for a bit? No problemo!

These bottles are one time use only and we cannot accept any responsibility for their use once purchased. you wana use one to kill someone, fine, but if you think the witch is going to jail for your poor life choices you’ve got another thing coming.