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Lightning Rod by rajewel Lightning Rod by rajewel
Electric pony! If only they were as awesome in game. I never seem to follow my original plans when it comes to pictures, I was just gonna do something quick and more cartoony. But this came out instead. I don't know what happened either.

Spent a bit longer on this one, mainly because it does have some semblance of a background, yes end of the world. But it was fun, and my god, I need to stop procrastinating, time to write these darn papers! Got to make a wikipedia article on some journal article from the 90's talking about how not all things counted as bacteria in the ocean might not actually be alive. Oh well, got to do it -wanders off-

As usual, blitzle is not mine, go see nintendo

And why in the world did this take almost 2 hours to upload DA? And why do you always compress my pictures horribly o_x
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How creative! Awesome!
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RedCrystaly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would you want to draw something cartoony when you can do that? I love the light and how it makes it more realistic.
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Sutittaja Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It looks amazing. And also like Blitzle or Zebstrika. I love both of them. Awesome pic.
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:iconeveelover:
EveeLover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
its like the pokemon zebstirka
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, probably because it's a blitzle. At least its recognizable : )
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:iconthegekkou:
TheGekkou Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This art makes me like Blitzel more than I did before. The face looks great.
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:iconayumu-konno:
Ayumu-Konno Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
WOW!!!!
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:iconatomehanyou:
AtomeHanyou Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm training my Zebstrika just for this, he has that ability too. Going to use him against Zekrom. When that Zekrom goes to use his fusion bolt move, it's not going to do anything B]
I wish I could draw that lol
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FinalXJudgement Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Great atmosphere.
I always liked the look of thunder lighting the skies and reflecting on the clouds.

Truly enchanting.
Thank you for sharing.
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DesultoryMoonlighter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Artist
shockingly awesome.
*dodges a bullet*
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fiddlestiks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
how big do you work usually? like canvas size, pixels per swuare inch? and how zoomed in do you get? everything you do is ridiculously detailed and lovely @__@ OH ONE MORE QUESTION; along the same lines, what size brushes do you keep? I read somewhere that you like to use the crayon brush but are there any others you abuse??
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rajewel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, million questions, anything else? Hah, just kidding, I don't mind at all : ). Uhh, okay lets see...

I usually start with a 8.5 x 11 inch canvas at 300 pixil/inch, though i might crop/enlarge depending on how things are going.

I actually generally don't work that zoomed in, though I probably should. I find with the detailed obsessiveness that I get into (help me x_x) if I work TOO zoomed in they just get burry or even really ugly and jagged when I zoom out to a reasonable post size. Nothing is more irritating than finding that details that looked good at 100% look hideous at 50% and having to start all over again. So i usually work around 50-75% zoom for detailing (and i usually post at 33-50%), though I sort of jump around in zoom depending on what I'm doing.

I don't keep any specific brush sizes. In sai I used to use the brush enlarge/shrink shortcut key constantly ( the [ and ] keys in sai). My new tablet has a scroll wheel that i've usually got set to do that. So I'm constantly adjusting brush size.

As for brushes, I mostly stick to the crayon tool. I'll use the water tool early on in a picture to blur colors or smooth things when I'm laying down colors or blur basic details sometimes. I also usually use the airbrush when creating glow or foggy stuff (though I usually use the crayon as well). On rare occasion i use the brush tool ( i used it to create texture on my banette smile picture) or the pen tool for sharp detail things. Really, i just sort of fiddle around to see what does the job. I'm still learning the program and figuring out how i like to use it o_o;
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fiddlestiks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my god sorry D: I feel bad for making you type all that! but it is incredibly helpful so thank you so much :D :D


and i know exactly how you feel when it comes to details; it really gets me when i'm doing really tiny pixel art, and place a few pixels, then zoom out to find that it actually does not look too spiffy :P


thank you again for all your advice!!! :iconbrohugplz:
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Walls of text are my speciality >_>. Seriously, I seem to be able to turn anything into a mini-essay. But i really don't mind at all, I'm glad it helped though.
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Mori-Ookami Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I call my Zebstrika, Ziggy. lol
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MikachuSango Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty^^
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:iconc0ki:
c0ki Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I'd rather suscribe you Instead making favorite every single art of you. lol.
Amazing work <3
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Caadot Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
<3 nice ... love it ^^
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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I-psilone Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, I love your interpretation =3
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you : )
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ZeniTheWonder Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
This is amazing! I love Blitzle's eyes especially.
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FirstNoelle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
This is beautiful! I love the perspective.
And yeah, I wish they were more awesome in the game. I ended up switching mine for a Galvantula. They're so cute. <3
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pandawish Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
This is amazing.
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ChromaColors Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Stripes, my Blitzle, has Motor Drive. I was never able to actually use it since I haven't encountered any Electric Type pokemon yet.
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rayerayeQ Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
D: <33333
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CalicoGoldfish Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful, love the colors and mood of this drawing o3o
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CalicoGoldfish Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
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dayngeerous Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man this is awesome! i love this pokemon, so badass :D
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rajewel Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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cupcake-eater Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this looks so epic! I love how you did the perspective! :D
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you : )
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cupcake-eater Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
np :)
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Gladys-Design Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked concept, and one of my fav. pokemon. Also enjoying your colour palette :3
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you : )
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masterurlich Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Interface Designer
do you use photoshop for these paintings?
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For my recent ones I've been using Sai. The pictures of the 5th gen starters were done in Shipainter (an oekaki program).
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masterurlich Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Interface Designer
do you use photoshop do paint these?
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stardroidjean Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
*___* incredible!
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Jester-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thank you : )
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Jester-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome :giggle: :)
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Here via QualityFanArt. Great job on this!
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really beautiful picture! the light and darkness effects look great!i also have one, and it´s actually quite strong... even if the defense is really not the best ^^,
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you : ). I think mine might just have some suck IVs. At least its sort of fast
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yes, it is ^^
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Beagleboy4ever Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I never pictured blitzle as the cool type. Until now.
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:iconrajewel:
rajewel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its all the static giving him an epic hairdo.
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Lykouros Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing. Love the entire mood of this painting :)
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