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Ordinary Day on the West Coast by rajewel Ordinary Day on the West Coast by rajewel
So the DMAP event's pokemon this week was gastrodon. There is a west and an east form, which made me think east and west coast. I live on the west coast, so I thought "what would this area look like if pokemon were there instead?" This is the result.

I tried to include most pokemon I thought plausible to find in a temperate coastal environment, excluding 5th gen pokemon since they wouldn't be naturally mingling with 1-4th gen. Corsola is kinda pushing it, but oh well. There are sea-lions and seals around here so I decided to include spheal and sealeo, even if they're more cold water, but the water here is pretty cold... Lapras... lets just call it Ogopogo. Some aren't really to scale since well, I wanted them to be smaller. I didn't include any pokemon that although CAN live near the coast have a preference for fresh water (ie. squirtle) or would better fit into open/deep/norther oceans.

If anything this was a good bit of practice, what with character and background interaction, de-focusing on a single character and zooming out the camera. A little chaotic but oh well. It kinda reminds me of those find the animal books. How many shellders are there o_O? even I didn't count hah.

Not sure if I'll make a series out of this or not

For anyone wondering there are 20 different pokemon species in this picture (different evolution stages counted serperately).
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CrazyZoroarkLady Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Makes me wanna go to the beach. I haven't gone in years. >.<
CrazyZoroarkLady Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love these. owo
MidnaXShadow101 Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have an idea for a drawing you could do, since it seems you're pretty badass at drawing Pokemon in my opinion, and making them look realistic.~ If you haven't already, you should totally draw an Umbreon.~ Awesome drawings. SPAZ 
shadowneco Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
being from northern CA I think this would be pretty accurate XD
Nintendomain Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, that spheal lying on the ground is like :iconlazycryplz:

This is really cool :D
I only see 18!!! D: lol.... this is beautiful!!
ah... 20!! XD those hidden staryu!!
royalP Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this deserves so much more than 2,000 views!!!  

Amazing concept, executed perfectly.  Just awesome!
GDofSeattle Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! As a native Washingtonian, it reminds me of our wild ocean beaches. Just perfect! I feel as if I could walk right into it. Very nice touch with the subtly added Staryu way in the background and those Shellder and Cloyster on the midground rocks. I almost missed them.
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