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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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Hinata-Wolf77 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015   General Artist
love this.
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Prof-Archaic Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
What I most enjoy about this piece is that the longer I look the more I see. The colours are just the right blend of softness and vibrancy to not overpower but still draw ones attention to just the right place. Sure the swooping pelipper and the lounging starmie are the first to be spotted yet, what is that? Is that a lapras out in the bay? Or perhaps the krabby being harassed by a curious wingull. It is nice to see such amazing diversity and a piece of art simply teeming with life. Very well done indeed :D
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the details and the realistic look of the Pokémon!
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KaySavage Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me wanna go to the beach. I haven't gone in years. >.<
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KaySavage Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these. owo
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MidnaXShadow101 Featured By Owner 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 
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shadowneco Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
being from northern CA I think this would be pretty accurate XD
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CrimsonFishy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ca? canada? XD if so, so am i XD
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shadowneco Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No California XD I lived about 2 hours from the Oregon border
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CrimsonFishy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
NWO I FEEL STUPIDD DUGHHHHHHHH CURSE MY 13 YEAR OLD BRAIN
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shadowneco Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Na it's fine XD
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Nintendomain Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, that spheal lying on the ground is like :iconlazycryplz:

This is really cool :D
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James627 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I only see 18!!! D: lol.... this is beautiful!!
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James627 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
19 now :D
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James627 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
ah... 20!! XD those hidden staryu!!
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royalP Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this deserves so much more than 2,000 views!!!  

Amazing concept, executed perfectly.  Just awesome!
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GDofSeattle Featured By Owner 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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James627 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
cloyster? where?
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GDofSeattle Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to look really close. The Cloyster are just below the Shellder on the rock to the far left in the midground. You can see they're different from the Shellder because they have tiny black orbs in their bodies.
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smexyfish45 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hippos? on the beach?
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william-shakespere Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Totaly AMAZING!!!!!
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Wow! This looks gorgeous! I love it somuch! So much details and so realistic! :love:
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didi-dragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Artist
I like that
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JustaSuta Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww god. This is amazing! The attention to detail is great and all the pokemon are recognizable but also realistic!
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xJupi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowwww! This is amazing! ∑(O____O;) I was only able to spot 18 pokemon. Unless that relicanth I spy is actually a rock. Then it's 17.
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rajewel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you, and no, there isn't a relicanth in this : P
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9303kaha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
waow! how long did it take to draw all that!? :noes:
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rajewel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really remember anymore. I worked on this one on and off for a few days while we were getting new windows in the house so mostly I just remember it was very noisy and very cold most of the time (it was winter lol) while drawing this.
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9303kaha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
changing windows in the winter :noes: where do you live? kannada? :D
well i'm guessing you spend less time on a art like this than i could ^^;
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rajewel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I live in crazy land where you change the windows when there is snow outside : P But yea, otherwise known as Canada : P

This wasn't a terribly quick picture, it did take a while. The next one I did was quick though [link]
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9303kaha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh my god you're from canada! :blush: um i was joking ^^;
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Panlong-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This MUST be a canvas
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KidSapiens Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Beautiful...
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MaxMishima Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guessing no one saw Gyaradoes (im pretty sure it's spelled like that!) hiding in the upper corner. I'm almost certain that is what I'm seeing. lol
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Panlong-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see it.
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MaxMishima Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
glad I'm not the only one.
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Panlong-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup
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Leoni-Fang02 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Very realistic! Great job!
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Asheraine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat Slowpoke...speaking of slowpoke...

SLOW POKE....Anywho, I love how you put Krabby with...the lobster, can't remember his name just duking it out in the corner...AND THE PELLIPER. YES THAT PELLIPER. Sorry, I don't have much usefulness to say after 5434567 years of hiatus.
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XiwyCain Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
omg!! THAT'S SO AWESOME!! love it!!
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GMamorno Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was that a CORSOLA?! wahahaha,,, well.. I REALLY LOVE THIS! My eyes played at each section.. :)
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UltimateGalaxia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece of art; the water is perfect, and I really like how you shaded everything.
The interactions between the pokemon are very well represented as well.
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Haha I forgot about the Pokémon wingull
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SaphireBlueTigress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I counted 6 times but I only total 19. Where is the 20th pokemon? I found the hidden Starmie on the rocks in the background already and counted what appears to be a Corsula in the left corner.
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rajewel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The more tricky fellows are a tentacool in the back near lapras and some remoraids (couple implied in the pool under starmie and some shadows of them in the water near the kingler. Either of those the ones you missed?
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SaphireBlueTigress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Nope, counted those as well.....what remoraids???wait
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Barn0wl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I love this! I'm wondering, did you do this in a traditional medium (ie oil or acrylic paint)? If you did this on a computer, you achieved a very painting-like finished product. In either case you have a beautifully done finished painting. I love the Pelipper and Wingull - they are very "natural" looking. I never thought about how a real Starmie might look, again you made it very natural and normal looking. Excellent work on this, great colors and composition - the painting really flows nicely and has a lot of action in it.
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rajewel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate the in-depth comment! Like the vast majority of my work this was done digitally, I tend to work a bit like I was painting traditionally though. Thanks again : )
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Barn0wl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
You do excellent work. Your traditional style really shows. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Tiramia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, the detail here is absolutely stunning, from the Crabby and Wingull fighting in the back to that Crabby using Bubble in the front! I visited a tide pool and saw a sea turtle for the first time out of a zoo, and it was just amazing. This picture totally reminds me of how beautiful nature is, even when it's not trying (and the universe is alternate)!
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