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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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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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Dinofuzz 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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Rainquaza 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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Rainquaza 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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