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Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by Blue Frog, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Blue Frog

    Blue Frog Azureus
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    Most Recent Drawings: Politoed Closeup, Swalot/Kirby/Gulpin, Surreal Gardevoirs v2
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    Hi Smogon! I'm Blue Frog. Since I'm bad at battling and less bad at art, I decided to make this art thread. I'd really appreciate constructive criticism, because I'm not going to get better until I know what I'm doing wrong.

    Every Pokemon I've Drawn So Far:
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    Pörk (MAC)
    Weird Delphox
    Weird Mesprit
    Pyroar
    Pyroar (traditional)
    Gardevoir
    Easter Buneary and Bunnelby
    Bisharp
    300: Rise of a Quagsire
    Cradily
    Gastrodon
    Abstract Volcarona
    Kyurem Black and White Cutemons
    Blue Frogs
    Teddiursa
    Amaura
    Snorlax and Rotom-F Valentine
    Poliwag Beating Excadrill (MAC)
    Swimmer Floatzel
    Registeel Fairy Retype
    Servine
    CAP 6 Pre-Evo Design
    Aromatisse
    Hawlucha
    Phione
    Absol
    Cute Ursaring
    Slurpuff
    Koffing for Facebook Contest
    Florges
    Budew
    Drifloon Kidnapping Kid
    Greninja
    Mega Gardevoir
    In game Y team
    Angry Stunfisk
    Abstract Roselia
    Abstract Giratina
    Aurorus
    Blissey
    Suicune
    Xerneas and Yveltal
    Garbodor and Muk
    Pumpkaboo
    Timid Jynx
    Heliolisk
    Kyurem
    Greninja
    Baltoy Closeup
    First Draft PS! Landscape
    (Illegal) CAP6 Entry :(
    Mega Politoed
    Frogadier
    Machamp lifting Beldums for Mienshao
    Cute Whirlipede
    Cute Magcargo
    Cute Milotic
    Seel
    Zweilous eating Vanilluxe
    Grumpig
    Drifblim
    Beautifly
    Girafarig
    Vibrava
    Depressing Nuzleaf
    Azelf
    Shelgon
    Whiscash
    Xatu
    Seismitoad
    Relicanth
    Killer Igglybuff
    DUNCEsparce
    Spheal and Shroomish
    Ampharos
    Raikou
    Politoed w/ exaggerated proportions
    Shuckle w/ exaggerated proportions
    Elgyem Closeup
    Virizion
    Tropius
    Swirlix
    Yveltal Closeup
    Vivillon
    Malamar
    Politoed Card
    Unused+Unfinished Politoed Card
    Chimecho
    Preschooler with a Tyranitar
    Shiny Politoed
    Flabébé
    Skrelp
    Cubchoo Sneezing
    Sigilyph
    Wobbuffet
    Slowking Closeup
    Vaporeon
    Porygon2 and Psyduck
    Normal Hydreigon Retype
    Flaaffy
    Fire Pokes
    Trackpad Drawing
    Wally and Gardevoir
    Weird Style Politoed
    Chatot
    Magic Guard Clefable
    Scizor and Trapinch
    Kyogre Water Spout
    Cute Kyogre/Drizzle
    Water's Edge
    Jumpluff
    Chinchou
    Trapinch
    Archen and Staryu Wedding
    Mawile
    Gastrodon and Rotom-W
    Pichu and Cleffa
    Garbodor
    Lickitung Closeup
    Cute Breloom
    Energy Ball Jellicent
    Random Skorupi
    Super Zigzagoon
    Charizard Closeup
    Psychic/Rock Paras
    Lapras Closeup
    Surskit
    Ninjask and Shedinja
    Luxio Closeup
    Dark/Fire Skarmory
    Duosion Closeup
    Jigglypuff and Kirby
    Azurill Ocean
    Surreal Gardevoirs
    Hariyama drinking Shuckle
    Gulpin and Kirby and Swalot
    Tentacruel Closeup
    Spiritomb Closeup
    Accelgor Closeup
    Altaria Closeup
    Lotad in Swamp
    Politoed Closeup
    Shadow Tag (With Male Gothitelle!)
    Water/Dragon Fakemon: "Hydragon"
    Water/Ghost Fakemon: "Spectdro"



    Site Art:

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    Art for Articles:
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    The Player:
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    Other Stuff:
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    Current Fakedex:
    Numerical Order (open)


    001 Tarseid (open)

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    002 Tarscent (open)

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    003 Scarsier (open)

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    067 Lobstew (open)

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    Non-Pokemon Stuff:


    Finished Requests:
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014 at 1:48 AM
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  2. Ypres

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    I enjoy your frog studies. Just keep studying from life, and you will continue to progress.
  3. bluehoundoom

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    Hello! Welcome to the studio!
    I believe your frog studies are you best pieces of work, they all show smoothness and a delicate touch that all gives them this nice, soft look. I also enjoy the colors of many of them (for the hand picture, it shows motion and it's also dynamic). I think you should work on your digital art, I find many of your pieces to be unclean as the coloring passes through the lines. Speaking of lines, I find that many of your lines are really jagged and jittery so I suggest you should work on your lineart as well as keeping the coloring inside of them. And a minor suggestion (take it or leave it), I kind of view your Hydragon more as an Ice/Dragon over Water/Dragon so maybe you can some gills and fins to make it more like a Water type.
    Hope I helped!
  4. Blue Frog

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    Thanks for your guys' feedback! I tried painting (because I'm bad at lineart anyway) in the same style as some of my frog drawings (but digitally) and got this:
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    Lotad

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  6. Governess

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    This artwork is very unique and creative. I love the mixture of the colors in the Lotad portrait; the way it blends together makes it look so elegant, yet mysterious.
    The up close drawing of Politoed was splendid. I noticed your used some Abstract drawing techniques there; having the eyes look like a Pokeball xD
    Overall, it was really good. Keep getting better. Luvdisc'd! =)
  7. Blue Frog

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    Wow, thank you so much! I'm really happy that you enjoy my art.

    Another closeup, of Altaria:
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    I think I'm going to do more closeups of stuff.
  8. Raichoice

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    nice work, what are you using to draw this stuff?
  9. Blue Frog

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    Ok, I'm going to get my Fakedex going. In the last couple years, I've designed over 200 pokemon, but most of them suck.

    I've spent the last couple hours digitalizing some of my stuff, and I did all of these at once, so I kind of burned out by the end. The quality of the drawings gets progressively worse, as a warning. I hope they're at least comprehensible.

    Regardless of that, here are the first 9 Pokemon in my fakedex!
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    [​IMG] #1 Name: Calflora Type: Grass Base Stats (HP/Atk/Def/SpA/SpD/Spe): 40/50/45/10/20/81
    [​IMG] #2 Name: Bloomutton Type: Grass Base Stats: 60/70/75/30/40/91
    [​IMG] #3 Name: Panoroam Type: Grass/Rock Base Stats: 80/110/125/40/60/131
    [​IMG] #4: Name: Fryno Type: Fire Base Stats: 80/66/40/10/40/10
    [​IMG] Name: Ivorot Type: Fire Base Stats: 105/81/70/20/70/20
    [​IMG] Name: Tuskorch Type:Fire Base Stats: 150/126/90/45/90/45
    [​IMG] Name: Ophiorb Type: Water Base Stats: 40/10/20/134/30/12
    [​IMG] Name: Serpentorb Type: Water Base Stats: 60/144/55/30/45/32
    And if you've seen the top post, you know about Hydragon, but I redrew it so the evolutionary line could be more easily visualized:
    [​IMG] Name: Hydragon Type: Water/Dragon Base Stats: 100/154/80/60/90/62


    And a few notes about the designs:
    -I hate Ivorot's design. Fryno was originally supposed to evolve directly into Tuskorch, but when I decided to make it a starter Pokemon (because it's cute), I just doodled Ivorot. It sucks. I hate Ivorot.
    -The base stat totals of each final stage of the starters is 546, much higher than any other starter in the past gens (the highest is Swampert with 535). But I balanced it out by making the BSTs of the first stage pokemon really low, at 246, which is much lower than any other starter first stage, and the middle Pokemon is like that as well (366, much lower than 405 or 413 or 418, which are the BSTs of other middle starters.)
    -I really like Panoroam's design; I think it's one of the best designs I've made. You may disagree, but whatever.
    -The Calflora line is a goat, just in case my bad drawing skills made it seem otherwise.

    I hope you've enjoyed this, and I'd appreciate feedback, of course. More fakemons to follow!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  10. Kempo

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    Caflora is awesome, I also like orphiorb. Very creative thanks for sharing
  11. Blue Frog

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    Here's a Bayleef:

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    Two more Fakemons, the HM slaves of the group:
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    Name: Platypeek Type: Normal Base Stats: 65/40/40/15/50/40
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    Name: Platypike Type:Normal/Water Base Stats: 115/65/65/30/85/65
    Abilities for both: Defiant/Huge Power/Klutz
  13. Blue Frog

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    [​IMG]

    Poor Gulpin.


    Sorry for the late update. I guess the whole "drawing every other day" thing didn't work out, but I'll try to be more consistent in the future.
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  14. RitterCat

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    Hi! Great to see you pumping out this work to help you improve, practice makes perfect so keep at it. For the close-up paintings, what brush settings are you using (on what program), as your brush seems really spaced out, like lots of separate circles instead of a solid brush stroke. If this is intentional, then fine, but I think it could look better if you painted with a solid brush stroke.
    Just a little suggestion, keep up the good work :)
  15. Magistrum

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    RitterCat, I think Blue Frog is using Dodge Tool/ Burn Tool with the default Circular Brush on Photoshop to achieve those separate circles. I've tried it when experimenting with various photoshop tools the first time. Also, I think that effect can also be achieved via mouse when you lower the opacity... not sure on this one though.(Unless Blue Frog corrects me, which will make me a total idiot XD)

    Blue Frog, I agree with RitterCat on this one though; I believe your artworks will improve if the strokes are more fluid. I suggest tinkering with different brushes, especially with a feather effect brush when using Dodge/Burn Tools. They will make those separate circles into one fluid stroke. Also experiment with your layers and layering effects; they are Photoshop's greatest blessing. Keep it goin'! ;)
  16. Blue Frog

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    Rittercat! You and Yilx and Bummer are my three favorite artists on smogon :)
    Anyway, the weird circles on the closeups are not intentional; I had noticed them as well but had hoped no one would notice them...
    I'm not sure what causes them to be like that, but I think it has something to do with the "pressure controls opacity" function on my version of Photoshop. I think it controls the opacity and the flow of the brushes. I think this version is an abridged version or something, because there's no pen tool or even a pencil tool.
    Oh... well... as I mentioned before, they aren't intentional. I'm actually flattered that you think they were, because I'm definitely not smart enough to have done whatever you said just now. I don't even think my photoshop has a burn tool.

    That being said, I do agree that my lines need to be smoother, so I drew this with the goal of smooth lines in mind:
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    Also, if anyone's interested, this is my submission to the MAC for the theme of surrealism:
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    As you can see there's still the weird circle shading in that one.
  17. Blue Frog

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    Alright, haven't done a closeup in a while, so here's a Loudred:
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    and heres a random drawing of Taylor Swift. the best drawing ive ever done

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    i don't know why im posting this
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  18. Blue Frog

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    Three more fakemons:

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    Name: Beakie Type: Normal/Flying Base Stats: 40/50/30/30/30/60
    [​IMG] Name: Velvetouc Type: Normal/Flying Base Stats: 60/70/40/50/40/75
    [​IMG] Name: Beacan Type: Normal/Flying Base Stats: 100/40/128/120/65/27

    Design Notes:
    -As the evolution line progresses, the Pokemon's beaks get larger and larger, while the body stays more or less the same. Thus, when Velvetouc evolves into Beacan, the beak becomes too heavy for it to carry, which greatly lowers its attack and speed stats.
    -Beacan learns several moves which are unusual for a flying type, such as Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, and Fire Blast, which comes from its gigantic, magical beak. Yes. It spits to attack.
    -I didn't even realize how stupid it sounds until I wrote it. Oh well.
  19. RitterCat

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    Hey! Cool concept for the fakemon, but it might make the designs a little more interesting if the body does change some features, so that they're not purely differentiated by beak size. Your lines are starting to have less of that circle issue as well, which is good! One thing I've noticed is that you can see distinct bands of seperate colour in some of your shading instead of a smooth transition of lighter and darker colours. For this, maybe just spending a bit more time on blending the colours together would help to get a smoother feel on the shading. Looking good Blue Frog, keep it up :)
  20. Andrew

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    Hey, I like the close ups and the fakedex ideas. I also really like the style you used for the lotad painting, I'd like to see you do more like that; the colors are really cool. Other than that, I guess I'd just have to echo what Rittercat and Magistrum have already said about getting smooth lines and spending a bit more time on the blending to make things smoother. It takes patience but it's worth it. :) Also the gulpin/jigglypuff/swalot drawing is pretty cute <3
  21. Blue Frog

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    I suck at backgrounds.


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    I'm pretty sure that duplicating one layer and rotating it to make a reflection is cheating :/

    Oh well.

    To Andrew3391, the Gulpin is actually being eaten by a Kirby, not a Jigglypuff. I guess it just tells everyone about my art skills :)
  22. Blue Frog

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    Andrew3391's comment gave me my idea for this drawing. It's a bit big, hence the hide tag.....

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    People always confuse Jigglypuff and Kirby. A lot of people don't realize that Kirby came out before Pokemon (The first Kirby game, Kirby's Dreamland, came out in 1992, while Pokemon Red and Green came out in 1996), so Kirby was actually the original pink puffball. JIGGLYPUFF IS JUST A POSER.

    About the drawing itself, I tried to make smoother lines and shading, but I don't think I did very well. The background is also quite simplistic, but it's not the main attraction of the piece, so it's ok.
  23. Blue Frog

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    Duosion Closeup

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    Fakedex update! The whole "generic bug-type" thing has been done a million times before, but it works. I must keep with the tradition.

    [​IMG] Name: Flarva Type: Fire/Bug Base Stats: 35/5/5/95/35/10
    [​IMG]Name: Furnasalis Type: Fire/Bug Base Stats: 50/5/105/35/35/5
    [​IMG]Name: Pyrofly Type: Fire/Bug Base Stats: 45/15/15/135/50/125

    I don't know why I made their stats so overpowered. Same offensive stats as Darkrai by level 10? Yes please.

    I wish I could've implemented more of you guys' shading tips, but I'm a bit lazy when it comes to these fakemons, since they aren't really pieces of art on their own. It's like my second grade teacher told me about handwriting: as long as it's comprehensible, it's ok.

    But some people will get a kick out of this: I hid the lineart layer on Pyrofly just to see what it looked like, and I ended up with a really colorful version of Aurumoth:

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  25. Andrew

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    Lol cool sorry about the jigglypuff/Kirby mixup. Lines and all are looking a lot smoother in that painting :D has anyone ever told you you do nice shading? Cuz you do :3

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