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Mane of the Sun ~ Wings of the Moon by Skudde Mane of the Sun ~ Wings of the Moon by Skudde
Finished: 25.5.2016
Paint Tool SAI + Photoshop
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Getting hyped for Pokemon Sun and Moon~! :la:

I started this piece of art as soon as the news came out. I knew there'd be a million doodles of the starters and hastily made fanart of the legends out in a few hours, but I wanted to make something proper that would stick around for longer.
While working on this I got the privilege to do research on the designs a lot more than most other artists who jumped on the bandwagon early and made fanart as soon as possible. I got to truly appreciate how complicated yet geometric the lion's head truly is, and I found all the inconsistencies between Sugimori's art and the 3D models. (oh and there were quite a few!) Finding a good middle line while balancing between the pokemon style and my own was a refreshing challenge one does not always get while making fanart.
And, like, the lion's body is not shown well in any of the footage so far so I had to improvise but we'll find out how well I did sooner or later.

"Lunaala" was my fave at first due to the attack we see it perform in the trailer, but "Solgaleo" took my heart during this piece. So it's Sun for me, which one are you guys getting?
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:iconsvantanon:
Svantanon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hnnnn I need this as my phone's new screen
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Skudde Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017   General Artist
Feel free to use it for that, as long as you don't upload it anywhere :)
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Svantanon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would think that I'd know better than that, but thank you~
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PokemonMaster555 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
This is just............HAWT!
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Skudde Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016   General Artist
Thanks :)
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PokemonMaster555 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
No problem! :p
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CraigTheCrocodile Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is very impressive! I can see you put a lot of effort into this piece. :)

As for which version I'm getting, I plan to get Sun version.
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Skudde Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016   General Artist
Thank you! :) Team Sun all the way!
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Valuiss Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Omg I love this artwork
You did an amazing job, especially for Solgaleo !
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 30, 2016   General Artist
Thank you! :3
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Very impressive. I think it was smart of you to spend time on such a great piece of art.

Right now, I think I'm getting Moon, but I might still change my mind. I never use legendaries, so it doesn't really matter to me that I think Lunaala looks cooler than Solgaleo.
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 28, 2016   General Artist
Thank you very much!

I know that feeling. What does one legendary and cover art mean when the region's look could depend on your version choice (like in BW2) + all the exclusives? Another reason for me to get Sun is that my husband is getting Moon, so we can in a way both get both experiences.
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SlowerThanZero Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this is amazing artwork of the new legendaries! I freaking love this! I  still cant help but think the lion guy looks like a Liger Zoid. XD
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 28, 2016   General Artist
Thank you! :D I know right? Mecha lion all the way!
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SlowerThanZero Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aha yup! Sometimes pokemon just doesnt look like pokemon anymore with their legendaries, but I still really like these two new ones. <3
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Skudde Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016   General Artist
"Pokemon doesn't look like pokemon anymore" is such a weird concept to me. I mean some have always been odd and some have always been more commonplace, but it's not like the company has a strict guideline to follow.
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SlowerThanZero Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess what I mean is that the style overall seems to have shifted quite a bit from where it started. Not to say that improving is a bad thing, cause it would be bad never to improve. I just mean that it seems the general style and feel is not quite the same as it used to be, of course that could be simply due to the fact that they are newer and don't have the nostalgic feeling that the originals had. It is also probably due to how much extra detail Pokemon tend to have nowadays, sometimes it seems there is excessive detail. But thinking back to the original games, they just couldn't put as much detail since the games were so limited in their capabilities, so it is also understandable to be wanting to add even more details with the increasing capabilities of their systems. 

So quite simply, my standpoint is just that I don't get the same feeling from the new guys as the older ones but with improvement, you just can't expect to have things "stay the same" otherwise it would indeed get boring after awhile. I always have such mixed feelings with new Pokemon, but overall I do get very excited to see new ones.
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MorningSunEspeon Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Deeply impressive and amazingly drawn. It isn't difficult to see a lot of effort has been put into these two, and your style for this is incredible. The different backgrounds for each of them are really something as well. Nice work here.
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 27, 2016   General Artist
Oh but thank you! I hadn't drawn with thin lineart in a while but it wasn't a problem in the end. :D Their designs were incredibly fun to work with~
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GoldenMew Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
this is so "wow". I just don't have other words :wow:
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice attention to detail

And the other details help form the presentation
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   General Artist
Thank you, thank you :aww: I tried to be thorough with the original designs.
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MistySnowDrift Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sun for me as well. 
Beautiful tribute by the way :D
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   General Artist
Sun all the way! :D Thanks~
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star-destiny Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
i am want pokemon moon

can you draw me a cute dedenne ^^
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 25, 2016   General Artist
I don't do requests but you can check my commission prices from the profile page. :)
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star-destiny Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
i am think there are high .. i have not a lot points
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 25, 2016   General Artist
Then there's nothing I can do. :') I have a lot of own projects to work on and paying customers in line, so taking requests is just not possible.
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star-destiny Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
and i am can not pay Points from over 100 Points ..
max. are only 20 points
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Skudde Featured By Owner May 25, 2016   General Artist
Then you can't get art from me. 20 points is around 0,25€ for which price I would not even lift a pencil from the desk, let alone make art for a complete stranger.
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