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Field Guide: Pg. 19 Torterra by CasteelArt Field Guide: Pg. 19 Torterra by CasteelArt
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MCsaurus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Whoa.

Awesome Torterroa you draw, I think I like it.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well hopefully you do! ;) 
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MCsaurus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Your welcome.
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IronDino Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Perhaps Professor Baobab smells a bit too much like Ash...
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ba-da-dun *cymbal crash*
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JayzPF Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol
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DonkataDeath Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your field guide is amazing ive read every one of them, I just wish you would do Ninetales, Vulpix, Cubone, or if possible Mawile. I would just love to read how you describe how each behaves. I wouldn't not be too much trouble would it?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been going slow but I am working on more pages. I have to get settled into my new place. I'll hope to have an update soon.
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DonkataDeath Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aright then
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peacekid4 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i have been reading these and were led here by am accidental google search and i have to say, i love these and Professor Boabab's experiences. if i may make a possible request (and i'm sure you get so many of these you just go past them) but may i ask that in one of your future field guide pages maybe a Typhlosion makes an appearance? that pokemon has been one of my all time favorites in the world and to see it in your art work and in a field guide page of your expertise would be simply amazing. but again, i'm sure you get a lot of these silly requests so i won't mind if it's disregarded. i just thought i'd ask and let you know how amazing these are
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Typhlosion would be amazing. I'm currently working on some stuff for Pure Nintendo Magazine however, I will definitely look at getting some concept stuff going. :)
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peacekid4 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome, whatever you post i'm sure it will be amazing. i know Professor Boabab has a soft spot for fire pokemon like myself and i thought after reading all your currefnt field guides that he may really like Typhlosion, but again, either way, i'm looking forward to any of your artwork
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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axmurderer34 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Sent here by RareCandyTreatment and am looking through these entries. Loving it already as you've done my two favorites already, Torterra and Girafarig!
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xDember Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I think this is one of the most nicely illustrated pieces you've done out of the field guide pokemon, but I hope you don't mind me asking; what's going on with its left foreleg? Is it just lifted in motion? Also, where are the back legs? If the front left is indeed lifted, wouldn't the hind left need to be on the ground just to keep it from collapsing on that side? Sorry for my confusion.
Beautiful artwork, I particularly love the texture of the scales (or osteoderms?) and the detail put into the carapace. The description was lovely also, I never thought of this pokemon as one of those maps before, but now I almost want to set up a little miniature train track all around the scenery on its shell, like those tables with the miniature scenery props and whatnot. Great job.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! Thanks for comment. As for the left leg, I drew it with the intention of the front being dragged toward with a bend. As for the back, I didn't get to detailed. The purpose of the sketches are more so that I imagine a Professor encountering the beasts then sketching the encounter from memory into his field book. Sometimes this allows for a full drawing and for others more a general image. The most "important" part of the Pokemon... and others, more of what I feel works artistically.
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PumpkinKeyblade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! I have never looked at Torterra like this, thank you for the new perspective!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love when I can open the eyes of a fan to a new Pokemon!
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phoenixsinger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
you always do such amazing work. I was wondering if you were going to add any more 5th gen. to the field guide? How about Serperior? That's seem to be a good choice for this kind of environment. Anyway great work.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Yes I do plan on doing more 5th Generation Pokemon. I am currently working on a couple of pieces. I have a Slowpoke in the works and an Octillery.
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blootwo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
i am a big fan of your work! i hope you don't mind me making a secondary commentary on this one. professor pine's journal: today i went down a path recently traveled. the footsteps seemed to be heading in the same direction as we were. i decided to take a break and sit down, and then the strangest thing happened! the ground was moving. later observations made by my snappy side-kick Billy i was sitting on a tortera! the rare find had me amazed! it looked at me shook me of with a great display of strength. i thought for sure that i was a goner but it didn't charge at me. to further inspection the tortera had a large gash on its leg! Penelope my blissey was happy to help. when we bandaged the weakened the giant he started weeping and went over to a sharp rock and groomed the bonsai tree on its back. (it was very ragged might add.) i had Persifle my chatot trim it for him. Persifle was always good with that kind of stuff. we started to leave when the tortera started to fallow me. my chatot translated for me that he wanted to join me on my travels. i caught him and he joined us happily.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Keep up the great writing! Im glad I could inspire you to work on stuff like this. Its so cool!
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These-Hollowed-Bones Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Torterra is one of my favorites, this is awesome!
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JayzPF Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG this is awesome!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
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AfroTurtwig Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
SOOOOO COOOOOOOOLLLL (Torterra fan=me)!!!!!! B-b-b-buh, Torterra are very peaceful creatures......:'(
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Penguyen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Hey great work! Realistic but not deliberately creepy looking... Keep then coming!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I've been trying to really steer clear of the freakishly weird or creepy feel. I want people from all "walks" as it were to be able to identify with each piece.
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riolord Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
well your doing a marvelous job at it my friend these are fun and a joy to read
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Sylvana-Darkmyst Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I. Freaking. LOVE. this.
And this is one of my favorite pokemon as well.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Always great to hear that I really nailed it with someone's favorites!
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SulZala Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
300kg for a stone-and-rock-covered, 2 1/2m high seems pretty light to me. "Pretty light" as in "it should be about 5 tons, actually". Just saying :)
But awesome picture. I want one IRL.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it does swim and thats the "official" info taken from the Pokedex.
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SulZala Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, Pokedex data... Their weight estimates are one of the few things I ignore from them xD"
.. waitwaitwaitWHAT it can swim? O_o"" I always thought Torterra was a tortoise (aka living on land), not a turtle (living in water) O_o""
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Being able to swim and actually swimming are two different things. ;) I can imagine when needed, it would be able to swim.
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SulZala Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
More like float ;)
But unless there's air in that shell, I fear it'd fare like a warrior in full plate armour. But then, it doesn't matter whether it's 300 or 5000 kg heavy.
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lancerdragon95 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
U Need To Make A Book!!! i want to buy that book!!!!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am exploring that option as we speak.
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BrianI Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Torterra is carrying my team in Diamond at the mo. I love it. This is a wonderful illustration, and I really love the journal element :)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He is one of my favorites!
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SoldierOfDawn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's really cool to get a Scientist's perspective on pokemon, its really cool how you did this.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am trying to do a lot. I am surprised how popular this has become.
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DeepC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Titanic and epic! =D
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had a hard time not giving the Professor a lot of the "turtle" type Pokemon ie; Torterra, Torkoal, Blastoise, etc. I enjoyed this one a lot.
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DeepC Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I also happened to notice that Torterra is only half a meter taller than a bison.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a BIG tortoise! :D
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DeepC Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If only it were bigger... =P
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HA HA! Yeah, I imagined him really large but I have tried to keep to the stats that Nintendo has listed for each of the Pokemon.
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DeepC Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand.

Can't wait for more of these...

...and maybe Krookodile (One of my fav' Pokemon from Gen V)? =P
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I've been designing him too. You can see a partial sketch in the concept art piece in my gallery.
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DeepC Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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