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Field Guide: Pg. 30 Slaking by CasteelArt Field Guide: Pg. 30 Slaking by CasteelArt
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Beautiful. The deatail of the Slaking's face is extrodinary. The story provides an amazing image of what s not drawn. The pokemon is drawn very realistically, and if I had no previouse knowledge of its existance, I would have beleived it to be real. Your ability to write realistic accounts of a proffesor that is studying pokemon is simply stunning, and I am captivated whenever I read these journals. Although the time it takes to produce such breath taking works of art can seem very lengthy, it is definitly worth the wait. Please continue these fantastic works of art, for I am always looking forward to them.
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Looks really great! This is one of my favorites in awhile.This is in need of only a little grammatical/spelling revision, from what I can tell. I love the Slaking's face! Just like I imagine that he would look in person! :) The minimalism works well for such a large Pokemon, as I feel that if you drew out the entire thing, it would make the page look cluttery, and it would draw away from the Professor's story. I like the Professor's adventures and can't wait to see what Pokemon he runs into next. You are doing really well so far in creating believeable, realistic Pokemon.
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XantheUnwinArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
love the king kong treatment of slaking - normally i don't like it but this is great :D
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Very interesting.
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Michiru-Usagi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe my question will be answered later, but the sudden transition from angry to calm was the part that really confused me... Was he not angry at all or something? =/
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The behavior was a reference to the Pokemons "Slack Off" ability. Where the Pokemon rages and is able to attack, then wastes his energy and has to rest for a round. It's more a ploy on the actual game mechanics.

If taking that ability to the real world, the Slaking rages, finds her baby, then is spent. Thus needing to "slack off".
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HeroesOfOurTime Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you mean Truant, but I still like it very much :)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean? and thank you.
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HeroesOfOurTime Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His ability is called Truant, not Slack Off. Slack Off is a healing move.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I stand corrected. Thank you. ;) 
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Michiru-Usagi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh I see~ Nice way of representing it~
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Blackdrazon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
This one's not tagged with the rest of the Field Guide images! The numbering's off as a result, too, though since the numbering is off, maybe you were already aware?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to look into that!! I've changed a couple of the images (I have redonesome of the pages) so maybe that's why. Thanks for the heads up!
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Blackdrazon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
No problem! Bumbazzle from Rare Candy Treatment just ([link]) linked the series using the Field Guide tag, and I couldn't help but notice the weird gap between the Slakoth and the Limpopo Bay pages.
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Kalestic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! I just saw this and I can't wait to check out the others :)
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kymvros Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
oops, i wrote my critique in the comments >.<
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Im very excited about the next set! I can't wait.
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kymvros Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I can just imagine the atmosphere and events well enough to see it happen right before my eyes. The only thing I had a problem with is that you didn't put Vigorath(or whatever its name is.) All in all I love this series, and I believe that your work is improving substantially over time. I expect great things from you good sir, great things.
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LittleLiger07 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only wish it had been a full body of Slaking, but very nicely done. For some reason I couldn't take my eyes away from the detail in the teeth/gums and the way his eyes look. Can't wait for the next page.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You might still yet see a full body shot. :D
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DeepC Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing description!

Will there be the rest of its body and would it be a cross between a sloth and a gorilla?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since the most accurate depiction would be a gorilla, it will stem mainly from that. I have some interesting stuff in the works. :)
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AnimeCrazed121 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING. I love your picture of the slaking! It really brings out the fear that the team felt in the encounter.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really tried to design a page that was minimalistic but complete. I think I did it with this one.
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Zassu-Kread Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Ha ha, very entertaining. Just the head of this insane looking Slaking and your gripping description make the normally uninspiring (to me) big guy into a very scary beast. Like how ya went a very clear gorilla inspired direction. Trying to keep the sloth theme 100% would stretch my belief.
I can just picture the group scrambling away, the professor looking back that last glimpse as it settles down. Love it.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to push the group to the edge of failure. Where the reader gets the feeling that Humans are exsisting along side the Pokemon. That this world is a hard and difficult place to survive. I think I noted above to with my idea about the design of this page. Minimalistic in a sense. I can't wait to release the next couple of pages.
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Zassu-Kread Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Looking forward to it. I think the "along side" vibe is felt just fine in your work and contrasted by the "serving under" feel I get in other media.
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MarjoFicin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
love it, do you take requests?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends. I certainly have taken suggestions. Send me a note and can you be a bit more specific . :) I hope to hear from you soon!
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KeyoshiStorm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah! I'm so excited to see yet another amazing field guide! I really hope to see one on Ninetales and the Evelotions!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Eevolutions might be coming soon.
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KeyoshiStorm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah! I'm so excited to see yet another amazing field guide! I really hope to see one on Ninetales and the Evelotions!
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mizz-kiwi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Awesome.
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MC231096 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Definitely worth the wait. Bravo!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope to release more VERY soon!
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MC231096 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Photographer
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Wow. The entries you make are more awesome each time you make a new one!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've really tried to at least maintain a certain level of standards amongst them all. It's hard in terms of quantity but it definately makes the quality better.
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
At this point, I prefer the quality over the quantity anyway. Especially since there are over 600 pokemon that I know of, and probably more since I was told the United States isn't going beyond the Black and White series while Japan continues making more.
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Xehanortrising Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I was really worried about this one. I have a few more of my favorite Pokemon coming soon. This isn't his last page. :D
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Xehanortrising Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH_do_Horsea
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