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Field Guide: Pg. 33 Gyarados by CasteelArt Field Guide: Pg. 33 Gyarados by CasteelArt
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There are a few fixes I can see in the journal entry. The first sentence just doesn't look right to me. Specifically the "has a fierce temper" part. It seems like it needs an 'and' or 'also' before it, maybe even 'known to have a fierce temper' instead. You also have an extra "and" at the end. "and and the splashing of the magikarp . . ." As far as the drawing goes, I like the realistic portrayal, it is very terrifying. It almost looks like some kind of monster out of a mythology movie.

Keep up the good work, I love these journals!
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Unexpected, but as always well written as well as well sketched. I was expecting him to nearly get hit by a raging Gyrados and writing all about how he caught the beauty of the creature's movement all the same. I find your mention of the red Gyrados quite amusing, though I doubt no one was able to catch it or at least a mention of a golden Magikarp in the story. All in all one of your more impressive depictions, and if I could suggest something, perhaps a group of Evee or Chansey to brighten things up.
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Kymvros.
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Very nice!
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:iconkalestic:
Kalestic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah, you made Gyarados look even more scary!! As always, your field guide entries are very descriptive and really well drawn :D
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Baffelball Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shall I request a tropius page?
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:iconcasteelart:
CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a wonderful suggestion and one that I am currently working on!! :O
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IzzyInfamous Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
We should have babies together.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to "Like" this to post to my Facebook but it wasn't an option. ;)
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IzzyInfamous Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
ohgod

I've done that before.

I'm glad you're still doing the Field Guides! I haven't checked DA in forever, so seein' this ish made my day. :D
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hakutakama Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Once again, I am impressed. :) Keep up the good work
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008999 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
i always thought gyarados bad-ass only surpassed in awesomeness by giratina groudon and tyranatar who i would love to see in your style
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Grimmjow747 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*shudder*
i always thought gyarados would look a bit... nobler.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to give him the sense of rage. A lot of his/her entries or stories are about how they rage and can not be calmed. I think this version gives that feeling.
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TwilightDragon-312 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
"males"="male's"
"Females"="female's"
"trembeled"="trembled"

The last sentence sounds odd to me. I think it's because you start a new paragraph (at least as much as it can be a paragraph with only one sentence) and say "the beast" without first mentioning Gyarados in order to establish what the beast is. While it is quite obvious, it still irks me a little grammatically.

Magnificent as always. I think I'd have preferred larger eyes and a longer "snout", but that's merely my own personal preferences, I believe. This is quite the suitably terrifying rendition of Gyarados- was the mouth inspired by the angler fish?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay so a couple of things. One, I changed the spelling of "trembled". Two, I fixed the last sentence to mention the Gyarados vs. "beast" and... finally, with the " ' ", I changed it to how you mentioned and then someone messaged me and stated I was again wrong. Sooo I changed it again. However I have a friend of mine getting her doctorate in English so I am going to leave it how it currently is and wait for her edits to come through. If you see any other changes though especially with spelling let me know. THANKS!!!

TLDR - Fixed, fixed, and fixed again.... WHAT?! LOL
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TwilightDragon-312 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I think it's a plural vs. singular thing. If you're referring to multiple males, it'd be "males'", one male and it's "male's". Since you said "a male" and "the female", I assumed that you were using, for example, the singular form of male such that it stood for all Gyarodos males, like how (and this isn't really the best example, but I think it should be understandable, at least) you might say that "A man has his pride", where the man being referred to stands for all men. I think either way would work so long as you used "the" instead of "a", but that's what I thought.

I don't have a degree in English at all whatsoever, but I've researched grammatical rules for creating other languages (you have to know the rules to break them ;D) so I know a little about it. Plus, I'm just a grammar nazi in general, so it's practically an ingrained instinct.

(I didn't mentioning this before, but I've always favored using the term "whiskers" to describe a Gyarados's tendrils. It's not important enough to require changing, but I just felt like mentioning it.)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D NO SOUP FOR ME!!
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TwilightDragon-312 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
"O_O"
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Donphan re-draw in progress. Looks soooooooo much better than the original. Thank you to my wonderful gf. I love my Cintiq!
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Cipher2112 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
as if it was going to be anything other than brilliant. the inspiration seems to be piranha/anglerfish based, and it really makes the model stand out. you've outdone yourself, buddy.
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Cipher2112 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
As if it was going to be anything short of brilliant. the inspiration seems to be piranha/anglerfish based, and it works amazingly well. you've outdone yourself, buddy.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!! It took a lot of work to finally decide on the final design. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
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pagenfragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
scary. then again thats the point of these large serpents. is it sad that i love watching people freak out when i let loose my gyarados to battle or just for him to get some time outside of his pokeball. luckily for me he has a soft spot for my friends milotic so so long as she's around he behaves himself. not that he missbehaves too much it helps that i've had him since he was a majikarp. they're much more obedient if you've raise them up to evolving instead of catching them in the wild.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could only imagine! Especially if they were like this. :D
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JasonCloud Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
love the realistic take on gyrados!! I love this series of yours; you should definitely do more classic Pokemon (may or may not be influenced by the fact I only know the first 200 really well)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on a few. Sandshrew, Slowpoke, Psyduck etc.
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Atren Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I would buy this as a complete book.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Im exploring this option and working on costs. ;)
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Atren Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay!
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Ozakul Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I would suggest "large facial tendrils" rather than "large face tendrils."
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would accept that suggestion and correct my mistake. ;)
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Baffelball Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will the group witness any legendary Pokemon on their travels? This is by far my favorite peice you've done so far. I do have to wonder what kind of culture the natives represent? And not trying to ask to many questions but, could you please explain how pokeballs work? It's just doesn't make sense. Any ways, still extremely awesome, keep it up!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, ill try to answer your questions the best I can. ;) First, yes as in tying to keep "true" to most all Pokemon stories, there is actually a legendary trio in my story as well. I don't want to give that away just yet but the time is coming for some hints. Next, The natives are from Africa. Or at least Africa based. I am not sure I wanted to actually reference a real culture or tribe, but I can say that they are based on a conglomerate of the tribes based in the South of the continent. Finally, I do have some concept work for Pokeballs but haven't found an interesting or possibly unique way to make it work. I can say that the Pokeballs in my region are strictly based off of the Apricorn.

I hoped this helped. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
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Veixlar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
By far my favorite. Love your work as always.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Thanks!!
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MarjoFicin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
great picture, although I would have liked to see more of its body
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I debated with adding the body completely and even thought about doing more than one Gyarados page, however, I decided in the end that this kind of gives you a sense of what the Pokemon entails and that little bit to the imagination is more than I could complete.
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ProfessorVermo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If there was a regular pokemon that would spark a fearful legend about it, Gyarados would be it. Marvelous job, I must say. This entry really shows how you've not only portrayed them in a real world setting, but how they would impact a real world early civilization. Marvelous job.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I took a lot of time trying to figure this one out. Especially since this is one of the Pokemon that doesn't exactly co-relate to a real life animal that we as humans know it!! I appreciate the compliment!
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gothfoxx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
love these but love this most
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Deviant-Smurf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, and I hate to be that guy, but... You spelled Gyarados wrong.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for being "that guy". I can't believe how much I miss sometimes. ;) Fixed!
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Deviant-Smurf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad I could help! ;)
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MC231096 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Photographer
GAAAAAHHHH!!!! NIGHTMARE!!!
Awesome work! Worth the wait!
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Wow! I love the story you had the characters listen to about a raging red gyrados! LOVE this addition to your version of the Pokedex! :)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
G/S/C story arc red gyardos being the easiest shiny EVER to get... I am glad when the re-made G/S as HG/SS they kept the story arc Red. Still, I like YOUR story even better! That's just awesome! :)
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RenegadeSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I never thought I could be terrified of a Gyarados more than the usual person. Then I saw this.
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KingPiece Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Terrifying to be sure, though the eyes don't do it for me. They suit a creature that lives at the ocean floor rather than a fierce predator that surfaces frequently. If you were to draw gyarados in such a fashion again, I'd recommend looking up things like sharks or other open water predators when doing the eyes.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted it to be based off of the deep sea creatures more than say a shark. ;) But thanks that was an option I played with.
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115darc115 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
A prime example of how terrifying pokemon would actually be if they were real.
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LongshotLink Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gyarados is one scary pokemon. I don't think people quite realize just how scary this thing really is. As you put in the description up there, it doesn't like to stop a rampage until it destroys everything around it. That's crazy scary. Awesome entry here. Can't wait for more.
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