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Field Guide: Pg. 36 Froakie by CasteelArt Field Guide: Pg. 36 Froakie by CasteelArt
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:iconpirateking999:
Oh my goodness! A realistically drawn version of my favorite new starter with well thought out headcanon information? By the gods I love this piece already.

Much like most people, I love Pokémon. Their an essential piece of my childhood, their fun, and their cute. But what I really love it how some people can creatively draw them out in a realistic fashion and give a breif but interesting explination on how they think they pokémon survives. I haven't seen many of things like this but I'm sure their out there somewhere. But enough about my ramblings, lets talk about this piece right here.

The vision is great. A tree frog style works splendidly with the moist water starter of the next gen. also drawing each part the text talks about was a helpful and reasonable thing for the artist to do. 5 stars for Vision.

As far as originality goes, I'm a little torn. I'm sure other people have thought of or done this idea before, but so far this is the only example I've seen of this. I have to mark it down for being an idea that some other people must have done, but that still does make it bad. It's a brilliant idea with creativity and surprising amounts of logic. 4 stars for Originality.

The technique is also very nice. The life-like drawing and art style work perfectly with what one would think when told of a Pokémon Darwin Guide. I make it down by half a star for two reasons. One: they almost seem a little two well done for an on the fly drawing, and Two: I'm not sure if a real biology drawing like this would be colored in. Even so, this is hardly a problem at all. Hell, I wish that drawings in text books and adventure guides were more like this. It would be amazing if they could. 4 and a half stars for Technique.

As you might be able to guess by now, this had a big impact on me as a scientist and as a Pokémon fan. I was nodding my head and going "Wow~" when I was reading the information about the pokémon. I was geeking out when I saw it was of my favorite starter of the new generation. I just blows my mind that people can do stuff like this. An amazing piece of art from one of my favorite artists. I hoep other people feelt the same way. 5 points for Impact.
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Besides using great context to give a reasonable explanation for Froakie's traits, it has diligent patiently draw artwork that looks like something out of a field guide written by and artistic adventure in a new land. Bravo on the design and intricate detail, the paper in the back was a very nice touch. I have to write longer so bare with me, Froakie my 2nd favorite starter overall, and with this new generation of Pokemon media coming out it feels like a good step away from the beloved but slightly outdated pixelations of the past and move forward, pausing to remember and play but not to whine about remakes.
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014   Artist
Is this like the Spider wick field guide?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hadn't seen the Spiderwick Field Guide. It looks great. I suppose the similarities lie in that they are both "guides" of sorts. This guide is created by me with a fictional Professor and Trainers / Villain. The Pokemon are all drawn and based on real animals versus making the Pokemon "real". I try to keep some of the aspects of each Pokemon in terms of colors but do take certain liberties with size/height. 
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Artist
Awesome~ I'll be following!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such amazing artwork, love your take on this pokémon! Love the story aswell. ^^
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talentolman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Hi, I just found all the field reports on Pokemon, and its remarkable, and I know you've heard this many times. But as I was browsing your works I realized you don't have any on how the Pokemon evolve... I was wondering if they just grew into the next evolution or if they glow and transform like they do in the shows and games. So if it isnt too much to ask if you could explain that a little, and i apologize if this sounds a little pushy.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll definitely take a look at that. I really haven't thought about it too much. I have touched on it a bit (Simi-sage etc) as when the Pokemon are "exposed" to the elemental stones but I do not go into detail about the actual process. It might make a great page. :)
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talentolman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thank you, and I'm just guessing, but alot of people have thought on this subject as well you'd get alot more subscribes and followers
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antinomydelta Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Where are the Eevelutions D: !! ?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I removed them. You'll see why shortly. ;) they will be back.
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antinomydelta Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Awesome =) I was kinda worried
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