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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  Hobbyist 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  Hobbyist 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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SpireEx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So realistic. Perfect! :love:
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I hope to release Fennekin now.
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SpireEx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;) I hope it too :XD:
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Jerel92 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Why can't you be the artist for Nintendo!? :XD:
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:iconcasteelart:
CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish! Though my idea for Pokemon would be WAY more advanced than what it is.
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SleepwalkerSerenade Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Here we go again. :D

Loving this.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
enjoy!
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GarrodWindfang Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Been watching your work for a while now, and I can't wait for the day all this gets published!! Any chance you've considered doing a ghost pokemon for one of these? Would be very interesting to see Duskull, or maybe even Spiritomb... :D
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been woking on some concepts. Mainly Litwick and Banette.
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GarrodWindfang Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet! can't believe I forgot to mention my favorite ghost... Chandelure is a Dynamo!!
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Diloporaptor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Think you could do some fossil pokemon?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
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antinomydelta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ok, I was thinking of getting fennekin as my new starter but after this i just want to have this little froggie in my pocket, awesome description, awesome drawig and overall great choice to continue this guide, like a fresh start point
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Your journal/guide stuff is the first I've heard of the new gen of Pokemon. LOVE the art, as usual! Keep those entries coming! I love all of them! :)
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I think you did a real solid job with these. It's tough to say how much will prove to be accurate until we get more information on the creature (for example, though we all think those things are bubbles, and they look like bubbles, and I'm sure Game Freak intended them to look like bubbles, they may turn out to be something else), but you kept things broad enough that it will probably all be all right in the end. The drawings themselves are delightful, and while the anatomically-correct tree-frog like design might not be appropriate for all frog pokémon, I would say it works pretty well for Froakie.

Nice job!
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Zassu-Kread Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow, they seem so alive. Great work.

Again, am being mainstream and getting Fennekin but is also in part because someone else in my trio of traders called Froakie as I called Fennekin. Now I kinda want to play Froakie though....Hmmm, will ponder this. If Fennekin is a firefighter, maybe will choose Froakie anyway. What? Grass type? There is a grass type starter?! XP
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Chespin is getting NO love right now. They make the grass starters so... different? Either way, I'm still rocking Froakie and unless something changes like the evolutionary lines (in terms of how they look, which plays a HUGE factor in what people choose) Ill stick with it.
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Zassu-Kread Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Well, if they were just a little more obvious about WHAT it is and saved the brown color for a later evo, it may have been liked more. It just looks too much like a generic "cartoony" character too me.

Yeah, Froakie is pretty sweet. I hope his look stays with the "Benjamin Franklin" theme that people are claimin' he has. (I kinda see it but may be just influenced by them.)
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Ayzu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wohoo,updates!! And a season 6 pokémon,i wasn't expecting that!
Looks great,very realistic, i also like how you mix up some biology in the notes,makes it look even more pro.
Just hoping for more updates,can't wait to see how you'll do the legendaries.
(and i laugh everytime i think about how you'll draw pokemons like jynx...)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Currently working on a few new pages and some redraws. Stay tuned.
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Gamesoul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
frooooooog<3
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Elythe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Froakie! Yay, my fave-starter from Gen. 6 :la:
Amazing work again. ^_^
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Seedlo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow, this is avery well done peice. I thought I had missed some announcement, your information sounds very professional and accurate
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SilverVixenOfTheNort Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Love your take on pokemon in general, but this one is just fabulous.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am doing a lot of redrawing as well as designing new pages. Not only have I gotten better at using photoshop/painter, my tablet has allowed me greater detail in my drawings. Ones that I am not happy with currently, is Eevee, Whiscash, Victreebel, Miltank and Hippowdon. So, I am currently working on Fennekin with some re-draw concepts for those pages mentioned above.
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SilverVixenOfTheNort Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Ooooh, Fennekin. I know I'm only hopping on the bandwagon for Fennekin, but I can't help it, it's cute! Can't wait to see that one.
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Sprinko-lun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I wonder how this description of it will compare to the pokedex entries/flavor text of the game when it actually comes out.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, with nothing to go on, I had to be very... free with it. I hope I did well.
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Chojomeka1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I truly hope that the new fire starter won't turn out to be a Fire/Fighting type....sorry had to pause for RAGE....but your Froakie looks really awesome.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I get it. You are totally justified. I am hoping for a new type. Maybe "Light"? I am thinking that the fox will be Fire/Psychic.
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Scorpio219 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
they can't do light type. What previous pokemon will have their types changed? It would have to be Lantern, which would now be water light. I can't think of any other pokes that would have its typed changed so unless they release hella light types in this gen, there would be far to few of them. Also dark and steel where only made to counter Psychic, which had really no weaknesses in gen 1, the bugs all sucked compared to Alakazam who would sweep everything.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There were only 5 Pokemon that were Dark with the release of Gen II. 6 if you count Houndooms evolution. While I agree with the reasons that you stated for their release, my suggestion was just a thought really. It would be nice to see a new type of some sort. Something new with the game. However, with that being said, it would be very difficult to implement:
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Scorpio219 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I would also like a new type, but i feel we are to many gens into pokemon for that to happen. P.S. Love Your Art!!!!!!
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Sakugen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! I would get Froakie as my starter
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just because of this?! I am flattered. ;P
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Natacomb Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Prof Froggys! Very intresting journal
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Arkensir Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. This is amazing!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope I do the new Pokemon justice.
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Oreloki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I hope they do you justice :P
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