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Field Guide: Pg. 4 Donphan by CasteelArt Field Guide: Pg. 4 Donphan by CasteelArt
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IronDino Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I'm surprised the Professor didn't use the original term, 'Alternately Colored'.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt it would be neat to reference "shiny" though alternatively colored would probably be more appropriate.
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j2y8n2x Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Epic texturing. :D
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SpireEx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very realistic. Good performance of the wrinkles :D:D:D:D
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MCRWolfeh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay! Donphan is one of my favorite pokemon! ^^ Great job!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the new Donphan, the old one wasn't nearly as impressive.
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MCRWolfeh Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
agreed
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PrylliasMom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Absolutely brilliant, like all of your other work!
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
that is AWESOME!!
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JelloApocalypse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Donphan's trunk sorta looks like a Colossus's body from Shadow of the Colossus. Neat!
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Deviant-Smurf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not hating, because it's really cool, but I just want to point out that Phanpy and Donphan are not actually elephant-sized. According to the Pokédex, Donphan is only 3'07" or 1.1m tall.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know of this fact. However, I have taken some liberties with my Pokedex that put a unique spin on the animals themselves. It is a melding of the real/Pokemon world. I think it makes the animal more impressive without making an exact reference to size. Either way, despite the size, I still do not think would effect their strength.
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Deviant-Smurf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it definitely looks more impressive at that size! I've got nothing against some creative liberties where Pokémon design is involved. Keep up the good work!
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NightShadeWalker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I like how you showed the shiny as well as the normal coloration.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I didn't want to go to crazy. ;)
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NightShadeWalker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Yeah, the chances of getting a shiny in the game is really tiny. I caught a shiny geodude by chance, but that is the only one that isn't part of the plot like the shiny gyrados.
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MechSquadron Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist
that is really cool. the only thing i noticed is that this donphan looks too tall and bulky. donphan can roll in a boll a spin towards enemies, but this one seems a bit too big for that. i really do like the picture, though.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im re-drawing Donphan. I agree everything you stated here.
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MechSquadron Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist
ok, the old donphan does look good, but i dont think it could do attacks that donphan can do.
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice realism!
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Pug-In-The-Mug Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thers no size comparaison between human and the pokemon?
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the pages, I am currently re-drawing. Stay tuned.
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Pug-In-The-Mug Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh,okay. Sorry ^ ^'. I will stay tuned. Such as when I watch pokemon tv show,lol
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I hope I can have some new stuff soon!
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Pug-In-The-Mug Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha yeah. Take your time. Peoples can wait
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I'm loving this series it's really good.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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hannan100 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Hate to break it to you, but Phanpy doesn't have a second h.

Awesome series though.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't hate! LOL Fixed and thank you!
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Zassu-Kread Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I had magic shiny awareness whilst playing Black. I sensed them coming. The first was 7 hours into the game, and I thought: Ooo, shiny. I hope it would be a Purrloin. I love them. Sure enough, ten minutes later. Next, I was playing along and says to meself: Hmmm, is it time for another? Ugh, it will probably be one of those goofy looking Gurdurs...T_T I wanted a shiny Joltik!(Sorry, this was longer than I meant it to be.)

This entry on shinies is so casual and doesn't draw a lot of attention to it,( from my view), and it makes it all the more interesting.

Also, I honestly never have liked elephants or Donphan but this gives me reason to reconsider both.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I didn't want the Professor to have one. (All too often people throw shines on their characters when they really are extremely rare). However, I wanted to mane have the group at least encounter one. Imagine a professor of such an age encountering his first shiny Pokemon! It seems like a cool way to show one off.
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Zassu-Kread Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
It's that , yes, they are rare but since I wrote that comment, I got another shiny through sheer will. I wanted a Mienfoo but Knew it would almost certainly be a Durant. Lo and behold! Oh well, doesn't matter. Got a shiny. (Also, this may sound lame but just because I'm weird like that: any time I play Pokemon I have a drink with me to increase the chance of doing a legit spit take. In truth, I was too shocked and slacked jawed to do any thing but gasp.)

Yep, definitely a nice way to show off this particular bit of pokelore.
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I have not read all the "entries" to your version of the pokedex, but I will probably check back in a week or two or twelve (hey, I have a five-month-old baby) and see if there are any more cool pages! You made the calves look so adorable!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) As long as you come back!!!
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LadyKnightPounce83 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
i promise! ^_^
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I've always been a fan of Donphan but never been much for phanphies, this totally turns that around.

Not to be a pokémon hipster and I'm aware these are from gen. 2. I wish for the next generation the creators not be so shy of trying for more realism from animals. They should really explore more of our animal kindgom, our creatures are in fact much more wonderfully bizarre than anything they've yet to create.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I think they have gone a bit too ... dare I say Digimon? With all of the "human-like" pokemon?
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That's a interesting way of putting it, hadn't thought of it that way but you're absolutely right. I always had 4 terms for pokémon appearances: "cute, monster, humanoid, realistic."

Gen 1 had the best balance of all 4, but things have been leaning heavily towards "cute" in my opinion. People say muk is a badly designed pokémon while I respectfully disagree because muk is at least an organic, natural looking form, unlike icecream.

Hypno is another compliant, again I disagree because pokémon are not simply life replicas, but fantasy creatures.


Lickitung... eh *cough*
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cscher137 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
These are incredible! Very well done :)
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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ToratonSF Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
....I love you.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And I you.. and that leo in your avatar. <3
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ToratonSF Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Awwww, I love Dart too.
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My Leos, Zelda and Midna, approve of this message.
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ToratonSF Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Aw, say hi to them for me!
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monkeynuts123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That is the best pokemon realism I've seen! I love how detailed all of your field guides are, you can really picture all of these pokemon actually looking like that in real life! I LOVE it! I am so faving all of these!
I hope you do more!^_^
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I plan on doing quite a few more. Im currently writing a book as well. Lots of fun!
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monkeynuts123 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! That sounds awesome! I look forward to seeing that!:D
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Very nice!
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CasteelArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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