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Shamouti Islands by ShadeofShinon Shamouti Islands by ShadeofShinon
Time for some more Japanese style Pokemon paintings. This time I painted the three legendary birds of Shamouti islands, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. I also took pictures of the painting process for a tutorial which should be up soon.

This was a pretty nice one to do. I love drawing birds and it was so nice to draw these three. I really should draw a picture of Moltres later, that Pokemon deserves more love. I especially like the poses of these three.
Each Pokemon is placed over the island they rule and the islands are in the same order as they are in the anime. They all seem to be focusing on the sea below them. This wasn't intentional but I think it fits because they did attack Lugia together. Maybe they are waiting for Lugia to appear. Who knows.

I hope you like it! :>

:bulletgreen: Tutorial:

Media Coffee | Cartiera Magnani Portofino watercolour paper | Pentel Japanese ink brush | gray Copic Multiliner | watercolours | white ink | red ink
Time taken 5-6 hours

Pokemon c Nintendo Gamefreak
Art c =ShadeofShinon

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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love
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TsukiShinitagari Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH DEAR LORD I LOVE THIS *__*
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :>
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Archon89 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
This is so cool!!! :lol: I love that movie, and this idea of the Japanese style painting is awesome!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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NoSignalBlueScreen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the style of this :D
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :>
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NoSignalBlueScreen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Yet another excellent Japanese-style pokémon piece! I certainly don't blame you for loving moltres - those flames are gorgeous. Though I probably would have either made moltres's wings a bit more spread out, or put its tail (beautiful as it is) behind the mountain. This version kind of looks as if it's perched on top of its tail and looks a bit awkward. 

Nonetheless, I adore this entire painting, particularly the proudly blazing phoenix. 
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I remember anything about doing this piece, Moltres was probably quite difficult to fit in. I tried to give each bird as much space, but with Moltres' spreading flames it was quite difficult to fit it in and I didn't want to have to cut its wings or tail. Traditional art doesn't come with the luxury of scaling things but I think I could do this better now.
Thanks though!
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emzone2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
this is amazing!!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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pomnabo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! this is beautiful :D
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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LovelyGenesis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
If I could, I would definitely order a print of this. It's extremely lovely, and my college dorm definitely needs some more wonderful art to spice up the walls. :)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had prints of this but for some reason they sold out. :'> I'm planning to try to make big canvas prints of these pictures sometime, I think it'd be fitting. Anyway, thank you!
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LovelyGenesis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!

I'll be looking patiently and seeing if more prints become available-might look at your other pieces as well, since all of your art is lovely. :)
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Wickt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
lovee
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It's so beautiful! I was looking at the tutorial and then I was like, Pokemon! The aesthetic implies that this should be up on a wall and be displayed, good job. :)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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VolumeZero Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
sick!one of the best water colour pictures i've seen so far
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ZillaPokeGirl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is beautiul! I love the bird trio
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I really like the trio, too. :>
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crimsonsable Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Writer
I love the style you used here, and the Pokemon look really great :)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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Falken02 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
i love them the concept is pretty cool
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful....
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!!
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
looks very nice! I like this dasighn, the Japanese type design. they have some very pretty artstyles :)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
you're welcome^^
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Aanza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Aanza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :D
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KnightoftheStars Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Very beautiful, looks very traditional :) - In the sense of it looking like an old Japanese painting :D
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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Naarael Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :heart:
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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konthelion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I love the colors and style in this.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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piemaster34 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
awesome
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful... Especially moltres! He's my favourite out of the three, love what you did to his wings (so swiiirrrly!)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :> I kind of like how the swirls came out, too. :>
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ungesprochen Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, love it
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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super-saiyan-matt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
just...love it
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