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Vertical by ShadeofShinon Vertical by ShadeofShinon
:bulletgreen: NEW POKEMON GAMES X AND Y ANNOUNCED :bulletgreen:

This glorious creature is the legendary Pokemon from Y. It's more likely a wyvern rather than a bird but my first impression of it was a bird. Since we don't know anything about it yet it's hard to say, it could be either. I got so hyped because of these legendaries that I didn't even sacrifice much of thought what this one might be and drew this picture in one sitting. My hand is practically dead but I'm still excited as ever!
I'll draw the wyvern version later. Such an inspiring design!

Also, in my headcanon the names X and Y mean AXIALS (not chromosomes) since the legendaries more vertically (high in the sky) and horizontally (on land).

Overall I really like the new Pokemon and the games seem really awesome, too. And the release date will be worldwide! Aaaaah! I cannot wait!

I hope you like it!

Edit; Xerneas can be found here:

Media PaintToolSAI | Wacom Intuos4 M
Time taken 6 hours
Pokemon c Nintendo Gamefreak
Art c *ShadeofShinon

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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
This is one of the most badass depictions of Yveltal I've ever seen.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
You're very welcome~!
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emeFlagrusTheEmperor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Awesome job!
Looks just epic!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Whoa! I've never thought of that, but that is a really clever interpretation of the two versions! That makes so much sense! I love the way you made the jagged lines on yveltal's body glow like bolts of lightning across its body. And of course you've put your skill at drawing giant birds to brilliant use. I love how you drew yveltal's head and neck feathers, and you picked the hues for its feathers and eyes perfectly to make those blue eyeballs pop out wonderfully. And you've really put the "Y axis" theme to all it's worth here showing this majestic bird bursting through the clouds like a blank shot into the air, penetrating the cloud layer as it soars high and mighty with only the sun above it. Great use of the "glare" rings in the foreground making the height look plain dizzying. Yveltal's never looked so grand. Excellent work!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that the games have been out for a year I still really ave no clue what the XY are supposed to symbolize, other than the signature Pokemon's names. Maybe they do have something to do with axials after all, with Zygarde adding some depth and whatnot.
Anyway, thank you very much! This was a blast to work on, nothing like a ton of hype boosting inspiration to creating. And the giant bird of death is always a pleasure to draw.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
That actually would explain zygarde's ground type fascinatingly. The pokémon of depth from the depths of the earth, kind of suiting.  
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MopMaster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again, your clouds are spectacular.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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