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Sometimes I art, mostly I fart. But I think I draw pokémon. Sometimes.

The Last Judgment - WIP
Other than the rest of the Major Arcana cards, this is something that’s been sitting on top of my to-do list since January 2013. I originally planned to work on this bit by bit, slowly building it to be the ultimate piece in my LOL’d Masterpieces parody series.
After months of struggling to fit this artwork into my tight schedule and motivating myself to fill the missing pieces, I’ve come to terms with the realization that this isn’t how I play. As my buddy Ezequiel sums it, I’m the kind of guy who puts my heart to breed for one perfect pokémon and EV train it in one day—and leave everything else untouched in the boxes. Forever.
These weeks, I’ve been caught in limbo, not knowing where my heart lies. However, it is clear to me that Noktowl has been slowly losing his beat in the past several months.
Unlike my personal blog, though, I’m not going to burn this one down. I’m very well aware of the #INTERNALSCREAMING and #HOWDAREYOUs my posts have brought, and I’m not stealing them away from people for the sake of moving on. The pages are still there for everyone to enjoy and squeal at.
Maybe one day I’ll check these half-full boxes and pick up from where I left. Or maybe I’ll just peek and keep everything boxed the way they were. Nobody can tell what I’m going to face in the future, but I’m certain I’ll be walking an adventure, to find a new land for my heart to lie on.
In a strange twist of events, this suspended painting might actually be the coup de grâce that Noktowl deserves.

The Last Judgment - WIP

Other than the rest of the Major Arcana cards, this is something that’s been sitting on top of my to-do list since January 2013. I originally planned to work on this bit by bit, slowly building it to be the ultimate piece in my LOL’d Masterpieces parody series.

After months of struggling to fit this artwork into my tight schedule and motivating myself to fill the missing pieces, I’ve come to terms with the realization that this isn’t how I play. As my buddy Ezequiel sums it, I’m the kind of guy who puts my heart to breed for one perfect pokémon and EV train it in one day—and leave everything else untouched in the boxes. Forever.

These weeks, I’ve been caught in limbo, not knowing where my heart lies. However, it is clear to me that Noktowl has been slowly losing his beat in the past several months.

Unlike my personal blog, though, I’m not going to burn this one down. I’m very well aware of the #INTERNALSCREAMING and #HOWDAREYOUs my posts have brought, and I’m not stealing them away from people for the sake of moving on. The pages are still there for everyone to enjoy and squeal at.

Maybe one day I’ll check these half-full boxes and pick up from where I left. Or maybe I’ll just peek and keep everything boxed the way they were. Nobody can tell what I’m going to face in the future, but I’m certain I’ll be walking an adventure, to find a new land for my heart to lie on.

In a strange twist of events, this suspended painting might actually be the coup de grâce that Noktowl deserves.

— 2 days ago with 17 notes
Come visit Sei's booth, RARE CANDY at AFAID2014, for the only chance of getting the last few Double Team! CDs that I still have—complete with a bonus postcard signed by Eric Buchholz and Braxton Burks!
Product photos | Listen to the tracks
I will also be there on Saturday 16th, so don’t forget to hit me up!

Come visit Sei's booth, RARE CANDY at AFAID2014, for the only chance of getting the last few Double Team! CDs that I still have—complete with a bonus postcard signed by Eric Buchholz and Braxton Burks!

Product photosListen to the tracks

I will also be there on Saturday 16th, so don’t forget to hit me up!

— 1 month ago with 33 notes
#pokemon  #PREO  #CD  #AFAID  #ponpekopon 

franzanthony:

Alpha & Omega

Long overdue, but better late than never. Get the wallpaper format here!

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— 2 months ago with 3017 notes
#oras  #kyogre  #groudon  #follow my regular artblog if you haven't 
Anonymous asked: I was hoping you could describe your thought process for the creation of the Pokemon Regional Crests. I really like your designs. I can't seem to decipher the Sinnoh one, but they all look amazingly well done!


Answer:

franzanthony:

Hello there! Shortly after the launch, PREO’s Eric Buchholz uploaded two WIP screenshots on Double Team’s site gallery. But you’re correct that I have never explained the thought process in depth.

Initially, I proposed the idea of having 6 different styles for 6 regions. We struck the idea down right away because we thought they wouldn’t go well with the album cover (which was nearly done at this point).

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Afterwards, I began with sketching three different styles so we could see which one might work better. 

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The first idea featured the cover legendaries and iconic objects from each region. We never really liked the idea, though. It seemed too straightforward and overused.image

The second idea revolved around the idea of having “mini-scenes” featuring iconic landmarks & objects from each region. However, we concluded that these “mini-scenes” looked too busy for the album booklet.

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And this was the idea that made it to the booklet. Instead of featuring straightforward icons from each region, we decided to go with subtlety and come up with our own symbolisms—framed with solid, crest-like shapes.

For example, Kanto’s crest was centered around the DNA, representing Mewtwo’s creation tale. As for Sinnoh, time-space has always been the central theme of the legendaries. The framing was originally designed to be a mix of a cut diamond with time-space grid, but it got excessively complex, I had to remove the details.

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As for the other regions, I’m not going to spoil the fun, so feel free to interpret them yourself! Let me know if you have something else in mind!

— 4 months ago with 24 notes
#double team!  #WIP  #replies  #anonymous 

VIII - Strength
Strength represents calmness, an elevated part of the mind, dominating over primal impulses. When injured, it meditates and sharpens its mind.
Major Arcana Series by Noktowl

VIII - Strength

Strength represents calmness, an elevated part of the mind, dominating over primal impulses. When injured, it meditates and sharpens its mind.

Major Arcana Series by Noktowl

— 5 months ago with 199 notes
#pokemon  #darmanitan  #major arcana  #strength  #noktowl 
Because #pidgeot’s hair is worth it.
Since I don’t update this blog regularly nowadays, follow my instagram and non-pokemon-art tumblr for more posts.

Because #pidgeot’s hair is worth it.

Since I don’t update this blog regularly nowadays, follow my instagram and non-pokemon-art tumblr for more posts.

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— 5 months ago with 24 notes
#pidgeot  #wip  #I'll still post here every now and then though 
A little wedding gift for the lovely, ever-so-happy couple Chelsea and Alexis. May your life ahead be filled with everlasting joy and blessing.
And for my creative followers here, you might want to stalk their blogs because Chelsea crafts stuffs and write scripts for Alexis’ webcomic. You’ll be amazed by how productive they are.

A little wedding gift for the lovely, ever-so-happy couple Chelsea and Alexis. May your life ahead be filled with everlasting joy and blessing.

And for my creative followers here, you might want to stalk their blogs because Chelsea crafts stuffs and write scripts for Alexis’ webcomic. You’ll be amazed by how productive they are.

— 5 months ago with 75 notes
#chibisilverwings  #alexis-royce  #pokemon  #togekiss