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Here's a tutorial I made about preparing watercolor paper for painting! The photographs from the tutorial are of this painting in process. c: The tutorial is for #watercolorists painting contest. X3


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Pikachu ~ from Pokemon c:

GIVE IT YOUR LUNCH OR IT ZAPS YOU. :la:

Painted with Daniel Smith watercolors, on Arches 140lb Cold Press, with some prisma color pencil and photoshop edits for funs. <3

>< mmmm. *hide*

Maybe completed this in April, but lately I've had this thing about uploading stuff to the internet. I just want to hide it all under my bed and go draw something better. I haven't really made a giant painting like this for a really long time, I've just been making a lot of little paintings. So I'm kind of nervous I guess, even though I like it.

Inspired by a really amazing (shocking, even) childhood memory of lightening. Many people grow up in places where lightening is common, but I did not ever see it until I was 5 or 6 and visiting Oklahoma. X3 (I came from Alaska, where there was rarely lightening.)

My first memory of lightening is very vivid. Oklahoma was so wide and flat (I had never seen flat before, either), made of gold grass and warm dirt under a dusty blue sky... for days that was all it looked like. And then everything turned purple. Flat land in shadow with a thin line of turquoise beneath towering thunderheads. Then suddenly, lightening. ^^

Maybe Pikachu is in Oklahoma?

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Made to be a pair with Ninetails. :hug:
Here are the prints of them that were at Sakura Con.

Thank you for looking! >3< :blowkiss:
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:iconblueswoosh:
blueswoosh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
This is amazing
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:iconbluerface:
Bluerface Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Impressive! The color palatte and shading effects are amazing.
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:iconshinylumeo:
ShinyLumeo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
woah
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:iconalicecat33:
AliceCat33 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool!~
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:iconthirstyaoba:
thirstyaoba Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pikachu in this style is wonderful!!
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:iconmatology979:
Matology979 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome Pikachu
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:iconhuntern05:
hunterN05 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! trippy coolness~

NIcely done
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:iconuniverse2793:
Universe2793 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
How in the hay did you ever get such a vibrant lightening using only water color? Just, damn this is some skill! o.o
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:iconsinribbon:
sinribbon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome art!
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:icontaniapanda:
Taniapanda Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my sister got this at Captain Blue Hen Comics on Saturday!
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:icontaniapanda:
Taniapanda Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got the Totoro ones!
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:icontrapped-in-eternity:
trapped-in-eternity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Wow! This is great!
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:iconiamsocrazy25:
iamsocrazy25 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought this from you at Comic Con in Seattle!! It's framed and on my wall!! :))
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:iconstonemillequestrian:
StoneMillEquestrian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I live in Oklahoma! Yay for Okies!!!
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:iconlightninglana:
lightninglana Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
This is just gorgeous
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:iconcraftswitch:
CraftSwitch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic.
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So shiny :D
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:iconxxlouveblanchexx:
XxLouveBlanchexX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
So cute !!
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nobsters Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
=D Haha! I live in Oklahoma,
where I live the sky is this bright whitish blue,
at night it turns orange red,
and during storms it turns this midnight blue-purple color that is broken with strikes of white.
^^ Oklahoma has completely random weather( heat one day, rain the next, heat again, then snow kinda thing) but it is quite beautiful!!
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:iconsammiedoll:
sammiedoll Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful!
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:iconguitarlixx:
guitarlixx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautifully done. I'm just starting to learn about watercolors, thank you for the tutorial!
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great colour palette~! :'D these are really nice paintings~! :'>
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:icondani-castro:
Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
IMPRESSIVE!!
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:iconhanabeta:
hanabeta Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cute!
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:icontin-sama:
tin-sama Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Ahhh!! It is so cute!! Your colors and style are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I bought post cards from you at A-KON 23 and I put them all in a frame. I wish I had gotten you to sign them!! ;-; but thank you SO MUCH for coming to A-KON! I am now a big fan!
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:iconcheckerthehedgehog:
Checkerthehedgehog Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
wow:wow: this just so amazing
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:icondanibabyrox14:
danibabyrox14 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So. Freaking. Amazing... and Cute :iconcutiepieplz:
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:iconkuraiko-sakura:
Kuraiko-Sakura Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:3
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:iconjessecomeau80:
jessecomeau80 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Soooooo Goooooood!!!!! I love this!
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:iconbrimercedes:
BriMercedes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dat lightning. You've really got a nice handle on watercolor!
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Great scene! I love the sky, lightning, and grass and that Pikachu looks so cool. I like how it looks like it's acting like a lightning rod and how sparks shoot from its cheeks.
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Eternal-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Aww, so adorable !
I love the colors. <3
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00BANDGEEK Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
SOOOO CUUUUUTE! LOVE EMMM TO DEEATH!
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StrongWind876 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! ELECTRICAL STORM!!! I love pikachu (my friends reckon im a raichu cause of my "electrical personality" ) lol ;P I love it.
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Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing.:woohoo:
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xNeonGlow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
*beautiful
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xNeonGlow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Just.. Wow.

This is absolutely amazing.

You have a beatiful style of art and an amazing talent.
I hope you're making money off paintings.

Because this is just too amazing for my words to say.



Loooove xx.
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:icondani-castro:
Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Flawless!!
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Dragonpika Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Your pictures all seem to have these nifty little stories behind them - I think it's really cool to see where the inspiration for something like this comes from! Very nice picture too, love the contrasting colours and his massive ears x3
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:icondegwynbleidd:
DeGwynbleidd Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
I just love the way you color so vibrant!! :D
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:icon2tailed-fox:
2tailed-fox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful colors
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rainboww-horror Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
You've been featured in my new journal>>link!:squee:
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:iconstraycreations:
StrayCreations Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love the vibrant primaries! Beautiful piece of fanart. :)
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That looks very nice. :)
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
How did you get the lightening to be so ... white?

This looks awesome, by the way. Am VERY impressed by the clouds.
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:iconazurespiral:
azurespiral Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful! Fav'd :D Makes me want to get my own paintings done
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:iconeriot:
eRiot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
What can I say ... these picture is unbelievable good! I like the eyes and the background - so colorful and unique !!! 10+ 100+ 1000 +
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:iconkwartzkitten:
KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I just love how you used the color in this.
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JouVal Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture! I love the lighting effect on the clouds!

I've lived in Oklahoma for about 11 years now, and the weather never looks quite that awesome. Tornadic-clouds always just look like big angry black-ish pillars among a green or orange tinted sky to me. Where I moved from in north-western Montana didn't have the tornadoes or chocking humidity, but we had a wider range of weather. Folks here complain if temps go up more than 20 degrees in one day, freak out as soon as enough snow falls to actually show a thin layer on the ground, and kids don't go out for recess if it is raining or snowing, or is below 60 degrees! In MT we went out in ALL weather, from -17 to +102 degrees (the coldest and warmest days I remember being outside at school)...that is more than a 100 degree difference!! We didn't have snow-days, our buses were equipped with snow-plows and tire-chains when they came to get us if it was more than 2 and a half feet deep...
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keven-rus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I always love when colors are used like this. it looks very soft but still intense. nice work
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