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Here is the seemingly much anticipated Blastoise. He was always my least favorite of the original three starters, but I'll take him over Swampert any day. The big challenger with a more realistic take on Blastoise is of course, his cannons. After spending some time researching animals that use projectiles, a squid's jet really seem to fit the idea. Blastoise is supposed to be able to aim his cannons and fire water jets to propel himself in a direction, very much like a real life squid. So he intakes large supplies of water through his mouth and stores it in a specialized organ in his chest under the shell. Blastoise primarily eats shellfish, earning his nickname as the shellfish Pokemon, he holds onto a Shellder in this case and blasts water to help him pull it off its rocky home. Squirtles start out primarily aquatic and as they grow they eventually become semi terrestrial and lose their developed swimming tail in favor for a heavier counterweight tail. Wartortles spend much of their time drifting motionlessly after meals to facilitate the tremendous growth, sometimes for months. As a result coral sea fans often take root on them, especially on their head. Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass.

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:iconconnienfinch:
ConnieNFinch Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
All of them are so. Freaking. COOL!!! Although, Wartortle scares me.... ._.
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:iconmwaith:
mwaith Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
FREAKING BEAST MAN
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  New member
Why is The B-Man your least favorite Kanto starter evolution?
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:iconjiggle2dapuff:
Jiggle2dapuff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  New member
Amazing! 
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sam914630 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"U fkin wot m8 ill besh ur ehd een eh wot"

-Krabby, probably
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
is that a tynamo on blastoises arm..?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
yup
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:iconrandom-derp:
Random-Derp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite pokemon <3
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member
Excellent! He reminds me of a giant sea turtle, and yourbillustration looks very natural. Keep it up! ;)
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member
Your illustration*
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:iconjuris-est:
Juris-Est Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Swampert > Blastoise.
 Fight me! (9'-')9
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:iconninjaguy1123:
ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this Blastoise looks fantastic! This, in my opinion is your best work!
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Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
I would think that the cannons would be a challenge in this one. How did you arrive at your ultimate decision regarding how to recreate the cannons in a realistic way, if I may ask? 
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Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
Also, I love Wartortle's ears! 
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TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
One of my favorites of yours!
Absolutley breath-taking. This is why I love your project!
This is tone of the many pieces, that makes me want to tell tales of this 'Realistic Pokemon' world!

Blastoise looks phenomenal, his watter jets nicely placed in a believable manner, his scale the perfect size, and a very clean, crisp look even if with the realistic look.
I also really like what you did with Wartortle.
The ice-hair things and his tail look great!
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:iconmutantapk:
mutantapk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of my other favorite pokemon
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:iconrollinlol95:
Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
"Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass."
Ded
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol Krabby IS  a dick.
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:iconpraetoriansub:
praetoriansub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
This is so... awesome ? I dont know any better word than awesome lol but if I did, it would apply. Excellent art. So good I just had to leave a comment.
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BrolliDiamondback Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
It's always the last sentences that make me laugh.

"Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass"
-Arvalis
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:iconsludgeycdfk:
SludgeyCDFK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'd want a Wartotle like that!!!!
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:iconskullstriker10:
SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
You have a tank! I have a pet thats hafe GIANT TURTLE and hafe TANK, Your argument is Invalid!
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:iconatleastimalive:
really impressive. I really like the Blastoise design, it looks so organic. :D (Big Grin)  Well done.
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:iconavenger09:
avenger09 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Crabby is saying "Your going down my friend." 
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:iconlocksoli:
Locksoli Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
so, blastoise is basically gamera with water?
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AstralGuardian70775 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I ask, precisely, what the Tynamo are doing? They seem to be leaches, but why are they glowing?
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:iconphyrofrost:
Phyrofrost Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol shelder
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:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:icondania222:
dania222 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG MY FAVOURITE POKEMON XD 

I just realised that I really love water type pokemon
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:icontyrannaserasrex:
TyrannaSerasRex Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite pokemon, turned into a kick ass realistic monster
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:iconnajmadeen:
Najmadeen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
this omg.... just omg... so fucking amazing dude you are truly talented 
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:iconcynder-man:
Cynder-Man Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I feel like you could do an amazing Swampert.
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:iconthefreakdude45:
Thefreakdude45 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Blastoise is like "EAT IT BITCHES!"
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:icondefyingtiger:
DefyingTiger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
This is so awesome.  I love the features from real turtles that I can pick out! :D
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
krabby is a dick....
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:iconphoenixintheburgh:
PhoenixInTheBurgh Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Krabby and Staryu are awesome, too. Really cool textures and action in this piece.
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:iconcrimsonignis:
CrimsonIgnis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how you incorporated the coral on Wartortle's head
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:iconvinnybortoletto:
vinnybortoletto Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Man, you're awesome. I just love you for making and sharing this amazing work.
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Ninereeds2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
just browsing facebook, and spotted this ad for a crappy game

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seems someone has stolen this pic
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:iconbaconmaniac:
BaconManiac Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
And there's my favorite starter.

I love it.
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:iconflapkac:
Flapkac Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
Do you know how much awesome you are? Like... for realsies
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:iconcaptaincook2:
CaptainCook2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Along with the Staryu on his arm, Blasty has some little fish dudes hanging off of him. Are those another Pokemon, or just normal fish?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Those are tynamos
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:iconcaptaincook2:
CaptainCook2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Oooh, okay. Rad.
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:iconniccilennie:
NicciLennie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i like
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
List of observable Pokemon ; Blastoise, Wartortle, Squirtle, Staryu, Krabby, Tynamo, Magikarp (Domestic) and Shellder.
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:iconterminatedmemories:
TerminatedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
looking carefully at the magikarp i noticed that it is slowly heading for a fishing line...
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:iconmariavirginiamoratti:
MariaVirginiaMoratti Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
You're outstanding!
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:iconhexreverie:
HexReverie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Blastoise has always been my favorite starter.  Nice job.
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