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The Adventure Begins by cartoongirl7 The Adventure Begins by cartoongirl7
Materials: Copic Sketch markers, Multiliners 003/005, PS for adjustments.
Time: 40 hours.

This will be sold as a print at the upcoming Fanime and Anime Expo!
Also, I'll be doing print sales in July again, so this will be available as well.


Characters from left to right: May (Ruby/Sapphire), Lyra (HG/SS), Red (RBY), Ethan (HG/SS), Dawn (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)

Because I've been playing since the RBY days, I decided to keep all the character designs old school (ie, Red doesn't look like the revamped one in FR/LG and Brawl). I also went by the official designs, so Dawn's hair is gray and Ethan's is blue.

I included a pretty healthy mix of generation I-IV pokemon, but I focused more on the second gen since HGSS is the current game out. I love drawing pokemon, they're so ridiculously fun :happycry:

As for the Cameron Photography logo, anyone who has played HGSS should hopefully recognize Cameron, the creepy old man/photographer that wanders around Johto and Kanto to take pictures of you and your party. He pops up at the most ridiculous places, like Ice Path and Mount Silver. I don't even know how he gets there 8|

A MILLION THANKS TO :icone1n: FOR MAKING THE MOST FANTASTIC LOGO FOR ME and helping me with the anatomy... and hands... and everything else. The logo is my favorite part of the drawing, srsly :heart:
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Needless to say, this is a very well composed drawing.

The amount of detail is not too much, yet not too little. I believe Goldilocks would appreciate this amount of detail the most if you know what I mean.

The color scheme for the trainers works out fine. While I may have some reservations pertaining to the color scheme of the trainers' outfits, those are minor. The most important thing to say here is that it works and it helps them stand out against the Pokemon and the background.

The color scheme for the Pokemon (when put together as a whole) works.

The shading itself is very good. Again, I would use the Goldilocks analogy to describe it.

And as for the choice in Pokemon. Let's just say that my preferred Pokemon will most likely differ from your proffered Pokemon. Of course, it is important to choose Pokemon that will produce a workable color scheme when they assemble together.

That is all i have to say right now. Have a nice day.
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This piece is very beautiful, as a marker artist myself I can tell the artist put a great deal of effort and skill into this piece.. The the amount of detail and precision in the textures and shading is alot of work and requires an equal amount of experience to pull off, this artist has accomplished this aspect with perfection. As for the drawing itself, the artist's style is very refined and professional, not only being able to take on the designs of the trainers but the Pokemon themselves creating a picture that fits together perfectly.

The theme is something that the fans of the games will get right away; it being a feature from the newer games in which a photographer takes photographs of the player's character on certain days. As for the characters themselves the artist included at least one from each generation, with a addition being the new female player character from the HeartGold & SoulSilver remakes of the second generation games. Another thing to note is that the artist included at least one starter from each of the four generations and some of the various Pokemon encountered throughout the games.

All in all this is a wonderful piece that allows the the viewer to reflect on the previous generations just in time for generation V. This an excellent piece from and excellent artist!
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LoneFoxFlora Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That Charizard though XD
HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
So pretty. I remember seeing this in the mother 3 pokemon BW crossover vid. very nice stuff you've got here
PsychoticBunny2010 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
All I can say is wow :iconwowplz: I've been playing pokemon since the original red-blue, green and then yellow days. This really brings back many fond memories. Excellent work! :)
LadyTau Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!!! =)
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
ilovemycatalot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
SUUUUUU CHUTE :pokemonmlg: La-Pokeball Emoticon Torchic Mew Vulpix pokeball fail Charmander la plz Fun Fight :P :funnydance: Emote-Styled: Pokemon Battle Houndour Bulbasaur Shaymin Flareon La icon #492 Shaymin - Land Forme Azurill Gengar la plz Glaceon La icon Espeon la icon Charmander epic la Squirtle Cyndaquil la plz Oshawott Quilava ipod emote Glaceon2 la Pichu pokeballed emoticon Pikachu Thunder Emote Leafeon la Togepi Leafeon La icon Cubone La Plz Torchic Luxray La -DPwolf Lillipup Ralts Alakazam La Plz 
DreamyDawn65 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I spy Chimecho! :heart:
Artez-the-Mage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am currently looking for members for my group, i was wondering if you'd like too joinCharmander la plz I plan too make new tournaments and contest 
Squirtle Giveaways on Pokemon if you have a 3DS
Bulbasaur la plzA new system in the group and all kinds of amazing artwork of all kind

Would you like too join the Pokemon family ^6^ 
Yami516 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student Artist
I got over Pokemon a long time ago but this is so cute and awesome!
pillowds Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, Charizard is all cute.
Worldwind224 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Looks amazing!!!!!!! X3
I love Pokemon!
Raichu la plz Mew La Plz Sylveon La Espeon la icon Cyndaquil la plz Bulbasaur la plz 
Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they have my two fave starters Piplup and Torchic! <3
Magizoom Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely! :)
superviolet500 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
and it keeps going
TailoftheDevil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Your art is inspiring and beautiful! I hope one day I can achieve something even a fraction as beautiful as what you can do! :D
werewolfqueen7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Pokémon trainer with the blue eyes and black/yellow hat. He reminds me of Lost Silver (my absolute favorite creepy pasta) and charzard *laughs* XD
erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
It's because it is the actual protag to Gold and Silver.
ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Artist
beautiful! But why is red all fun and exciting? He is supposed to be a lonely hermit who resides on top of a mountain... After a certain time though...
musicalangel14 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
cutee <3
Beautimousness Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Wow...this is very good...I wish I could so this!
IceFeather9110 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol charzard
Umemecub Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
both of the boy are amazing (btw I played as both.)
REMUSJOHN Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
he followed me to

14iv19 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
So cute!!! >_<
RedGalaxyLlama Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love the way you used markers to colour this, and the colours you used! I also love the five characters you drew, these are some of my favourites! You also drew lots of great Pokemon, like Snorlax! This is great, and you can only get better! Good job!!
MarioZelda128 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
'gasp!' dawn holds a driftloon!she will be lost... forever!!!!!!!!!!!
TheDesperateHobo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God damn it, lost it at Charizard's face. Freaking beautiful...
sapphire-night Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome that this was done with copic markers :clap:
koko263loco Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
It's a wonderful and cute piece of art. I can see that you have put a lot of hard work in this piece. I like it.
Mikanmyu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg! I love it sooo much! >//w//<
elizebeth31 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Why Is There Lots Of Critique
Nekonyantaku3 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg such dedication @_@ afkdsjfkl; SO CUTE
GREEDDOESNOTMETTER Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
it's adorable  QVQ !!btw,may i use this to make a poster?[reply please]
Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist

I know I'm not them, but I'd say if you don't take credit, yeah.

Unless, of course, it's past deadline. seeing as you commented on my birthday about 4 months ago

iduuno Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This inspires me to draw even more

Silentsnowman Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Sudowoodo's expression! Awesome work ;)
Satsujin89 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My poor Charizard. XDD
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Flameshadowwolf2 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
pooi charzard
SamMM2001 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
¿Cuál es el nombre del Pokémon que está arriba de la cabeza de Snorlax o_O? Nunca lo había visto. Como sea, este dibujo es excelente :D
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