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It must be like an unwritten rule or something that the works I push back the longest turn out the best. :stare:

So. The long long ago agreed to art trade with the wonderful *Corealis. Or rather another one. We've done at least two already. ^^
She requested the pokémon Sawk this time; something I wasn't familiar with at all before. Not pokémon in general, just this particular one.
While I knew I wanted him in meditation right from the beginning, the final pose and composition were inspired by this work. I have no idea who the original artist is but I'd like to credit them anonymously anyway for providing me with such a wonderful reference.

This work most definitely showed me again that line-less shading is SO much more appropriate for me and also gave me a whole bunch of extra confidence for a collab I am currently working on which will include line-lessly shaded human characters.

I've definitely learned a lot while doing this and it was a hell of a lot of fun. :)

And a kudos goes out to *ripley4O77 for coming up with the lovely title. :bucktooth:

*Corealis' part of the trade:





:bulletblue: Sawk belongs to Nintendo
:bulletblue: Art belongs to ^ValaSedai
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:iconpetya14:
Petya14 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. :iconrealdummystareplz:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconpetya14:
Petya14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob!^^
so do you feel better?
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm feeling better. Not perfect but close to it at least. :D
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:iconpetya14:
Petya14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you feel better! :D
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:iconcyberdreamlady:
CyberDreamLady Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
unusual, love the art!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
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:iconjenny96ist:
jenny96ist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its so typical pose for him great work you really caught his focus
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconjenny96ist:
jenny96ist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no probs ;)
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:iconstacinadia:
StaciNadia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
That looks so relaxing and tranquil, perfect for meditation! Great pose and atmosphere!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:icongiratina4evur:
Giratina4evur Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   General Artist
Focus....I said Focus OWO
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Holy wowzers, that looks awesome. :D
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :blushes:
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:iconbluecrystaldove:
BlueCrystalDove Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing! I really like the waterfall, it looks so realistic :la:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :'D
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:iconjujulica:
Jujulica Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, I love this! The mood is perfect--very calm and relaxing!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconmaple-girl:
Maple-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow what an awesome treatment of a rather blah Pokemon! And I'm a fan of Pokemon so it hurts me to call any of them boring, but Sawk has just reached a new level of awesome in my eyes.

I wish I had a pixel version of this painting. I'd cross stitch that in a heart beat. ^_^
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)

Oh wow that'd be an incredible amount of work. xD
Both creating the design and stitching it. ^^
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:iconmaple-girl:
Maple-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, but it would be EPIC!!! Just like your painting. ^_^
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
d'aw :hug:
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is beautiful. You have taken a rather boring Pokemon design and made a completely epic image out of it. I really like those two little rocks randomly sticking out above his head...those somehow complete the image very well
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. ;w;
I have to say I was a little stumped in the beginning when I saw the pokémon, exactly because it seems rather bland but I'm also quite happy with the final outcome. :')
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:iconlilyboxes:
lilyboxes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, love the detail of the rocks in the waterfall, make it look so much more realistic and engaging! Ohhh it's such a nice drawing!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :')
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:iconmelmee:
Melmee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
ooh nice!
Love that bg and the colouring too :la:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :'D
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:iconstarlingkia:
StarlingKia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing and I love all the detail!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
Very cool! ^_^ love the detail
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconhappy-nyan:
Happy-Nyan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
wow, das sieht ja mal mega aus *Q*
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke. ;w;
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:iconhappy-nyan:
Happy-Nyan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
bitte ; u ;
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:iconsourwishbones:
sourwishbones Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
The shading is amazing!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :')
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:iconmipelaz:
MipeLaz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Nice work.
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx :)
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:iconjrcbroolz:
JRCBROOLZ Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Very serene, yet ready to spring at any moment
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly my plan. :D
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:iconyami-pokegirl:
Yami-Pokegirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, jetzt aber wirklich. Nicht, dass ich noch eine auf den Deckel kriege. :ups:
Das Bild ist an sich eigentlich gut geworden. Die Pose des Pokémon (Name kurz weg... ;-;) ist gut geworden und der Wasserfall hat es mir besonders angetan. Die abfallenden Wassersträhnen lassen es, durch die weiße Gischt, richtig überzeugend wirken. Die Falten in der Kleidung des Karadonis sind gut geworden und auch die Pose hast du toll hinbekommen. Die Wasserpflanzen im Vordergrund sind kräftig geworden und sehen gut aus. Die Schatten und Lichteffekte hast du gut hinbekommen. Nur die Flachheit der vorderen Steine iritiert mich etwas, da es für mich dann eher den Anschein von Wasserpflanzen hat. Sonst ist es ein tolles Bild geworden. :)
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke für den ausführlichen Kommentar. :hug:
Das mit den Steinen wäre mir gar nicht aufgefallen, ist aber interessant und ich werd's mir definitiv merken. ^^
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Know-Kname Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
very great work. i love how you shaded the blue, its one of the hardest colors for me to shade.
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Seriously? I actually find blue to be rather easy. I always have the biggest troubles with anything yellow or blonde. :noes:
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:iconknow-kname:
Know-Kname Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
blues yellows and reds are all a pain in my sculpted ass.
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So basically you're left with green. :lol:
(if we go by basic colours)
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:iconknow-kname:
Know-Kname Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:shrug: i get then done though.
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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