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Johto Project-158 by onemegawatt Johto Project-158 by onemegawatt
Totodile!

I didn't forget about this project no. :P

Because I spent some extra time on this I think it deserves to be posted separately, the same's gonna be applied to future pieces too.

This is my first time painting an underwater scene so I probably made a lot of mistakes. Critiques are appreciated!

Cyndaquil line's here: [link]
Croconaw: [link]
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:iconflameheart10:
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Awesome and beautiful! :heart:
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:icontaryn-nicole:
Taryn-Nicole Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I love the atmosphere. Everyone always picks cyndaquil as their starter for Johto, but secretly I always loved Totodile more
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flameheart10 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Same here! :D
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:iconjessko2000:
JessKo2000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it!
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I love the colours, style and perspectives!
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:iconnatalianaa:
Natalianaa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Sweet! :333
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:iconlatios101:
Latios101 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful!
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:iconmarioreyes:
MarioReyes Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
My favorite pokemon! I'm favoriting this :)
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Kimi-No-Tame-Ni Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nawww Totodile found a heart scale!
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:iconbarybobi:
BaryBobi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
o-o OMG!! I love it!
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:iconmandalen:
Mandalen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
So beautiful.
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:iconskairakaze:
SkairaKaze Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww cute
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:iconosayioniwabo:
Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it looks so cute! You did a great job, the colors and all the details are simply amazing, I love it!
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:iconchiiko-keks:
Chiiko-Keks Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
wow how cute is this *--* I love it ♥
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:iconleoni-fang02:
Leoni-Fang02 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Really cute!!!
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:iconcarriebea:
CarrieBea Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look at how cute he issss! The colors you used on him are just beyond awesome, that shading is superb.
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Cameron-Brideoake Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm totally in love with this piece. Love the style and the atmosphere! And what an original idea for fanart, this stands out so much.
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Emazon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
wow.....
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ridollstix Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Very beautifully painted, the shapes are amazing!
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endless-whispers Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This scene reminds me of Ariel's grotto from The Little Mermaid. I love the pose and the inclusion of the Heart Scale among the corals. To add a little critique about the lighting following what the above users have already mentioned, I think the overall tones could have been a little darker to convey a sense of depth. The highlights on the corals seem a little too bright for the depth that I imagine Totodile is at, unless it's swimming in extremely clear water. If it is swimming in clear water, then I'd imagine that the some of the highlights formed by water ripples can be seen even on the sea bed.

The second critique is a little more petty and concerns Totodile's anatomy. It would have been more true to the original design if its back was more rounded rather than flat and at an angle to its sides. Also, if I'm not mistaken, Totodile has 3 ridges along its back, with the centre ridge being the largest. Lastly, the ridge along its back looks a little off centre. That said, this is more petty critique as it's up to your interpretation on how Totodile should look like. I really love this pic and the story it tells :)
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onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey thanks for the input! I agree that the colors are pretty saturated and bright for an underwater scene. I was too focused on making them look nice and pretty and didn't consider the atmosphere aspect of the picture haha. I'll try to pay more attention next time.

Your second critique about the anatomy is also true. I didn't really use a ref when I drew him so it was bound to come out as a bit off. I like to keep the design as close as the original so thank you very much for pointing that out!
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Suuchann Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Lovely, I love the background ; v ; :iconluvluvplz:
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:icononemegawatt:
onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you !
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Moni-DLH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I absolutley love how you paint shells and water. I'm new to DA; i'm from Colors!3D, so i don't have much in my gallery. I'd love to paint like this though 0.0
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onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you and welcome to dA ! : D
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AlchemiEvil Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
о333о
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:iconpokekid543:
pokekid543 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool!! =)
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:iconangellus-socios:
Angellus-Socios Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol his face! "OOOO Shiny!"
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sakuranoXXXXX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
this is really coool OwO
it looks like a real painting :XD:
:+fav:
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:iconklendusic:
klendusic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
oh screw my other comment let me show some examples...
probably something like [link] or [link] ? It makes the reflected light looks watery (im sorry for the bad explanation)
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onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh I get what you mean but in those examples the subjects are very close to the water surface, while in mine the totodile is pretty deep underwater so there won't be much reflection. I didn't bother adding too much details to it either because it's 'far away' from the viewer.

Thanks for the suggestions though, I'll keep them in mind when trying to do something similar!
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klendusic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
ahh is that so? I guess I have a lot to learn then (;ω;`) /not a good critique
learned something new today
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klendusic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
It looks super for your first underwater painting! Tbh I'd like to critique but my use of english is limited when it comes to these things (I wanted to talk about the water ripples' reflection/lighting thing but im not sure how to explain ;__; )
anyway I can see that you are improving with each picture you submit
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:icononemegawatt:
onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha it's ok I feel the same when trying to give critiques too.

Arigatouu kaiii
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Vereth100 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
This is really cool. I really like the colors used:D
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sajin01 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish my Pokemon would randomly find heart scales D:
They're hard to find on Heart Gold and Soul Silver ; ^ ;

And and and Totodilleeeee!! :iconiloveitplz: ITS SO CUTE
I love the colors~ It looks like a painting! >3< It's pretty~ Just so well done! D:

I'm jelly. I'm jellying at your drawing skills. *-* ldgjhflkjdsojelly.
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, is brilliant! :la: This is just beautiful! :love:
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute scene!
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:iconcynderbyheart:
cynderbyheart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Omg!!! It's sooo cute~! Awesome job!!!
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:iconsandragon13:
sandragon13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Nicely done.
-sandragon13
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SniperGYS Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
This is beautiful ! Like a real paint! And Totodile is very cute
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:iconfingolfin168:
Fingolfin168 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooooooooooo pretty love the style!
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:iconlady-kl:
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He found a heart scale! =D

Great detail on the coral reef!
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:icononemegawatt:
onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
That he did ! Now to find if there are anymore around.

Haha thank you!
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Underwater scenes can be pretty annoying, but I think you pulled this one off spectacularly. Great work, looks awesome!
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:icononemegawatt:
onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks man and haha true true, one of the things I find the most annoying is the lighting it's different than normal scenery.
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Yeah for sure. I'm still trying to figure out how to cast reflections from light hitting ripples on the water's surface onto a subject and have it look half decent haha. Something I can't seem to get the hang of.
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Sora-na Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
This is so beautiful. I love how you painted the coral reef and the Heart Scale is a nice addition.
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:icononemegawatt:
onemegawatt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
i'm glad that you can tell it's a Heart Scale haha! Thank you!
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:icontwilightlinkjh:
twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! steps back in amazement:D
For a first time paining water- this is pretty damn awesome:D
Will you do starters from other regions- that would be so cool:D
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