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awful photo alert wow I really need a scanner ;n;
anyway here is Kyogre drawn entirely in ballpoint pen; blue, cyan, purple, red, pink and black (the pink wasn't really necessary but I may as well count it) yeahhhhh
it took a while but I think it's pretty cool anyway haha

Eventually I will offer commissions like this - once I get a fur technique going!
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ArtisticTimes Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
lol I need a scanner too
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kebani Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Might I ask what sort of pens you use?
I've been searching for some good colored ballpoints myself and I've had some difficulty.
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Silverbirch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I use run-of-the-mill BIC and Staedtler, I think. There's a couple of different tip widths, and the blue-red-black are finer than the other colours i picked up.
Whichever ones you end up getting.. ink blots are a constant headache :T
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kebani Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thank you!
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TripleS-Art Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Alpha Sapphire!
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J4B Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome.
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SneakyAlbatross Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
just epic. awesome re-interpretation !
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alliethewolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
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amazing ;n;
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ilir21 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautyful creature :love:
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moltres93 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god ballpoint pen are you farking kidding me I can't even write in ballpoint pen
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Axel230 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY CRAP! This is one of the most badass pictures of Kyogre I've seen.
You made this with ballpoints?! :wow:
Amazing job, I always pictured Kyogre looking like this in my head.
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the crosshatching! It came out wonderful!
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ArtFurry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wow amazing :la: 
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17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! Wish I could work a pen like that! :D
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streikoneko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow that's amazing
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capnquills Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
aaaah omg that hatching ;;
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAHZIES
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AnotherStupidTourist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
daaaaaaaaaaang..........this is really awesome! I don't think I would have even known it to be a photo had you not said so.
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why the sudden shift from digital to traditional?

but it still looks awesome~
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Silverbirch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Armageddon's coming up fast and I usually have a bumperload of traditional art to sell, which I'm behind on making currently OTL

Thanks~!
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Armageddon still has some years, but yes, we are nearing its time
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Silverbirch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mass-produce art to mark the end of the world. I'm gonna be famous and also dead
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.  good luck with that
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
How is it possible to draw this awesome with ballpoint pens? :noes:
It's like my world has been turned upside down LOL :giggle:
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Silverbirch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I sketch in ballpoint pens almost constantly now, and the sketches are starting to get ahead of themselves haha; so I had to do some full drawings to see what would happen.
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, ok. Excellent!
Keep going!
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thetauche Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, love the attention to detail in this piece! Amazing! 
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szhovbhe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
this is beautiful, keep it up! <3
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sashaerfitt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome, i love the realistic details. 
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assmaster58 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
you are incredible!
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AnthemSmiles Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This is amazing for ballpoint! Holy cow.  I can't stand that you dismiss how great this is in your description though, as this doesn't deserve that.  This is really stunning.
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TarriPup Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For ballpoint, this is pretty damn impressive.... in Drawing class we've had to use ballpoint sometimes, it's interesting just what kind of effects you can get from it.
Did you start with a light outline, or did you just do the art by creating areas of lighter, darker, and more denser or more spaced-out pen marks?
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Silverbirch Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I do all my scribbles in my sketchbook in ballpoint cause it's just cleaner than pencil ..except for ink blots B (
I sketched this in pencil, and started the penwork just uh .. pretty much randomly I think. I started on his nose with the darker blue and finished most of the body with that before going onto other shades.
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TarriPup Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ink blots = enemy. They are the tumours of the pen sketch world.

Ah so probably a light sketch in pencil, I'd imagine? It's what I would do. Random can work well, you can figure it out on the way. I think that's how a lot of work happens? You don't always get the result you imagined... unless you are like awesome at that stuff, I know I'm not. :P
Your realistic pokemon are just awesome, not like my realistic pokemon which I HAVE NOT FINISHED FALKSFJHAIHF but I should finish that sometime, the one with a meganium and a charizard nest.
So in this piece you started with darker shades first, then moved onto light shades?

(Btw... it's been way too long since I've heard from you. I've missed you... in terms a friend can miss another, haha. Morgan's the only friend I have decent contact with nowadays out of the ol' group...)

Oh yeah. I want to ask you something regarding an art piece I wanna do, but I'll spam you in a note, not here. 8B
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IDKC Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This is beautiful, I absolutely love it!
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DoomScarf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The crosshatching looks wonderful!
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