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Kakuna by DrManiacal Kakuna by DrManiacal
Kakuna and Metapod look so much more awesome than they actually are. This one seems to have been knocked from it's tree and now it's about to poison sting something. Except it can't move because it's a cocoon.

Will post a journal with the speedpaint in a bit!
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NaurCalad Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Creepy... In a good way though! :P
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
NOOOOOOOO! WHY DIDNT YOU MAKE SOMETHING MORE
AWESOME! i was expecting better... Darn it! i guess kakunas cant
look better than this lol Still nice shading but no background ruins
it for me. still it give it 3461/4000 used pokeballs in a huge jar.
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Yeah, was kind of lazy. He is supposed to be laying on the ground but I didn't extend the grass all the way across the canvas lol.
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh well its still the best kakuna picture

Say wasnt kakunas color like a light brown? Or a dark gold?
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
The sprite that I looked at was a pretty bright yellow/gold, so that's what I used on the highlights with a little green mixed in to place him in his surroundings.
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh i see, but it looks really green :/
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Yeah, usually I like to incorporate colors from the background into the rest of the painting to help everything blend and come together. Here I just had the green of the grass surrounding him, so I implemented it heavily into the shading and ambiance. The only color on him that is from a reference is the yellow where he is being hit by light.
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TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah so it doesnt show the real color. Still it looks good
(i confused it with Metapod actually lol)
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Neecross Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Looks like its about to evolve actually.
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DrManiacal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Could be! Have you ever been so angry at something that you just turned into a giant bee and murdered it? Kakuna knows that feel bro.
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