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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Porkursor Returns 201X Promo Piece

Art Progress Post
Hello again! 
Right now, I'm going to take the time to show you a picture I've done. I worked on this for 5 hours, w/ little breaks, and no sleep. Because, you see, if I stop working on something I never finish it. 
As you may or may not know, I've been working on a comic for a while. I had to take a break from it because my computer's hard drive died. Now that I have a 1 terabyte hard drive ready to be installed into my computer, and a Windows 7 disc waiting for me, I can get back to work on my beloved comic. 
Since I am going to be working on the comic again, I felt it was necessary to draw a promo for such an event. And so I began sketching, and planning out the piece. I started to do lineart shortly after. For all of this, I'm using SAI Painter, and the pen tool.

 Now that my lineart is done, I add some more details, such as the pinstripes on Pokey's suit. I also make sure that all of my lines are straight. I tend to be a little OCD and redo a lot of lines most the time as I work on it.

 I had a friend of mine put a border around the image to give it a more symmetrical look. Then I added some text in Paint ( lol ). Not too much progress here, just minor edits.

 Unfortunately, I kind of flew through the coloring. I also smoothed out the lines, and made them more vector-like in Inkscape. All I do to color is I bring it back into SAI and use the pen tool again. For the shading, I added another layer, and used the pen tool again, but smoothed it out with the watercolor tool. After that, all I do is lower the opacity to where I want it ( depends on the picture almost every time ). For the Mother logo, I used the pen tool for the blood, and the marker tool for the glow. This was on another layer on top of the lineart. It's really good to mess with hues and brightness, which is what I did with the blood and marionette strings, you never know whether changing it a little will make a huge difference.

Well, that's all I've got this time. I'll go back to the Pokemon Adventure later today or tomorrow. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Veve's Pokemon Adventure 2

My fight with Roark:

After leveling up Red Ranger to 14, and having him evolve into a Monferno, he learned Mach Punch. I also leveled up Shawshinx to level 15, as she won't be getting any experience in the battle. I leveled them up from wild Pokemon, which was boring to say the least.  It's a good thing Ponyta give you about 130 exp. a pop!

After all that training I decide to head to the gym -- after getting my head handed to me several times before -- and fight Roark, the Oreburgh City Gym Leader. His Geodude is tough, but my newly transformed Red Ranger is tougher! I use Mach Punch only twice, and he is down. He sends out Onix next, while I keep Red Ranger out. I use Mach Punch twice, leaving him with some HP left, so he uses a potion. I use it two more times, and his Onix is down. I've taken a fair bit of damage, now at half health, but I'm not going to quit. Roark's last Pokemon is Cranidos, where I say to myself, "Oh, great!" as I've had so much trouble with this thing before. Mach Punch, and.... It's down!

I've won my first Gym battle, and Roark presents to me my badge and a TM. At this point, I remember that I have to teach a Pokemon Rock Smash. I'm no happy about this, as I've always hated the thought of a move that can never be deleted. I think about teaching it to Red Ranger for a while, then I decide to just catch a Pokemon that can learn it too. Psyduck? It'll do. I catch a Psyduck and name it Psychache ( clever, right? ) then proceed to teach it Rock Smash. From here, I make my way to Floaroma Town. I head into the Pokemon Center to drop off Psychache into the box. Once done, I make my way down the route only to be stopped by a little girl.

She says her father has been taken hostage, and wants my help. That will have to wait until I catch a Buizel. And after any minutes of trying to find a male Buizel ( seriously this was annoying ) I finally caught one, and named him Bubbles.

 And that's where we last left off. I prepare myself for the battles to come by fighting wild Pokemon, which doesn't have a whole lot of outcome. The adventure will continue later tonight.

Shawshinx ♀
lvl 16

Red Ranger ♂
lvl 17

Bubbles ♂
lvl 12 


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Veve's Pokemon Adventure

This is actually my first blog site, as well as first blog on here.
I'm going to be doing a playthrough of Pokemon: Platinum for my first project. Right now I'd like to post what I did last to catch up on where I actually am on the game. I'll also put up related pictures I've found online, and some I've drawn on occasion. 
Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, I've started my adventure. The professor explains to me what Pokemon are; How they're special creatures with powers that can form bonds with people. He asks me my name, and I put Veve. He asks if I am a girl or a boy, and select girl, of course. He then asks my rivals name, so I put an inside joke, Carlos!.

Thus, my adventure truly begins.

I'm watching T.V, an interview with Professor Rowan. Once I'm done, Carlos! comes running up the stairs into my bedroom, where he mentions that Professor Rowan has a lot of Pokemon, therefor, will have enough to give us at least one. He then tells me to meet him outside, and if I'm late I'll owe him $10 million.

I head downstairs, only to be greeted by my mom who tells me to meet up with Carlos!. I head out the door, but not before my mom warns me about going in the tall grass. I bump into Carlos! ( or, rather, he bumps into me ) and he is about to head out, except for the fact that he forgot something. So, I follow him back into his room, and as I get there he gives me the same warning, and jolts off.

I idly walk to where Carlos! is, because I'm in no hurry like he seems to be. He leads me to the tall grass, where I tell him that it's too dangerous. Carlos! insists that if we do run into any wild Pokemon we just go into the next patch of grass. As Carlos! is about to jump into the grass, someone yells, "HOLD IT!" stopping him dead in his tracks. It's Professor Rowan! He walks toward us, and begins asking us why we would even think of going in the tall grass.

Carlos! responds that we only want some Pokemon, and are prepared to do anything to get one. Rowan asks us twice now if we love Pokemon, and each response is, "Yes, of course we do!" Rowan is worried what two kids so hasty would do with Pokemon, and Carlos! tells him to at least give me the Pokemon, since it was not my fault in the first place. The Professor, seeing Carlos!'s boldness decides to give him a Pokemon too. Just then, Rowan's assistant Lucas comes running up holding a briefcase. He introduces himself to us, and warns the Professor that these Pokemon are rare and very hard to replace. Rowan tells Lucas not to worry about it, and tells us to look in the briefcase. Carlos! tells me to choose first.

My first Pokemon! As I like Fire-types a lot, I choose Chimchar. To counter my Fire-type, Carlos! chooses Piplup. Not only do I get my first Pokemon, but I also get my first taste of battle. Our Pokemon are brought out, and I start using Scratch on his Piplup. Eventually, it is brought down, making me the victor.

This was a prologue. From this point in time I have nicknamed my Chimchar Red Ranger, and caught a Shinx which I named Shawshinx. I have received my first badge, and am now in Floaroma Town.

From here, I caught a Buizel, which I named Bubbles.

lvl 16

Red Ranger ♂
lvl 17

lvl 11