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Realistic Blastoise Sketches by catandcrown Realistic Blastoise Sketches by catandcrown
Blastoise

Blastoise are adult Squirtle, one of the three starting Pokémon issued to new trainers In the kanto region. Blastoise are immense Pokémon, incredibly powerful, loyal and capable of vicious behaviour. However, they are noted for being placid and playful when looked after, it is only when they feel they or their trainer is being threatened that they reveal their other side.

Being that they have grown to such a size, Blastoise have far greater attacking power than their young, the once soft, smooth shell of youth has grown into a thick, craggy defence mechanism that repels even the hardiest of attacks. Since their preliminary stages, the neck has elongated, able to retract and jut out at will, allowing for incredible biting abilities that, when combined with the Pokémons sharp beak-like maw, produces devastating attacking force. The large, fluffy ears and tail of the previous evolution have been shed, developing into more streamline, lizard like features. The most prominent development however, is that the Blastoise has grown a pair or siphon like growths just under its shell. Curiously, a large gap grows between the Pokémons neck, and the tip of its shell, leading scientists to wonder why it doesn’t grow closer together for inspection.

However, when observed, it is noted that Blastoise, like their evolutionary line, need to take in water before they can dispel it, like most water Pokémon. Blastoise Are often seen mulling around on dry land or at sea, but can use various attacks on either. Under study, it was noted that on land, the Pokémon prefers to conserve water to keep itself hydrated, preferring to tackle, or bite or use its jutting spikes that have grown from the shell. The cannons function with the shell itself, which is a biological wonder in its own right. Tough, cartilage like muscles form the cannons, which can also be retracted back into the main part of the carapace, retracting so far in fact, that they turn inside out and become siphoning tools. When in water, these ports intake a vast amount of water, which is stored in the shell and either slowly absorbed by the skin, or used for attacks when forced, under high pressure, through the cannons, which can be focused to form jets of water that are powerful enough to punch through steel.

It is also noted however, that the Pokémon becomes significantly heavier when carrying large amounts of water, and will usually resort to quadruped travelling when under such strain. Yet when empty, it often lumbers on two legs, allowing for slashing attacks with the sharp claws it has now developed. Proficient at both forms of travel, it is an incredibly adaptive Pokémon when it needs to be. Males are noted for having far thicker shells, heavier growths and spikes, and generally being more aggressive. The females are, however, the more protective of their young, as it they who stay with them until puberty.

As a starting Pokémon, they, like Charizard and its evolutions, are noted for their advanced learning curve, and that a trainer must adapt and learn to control them as they themselves grow. The more passive of the two, Blastoise is nonetheless a ferocious enemy to come across.
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:iconjutlandangel:
JutlandAngel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
D'aww it looks so cute, I must find a way to get/make one!
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Benjja1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your wonderful work is featured here : www.pinterest.com/baltasarvisc…  :D :D :D
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CocoPommel77 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This looks epic O-O

Also reminds me somewhat of Enzo from Reborn xD
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Bryanguy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This one is kinda cute...when it isn't clamped to a limb, that is.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I really love how you illustrated the Blastoise to look like a gentle giant,
and a menacing fighter at the same time. Congrats com podre!^^
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah thank you! much appreciated :D
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
You welcome^^

On another note I have been meaning to ask.
Do you illustrate comic books?
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not since i stopped doing the End Run comic, its not something I do very often
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Well you can be a pretty damn good artist if I do say so myself.
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santiagux Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Seriously, someone should make a movie of pokémon with these sketches. Should be brutal, showing how truly the Pokemon are captured, as the team rocket mistreats to the point of killing them, see the real anger of these, as live and have an a lot more serious plot, in fact, thanks to these sketches you would open your eyes to anyone because pokemon has fans worldwide, is one of the aninmes that more marked in almost three decades and a movie for those who saw it from the beginning with a lot more mature story and more realistic scenes would make this movie one of the best in science fiction.

Sorry for the bad english, i didnt speek it well.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much man, i really appreciate the comment and the thought you put into it. bottom line, yes, someone should take the realistic pokemon concept and add skyrim graphics to it, perhaps with a vast open world forumla too. the battle system could be tweaked to make it a little more violent too XD
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LoneWolfX220 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I don't wanna reiterate anything that's already been said, but this is too good for me to "fav and run" it, something I've been trying to get out of the habit of doing, so I felt the need to comment on this. I rarely delve into realistic interpretations of fictional works, but this really took the cake for me. Firstly with the way you did Blastoise's cannons and made them more natural looking as well as your description of  Blastoise overall, it really made since of the cannons as opposed to simply saying "He's got cannons cuz he's AWESOME like that!", even though Blastoise pretty much is. Blastoise was pretty much my main starter since I wanted to pick my own choice of a starter rather than go with the most popular one at the time (i.e. Charizard), but I always liked Squirtle's evolutionary line because they're blue and I like turtles, that said; BLASTOISE ALL DAY, SON!! XD
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for such a well thought out and kind comment! 

it always makes me smile when someone takes the time to explain how they feel about my work, so thank you :D
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Mexicankaiju Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Love the design!!!
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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mikeystea Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great

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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Mabgamer6407 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Very nice. I like how you gave him the long cartilage like tubes instead of Iron Cannons or weird Squid like features some use for the Cannons. I love this design of this Blastoise. Real enough to believe it could of existed on our planet yet not drastically changed from its original appearance from the series. 
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! truth be told, this piece needs re working, its so old now, but i like my idea for the cannons too, so im glad you like them :) 
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really think it couldn't really be able to fire water out if it was real maybe the holes could be used as a sorce of protection than it's shell? plus if I think a hunter saw this thing he would shoot at it if the bullet only made itangry I think he better run...
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rkane-i Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
reminds me of tarrasque..
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icunow12 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
This is the best rendition a realistic Blastoise I've seen I like your approach by balancing between realism and the original design instead of making it so realistic or so close to the original design that it ends up looking creepy. Though I will admit u do go a little over the top at times
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BlackyKyurem Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
gotta say its cute on the third one to the right, how hes sitting in a way that says something like "me? strong? Im just cute" xD

Amazing works btw
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9threaver Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
my favourite water pokemon, brilliant work on this you did great :)
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SketchiJay Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are some great sketches! I don't usually like when artists try to make Pokemon look realistic, but I prefer your version than others. (Not saying that I don't like your's because I do like them)
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Ami-Cat Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SKETCH!?
I thought this was a pinting. I would have used DAYS on these.
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RedHerring604 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Can you imagine a live-action, realistic version of Pokemon adapted for an older audiences with these designs?!?!
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its one of my greatest hoes that one day Nintendo will create an adult version of the games for people that grew up with it. the overall gaming system is flawless, and you get so much from it, its just the look of it that can be outgrown. and the attitude perhaps, its hard for adults and teens to relate to a 10 year old trainer every time :(
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FightingCrusader Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
You and a couple other artists have made such beautiful realistic pokemon... But I think this illustration of Blastoise has really made me wish that pokemon were real! The effort that you have put into the description of the pokemon you illustrate is amazing! Thanks again for sharing such beautiful art! :w00t:
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and thank you for thinking so highly of it :3
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BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably the most successful attempt at a realistic Blastoise I've seen yet!
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xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student
So beautiful!
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student
Sure thing ^^
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purplefire1400 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
O.o amazing.... just amazing :la:
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!
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purplefire1400 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
np
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SlavaFromRussia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
Великолепно.
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PrinceDusk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I love this - my favorite pokemon. And it reminds me of myself, Intimadating but gentle.
~PD
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Monymaii Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Blastoise :love:
Amazing :D
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
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Monymaii Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
you're welcome :D
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destiny-saiyan014 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This is awesome for a few reasons here.
1) You did a great job making this look REAL, thus it is believable aesthetically speaking
2)Taking the pokedex entries from the games and adapting them as well to seem more plausible
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3)You kept the original design in mind to still make this seem like it IS a blastoise
This is one of the most impressive pokemon fan arts I have seen period
Great job!
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much, im really glad you like my interpretation :D
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Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's like taking a bear, and a tortoise, and mashing them into something completely and utterly badass! Then for an extra measure of awesome, they get a sprinkling of high-powered arsenal!

*w* blastoise are the coolest.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they certainly are! hahah! thank you for your compliment on my work :)
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Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :meow:
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digitalbird06 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Aw I like the butterfly on his nose <3
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so does he i like to think :)
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digitalbird06 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:dance:
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