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Realistic Blaziken sketchies by catandcrown Realistic Blaziken sketchies by catandcrown
I have a commission request from someone on DA for a team done in my style.
The teams not too hard, except Blaziken

What are you Blaziken....just what are you doing. seriously.


So i gave it some thought and basically came up with my own little back-story on the critters.

Basically, Torchic, the tiny little fire bird Pokémon, craves combat, lives by a sense of honour, a proud race. But seeing as they are but chicks, they long for the ability to fight with elegance and grace. When they force themselves to evolve, they attain this, firstly in combusken, whose limbs become longer and stronger and finally into Blaziken, whose humanoid appearance is revered by the lower evolutions.

The basic idea being that Blaziken is a bird that forced itself into a human shape for its art, martial combat.

I decided that they would be these very proud, almost shamanic creatures, with these manes of feathers surrounding their faces and torso that blend into thicker, flame retardant feathers near the legs and waist. Where there were short stubby winglets, there are now powerful, three-fingered hands and muscular arms.

Older Blaziken control Broods of their younger evolutionary groups and younger kin. The oldest is usually the shaman of the group, the most powerful and the most mysterious in its abilities, gathering little trophies from battles past and adorning themselves with them into small headdresses and nomadic garb.

But yes. i threw these together over a few days in between work, hope you like them. I saw some other blaziken attempts, and soem of them jsut went for the bird approach, so i went for the bipedal version, instead of large, raptor birds, i went for a totally unique path. i hope you like it :D


Pokémon Designs.

Old Format

Blastoise
Charizard
Growlithe – Evolution Line
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Dratini – Evolution Line
Blaziken
Weavile
Lugia

New Format

- Kyogre
- Groudon
- Rayquaza
- Kyurem
- Xerneas



MY TUMBLR
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:iconarronrift:
ArronRift Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant
You just blew my mind, he was always one of my favorites! Mirror-move NOW!
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:iconforbiddencovenant:
ForbiddenCovenant Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He should be the real star in Birdman(An Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
Blue Birds icon 
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha! yes thats not a bad shout! XD
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:iconscauldronlover:
ScauldronLover Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GO! MY BIRDMAN!

(KAAWWWWW!!)
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:iconwulfjakal:
wulfjakal Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
hey,what 'bout mega blaziken or lucario?
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:iconygvantheshaper:
YgvantheShaper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
BIRRRRRRRRRRDMAN!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontacticianlyra:
TacticianLyra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
You know, I am torn between getting a Treecko or a Torchic when I get Alpha Sapphire...
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Wrong choices, you should pick Mudkip, Treecko and Torchic can suck my master balls bitch.
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:iconmutekrocodil:
MuteKrocodil Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I may hate Blaziken with a passion,but damn thats pretty good realism.
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah! well im glad i could help you appreciate this fried-chicken warrior!
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:iconmutekrocodil:
MuteKrocodil Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Fried-chicken Warrior"
okthatmademydayabit
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:iconzoecinnamon96:
ZoeCinnamon96 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
oh god.
EPIC O.O
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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:icon16brothersxarcaeus17:
it reminds me of the Urstrix finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Ur… from FFXII, just with no wings
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:iconmezzelfo:
Mezzelfo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's very very..very....very.....very.......YEAH :D AHAHA

ps blaziken is #257, non #275
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:iconlcgenesis:
LCGenesis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Hey, just wanted to ask you a question. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these and wanted to sketch it. So can I?

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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feel free! as long as you credit my work as the inspiration/source, then its all good by me :)
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:iconlcgenesis:
LCGenesis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Perfect! Thanks! and I'll credit your work ;]
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darkkittenangel Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing!!
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Hunter-113 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Love it. I simply adore this concept of a shamanistic Blaziken.
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! im glad you like him! :D
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:iconemacamu:
EmaCamU Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
pokemon ranger ruby fire!
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:iconsalem-the-psychic:
Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I wanna see Breloom and Liepard :3
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe one day ill get around to them :D
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Void95 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, nice work! I always used to choose torchic in the game because of it's power, but now that I have the image of a scary ninja bird of flaming death in my head i'm going to go for one of the less creepy ones. Keep up the great work!
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha i need to update these ones, but yeah, pretty much a ninja chicken of death :)
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Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kickasss
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
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Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! I love it!
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No1fan15 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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Everknight117 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I was like :iconspazattackplz: THIS IS SO AWESOME and then i noticed theres a little yellow diamond on blaziken that doesnt exist on real blaziken and my OCD was like MUST POINT THAT OUT BLEARHHRH :iconbleedrainbowplz: and then I died


im sorry
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahah! well i can understand ocd-ness about pokemon, so its no problem :) but thank you so much!
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portaljumper339 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
So... Good...
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
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haihailittlebunny Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is the first time I see a realistic Blaziken, and it's awesome. I don't really like Blaziken as he is, but if he was like your sketches, he'd be shooting straight to my top 5 XD
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
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Sursion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Every time I try to look for realistic Pokemon, all I get are Tim Burton type monstrosities (which I hate), or real-life photos of things with stupid crap edited in (which I also hate).

THANK YOU for both A) Sticking to the original design, and B) Making Pokemon look realistic. Don't ever stop.

Anyways, if I saw this in real life I would crap myself.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad that people think my designs stay true to the originals somewhat :)
and yes i suspect i would too! but these are 10 year old kids, im sure theyll be fine with capturing them XD
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PsycoMasterKA Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup... You're watched now, man. These? ALL of them? Are amazing. Don't you dare stop.
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cannot thank you enough for all of your support :D
and i dont plan on it :D
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Midnight-Soliloquy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just spit out my drink
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because of my fire chicken?? :D
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:iconmidnight-soliloquy:
Midnight-Soliloquy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your BADASS fire chicken
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:iconleggurm:
Leggurm Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is is just me or does Blaziken remind anyone else of Firebenders/Firebending?
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha! i could see that in them yes :)
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Procrastilove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
So cool!!!
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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anivalo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This definitely seem close to the spirit in which the pokemon were designed in.
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HollywoodRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some one please do a picture of Blaziken vs Bruce Lee
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