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Fatal Attraction. by TheMoonMonkey Fatal Attraction. by TheMoonMonkey
:bulletblue: Tools: Photosjop CS5
:bulletred: Time: About 21 to 22 hours to finish.

:pokeball: Pokémon: Ariados ( Close up here: [link] ) and Volbeat
:bulletgreen: Landscape: Forest
:bulletyellow: Time of day: Night

:bulletpurple: Moves: Ariados used Bug Bite

The Spinarak family is one of the few predator bug Pokémon in the Pokémon kingdom. Spinaracks and Ariadoses are patient and stealthy creatures. Using their webs and sensitive hairs, they are able to capture just about any bug Pokémon from Caterpies to Venomoths to even their own kind. Some iterations of the Spinarack family are known to even hunt small mammal Pokémon like Rattatas. The Spinarak family live for the most part a solitary life. The only instances where members of this family will meet is for either a territorial conflict or mating.

The Spinarak family is a unique family when comes to breeding. After the male has mated with the female, the female kills the male and lays her eggs inside the body of the male. The male's body will then be used as nest/nourishment for the newly hatched Spinaracks. Females tend to mate with the biggest and bulkiest males, to insure the best start for their offspring. In some parts of the world, male Ariadoses will kill prey and lure females to mate with them. The larger the prey the better the chances. In some instance, when two males have spotted a female; male Ariadoses would fight for the right to mate with the female. Usually in those fights, the loser would end up being the nest for the female's eggs. If the female decides that the loser's body is not sufficient enough to nourish her young, she will even kill the victor. Zoologists have recorded on many occasions, where male Ariadoses will flee from the female after mating. Very few of those recordings the male was successful.

:heart: Happy belated-Valentines Day?

:eager: I would really like to receive feedback on the environments, seeing as that is the purpose of this series. The documentary info takes quite a lot of time, because I am really making most of this up based off of what info I can find on them.

:bulletblack: P.S: Just a reminder, I post "Close Up" pics of the Pokémon featuring in the upcoming Pokémon Planet picture in my Scrap folder before the pictures comes out. So make sure you have the "Scraps" checked off if your watching me to get those sneak preview of whats to come. :D
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Hawksfan4848 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it! Keep up the good work :D
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Nifhr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ARIADOS. :la:
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Teapot-Mysteries Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
HELLO FROM :iconmoviecuties: #MovieCuties YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED HERE [link]

Please drop by and fav the feature... and why not join the group :)
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Beautiful job on the insects. I like the light coming in from the upper left corner. Great job on the closeups of the plants and bark.
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FlatlineOnSteroids Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This is an awesome picture! I was thinking it looked like Ariados before I opened the picture. The environment is beautiful, I definitely get the deep forest feel.
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks I appreciate it! I really do.
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FlatlineOnSteroids Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Actually, I like the whole 'Pokemon Planet' idea :) Very unique in my opinion.
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have a whole gallery full of them. :D and thanks again.
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FlatlineOnSteroids Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Anytime :)
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student
I really like the design of this poekemon, the colors are fun too :juggle:
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Pryce14 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awsome use of fore-, middle, and backgrounds. The lighting really works, as do the textures. I feel like Rule of 3rds could help here, making the composition wider, and shifting them to one side, but that's really just nitpicking on my part. :P
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Yurixy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
awesome!
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PandoraAlkimaArtz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I am not that big on pokemonz artz but this is really nicely drawn. Its calming and soothing, brings the sense of family values to the table. Keep up the great work.
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Tekareon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice shading !!! :iconniceguyplz:
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TakamurArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the bright colors make them stand out.
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Mayalaya Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a nice drawing.
I like the lighting and the structure on that lumb of wood they are walking on.
Regarding the enviroment: I think the threes in the background is a bit off.. it looks like you used the "button-effeckt" on them.. and that looks a lot different than the style you are using in the foreground.
But I like the overall look of this picture - and your shadow/light focus.
So your picture has been featured HERE
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emptymess Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I barely remember Ariados.^^ It was a long time ago that I played Pokemon. :D The the image I can say that it's funny valentines day idea. You've put a lot of effort in the Pokemon but in the background somehow I'm missing the details. I mean I can see in what environment Ariados lives but right now it looks a bit flat. Like the texture of the groun is perspectively not correct. Try to give the background a bit more depth and work a bit on perspective. Hope I could help. :)
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
The ariados were supposed to be on a tree branch which is why the floor the Ariados are sitting on is shaded the way it is. May be I should draw a leaf coming out of the tree branch so viewers won't get confused.
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emptymess Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I think with the leaf it's a good idea. :)
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RQL Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work with the image! The background is absolutely astounding! I love the way you have drawn all the little details on the scenery, including the wood trees and the leaves. The Ariados has been done great too! I love the furry feel you have given them. Nice work, keep it up!
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KyseL Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing lights, and good detail! :+fav:
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NekoMarik Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Critique:
You said you wanted mainly feedback on the environment, so I’ll just give a general comment on the central figures before I go on to the environment.

1) The way the Pokémon’s limbs, horns, and eyes shine is very realistic and very bug-like. However, the way you outline the fur but didn’t give it any depth or shading gives them a very cartoony feeling, and it clashes against the realism of the rest of the piece. I like the heart floating above the dead Pokémon, though- it’s shaded realistically, so it fits in with the piece, while still being in the spirit of the game.

2) Excellent lighting with the moon filtering through the trees, though the bugs seem to ave their own light source. But I can’t tell what that red thing is between the trees- some sort of firefly Pokémon? At this resolution it looks like a smudge, but I’m guessing you wouldn’t want to go higher for the sake of protecting your art.

3) The textures on the leaves and log are excellent and give the scenery a very realistic look. But the trees are very flat, and like the fuzz on the Pokémon, it makes the piece strange- like you’ve got realism on the bottom two-thirds of it and American cartoon on the top third. It looks a bit like a WIP shot.

All in all, the piece is good, it just needs cohesion. The textures are rich and the colours bright, very tropical. I love it when artists mix realism with something stylized! I could easily imagine seen this in Planet Earth, but it also fits into the Pokémon world.
I hope this helped! :rose:
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This is so amazing and tender. So well done.
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
er, oddly intimate, I meant. XD
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rayna23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting!
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FireWario Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work! So well detailed and adorable! Excelllent!
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TheLastHuzzah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a bit morbid so I love it :XD: The colour and shade on the bugs look great! As for the environment since that's what you mention in your comment, you've done fairly well with the general tones and ideas for it, but (in the background) although you want to keep the focus on the foreground, try adding a little more detail into the trees, more tones - using references is a good way to learn - and have the trees and leaves and grass a little less blurred. Having a more realistic-looking background will help blend the picture as it will feel more in tune to the detailed foreground, so it won't detract from the piece itself. The foreground elements aren't bad though feel a little stuck on rather than part of the whole picture, blurring those a little may help to focus on the bugs rather than the leaves themselves since it is intended as a 'close up shot'. Hope some of that helps! :D
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, that was very helpful!
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, outstanding work :)
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airbornwhale Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is great! Texture on the leaves and the ground. Maybe a little more on the trees, since they look like grey blobs? But overall, great picture. The effort you put in shows.
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airbornwhale Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
And I just noticed the "Pokemon Planet" logo. Nice touch.
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it! I have more Pokemon Planet planet pictures in my gallery, It's a series i'm working on.
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a very nice piece. Good work on the contours of the background environment.
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Marie-Esther Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very realistic indeed! I like how you chose, as well as showing your ability in drawing ariadoses, to actually tell a short story with this image and convey some feelings as well! Good job! I really like the background!
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DPlusDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
It came out awesome man. It's even better that I got the chance to see it from the beginning!!
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Bruh.
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beebumble101 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love how you have really made ariadoses sound like a real animal/insect and made them in a real life situation. it is super awesome!
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Tigerstar665 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
wow first comment...anywho that is really a twist on Aridos! This is amazing! Ill never look at an aridos the same way again XD
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I really appreciate the feedback.
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Tigerstar665 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
yah no problem. Thanks for the pictures you make! I really glad i can finally see what pokemon in real life would be, cause come on! If pokemon only fainted and didnt die and eat each other than pokemon could be like 5000000 years old!! :D thanks again
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