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Heavy Drinking. by TheMoonMonkey Heavy Drinking. by TheMoonMonkey
:bulletblue: Tools: Photosjop CS5
:bulletred: Time: About 17 to 19 hours to finish.

:pokeball: Pokémon: Muk, Raticate and Feebas
:bulletgreen: Landscape: Sewer
:bulletyellow: Time of day: Noon

:shamrock: Extremely late St. Patrick's Day Edition! :shamrock:

The Grimer Family is a close cousin of the Pokémon, Ditto. Unlike the Ditto however, the Grimer family is highly poisonous and dangerous to be around. The thick fluid that encases this family's vital organs, is thicker and denser than water, and is designed to trap in moisture; Because of this the Grimer family does not face the same "drying-out" issue as Dittos do. The Grimer family are opportunistic scavengers that eat, drink and engulf just about everything; diets consisting of drinking mainly waste and chemicals, such as bleach. Members of this family are commonly found in toxic dump sites, landfills and sewers. For members of this family, a clean environment is a unhealthy environment. Since the Grimer family are attracted to areas of high waste output, they are commonly found in urban areas. High traces of mycotoxins are found in the genetic make-up of this family. It is highly common for handlers, or those who encounter members of this family to pick up diseases such as pneumonia.

Due to the Grimer family's sickening odor and poisonous residues, not many Pokémon actively hunt for them. The Grimer family is known live 1 of 2 lifestyles, in solitary or in a heard. Usually once a Grimer has evolved into a Muk they chose either to stay with the heard or depart. It is noted that solitary Muks are known to be more hostile and aggressive, hunting all Pokémon they encounter, even their own kind. An average Muk is known to be anywhere from 15,000lbs up to 17,000lbs. The largest Muk ever recorded was 23,000lbs.

Once a Grimer has evolved into a Muk, it will be capable of breeding. Similar to the Ditto, Muks must also merge with another Muk of the opposite sex, and preform a binary fission like act; resulting in a small pink baby Grimer of a roughly 150lbs. The Grimer family's color are known to range from light pink to dark purple. As a Muk nears death they become dryer and turn a pale grey.

Like many Pokémon that reproduce, Muk's offspring have the rare opportunity to be born in a rare coloration, or shiny. This is a specific instance where Pokémon are born with a different coloration to what is usual for its species. Many people refer to these Pokémon's condition as "Shiny", because of the fact that they tend to glimmer in direct light. For the Grimer family, a shiny offspring is born a metallic green. Viewing a shiny is extremely rare, most people on average live to only see 1 or 2 in person, if not at all.

Sorry for the long absence! School has eaten up all of my spare time, but now that school is officially done I'm free! :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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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I had no idea that the natural history of Pokemon was so detailed. I'm very impressed. You've done a great job capturing the atmosphere of the sewer. The reflection of the rat (is it just a rat?) is perfect.
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional
I really love the reflection on the water and the fish you added. And for some reason, I can't look away from that monster's eyes...the expression looks great!
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a cool piece. i mean let's just start by anything that putting all three of those Pokemon together. Seems like they would indeed live in the same environment. I like how you did the description too. I used to play Pokemon a lot and I used to like reading the little information on the Pokedex, but this almost like a whole news article about it!
Stylistically speaking, I can almost smell the stench! I love how you did the liquid pouring on his tongue.
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Teapot-Mysteries Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Please drop by and fav the feature... and why not join the group :)
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MythicPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great lighting!
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sidneyj06 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Creative like the theme, the rat looks at the drink as if its a free for all, but does he dare to go in?
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Marko-Poko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the nature documentary like description. I love the lighting and all the small details (like the fish swimming in the top right corner). Great job!
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Sodayaka Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll certainly give you props for doing this with a mouse, it's something I'd never attempt! The thing has a pretty good form from the lighting you've given, and that's a really good foundation to start coloring without lines or painting! For the shading, I'd suggest not making everything so soft, it really makes everything look less realistic. Find those hard edges and blend out where the light isn't so strong, and trust me, your painting skills will come along really fast!
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! I really do.
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DPlusDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
HA So dope!!!!!!
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