that's a wicked houndoom.. i have been requested to use this in a Photoshop trainer card. To be honest, i would love to. its really actually quite cool. it will be for a dark gym leader. the other sprite he requested would look awesome with your houndoom: i am praying you both say yes haha x) all artists who are awesome enough to allow me to manipulate their awesome work get links on facebook, deviant, youtube, the actual edit itself with much loves and shout outs. <3
A shame to be sure. but i thank you for the reply. i shall continue to search elsewhere.. to be honest ive only been photoshopping for around 4 months. might see you in a year or so when im filthy sick. <3
With this picture, Houndoom got even more epic. I love that you gave him fire, gave him exterior bones, made realistic horns, and rationalized that weird thing on his chest. Also, I just realized the Pokemon Houndoom's back legs are... off. By a long shot. Now it bugs me. XD
Houndoom is actually a Hellhound, but I used the Doberman as the main reference for anatomy. I understand about liberties (for example, Houndoom isn't on fire and half rotting), but by lore and what it is based off, that's what a Hellhound is. Doberman-only Houndooms are very boring interpretations to me.
I absolutely love this. The Hellhound look definitely works a lot better than, as you said, just going for a Doberman with horns. I love that it looks like it's being immolated from the inside out and the red hot embers collecting at the bottom of his rib cage translate into the orange belly on the actual Pokemon. What a great concept!
Houndoom was one of my old-time stables back in the day. Cornerstone of my team, and even then I was scared of it. "If bitten by a Houndoom, the pain never goes away even long after the wound has healed" -- Silver version, Pokedex ofHoundoom (might have paraphrased a little.)
._. If I had seen this first... I don’t think I would have been able to sleep at night if I were actually a Houndoom trainer.
On the upside, this shows exactly how much potential pokemon has to become "cool" again it the drop of a hat -- if they added a dash of realism and dropped the kiddy crap the world would spin the other direction for a day it'd be hit so hard by the fallout.