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Realistic Pokemon Sketches: Gen 6 Starters by ReneCampbellArt Realistic Pokemon Sketches: Gen 6 Starters by ReneCampbellArt
So Pokémon X and Y got announced, and I just had to draw the starters! Hopefully their evolutions come out nicely. My favourite is Fennekin, then Chespin, then Froakie.

The legendaries look awesome too.

Chespin: It's strange breaking out of reptilian starters, and Chespin was probably the hardest. However it's markings and grass type made me think of a Chipmunk, so I went along with that (apart from the tail of course!) The hat made me think of the fuzzy coating ofChestnut fruits, with the green down it's back and tail being some sort of moss-like growth.

Fennekin: Yep, my favourite of the three, and obviously a Fennec Fox. Didn't change much, apart from adding quill-like fur on it's hind legs and fluffing up the face/ears. I added rounded black markings near the eyes to kind of replicate the style shown in the original character.

Froakie: My least favourite, but it has potential. Just an average frog really, with reference to the Blue Poison Dart Frog. Only because it's blue though. The white spots on it's nose are glands that secrete a mucus, and Froakie can rub this mucus on it's body to prevent itself drying out. It can also blow air into the mucus to make a bubble like foam (as many frogs do for their spawn etc) which it carries on is back to further keep it from drying out.

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:iconumbreveon:
UmbreVeon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
>v<
They are so cute!
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darkkittenangel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These guys look adorable~ <3
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SunSweetSara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish chespin's actual design was as cute as this!
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:iconbenjja1:
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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MichaelKlump Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Great job, even though I hate all the Gen. 6 starters.
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:iconericawest:
EricAWest Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Artist
You should redo this sometime, since Chespin's dex says that the green is wood
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:iconrenecampbellart:
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Eh, the Dex is usually wrong ;) It still contains cellulose, just with leafy green moss growing on top. Nothing really to redo.
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:iconlhull9:
LHull9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Very nice. I like it.
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:iconyoshigirl33:
YoshiGirl33 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chespin is my favorite! whats wrong with it?
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:iconrenecampbellart:
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Nothing is wrong. It's just not my favourite.
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:iconyoshigirl33:
YoshiGirl33 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok. its just that everyone seems to not like him.
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hitomihyuuga Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait until you do their evolutions
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:icon7nox:
7Nox Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Love your drawing style! It's wonderful :D
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:iconechosdusilence:
EchosDuSilence Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Chespin looks kinda cute here.
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:icontriples-art:
TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Im getting the Frog! :D These are amazing!
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:iconlinkmaster101:
Linkmaster101 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o so friggin adorable! i want them! i wnt them all!
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Lovely.
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:icongnbman:
gnbman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student
Are you going to sketch their evolutions, too?
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:iconrenecampbellart:
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
When they are released, yes.
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:icongnbman:
gnbman Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student
Cool.
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mranimator14 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if only froakie looked like that, then i might choose him
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DiamondWarrior123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
kewt.... ^.^
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baka-red Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh! Cutest!
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:iconreshiram4:
reshiram4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
sorry gen 6 is weird!
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:iconrenecampbellart:
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I disagree. From what I have seen it is turning out to be one of the most revolutionary (as a Pokémon game that is), and many of the designs are shaping up to be awesome!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Now these are Pokemon I would actually train! The official designs, on the other hand... let's hope the evolutions look cooler. Gogoat and the legendaries are the only GVI Pokemon I like so far.
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Laprias Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Aww! My favorite is Chespin. Everyone is gunna be choosing Fennekin. So I'm like: BREAKING THE CHAIN xD
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CaimRyo Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, they all look so cute! :)
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MoonEwok Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great. I can't wait to see what you do when they so the evolutions
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Jorx90 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I just upload my 3D version of Chespin.. I guess it's half way between de original and your model on quality! Hope you like it! :D

[link]
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:iconjorx90:
Jorx90 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Nice work!
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:iconmrjuniorer:
MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE!!!
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:iconnickowell:
nickowell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
>Saw you on Reddit.
Love your work!
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wolfdemoncreator Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
u make them look better
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:iconkalhyra:
Kalhyra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Nice !
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:iconarrol-lal:
Arrol-Lal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you play pokemon black/white or black 2/white 2?
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:iconrenecampbellart:
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Nope :(
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:iconfokumee:
fokumee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I love all of your pokemon drawing cant wait for generation 6 second and third evolution :D
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:iconpwnagekitten:
PwnageKitten Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! Kickass!! :D
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:iconeranpoliti:
EranPoliti Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It look great! i absolutely love this concept ^_^
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:iconderanged-dragon:
Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your pokemon sketches are amazing, yet so simple! :) I really enjoy looking at them!
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:iconblankenho:
blankenho Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconmasterthymos:
MasterThymos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I want to get all three and name them Firefox (Fire starter), Google Chrome (Grass Starter) and Internet Explorer (water starter).
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:iconlonewalker789:
Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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:iconmasterthymos:
MasterThymos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The water frog thingy just looks so derpy. : |
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:iconfokumee:
fokumee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
i like the frog the most D:
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:iconlonewalker789:
Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ikr? But the fox is adorable....i hope it dont evolve into something stupid-looking...or into another fire-fighting type...:l
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:iconmasterthymos:
MasterThymos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There have been some comments about that. Almost anyone I talk to makes that statement.
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:iconlonewalker789:
Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but its kinda tru, i mean i think the last two or three gens theyve had a fire-fighting, i think everyones hopeing for somehing different this time.
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BullMoose1912 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard it was actually going to be a fire-psychic actually. Maybe. I dunno.
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