Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
January 8, 2013
Image Size
144 KB


57,844 (41 today)
1,252 (who?)
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.

Add a Comment:
SunSweetSara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish chespin's actual design was as cute as this!
Benjja1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your wonderful work is featured here :…  :D :D :D
MichaelKlump Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Great job, even though I hate all the Gen. 6 starters.
EricAWest Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Artist
You should redo this sometime, since Chespin's dex says that the green is wood
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.
LHull9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Very nice. I like it.
YoshiGirl33 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chespin is my favorite! whats wrong with it?
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Nothing is wrong. It's just not my favourite.
YoshiGirl33 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok. its just that everyone seems to not like him.
hitomihyuuga Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait until you do their evolutions
Add a Comment: