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Opposite Sides of The Gate by Noktowl Opposite Sides of The Gate by Noktowl
Usually I'm not into the popular creatures, but I made this one because I liked the concept. I don't hate Gyarados, I like most fish-based pokémon in general, but I never really fell in love with it either.

I can't believe I made an artwork of teh ever so popular oversized eel who lieks to be firin his lazor. I guess my life is complete now.

Because everybody knows, he's gonna kill you when he grows up.

This time, it's the coloring style of Walter Spies incorporated into oriental composition, mixed with my own style.

Yeah I'm a suckah for bookmark compositions. Smack me now.

Totally made with photoshop round brush.
Music: Battle! VS Ho-oh
Time: 2:42 x 33 = 90 minute...ish

Artwork © me
Magikarp, Gyarados, Pokémon © Game Freak
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:icondaughterofbastet:
daughterofbastet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Awesome :D
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:iconskykitty411:
Skykitty411 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I-Its...
BEAUTIFUL! *sparkle eyes*
*shot*

seriously though its a gorgeous piece of art
*thumbs up*
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you :D
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:iconredtyphlo:
RedTyphlo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
i always love your earthly colours :heart:
and this pic made me wanna made a red gyarados bookmark of my own >8D
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSSS DO IT 8D
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:iconittesak:
ittesak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Wow, really dynamic! It kinda gives you a feeling that Magikarp is somehow lowly, but then he becames a mighty Gyarados who stands against the sky! :') First so dark, then so birght. Awesome <3
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, thank you ;)
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:iconittesak:
ittesak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
No problem, and thanks for the llama ^^
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:iconmidnightzangoose:
MidnightZangoose Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
EPIC! grat job!
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:iconspirit-crane-tabida:
Spirit-Crane-tabida Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours and the way you outlined it :) I think my fav part is how the magikarp is darker while the gyarados is bright and stands out against the light sky - it gives it an awesome depth, perspective, and sense of anticipation XD
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! It's exactly the effect I wanted to achieve :D
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:iconvivirouce:
ViviRouce Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome....
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:iconmistieredpanda:
mistieredpanda Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so bold and beautiful, simple and so complex in composition! Noktowl , I would hang this in my home as a giant banner on the wall! I love how this is both peaceful and powerful in the line weights, how the strokes make the features pop out and beg to be touched! Bravo on this beautiful image!
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, thanks a lot for your kind words! I really liked this one too, but never expected to see such a comment like yours :heart:
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:iconeoncrystal:
Eoncrystal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Epic :D:D:D Btw, do you draw humans?
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I really hate drawing human or humanoid creatures xD
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:iconeoncrystal:
Eoncrystal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I fail at drawing this standing-on-2-legs-creature-called-humans-that-you-speak-of! XD
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:iconpokekitteh:
pokekitteh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I named my red gyarados... ShoopWhoop! :D
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Nice one.
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:iconsanagale:
SanaGale Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
I love the way this is laid out. well done.
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:iconpagenfragon:
pagenfragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
cute
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:iconbriannakitty:
Briannakitty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa 0.0
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:iconwhitennerdy:
WhitenNerdy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I named my red Gyarados..........GARY!:dummy:
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Predictable :noes:
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:iconwhitennerdy:
WhitenNerdy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm not original with names...:ohnoes:
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling xD
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:iconwhitennerdy:
WhitenNerdy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I guess so, after all, your username is Noktowl, which seems similar to Noctowl for some reason... :iconthinkingplz:
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Yeah... I think it seems familiar too... I wonder why :noes:
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:iconwhitennerdy:
WhitenNerdy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Digital Artist
:iconthinkingplz: I wonder why...
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match16 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh this is AWESOME, i like your style and your gallery :relax:, good work :D
I'm new, if you could give me your opinion on my gallery, would cool [link]
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Sassykatt1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*smacks gently*
XD I love it
ehehe.. I named my red gyrados ..Sparkles:heart: :D
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never had one. My brother does. I go with milotic instead.
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:iconsassykatt1:
Sassykatt1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL XD
well you pretty much get a free one on the new silver and gold games.. mine was a girl :3
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I catch everything, but only trained one back in Crystal :D

My pokedex is already 493, so you can expect me to have everything :eyes:
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Sassykatt1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
>> .... I never finish the games XD
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spent too much time gaming xD
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:iconsassykatt1:
Sassykatt1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD i can tell
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I still finish my work in time too, so nobody can complain :eyes:

xDDD
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Gandazu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
aww... poor magikarp....
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't show any mercy toward the fishies. It's gonna kill you when it evolves.
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Gandazu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
lol ikr
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