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Pokemon 2007 by o-kemono Pokemon 2007 by o-kemono
This took me a while to do. Because of my busy work schedule, I was lucky enough to color in one character at a time. It takes a lot of time to color in something with a Wacom tablet/pen and a small screen. But in the end, I was proud of how these came out. Each was drawn on large Bristol boards, inked with sharpies and brush pens, than colored in Photoshop.

I wanted to draw the 2007 version of Pokemon for a while ( my “drugged up” style as many put it ). My roommate got the new Pokemon Pearl for the DS and played it nonstop. In my collection, I only had the Yellow version and the Gold version for the old-school game boy, so I thought it was time to upgrade. I recently purchased the Pearl version along with a used version of Pokemon Colosseum along with the Guide book to Pearl and Diamond. So yeah, I got all the research material I needed to draw these characters ( Yeah, I said RESEARCH. Expensive, but worth it ). Heh. Even though I got the pearl version, I did not find myself drawing the recently new starter Pokemon, but stuck with the old school ones: Pikachu, Bubasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. These characters are more connected to the Pokemon history than the new 250 others.

Let me list the twisted changes I did to each character:

Pikachu: Pikachu somewhat remains the same, but I decided to give him more of an animalistic look to him. I decided to give him fur, a bit fluffy and sticking up a little due to his electric gift. He also does have a more “intimidating” look to him.

Bulbasaur: A very dramatic change from the old-school look. He still has the bulb upon his back, but I also gave him more of a nature quality to him, such as leaves growing from his back, large flower peddles and thorn vines. His body changed a little as well. He has more of a “dinosaur” feeling to his figure.

Charmander: Maybe everyone’s personal favorite character. I looked over Charmander’s old form carefully and I slowly turned him more into a lizard than “football figure”. In almost all the cartoons and in the game, he is a fighting Pokekmon, so I wanted to give him more of a leaner body structure along with some muscle and claws. His yellow belly runs over the center of his body instead of his torso. In the end, I cant help the feeling like he looks like a super hero from one of the DC or Marvel comics, just in lizard form…

Squirtle: Squirtle was somewhat easy to do. His old form was unique so I wanted him to somewhat remain the same. The only changes I gave him was web feet and toes, a much large tail, more of a turtle-ish muzzle and small frail-horns upon the center of his skull. I wanted to make him look more reptilian.

MewTwo: This I the first time that I drew Mewtwo, and personally, I think I failed. I did not really change much about him except making him taller and skinnier. The only physical change on him is the Pai May/ Catfish whiskers. I guess I wanted him to look more “mature” and wise, but dangerous. His skin does seem to look like it is made of rubber, eh?

Kuraichu: This is MY Pokemon that I created, based off thee famous Pikachu. This is Pikachu’s dark side, or more of a cloning experiment that went wrong. I somewhat got this idea from the first Pokemon movie with MewTwo and Mew. Kuraichu has the combination of dark matter and electricity, making him a not-so-nice-fluff-ball Pokemon. Compared to all, he turned out better than the others.

I also made each character into a Wallpaper background, each with their own stand. If anyone wants one of any character or a larger size of the posters, just email/note/IM me and I will send it to you via email.

Ookami Kemono

Artwork © 2007 Alex Cockburn
Kuraichu © 2007 Alex Cockburn
Pokemon © Nintendo
Pikachu/ Bulbasuar/ Charmander/ Squirtle/ MewTwo © Nintendo
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DanielVV Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Very cool!
TurquoiseYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why. Just, why. I love it, but WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?????????????
BeastlyCreature Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some vicious-looking creatures here. I dig it :D
ShonenJUMP3000 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Epic !
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These remind me of Digimon
Tdbreslawski Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Artist
damn.......first time i've seen HALF anthro art..........i kinda like it!
protobeing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DOnt get me wrong ur a great artist.. but.. these things kinda gross me out :/
dashie89115 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
what the hell is kuraichu? some or pikachu lucario mewtwo fusion?Water Bottle 
Vulpixlover106 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
That charmander looks like a total badd ass X3
Ask-Cranz-Bitch Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
charmander looks like the avatar (the last airbender) with that arrow XD
EricLeee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
agreed in many ways. I saw aang in those eyes!
Ask-Cranz-Bitch Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
haha XD
bronybyexception Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
A grim and gritty looking reboot just what the series needs
BeginingoftheJourney Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lunawolf987 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Artist
love it!
peanutHEAD86 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
This is an eyegasm! AWESOMENESS
Crimsonfox64 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
charmendr reminds me of aang
Austrisize Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
dude what the fuck is Kuraichu? you made that up
Lazyhog Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
From the artist's comment:
"This is MY Pokémon that I created"

Original character, DO NOT STEAL!!
kcin123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
nice job :D
ratchet513 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mery98ist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tought Kuraichu was an Umbreon :D
VI-Skywalker340 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Charmander is indeed a firebender
MonsterBuddy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
soo cooolllll
AJ-Parker758 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

For your first time drawing Mewtwo, I don't think you did so bad. He looks pretty cool.

One word to sum up Kuraichu: Epic!
tommyboie Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
WOW very nice
Sonicthehedgewolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i think u were to hard on yourself. These look really good.
Aimee10 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You sir/maam, have a gift
karookachoo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Charmander does resemble superheros. In particular, his color markings look a bit like Iron Man and his body reminds me of a power ranger. These are really cool man. I know they're older but man are they popular.
zkwinkle24 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mewtwo looks awesome to me
MeetTheMeatWagon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Mewtwo, squirtle and Bulbasaur look freaking amazing! Especially Squirtle! Although Pikachu looks like he's pumped up on 'roids XD
Relient-J Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Photographer
PKMN + shit-load of rare candy = EPICNESS
xlrgoop Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
EPIC :D:w00t!:
WolfeofChaos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
how it should have been
Nalasugar457 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, those are awesome!!! Love this so much... especially Charmander!!! Just awesome...
MoonlighttheEevee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome ~
RockRiolu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
lachapell Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Monymaii Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
wow! They look amazing! So "dark"! :)

sorry my english is bad!:(
MorbiusMonster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
These are great.

A friend of my said he found them sexy, can't say I see why.
Vampmidnight Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
love it but mewtwo's head makes me think of a catfish my favorite is squirtle, pikachu, and your kuraichu
Iluvmychocolab Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!!
Ademonsdream Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Wow I love it and I agree kuraichu is the best
YunaAsakura Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Words can't discribe this awsomeness. XD
konattic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
berry cool. I <3 your style.
S-Vortex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome. I hope I can do that someday.

Charizard looks like the Avatar, Lol.
Ginger-Bunneh Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kyuuuute :3
Sonic-of-the-Wind Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Awesome work :) They all look awesome
Lifewing431 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I have no money, but I really want a large version of charmander...
JWTAR Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
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