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001-Bulbasaur by gillpanda 001-Bulbasaur by gillpanda
This here is the beginning of a series that I'm going o be doing. i want to draw all 600 or so Pokemon. well I'm going to try at least. i will be making them look less like fucking shapes with spikes and eyes on them!....

So please enjoy when you see more i will have a First Next and Last link somewhere. so if any of you know how to do that please give me some tips or something....



Bulbasaur© Gamefreak
Art© Gill Panda
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This piece of artwork is a beautifully detailed Bulbasaur that feels slightly realistic but still stays true to the original design of the character.

The pose shows his fierce expression, going beyond the cute character. It gives us a more fierce side of the creature, more of what he would be like in reality.

We get the real feel of flesh and skin. The shading gives a real sense of depth to the character, while the shines of light give a hard smooth surface to his body. Notice the small tones of red he paints on Bulbasaur's nose and legs, giving the feel of blood in the creatures body. You can feel the life of the creature bursting through the image.

Little details like the trails of saliva, the ooze of goo from his vines, the tiny seeds bursting out of his bulb, and the speckles around his markings add more to the feel of life to this piece of artwork. The image never gets boring to look at, and draws the audience's eyes, admiring every little detail of the image.

The grey background, with the cast shadow, gives a nice finish to the piece, almost as if it were shot in a studio. The slightly transparent title on the corner right of the piece, also gives a nice professional feel to it.

Overall a beautiful piece of artwork! I cannot find a flaw in the image, I cannot praise it enough.
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pikakingbro0320 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Dang it, badass.
Venusaur15 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student
I-I still belive its cute hehe
DemonicAnomaly Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Not easy to make these look this badass. This is really cool.
draxys22 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
kinda like doc.oc in spiderman 2
draxys22 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
it looks like bulbasaur is arguing with its own vines
Therandomtravler Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I've noticed you've made many pictures like this! However, I've ALSO noticed those fat furs. >#< you might want to work on them, I think.
gillpanda Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what do you mean by that?
Therandomtravler Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
They're weird... I can understand ur talent but it is kinda weird. Srry :/
bigbulbasaur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
wow :C
steffi-himetan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just incredibly awesome!
OUC Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
what an awesome fan art for my second favorite starter. Right behind Squirtle .
Kameda-Ryuugu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He gonna eat ya
jackiekis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
tropicana-banana Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Good luck with your series! Nice to see a pokemon that's got some fighting spirit ^^
SniperGYS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Wow :wow: !
Awesome job in every one of the pokémons! The Bulbasaur and Ivysaur are my favorites! Really, very impressive job!
Lanky-Nathan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's gnarly dude
ThePokemonSplicer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
badass !!
debureturns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*grins* That is awesome - i've never heard Pokémon being described as 'fucking shapes with eyes and spikes on them', but in so many cases it's totally true.

Love the redesign! Bulbasaur looks like a seriously vicious little critter with all the drool and foam spewing out of it's mouth - i really like the shiny quality of the skin, too.
Pikafan2123 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I think there's picture I saw in AGNPH that looks just like this!
TheShinyTreecko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Now have i seen this style before? hmmm...

I dunno but it looks awful familiar. Nice job anyways.
How you come with the mouths on the end of the vines?
Igike Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HELP!! There's a man eating bulbasaur in my home!
It looks awesome!
Sonicrailin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All 600+ pokemon?! Now that's a challenge if ever I heard/saw one! Will be keeping an eye out to see how far you go . . . hope you succeed!

Personally . . . I'd love to see what you do with few specific species . . . KangasKhan, Nidoqueen, the Eevees, Scizor, and the Legendaries (including Mew and Mewtwo).
Dreyfus2006 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crazy cool.
Roogna Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I love how viscious he looks...and that the ends of the vines are mouths!
TechnoKiss Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wondering if it is alright to use this image for my blog.
gillpanda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sure just be sure you give credit
Quiet-Lamp Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
This is brilliant. I love the look you've given him and look forward to seeing more of your work. I'm using this piece as a pose reference for my own Pokemon piece. Hope you don't mind.
aylafight Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I'm allready tryng the same challenge, but I have too admi that your bulba is really more awsome than mine
Sutata Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Derrot Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I love how you interpreted Bulbasaur's vines! And the whole shininess reminds me of an action figure come to life. Well done! :D
Trekkie2063 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Nice!!! I've been looking for an epic Bulbasaur pic FOREVER!!!! And here it is!!! Only way it could be more epic is if it was using Solarbeam :P

Again, nice work man!!!
Cokuruscana Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
This is so awesome. :heart:

Bulbasaur has always been a favorite of mine!
The effects on the saliva are great.
WolfyFaic95 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
i just saw the speed paint.
WHAT DO YOU USEEEE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
is it one of those tablet laptops?!?!?
AshleyLeePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love how you kept Bulbasaur in it's original form and style, but changed things up. Usually Bulbasaurs are cute and cuddly, but this one is vicious. It's so perfect how you captured all of its original details, yet were able to produce a different Bulbasaur without changing the way we all originally see it. Congratulations and wonderful work!
this just made me have a new favorite starter. bulbasaur looks like the baddest emm effer of all time. you draw really good
slasher360 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i saw this, is was like: "HECK YUS! THAT IS AWSOME", scinetifically speaking, i love it. and its in my favs. good job LOL!
gillpanda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
slasher360 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pleasure. :D
slasher360 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i saw this, is was like: "HECK YUS! THAT IS AWSOME", scinetifically speaking, i love it. and its in my favs. good job LOL!
Benthos1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love it, can't beat Bulbasaur!
VileKaizer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just thought I'd let you know that I featured this pic as the first day of my "151 DAYS OF FEATURED POKEMON FANART" on my tumblr. Hope it's alright ^^;

Link: [link]
gillpanda Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehe i dont mind ^^ just as long as i have credit
Atimist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far my favorite Pokemon... and seeing it in a 'non-cute anime' style just made him like 10X more bad ass... Wonderful art here, all of them in the series (and well for that matter your gallery) is fantastic stuff.... Keep it up ;p
gillpanda Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you i shall
suicunegirl245 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Wow, this bulbasaur is amazing!!
Kapulia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
it is really cool :D good job on this :)
charla316 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
why does it look like he did something mature with his vines?
Drake09 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Ha! This is awesome!

Looks evil! :evillaugh:
scooby82101 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This looks creepy and freaky...I love it! :heart:

He truly looks monsteous...which is what they should look like. And the vines' have mouths, ingenious! X3

Bulbasaur is a little tyrant X3
SoupAndButter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Really cool work!
Im trying for the original 151 and doubt ill make it. 600 is really ambitious.
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