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The Poliwag Family by Zerochan923600 The Poliwag Family by Zerochan923600
Day 25, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoed.

Hard to fit all these guys in one frame for some reason.

So I know Paras is the one people might relate to mario the most, but I always thought Poliwhirl had much more of a resemblance.

Did you know that Poliwhirl is the creator of Pokemon's favorite Pokémon?

I wanted to do this one in a painterly style like with Oddish, so that I could play with transparancy of the pokemon's flesh, the gooyness of the blue oil-substance it oozes over it's black skin, it's inner organs showing through the clear white flesh of it's belly. unfortunatly, i couldnt find a pose that would work for it, so i might just do a separate study.
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Koopakrusher Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014
Super cute! Poliwhirl is my favorite Pokémon too, always has been! And I could see right away Mario inspired your picture here, Poliwhirl's jumpin' punch and Politoed's crown were the biggest giveaways to me. Making a Poké Prize Block is pretty cool too. I can imagine the noise it makes when you punch it (Super Mario World, ah the memories) And thanks to this I do see Poliwrath in a similar light to Donkey Kong. The big strong tough guy (with a gentle heart beneath that muscle!) XD
great job! Keep up the awesome work!
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
: ) yay! thanks! i think for some reason i was thinking of bowser when i drew poliwrath, but DonkeyKong works so much better! I dont know why i didnt think of it, but it worked out perfectly in the end. Thanks!
Koopakrusher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
YOU'RE WELCOME~! :iconspleeplz: I was seeing a bit of Bowser looking at Poliwrath too, but I was like "nah, he couldn't be that evil... Could he?" Anyway, You bet it did! And it was my pleasure!
MusicallyMeowstic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this pic is based on Mario Bros. Game?
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! you actually noticed XD
MusicallyMeowstic Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!! :la:
C-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I saw that Poke-block-...thing, I thought you were refering to Minecraft!
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i see. heh heh
LoopH0LE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Just found your stuff and I love it! Poliwhirl's my favorite Pokémon, and the way you did him is absolutely adorable!
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh wonderful! i always saw him as kinda a mario of pokemon
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