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Chibi Pika
August 17th, 2009, 10:40 AM
So I'm at my grandma's, on a limited internet connection, so while here I decided to do some artwork. I started with an Arceus, but quickly ran into problems considering his bizarre and unique anatomy. So out of nowhere, I started drawing his skeleton to hopefully get a better idea of how to pose him. Then I got obsessed with drawing Pokemon skeletons and have been doing them for the past few days.

Necessary note: I really only have an amateur knowledge of anatomy, never having taken an actual class on the topic. I am likely clueless about any errors in structure that may seem obvious to experts. Also, I can only make minimal edits to these one they're done due to the complicated process of saving them. (I draw them in One Note to get a good vector lineart that is pressure sensetive, then transfer it to Illustrator, rasterize it at a high resolution (which usually freezes my computer), which gets a good picture, but mucks up some of the flair the in the linework, so I then Live Trace it which smooths out everything, and allows me to edit the shape of each line directly. Then I export it as a png and put the original drawing under it in photoshop, finally saving it as a final copy.) Editing the original drawing would require going through all the Illustrator detail work all over again.

- Warning HUGE pictures ahead -


Anatomical notes can be found at each pic's DA page. (Which also would allow a smaller view of each pic.)


I've got plans to do a few more, but only Pokemon whose anatomy proves unique in some way or another. For instance, doing Mightyena would be useless since it would pretty much just have an ordinary wolf skeleton. Among my to-do list are Lucario, Lugia, Rayquaza, Mewtwo, and Palkia. I doubt I'll get to all of them, but we'll see.


August 17th, 2009, 1:00 PM
These are phenomenal. Now, if only Pokemon were a necromancy game.
I haven't studied skeletons myself, so I haven't much critique. Your lines are so ridiculously clean, it's scary.

Also, thanks for reminding me that I can draw stuff in OneNote. I can't believe I tolerated linearts in PAINT for so long >_<

And, daaaw Arceus is so cute.

August 17th, 2009, 1:07 PM
I love skeletons because people can't say they're creppy and scary and gross because they would just be calling themselves that. XD Keep drawing Chibi. ;)

August 17th, 2009, 3:49 PM
wow i really like those drawlings Chibi, keep up the good work!

August 17th, 2009, 3:52 PM
Those are amazing.
I'm pretty sure RL Pokemon will have skeletal structures like that too.

Shaymin's funny. Wonder how its neck supports a huge skull like that? lol

Anyhow, good work. Wanna see more stuff from you!

August 17th, 2009, 8:28 PM
I like these. Charizard is amazing! Why don't you draw back things too, like other legs or Charizard's wing?

Rich Boy Rob
August 18th, 2009, 9:52 AM
Very nicely done! You may only have a limited knowledge of anatomy, but these look truly professional.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 19th, 2009, 12:15 PM
This is something new, I would of never though that Pokemon actually had bones (lol just kidding). These are really done well =) we want moar


August 21st, 2009, 9:04 AM
Nice job, Stuff like that should help alot of folks get used to their anatomy

August 21st, 2009, 9:21 AM
Wow, these are really good. I like the Charizard one especially.

August 21st, 2009, 2:33 PM
nice x3
you relly rendered their skeletons awesomely xD
I would never think of doing that!
keep up the great work

Chibi Pika
August 23rd, 2009, 9:09 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone! Hopefully I'll still have time to do more of these before school starts. =P
I like these. Charizard is amazing! Why don't you draw back things too, like other legs or Charizard's wing?
Well, see...originally, since I was only doing Arceus for the sake of figuring out his bone structure, once I'd done one of each leg, I was able to understand it. After that, it was just laziness. =P


August 23rd, 2009, 9:45 PM
Dude, this is awesome, both the art and the concepts! Keep up the good work! :D