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This group is meant as a collection of realistic renditions of Pokémon. The gallery is sorted by region/generation (I to V for now). The approbation process might be a bit strict, as only art of a certain level will be accepted: The render/style must be as realistic as possible.
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Jul 1, 2011


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I often come across submissions which I don't know if I should accept or not, so I want to have the members and watchers opinion.
What about this one: Metagross by AlbinoVerde ?

I think that the design is quite nice, but that the render is a bit sloppy.

Anyway, it is still nice enough to be featured through this journal here ;)
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Submission Guide

I have had a few instances of members wondering what should be submitted in the group or not. In this regard, I will point out a few aspects that you should watch out for when submitting.

First of all, I have to insist that the acceptation or refusal of submissions is very subjective.

-Anatomy: The body of the Pokémon you drew should have believable proportions and and seem to be functional. Sometimes, I see great pictures that have all the body right, but have cartoony eyes. This also will not be accepted.

-Photomanipulations will not be accepted.

-Render: The image should not look unfinished or too rough. Some people have a rougher style, that can be accepted because of the artistic value. This means that the overall image still works, even with the flaws.

-Volume: The Pokémon should not look flat (even in the lineart section, you will find that the pictures all have a specific quality about them...) So, I expect to have obvious light and shadow zones. Areas that are colored differently depending on the light source, etc.

-Colors: It should not look monochromatic., but I have accepted black and white pictures before because of the (far) above average quality.

-A background is not mandatory, but it helps to have one. It always look better when your Pokémon is in context...

-Some pictures are great, but do not fit the group. Those would go in the group's Favorites gallery.

If you do not agree on a picture being in the group because it is not up to the standard you expect to see, or think it is unfair that your submission has been rejected, feel free to tell me. I will gladly consider your point and make whatever adjustment is necessary!


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StephanieGrafe Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey :)

Is there still something happening here?^^' My submissions expired.
ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'm an admin at :iconrealisticpokemon2: and was just wondering if you could advertise our March contest journal on your group! Any help is appreciated!



ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm an admin at :iconrealisticpokemon2: and I was wonderinf if you guys would be kind enough to feature our journal about our contest being held right now!


vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist

I submitted work to the group that was also declined and there are no comments why it has been declined. I've asked time and time again why my submissions have been declined and haven't received an answer so I'd like to know again why or what can I improve on or what was the problem?…
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because it's not realistic, especially the render. There is nice texture work, but the lighting does not convey the 3D, which would help make it look like a real animal.

Sorry for not replying before (procrastinator here :/ )
(I'm also bad at giving feedback, and am afraid to sound like a Jerk)
vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student General Artist
All is good but thanks for the feedback.
StephanieGrafe Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey :)

I submitted a work some time ago (… and I now saw it was declined.
But since I (personally) would say this work is better than my last ones (which were included in the group gallery) I'm a little confused. Could you maybe tell me a little more about this? What were the striking points it was declined for?

Or did I accidently submit it to the wrong gallery? :D

Thank you :)
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lineart is simply too apparent for it to be considered realistic in the group's sense. They are all great pieces, and I hope you will submit more in the future ;)
xx-izzy-xx Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Is anyone welcome to join, or do you need to have realistic pokemon/ high standard art already in your gallery to be able to join?
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone can join, but only pieces with high-standard are accepted in the gallery. Some other pieces are accepted in the group favorites.
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