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Team Black by Leashe Team Black by Leashe
My team from my first run through of Pokémon Black- We swept the floor with the Elite Four SO HARD, I'm sure they are still telling stores about it today.

Sawsbuck- Starbuck

Swanna- Sassy Momma Swanna (Who IS getting a tail feather plucked/bitten by Bullet)

Zebstrika- Bullet


Fifth generation has some of the most interesting and boring Pokémon designs yet, in my opinion. I have been meaning to make this piece for a few months and finally the opportunity presented itself. <3


Zebstrika was the most fun to draw- I decided to go for a more interesting interpretation, with the stripes being currents of electricity and the horns/ spikes being channels for them. I also think she looks like she can kick some Elite Four butt better this way.

Sawsbuck is.....a deer, maybe when I draw her again I can use her spring form or something. I chose the winter form to tie in the colors of the piece. Lots of white and black.

I went for a dark background because this is Pokémon Black, and the white backgrounds can be a little harsh on the eyes.



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:iconfalken02:
Falken02 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
nicely done
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:icontheutmostulrich:
TheUtmostUlrich Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
3 Pokemon I love, done quite wonderfully, this is so fantastic!
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LapisCreeper Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Another amazing piece. The white from Swanna's feathers and Sawsbuck's fur just blending in with the black background. Kudos!
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:iconagltaria:
AGLtaria Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Zebstrika=Rapidash
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Bublio53 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Wow. I don't keep up with Pokemon at all anymore. THESE are Pokemon!? They look really cool! The dark Zebra horse looks really badass. I feel like the Swan and Dear just... belong together, like naturally. I can't help but think of the woods in Beauty and the Beast when I see those two together. I'm imagining that beautiful golden sunset light filtering in through the trees and then you see that buck... idk. It looked cool to me. xD Well done!
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Dedicated-to-Laika Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
It's nice to see some realistic pokemon fan art! :D
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconbjarru:
Bjarru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow :D
I like your team :D
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:iconhatehmeh:
Hatehmeh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow nice. How did you do the fur? o_o
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:icondiamondsnake:
Diamondsnake Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness gracious me! I love how you've drawn them in the realistic way. It's just brilliant!
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kupofromhell Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Mine are called Bambi, Swanana and Watson. :)
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha awesome!
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:iconcalsantiago:
CalSantiago Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the Sawsbuck, mate.
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GonXKillua Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I have always found Sawsbuck very plain looking, but I loved it all the same. Especially Winter form.
How'd you make it look THAT cute?! Gooooodddddddd, I just wanna cuddle it!
Oh, by the way, how do you make them change forms?
I thought they stayed in the form you caught them it owo

I also love Zebstrika, which you made look soooo amazing!!!!!!
Gaaahhhh, love you interpretation of it, I mean, you even made SWANNA look good! (I honestly think Swanna is a pretty Pokemon, but not kick-butt looking :3)

Have you ever drawn Mew? I'd like to see you draw em 8D
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x0x0xUsAx0x0x Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
:iconwantplz: OMFG!!!! WINTER SAWSBUCK!!! -grabby hands-
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha. SO FLUFFY
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greatcinalone23 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Yeah, my own Swanna and Zebstrika are by far the strongest pokes of my team. Them babies make me so proud. <3 (Can't say the same for my Sawsbuck though. Oi)
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awww sorry to hear, my sawsbuck is one of the stronger teammates.
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:icongreatcinalone23:
greatcinalone23 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
It's okay, I just keep it around for the prettyness anyway. XDDD
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:iconaliemey:
AlieMey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Featured here: [link] :D
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oooh thank you! I really appreciate it!
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:iconaliemey:
AlieMey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
You're welcome! :D
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:iconznaruto:
Znaruto Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
WOW this is wonderful
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:iconkooborisapphire:
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Boring? That's saved for gen 2. Anyways, what did you do with your starter? And I love Sawsbuck (aka Prince Bambi), I need to get one myself.
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha gen 2 is my favorite, but to each their own~

My starter went straight into the dusty pc box after lvl 16 XD
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:iconkooborisapphire:
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
And that starter was?
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Tepig
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:iconkooborisapphire:
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice
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:iconartpsychosis:
ArtPsychosis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
what the fuck.


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UmbreonSweet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I have a Sawsbuck on my team too (but on White)! Autumn is my favorite of his forms. But my absolute favorite new Pokemon is Scolipede. I love my eight foot tall centipede. She's one tough lady!

Did you really only play with three Pokemon? Or were those just the ones you most wanted to draw?
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes, I only played with those three~

And I really want to raise a Scolipede too, they look really cool!
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UmbreonSweet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Wow! That's really impressive! If I had to pick only three Unova Pokemon I think it'd have to be Scolipede, Sawsbuck, and Krookodile.
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
tee hee, it can be a challenge, but you do level up faster~

If you ever get another copy or decide to replay one of your old ones, I recommend it.
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oooh fancy fancy. Thank you C:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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PeaceArt79 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is it just me or does Bullet look like she/he's eating sas's tail feathers... nice artwork by the way! I how real Starbuck looks!
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that is exactly what she is doing C:

Thanks for the kind words~
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:iconpeaceart79:
PeaceArt79 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol if you planned that I LOVE your imagination!!!

no problem!!! ^^
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:iconaisu-isme:
aisu-isme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
Nice team! You only used these three Pokemon to beat the league? They look badass. :D
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yep! Is it just me, or was it harder this time around?
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow, I always bring a team of six! But I suppose if you concentrate on only three Pokemon they will be on higher levels than my six. xD

I thought it was pretty easy the first time with Ghetsis, but the fact that you have to train your Pokemon about twenty more levels before challenging a second time to get into the Hall of Fame was kind of a buzzkill. :/ Audino killing in the grass got reeeaaal boring.
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I can imagine!
I just progressed through the game, leveling up that way I guess.

Yeah the second time was a lot harder I felt. The first I just walked all over them.
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
I agree!
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:iconcolorful-contact:
colorful-contact Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
How come every time I look at your art I'm engulfed with this overpowering and uncanny amount of envy. *Sigh* One day.

Thank Arceus, for he gave you hands. :)
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:iconamber-illustrates:
Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome! Definitely someone I look up to in the art world :)
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awww thank you!
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:iconamber-illustrates:
Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problemo! :)
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KohdeeArborgon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Sawsbuck is one of my favs! the winter form was the one i trained too. i find this funny because i always had trouble with Swanna in the Stadiums OHKOing me with Bravebird.

Your art is inspirational!
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:iconleashe:
Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I like the spring form a lot too~
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