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    Default Kanga's gallery of the sane, crazy, normal and abnormal

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    Unbolded = Yet to be Graded
    Italic = Graded not Caught
    Bold = Graded and Caught


    Target: Ponyta
    Rank: Hard
    Required Score: 60



    Target: Kakuna
    Rank: Simple
    Required Score: 40



    Target: Burmy
    Rank: Easy
    Required Score: 25



    Target: Unown
    Rank: Simple
    Required Score: 40



    Target: Gastly
    Rank: Hard
    Required Score: 60



    Target: Poliwag
    Rank: Simple
    Required Score: 40



    Target: Skitty
    Rank: Simple
    Required Score: 40

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    Default Re: Kanga's gallery of the sane, crazy, normal and abnormal

    Okay, so I'm grading your Burmy, for other curators' information :P

    The first thing I notice about this is that you've colored this and given it a background. That's awesome for an 'easy' Pokemon and shows that you put some work into this, which I liked right off. The second thing I notice is that you variated your lines on the Burmy itself, giving it a little depth and interest. Some points I could make are that you should definitely put more of that TLC into your background, which could be much cooler with the same kinds of lines you give the subject Pokemon itself. Another little tidbit of advice from me; color your lines! If you look at Disney art and other cartoons like that, the lines are colored to sort of help with shadows and such. The darker the shadow on one side, the darker the line should be. Also, be sure to add a little texture to your art; give sandy Burmy some dots representing the tiny bits of sand as well as the ground itself, shade the clouds to make them look fluffier, put waves in the ocean, etc. Overall, though, it's colorful and cute ^^

    Score: I'll give you a 35/100, meaning that Burmy is caught. :D

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    I'm claiming the Poliwag, as well. :3

    The coloring in this is absolutely wonderful! Your shading is spot-on--I noticed that you darkened the outlines on the edges where there was darker shading, which adds depth to your Poliwag. You hand drew this and yet it still turned out vibrant, which I like a lot. You put touches of background here and there; layered grasses with a slightly lighter and faded bit of grass back behind. I also notice that Poliwag himself looks accurate (also adorable!). And good job with the spiral; I often find that circles are difficult to do. Kudos on the concise circles and curves.

    However, while you do have a bit of background going on, there's no clear horizon and it's not a whole lot of detail there. You didn't add a sky or a ground, giving us a vague idea of Poliwag jumping around on some grass. Poliwag is cute, but his pose isn't super outstanding or interesting. Okay, well, it's interesting because I want to hug it, but anyways. Some of your lines are, understandably when concerning circles, a bit sketchy, but you may want to draw more lightly in the future and then slowly darken the lines in the end once you finish coloring to avoid messiness. The eyes and lips could also be outlined in their own color, as you have the swirl, Poliwag's body, and the grass.

    Overall, I think your girlfriend would really like this ^^

    Score: I give this a 50/100, which means that Poliwag is caught.


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    Default Re: Kanga's gallery of the sane, crazy, normal and abnormal

    Thanks I couldn't actually find my HB pencil when i drew he outlien thats why the eyes and mouth are outlied in blue :p I also mus admit that i started to colour te swirl in from th inside out, halfway through I realise that I was colouring in the wrong section... :p had to rub it all out :p so basically mai tip, dont colour swirls from inside out. Go from outside in :) yeah i wsnt sure how to do the background, for any othes I do i probably will do so. Can i ask would I have gotten a higher mark if the outlines of eye and mouth were right colour, and the edge lines thiner/less skecthy. :)
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    Default Re: Kanga's gallery of the sane, crazy, normal and abnormal

    Well, you did get a pretty high mark considering the level of difficulty, but in order to do something even better, perhaps a more in-depth background and add some detail, add a sky, some landmarks, maybe even another Pokemon somewhere or something. Give the picture a story; make Poliwag or other Pokemon do something besides just posing. Perhaps fighting, or running? In front of a Trainer, ready to battle another Pokemon? Anything you want, really, just give you picture a little story and more detail and you'll definitely catch some high-up Poke's.


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    For Ponyta: @kanga;

    As for Pokemon anatomy, you got the body drawn correctly, as well as the continuous mane that goes down its spine. The tail is a bit long, and the back leg is a bit thick, and you’ve forgotten the fire at its ‘elbows’ and ‘heels’, however. Make sure you pay attention to those little details ^^

    You didn’t use color in this, but your shading is decent. I see good use of hatching for the shading in places, especially when making the angles of the face. The back leg’s shading gives the Ponyta depth and dimension as well. The light source is clear, and I see you made the effort to make the legs look properly horsey and knobbly.

    However, you didn’t continue the shading into the fence, and the fire along the Ponyta’s back isn’t really shaded like a proper flame or colored as a normal Ponyta’s is supposed to be. I also don’t see a cast shadow, which helps to make the Pokemon an integral, lifelike part of your whole picture.

    This picture makes me imagine Ponyta is at a ranch, where someone on a farm takes care of it. The fence angles are pretty good and make for a believable semi-circle. Ponyta looks as if he’s looking at something past the fence, perhaps a Trainer or its owner? I also like that you lifted the front hoof up a bit; you got the pose right for an equine as well. For a pencil sketch, this is pretty good. I especially like what you did with the lines for Ponyta’s mane.

    However, without color, a proper ground, and more of a background, I can’t really give you full marks for this drawing. I really feel as if you have the capability to really give your pieces life and dimension. Also, the scanning of this bothers me because there is so much of those black marks that make this look ‘dirty’. Perhaps messing with the settings a bit will help with this in the future.
    In the future, I suggest you neaten up your lines a bit, give the piece some color and background, and study up a bit on the details of the Pokemon you draw.

    I give this piece a 45/100, because there’s no color and the background is very minimal. Please keep trying! Color adds tons of points.




    Well, the anatomy is obviously correct, seeing as it’s Ken’s artwork, so we’ll move on.

    The color and shading here is due to pictures you used from stock, but you managed to match the light source with Ken’s picture. However, since it’s not original work, I can’t really give you a whole lot of points for dynamic poses, shading, coloring, etc. I see a piece that has been put into Photoshop and layered with stock images, which won’t really do much for your points overall.

    This curation is very short simply because this piece lacks originality and that flavor only you can personally add to an art piece. I suggest that you either do a drawing of your own and color it as opposed to making graphic art for a tough Pokemon.

    You get a 30/100 for this, only because I know you can draw things that are much more interesting and cool than this piece. Please don’t be discouraged, though; just give us something colored and original with a bit of a background or story in the image and you’ll do much better next time.

    Unfortunately, Ponyta is not caught. Try again, though, I know you can do some seriously cool art ^^


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    Grading Kakuna. @kanga;

    This is a cute, colorful piece, right off the bat when I look at it. The Pokemon anatomy is obviously correct, seeing as you've used stock art, so we'll move on. The colors accent the Pokemon very well; it looks very 'bug' and 'grass'-y. The shapes and circles throughout the piece give it very good dynamic and interest. It sort of makes me think of what the inside of Kakuna's Poke Ball would be like--a convoluted mess of bright lights that are tinted to what the bug sees. It looks like a cool picture to use for a Trainer's Pokemon log.

    Seeing as this is a work not done by hand for the most part, though, deducts some points from this nifty work. Kakuna's not really doing anything besides floating on a random background with no story or action.
    In the future, I suggest that you give your pieces a little more story; for this, perhaps you could have done some text art along with it.

    I give you 40/100 for this, which means that Kakuna is caught.


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    Grading Unown. @kanga;

    I really like this one! I can tell you put some thought into it.

    First off, the Pokemon anatomy is right on. Those funky Unowns are the proper shapes for their 'letter' types, which is a feat in and of itself.

    The lines on this are great. Very smooth and you have some varying thickness, giving this piece interest and dimension. The colors are all accurate and smooth. The wall behind them has colored lines for the bricks which is awesome; colored lines always give a more lifelike feel to a picture.

    I like that you researched your Pokemon and put them into a brick setting, like in the ruins in the games. The Unowns' eyeballs are looking in different directions; the two outside Unown are looking at the center one, making it your focus point. Good job on using art techniques!

    I do see that you're missing shading, though. These are flat colors with takes away from the realism and makes it more cartoony and flat. The lines, while varying in thickness on the Unown, are sometimes wobbly, though I know that's being nitpicky and it's hard to do perfect lines at times. The wall lines behind them don't vary in thickness and there's no real texture to the brick, making it a bit boring.

    In the future, give your Pokemon and background some shading and texture, and remember to vary the thickness of all the lines as well as keeping them smooth!

    I give you a 50/100, meaning that Unown is caught!


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    Grading Gastly.
    @kanga;

    Gastly's anatomy is spot-on, so good on that. Moving on...

    The colors are great in this. I like the varying purple hues to make it dark and ghostly, and I like the darkened bits around the smoke that floats around Gastly to emphasize the 'edges' of its reach. It separates it from the background, as well. I do think you needed to give the background a touch of opposing colors, though; a little bit of a yellow color to highlight Gastly and make your image 'pop'. Using the opposite ends of the color wheel is a good way to make a drawing suddenly look much more interesting.

    The lines around your Gastly look good; drawing a near-perfect circle is touch and you seem to manage that nicely. The eyes stick out from its little face like it often does in the anime, that's a nice touch and it tells me that you paid attention to detail. However, the mouth and teeth don't seem to have those black lines around them, which doesn't really match the rest of Gastly, and I think the lines around the gas surrounding him shouldn't have been that blurry or thick. To match the cartoony look of this, you should have had a more solid line around your subject.
    The background texture and the smoky feel of some of the gas around Gastly give this a poisonous feel, which is good since he is half Poison-type :P His body doesn't really have texture, but it's not really supposed to according to games and anime. The background is sort of indistinguishable, though; I'm not sure what those clouds are supposed to be. Is it poisonous gas, or a dark night? You should try to emphasize things in your background a bit better.

    Speaking of backgrounds, yours is sort of...nonexistent. There's no story, rhyme, or reason to your background and Gastly's not doing anything of interest. You should have him doing something, like using an attack, laughing at his latest victim, possessing someone, anything. It's Gastly! Make him do some cool stuff :P
    My advice would be to keep consistent with your style throughout the whole piece and give your art a better 'story' and background. Make your Pokemon show an emotion or doing something dynamic to give the piece interest.

    I give you a 50/100 for this, docking points for a bland background/story but giving them to you for the accuracy and smooth lines/coloring.




    You got his eyeballs and fangs, and though the body doesn't look like it 'normally' does, that isn't important here since you've got him moving around and being all... gassy.

    The colors are fine here, though again, you're missing out on the shading. Give the fangs and eyes some shadow, darken one side of his blurred body or perhaps light him from below like a spooky camper telling ghost stories. Shading gives a piece a mood, and while this has potentially spooky or ghostly quality, the missing shading takes away from what it could be. And again, give the background a little 'pop' with an opposing color or something; it immediately gives it interest.

    The lines here are clear and good. The suggested outline of the eyes and fangs are smooth and very clear. My only complaint is that you didn't make the lines on the tongue clear like the eyes and fangs, which would make more sense than a blurred outline. I can see why you'd blur the rest of Gastly, since he's moving, but the tongue doesn't make much sense.

    You don't really have a background here, so I can't comment much on this. You do have a simply story, however, which is nice. Gastly is attacking me, oh no! I like that you have him coming straight at the viewer, fixing us with a mischeivous look before licking the screen.

    This piece has some cool action going on! I love the trail gastly leaves as he zooms in, ready to attack with his paralysis-inducing tongue. He definitely looks as if he's in motion. Very good use of of blurred lines and curved action lines. I do wish you'd done something to emphasize that in the background, like action lines or an opposing color behind Gastly to make it look more like an urgent attack.

    I give you a 55/100 for this one; tough Pokemon get tough grades, unfortunately. Just do those few little things I suggested and you should definitely catch Gastly next time!

    With these grades, sadly, it means that Gastly has not been caught. Keep trying! You're so close!


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    Default Re: Kanga's gallery of the sane, crazy, normal and abnormal

    Skitty

    I definitely like the shading on Skitty, it gives it a good amount of depth and it blended together fairly well. Skitty’s body proportion seems a bit off, but I guess we can just blame the owner for overfeeding it with that overflowing food bowl there. But its not overly major, its definitely still Skitty. Colors are correct or close enough with the limited color palette you mentioned.

    One major drawback to this image is the lack of an environment! You gave Skitty a food bowl and some yarn, but then left it standing in a white void. Its hard to tell where the ball of yarn is supposed to be because of that; It looks like the yarn is somewhere behind Skitty’s view, so what exactly is s/he smiling about? We are left wondering because of this empty background.

    Details like the food pellets & yarn flow are definitely a good thing, shows detail and effort. You even gave Skitty a name. And I can see where you were trying to tell a story. Only the placement of the yarn made it somewhat questionable.

    Score: 40/100

    Skitty Captured!

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