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PKMN Skies: Escort Mission by Dr-InSean PKMN Skies: Escort Mission by Dr-InSean
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Well...So much for that "back into a Sonic groove."

Anywho, here is yet another thing I worked on for the Deoxys Takedown event.  Can you tell I really liked this event?...'Cause I did...I really, REALLY liked it...  Seriously, I had an idea similar to this in my mind, so I was ecstatic when it actually came true!  Plus, :devdasaherdoodle: did such an amazing job starting this event in the Valentine's Dance event.  I'm so glad we could do this kind of thing.

Anywho, onto the picture.  Gawain trained to become a knight so that he could defend people and, by coincidence, he seems to have established a combo for escorting and/or saving women ever since Deoxys showed up (Khepri in a casual "walk you home" after Deoxys first showed up, Dixie as extended mission in this RP and Miri in this story that I didn't even write).  With that in mind, I thought it might be funny if he went on an "escort mission" with all of the ladies he's led around so far...With a little help from Asuka and Whatshisface, I guess...

Joking aside, this was a difficult picture to draw.  I never had a set reference for Gawain, because I always tweaked something about his head or his torso or what have you in every picture; I had to finally get a solid reference for Gawain that I can use for the future...but shaping his body to better match how massive his head is was tricky and took longer that it probably should have.  Asuka, Smooze, Miri and Dixie were all simple enough, since I've drawn them multiple times in the past, but Khepri was brand new...and a LOT more detailed than anything I ever design; she has so many curls and details in her clothes that I was afraid I'd crash and burn her as bad as the satellite building in the back.  Deoxys was difficult too, using a reference to try to recreate its complicated Attack Forme from an angle and trying (and failing) to make forced-perspective with its tentacles.

The background was my first attempt drawing perspective and my first time using Illustrator's Perspective Grid...I hated every second of it.

All of those difficulties aside, I had fun drawing all of these goofballs and trying out new things with Khepri and Deoxys.  I'm also notably proud of the Sleeper Hold and Scissor Lock Asuka has (even if her arms aren't really choking anything) and I enjoyed drawing Smooze Tentacles all over the place.

Well, that's it for me; this is my last Takedown on Deoxys.  I enjoyed getting to put Asuka and Gawain into a battle-heavy scenario they always dreamed of and I loved all of the other insanely creative submissions everyone else made.  I hope our efforts could save Springleaf...or at least mildly annoy Deoxys.

Miri belongs to confusedkangaroo.  She's too busy on important business to notice the traffic coming alarmingly close.
Dixie belongs to DarkraixCresselia.  She can't help but shake the feeling something's amiss here...But no time for that now.
Khepri belongs to Powerwing-Amber.  Sure, there's an alien-thing there, but why should she care?  Service like this comes standard in every town, right?
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DekoLamp Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
I adore the idea and the casualness of the people on the crosswalk. And for trying out these many things on a first time basis you did really well with them~ Deoxys turned out great and the motion of Asuka and Smooze vs. the alien are quite nice~ the perspective works out pretty good as well!
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Heheheheheheheh!  When you live in Springleaf, you learn to tune out the weird stuff.  Otherwise, you'd never get anything done.

Thank you so much for even more kind words!  I had such a hard time with the perspective and Deoxys; hearing you say they turned out well makes me very happy.  I'm also glad you liked how Asuka and Smooze turned out, because I think they're my favorite things in this picture.

Thank you again for your comments!
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DekoLamp Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
True true. Springleaf, a well of oddities. It makes me wonder if it is secretly (or n ot so secretly) the good old "rural village with a little too many mysteries creeping around the houses" type deal. HMM.

You're welcome~
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Heh heh heh.  Funny how the small towns always attract the most weird monsters and events, isn't it?  I think Springleaf should dedicate some of its government solely to investigating, remedying and preventing the next alien invasion, time travel accident, etc.

I'm not trying to sound pushy, but you brought up that comic we were working together on a few days ago, but you haven't said anything about it since then.  Are you still interested in talking about that?  Should I send you a Note about it?
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DekoLamp Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Or make a dedicated holiday out of it. Next best tourist attraction. Alas.

Oh no worries, please BE pushy about it as I think I unfortunately need that at this point. Currently I cannot be online much outside of the weekends however, so replies might come a little later but I hope and pray not, this insanly lengthy. WE GET THIS DONE I TELL YOU, this is a far too exciting project to drop hnn.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
HEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!  That's a great idea!  All of that tourist money could change Springleaf from a small town that used to be a stink-hole into a rich town where everyone drives sports cars!

Okay, I'm glad to hear you're still interested in the project.  I sent you a Note a few days ago; I hope to hear from you soon.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
I bet it was the Mentions System.  For some reason, I haven't been getting the last few Mentions I was supposed to.  Seems like something's wrong with the system right now.  Anywho, I'm so glad you liked this!

When you live in this town, you can't afford to make a fuss over every little thing; if people took the time to freak out every time an alien laid waste to the town, nobody would get anything done.

Yes!  That is Abbey Road!  I couldn't think of any other images of people crossing a street, so I used that cover as my reference.  I considered adding a fourth person so the street and trying to match up everyone's footsteps to match the cryptic meanings The Beatles had, but this scene took enough time already and I liked how three characters fit into the scene too much to move everything around with a fourth.  I didn't commit all the way, but Abbey Road did serve as my template...So, who on the street do you think is the Paul of the group?

Thank you for letting me use Khepri and for all of your kind words!
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DasherDoodle Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
I love this! Gawain looks so pleased with himself, perfectly happy playing the crossing guard lol. 

I know you stated that you hated doing the perspective bit. But if it makes you feel any better, it was definitely worth all of the hardwork that you put into it. I think you did a mighty fine job~
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Heh heh heh, thank you!  Gawain takes great pride in his community and wants to do all he can to help it shine...Not like Asuka, who can't stop playing for even five minutes!

Oh wow, you think so?  The perspective was pretty difficult for me, so I'm very glad to hear you think turned out well!  Thank you again!
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
I'm sorry this reply is so late, but when I get message as kind as yours, I don't like to rush in with a simple "k thanx bai."

I can only imagine how much time and work it must take to run a group like this, so I'd feel bad if I didn't make sure all of that effort paid off...Plus, you come up with great ideas that I LOVE taking part in.  I'm very happy to hear all of my shenanigans and those of others are making this group worthwhile for you, and I look forward to what shenanigans we can all get into in the future.

Unrelated and a bit of a stick-in-the-mud comment, but I just saw that my submission of this picture to the group expired.  Should I send it again?
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DasherDoodle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Yes please. I'm running. Little behind getting things done. So yes, absolutely submit again. Sorry about that.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Oof,I know that feeling. Well, no pressure on anything; take your time and good luck taking care of everything.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
that's precious
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Thank you very much!

Nothing like a casual stroll on a nice day, am I right?
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
welcome

and indeed XD
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
so adorable my friend  and poor Dixie can't get away from you guys and your shinanigans
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Thank you very much; that means a lot to me!  You're too kind!

Heh heh heh.  Yeah, Dixie's had it rough with the Odd Squad.  Miri was the first to continuously run into these guys, but it seems like she passed her curse onto Dixie...And it seems like it's only gotten worse.

Miri, Dixie and Khepri, all in a row...First curse, second curse...third curse?
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
lol sounds like some funn how would the smooze act around another raichu?
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Smooze is infatuated with Asuka because she was the first lifeform it saw; her species has nothing to do with it.  I imagine Smooze would like Asuka just as much if she was a different species, a male or even bigger than she is...but I never really thought about it either.

I sometimes consider having Smooze act up around other women, but I never bothered asking anyone for permission and Smooze doesn't really go out much.  The only notable interaction it's had with anyone besides Asuka (female or otherwise) was Miri; Smooze got jealous of her for getting a friendly hug from Asuka and glared at her for it.

I might make Smooze interested solely in Asuka, but there is another Raichu in the group who has a much more human physique that I've been meaning to compare to Asuka.  Maybe Smooze would be interested to know Raichus come in more than one shape.
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
cool cool just wanted to know how I should have him act around shock
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Interesting...Is this a spoiler to something?
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
some what because  i'm making the oddest couple I can think off since shocks personality is the opposite of yours
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Heh heh heh.  Miri puts the lost in "lost in a good book;" just like people on their cellphones, Miri is totally oblivious to the outside world right now.  As for Khepri, she's rich, so she probably assumes the Gawain Security Detail is intensive and that bad things don't happen in her town (which is whatever town she happens to be in).

Oh wow, you think so?  I always have trouble drawing expressions with Miri's mouth and Khepri as a whole is difficult for me to draw; I'm very glad to hear you like how the expressions turned out!

Heh heh heh.  Yeah...I guess Springleaf can't have nice things...Hopefully the destruction I caused is gonna be considered canon (otherwise, I never would have drawn this much chaos).

Thank you for letting me include Miri.  She's always fun to work with and I hope this was in-character for her.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Heh heh heh.  Deoxys just has one of those faces that feels like you've seen it everywhere; who can be bothered to remember every single person they ever see, especially when they have two seals at home waiting for them?

Funny you mention the phrase, "nothing to see here."  When jobs were first announced in the group, I asked if Gawain could be a cop, since defending people is his favorite thing.  I never got an answer on that, though.  As much as an alien invasion sucks, at least Gavin got to live out his life dream of protecting people in a...volunteer kind of way.

Here's hoping to that.  It would be a shame if such an interesting extraterrestrial lifeform had to get hurt over an unexplained grudge...Or if that extraterrestrial used its interesting lasers to raze the entire town.

Thank you very much for all of your kinds words!  I'm glad you enjoyed this!
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DarkraixCresselia Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely XD Especially in case they get bored and decide to trash the house. Bubbles might be tiny (I might upload and link a size reference of Dixie, Rolly, and Bubbles in my Sta.sh at some point) but she knows how to make a mess.

Maybe NPCs can't get jobs? Actually, nothing says otherwise. Maybe you should try commenting on the Shopping District journal? Speaking of jobs, I've been thinking of having Dixie have a business as a juice bar, with several drinks made of berries, whether single or mixed. I might build what it, and/or her house, (she's eligible for a mansion/big house, and I'm trying to find some good blueprints that would fit her) would look like in Sims 3 and post screencaps (one of my favorite things about Sims 3 is building houses)

You're welcome :)
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