Last weekend, I worked hard on a piece for a contest held at the Pokemon Daily group in DeviantArt. The rules were simply, "have your team of six Pokemon battle a Legendary in it's lair."
Now, I briefly considered making a Big Damn Painting of a Big Damn Epic Battle. Then I remembered that I tend to stink at battle scenes, especially if they involve more than two characters/figures (one-on-one fights are more dramatically interesting anyway).
But more importantly, I remembered what actual in-game encounters with Legendaries are really like...
So I whipped up the sketches you see here. With an end-of-the-month deadline, a big painting was out of the question, but I didn't really want to do yet another digital painting either. Watercolor felt right. I just didn't want this piece to look "too neat", it wouldn't fit the tone I was going for.
Get In The Damn Ball Already by ~babbletrish on deviantART
Downy Woodpecker 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 16
Northern Cardinal 1
House Sparrow 15
And speaking of Nuthatches, I added these cards to the Zazzle store just in time for Valentine's Day!