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Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. Pokemon Black and White 2.

When they were first revealed, I laughed at the designs and just wanted to ignore they existed. But then I opened my mind a bit.

I don't like Sugimori's art style anymore. I learned this long ago when the 5th gen starters were revealed. I loved them, but ugh his style just ruined oshawott. The same thing happened with these two designs. While I admit I still don't like the concept of pokemon fusing, and I still get a bit irked by the asymmetrical designs...

But after drawing them, I've come to love them. Quickly splased these with a bit of color after taking them from my doodlebook.

I take artistic liberty to get rid of what sugimori's art makes me hate them.
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Twarda8 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personaly I belive Sugimori just draws finished designs nowdays. Designs done by other people. If a pokemon was designed, he can't do much than do an official art based from the reference he received. Therefore eg long arms probably aren't fault of his 'style' (his style is different anyway), but are caused under 'limitation' the source material gave him.
Sareii Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah though he still has a final say in the designs. But I was referring to his general way of drawing things, not the design necessarily.
Metroidz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
When I first saw these two I felt the same way! I hated the design and actually didn't buy the games at first. Then I got them and simply came to adore the designs. I spent hours on GTS waiting for a Reshiram to make White Kyurem since I loved White Kyurem's design so much.
Sareii Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right?! <3
C-h-a-o-s-Controller Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really cool! /no pun intended
Aldark Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I dont like the concept of pokemon fusing"
You have paid attention to the story right? where Zekrom and Reshiram where once one pokemon, but split into 2 when some spoilt brats decided they wanted to run the kingdom in different ways, and how Kyurem was the empty shell left behind when the two split? Its kind of the entire plot here. XD

But other then that, the art is good~
Sareii Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes i'm well aware of the story (in my defense, this was drawn a long while ago), but I didn't like refusing the pokemon together and being able to break them apart whenever. I still am iffy about it, whereas reshiram and zekrom were once one pokemon and split into two /permanently/
Aldark Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Three. Split into 3. And it wasnt supposed to be permanant. Kyrem, being the border pokemon, was supposed fuze both back together again. The item Plasma used to do so partially, quickly, and temperarily, was just a catalyst.
IceLuxray Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THey look so much greater in your picture :D
elitecaster Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
nice job i like it
KageJason Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cloversplash Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I felt the same way at first! I really hated them at first glance, thinking Pokemon was running out of ideas. But, after giving it some time, and remebering that there was once one dragon that spilt into three, it makes sense. I have fallen in love with White Kyurem xD
Zereverefano Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome... i can definitely see your style in this one...
nokinno Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
That’s pretty cool here! :D
I like how you draw them. ^^
blueicefox54 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice i agree that some of sugimori's art style does some pokemon no justice tho.
HoOhLugia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done!
Rubynite Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooohh...they were cool
TataUakusiAHR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cold yet powerful!
ravenheartnet253 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
i must say, these guys look beautiful like this, still getting a feel for zekroms new form though
I love these guys so much! White Kyurem looks amazing here. Looove that pose!
Espyfluff Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fffff these look amazing. <3

I dunno about anyone else but I loved KyuReshi the moment I first I saw it, LOL
I will also forever call it KyuReshi because it sounds KAWAII DESU cuter. :'D
tunnelinu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Artist
I love the flow in this. I can see by comparison that Sugimori's art has been getting a little bulky with the pokemon designs and slightly stiff in movement and look. Lover your style.
LyonTheShadowLord Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Sugimori's art made Zekrom!Kyurem's arms look ridiculously long.
Sareii Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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