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Sandslash and Sandshrew by miragedtheory Sandslash and Sandshrew by miragedtheory
Ok, so I had to try my hand at these realistic pokemon things so here goes...Sandshrew and Sandslash, both ground-type pokemon. I referenced an echidna and hedgehog for Sandslash as its general appearance in the game seems somewhat spiny as opposed to stony with long nails and such, then for sandshrew of course an armadillo which is in general similar in the sense that they turn into a ball when startled, incorporating that brick appearance as if the pokemon only has markings like that over a naturally scaled shell. In reference I have to give 100% credit to Arvalis for giving me the incentive and desire to give this a go and though this is nowhere near as good as his (for lack of anything but Gimp and a using laptop touch pad instead of a tablet) I like it personally. ^.^ Copyright miragedtheory 2012, do not steal or use without sole permission of artist.

(Edit: this is my other version, took the time to make my own trainer from a long time ago...not very girly but oh well.)
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OliverFangirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sandslash is my... 3rd fave pokemon!
EllaPewnif Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Artist
that's Cute!
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I hate that I can never remember the name of it but I remember flipping randomly in a dictionary and found what looked like a realistic sandshrew. Like I know a lot of  pokemon looked like what they were based on with a color change and some odd added feature but the only thing that looked changed was the name here.It was so freaky.  I think it started with an A or something.
That aside this looks great.
Azurynn Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think you may be referring to the pangolin. :)
Edit: Wait, just realised that this comment is a good few months old so you probably remembered already. Sorry, heh. ^^;
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
YEAH! That's it.=) 
Its alright I'm just glad someone knew what I was talking about.
Geminice Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
One of my favorite Pokemon all-time
Zainabco Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
it cool ^^ wow
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
pretty good but Sandslash is not an Echidna It's a pangolin.
AquaOshawott01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sandslash is a porcupine. 
MegaSharpedo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no sandshrew is a pangolin sandslash looks like a porcupine or hedgehog
StarBoy22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it when people do realistic pokemon! And this is rally good to! :hump: Im lookn forward to seeing more from u!
artissx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
This is totally amazing.
miragedtheory Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Thank you so much! I had a blast doing it, I want to do another one soon...
Chojomeka1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Should've added more of a pangolin look to Sandshrew
miragedtheory Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Yeah, I LOVE sandslash, and sorreh sanguish I fixed that so I used my trainer instead but I dunno if it took to the post. Here is what it looks like now: New trainer but if it doesn't show up please let me know. xP
UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Sandslash is awesome! I used one in Heartgold, and he was good! Earthquake, Stone Edge...
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey thats my trainer :P
miragedtheory Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
yeah, I wanted to try my hand at the trainer, that would be something new too...I give credit to their design, forgot to mention that so my bad >.< maybe I'll dig up some of my old pieces, set to designing my old trainer again...thanks for le input!
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Hey this looks awesome. Though I would love to see you do an original trainer design for yourself. I like the change in pokeball logo design by the way.
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed you used the same trainer as :iconsanguisgelidus: though. It'd be great if you made your own ;)
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