Edit: English names confirmed! Maika is now Inkay, and Karamanero is now Malamar (haha the Calamari nickname would be very fitting)
I just had to do this rough paint thing of a somewhat more realistic version of them in their natural habitat, despite not having water typing. I know Karamanero's tentacles look weird, but I wanted to show that beak! As I am studying Zoology, and hoping to go into Marine Biology, the introduction of bioluminescent squid pokemon has me ridiculously excited. I am totes going to catch one, why I already have a mental list of possible nicknames:
EDIT: Awesome names suggested in the comments
-Zoidberg (personal favourite)
-Firefly ([link] Educate yourselves
Btw, for the case you like challenges
GA-HQ "Screenshot" Contest starts now!!
Screenshot like self drawn illustrations like the ones above are the topic of this new Game-Art-HQ art contest
Due to other projects like Link's Blacklist being ongoing now and artists being working on it or the Final Fantasy tribute, this contest starts right now and endures till sunday the 3rd November
Recreating a screenshot with the own artstyle as seen in the megaman fanarts by Pertheseus and the Street Fighter III one above is something complicated and needs time and creativity, i guess that not only the results can be some great looking and unusual illustrations of video games, but also be a true challenge for participating artists.
rules: 1 entry per artist, no strong violence, no nudity, no fetish stuff, its up to you what kind of a screenshot you use as reference and also which game is totally your choice. If there are energy bars, heart containers, left time numbe
I organized a lot of contests in the last 2 weeks here on dA but this one seems to be the most unique one so far, the "screenshot art" style is something quite untouched and i bet it can be a real challenge
Good luck and much fun with your entry if you choose to participate
For some reason, I'm going to call my Inkay "Squiggles" or "Squidgy"
Seriously, Nintendo could have chosen a better name than MALAMAR. (Mallomars)
This is still a freaking amazing representation of them realistically. Well done