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Riley's Tyranitar by CanineHybrid Riley's Tyranitar by CanineHybrid
EDIT: Typo correction and fixed link to larger size

Part of my final project for Advanced Drawing for Animation class. (lol that's right, I draw a Pokémon for school, like a boss) We had to design a playing card, as I don't know anything about M:TG, I did me some Pokémon instead. Not that I've ever played the Pocket Monster TGC either...

But besides, I've been wanting to draw Mr. grumpy pants Thor the Tyranitar for the longest time!

I ended up livestreaming the whole drawing process last night from 4:30 till about 5:30am, making the full illustration come to about 7 hours, the card... OH GOD THAT CARD the design was actually rather difficult to re-create and that was another 2 hours (2 hours for break). I even found a font that's near perfect, I love my giant font library. Therefore the ONLY two things I didn't create from scratch were the Pupitar and the back of the card.

How spiffy would it be to have your own playing card? SUPER DUPER SPIFFY is right. I think I may make this into a series- do Riley's whole team or something.

Also, adding another full illustration to my gallery! +Exp closeup of the card: [link]
(Flavour text says: "Thor" the male Tyranitar. He has a heavily armored body that can withstand powerful attacks. Tyranitars are known to crush mountains.)

Sketch posted on Tumblr: [link]

Thor, Artwork © CanineHybrid :iconcaninehybrid:
Tyranitar, Card Design © Pokémon/Nintedo
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VoltEel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
looks amazing!
RayquazaMaster Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This looks great! :D
Warriorcats200 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Like a boss =3
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured this on my featured deviations widget. :meow: [link](the widget is right above my comments widget :3)
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool! :D You made this so well that if i didnt know any better i'd think that was a real card!
You should totally make cards for your whole pokemon team. :D
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
M:TG? Magic the Gathering????

boss card. I want it
ZekromBlackAngel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
i luff u sho much! ur my role model...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sagemyellow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, a huge dragon/dinosaur character named Thor that apparently likes to pick the wild flowers...
Rukia-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks like a real dinosaur :meow: awesome work!
ReyTiger Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I daresay your design is better than the official one.

Srsly, those element buttons are sexy!
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