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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


Sta.sh 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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:iconvolteel:
VoltEel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
looks amazing!
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:iconrayquazamaster:
RayquazaMaster Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This looks great! :D
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:iconwarriorcats200:
Warriorcats200 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Like a boss =3
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:iconxeerinare:
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)
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:iconxeerinare:
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
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:icontrippinxtremezebra:
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
M:TG? Magic the Gathering????

boss card. I want it
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:iconzekromblackangel:
ZekromBlackAngel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
i luff u sho much! ur my role model...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsagemyellow:
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...
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:iconrukia-lover:
Rukia-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks like a real dinosaur :meow: awesome work!
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:iconreytiger:
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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:iconkageh:
Kageh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Dang, at first I thought it was a real card.
Haha! Well you have done a stunning job Riley!
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:iconblueyicefox:
Blueyicefox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoa it looks ssoo COOL!! :D
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:iconracebandit:
Racebandit Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I might be a bit rusty on the TCG - I think I stopped playing the TCG during 3rd-gen... the handheld games, on the other hand, kept my attention the whole time. - but three energy (two colorless) seems a bit overpowered for an 80-damage move.
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Like I said, I've never played the TCG so I honestly do not know what energy levels and such would be best *shrug* But maybe I'll try researching it more.
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:iconracebandit:
Racebandit Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Oof, I really should've read your description before commenting.

I guess the numbers were what caught my attention >_<
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha no worries, no worries ^^
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:iconskaros444:
Skaros444 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Actually, I smell a meme. Do EEEET!

Good work on Thor though!
You've got a better background on him than I've seen on most TCG cards!
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
:UU Yes sir

And thank you!
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:iconskaros444:
Skaros444 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist
=D
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:icondoom-wulf:
Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks awesome great job Riley
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you Doom! :3
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:icondoom-wulf:
Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome :D
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:iconakatsukimember101:
AkatsukiMember101 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Freaking Awesome!!
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
:la:
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:icongreenpolarbear47:
Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved Tyranitars, not sure why. Great picture!
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah me too!
Probably because my two favorite things ever are dinosaurs and Pokémon... XD
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:icongreenpolarbear47:
Greenpolarbear47 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine would have to be polar bears. I was really happy when I saw the generation five pokemon Cubchoo and Beartic. My favourite pokemon still has to be Sneasel though.
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Odin1379 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Yeah! Like a boss :XD:
I too drew some pokémon for my final art exam :P

Looks neat ^^
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha awesome! *highfives* Pokémon art for school is the best
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:iconodin1379:
Odin1379 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Yes it is ^^
I still gotta upload it :O Oh gosh :XD:
It's not only Pokémopn though, also Kirby and more :P I think Onyx is the best pokémon I have ever drawn so far :P (he's on the picture too)
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:iconf0xyme:
f0xyme Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't say anything in class, but awesome painting (: looks better when it's not on that terrible projector lol...
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol, NO ONE says anything in that class XD It's all good.
Thank you Tess!
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:iconskyfire428:
SkyFire428 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
nice! I like how he's reaching for the purdy flower :)
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Even big bad Thor has a soft side... :3
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:iconskyfire428:
SkyFire428 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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:iconsweeney-todd-warrior:
sweeney-todd-warrior Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You created the card from scratch? :o

Good god, that must of taken forevers. XD
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I did indeed... and omg it totally did X/
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:iconsweeney-todd-warrior:
sweeney-todd-warrior Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, my virtual hat is off to you. I would never have the patience to perform such a feat. And it LOOKS like the actual card too. :o
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:iconmiorathein:
Miorathein Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
wow, This is absolutely stunning! I love the expression on Thor's face and the shading!
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you so much! :D
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:iconshawnspeters:
ShawnSPeters Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one awesome T-tar! I love all the little details (expansion symbol, illustration credit, flavor text) you put into the card, too. Makes it feel more real.
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey! Thanks Shawn (and fellow Tyranitar lover :3) I'm really humbled you appreciate all the little things I put into this! :hug:
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:iconshawnspeters:
ShawnSPeters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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:iconlunytoastywolf:
LunyToastyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   General Artist
wow this is just epic as hell =P
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heheh, thanks a lot! :D
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:iconlunytoastywolf:
LunyToastyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   General Artist
Your very welcome! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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:iconrecycled-batteries:
recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great job!
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much :3
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:iconrecycled-batteries:
recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! For a moment I thought it was a real trading card xD
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Guess that means I done gooood XDD
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