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Sparks and Haku grown up by pichu90 Sparks and Haku grown up by pichu90
This is how I pictured the two as pikachus, however :iconstarwishermidnight: is the owner of Haku so it may be a different interpretation than hers :3

Nevertheless, Sparks is bashful around females at this stage, especially with Haku. Sparks never knows what to say so he usually stays quiet. I can't tell if they are cuter this stage or their pichu selves X3


By the way, the critiques are turned on intentionally as I want to push my limits this year.
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:iconchibibeckyg:
First off, gosh how adorable. I always enjoy your cute style and you do expressions on your characters well.

I absolutely love the way you've rendered Sparks as a Pikachu here. He retains the relative youth of his Pichu appearance, while looking a little more mature as well. I can easily see this as being quite soon after his evolution and being surprised to see his friend has grown up a bit too!

I like the relative innocence of it too, he's taken aback because she looks pretty or the change surprises him, reminds me of those early adolescent days when you got interested in people but it felt like there was some crazy mystery or magic to it all. I think a lot of people can relate to that and you capture it in lovely nostalgic fashion here. Of course we all know those heady highs come with moody lows, will Sparks have to deal with those too?

To cast a critical eye on the art itself, I'ld say that as a simple picture this works really well. Your colour choices go well together, and the characters stand out nicely from the patterned background. Really the only thing is that Sparks' left forepaw looks a bit out of proportion with the right, I get it's turned facing the camera but it just seems a little weird. theres also one or two lines (like Haku's mouth) that maybe could of been a bit smoother. But I'm being a touch nitpicky on this point.

I'ld love to see you explore elements like Pokemon attacks. Now Sparks isn't a Pichu, he can use electrical attacks without hurting himself and maybe look out for others or set off on adventure. I think you have a lot of new possibilities for your character now, and very excited to see what's next!
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Wow! I really love these piece! The emotions are really portrayed, and it's really pleasant to the eye. I think your lines could be a little more bolder! With a little more boldness on the lines, you could really see the colour jump towards you! I really like how you shaded the "white pikachu's" tail as well. It makes it look bolder! I recommend to shade by using a light source as well! It might help portray the shading a little more! By the way, thanks for letting me critique you! I hope to see more digital art from you! -Samantha
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LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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lordhero37 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
cool
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:icongothoritagirl:
GothoritaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
OK Sweating a little...
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
cute
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pikachufan101 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like how sparks looks as a Pikachu! The only thing I see that doesn't look right is the size of the tuft of fur on sparks' head. Can you make the tuft a little bit smaller next time? Thanks! Oh and I think I like sparks as a Pikachu just a little better!
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iluvpokemon12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artist
I think that Sparks looks cuter in pichu form, maybe give him another 2 or 3 years to evolve! :3
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I can make him go back and forth :3
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iluvpokemon12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Artist
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Neo--chu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist

well... Sparks as Pikachu Looks better than i want to admit xDD

so used to see u as pichu but as Pikachu sparks can Show his adult side and still be cute :3

good work ^~^

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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank chu bro :3

I can imagine Neo pikachu looking cute with Rica pikachu X3
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:iconneo--chu:
Neo--chu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist

haha x) well i'm Feeling good as Pichu :3

wouldnt mind waiting some more years to evolve =D

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Alucard3598 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know how to do a good picture.
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you think so :3
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:iconpichu1990:
pichu1990 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow it's too cute, sparks no lose your cuteness <3
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thank you :D
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MaxisToramx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Sparks, never lose site of the art you do. Keep the working, you are doing great. Your limits are none, when you put your heart, mind and spirit into your work. After all, you can only live your life once, make your hopes and dreams come true.
From, 

    Max...

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StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Artist
*just now seeing this*

AWWWWW!!!! THAT'S SO CUTE!!!! I like the interpretation and taking her colors of the tail opposite into the pikachu stage! Very clever XD;
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pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Midnight! I am glad you like what I did for her pikachu form :3

Now I wonder if they were  to have kids, as someone suggested X3
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StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Artist
lol, there probably wouldn't be TOO much changed, (referencing from my old ref sheet of her pichu form from a few years ago *shiver* ) and that the only real thing is that she would definitely not have her spiked ear anymore since that's pichu form only XDDD; haha

O_O kids???
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone suggested it, not my idea XD
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StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Artist
Ah okay .3.
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Oshawott222 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OH Gosh wow this is a cute picture cuz. =D 
I see that's your soul mate. ;p 
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe yeah, thanks cousin! :D
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:iconoshawott222:
Oshawott222 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You figured out if your staying evolved or not? ^^
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will remain a pichu, but more pikachu pics will be made :3
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:iconoshawott222:
Oshawott222 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome cuz. : D
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Sparking-moonlight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014

Yay sparks is a Pikachu now

I Think ill draw fan art of Pikachu sparks

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GMan1255 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Writer
Well, I suck at art so I don't think I am in any position to critique on anything. Wait... Will there ever be a Raichu Sparks?
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've drawn him a couple times.
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:icongman1255:
GMan1255 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
As a raichu?
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Twice at least - though I think with my pichu/pikachu forms.
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GMan1255 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Writer
I don't remember seeing them... Time to go through your gallery I guess!
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:iconflareaeon:
FlareAeon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww what a cute pic Pichu Buddy! ^w^
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude! >w<
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:iconflareaeon:
FlareAeon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. X3
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YumikotheHedgebot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww its so Cute:D
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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YumikotheHedgebot Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No Problem c:
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Simbaben Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Daww cute :D
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Simbaben Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
np
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:iconbudcharles:
BudCharles Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
AAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Cool icon btw :3
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BudCharles Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
N'aaawww thanks x3 :iconkattling: made it :3
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ADB-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
It'll probably take another full year for him to work through that shyness. :lol:
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah X3
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
pika pika!
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:iconpichu90:
pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
chu :3
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landonbay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
now, all Sparks needs now are *tosses him a pack of pikachu diapers*
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pichu90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe
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