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Pikachu(finished) by The-pink-Vodka Pikachu(finished) by The-pink-Vodka
Finished and posted >U<
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In some ways, this is a very typical picture of Pikachu done in a super-cute, softened style. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in excellent technique and superb posing.

Pikachu's pose is clear and reasonable. Though the proportions of Pikachu don't quite match the most recent few generation's official models, it is still within the range of what canon has established, with shorter legs and a fatter body like the Generation 1 pikachu, but a long body like the anime and more recent games.

A certain degree of neoteny has been added to the design to enhance the sense of cuteness. Large eyes, small cheeks, small, rounded paws, and a shortened, widened tail all make Pikachu seem younger and cuter. The slight mess of hair on its forehead also add to this effect. If I may there is one minor technical problem here: Pikachu's right paw (viewer's left). It seems to round off in a way that defies the bone structure implied by the other arm. The upper/outer edge should be just a little straighter.

While we're on the topic of technical things, I really liked the choice to soften and make more orange Pikachu's cheeks. The color used in canon is a bit harsh, and this adds to the cute, innocent, "AWW" effect.

What really makes this piece stand out is the very subtle and superb shading. I did not realize it was shaded at first, but slight shadows have been applied on the "undersides" of Pikachu's body, including a very well-done nose shadow. The highlights are also especially well-done. The weakest point in the shading is the ears, which appear to have been lightened more than the forehead and tail-tip have. Still, it's good shading, just not as good. Certainly better than anything I could do.

The pose suggests a pikachu who trusts you so much it'll show you its tummy, like you're its loving trainer. You can almost put yourself in Ash's shoes. The neoteny wants you to take care of it. In that respect, it's a masterpiece.

The heart adds to this effect, but it's also a bit of a cliche. The pose of a cute pikachu rolling around, being all cute, is also fairly trite, but a certain degree of cliche is inevitable for a character who's practically 20 years old. You don't need to be original when you're this cute.
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Nimfu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
More art stolen from mochi.

www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…

Reported.
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Davisho Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014
Sad that more than one people stole it and post it as their painting :/
Wonderful picture tho!
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Hi110 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I think I got you more watchers :)
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SaberKat18 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can I use this as a tattoo??
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GoldenMew Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
someone stole it [link]
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KatNikki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
Hey, I just thought you'd like to know that someone had reposted this as their own and I'm pretty sure they're claiming it as their own work:
[link]
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
you should tell the original artist: [link]
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ks227 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Photographer
cute!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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Ember-Flame007 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWWWW!!!!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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shessyluvsrin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh I love this!!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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:iconsceret:
Sceret Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kawaii!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NanaFay Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Another cute drawing of Pikachu <3
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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djred9999 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THA IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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jennybun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
omg so adorbs!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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Natto1995 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Of all pikachu pic's i've seen this has the most comments saying "Cute"...
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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The-pink-Vodka Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really:?didn't saw that
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Lilyshade13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Aww, so cute~! ^_^
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
So cute!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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SugarAnimeKitty99 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG! So cute~!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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MoHarri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
awww how cute X3
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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animeShii-chan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
So cute!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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animeShii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
What...? Did they steal it or something?
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
yes, the vodka did "steal" (infringe mochi's copyright).
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animeShii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh bother.... Has she been reported?
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
i notified mochi. it's up to them to file a report.
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animeShii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I see. We'll have to wait then. Ichigo doesn't have a lot of stuff up anyways.
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BlackLegoonDemon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww so cute
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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UltimateSakura1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute!!!
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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Ilovezorua Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Too cute! :aww:
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Grumpythesheep Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
best pikachu ever o-o
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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TE-Lightning Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cute. Like the shading ^^
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hans-sachs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
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The-pink-Vodka Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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TE-Lightning Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :3
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Litecchi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kawaii !
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