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Zygarde by Twarda8 Zygarde by Twarda8
Just a "warm up after 2-months long art block" painting. Watch the process here:…
First sketch:…
I dunno why people dislike this pokemon. I like it. As I mentioned here and there - some sort of legendary version of Dunsparce, lololol.
Also, as I'm already talking about it - did you notice how 6th generation legendaries have the colors of 1st generation games?
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ArtisticTimes Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Basically Zygarde when people say they hate it:Joon: Bitch Please Im Fabulous XD 
XGluon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I think Zygarde is pretty cool.  The "glowing hexagons" aspect of its design really appeals to me.
Plus, its Pokedex entry leads me to believe that it's basically a physical manifestation of the Earth's consciousness.  Which is pretty awesome if you ask me.
LegendaryEon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Artist
I like the way Zygarde looks in this picture... I have to admit, it does look kinda cute.
MegaRezfan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's design according to some people (fakemon artists, trust me they know what they're talking about) is boring, and according to Competitive players is way weaker than Xern or Yvel and although it has some really good moves cannot keep up, but honestly it definitely is just like Kyurem, it's gonna get a Mega or something and it's power and design are going to shoot through the roof! .3.
XOXOjayden Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I also like Zygarde, I think he's cute.
My mom thinks he resembles a snake with a frill.
Jareksobinski Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Zygarde mi się spodobał. Był chyba jedynym Pokemonem, którego fani przewidzieli. Xerneas jako Pokemon życia, Yveltal jako Pokemon śmierci i Zygarde jako Pokemon Równowagi. Wzięte żywcem z mitologii wikingów.
Kiedy stanąłem do wali z Xerneasem byłem rozczarowany. Wystarczył jeden Sludge Ball mojego Dragalge'a żeby pozbawić go prawie całego życia i zatruć. Co więcej złapałem go w pierwszy Ultraball.
Zygarde zajął mi trochę dłużej, bo MasterBalla wykorzystałem na Mewtwo.
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Main story legends mają niski catch rate.
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! so awesome
moonshadow909 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Reina-Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say they have colors of Legendary Pokemon from Hoenn :)
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mascot of Pokemon Z?
Mossinescence Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks really awesome...
Love the speedpaint too owo
SpoderPhoton Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Zygarde represents the serpent who's tail reaches all around the world.
SpoderPhoton Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, Zygarde hails from Norse Mythology as the God of Land, Yveltal; God of Destruction, and Xerneas; God of Life.
callmedale Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

TheYonderlander Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Loving the glassy effect of the eyes here.
KHSoraCentral1997 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His eyes fascinate me!
otaku4242 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BLTspirit Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this style, Zygarde reminds me of something off Halo.
GreenZubat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
To be fair, so did 2nd & 3rd gen. But yeah, Zygarde's pretty badass, don't get how anyone could hate on it :s
destinytheferret Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
The detail is amazing in this picture's entirety. Just absolutely breath-taking. I especially admire the background and the slight fog.
icycatelf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how I'm not the only one who sees a connection between Dunsparce and Zygarde. Beautiful artwork!
ReimaHowaido Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Oh, such briliant art as always~ The 'eyes' look relly cool and they look 3 dimensional x3
I'm just around the corner of victory road in my nuzlocke, so I'll soon be able to face this guy
Zygarde wil definitely be getting some big role in the next game that they make :3
Werbenjagermanjensen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I've been missing your fantastic work. Think they're going to make a Z version? I feel like they didn't go into Zygarde's story that much, which reminds me of what they did with Ruby and Sapphire with Rayquaza. 
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I think they'll go with the Z version. I have silent hopes that it will have better, more logic (even for pokemon I found Lysandre reasons nonsense), plot. Like XY was "hello" for newcomers and Z will be something better. 
And I hope for more post game options, more dungeons etc. That Looker story was nice, but not enough to get me satisifed. I would love to get some kind of contests/movie/musicals - I usually hate them but when you have beaten the game and you have nothing much to do anymore, it at least elongates the your play time.
MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
theres not even a last dungeon where stronger pokemon are, that dissapointed me
cassius335 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
"did you notice how 6th generation legendaries have the colors of 1st generation games?"

They're missing a yellow Kalos Legendary then :P
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't consider Yellow version equal to first 3 (well, even Japanese Blue is the "third" version), but good point.
S0lstice-S0ng Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Myself, I love Zygarde! And I love your painting style as well. The subtle touches of purple and orange are very nice. The RGB colors are not uncommon for Pokémon. They did it for gen 3's legendaries. Additionally, even more common is the red and blue combination. In that case, gen 4 (pink and blue) and 5 fit, too. Though Reshiram and Zekrom are white and black, their secondary colors are blue and red.


I'm a bit tired of Pokémon trying to pander to older generations instead of producing actual new content. I never liked generation 1 much (mainly because I wasn't there for it). I got on the boat at generation 2 and prefer its Pokémon far more.

Twarda8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is your icon a nautilus? It's pretty cute.

While Dialga and Palkia are interesting examples of usage common colors in Pokemon, I think Latis are better illustration of this pattern. I belive the reson of pink(red) and bue is the gender colors introduction (female player is red, male is blue, also ♀ is red etc), so that's why Latios is blue while Latias red. Some sort of relation can be seen in newest Mewtwo's mega evolution forms - Y Mega Mewtwo, despite having "Y" in name looks more feminish and gets red eyes, while Mega Mewtwo Y has blue eyes. Of course both colors come from purple (and this may be the reason why recently leaked Mega Latis are purple/violet as well).
As for blue and red in Zekrom and Reshiram - I don't think it's a strong trait.
But there were few times where RGY were used - japanese first generation, and as you said - weather trio. Intentionall or now - it's definitelly interesting.

Pokemon series should evolve, for now it's the same game over and over again. I'm very disapointed with the story in the XY. After BW, I was hoping for something more... sophisticated than - let's beat all Gym Leaders, get rid of random nonsesne evil team, and become champion (oh, and we may fill the pokedex again, why not?) - story that I know since Kanto generation (actually my first generation was 2nd generation). XY is very good for newcomers and maybe old fans that just have returned to pokemon, but it failed to impress me with it's plot, and some ideas.

Oh, I bet you will not be happy reading this:…
S0lstice-S0ng Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Yup! I just love these things :D

Yes, the Game Freak People themselves mentioned that masculinity and femininity were big themes. In general, this disparity is a major motif in Eastern games, too. The duality of elements in the natural world goes all the way back to Daoism and Lao Tsi.


I agree, Pokémon really needs to change its focus or put less emphasis on the time-and-tried but boring collectathon of gym badges. Honestly, it seems silly to me, at times. Oh, I just saved the world from assured destruction and captured a legendary Pokémon. What? I need ANOTHER gym badge before I can fight the Pokémon league? xD You'd think a life-changing event like that would shift the focus away from petty sporting competitions like the Pokémon League anyway, hehe.

BlackMew13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i tried to catch it today but after failing 3 times i got lazy ID
but i also really like zygarde ^-^ very beautiful colors and cool design =D the only thing that bugs me about it is how short it seems to be in game and on the official artwork :/
i think it would look even better if it was longer XD

and the colors of the legendaries could very well be a reference to gen 1 since the game is full of those!
the forest looks like verdinia forest, waking up a snorelox with a poke-flute, a route that goes from the first big town to the pokemon league, being able to catch one of the 3 legendary birds
and therer are many pictures in the luminose city museum that show places from diffrent regions
oh and therer are many part of older soundtracks in the game
i've heard the champions theme is a mix of all previous champions themes^^
Kyuubidragon91 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Yay, Zygarde. I love that thing X3
SanfroEldolph Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! I love the colors, and thanks for making videos!
Gallanty Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Pokémon is great, and so is your drawing. :)
19646 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really love the fact that it's so simple and yet so doominducing <3
LuminousKing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a useful observation of the game colors, I will definitely remember that.
Have you noticed anything else?
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Except some hints about new region, some hints about Hoenn region (Saphire and Ruby aniversary, Peeko in musem etc etc), and some nods for genwunners (Kanto starters, Mewtwo), I don't think there is anything more to say about.
LuminousKing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
Drrrakonis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
OO super, że go narysowałaś :D Uwielbiam jego wygląd, taka elektroniczna królowa obcych xD Jak można go nie lubić. Ja łapałabym !!

U ciebie bardzo podoba mi się jego oko (?)
NargaHunter218 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
when i found him i didnt know what he was until it played the special theme music. thats when i realized it was a legendary. this is simply amazing!
Magestic12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
This is amazing! Love it
DantesParadisio Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"Legendary version of dunsparce" just made me love zygarde even more.
NightmarishWaltz452 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It's a snake-like pokemon with a new type (for snake pokemon)
I was in love the second I saw it.
Now I have to redo my snake team to include this bad boy somehow (feels like cheating using a legendary)

Great picture. It looks like you're just about to encounter it deep in the mines.

IEHawesomesauce Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There are people that dislike this Pokémon? Where do these haters exist? lol Naw I'd much rather not know...
UltimateSassMaster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
All legendaries follow that similar pattern ;> It's either Red, Blue, Green or Red, Blue, Yellow haha. I like to think Giratina's golden things counted since they glowed in Platinum's start-up menu, and Kyurem's glow and eyes were yellow
legarsraide Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my knowledge on the 6th gen sucks a lot xD. i'll check this guy stats tomorrow. good job =D
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not the best stats, I must admitt it. The typing is another Garchomp. Also almost useless ability. 
I belive in the third version of the game it will get some 'boost', like mega evolution or form. Aside its look, there isn't much to say about it, in a matter of competetive battling.
legarsraide Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I looked at his stat, and i couldn't have said better. It seems, like Kyurem, he's the great "villain" ^^
Sega-Artist712 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Or he could be like Rayquaza.

He IS the ORDER Pokemon, remember? He's probably the leader of the Nordic trio (Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde).
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