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The Spoils of War by Blue-Uncia The Spoils of War by Blue-Uncia
November 6th, 2008
Photoshop and drawingtablet

So I decided to enter :icondbjet:'s Bones contest after all. I wasn't sure about it at first, but... meh... What the heck... ;)
The assignment was to design some bone-based armor and/or weapons for the Pokémon Marowak. So this, rather tribal-looking Marowak has a weapon more suited for hacking and slashing, rather than wacking. The traditional bone club has been completely wrapped with leather straps for support. The blades of one very unfortunate Scyther have been strapped along the length of the club. There are also some Espeon gems attached on either side of the weapon. They are used to create psychic barriers, such as Light Screen or Reflect, with which this Marowak can defend itself. The gems also create pretty pink light tracks in the air, when Marowak swings his weapon.
Additionally, he has a shoulder guard made of the menacing top half of a Houndoom's skull. He's right-handed, so that's why the shoulder guard has to be on the left shoulder (shoulder guards tend to limit the freedom of movement to some degree, so sometimes it's better not to have one on your dominant side).

This particular Marowak is rather like one of those honor-bound samurai. He doesn't fight using dirty tricks; he just fights using all of his might, straight-up, one-on-one or one-against-many.

Oh, and I used the following tutorial to create the abstract background: [link]
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:iconani-monster:
Ani-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
This is insanely cool!!! Wonderful work on this! :+fav:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Ayyu-Arku Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
And he was such a quiet little Cubone...

Your design is incredible. I also like your background - gives a sense of chaos he's part of.
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alas, child care gone wrong! Well, he IS an orphan, after all... XD

Thanks! I'm glad you like it. ^^
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ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scythe=winz
Double bladed scythe=moar winz
Magical double bladed scythe=All Your Base Are Belong To Marowak!
Awesome tribal markings and armor design too, this is cool on so many levels. :D
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Marowak owns you! We should actually rename him Marohack! :)

Thanks! Sheepi's entry is pretty cool too though, so we'll have to wait and see who wins in this contest. XD
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ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I saw Sheepi's too, it's really nice. :)
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He said he was tempted to draw both our Marowaks having a slugfest... XD

But I doubt he'll actually get around to it. :P
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ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I think yours would win. Longer reach ftw! :D
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, but Sheepi's is using poison. Ground types are quite resistant against poison, sure, but still. One hit and mine might get infected... :P
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ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, didn't see the bit about poison. Yeah, that might be a problem. :D
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could be, if he gets in a hit anyway. ;)
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Luluissane Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
This is just amazing!!!
Marrowak looks so cool.
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks!
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Luluissane Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
You're welcome!
we havn't talked in a while...
but seriously, He does look so cool with a tribal guise
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true. And thanks. I think tribal is pretty much the only right look for Marowak anyway, considering he's got that caveman-thing going on already. :D
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Luluissane Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
That's true. I wonder why they didn't put that in the series....
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't really tweak the designs of Pokémon in the series. Some Pokémon only have very few appearances in the anime, so I guess the makers want to keep them as basic and recognizable as possible.

But if you look at a Pokémon like Pikachu, some of the non-protagonist ones were tweaked a little bit. There was that old, blind surfer Pikachu from season one. And Richy had one with some extra hair on his head. That's about all I can think of, though. :P
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Luluissane Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
That is true....
I don't ever get to watch it anymore... T.T
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think you're missing out on much. I don't watch it anymore either, but I think they're mostly just re-using the old concepts from previous episodes.

In a way I miss season 1, which at least still was funny. Season 1's jokes and storyline + today's graphics would be much better... But I guess that's just wishful thinking. ;)
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You and xsheepi are kindered spirits :D A Marowak with a magic scythe... wow, that would be a tough match. Poor Scyther and Houndoom though! :P
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't forget the poor Espeons (plural). Those are their gems, right there! :P
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For such an honorable fellow, this Marowak sure is vicious... :fear:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, honorable yes... But gentle, not really. Lol.
The two don't always go hand in hand. ;)
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true :)
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Besides, he takes their bodyparts after he's killed them... :P
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DBjet Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
:excited: awesome!!!

i am so glad you actually got to do this. (so cool)

i am going to have a hell of a time choosing between you anf sheepi. :faint:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh. Glad you like it. Yeah, I was a little bored so I figured I might as well give it a shot.

And good luck judging. I think you'll probably need it... XD Sheepi's entry is awesome. :)
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DBjet Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
hmmm. witch to choose? ....... :faint:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, wait and see. Maybe there will be more entrants before the 30th. :P
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DBjet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
:D maybe
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Paruser Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Now I want to make some Marowaks in Spore and play Tribal Stage...
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. GO FOR IT! :D
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
oooohhh man is this cool or WHAT?!
a scythe,, no no.... not just a scythe, a double edged magical scythe!!... :faint:

I absolutely love the tribal markings, and how they continue and repeat over the body; and the Houndoom skull! that looks so incredibly menacing, and it's even got the paint on it as well! ooo Marowak looks wicked cool in your buffed up style, hahaha I love the whole theme you have going here :D

oh man this guy gives my "just pummel it until it stops breathing" Marowak some seeeerious competition!!
I think this calls for a showdown!!
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. Since Scyther is my favourite Pokémon of all time, I just couldn't help myself. I HAD to draw a weapon based on Scyther, even though one Scyther did pay the ultimate price for it (it's the only regret I have, lol). :)

The whole tribal thing... Lol. I think I kind of ripped that idea off your entry. I hadn't seen yours for a while when I started working on my Marowak, so I didn't quite remember what it looked like, but I knew it resembled some kind of tribal shaman (in my opinion anyway). Yesterday, after finishing my entry, I checked out yours again and saw you also have a shoulderguard thingie. Now I hope our designs don't seem TOO similar. Lol.
I deliberately gave mine a different personality, though. More noble *smirk*, so he doesn't use poison to win. XD

By the way, wasn't your Marowak buffed up too? And we both also tweaked their anatomy to have fingers and toes. Lol.

Yeah, I think it actually does call for a showdown.

Mr. Pummel-it VS. Mr. Slice-'n-Dice!
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
awwww poor, poor mr. Scyther, your death will not be in vain :salute:!!

haha I don't think mines all that tribal, I think if you dress something up in bones and add a splash of colour it'll start to resemble some sort of shaman type figure, I'm totally jealous of the body paint though! Your shoulder guard is so much cooler then mine as well; actually when I first saw the preview of this I thought it was some sort of two headed monster!
haha that's cool, the "hack/slash-and-generally-do-anything-no-matter-how-cheap-it-is" tactic is something of a trend when you look at my OC characters, I love them all :hug:

oo and now that I look at it, I guess I did buff him up a wee bit! I didn't think too much about that when drawing him up, he really leans himself to the anatomical tweaks.

hahaha if I didn't have all these damn comics to draw I'd so be drawing an epic, epic fight right now! :shakefist:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so that's a trend in all of your characters, huh? Yeah, I can also detect some general personality traits in mine too. I need to learn how to diversify them! XD

A fight scene, huh? Well, maybe when you're done with your other projects. ;)

Oh, and I actually have an off-topic question too. All those emoticons you use. Just HOW exactly do you use them? I've tried dragging, clicking, everything. I just don't know (and I'm too lazy to look it up in DA's FAQ). XD
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
haha I never really thought about it when I was making them, but all my characters seem to have psychopathic tenancies, where does it come from I wonder :blush:?


XP by that do you mean the the emotes like :shakefist:, :hug: or :brushteeth:?

underneath the "Mood" box there's a hotlink to a popup window which has all the emotes in a big list ([link])

you just copy+paste the text on the lefthand column into here. Most of them are words enclosed in the colon:
":example:" <--
So things like that shakefist one is just simply ": shakefist :" without the spaces! Likewise:
": hug :" = :hug: and
": brushteeth :" = :brushteeth:

:XD: hopefully that's what you meant ^^;
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... I could've sworn I also tried that... Let's see.

:shakefist:

Well I'll be... :P
Ok, well... I guess it works now. Thanks! :D
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xSheepi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
:D SUCCESS!!! now you can be like me and rain all over people with nothing but emotes :D
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSSSS!! Beware of my new found powers of... emoting and stuff! :D

:hug: :Optimism:
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DBjet Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
lol.
you two :giggle:

the buffing up it just fine. it allows the pokemon to mach the quality oof your weapons.

and i know your both very busy, but just so you know. you can enter more than one weapon idea. :XD:

i know there isn't enough time. i am just messin.

both of you have awesome ideas.................. i am going to have to get some extra opinions :hmm:

hmmm....... epic marowak battle!!!!!! contest starts......... as soon as you two are bored. roflmao
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Tyt0Alba Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
DANG!

That's crazy awesome! :0
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. Thanks. :)
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G-Man777 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Totally awesome! :jawdrop:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Thanks! :)
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babygomamon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
I really like the abstract background. The Tribal markings are really cool. Again, good luck in the contest! :3 Your entries are always so great and energetic!
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm quite pleased with it too, especially since it was rather easy to make. :D

And thanks! I hope this entry do well too, but it's gonna be tough, since xsheepi is my opponent. XD
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babygomamon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Oh, that is going to be tough. ;3
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. But it should be good and entertaining. I like a challenge. :)
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