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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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Ani-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
This is insanely cool!!! Wonderful work on this! :+fav:
Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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.
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. ^^
ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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
ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I saw Sheepi's too, it's really nice. :)
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
ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I think yours would win. Longer reach ftw! :D
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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