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NOCT Round 10: NIKKY VS FANGBAR by NikkyDash NOCT Round 10: NIKKY VS FANGBAR by NikkyDash
I finally am done. :dummy: <bitching and moaning> Fuck this tournament. No more deadlines or competing against people way better than me and getting lied to that I have a chance against them. I am never doing something like this again, it's way too time consuming. :'D

Though I've obviously improved by miles by this tournament and I'm forever grateful for that. Even while making this Round, I noticed that I had become a much better artist than I was even a few months ago. I've learned a lot of new ways to show battles, poses, color usage, kinda learned how to make backgrounds not suck, battle effects, and creativity. This tournament definitely brought my art skills up by levels and I'm really happy to say that I'm a much better artist than I was previously. Though all of my opponents improved just as much, so I won't venture to say that I could beat any of them now. Because I know I still can't.

Another great thing from this tournament was all of the really super cool friends I made and I love every single one of you guys. <3 You're the coolest people ever and I'm glad I got an opportunity to be in a tournament with you amazing fantastical people. :meow:

The tournament also brought me out and helped me get a shitload of watchers too, and I love all of my watchers too. You guys are all supportive and super great and even if you don't read my NOCT stuff or care about the tournament, you still stick around and I love you all the same for it. Don't worry, we just have the epilogue to get over with and hopefully all my energy will be devoted to Nuzlockes and PPM for awhile. </bitching and moaning>

Onto the actual battle, this was a lot of fun to sketch up, actually. I decided to focus on Roosevelt because he makes a great subject and all of the panels actually have a good quality to them, unlike my other works which usually have a panel that falls flat. I really love fire now. It's kinda tedious to make, but it's also really rewarding in the end. I even used the newly found Liquify tool on the X-Scissor a little bit, because Sam just showed me it and I fell in love with it really quickly.

The You Tried Star is supposed to be Wish. My boyfriend said I should put -5000 EXP there, because that's how much it costs to cast Wish in Dungeons and Dragons, but I'm pretty aware that the voters don't know much about DnD so I made it that iconic tumblr star instead. Plus I was getting tired of 4 layer + Gaussian Blur 3.0 bottom layer + Gaussian Blue 14.0 second bottom layer = make things glow. So there's that.

Crunch is a pussy ass move, according to the anime. I wish it was cooler and more dark looking like it's type implies. It made my favorite panel look kinda lack luster then. The purple glow is Swords Dance, the reddish white punch is Bullet Punch, aaaaaand I don't think I need to explain the rest but if you need an explanation, just ask and I'll answer.

Vote on the 14th of December. Yes, this is early. No, I don't care. I stopped caring after Round 6. :'D

YES I SEE THE SWASTIKA. IT IS THERE. IT EXISTS. LET'S NOT MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT, OKAY?

Zane the Xatu and Ripley the Scizor belong to :iconbassblood:
Roosevelt the Arcanine and Simon the Cofagrigus belong to :iconnikkydash:
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xXPsychicRainbowsXx Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What was this tournament about? .3.
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NikkyDash Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing. We had to make up the whole plot of it.

Basically we were matched up against other competitors and depending if you're a writer or an artist, you make a round with the Pokemon chosen against them. There's lots of rules, and it was entirely stupid. I want it to end so I can put up the epilogue and be done with it. :'D
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xXPsychicRainbowsXx Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok XD

I was just lost by all of it XD
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NikkyDash Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it's confusing and I hate everything about it. :'D
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yeah tournaments and stuff are great to get you to improve, you have no choice but to do that ^^
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NikkyDash Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's true! And I'm happy that I've improved so much, but I could've had so much more of my Nuzlocke comic actually done. xD
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Guardant Nov 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Dude this looks is soooo goood (bonus points for that "you tried" panel)
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NikkyDash Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :3 (Yes, the "you tried" panel was nice, wasn't it? xD)
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Krisantyne Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderful, staring at it makes me happy. ;w;
All the poses and angles, daaaaammmnn. I keep looking at the panel with Zane upside down, so that probably means the composition is really eye-catching. :'D And the beautiful fire. And the glowy teeth. And even a laugh between all the epicness with that Wish. xD
The lighting atmosphere shouldn't be overlooked either. Because everything other than standard daylight makes a scene cooler.

How do I say that I'm proud of you without sounding patronizing? Tongue Hug
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NikkyDash Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Staring at you makes me happy. o.o
Creepy joke aside...Thank yoooooooouuuuuuuuuu. The poses and perspective somehow clicked this time. Nothing looks too horribad this time. :'D And I think you're right about the composition, cause it has the tidbits of glowy fire to not completely blind you, the beautiful sky, the cute substitute, and badass Pokemon. What more could you want in a panel? xD

The fire is beautiful because I made it with my soul. And the glowy teeth were fun but I'm still mad about that cop-out for a Crunch move, goddamn animus being lazy. :shakefist:

The Wish thing was called me giving up on my life halfway through. :3

That was a pretty good way to do it. But I cannot give you a sufficient icon to counter that one, because that one is perfect and endlessly entertaining so I'll just hug you and snuggle you and cling to you forever because I'm super happy that you're proud of me. :iconsupertighthugplz:
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