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Pokemon Zodiac by ditto9 Pokemon Zodiac by ditto9
Links of interest:

My shop where you can buy this print as big as 24" wide!

Also on Tabby's tumblr with a stupid amount of notes

As seen in Pokémon Official Magazine too! ♥

Now with a Zelda version too!
The Legend of Zelda: Zodiac by ditto9

Two of my favourite games, Pokémon and Okami, were the inspiration for this piece, Okami's art style is my favourite style ever and I felt like making a Zodiac based on the Chinese Calendar.
I was going to do them all red and white at first!

What year are you? :) I'm a snake!

Rattata - Rat 鼠
Tauros - Ox 牛
Arcanine - Tiger 虎
Buneary - Rabbit 兔
Dragonair - Dragon 龍
Dunsparce - Snake 蛇
Ponyta - Horse 馬
Mareep - Sheep/Ram/Goat 羊
Aipom - Monkey 猴
Torchic - Rooster 雞
Houndour - Dog 狗
Tepig - Pig 豬
Meowth - Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) 招き猫

Regarding Arcanine:

I knew I might be criticised for using Arcanine for the Tiger. He is a canid but his design and background (he is a Chinese legend) fit the zodiac far too easily. I refused to include legendaries and I didn't want overly complicated designs - so no Raikou (besides, Raikou looks less like a tiger than Arcanine. Those three just look like fantasy dogs/lion things to me). These are my reasons.


Regarding Dunsparce:
THERE IS NOW A COMIC EXPLAINING DUNSPARCE

I started with Seviper for the snake but then I didnt really like the way the colours sat. I avoided Pokemon with angular designs overall. I wanted to have something very different too and I felt some of the designs were already very obvious. When I did a Google search for Snake Pokemon I found that Dunsparce is called a Land Snake. Being that this was my own animal and how much I adore Dunsparce and its colours I instantly chose him. I feel he breaks up the obviousness that irritated me about Ekans and Seviper. I may drawn Ekans in the same style but I wont edit this piece. Thank you for the questions! I didnt expect so much exposure!!

Also Dunsparce is based on two legendary snake-like creatures. The Tsuchinoko or the Feathered Serpent, both are snakes :)
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:iconzerowolf13666:
zerowolf13666 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Damn that's a fluffy Mareep!
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:icongamstobic:
Gamstobic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an Arcanine! Arcanine la 
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:iconnightmarewolf123:
NightmareWolf123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. I'm Mareep. D# 
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:iconadvancearcy:
AdvanceArcy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it so much! Especially since I'm a Tiger and my favorite Pokémon is Arcanine!
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:iconxxladysheikxx:
XxLadySheikxX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragonair~
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:iconbloodyeye:
BloodyEye Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
very cute.
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:iconrussiacat:
Russiacat Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Houndour! Oh yeah!
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:iconthetachu:
TheTachu Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ponyta ~ :iconaltairwhutplz:
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:icon0rang3app3al:
0rang3App3aL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Horse.
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:iconmarfty:
Marfty Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mareep <3
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