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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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:icondragon-art14:
Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
I'm a Tepig :3
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:iconanimefanforever239:
AnimeFanForever239 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOOOOOOO CUTE, (yay my zodiac is ponyta!)
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:icontmystery:
TMystery Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This is a very interesting idea, and I think the Chinese visual style makes it beautiful!
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconragerdtiger:
RagerDTiger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Not gonna lie, but you should sooooooooo make a t-shirt out of it! :D
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha do you know I was thinking that last week!!!
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:iconragerdtiger:
RagerDTiger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I hadn't a clue! You should try Redbubble, you can post your work on there if you see if it can be a cool shirt! :D
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:icondudu2001:
dudu2001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
cute
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:iconbigbossisawsome:
bigbossisawsome Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
How do I read this?
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Uh, with your eyes? :)
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