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ER: Apparition by Turtle-Arts ER: Apparition by Turtle-Arts
A little dual portrait of Mouse and Cyrus. Though I couldn't decide which of the color variations I liked best, so I just put all three up. :3 Well, the one on the right is my favorite, but I liked the other two too.

But yeah, hopefully this will give you guys a little bit of an idea of why Mouse is so crazy. A lot of blame for that actually goes to Cyrus. I designed Cyrus around the original dex, which basically said that someone who spends too much time around members of the ghastly evo line ends up having their soul stolen. Also that getting touched by one causes excessive fear/paranoia until that person meets an untimely death. It also says that being touched by one causes permanent shaking or trembling. Which that's actually why Mouse picks up smoking after a while- to try and counteract the shakes he gets from Cyrus. Also, you guys always comment about how tired Mouse looks all the time- which that's also Cyrus's fault mostly. Mouse doesn't sleep much anyways, but when he does, it's awfully hard to get a decent rest when you have a gengar who loves using dream eater and nightmare. Both of which just serve to screw Mouse up even more. :/

So really, if it wasn't for Cyrus, Mouse probably would have turned out alright-ish. Granted, he would still have come out a fair bit meaner and more paranoid than when he first joined. But he probably would have just gone home with PTSD and been fine really. But since he has Cyrus, Mouse ended up as a psychotic killer. :shrug:

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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great becoming!
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bomberboy190 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome i like the last one to the right the most!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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bomberboy190 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no prob!
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Sleepyheadphone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, that one really gets under my skin :fear: It's very impressive!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I really liked doing this one. I had a guy that wanted to sculpt it, but he wanted me to pay him. And as much as I woul dhave loved to have seen it done in sculpt-form, it was way too much money. XD
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Sleepyheadphone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, that would have been awesome indeed. But if it was too much ... it was too much xD
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:iconthebrinkofsomething:
TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really, reaally BA. I think the one on the right is my favorite too c:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I like that one a lot. :3
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TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can see why~ C:
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Aquaria-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
ohgawd, I would have loved this even without the drawing you made..!!! Just..It sounds so well thought at and so interesting...I need to stalk your gallery to find out more ene
That aside, I would have loved the drawing without the discription too..But together..*v*
I thiink I like the far left one best XDDD but yes, they all look incredible ouo
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you're enjoying them both separately as well as together. XD
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:iconaquaria-moon:
Aquaria-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist
yeaaah I'm an idiot xDDD but yay!
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, poor Mouse :< But I guess that's just another reason for me to love about him! :iconimhappyplz:

But anyways. GAAAAAAAAAAH, I CAN'T PICK!!!! ALL THREE ARE AWESOOOOOME!!!!!!! *O*
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, yeah it's funny. Everyone seems to like Mouse more the crazier he gets. XD
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, psychos just have a special place in our hearts! :heart: :D
:XD:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, it's true. XD
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Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
So it's Cyrus's fault.

...

*deadpans into a cell phone* Get me my Absol.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, about 89% Cyrus's fault. XD Part of it is actually Mouse, but if it was just him, he wouldn't have turned out as a psycho.
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Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I usually have a ghastly on my team, now that I think about it...

Oh crap. XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I usually have a haunter, so if that's the case we're both in trouble. XD
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:iconfox-frost:
Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
WHO YA GONNA CALL?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
....... Danny Phantom. XD
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:iconfox-frost:
Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Naturally.

"He's gonna CATCH'EM ALL, 'cause he's Danny Phantom!"
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly. XD
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
These colour studies are gorgeous! Cyrus really draws your attention in the third one especially. o:

I really like the way you've developed Mouse's story using bits of the Pokedex entries. ;u; That's a really neat little detail, I think!
And the way you explained why Mouse is the way he is and everything is so well thought out, I'm just fascinated with this character and his development. It also helps that your versions of these Pokemon are super super interesting, I'm over-used to their usual, cutesy portrayals. :b
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And yeah, it's been a lot of fun developing Mouse's character, especially using the older dex entries for the Gastly line as inspiration. :nod: And yeah, I get bored of cutesy pokemon, so I make mine more intimidating. :I
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
You're welcome! C;

Haha, and that's the most important part I think, enjoying what you do. ;u;
I'm curious though, did you read the Pokedex entry first, or did you pick gastly and then find out it had an interesting Pokedex entry afterwards? o:

Cutesy Pokemon certainly don't leave a lot to the imagination. xD;
Intimidating ones make much more sense in battle to me. |D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Let me think... I picked Gastly first with the intention of making him more creepy anyways. Then I read his dex and decided to integrate it into the story more. Granted, I was already planning on making Mouse crazy, but the gastly dex series provided a good reason behind it :nod:
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SpacePrinceGOD Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tht is just so bloody brilliant!! I love it. my god I wish I could draw lik u!!!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! ^^
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SpacePrinceGOD Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Clockrobber Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is a gorgeous! Gives me chills!
Poor guy. D:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! ^^
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Henmiester Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Oh god poor Mouse... I love the Gastly evo line, but I guess this would be what they're like if they were more realistic.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I figure the Gastly line would go right up there in the list of "pokemon that would probably suck to be around if they were real." :I
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Henmiester Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
yeah :/ I guess it could be quite a long list too
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OkiRose Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE THESE!!!

your texture work is stunning, and I love how seamlessly the two charas are melded together! Gaaaah if pokemon was illustrated in your style I would be a much bigger fan of the series! XD amazing!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
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Elgieplz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor bby ;n;
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:I yup
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Elgieplz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs him* Q3Q
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
:O These look AMAZING!! :worship:
Ah... Yeah, that would mess you up REAL bad... :fear:
As far as colors go, I kinda like it like this, all three together. To me it looks like he's sorta transforming. The left is more Mouse, the middle is both, then the one on the right is all Cyrus. Alone, I think the middle is my least favorite because they do play so well together, there's less hierarchy there, but it fits the transition feel that I'm getting. :nod:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^ ANd yeah, I ended up sticking with all three because I liked how they work together. And it's fun hearing people's interpretations of the three pics together. :3
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
:D Welcome!
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
hbtjewa the thiiird onne :heart: I had a dream about pokemon where that happened Owo;
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I like that one. :3 And that must've been a creepy dream. :I
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
XDD It was kinda awesome actualy owo The pokemon used his trainer as like. a power Amp.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is kind of cool. :3 Similar to Mouse and Cyrus, though Cyrus uses Mouse more as a tool rather than an amp. XD
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
XDD poor, crazy mouse.
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