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Field repairs by tbolt
Field repairs
Punctures are a reality for all combat mons. Dealing with them quickly is the difference between victory and defeat. The patches are adhesive and can be applied on the fly to stop immediate air loss. Over time the mon will heal and the patch will fall off. Filly's kit is a little more than other mons though. With the Roost feature she can fire up a small air pump to replace lost air. This does require her to stop for a few moments to wind it up. Hopefully she can do this far enough away from opponents that she won't sustain any additional damage.

Overall, I am really having a lot of fun with this MyPaint program! I'm getting more accoustmed to how to manipulate the tools / brushes. I'm really loving shading now, and I think I can start making fur patterns too! =^^=

Backgrounds are still basic, but I also like the texture of the chalk tool at different pressures and sizes
Down for the Count by tbolt
Down for the Count
Poor Bumper, he tries his best, but one solid hit from the big bosses usually sends him back to the reserves.

Bumper:  *Whine*

Don't worry, little guy, you did your best and that's all we can ask of you.  Besides, getting clobbered by Lugia is not dishonorable, and you plowed through those Octillery like they were nothing!  We know you'll be up and ready for the next round!
Bumper by tbolt
I'm really not thrilled with the lineart here, but once I got my shading in, I'm really happy with how this turned out! =^^=

Meet Bumper, my Epic Riolu!  (I was so thrilled when I caught him, Riolu is one of my favorite pokemons! =^^= )

Game specs:

Power: 1900

Special Trait: Epic  (Speedy+, Snappy, Gutsy+, Lucky+, Boomer, Greedy+)

Moveset:  Drain Punch:  Bumper is so small, this is an advantage and a disadvantage.  His frame simply cannot hold that much air, so he is able to strike an opponent on the valve with his paw and suck some of their air into his own body.

Thunder Punch:  Through the miracle of static electricity, Bumper can deliver quite the electric punch!

Bumper was my main mon until Filly joined the team.  He still sees action when Filly faces type disadvantage, or extra durable boss minions.  Sadly, although he packs a great pair of punches, he really cannot take hits very well.  Drain Punch serves him well in the horde battles, but against the main bosses, he's been flattened in one or two hits before he can reinflate himself.
Hit Hard by tbolt
Hit Hard
Sometimes we learn things the hard way...

Anyone that has tried to catch Chesnaught will appreciate this.  In his "recovery" phase, he has spiky shield activated, so the more you hit him, the more damage your mon takes!

Sorry Filly, I guess charging broadside into the thing covered with spikes was not the greatest idea! =^^;

Don't worry, we carry a large supply of patches in the balloon for situations like this!
Here's the Windup! by tbolt
Here's the Windup!
Filly:  Chirr, chir-chirrrrr!  (Stay right there!)

Filly winds up to deliver her favorite attack!  This may leave a mark! =^^=

Learning MyPaint tools a little more.  I'm really happy with how this came out, and reasonably fast too! =^^=
Apologies this is a vent...

I got a call from my uncle this morning.  He's sick and needs a large sum of money up front to go to the hospital.  Uncle, why did you leave the US!?!?  The US is all about free health care and hospitalization.  We have the resources here to help you, excellent facilities.  This is not available to a foreigner 3000 miles away!  I feel terrible because what you need is far beyond my ability to send.  how do I even know that it even reaches you?  You were kind and generous to our family, now I feel like a wretch in that I cannot help you in your hour of need...  COME HOME FOR PITY'S SAKE!
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Poke BGM
  • Reading: Esther
  • Watching: WoT
  • Playing: Pokemon
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Tea


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Ssgt. Rothman Alistair Smerlsban
Artist | Hobbyist | Other
United States
Current Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa
Favourite genre of music: Variety
Operating System: XP
Shell of choice: .44 Magnum =^^=
Wallpaper of choice: Personal Photo
Skin of choice: That which I was born with!
Favourite cartoon character: Darkwing Duck

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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man, how are you doing these days?
tbolt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Back to work now, 10 hour days kicking my tail, but that means four day week! =^^=

The only bad part is my wrist exploded.  This is the worst pain I've ever felt in my life.  Heh, will have an x-ray up soon!
Letrune Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
How things go, dear friend?
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, super stressful.  Without going into details the phone is Chinese water torture...
Letrune Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
:( Could I help?
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the concern, the issue seems to have gone away for now.  But it is something that could crop up again at any time, so it seems... ^^;
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Rennon-the-Shaved Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Happy birthday, Tbolt!
Letrune Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Happy birthday, dear friend! Hope things go all right.
Snowfyre Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday old friend :D
MCMXC2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
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