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The Children :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 39 1 Jangmo-o :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 155 9 215-302-20 :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 44 1 Rook :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 77 2 Samus v Metroids :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 366 19 Warrior Ing :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 111 7 Colony Creatures Sketches :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 109 5 Be my friend... :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 112 3 Corrosive Lizard :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 223 9 teaser... :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 2 11 Dark Samus :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 204 9 METROID enemies... :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 42 5 METROIDS!!! :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 75 7
Mature content
Blood Spatter Carnage :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 103 7
Samus Aran (Zero-suit) :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 382 16 Frostbite Mosquito :iconrob-powell:rob-powell 127 3

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Her name is Samus Aran :icontommasorenieri:tommasorenieri 1,200 176
Commission for Not--Exactly--Legal :iconlilaira:LiLaiRa 1,682 55 Pinetail (Cornococus pelepineus) :iconmikecorriero:MIKECORRIERO 439 6 Things That Just Don't Work :iconadamhughes:AdamHughes 1,796 607 Snowbunny Padme and Yoda :iconadamhughes:AdamHughes 7,571 390 Ratchiosus - creature concept :iconmikecorriero:MIKECORRIERO 254 3 Alien Races: Rhunians :iconchristopherburdett:christopherburdett 144 17 random... :iconkeltainen:Keltainen 174 30 fishdragon vol.2... :iconkeltainen:Keltainen 335 29 Its in the stars :iconfdasuarez:fdasuarez 1,443 93 Legend of Cryptids :iconalexnegrea:alexnegrea 4,727 139 The Network :iconalbino-z:albino-Z 8,215 290 Bluffetter (Vaviaus percptus) :iconmikecorriero:MIKECORRIERO 251 7 Deep Sphere :iconmikecorriero:MIKECORRIERO 56 6


Seeing Pokemon like Jangmo-o makes me realize why I love Pokemon so much...Fantastic design, and great potential for whatever it will evolve into...

I have theory regarding this though...

I think Jangmo-o may potentially evolve into a Griffon...
Jangmo-o without a doubt has a very dinosaurian body's appearance to me actually somewhat resembles the Protoceratops...Like other Ceratopsians Protoceratops use their hard heads for attack and defense. And very much like Jangmo-o's description they always face their enemies to make the best of their adaptation. Some Ceratopsians have even evolved a ball and socket joint at the base of their neck which allows for much better maneuverability when fighting...

This is important because of the Protoceratops-Griffon Hypothesis...which is a proposal that suggests Protoceratops fossils found in gold mines during ancient times inspired the myth of the Griffon...As a result of this it was believed that the mythical Griffon were guardians of treasure...

What's more Jangmo-o does have what appears to be feathers or fur on it's head and chest which could potentially grow into a prideful mane, like we see in some lions and even eagles...

Additionally, Jangmo-o is described to be a rather valiant pokemon. Both the Lion and the Eagle are symbols of courage, thus making the Griffon also a symbol of courage and strength, often being used in various flags and emblems for various countries, organizations, and sports teams...

There are other theories regarding Jangmo-o's evolutions...such as the inspiration for it's name the Mo'o...Being the Hawaiian word for lizards and dragons...

If Jangmo-o would indeed evolve into a Griffon I know I would be happy as the Griffon is probably my second favourite mythical creature behind the dragon, and Pokemon is yet to have a Griffon...


Oh and Cutiefly's hitching a ride...I'm not a fan of Cutiefly's name, but if you look at both it and the Beefly that inspired it, it is more than a fitting name...there was a teaser of Cutiefly's evolution and as I suspected it is indeed going to evolve into a Hummingbird Moth...Very cool critters those...


Edit: Jangmo-o's evolutions have since been my griffin theory proved incorrect it seems the line is based on Komodo Dragons...that are also based on Somoan warriors...the fact that we are getting Komodo Dragons that do the Haka is pretty awesome...

Also Cutiefly's evolution was revealed...
This year is Pokemon's 20th Anniversary...for those who weren't aware....

And also for those who weren't aware, Sneasel and Sableye are two of my favourite Pokemon! Sneasel being my absolute favourite Pokemon!
So I did something quickly and this was the result...
During the holidays last year I enjoyed playing the game Xenoblade Chronicles X. The environments on Mira were really captivating and it had lots of cool creatures....

This is a sketch I did for my avatar in the game....decided to upload it rather than have it just sit in my folders doing nothing...


Robert Powell
Artist | Digital Art
My Name is Robert Powell. I am a South African born amateur concept artist that currently resides in Canada.

Please note, I am currently NOT open for commission work.

Creature of the Week

Hello deviant artists!
Creature of the Week is a recreational contest held over at that focuses solely on creature design. Every week we will look into a topic centering around designing creatures based on a given brief with a theme and requirements that the participating artist must abide by when designing their creature. At the end of each round, at the deadline,  the submitted entries will then be judged by the forum's moderator and taken to a poll for voting by the community to determine that round's winner.

Scroll past the rules below to see the current topic!


Creature of the Week Rules

1-Creature Definition
a-No Humanoids or Human-like creatures
b-No Plants
c-No Individuals or Characters
d-No Accessories or Clothing
e-No Blob-like Masses with no shape
f-No 1:1 Copies of existing animals
g-No Robots, Machines, or Vehicles

2-Technical Restrictions
a-Finished Artwork
b-No Sketches/WIPS/Rushed Art
c-Colour or B/W
d-Keep Reasonable Image Sizes
e-2D art Only
f-Traditional or Digital
g-Most of the creature must be visible

a-Stick to the Topic
b-Background is Optional
c-1 Entry only
d-Short Description of your Concept
e-No Old Artwork
f-If an entry breaks one or more of these rules it is possible that it won't be taken to the poll

-For more details and information on the rules and restrictions you can view the Rules thread over at, it goes over all of the rules, point by point in detail-


New Topic:

-Carnivorous Rivalry-

-Things never usually turn out well when two top predators come face to face. This week we're designing two alphas from the same environment.

-use a random number generator to select a set of characteristics
-results can be altered if needed but available characteristics must be present

Deadline: -August 14th-

To participate in this topic you must first make sure you are a member of, which is free to join, and your final entry MUST be submitted to the finals thread upon completion. Your entry will not be submitted to the final poll if your entry is absent from the finals thread. However keep in mind that each topic doesn't have to be competitive, if you wish to abstain from submitting your final image and just wish to have some fun and draw some creatures (and learn something along the way) then you are free to do so. You may post any wips, sketches and reference material to the WIPs thread for the given topic.

(this Journal Entry is subject to regular change with each New Topic posted)
  • Listening to: Michi Kyodai-Xenoblade Chronicles X OST
  • Playing: Xenoblade Chronicles

Journal History



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RockLou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a God among men!
Knightmare6 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your permission to use one of your drawings in a photo, here you go:…
C4rl0sD4n13l Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
I know that this is a bit late but here it comes. Also, I am a bit short of personalized phrases for each birthdays, so I hope that this will be good for you.....:

Singing Singing Today's gonna be a-okSinging Singing 
Singing Singing 'Cause we're celebratin' your birthdaySinging Singing 
Singing Singing 
Singing Singing Happy birthday, RobertSinging Singing 
Singing Singing 
Singing Singing Celebratin' your birthday!Headbang! Headbang! Headbang! Headbang!
Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne 

I wish you a Happy Birthday and that all your wishes of Birthday are accomplished. 

And remember, keep being cool and classy.
BlackDonner Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For he's a jolly good fellow... For he's a jolly good fellow...

la-caveman (testing)Baby CuccoPartyDay12 - Music ExciteHappy B-Day Caeser1993:lariat: - NaNoEmo 05Bunny Emoji-11 (Drum Roll) [V1]KimRaiFan's Bday CakeHave your cake and eat it too  Fun cake Have your cake and eat it too KimRaiFan's Bday CakeBunny Emoji-11 (Drum Roll) [V1]:lariat: - NaNoEmo 05Happy B-Day Caeser1993Excite Day12 - MusicPartyBaby Cuccola-caveman (testing)
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday
DeviousSqurl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!:spainballoons:
Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Happy birthday! ^^
InkScaled Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Cake Blower fella (Party) 
DancingDragoness Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :icondragonglomp::icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2:
ChristianDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Happy Birthday!!! :)

PS: You share birthdays with singer/bassist Les Claypool (Primus).
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