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Wartortle Tribal by Canyx Wartortle Tribal by Canyx
Three of three!
Though I have a surprise for you all that I'll upload later.

Pretty self explanatory... It was drawn to match the other two in style. Seriously, the way Wartortle's tail is set up, it was just begging to be drawn this way! I only used one color for the color gradient (as opposed to Red and Yellow for Char. and Dark Green, Lime Green and Yellow for Ivy. There was so much more room on the 'tail' that if I had the whole thing colored I thought it would be too much, and placed next to the others it would overwhelm them. I like how this turned out!

A thing about tattoo placement...

In my opinion, a good place to put any of these last three tattoos, or any circular tattoo in general, would be the upper arm where it connects to the shoulder, or the shoulder blade. Mayyyybe around your bellybutton, but that's pushing it ; )
The shoulder area is very rounded so a rounded design there would bring out that curve of your body, as well as accentuate the design. I wouldn't place it on some place like my forearm (flat, straight, skinny) or my... thighs or something (flat, wider), where it would just look like the image is plastered on the skin, vibrant but totally disconnected, drawing attention to the area but not bringing anything out of it, if I'm making any sense.

Then again, people are allowed to do anything they want to their bodies. I'm just throwing my thoughts out there : )
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Keyroy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I've been collecting potential tattoo ideas for a while now, and this one struck me quite a lot.  Beautiful design, one of my favorite pokemon (and original starter!), and the use of the tail into a wave is brilliant.  I wanted to get your permission to use it before putting it as one my potential finalist ideas.
Canyx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Hi there! Thanks for your interest in my work! Usage information can be found at the top of this journal article:…
Let me know if you have any other questions and best of luck deciding!
mikuchan89 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Hello! I thought about this.. well, so much time. xD I would like to get this tattoo done, and wanted to ask for your permission before. Your work is really amazing!
Auffallend Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

what would it take for you to let me get this?
Canyx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Just ask nicely and send me a photo? :)
Thanks for appreciating my work!
ClockworkIndustries Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally getting this and Squirtle! Any chance there will be a Blastoise in the future??
Canyx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Not a very high chance, unfortunately!
safaksimsek Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very nice !
AlphaTurtle17 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
love it. i want to get it tattooed on my shoulder. my favorite starter and u masterfully made it an awesome tribal tattoo. anyone asks where the idea came i will gladly cite you. thanks canyx
AdamantMonster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would totally get this as a tattoo~
recreater6000 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sister's boyfriend would like to thank for making this amazing design; he has a tattoo of it on his leg! It looks amazing, he loves it.
Canyx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Great to hear :D
marcopolo360 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I want this as a tattoo haha
iSamV2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Rozzimandias11 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is so cool
DonSaqqu Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This work its OSOM, really... very well done.
Deepluver2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love wartortle i never let mine evolve. this picture express the tail big time love it!
Rolytic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a part of this in my influence map/meme. If this bothers you, let me know and I'll replace that section with just your name or something. [link]
Ddouget Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Is there any way that you could maybe draw one like this with bulbasaur? I want to get a tattoo in memory of my older brother, and he was a HUGE pokemon fan specifically bulbasaur. If there's any way you could do this, please let me know. my e-mail is
Mister-Peaches Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Writer
Oh god, this is so, so awesome. :heart:
torakoh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome! I love it!
Why didn't I find this earlier? >.<
I like haw the tail turned out, it's so...watery :P
RamenCartel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Love it! Wartortle is one of my all time favorite pokemon!!
dile Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this and would love to get a tattoo of this...
Kitsune-aka-Cettie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That is adorable! I never really thought before that pokemon could make such awesome tattoos :D
RyRocksArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is actually my favorite pokemon of all time so im a big fan of this one :)
xxwingxx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
xl-Jerilynn-lx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
AWESOME! Wartortle is my favorite of the Squirtle evolutions. <33333
pkmncreator Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
HsnWampy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
PhoenixofLife Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome
Mischeif-Wizard Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
This could probably make a good stencil :D
koneko-gamer04 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010   General Artist
xXxMiZuMiXmIkOxXx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous~ <3 love your style~
Spycrab Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I love that single-color gradient
GameOverRover Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Wonderful portrayel!
HotaruAiri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Ah! I love Wurtortle! ^_^
I love it! Good job!
GreenxTeaxCola Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Ohhh gosh~ I would love this on my shoulder blade :)
Can you do one like this, but with a fire Pokemon? It would be so cool to have a matching one on the other shoulder.
RichPerry Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, got to say I'm glad I stumbled across this on the front page. Looking at all three of the designs, I love them all and have the upmost respect for you because I have always found tribal stuff hard to do. Yet here you are applying it to pokemon. Wonders never cease :D

If I were to get them, I would probably get all three, one on either shoulder blade with one in the middle, or maybe lower down in a triangle arrangement. Either or, these are kickass designs, really great work!
Canyx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
If you want to get all three together, you best wait a few days for my next submission ;)
RichPerry Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ho, I did see that you were planning a little surprise submission :D I await it with eager anticipation!
genericwin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Ooh, nice.
Rabid-Turtle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That defiantly would make a sweet tattoo
Kreusali Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
All your tattoos are really beautiful. I love the single color gradient. It really works.
Albino-Raven-Child Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Coolest wartortle EVER
mu93n2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
very nice! all 3 of them! really makes me want to see what a tribal verison of Mewtwo would be like (he's my fav pokemon :p )
xl-Jerilynn-lx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Mewtwo was already done. =]

mu93n2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
holy crap! thats amazing! that could quite possibly be a future tatoo! (yeah im a nerd like that :p)
WhiteFox212 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Cool, kinda reminds me of of how Final Fantasy does their art sometimes.
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Onjiboo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Now this...this is cool. <3
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