Author: Cosmopoliturtle

Some art I did for a new fantasy book called “…

Some art I did for a new fantasy book called “The Hall” by Frank G. Albelo.

You can check it out here if you wanna! If you enjoy it, he’s planning more books and he also has a Patreon. C:

Pokemon Redesign #661-662-663 – Fletchling, Fl…

Pokemon Redesign #661-662-663 – Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame

Pokemon Redesign #659-660 – Bunnelby, Diggersb…

Pokemon Redesign #659-660 – Bunnelby, Diggersby

cosmopoliturtle: Got plenty of creepy and cute…

cosmopoliturtle:

Got plenty of creepy and cute things going on my Redbubble! Check it out!


You can check out the featured piece here! 

Here’s a sneak peek of the piece I did for @be…

Here’s a sneak peek of the piece I did for @berserkfamilyzine. Really looking forward to seeing the whole zine together! 

Pre-orders are gonna open soon so check out their page for info!

Pokemon Redesign #656-657-658 – Froakie, Froga…

Pokemon Redesign #656-657-658 – Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja

Pokemon Redesign #653-654-655 – Fennekin, Brai…

Pokemon Redesign #653-654-655 – Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox

You’ve probably answered this hundreds o…

You’ve probably answered this hundreds of times but what do you think has influenced your art style the most over time? Are there any artists, art movements or even cartoons/comics/animes that particularly influenced you? Sorry if you’ve had this question a lot

I have answered this question before but I don’t mind at all! I feel like every time I answer it, I answer slightly differently so longtime followers will probably think I’m really wishy washy XD

A really big thing for me starting from when I was really young were mythology and folklore stories. They really resonated with me and that sort fantastical feel is why I really enjoy things like Shadow of the Colossus (my favourite game) and the Souls series (Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne). I feel like all of those have influenced me pretty hard in terms of art and also how I like to tell stories.

Another huge formative thing for me was Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (my other favourite game) which probably influenced me the most in terms of style. I think other artists who inspired me greatly were Norihiro Yagi– Claymore in particular (tied with Berserk for favourite manga series) and Mamoru Hosoda (one of my favourite directors) who did a lot of the early Digimon movies, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and a bunch more amazing movies. 

So I feel like what I like is always evolving as I take in new media and many different art styles from around the world have inspired me but a lot of my direct inspiration comes from Japan– probably because as a kid I gravitated towards more cute things like Pokemon and Kirby, Nintendo games in general, and also some of my first favourite movies were My Neighbour Totoro (Ghibli movies are also a pretty big inspiration for me still) and The Last Unicorn. My parents knew I really liked that kind of stuff so when I was really young, often my mom would rent me anime movies based on appearance that were probably for a more mature age group but she didn’t know and I still enjoyed them XD

Sorry for the long ramble answer. ; u ;

Hi! Have you ever played FFX? The aeons would …

Hi! Have you ever played FFX? The aeons would look so cool in your style, especially Valefor! Also, I really appreciate the feel of your pokemon art. It's such a unique experience. I'm rather fond of your Reshiram interpretation! Thank you for sharing your talent! n.n

Heya! Thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate the support! UvU

Oh gosh, I haven’t personally but I have seen the whole game. I love the Aeons from Final Fantasy– I really enjoy how each game has their own takes on them and all of them are so creative. I haven’t played too many Final Fantasy games but I’ve seen most of them and the art direction is always undeniable lavish and creative. The creature design is top tier in like, all of them. I wouldn’t mind taking a shot at making my own Aeon designs at some point when I have more free time. Thanks for the suggestion! C:

The first anime also has a completed Abridged …

The first anime also has a completed Abridged Series done about it; so if someone wants to know the base premise, but doesn't want to get into grimdark territory, that'd be good for them.

That’s true and while I do think the Abridged series was actually one of the good ones, it’s still a parody so you’d miss some of the immersive quality of it. The writing, sound design and the soundtrack of the 90′s anime is something I wouldn’t want someone to miss. The 90′s anime is significantly less gory than the manga anyway, but I do get where you’re coming from, it still captures the darker tones that permeate the series pretty effectively.

I would definetly recommend it anyway because it’s good for goofs and the guy who made it obviously loves Berserk and is self aware of the abridged scene at the time so it doesn’t feel disingenuous. n_n