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Guitars of Opelucid City by GenkoNoMiko Guitars of Opelucid City by GenkoNoMiko
My friend, Akemi, and her Zekrom playing electric guitars. :D

This is the corresponding fanart to my "Violins of Opelucid City" which can be seen here [link]

The idea for this came up a while back when my friend and I first started playing Pokemon Black and White. I bought Pokemon Black (because I wanted Reshiram) and she bought Pokemon White (because she wanted Zekrom). After playing through the games, it came to our attention that Opelucid City was different in both games: In Black, Opelucid City is more technological and futuristic (supposedly meant to represent Zekrom), and in White, Opelucid City is more rustic and natural (supposedly meant to represent Reshiram). In each version, there is a person playing an instrument right next to the Pokemon center. In Black, it is a keytarist, while in White, it is an erhu player. This got me thinking that it would be cool if I drew a fanart of me and Reshiram playing the instrument represented in White's Opelucid City and a fanart of my friend and Zekrom playing the instrument represented in Black's Opelucid City. I decided to go with electric guitars (instead of keytars) and violins (instead of erhus) because I think that they are better contrasting instruments. ^^

Special thanks to Akemi who designed the outfits on both this piece and the "Violins of Opelucid City" piece. :3

For my first time drawing Zekrom, I think this turned out pretty good. Surprisingly, Zekrom is so much more complicated than Reshiram. X)

Image Information:
*Akemi's pose referenced from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
*Zekrom's pose referenced from Kuzuko artwork [link]
*Drawn using Sakura Micron Pen
*Colored using Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 6.0
*Background image from My Best Desktops [link]
*Image completed in 2013

Pokemon (c) Satoshi Tajiri, Game Freak, Nintendo
Akemi (c) GenkoNoMiko
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Yeah! I play electric guitar, too, and I'd like tooo much a Pokémon playing with me...I'll soon be very famous worldwide (maybe expecially in Japan:) (Smile) )
Your friend Akemi rocksssssHeadbang! And Zekrom too, obviously 
GenkoNoMiko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D I'm sure that every person would love to have a real Pokemon companion. I know I would. ;P
Good luck with your music career! :nod:
Thank you...I'm still very young, but I really hope to do something musically important one day:) (Smile) 
Roseheart53 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Great work and idea :D
GenkoNoMiko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
Doctorfreeman3 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Artist
can they play crazy train?
GenkoNoMiko Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure. Why not? XP
Shadow-Pikachu6 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: nice work XDD

and yes, Zekrom is a heck of a lot more complicated than Reishram DX

It was a really neat idea to draw them like this though :D I was thinking about drawing Reishram in black city and zekrom in white forest since the two of these things are different :D
shadowsculpter789 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Artist
wahh I mad a zekrom epic fail derp I hate how I can draw reshiram better than zekrom wahh
GenkoNoMiko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D

Reshiram in Black City and Zekrom in White Forest? Cool. I say go for it. :w00t: I'd love to see it when you're done. :3
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