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Quilladin: Woodland Warrior

by StellarWind Elsydeon

StellarWind Elsydeon My initial reaction to Quilladin was what the eff?!

It took me a few days to get over the sensation as the design slowly settled down in my head, when I finally figured out that it’s honestly just another case of over-stylization (that is to say, Sugimoritis). After all, the entire line is supposed to have a hedgehog/chestnut theme (And that makes sense - chestnut shells do look like hedgehog quills, kind of) and the Warrior/Knight archetype.

So I drew it as some kind of hedgehog warrior with a thick coat of greenish quills… and it actually works now.

The leafy sword and shield were sort of my own touch, though. Because as a knight it’s almost inevitable it’ll get Leaf Blade eventually. XD
  1. Jenova
    FFFF- This is the best! ;3; I can't get over how awesome that leaf shield is. I'm glad someone made sense of the thing xD
    Oct 9, 2013
  2. Toastie
    I prefer this to the official version, I must say. It's cool how you've made Quilladin sleeker without changing its design too much.
    Sep 24, 2013
  3. Linkachu
    This is the way that I'd originally pictured Chespin's evolution going: much slimmer and streamline than what we actually received. You've done a lovely job drawing it in your image and I really love the leaf sword and shield. Very nice background on this image, too. It emphasizes the Pokemon nicely. ♥
    Sep 23, 2013
  4. Magpie
    The in-game models of Quilladin look so much better than the Sugimori artwork... I don't know what possessed him to draw it at such a weird angle. Loving the leaf blade and shield, no grass knight should be without those! :D
    Sep 22, 2013
  5. ShinyZekrom009
    You have made Quilladin SO much better. He's not round, he has a better facial expression....and the sword and shield! My favorite part ♥
    Sep 22, 2013
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  6. Shiny Pyxis
    Shiny Pyxis
    This actually makes me appreciate Quilladin a lot more~ Or rather, it makes me wish this is what Sugimori actually drew instead of that round thing. XD

    I would totally cuddle this thing if it wasn't prickly and whatnot. The expression is also much less derpy and actually makes it look like it's a fighter (and not a ball to kick around), and omg the leafblade and leafshield ahhh
    Sep 21, 2013
  7. baratron
    Remember I said the pencil version was 500 x better than the original? This one is 5 orders of magnitude better :D.

    Also, your version isn't ridiculously rotund, like a bouncy ball!
    Sep 21, 2013