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Journey Through the Frozen Forest by Cattensu Journey Through the Frozen Forest by Cattensu
This is in a way a redo of this picture Keep Warm by Cattensu back when I draw the first one my story was majorly in development. Heck! I didn't really have a story back then, just a couple of characters that I drew a lot, and constantly throw half baked ideas onto. 
Now their is a story, with strong, deep characters, parts of the story are still in development, but once I'm done with the bits that are towards the beginning of the story, I'm going to start writing it out in earnest. 
I haven't decided if I'm going to draw it as a comic, or just leave it in texted form since I'm going to be writing it down basically as a book anyways.:shrug: I guess I'll decided once I get to that point.

There is a part in the story where Charmin, and Ivy get lost in a snow covered wood. Ivy is very sensitive to the cold, she gets very sick (and turns pale) if she is exposed to icy things for to long, but luckily she has Charmin with her to help keep her warm, and carry her.  

I was trying to make this look like an oil painting, I kind of miss oil painting, I haven't been able to paint traditionally in years! I'd love to do so again, but I have no place to paint here, so I'll have to be happy with attempting to make digital knockoffs.;p    

Pokemon belongs to Nintendo.
 Adventures in Pokemon Training! Charmin, Ivy, and the art all belong to me A. L. Jones/Cattensu.

You may not use this picture without my permission thank you and enjoy.
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Axel230 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hehehe, did notice the canvas texture, nice touch. The sparkle effect is a bit too dramatic at parts though (Doesn't look bad, but just pointing it out).

It makes sense that, being a Grass type, cold gets onto Ivy. She must really appreciate having Charmin's flame nearby, specially in moments like these.

Anyway, amazing job., this scene is intense but beautiful.
PokemonTristan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
pokediginut Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
You have this profound love for Ivy and Charmin, its so sweet ^^
Cattensu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a good way to put it, these two are my babies, and they've helped me through a lot over the past year or so. (Charmin in particular) I can't really imagine my life without them now.

Interesting little fact, Charmin and Ivy were originally adversarial to the main characters in the first story that they appeared in.
pokediginut Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Writer
Its funny, the Pokemon we grow closest too seemed to be the opposite of what we expected. I'm mostly a lover of water Pokemon, but my closest Pokemon is my Infernape Trey, I just . . . I don't know bonded with him in ways that were unexpected to me . . .
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very touching scene between the two of them. I really like how Ivy's color has become paler as she gets sick from the cold. I'm really looking forward to reading the story once it is finally finished. And if you need any help with the story feel free to ask, I'm more than willing to proofread for grammar mistakes and whatnot. 
Cattensu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist

I would love it, and be honored if you would help me with my story.
I was thinking of asking if you would be willing to be sort of like an editor for me. Doing the whole proofreading for grammar mistakes, letting me know if something (like a sentence) sound (or reads) weird, or is unnecessary. I trust you judgement in this.

But, I wasn't sure if I should ask, Adventures in Pokemon Training! Isn't a short story, I don't know how long it's really is going to be, but it does cover at least eleven years of Erin and her Pokemon's life together.
Some of that time I can gloss over, I don't have to go into detail for every gym battle Erin had during her trainer journey, but telling this tale is still going to take awhile, and proofreading it, and correcting my blunders is going to be a lot of work.  

I would love it if you really want to help me with it, lord knows I could use it.^^
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would be honored to be your editor for Adventures in Pokemon Training. My Gmail account isn't working right now so...if you could give me a link to the chapters in your stash then I can copy and paste the document into my computer and read it over. Or you can send it to me through a note, either way I'm really looking forward to reading it over and seeing what happens in Charmin and Ivy's lives. 
Cattensu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
I'll send you links to the chapters via a note.
I'm getting close to finishing my Chrismas story, so I'll send it to you when it's done.^^

Again thank you so much, I really appreciate this.:hug:    
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Amanda. I'll get around to checking them out in a day. I'm working eleven hour days so my only free time to read is the weekend. 
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