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Palette pt 1 by purplekecleon Palette pt 1 by purplekecleon
The room was mostly silent, save for the sound of soft charcoal making contact with and slowly making its way across a thick, canvas-like paper. There was only one light in this room: a small lamp which hung precariously from a makeshift holder fashioned from what appeared to be cotton string nailed to the ceiling. The lamp swayed gently, spurred on by a breeze which no doubt came from the drafty windows in other parts of this Pokemon’s house. Charcoal does not move by itself, though, and a lamp certainly has no business in lighting an unoccupied room. A creature existed here; a charcoal enabler who went by the alias of Palette.
The sounds stopped. Palette set the braid of charcoal down, stood up, and backed up a bit from her work in order to examine it for obvious flaws. The finer inspection would have to come later, as it was rather dark outside and she couldn’t help but feel a bit tired. Seemingly satisfied with her progress for the night, she took the piece off of the stand and leaned it against the wall. After making sure all of her supplies for the day were put back well within their places, she set off outside the room and up the flight of stairs to her bedroom. She walked outside into the main hallway, closing the door behind her.

Her stomach growled. It had been quite some time since she’d last eaten; drawing took most of her concentration, and, unfortunately, hunger was almost never enough to break it. Not that it would have mattered if it had, anyway. She had very little food stored away and couldn’t yet afford to buy more; she hadn’t been able to find any buyers recently for her artwork and as a result had a good old case of “down-on-your-luck” syndrome. Regardless, she decided to head off to her kitchen to see if she had anything that qualified as edible before she retired.

She was about halfway down the hall when she heard something. A very faint, very slow sound made itself known to her as she passed the open door on her left. She halted and poked her nose inside the unlit room and attempted to sniff out the source of the sound. Nothing. Well, nothing that she could smell, anyway; this room was filled with oil paints and various thinning agents for said materials and it somewhat hampered her ability to discern anything. She advanced further into the room once she was reasonably sure the sound wasn’t coming from inside, but outside near her window. She liked to keep the window open all the time in order to prevent the fumes from her paints making her dizzy in this room, but something about the sound put her in a state of unease, even if it was no longer present.

She closed the window, and, for good measure, locked it. Pressing her face close to the glass to peer outside as best she could, she gazed outside. She could spot nothing moving save for the gentle swaying of trees and grass in the distance, undoubtedly caused by the same breeze that made the basement drafty earlier. Drawing the curtains around the window closed, she took one last peek through the gap they left near the middle of the window.

Something outside near her window moved. She couldn’t get a good look at it, but it scared her.

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First excerpt from :iconmarlkitty:'s story about Palette, taking place the evening after Kyurem arrives in the village.
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:iconluckyfy:
LuckyFy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Nice drawing !
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:iconyami-takuma:
Yami-Takuma Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I love the dark atmosphere in here
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:iconbreathflux:
BreathFlux Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Like this Colors..<3
So...Cute.
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:iconpmde-miles:
PMDE-Miles Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I just thought of the perfect song for this art series.

Don't know why I did not think of it sooner.

'Witchcraft' By Pendulum
[link]
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
really good lighting!
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:iconshadowyoshigamernerd:
shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ohboyohboyohboyohboy! another long story with illustrations!!!
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SilentTheZoroark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student
Dude You the best at Zoroark! That is better than any thing I have seen*10
May I use this for my ID?
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:iconcarlythelombax101:
CarlyTheLombax101 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
No. That would be art theft.
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:iconsilentthezoroark:
SilentTheZoroark Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student
As you can see I did not us it.
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:iconcarlythelombax101:
CarlyTheLombax101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Yes.
Poor Palette.
She died…
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:iconsilentthezoroark:
SilentTheZoroark Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student
Sad.
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:iconcarlythelombax101:
CarlyTheLombax101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Pal must have been devastated when he found out she had died.
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:iconsilentthezoroark:
SilentTheZoroark Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student
it could be.
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:iconcarlythelombax101:
CarlyTheLombax101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
:crying:
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:iconnintendolover2010:
nintendolover2010 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! :D:D:D
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:iconnomnomnoodlez:
nomnomnoodlez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
coolness! i love the textures you used!
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Very nice story! I like how she's an artist. The illustration you created looks brilliant, how her red fur colors go against the blue contrast. :D
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:iconyin-yangwolf:
Yin-YangWolf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
woah! totally awesome! i just luv zoroark, its my favorite pokemon of all time
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:icontriforcezz:
TriforceZZ Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work! :thumbsup:
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:iconelemental-heiress:
elemental-heiress Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! I really dig this! Both the piece and story ~
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:iconlumilisko:
LumiLisko Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Amazing!! :iconadmireplz:
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:iconmlwhitcomb:
MLwhitcomb Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Writer
idk but i love the window
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:iconchaluny:
Chaluny Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Awww,
really beautiful <3
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:iconfoxdoge:
Foxdoge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
UGH. I love Zoroark and I love the way you draw them~
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
beautiful.
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:iconiwannabezelda:
IwannabeZelda Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing!
I really like the story and artwork:)
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:iconstaticdragon1:
StaticDragon1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Love the detail you put into the picture and story
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:iconrubydasquirlz:
RubyDaSquirlz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Writer
I've seen so much of your Pokemon artwork, and I love it, I just seem to come to the stories in the wrong order. ^^;

May you direct me to the first chapter of everything, so it can all make a little more sense, please?
Thanks, I'd love to read it all! ^_^
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:iconkemeno:
kemeno Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
You have such lovely art skills. :meow:
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:iconpokax:
PokaX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Love it!
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:iconlugiaumbreonpower:
LugiaUmbreonPower Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! Nice story!:)
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:iconcrystalitar:
Crystalitar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
030 scary! i think devonshire is creeping near the window~
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:iconshadowdragonx-2:
ShadowDragonX-2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Ah, the creepy atmosphere from reading made me check my windows and doors just in case. But nonetheless other then creepy atmosphere I would love to see some of Palette artwork, if she doesn't mind of course.
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:iconmomokairox:
momokairox Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
awesome :)
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:iconotakusoul13:
Otakusoul13 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well that's pretty creepy! lol
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:iconmustardofdoom:
mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Watched you make this one :)
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:iconpartial-credit:
Partial-Credit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is amazing.
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:iconnauticalsparrow:
NauticalSparrow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You ever consider making this into an actual book? and look! It would even have illustrations! (just curious because I think that would be cool :) )
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:iconterminate421:
Terminate421 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Fuck me....now this ought to be frightening. Any chance we'll need Black-ops styled missions? (Stealthly quiet ones, despite me being on the merchants side)
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:iconapo-el:
Apo-el Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COSE: This must happen.
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:iconterminate421:
Terminate421 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I need to get my hands on one more evolutionary scroll, then I can kick some ass.

Why? Because then I'll reach my favorite pokemon and I can resist ANYTHING.

[link]
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:iconsolestratego:
SoleStratego Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh excellent, a story from dear Devonshire, this shant disappoint!
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:iconambersparkz:
AmberSparkz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolios :iconsayhiplz:
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:iconsithwolf:
sithwolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this got creepy
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:iconpixieedragon:
PixieeDragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A couple things.

First, AMAZING PICTURE! I know you may get this a lot, but you truly are my #1 inspiration!
Second, wasn't Palette an NPC? She was an artist with Pal the Smeargle.
Third, I love how you changed your icon to sick PK! I think it's really clever!
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:iconkyuubikid213:
kyuubikid213 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Have always and still do love your work PK!!
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:iconmydarksky101:
MyDarksky101 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
nice work like the story
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:iconraiphen:
raiphen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :aww:
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:iconvocaloidichigo:
VocaloidIchigo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
oh god another story for me to keep up with. 8D <3
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Hooh54 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
14 minutes and it already got a bunch of faves o.o
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