Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Nightmare [Gengar Minimal, Pokemon] by Ruwah Nightmare [Gengar Minimal, Pokemon] by Ruwah
My favorite pokemon, it deserved a shirt!
Not much else to say about this design, it's just my personal interpretation of a minimal version C:
Hope you like it!

Tshirt on sale here: [link]
[link]
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-03
Nightmare [Gengar Minimal, Pokemon] by *Ruwah i like the striking minimalism in this t-shirt design. ( Featured by princepal )
:icondrawingparadox:
Every time I see this, I think of manga, because every time there's a panal of some scene with the main character, the main character will be shown in as a close up for more effect (if you know what I'm talking about), because not only does it show Gengar with words proving to be a pic for his teeth adding detail, but it also makes it creepier than usual adding twice the effect, which is perfect, since Gengar is a ghost/poison type pocket monster :)
I like how the T-shirts are shown at the bottom, since (in a way) it helps persuade people to buy it as a print, which is quite clever, a technique that is quite useful/convenient in many ways. I especially like how the colors come in purple, since that's the color of Gengar, and in black, because of more effect added. (Sorry, I'm a little bad at critiqing, so if the manga didn't make any since, then sorry about that...)
Scale of 1-10, I give it ten and a half for epicness :D
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
41 out of 42 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconwinged-wasabi:
I am absolutely sure Pokemon fans have immediately recognized this at first glance. Every Pokemon fan knows about the creepy unsettling Gengar, and you did a wonderful job of showing it in this extremely simple design.

The subtle change between the two eyes makes a whole difference than if they were identical. What's more, its silhouette is very well done and with a few zigzags, you managed to capture Gengar's outline perfectly. But what's the most important part of this piece is its teeth. Usually, Gengar has this huge grin that can only be rivaled by Electrode's. You replaced the teeth by the word 'nightmare', which has to be the smartest concept I have ever seen, even though it is quite simple.

Even for those who have NO IDEA about the existence of this ghost Pokemon, they'll immediately associate this with a random nightmarish creature grinning at them.

All in all, this is a quite straightforward design (the line for the outline, the two eyes and its grin), but it is extremely clever. Even if this didn't have a DD, I would definitely be buying it. Great job and I wish good success on your future designs!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
36 out of 36 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:icontenno-miyavi:
Tenno-Miyavi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! An amazing idea ;)
Reply
:icons0ft-c00kie:
S0FT-C00KIE Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of how I used to be scared of Gengar when I was little. It used to make me feel... kind of uneasy and uncomfortable.
Then again, I was afraid of a lot of things when I was little. :hmm:
Reply
:iconmightymeller:
MightyMelleR Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
this is SO cool!
Reply
:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Cool :)
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gengar FTW!
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just purchased mine :)
Reply
:iconthelastironman:
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is goddamn terrifying.
Reply
:iconmoon-liiite:
Moon-Liiite Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, clever and wonderful Idea :D
Reply
:icontimmotheus:
timmotheus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
do want!
Reply
:iconbaconitarian-wolf:
Baconitarian-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I need one of those.
Reply
:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This is nice. Definitely will grab one if I saw this.
Reply
:iconbroeckchen:
Broeckchen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hngh, I wish I had the money to buy a whole bunch of those!
Reply
:iconotakurhi:
OtakuRhi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Sugoi the t-shirt of Gengar is awesome :D
Reply
:icontrudos:
Trudos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Sweeeeet! :D This totally deserves a DD! I love it!
I'd consider buying it, but then one of the reviews drew my attention to a very unpleasant fact.
The eyes are asymmetrical.
I love the shirt design!
But I can't stand asymmetry in my fashion xP
Reply
:iconronibro:
RoniBro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
8C i want this now!
Reply
:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I let my Gengar keep Hypnosis and gave it Nightmare and Dream Eater! So this is awesome to me.
And I had to keep a Haunter also, because my Gengar couldn't fight without putting targets to sleep, really, so Haunter had the attack moves.

No wait! It was the other way around! It was a long time since I played POKeMON Red and Silver OTL

Haunter's my favorite Ghost :iconhaunterplz:
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dream Eater is wasted on Gengar - He has a super devastating Special Attack.

My Gengar goes in for the Kill and splits when need be:

Shadow Ball (devastating, even when hitting for neutral damage, it will dent a lot of foes)
Focus Blast (iffy acuracy, but still worth the risk, for the normals that would otherwise take advantage)
Pain Split (to be used wisely)
Last slot can be up to you, Hypnosis is probably best, but substitute also works, and you could even use explosion for when Gengar is on his last legs :D

But forget Dream eater - use him for what he does best; a killer special attacker!
Reply
:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I had my memory the other way around like I remembered at the last second before I sent the comment! I don't think Focus Blast or Pain Split existed in generation 2, but I know I gave my Gengar Shadow Ball. I think I kept Hypnosis, gave it Psychic and Confuse Ray.
And then I had the Haunter as backup with Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Nightmare and Confuse Ray. I think that was it! I had to have Haunter with those moves just because they moves+the pokemon combination was just too cool to me. 8-)

If I really needed to find out, I still have my old Game Boy Advance right next to me, but I don't know for sure where the games for it are, other than the game inside it now (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance FTW). I just know for a fact the game's still in the house. Don't know for a fact if it still works... :hmm:
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gen 2 - probably not.

Also, if I recall, the Shadow ball was a physical attack then and not Special, which would well, reduce it's potency a lot.
- It might be worth giving him Thunder on Gen 2 game :)

Diamond onward, he really owns with Shadow ball.
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He's one of mine, but I think Spiritomb still gets my vote for Ghostie #1 :XD:
Reply
:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just liked Haunter 'cause he looked way cooler than Gengar, Beetlejuice or any other ghost I'd ever seen up to that point in my life looked. :iconhaunterplz: 8-)
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He is kool looking for sure. But Gengar is way kooler! : [link]
- That grin is notorious ;)

- Spiritomb is also awesome and Mismagius and sableeye is kinda kool too.

Shame the latest generation of ghosts suck.
Reply
:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That grin IS notorious! In a really cool way! It's Gengar's trademark, and that's why it's on this shirt like this! Still, despite Haunter such an awesome feature, put the name and the look together and Haunter is the most kool looking ghost I've ever seen in a video game. I think.
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. As for Haunter, He's up there for sure.

#1 Gengar
#2 Spiritomb
#3 Haunter
Reply
:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My list would be different, but I can't argue with that list you got there. You got taste in ghosts, :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconrakugaki-otoko:
Rakugaki-otoko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I like this design, and of my favorite Pokemon even. Is it really okay to sell t-shirts of a copyrighted character, though?
Reply
:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The black one looks cool!
Reply
:iconmsanonymous1:
MsAnonymous1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
nice ad
Reply
:iconjugglermoogle:
jugglermoogle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
so simple yet so cool
Reply
:iconmeanderingknight:
meanderingKnight Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should credit nintendo or something on it though ono Just sayin
Reply
:iconliamtown:
LiamTown Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I want this SO badly!
Reply
:iconhikari151:
Hikari151 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
brilliant design!
Reply
:iconprincessflaw:
PrincessFlaw Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I know a lot of people have said this before but... :icontakemymoneyplz:
Reply
:icons0larclaw812:
s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
That....looks so awesome....:iconiwantitplz:

Especially in black! xD
Reply
:iconchoco-krispie:
Choco-Krispie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eep! Gengar!
I love the spookiness of this. And the simplicity just makes it so much more wonderful. Congrats on the DD! Hopefully I can convince my mom to buy me this shirt, I really want it aah <33
Reply
:icontrolllinkfaceplz:
TrollLinkfaceplz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Reply
:iconopaqueninja00:
Opaqueninja00 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww! My favorite pokemon! :love:
Reply
:iconlemmingbot:
LemmingBot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
TAKE MY MONEY!
Reply
:iconwinged-wasabi:
Winged-Wasabi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Glad you accepted my critique :) Are you planning on doing more Pokemon-based designs?
Reply
:iconjaxon-riddle:
jaxon-riddle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I would wear the hell out of this shirt.
Reply
:iconunderfloorboardworld:
UnderFloorboardWorld Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
+1
- Hence my purchase! :D
Reply
:iconreluctantzombie:
ReluctantZombie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh god I MUST HAVE THIS SHIRT

One of my favorite Pokemon!
Reply
:icondark-wing2:
dark-wing2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pitch is the king of the nightmares!!!!
Reply
:icongorokai:
GoroKai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want the black one!
Reply
:iconrainbowdash3221xd:
RainbowDash3221XD Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DAT GENGAR
Reply
:iconwaven15:
waven15 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Is there a Haunter Version :D
Reply
:iconpikanyaa-san:
Pikanyaa-san Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This brings back memories of Lavender Town. Very creepy... and the design suits it!
Reply
:iconvicthor:
Victhor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Reminds me of the aliens from Attack the block movie!
Reply
:iconnerdnations:
NerdNations Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great design, and Gengar is one of my favorites e u e

So you mind if I use the shirt on one of my characters? ; u ;
Reply
:iconruwah:
Ruwah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem! C: just add a little mention to this if possible!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 28, 2012
Image Size
666 KB
Resolution
1600×2100
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
20,541 (2 today)
Favourites
2,458 (who?)
Comments
139
×