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Kage no Mushi by Digit-Aria Kage no Mushi by Digit-Aria
The story goes that a friend of mine discovered this piece of artwork in an old Japanese web archive a year or so ago. Its origins are entirely unknown excepting for the fact that the name ‘Kage no Mushi’ is in its file name.

It art style is similar to that of the other alpha Pokemon starters, while its design bears a resemblance to both Paras and Sewaddle.

The general concept, however, brings to mind the runored PokeGod Shadybug, especially considering the meaning of 'Kage no Mushi.'
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Axel-Comics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think there's anything to suggest it's fake other than it's unknown origins. I remember a few months back someone on a forum mentioned that somebody had beta artwork of either Sewaddle or Nincada and I had been searching for it since. And then this pic turned up on the fuckyeahbetapokemon! blog. I was well chuffed when I read about it. But even if it is fake it looks very cool, in my opinion. And sorry for the long post :P.
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
No problem. It's a fascinating piece of artwork if anything. We'll just have to keep digging and hopefully discover its true origins in the future.
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Gkenzo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is real? I don't see anything about this in japanese sites and blogs...
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I'm not sure, but most people seem to think it is. I'm currently trying to find a source.
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Gkenzo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The artwork is a little different too... lines are more stable, compared to other... And the colors are more artificial, more computerized...

I love the design, but I think is really fake... :T

Sorry, my english is baaaad...
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
You can notice those subtleties? At least at a glance the artwork seems to share the general of the other pieces in the 'series,' but you're right that there does seem to be some discrepancies. Where do you think the piece would have originated if it were to turn to be fake?
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Gkenzo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a drawing, I guess...

But people believe this is real and spreading the "news".
I believe, if I had also found on other sites.

Sorry again, I'm really bad with english.
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
What other sites have you seen it on?

And no worries. You're communicating with me pretty well! :D
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Gkenzo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In Bulbapedia: [link]

Haha, thanks!
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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Ah, yes. Bulbapedia is generally where people go for their "official" information.

No problem.
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