After seeing what Game Freak did to Zapdos in Pokemon Sword/Shield I remembered an old USSR cartoon called Крылья, ноги и хвосты (“Wings, legs and tails”). It’s a rather bizarre crude looking short cartoon about an ostrich who showed a vulture that legs are better than wings. With new Zapdos essentially being made an ostrich and running really fast in the game a picture like this was a given. After quite a long time in my list of ideas I decided to commission this piece from a pretty much unknown artist Calcatrix, because you need to support lesser known artists, especially local ones.
- VK: https://vk.com/calcatrix_18 (primary, she’s most active here)
- FurAffinity: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/calcatrix/ (less up to date)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/calcatrix1 (less up to date)
- Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/calcatrixart (not really helpful to Russian artists anymore)
- Furry Network: https://furrynetwork.com/calcatrix/ (looks abandoned)