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-Aerodactyl- by arvalis -Aerodactyl- by arvalis

Please allow a few moments for it to load all the way, its a big file. Boy this one took forever. The plan was to get this ready for sale at Fanime back in May, but that didn't work out. It was very difficult doing a skeletal for a pterosaur, as I've never really worked much with pterosaurs. I kinda just jumped in and tried to tackle it. Overall I'm pretty pleased with the payoff. There is one bone used here that does not occur in real pterosaurs, I think I'll call it an Aeroid. And now, the flavor text:

Aerodactyl is a very robust flying reptile from an era long since passed. The first fossils of this Pokemon were discovered 142 years ago by Charles Othniel Birch and Edward Drinker Oak. Its skull and wing were very well preserved in fossilized amber. In the advent of the high age of high technology, the same tech boom that lead to the creation of Pokeballs, science has discovered the ability to reconstruct fossils as living Pokemon. Once revived, there were several interesting things not predicted in paleoart; especially the barbed tongue. It had been long assumed that Aerodactyls would catch Pokemon in its jaws and take them to the ground to rip them apart with their massive jaws, however, it was discovered that Aerodactyls only use their mighty maw to engulf much smaller prey and use their barbed tongue to pull the Pokemon down its throat whole. Their barbed tongue is not unique, and not unlike those tongues of Braviaries and Pidgeots. Science was also surprised that Aerodactyl was not, as displayed in outdated paleoart, brown or tan, but in fact, he was FABULOUS with great purple wings. He is also furry, science didn't see that one coming; way to go science.

Archen is a much more recently discovered prehistoric Pokemon. They were the juvenile stage of the larger Archeops, a predecessor to the modern bird Pokemon. Archeops laid large clutches of eggs, sometimes yielding as many as 15 baby Archen. However Archeops are now known to be terrible parents, letting their kids fly all over the place. As pictured here, they a real treat for a hungry Aerodactyl.

Cranidos are infant Rampardos. Once this species was revived, it was discovered that both the adult and juvenile stages are very slow. Infact it is not uncommon to see a Cranidos easily keeping pace with a Rampardos. What they lack in speed, they more than make up for in power. Rampardos is capable of dealing a 16,500 PSI impact from their dome. The Cranidos shown here is much more content to trundle off than deal with that big purple son of a bitch.

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chariadactyle237 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Love your profile picture...looks like a bulbasaur symbol if bulbasaur was in Munster Hunter!

That aside,the picture's great,looks quite realistic!Good job!
amazoness-king Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
have you made a camerupt yet?
iamiceman003 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I don't believe I have commented on any of your designs. What I will comment is simple and to the point. You are amazing. Thank you for this. Truly.
WantItNeedItFearIt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Is there any chance that you might provide download links for each picture like you did with Tyrantrum? I can't use GIF files as desktop backgrounds, and I'd really like to be able to have this as such... :/
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
WantItNeedItFearIt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks! ^.^
trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Why exactly are the cranidos slow? They seem to be built for speed, with large hips and feet, small front limbs, and a muscular tail for balance.
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
They are slow because they have a very low base speed stat.
trisdino Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
ah, well, I have not played pokemon in years, I would not know. 
tacomekit729 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Okay- these are incredible... Just- truly amazing
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