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-Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis


Bulbasaur is my favorite Pokemon, Venusaur is not as cool. It really bothers me whenever I see a more realistic take on the Bulbasaur line as a frogs. I dont care for frogs, and I really like Bulbasaur, so therefore he isn't a frog. Not to mention he has "saur" in his name, which means lizard. I really ran with the lizard idea and he ended up like a cross between a Horny Toad and a Scutosaurus. The way I figure it is that they have an endosymbiotic relationship with a very large type of flower. The flower reeks of death, the fumes can even be toxic and keeps large predators and competition away; however it attracts insects which brings food for the young Bulbasaurs. Venusaur is 6'7", though are actually taller as their flowers can vary in height and are not measured. They also use their tusks to dig up roots much like wild boar. Bulbasaur is the best.

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Brik44 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I like the idea of going more lizard than amphibian (frog gecko). My main issue with the whole the plant being a seperate organism with a symbiotic relationship with the Bulbasaur is the explination of the attacks? is the plant sentient and can use vines as a weapon. or does the bulbasaur have while like tendrils that look like vines that he/she uses... your thoughts?
LeeNSendo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This series of drawings is absolutely breathtaking. There's so much creativity and originality in each piece. You have created many a masterpiece, and have earned more than a little respect from me for it.
Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
Wow! I love your design for the Venusaur family's skin. ^_^ The Nincada looks great as well. Those Ninjask look pretty menacing with their red eyes! 
EchoChaser Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This looks great, I really like Bulbasaur too, but I've never really been to keen on Venusaurs design, just something about it, however I feel that yours does it justice :)
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gnarly awesome.  ;)
Fantastic textures.
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
bulbasaur looking like this reminds me of
Nebo-Dude2 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
I'm so glad that you didn't depict the Bulbasaur line as frogs... This concept is GREAT
Aww bulbasaur. xD
I like the  Horned lizard concept ... it fits really well. This is a great design.B-) (Cool) 
Otakukiller Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
My idea for Bulbasaur's line is a race of turtles that have a symbiotic relationship with a plant. Their shells grow with a hole in the middle and when they are born, their parents push dirt into the hole and a plant seed is dropped into it. It spreads its roots through bulbasaur's body, with the Bulbasaur carrying the plant around while the plant protects bulbasaur and provides it with energy when it is low
draupnir45 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Actually, Bulbasaur's Japanese name is フシギダネ, which means "Weird Seed". So, I think there is no intention to make it look like a lizard in the first design concept...
GREAT work, Anyways.
Shiizuko Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Oh that poor Ninjask...hehe...
Apocyna-Salamandra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this looks really amazing!
UltraMario3000 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Awesome! Bulbasaur la plz
ShieldWolfSheena Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look likes a bearded dragon
ShudiptoBarman Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
MrVoiceMan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv these fellers!~ (Fake bad English attempt.)
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome Pokemon work u do! 😃
Pupuomena Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
This one is cool! övö)d
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aaww man, i wish you included shedinja. he be like my favorite pokemon! getting him is as hard, but its so cool at the end
Ninjaman680 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bomb ass bulbasaur ;)
BaldBlack Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
15.2 pounds
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
very creative
CrimsonIgnis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Venusaur looks a lot more menacing now
Good job!
Some--random--guy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I really enjoy the style of this! The description is also a nice touch...
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally! I like frogs but bulbasaur is bulbaSAUR so it's high time someone recognized it.
MadMother88 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Always liked bulbasaur :D Love how you did him
BaconManiac Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I love the scutosaurus look you gave it.

This is my headcanon now.
McHaven Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bulbasaur IS the best!
songbreezewolf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love, love, LOVE the fact that you used Rafflesia as a base for the plant, I always thought of the plant on it's back as some sort of corpse flower and even the original artwork for Venusaur supports the Rafflesia specie of plant :D
NicciLennie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very nice
Phoenix-Fightmaster Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
This is probably my favorite one of the lot. Its blend of naturalistic anatomy with fantasy monster design is almost perfect. It is the golden standard to which the rest of this project should be held.
I'm serious. This is better than a simple "Toad + plant" formula. It's a far more intricate blend of what the monster is intended to be, and what nature has given us. It is superb.

And the fact that I'm giving you positive critique here is proof positive that you will pretend I have said nothing and focus entirely on the fact that I don't the ones you didn't put any effort into.
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I too like this one a lot.  It is tied for my favorite with my charizard, tyrantrum, and feraligatr pieces.  I thank you for your kind words.
lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
List of visible Pokemon ; Venusaur, Ivysaur, Bulbasaur, Nincada and Ninjask
QuantumDynamix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
bearded dragon much?
TomBoy3601 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Yes! Finally! I LOVE Bulbasaur! Veunsaur was always kinda disapointing for me...
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
ulterno617 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh its a rafelasia.
akaBman Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Amazing work.
coolbyproxy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this one! Bulbasaur *is* the best :)
LayeredOnion Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah my favorite pokemon!!
This looks super cool * *!
Ardwenn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Bulbasaur was the first pokemon I picked way back in the days when everything was displayed on a black and green screen. This is an amazing rendition and really brings the creature to life! Well done! :)
treyy4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Cool favorite pokemon is being sliced in half
yokajoker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We'll this makes me feel like absolute shit
bobapanda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I love that Vine Whip. @ w @
IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
This artwork is soo beautyfuul * ~ *
tia-anna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg bulbasaur is so cute!! I love bulbasaur too <3
Snow5555 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Chigiri16 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Bulbasaur's my 2nd favorite out the original starters.
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