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My Charizards do not normally rear fully upright like this. There head is usually held lower and as such are measured at the shoulder, making them 5'7". The trainer is around 6' or so.

Though Bulbasaur has always been my favorite Pokemon, Charizard has always been my favorite fully evolved starter. I even had a Charizard Pokemon card back when that was a big deal. I wanted to make sure he looked reptilian not saurischian, so I pulled design elements exclusively from reptiles. You guys should definitely check out a Kaprosuchus, it certainly wouldn't be a boar. I also made sure to add little wing nubs on the pre-evs so that its not as jarring a transition. As Charizards get older, more or their tail envelops in flame. When a Charizard reaches an old enough age it will completely ignite and burn itself to ash. There are responsible for the occasional brush fire.

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:iconicedragoncrocodon:
Icedragoncrocodon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Charizard is cool, and I LOL'd when Charmander ate that Caterpie.
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:icontsumerai-kyon:
Tsumerai-Kyon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
" burn itself to ASH" 8D

Probably should have made the wings bigger, though.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
nah
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:iconcartoonben:
CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If Elderly Charizards burn to ashes like the legendary Phoenix at the end of their lives (without coming back from their ashes as babies), then I guess the Mandibuzz (the vulture pokemon) won't be able to devour the Charizard's carcass. No wonder vultures don't eat their food cooked. LOL. Get it? Because vultures eat dead animals raw like all carnivores, omnivores, and scavengers. But more importantly, vultures eat carcasses not only to survive, but also to prevent the corpse's flesh from going to waste before scavenging arthropods like flies start dining on the remaining leftovers (along with the bones depending what kind of insect can slowly bite into bone).
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:iconjohnwilson3:
JohnWilson3 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Great
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:iconkayjay2016:
kayjay2016 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
Epic.
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:iconsagittarius09:
Sagittarius09 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
♐️He's not a dragon type. He's "flying, fire type." Ridiculous right?
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:iconandy-jo:
andy-jo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
THIS IS AWESOME!
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
So cool.

:-)
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:iconerasedno:
ErasedNo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP Caterpie

AWESOME WORK hoooowwwww owo
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:iconmatthewtweedie:
matthewtweedie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice Pokemon
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:iconalliancelimo:
Alliancelimo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
marvelous
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:icondelicious-daily:
Delicious-Daily Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this is...... gross.

bring back the first charizard!!
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:iconspacetaco101:
SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
The only thing that's gross here is you being alive
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:icongoatrex:
goatrex Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Nope, this is fantastic and awesome!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
What?
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:iconthunderblitz77:
thunderblitz77 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats the sizing you use for your artwork? Also, I love what you do, the amount of detail and coloring is amazing. This is what pokemon should look like!
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:iconrainingcupcake:
RainingCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Charizard
Expectation: A giant dragon who could probably tear down a 20 story building with Air Slash.

Reality:He is about the same height as me ;-;
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:icongreenwatchandbluebox:
On the card he is also the height of you then, if you are 5'7". Arvalis's is actually taller because it is 5'7" with its head down, normal Charizard has his head up all the time and still is only 5'7".
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:iconrainingcupcake:
RainingCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kinda meant that comment as a joke but thanks. XD
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:iconx-buimon-sama:
X-Buimon-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
wow can you make a Growlmon or Exveemon like this? thats amazing
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:iconrenigaed:
Renigaed Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They need to make a pokemon movie that resembles real life-like pokemon like these illustrations. 
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:iconlordvesnae:
LordVesnae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Omg YES
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:iconzenith6574:
Zenith6574 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Actually the flame on its tail is it's life force if the flame on it's tail is extinguished it will die.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
What's your point?
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:icondatartdud3:
DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's own Pokedex entry says so.
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:iconpaleosir:
paleosir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That it dies when the flame goes out, not when it ignites the animal.

But this is completely irrelevant to this drawing, because it's supposed to be more realistic.
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:iconhbombindustries:
Hbombindustries Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
this is beautiful, but I think you lost the essence of charmander and charmeleon somehow. charizard is perfect though!
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:iconseniorita93:
Seniorita93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great idea, amazing draw Heart 
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
epic!
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:iconashenrisen:
ashenrisen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
amazing! =)
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:iconmudkipzuniverse:
MudkipzUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing
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:iconthesapphires:
TheSapphires Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Charizard is one of my least favorite Pokemon (Don't judge) but heck this is flippin' awesome! That Charmander is adorable <3

~SapphireTheAbsol
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:iconluciiid:
Luciiid Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
how come you put the wings above the shoulder?
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:iconrenigaed:
Renigaed Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's their interpretation of Charizard, as you can see both Charmander and Charmeleon don't look ordinary either. 
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:iconluciiid:
Luciiid Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no I mean- I only ask that because then it would make Charizard unable to fly, and there's a lot less room for the wing bones n stuff
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:iconrenigaed:
Renigaed Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I agree, it's a little odd but I still love it lol
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:iconpyuayunibasaruchuse:
PyuayunibasaruChuse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
Speaking in all honesty, seeing these Pokemon in real life and they actually look like this would kinda be terrifying. I mean, it's great artwork, but I'd freak out if I saw a Charizard and it looked like this.
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:iconsangenjin:
sangenjin Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
I agree that there is something about his look, actually its not that terrifying, to be honest it looks smaller, sort of like a komodo dragon with wings, besides some Pokémon are terrifying anyway, especially those that don't look threating.

If anything, you could scale their powers, and some can perform some pretty terrifying abilities... Charizard does qualify.
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:iconstardustdragon258:
StardustDragon258 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Now that is epic! 
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:iconjaasp:
Jaasp Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Would it have to have bigger wings than that to actually fly? But nonetheless its still really fricken gorgeous. <3 
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:iconihartrahi:
iHartRahi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a huge pokemon fan and with Charizard being my all time favorite, this is by far one of the coolest pieces of art I've ever seen! You're truly an inspiration. :)
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:iconravonies:
Ravonies Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
You must like the Char Family allot :D
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:iconkaiisnowirish:
KaiIsNowIrish Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
im almost as tall as this :D im 5'6
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist
cute :D
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:iconrealadamsandler:
RealAdamSandler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
wow, that design is hot!
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:icongoji1327:
Goji1327 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
CHARIZAAARRRDDD! :D
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:iconmasch-artdesign:
MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Super Picture, good work:) (Smile)
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:iconeel227:
eel227 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Photographer
This isn't a Bronze Dragonflight?
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