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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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:iconspookypandagirl:
SpookyPandaGirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God I would love to see Vulpix and Ninetails! AMAZING WORK!!! They look even better like this than in the games!!! You are awesoem!!
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Pitool Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you people do this stuff!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??!?!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
practice!¿
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:iconpitool:
Pitool Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
obviously
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does that Charmander plan to eat that whole Catapie, its almost as big as it is. Again awesome. I like the little frills between Charizard's legs and tail, a flight aid I presume, nice touch.
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Mewkuro12 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
He looks adorable
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:iconamymoreno:
Amymoreno Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
This is my fav
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:iconlackingstarships:
lackingStarships Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Have you done Lucario yet? I think that'd be a cool looking pokemon :) #448 Lucario 
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R31gnofPh3r Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  New Deviant Professional General Artist
+h4+'s 0n3 s3xy dr4g0n. 1 m3an +h4+'s 4 dr4g0n i w0u1d 1ik3 2 uz3 my m4s+3rba11z 0n.
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:iconaskruilmon:
AskRuilmon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
the charmander looks like a Baliskis. or however you spell that...
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:iconmichelleblitzgirl:
Michelleblitzgirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Is he based on a Lizard or a Dragon?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
yes
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:iconvyetan:
vyetan Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I disagree! 
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I always wondered,  if dragons are mostly depicted as giant four legged reptials and with a pair of wings and since most flying creatures started on ground,  how would there ancestors look like O_o (I'm only taking about ,,classic" dragons, not wyverns)

Either way, awesome interpretation of an awesome pokemon, non the less :D
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ZombieFighter116 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Wow.... :wow:
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spinosaurus2015 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
those wings would never lift that body
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MlgToyBonnie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont think i would want charizard in real life anymore
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Slurch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Very neat, but Charizard would have a face like a snake, what with the four prominent fangs and how his face is shaped.  So in a way he would look like a dragon, but with a more serpentine head.   But this is still great!  Love it a lot <3
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
There is no snake I've ever seen that has a face like charizard.  Monitor lizards and crocs are a way more likely candidate.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2015
Boas would probably be the closest in appearance in terms of snakes: outofafricapark.com/assets/Red… img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…   Look at the jaws, where the eyes are set and the musclebound head and how they're shaped.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
This mouth doesnt look much like charizard to me www.redtailboas.com/general_ca… and its the same species of snake you linked.  This komodo dragon upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… has a far closer head shape to charizard, not the prominent brow ridges and cleft between the nostrils like charizard.  Even the shape of the mouth looks more like charizard.  Better still would be this cuvier's dwarf caiman upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… who has almost the exact same head shape, just gotta slap some horns on him and make him orange.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015
I see it, definitely.  I guess it's the four long fangs which give him a serpentine look.  He's like a combination of things.  Also, there are snakes which have horns and four large fangs www.lstmliverpool.ac.uk/media/…


www.deviantart.com/art/Tiny-De…
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Horned vipers look nothing like charizard or the boa you sent earlier, and their horns are very far from the proper location for charizard.  There are horned crocs that look far more like charizard and were one of the design influences s53.photobucket.com/user/Tiger… The four fangs on the official charizard art look far more like mammal dentition than snake.  Snakes dont even have four fangs media.cmgdigital.com/shared/im… they only have fangs on top.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Okay one more and I'm done here.  I asked my bro what Charizard's head most resembled and he said a snake.  I also found this. www.deviantart.com/art/Snake-1…  That's pretty damn close.  lol   don't kill me
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Everyone has their opinions, monitor lizard fits far better.  Not to mention the things name in japan is lizardon.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Let's just agree he looks like this: images.clipartpanda.com/flying…   lol
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KaskaBaska Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  New Deviant
THIS
IS
EPIC
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XxxMudkipLovexxX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is just-


*forever speechless*
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MandoJetii Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
wow


That's all I can say
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StickFigureALLDAY Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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shadowlupen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beyond amazing
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Thepenguinrapist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Being the size that he is, I would imagine that a combination of a hydrogen-based flight bladder and volcanic thermal updrafts aid in the conservation of energy during flight, saving the Charizard's energy by about 75%. This would likely allow it to engage in extensive aerial duels for dominance with others of their kind. I would also guess that the teal color of the wings could be attributed to a special type of blood vessel that allows them to absorb significantly higher levels of heat from the sun to maximize their fire powers by channeling ambient heat in the vicinity.
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ViniVidi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2015
Just amazing, this looks so real! 
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AdventureKinz098 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  New Deviant
This is epic!


Poke Ball 
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At0micDrag0n Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome!!! It wouldn't be able to fly(Wings are too small), but its still so badass. Thanks for the amazing deviations man
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015   Artist
looks like freakin darmander!
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:iconartrock15:
ArtRock15 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG that looks very real!  
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Prof. Oak gives ten year old kids this? Is he still a legal professor?
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:iconthatsnomoon:
thatsnomoon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Looks amazing.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
haha
'boar'
[insert i see what you did there pic]
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:iconponymaster3:
ponymaster3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
dam these are good!
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:iconmattoosaurus:
Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D best charizard ever!
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:iconwinkiemcfrinky:
winkiemcfrinky Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Really beautiful work!
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YahzeeSkywalker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
...this is so beautiful :O
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:iconthepenguinrapist:
Thepenguinrapist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'd be delighted to come up with a biological background for this one. I've been a fan of your work for quite some time and I would be honored if you'd agree to it.
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Vassala Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
If pokemon were real, this is what I'd want them to look like.
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Awesome. :D
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:iconotaku3333:
Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
This is done very well. Poor Caterpie!... T_T" 
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EchoChaser Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This looks amazing, you definitely pulled off the reptilian look, I imagine if the Charizard went on all fours it would look like a komodo or any other large monitor lizard.
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