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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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:iconvinividi:
ViniVidi Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Just amazing, this looks so real! 
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:iconadventurekinz098:
AdventureKinz098 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
This is epic!


Poke Ball 
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:iconat0micdrag0n:
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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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
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  New member
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  New member
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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:iconyahzeeskywalker:
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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:iconvassala:
Vassala Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member
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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:iconechochaser:
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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:iconleafsapphire:
Leafsapphire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Is this the same as that? www.amazon.com/HiddenSupplies-…
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Looks like I got another product to report
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:iconhypergriff:
Hypergriff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!! You got a fav
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:iconantohf:
AntoHF Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ay Rosarito mi amorrrr
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:iconpepperedsoda:
PepperedSoda Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   Artist
CHURHAZORT
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
CHARIZARD FOR LYFE.
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:iconmorsurecreating:
MorsureCreating Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Omgah Charizard is definitely mah pokemon faaaavourite. ;A; Love this work ~«3
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:iconm-i-arias:
M-I-Arias Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
poor caterpie 😥
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:iconellapichardo:
Ellapichardo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
i love you!! Thank you for this amazing work!!!
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:iconpsyche-fix:
Psyche-Fix Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
You made me start drawing reptiles (・∀・)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Thats awesome, may you draw one million scales
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:iconxscarlettbasesx:
xScarlettBasesx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha the charmander XD
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:iconroversden:
RoversDen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about MEGA charizard!(theblueone)
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:iconmooncry25:
MoonCry25 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the world would explode if mega charizard was real
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:iconroversden:
RoversDen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit
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:iconren-o27:
Ren-o27 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
If only pokemons exists for real i will go and pick charmander (he stole someone's caterpie XD)  
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:iconthaifun:
Thaifun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconacousticletters:
Acousticletters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always come back to this one. Even though my all time favorite was blastoise, man this is just so BADASS. Excelent job!!!
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:iconamerican-emperor:
American-Emperor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Awesome work as always arvalis!
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:iconkokeman3d2y:
kokeman3D2Y Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
LOL that Charneleon's head is just exactly like Agumon's hahaha
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:iconmarikakika:
Marikakika Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014
how can you do something like that poor pokemon 'are you serious?' black kitty 
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:icondeathbearwithagun:
Deathbearwithagun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought saurischians were just a branch of reptiles? O.o
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:iconrussiaplaysmc:
RussiaPlaysMC Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are, it's just that he meant the theropods, a group within the saurischians.
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:icondeathbearwithagun:
Deathbearwithagun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, I got ya. Thanks for clarifying :D
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:iconfarzuespeonmistress:
FarzuEspeonMistress Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Charmander is still cute! And it looks like he stole that Caterpie from someone. :)
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:iconrussiaplaysmc:
RussiaPlaysMC Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no! It's a swarm of Buterfree behind him! however will he escape!
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:iconfarzuespeonmistress:
FarzuEspeonMistress Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Ummmmmm mama Charizard?
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:iconowlcomet:
OwlComet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Omg!!! I love it!!!! <3
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:iconloserfacerochelle:
loserfacerochelle Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
two years old and still a badass piece. I love it so much.
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:iconsinsenest:
sinsenest Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
There is no way a Charizard can be 5'7" while a Mewtwo is 6'7". The last time I checked, they were about the same height in the first movie or Charizard was taller. (Either way nice concept).
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
These are official heights from the games.
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:iconsinsenest:
sinsenest Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I take back what I said then. I just think it's retarded that they would do something like that. Make one Pokemon look taller than the other, then it ends up with a shorter height in a later episode/show/game. Apart from that, you are a very talented artist and it's genius what you did here. I saw what you did with the Aerodactyl by the way - I had to show my brother because that was utter brilliance in itself. 
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