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My computer is sorta running again. I've had the idea to do an amphibian Dragonite for weeks without the the means to execute it. Upon research I've discovered that Dratini looks suspiciously like a salamander tadpole, everything just fits into place. Pretty much the only time in nature a vaguely serpentine creature transforms into a reptilian looking critter.

The way I was looking at it is that Dragonites are very rare in the wild as it reaches maturity at around 55 years old. They can be trained into maturity much faster than they grow in nature. Dragonites are exceptional swimmer and are very strong ambush predators, using their powerful legs or tail to propel themselves at prey. They often are mistaken for taking flight when really they just jump great heights.


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Dragonite, Dragonair, Dratini©Nintendo
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:iconzilten:
zilten Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
"And just like that,  diabetes"
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:icondabomb29:
dabomb29 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
He's cute!
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:iconeveevsash:
EveeVSash Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So derpy
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:icongrahamsandwich:
GrahamSandwich Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
qt
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:iconmasterstone94:
MasterStone94 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Still my favorite pokemon
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I great idea. I like how you managed to keep it kind of dopey and cute looking.
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:iconrandomguye0:
randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
That explains those stubby wings.
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:iconantfang:
Antfang Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I'm not sure about the axolotl look
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:iconthefusionlatios:
TheFusionLatios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
The derp.
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:iconwispathedragon:
wispathedragon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  New member
love the pokemon gif Dratinis
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:iconcomplexdarke:
ComplexDarke Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member
great work dragonite look like " awwwwww man i think i forgot something"
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Crimson-Graphite Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing I've noticed about your pieces, is that they are scaled incorrectly. Dragonite is too big, Dragonair is to small.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Again, I use the official heights from the games. However this piece was an exception where I used the height as length for dragonair, which I have not done since.
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Tijopi11 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah- I love how you made the antenna look more aquatic, since the original de-evolutions tend to live in the water. It makes a lot more sense that way. And instead of looking fat, this design makes it look muscular! I wish the real dragonites looked less dopey and more like this! 
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TheDeliciousFern Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2015  New member
Its like a B33Fed up axolotl





3AT B33F 3VRY DAY
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shadowlupen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting concept i like it :D
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BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
holy shit these are cool
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Pikafy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  New member
I love how he looks like a axolotl 
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:icondynharyilargonian:
DynharyilArgonian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
DRAGON POKEMON
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:icondrtomato:
DrTomato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this sooo much, it reminds me of my late axolotl lol, Dragonite looks so happy to be there lol
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:iconcatpawaj:
CatpawAJ Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
dragonite's soo derpy XD i love it 
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:iconinfabilian:
Infabilian Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragonite looks so happy! Kyaaaa ~
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Were you trying to make the derpy dragon even more derpalicious?
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:iconmoshyee:
Moshyee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That face makes me so happy
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It looks like a Chinese giant salamander, wow! 👏
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Krinmu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how you made it frog/ amphibian-like
i always thought of dragonite as, well a dragon, now that you've drawn this i can look at it differently, in a more creative way
:la: choir 
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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Its a salamander
looking*
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Krinmu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i said amphibian
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:iconkrowing:
Krowing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice and creative but kind of  creepy looking
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Biscuitkitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This may be favorite out of all of them :D I like how you didn't use the traditional dragon approach, it looks awesome
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HouseElfSocks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the salamander-like approach! XD
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
why does dragonite look retaded?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Oh boy, kid. 
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Arvalis, show this bitch who's boss.
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TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Not a fan of this one to be honest.
You revamped the Pokemon to the point where it doesn't feel at all based on the source material, aside from sharing the same color palette and a few distinct features.
This Dragonite shares none of the charm that the original design had, in my opinion.

Your Pokemon don't have to resemble actual animals to be realistic.

That being said, this is very well done. If you ever redo ANY of these pieces in the future, I definitely recommend keeping up your originals as well, as they are still very sound art pieces.
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GeeknGood Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would look like that if it was realistic.
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TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
What makes you say that?
Dragonite is clearly a dragon in the games, so realistically, he'd be a dragon in real life.
If it's any other species, it wouldn't be a Dragonite.
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GeeknGood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah.. Just shut up. If you are so "perfect" of how dragons look like then deal with it. Nio Smirk Icon 
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
What's with the aggression?
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
He/she's trying to say that dragons don't exist in real life dumbass.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
This I feel is one of my most successful pokemon pieces.  Captures the charm of dragonite in a believable way to me.
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
The picture itself is rather nice, I agree.

But sorry dawg. That ain't Dragonite.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Looks like dragonite to me.
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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your painting is amazing so dont let anyone change your mind to think its a regret. Yes, you may get hate and aggressive comments but you shouldn't reply, as it would make them says more horrible things. Amazing work keep it up!
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Can't say I agree. But whatevs.

Keep up the good work.
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vasix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By chance or otherwise, this evolution line, being a basic amphibian metamorphosis, seems to be one of the most "plausible" of all the Pokemon out there, except for the part about its abilities...
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