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-Dragonite- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

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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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:icondrtomato:
DrTomato Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  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 22 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
dragonite's soo derpy XD i love it 
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:iconinfabilian:
Infabilian Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragonite looks so happy! Kyaaaa ~
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member
Were you trying to make the derpy dragon even more derpalicious?
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:iconxxelectricfeelxx:
XxElectricfEelxX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That face makes me so happy
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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member
It looks like a Chinese giant salamander, wow! 👏
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:iconkrinmu:
Krinmu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2015  New member 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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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member
Its a salamander
looking*
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:iconkrinmu:
Krinmu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  New member 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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:iconbiscuitkitty:
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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:iconhouseelfsocks:
HouseElfSocks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  New member 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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:iconthegrowthcycle:
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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:iconthegrowthcycle:
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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:icongeekngood:
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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: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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:iconcreamclaw:
Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member
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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:iconvasix:
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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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragonite looks awesome as an amphibian, which actually make sense as its previous forms can easily be interpenetrated as tadpoles.
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:icontaho:
taho Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeaaah, One of my faves! Amazing to see them glorified in your style!
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:iconsekitaluna:
SekitaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art has been featured! www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos…
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Otakukiller Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
hmm, i wonder if the fact that it knows all the elemental punches and Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, and Blizzard? It basically has perfect control over it's natural temperature and the tempurature of its environment, meaning it can live in any environment, and probably uses the thunderpunch and thunderbolt like a Catfish, zapping and paralyzing underwater prey 
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Otakukiller Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
hmm, i wonder if the fact that it knows all the elemental punches and Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, and Blizzard? It basically has perfect control over it's natural temperature and the tempurature of its environment, meaning it can live in any environment, and probably uses the thunderpunch and thunderbolt like a Catfish, zapping and paralyzing underwater prey 
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nickel158 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
While this is amazing, all I see when I look at Dragonite's face is, "HEEEEEYYYY GUUUYYYSSH WHA'D I MISSHH???" XD
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:iconlocksoli:
Locksoli Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2014
Dragonites wings are actually a bit larger. They can fly to at least mach 4-5 speeds, and they can circle the globe within days. Jumping seems a bit like an under exaggeration 
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
mach 4? really?
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:iconlocksoli:
Locksoli Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Its pokedex entries for ruby, sapphire and emerald. 
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thats ridiculous :o
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:iconturkishangorakat:
TurkishAngoraKat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member
Idk if you noticed it these are pokemon.
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
well i certainly do, but its fun for me to actually think about the logic of things.
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:iconangela-wolf-1:
Angela-Wolf-1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Would still let it plow me. Such a fantasy.
Put the shaded figure on the crotch, and you guys get the image. ;)
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:iconlionzroar13:
lionzroar13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
And they said Dragonite had big wings...
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:iconderp2425:
Derp2425 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
That is like a... sextuplet chin right there.
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:icondragontamer155:
dragontamer155 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, axlotl! Respect, for knowing what it is :3
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:iconpiedpie:
piedpie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yaaay! axolotl!
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:icongideonapollob:
gideonapollob Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!... You don't have a flavor text for this?
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:iconthemedusa:
themedusa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconcrystal-the-wolf1015:
Crystal-The-Wolf1015 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
although they arent particularly pretty, this art is amazing and realistic, very detailed. It takes a lot of skill do create something like this.
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:icondante8411:
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
It's Dragonite, bitch!
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:iconroboqueer:
roboqueer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So ADORABLE
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:icontripplesixing:
TrippleSixing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Duuuuude that's perfect.

People saying how ugly they look.. This is how they WOULD be IF they were REAL. You think if it was real it would be a fat clean and round dragon with a baby's face? Pfft, open your eyes to this beauty.
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:iconaspenmommy:
aspenmommy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
eww.
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:iconpyromania101:
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
You have uglified the most adorable badass dragon in history!
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