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-Dragonite-
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Published: October 1, 2012

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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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PhotoshopCS3: 8-10 hours
Dragonite, Dragonair, Dratini©Nintendo
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KAPP27Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense.
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ingridpopo13Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks Creepy But Cute!
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Jackfrost-300-truefrHobbyist Digital Artist
Waterdragons!!! I love how you made dragonite part axotol
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UndertaleHarmonyHobbyist General Artist
Axolotl!
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PrestapodStudent Traditional Artist
Wow,its interesting how Dragonite has the same salamander-like build and body shape as the original design
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Blackbison01Student General Artist
The anime version of the dragonite line look like western style dragons while this interpretation takes more from an eastern style. 
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PureTrash69Hobbyist General Artist
why does this exist
VoicexOfxViolence's avatar
Woah, I absolutely adore this. Also, it's so cute omg. 
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bittersweet-victoryHobbyist General Artist
Something about that Dragonite makes me smile every time I see them!
Beto1207's avatar
It was a very good idea to represent Dragonite as a salamander, the pre-evolutions coincide with tadpole stages. :D
Sarmanii's avatar
Awesome, kinda became the opposite of cute too tho, lol.
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Arent you the one that got hired to animate in the detective pikachu because of this?
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arvalisProfessional Digital Artist

I did concept art for it yes.

Olmagon's avatar
Are you replacing levels with years? Didn’t take me 55 years to get a dratini into dragonite 
WilyWeeb's avatar
I love have Dragonair's frog bump represents their snout in the cartoons/games.
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The New Fran Bow Game Looks Epic
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Space-between-spacesHobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna hug it.
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ezziej2Student Digital Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
forgetmeNot253's avatar
ha salamander with wings
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JUDDAEUSProfessional Interface Designer
Wow, Majestic creation..
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TenebrisIncarnatusHobbyist Traditional Artist
I went through most of these. You've done a pretty good job translating the pokemon into something that looks like an actual animal. Excellent, keep it up! :D
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pastosaurio General Artist
This is adorable~
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