arvalis's avatar
By arvalis   |   Watch
17K 910 941K (3 Today)
Published: October 5, 2012


Commission for :icongifted-monster:

I thought it would be cool to portray Reshiram as sort a proto-bird. Maybe as like an ancestor to Ho-oh is what I was thinking. He has been adorned with silver bangles which he was worshipped by. He is considerably less mammalian than you may be accustomed to, but I thought it would look strange if I threw a goat head on a dinosaur bird body. Alternative title for the paleo art aficionados could be Macroraptor

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Gengar- by arvalis -Mewtwo- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

Tumblr Art Blog
PhotoshopCS3: 8-10 hours
Image size
4200x3471px 4.35 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
PKMNmianna's avatar
PKMNmianna General Artist
This looks amazing!! I can feel the power from the legendary, and I love it! 
The feathery touch really fits Reshiram perfectly, and I really like how you made this. 
Pikachueviaseedling's avatar
PikachueviaseedlingHobbyist Digital Artist
I can picture a realistic N riding this thing's back and i love it
faveswan's avatar

it's anivce swan i will fave it

SoNiCExe125's avatar
SoNiCExe125Hobbyist Artist
What have you done to my baby!? That doesn't look anything like him anymore!
arvalis's avatar
arvalisProfessional Digital Artist
BlackDragon117's avatar
BlackDragon117Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has to be the best piece of art on the internet, I swear. 
SylveonsRibbons101's avatar
SylveonsRibbons101Student Artist
Wispion's avatar
WispionStudent Filmographer
I am sh00k
TheDinoDrawer66's avatar
TheDinoDrawer66Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reshiram, King of the Microraptors!
Divin-Art's avatar
Divin-ArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Ouaouh, Wonderful, There I like Reshiram !
sryates's avatar
sryatesHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Never thought he was very Mammalian he is a dragon/fire type after all.
Ichijo564's avatar
Ichijo564Student General Artist
Oh Wow Cool! But if what you say is true, what are the visible mammal traits on Reshiram ? I couldn't find them!
FoxGamer13's avatar
FoxGamer13Student General Artist
Fletchadoodle's avatar
FletchadoodleHobbyist General Artist
I know this is getting a bit older now, but I still come across it every once in a while and have to stop and admire it because you somehow managed to turn Reshiram, arguably the best dragon of Unova, into something even greater. You really captured its power and elegance, and I love the concept of it being some kind of massive prehistoric bird or raptor. Truly magnificent. 
FoxMaiden04's avatar
FoxMaiden04Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember seeing your art on a facebook post and loved it! Amazing work!!
KawaiiNeko924's avatar
WOW I love reshiram and I have white 2 to prove it this is awesome!
Danixyea's avatar
HOLY S**T, nice done dude
SaitamaTale's avatar
SaitamaTaleHobbyist Digital Artist
I like the dinosaur-ness of this piece.
Darkiplierdragon's avatar
DarkiplierdragonHobbyist Artist
Freaking majestic 
Mazie-Grace-Knife's avatar
Mazie-Grace-KnifeStudent Traditional Artist
This is magnificent!!!
AndreNaval's avatar
Pls make a Zekrom and just another request but Therian forms of Landorus, Tornadus and Thundurus (or at least just Thundurus, favorite pokemon and all hehe ) :)
WorkowatyWilczek's avatar
WorkowatyWilczekHobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep up good work
GDTrekkie's avatar
GDTrekkieHobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this and was like, "HOLY MOLY! THIS IS AMAZING!"
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved