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The Battle...

By JoshuaDunlop
This is just a picture i wanted to draw? :)

Hope you like it :)
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

What can we say to resume all this? The idea is interesting, the execution is so clever and epic, and the tecqnique is to congratulate. I have to say it's a great masterpiece...but I can't help but to say one or two things I didn't like.

First of all, I have to say that the main fuel becuase this idea works, at least for me, it's because is the showdown between, what I say, one of the coolest Pokémon (Dragonite) against one of my favorite Pokémon (Charizard), but both of them can be considered two of the most famous and recognized Dragon-type Pokémon. For a pretty pathici first gameplay; i grew a big dislike to Dragonite, because of I was a terrible player, so I never had the idea how to catch Dratini and how to raise it, so a big envy was developing on me. However, I really grew a big fond for Charmander, Charmeleon adn Charizard, becuase they were the first "Oh my God, I just love these Pokémon" for me: I always choose Charmander like first Pokémon (even in Firered). In this work, what I love is to see howw my favorite Pokémon fights against the Pokémon I was never able to get, like a kind of revenge, and I can't help but wish all the luck to Charizard, and labeling Dragonite like the villain; I just wish I'm not the only one thinking this. But, I digress.

I think the idea is pretty displayed. The dark scenary, the thunderstorm, the lightning and the lights effect, all these makes this scene like the "Final Battle", like the "The Fight of the End of the World", you just know this is epic, and it really inspires plenty of ideas to the people that is thinking to write a story.

Then, about the character design...I'm kind of sorry to say it doesn't work 100%. Don't get me wrong, it well worked, the details give live to the characters, they're just so descriptive...but, maybe TOO DESCRIPTIVE. Look, it's a really clever idea to try a different design, and it's cleverly themed the dragons with the design of the originals creatures, but I see a little too much of Poetic License.

I know the which is the main cause: Pokémon is a more animated style, and this work try to be realistic, and in Fanart laws, this is all valid, and it works most of the times. But what I want to say, it goes a little far away from the original design, and at first you may think this is 100% away from Pokémon, and I think what I don't like so much is that they don't have a so "pretty-to-look-at" face. I know they're dragons and beauty is not a strongly relationed face.

But, as a work istelf, it really WORKS and it's really GREAT. Even being a little realistic, the creatures displayed here looks great in this work, the theme is played in a breathtaking way, and you can't help but fall in love with the care of the details, shades and lights.

To the artist here: if you keep making this kind of fanarts, GO AHEAD, you have so muhc talent. But, if you're planning of making an original work of this kind, YOU REALLY SHOULD.

A great work!!!
kagehyo's avatar
Beat it Charizard! You're not  even a dragon type! Lol XD
Just kidding, I love them both ^_^ this  is such a cool picture! Fricken EPIC!! 
RainbowPrismDragon's avatar
Kracka choom! Man, if there were sound effects here, that would be it. :3
I always interpreted Charizard as more serpentine and a ranged fighter, while Dragonite was the big muscular dinosaur-like creature. But I still like this drawing! Great work!
JoshuaDunlop's avatar
Shame charizard isnt drawn like that in the anime, that pot belly really does't help things lol
unisonic's avatar
man you've turned dradonite from a weird cousin of charizard, to a bad ass dragon, IT'S THE BATTLE OF THE DRAGONS!!!!!!!!!
yankiidoodles's avatar
In my opinion, this is one of the most epic Pokemon pictures out there.
JoshuaDunlop's avatar
Thank you, Im thinking about updating it :)
BlackWulfeApex77's avatar
I like your interpretation of charizard and Dragonite much better. I was always bugged by their body shape and how their wings were about the same width or less than their body size(Especially Dragonite). Just didn't appear to be suited for flight
Abraxas-within's avatar
Wow, they look like they could have actually existed. I can't believe you made dragonite look badass, i didn't think that was possible.
Behellmorph's avatar
Dragonite looks AWESOME!
Kudos for this epic battle of Dragons within sotrmy clouds.
RenagadeRexRider's avatar
this is pure awesome!
Kaijuking54's avatar
dragonite actually looks awesome for once :D
reshiram98's avatar
Oh my Arceus!!!!!! I would loooooooove to see how this battle turns out. Cus this is effing awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skull-Island-Master's avatar
good work, really good.

BTW do you like any other Generation except for the first one ??
JoshuaDunlop's avatar
I do, however I keep it all in the first gen for two reasons. 1: Im writing a book about Kanto so Im only sticking to the first 151. 2: If I started doing the other gens Id get a overwhelming demand by people wanting me to draw there fave pokemon, and I simply dont have time :)
Glad you like my work ;)
Shadomew's avatar
Nice. I like the realism you've applied to your Pokémon drawings. I could actually see something like these two existing. ^^
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