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The Battle... by JoshuaDunlop The Battle... by JoshuaDunlop
This is just a picture i wanted to draw? :)

Hope you like it :)
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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!!!
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kagehyo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
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!! 
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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RainbowPrismDragon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Kracka choom! Man, if there were sound effects here, that would be it. :3
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SupahCabre Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
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!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Shame charizard isnt drawn like that in the anime, that pot belly really does't help things lol
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unisonic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man you've turned dradonite from a weird cousin of charizard, to a bad ass dragon, IT'S THE BATTLE OF THE DRAGONS!!!!!!!!!
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yankiidoodles Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
In my opinion, this is one of the most epic Pokemon pictures out there.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Im thinking about updating it :)
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BlackWulfeApex77 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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
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Abraxas-within Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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Behellmorph Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Dragonite looks AWESOME!
Kudos for this epic battle of Dragons within sotrmy clouds.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Kosor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Wow
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is pure awesome!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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Kaijuking54 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
dragonite actually looks awesome for once :D
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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reshiram98 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Arceus!!!!!! I would loooooooove to see how this battle turns out. Cus this is effing awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
good work, really good.

BTW do you like any other Generation except for the first one ??
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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 ;)
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Shadomew Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
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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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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ShinigamiSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I want that charizard o.o
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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sublime1212 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
hey josh don't kno if you remember me I had a account sublimepokemon an I was just wanting to tell you your art is amazing still :)
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) and I do remember
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MattSchiebner Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
thats pretty sweet
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Briggoom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
This is epic!
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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RattenPrince Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazingly beautiful, your realistic versions are simply amazing, all those details!
I absolutely love this, the background really fits in with the conflict feel between the two.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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Dastreus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Charizard can learn Ice Fang (I think?) and Rock Slide. Maybe he ends up doing one of those?!
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NeonBlobfish Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
You forgot to give Charizard horns, but other than that, this picture is golden! You did a superb job, keep up the good work. I'll be sure to look at many of these pictures in the future. That, I promise you.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no i didnt take a closer look ;) n thanks
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NeonBlobfish Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
No problem.
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zeromaru11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Artist
HOLY CRAP A DRAGONITE THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE BARNEY!
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All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Two beautiful dragons in the heat of battle. Now this is what I like to see<3
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Anytime:3
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DieGottesBesen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME! I'm not quite sure if I like Charizard or Dragonite's design better :D
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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ChasesKitty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love th lightning in the background! It makes the dragons really pop.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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ChasesKitty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.
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DanVaizard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Dude, that battle is epic! Awesome! :D
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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xxzzozonexx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like how you make them realism.


and i love the deign on Charizard |D

and the background look sweet.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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