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Realistic Dragonite

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Gave a shot at making a realistic Dragonite!
And pulled together some speed painting techniques I grabbed over the past two months.
I decided to give it a bit of a Komodo Dragon/ Killer Whale twist, though the Orca part mostly stayed at the head.

I realize I need to try things like flipping the image and working the image facing right more, since way too many of my works has the redundant 3/4 view of the character looking at the left and I need to get more variety, awgh
But that's something to keep in mind for the future!
I want to get better at realistic creatures etc, so this was a good exercise.

EDIT:
Made another Realistic pokemon!
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PerseptionAndVision's avatar
PerseptionAndVisionHobbyist Writer
Not as adorable as original Dragonite, but it looks as good.
omegamanx2's avatar
this realistic dragonite looks spot on 
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WingedSilverWolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
It kinda looks like winged Godzilla x3
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
haha Thanks!!
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I remember when I was little, I had a Pokemon coloring book; it was on a Dragonite that I first managed to color without going over the lines.
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arvalisProfessional Digital Artist
I like the orca influence, great idea.
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
Oh gosh, thank you!
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TakoraDrakanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Your interpretation of dragonite is rather nice! I hope you try also a few more other pokemon in a realistic style. :)
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
Ahh thank you!
And yes I'll want to draw more pokemon in the realistic style, so just wait and see!
Kinetii's avatar
I really like your choose of background. It looks so proffesional from a character designer!
And realistic it is, example from drag's wings where there are some holes. Or maybe it just looks realistic to
me.

However, maybe dragonite's right wing should've more details.. hmm or maybe not. We all clearly see
its left wing, so that means the left wing looks like the same as the right.

This is a good exercise, indeed. So now I'm tempt for your next realistic picture :,D

Great job!
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks haha
I just kind of took it from other profesionals to go and put a simple gradient bg

You should be excited for my next, i'm trying to pull off an embroar!
CountDraggula's avatar
it needs an eye-scar and a tragic backstory!
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
OF CAWS
mandatory if its gonna be da main character yep
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UruborosProfessional Writer
Great job! I think he looks fierce enough to match his stats well. Perhaps doing a little more to make the tail look somehow more round would make it look even more realistic, but the rest looks amazing!
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
Oh gosh thank you!
And ahh that is a good point, I'll look to make roundish things rounder next time!
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PawnofCosmosStudent Traditional Artist
that's beautiful
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
ahh thanks!
ClockworkShrew's avatar
Say Kai, how did you hangle those scales? Because i know out of experience that they're usually a pain to do.

By the way this looks absolutely fantastic. Loving the head and the thick tail. Only odd thing for me would be the horn. IDK, maybe i just don't like its design.
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
Oh! I basically made my own brush of scales and used that to texture the beast.
A lot of concept artists make their own special brushes for a certain project to avoid having to painstakingly draw in each little detail, it saves a lot of time and I picked it up from my professor

Also thank you!
Yeah the horn was kind of a design-on the spot, but oh well haha
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Oooh. I have no idea how to go about making brushes, that would come in handy.

*Rushes to find brush-making tutorial*
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DarkBlackArcanineHobbyist Digital Artist
....................My mind.....Is blown....This is one of the best pieces of art I have ever seen in my time on DA. I have rarely ever seen something anywhere near this level of artistic of talent and sheer awesome.
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TeaDinoProfessional Digital Artist
Oh gosh I'm glad to even hear you think of it like that! ;w;
thank you!!
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DarkBlackArcanineHobbyist Digital Artist
no prob hope your doing more of these, because I loved it!
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KyashaKitsuneHobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: hey good work. it's not exactly how i would want a realistic dragonite to look like but you did do a good job of this anyways!
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