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Dragonite by rajewel Dragonite by rajewel
Mostly just a practice piece spurred by the current DMAP event over at poke-fan club. Didn't really turn out as I would have liked but I think its still decent enough to post.
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Webspidrman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Realistic Dragonite is realistic. ^_^
ZiraDakota Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If only Dragonite really looked like this.

Awesome job!
Aquaridragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I love the texture, shading and the way you painted the sky so much in this. 
Hyperlon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Great colours and details.
Qprime Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
How on earth could you knock this, your own work. If this is what you are capable of on a bad day, then god almighty I fear your powers with a brush on a good day. this is the BEST Dragonite I have EVER seen. Hands down. no holds barred. THIS is what Dragonite SHOULD have looked like.
BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, really.
17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome! :D Did you win the contest?
rajewel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I can't remember actually lol. 

Generally though, when I enter the DMAP event I contact a mod and tell them that in the case the judge picks me for first to hand the win to another contestant. 
17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha it's cool, I was just curious :D And that's really cool and humble, dude. If I won, which would be sweet, if I ever was chosen as a winner again, I would ask them to give it to another top artist. Recognition is nice, but there's plenty of awesome art on this site that doesn't get enough attention.
RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors on this!! Far better than what i thought of!!
I-am-a-mindles-drone Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
Wow! you actually make dragonite look like something I would be willing to evolve my dragonair into...
darachusi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   General Artist
it looks like a cape, my fellow biology enthusiast. Supermon!!!
Lumlum122 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it. i always loved Dragonite (the first pseudo-legendary, after all <3) but hated the tiny size of his wings. this is much better. keep it up!
Cutie-chanXD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Such a happy-wappy dragon :)

Absinthefee Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragonite ftw!!! Nice piece of work even if it is just practice (want to see the non-practice for the best pokemon in pokemon games ever ^^!)
Dani-Claw Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I know I just keep doing :+fav: and run throughout your gallery, but I just can't help it: the detail and work put into every one of your pieces is too addicting! I love your work! :heart:
deadworldlullaby Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I love this art. It's lovely.

However, a thousand and one people mistake the chests animals or pokemon based of lizards and birds to be like human chest. The muscles do not develop that way though. Check out their anatomy (just google search) and see. I have a parrot and study animals and biomechanics, by the way. So I'm not trying to talk from my butt, it's just important to me.

Since parrots may pluck themselves in captivity, if you google search naked parrot, you can get a very good idea of attachment. They are not attached to the shoulders though. Birds wings attach inside with muscle to the keel bone.

Sorry to rant,
Just thought you should know,
rajewel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I do agree that the anatomy is too human like (and overall not great- this image is also over a year old), though that was partially intentional since dragonite is somewhat humanoid in form, though it was overdone here.

I am aware of the the actual anatomy of birds/lizards what not (i've actually studied it somewhat at a university level for biology classes and have done my own independent study), most of the issue comes from trying to apply it to a fantasy creature in novel situations/pose/angle and trying to combine multiple different species with weird anatomy (such as dual front limbs). This attempt not being perfectly successful.
Eragon007 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
oh my beautiful :la:
Fluffbunz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Awesome use of colors. Also like your Combusken.
TheWolfsFriend Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Someone finally succeeded in making a realistic Dragonite!I've never seen that before! (she says somewhat sarcastically) It's still way awesome though.
Uruboros Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Writer
I've always thought dragonite's original design is a little silly but you've made it look so much more awesome.
LugiaUmbreonPower Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really amazing!<3
Oeuvres-de-Michiko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
so beautiful *__*
AshenWings123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very realistic... I like it very muchly.
As if it didn't turn out as well as you would've liked! It's freaking amazing and if I could draw like this I swear I would... I don't know. I'd draw 24/7!
Sanhanian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh! Now that is cool! I especially love the lighting and how it dances off the scales.
PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN lookit that muscular Dragonite! heh~
darksundragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Very dragonish but still Dragonite. Excellent :thumbsup:
theOrangeSunflower Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this is remarkable
bakido Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
That must be so fun!
Flying through the sky.
Abusooru Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! He came out really really great! I love the way you drew him. You really made him look very realistic. You did a really awesone job drawing him! You made him look like a real dragon. You even captured his happiness :)
Netherguard Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This is like, what pokemon would look like in real life. This is beautiful.
Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This. Is. Fantastic. You are a god.
Dusk-X-Holic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He/She looks so.. Majestic.

A fine display of art, wonderful. :thumbsup:
TheFreudianSlip Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Suddenly I want as many dragonites as lance D:<
burmalloo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
all the colors are fantastic, and i love how much the orange and blue complement each other :la:
AnimeWolveslover Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love it! You made it so NOT ugly! :XD:
SombraStudio Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Those wings. I love how you drew those wings!

Also his face. Most people try to go really "stereotypical dragon" when they draw a realistic Dragonite, but you kept that cute/sweet quality that Dragonite's design has. Love the detail on the scales on his underside.
fiddlestiks Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
everything you do is decent enough to post silly

also the lighting in this is really spot on, and i like how you connected his wings straight to his pecs, it looks really natural~~
Big-Boom21 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This is simply beautiful.
waterflower14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
nice job on the texture for his scales!!! this is a great realistic drawing of Dragonite :D
13th-satellite Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Interface Designer
If only Dragonite looked this amazing in game...
PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww yeah! Looks amazing to me.
He does look friendly, and I think that's how he should look. :)
catandcrown Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice rendition of the beast! less sinister and evil looking than mine, which is probably a good thing haha!
rajewel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your version, especially how you've got the fins going for the whole water aspect, and it fits with your End Run style. I just sort of didn't really do anything to the design hah.
catandcrown Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah no, but it still looks amazing, i adore how you render scales for a start :)
and thank you! it means alot knowing that you like my interps! :D
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