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Charizard Concept by catandcrown Charizard Concept by catandcrown
working on a commission for :iconbriggoom: and i thought charizard might need a bit more attention. the rest of the team should be fine otherwise.

Charizard are adult charmanders and incredibly powerful fire types. After their elongated evolution into charmeleon, they sprout wings to match their now supple, agile frame. Compared to the other final evolutions of the kanto starters, Charizard is much lighter in weight, but far faster and with more attacking power. It has been known for charizard to hunt in numerous styles, from airborne stealth and snatching bird Pokémon out of the sky, to engaging in open fields with wild tauros, miltank and other large mammalian Pokémon. Whilst encounters like these do happen, they are rare, Charizard are not large enough to attack such large creatures often, many carry the scars of prideful attacks or failed hunts. For this reason, smaller prey such as raticate, pidgeotto and even household pets such as mightyena when their mood takes them.
Charizard are solitary hunters until breeding season, preferring to nest in dry, hot climates. Sheltered areas are suitable for them to lay their clutch of eggs and Charizard do not mate for life. Once the female and male have mated, the male is often recognised as a threat to the female clutch and scared off, or even killed.
Females are naturally much larger than males, and far more aggressive, but they are known to occasionally associate with each other in broods, with the largest, oldest female being the alpha.

These broods are rare, but not unheard of.

As a fire type, Charizard inherit the ability to spit flames, created from mixing several chemicals in their upper throats which then mix when spat from the mouth. The evolution of the Pokémon greatly enhances this ability; to the levels where they are considered an incredibly dangerous Pokémon If caught in the wild. Mercifully these are rare occurrences.

The flame on the tail is a secretion of the same fluids at the base of the tail. Because these fires are often burning, it’s a wildly believed myth that should you snub out a Charizards flame, you can kill it. This, as mentioned, is a myth. The flame is used for territorial displays, along with mating rituals, seeing as Charizards skin is flame retardant in nature.

With powerful claws and dexterous hands, it takes a very good trainer to be able to control this monster, but if done so correctly, they are fiercely loyal and can be relatively mild mannered if raised properly by the right trainer. Because of their sweet and gentle nature as Charmanders, they are often distributed to new trainers to provide a learning curve for each consecutive evolution, a test to keep the trainer on his or her toes. This method also keeps whatever population there are of charizard under control and well trained. There are few who have witnessed and faced the full wrath of a fully grown Charizard and lived to tell the tale.


any thoughts would be lovely :)

EDIT: touched it up a little more, the flame on the tail is far better now :)

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:iconkyuubikurama2277:
kyuubikurama2277 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Wow very realistic. I used to be a fan of pokemon lol
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
This almost reminded me of the Gyaos from the Gamera series.
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mattylyon Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Would you be able to contact me (whenever you get chance) I would like to ask about cost of a personalized piece.
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
message sent :)
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Erikku8 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I really like that contrast. Kind of gives it an old-timey dramatic feel, if that makes sense.
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
NICE!
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Witolman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
If you remove front legs, you'll get a Rathalos!
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UndeadKaijuQueen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow this is really beautiful kitty 
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Bryanguy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
BUZZING BEEDRILL! This is sooo cooooool!!! I love how Charizard looks like a mix between a horny toad, a rattlesnake, and a collared lizard. Looks like it could just unfold its wings and take to the skies any second!
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rex8000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY FLAMING MONKEY POKEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is one epic charizard my #1 favorite fire type from the Kanto region you did an epic job, btw is it possible to commission a drawing for free for my b-day on may 3rd, it's ok if you can't i'll understand
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KaijuExodus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This makes me froth at the mouth waiting for the final design.
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Black-Rock-Gaara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
One of my favorite Pokemon, so reallistic Dude... Really !
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yayaartpop Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Photographer
JUST PERFECT ! Can you make Mega-Charizard ?
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Sursion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Love it. Definitely the best realistic Charizard you can find.
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1422awoods Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Awesome! :D
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warman546 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
favorite Pokemon for life
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R4ph-89 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dude, try the Eeveelutions!
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TheInfernum Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I love your art keep up the incredible work!!!

I'd also love to see your design for Tyranitar, could be pretty BADASS!!!
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Kaitogirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
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DDDD: I love it!! Did you made Sceptile? :meow:
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Vrekandis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Beautiful and graceful, like all of your work here. Reading through your descriptions of them is almost enough to make me imagine I'm reading through an actual wildlife guide--I keep reading them in David Attenborough's voice.

Any chance we might see a Gardevoir in here someday?
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DarthMissingno Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Nice work here!
Venusaur, please? XD
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe in the future, i never was much of a fan of the bugger hahah!
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The-Mighty-Rinotera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the descriptines U make, they help give them all a more realistic aproch to make the more beliveable. keep it up! :thumbsup:
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im really glad you think so buddy! i really enjoy writing them :D
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Sylvaerian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I am simply in love with the mix of brilliant art and background ecology information you present. Making it believable and real is a hard thing to do, yet you succeed wonderfully.
Not to mention the wings and the flame are bloody brilliant.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats so kind of you to say, thank you so, so much :)
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azulacat14 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do Lucario!
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
already have ! :) - [link]
quite old now, but its still wolfish :)
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:iconazulacat14:
azulacat14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
still love it!
Also, do you still take commissions? If you do, how much?
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i will be taking commissions again eventually, but not for some time i think, id liek to be able to do my own thing for a bit longer :)
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azulacat14 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ok
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AizeyaCullen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
The form reminds me of the reptile monster from the Video Game:Monster Rancher
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TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic take on charizard, excellent work! :)
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're more than welcome, it looks amazing!
Also I really like your thoughts in the description you wrote ^-^
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad! thank you :D
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
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anivalo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I really like this series, Especially the descriptions.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad! thank you! :)
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OhNoItsJoshyPoo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I love the image. I found it on google a while back while searching for references to work on my own realistic Pokedex, and this was by far my favorite of any of them. Reading the info, I liked it as a whole. One thing I didn't like is making the tail flame less relevant. Throughout the series the tail flame was a vital part of the Charizard line's life. Just nit-picking there. Otherwise you did a great job!
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im very glad you like it! thank you!
and as for the tail flame, i think i stated that it shows its life force, how weak it is, how strong or angry it is etc. but to have it be an anatomical life line? to me, it seems like a disaster from the designers originally. I mean, rain could kill the beast, and how many would realistically survive past infancy? i see it more of a myth than actual fact, but that's just me. however, i'm glad you felt you could voice your thoughts to me! :D
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OhNoItsJoshyPoo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
My brain must have skipped over that section while I was reading it. My version of Charizard was similar in that respect.
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kr1ms0n37 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
the way charizard is described makes me think of tyrannosaurus behavior or even most large prehistoric predator
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Very, very interesting outlook on a Charizard. Love the info you put into it, very believable. The art itself is fantastic as well, that fire at the tail is great. :)
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! i really love that people come not only for the art, but for my lil mind farts too. i love writing them! :D
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
They really are interesting! I hope you keep doing them, if you have the time. :)
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axel0007 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont like the thought of the females being larger than the mals. quite frankly, i have always seen charizad as a very masculine pokemon, so thinking of having to own a female for it to be rather big crushes my heart a little. i have never owned a female charizard in any of the games, and the fact that i can be outdone by someone who has a female rather easily scares me a bit. i dont like the thought of losing a battle with my charizard, especially not to another charizard. not to be sexist, but the idea does scare me a little. although, i do like the raptor idea. i think this fits the pokemon quite nicely.
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andefox3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
why? in nature there are many diffrent occurences where the female is larger than the male
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axel0007 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
quite frankly i was slightly disapointed to find one of my favorite pokemon in this situation. its just hard to imagine a male and female standing next to each other and the female being the bigger one. mostly because of how masculine this pokemon is already.
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