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Dragonite concept by catandcrown Dragonite concept by catandcrown
This should be in scraps for now, but i haven’t really got time to do it all up, but IT SHALL BE DONE.

But yes, seeing as all my other Pokémon were relatively easy to design, I decided that Leila, Jakes dragonite, needed to be designed fully, or id be stuck when I tried to draw her in battle. I took some things into consideration, and I made it longer and thinner, so its not all that strange to see it come from a dragonair, which is essentially a serpent, this one feels a little wyvern-y, which is good :)

i took the biological nature of it into account

- Large, large powerful wings to carry its body weight and allow it to fly at high speeds. these limbs can also be used to help climb on cliff sides, up rocks, when the smaller arms fail or cant reach

- the primary forearms , which it uses to walk on land with, i decided that seeing as its meant to be very adept at air and sea, it would be kind of slow on land, give it some let downs in the gene pool and all that XD but yes, these arms allow it to walk on all fours, using its back legs whilst on land, with these stubbier two at the front giving it a total of six appendages .

-A huge tail , with eel like qualities. i decided that when swimming, it tucks its wings in close, to keep it slimmed down, like an otter or long marine mammals, or like a leoplurodon etc, long, elegant, smooth. and using this massively powerful tail, it swims in the manner that a crocodile or alligator would, using its head and neck for direction, and the tail for speed :)

- large hind legs, which are concealed in this picture, are strong and don’t function as talons, more as leaping or just for a powerful kick off for flight. I imagine creatures like charizard to have more talons like feet than Dragonite personally, but that’s just me :)

Oh and i may put a saddle on her later on, seeing as she’s a delivery dragon of Jakes :)
sweeeet!


i know...i’m a nerd.

id like to thank :iconjazon19: for giving me some opinions of his on the biological side of the design, and for beign awesome in general XD

references used for the design include marine animals, the t-rex from Jurassic park, reign of fire dragons and bats, and saphira from eragon :)

EDIT: just refined the whole thing, added on Leila's saddle and generally made the picture better. The delivery dragon is in the house :)

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Dastreus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, look, a Dragonite that doesn't look like a Barney-ish Derp.
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IceStormy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
i wish he look like this in the game and show
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UnlawfulVagabond Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish dragonite looked more like this instead an orange barney with wings and a horn
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we can always hope for the mega evolution to be badass right? :)
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17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragonite's my favorite Pokemon, and even though I like it chubbyness, you did a great job thinning it down and amping up the dragon features. Amazing job! :D
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Tycoondasher Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
kinda reminds me of a Tigrex, except the Dragonite looks a little less fearsome XD
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LokiNorseman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I hated dragonite for the longest time but this just makes him awesome
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aviatta Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Wow. That changes my opinion about "cute-and-pudgy" dragonite. Thank you! haha, now I'm more eager to evolve my Dragonair.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah! this is an old idea, but im glad you still like him :) im working on a newer concept as we speak :D
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aviatta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Great! Can't wait to see it ;)
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