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
i know...i’m a nerd.
id like to thank
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 Pokémon Designs.
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