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Tiberius by catandcrown Tiberius by catandcrown
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This is Tiberius, Mort’s Dratini.

He’s a grouchy, hissing bastard with a very short temper. But he retains a proud nature due to his heritage. Intelligent and incredibly elegant, he’s a dangerous Pokémon.

ive always wondered where Dragonite sprouts its limbs from, so, like many interpretations of dratini in realism, I’ve given him little stubby fins, which can be used at water for basic fin purposes, and on land to raise himself higher on them like stands/legs etc.

it also makes more sense that he can tuck them in flat to slither like a snake when moving.
i imagine Dratini to be both land and sea creatures, particularly as dragonair and Dragonite are both. so i imagine them to travel across land in the similar manner to a snake, seeing as they have the ability to wrap etc. in war, i imaging him to be an ambush creature when needed to flush out enemy Pokémon, paralyzing them with thunder wave and then quickly constricting them as Mort picks off the trainer himself.

However, in open combat, i imagine him to stick very close to Mort, whipping up twisters and various long range attacks as mort uses his Rifle, Margery. (imagine voldemort with nagini to a certain extent)

All up for debate, but still, pretty pleased with this :)

a proper description will come when it can, but i wanted to post this so people knew that i AM actually entering XD


Pokémon Designs.

Old Format

Blastoise
Charizard
Growlithe – Evolution Line
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Dratini – Evolution Line
Blaziken
Weavile
Lugia

New Format

- Kyogre
- Groudon
- Rayquaza
- Kyurem
- Xerneas



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BlazingDawn159 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Woah.. I love the lighting of Dratini's face.
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passiondesloups Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I love it !
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KirismaticNightOwl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss, you made one of my favorites look cool! :D
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, thank you very much! im glad you like it! :D
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gotw3 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
...cute.
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mcelrathws Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I love your art and backroud stories, as well as pokedex entries. I would really love to see your interpretation of my dream pokemon to which I have not given a name to. It always confused my as to why Dragonair evolved into Dragonite, or as to why there was not an alternate form. I Always imagine dragonair's wings to become more prominent and take on a more chinese dragon-like appearance. I would really like you to draw something like this. In my head, since this pokemon would look much more majestic and elegant, its physical attack and defense would go slightly down (more so its defense, as it still has huge vicious jaws to bite and claws and a tail), however its special attack and defense would go drastically up, other stats being most like unaffected. Perhaps this is a very rare sort of evolution that only takes place while dragonair is very happy, or holding a an item such as dragon's fang, or even a level gain in a specific location such as the dragon's den; perhaps even all three of these things are required. I think youre an extremely talented artist and have great vision, and would really love to see my imagination come to life. Since even my stick figures look decrepit and "special," I cannot draw them myself. Would love to hear your feedback on this!

As I was thinking of this alternate evolution of Dragonair, it got me thinking about Dragonite's sister pokemon, Salemence. I thought it also had an interresting evolutionary tree, as with its first evolution, Bagon gains a body covered in armor. I thought it would be interresting to imagine an alternate evolution in which, as it evolves, Shelgon embraces his armor as opposed to shunning it off. The resulting alternate evolution would certainly have a significantly lower speed, but absolutely a higher defense and special defense, as well as a higher HP value.


These are the only two that seem to have obvious alternate evolutions. However I have a few other ideas that might spark your imagination. I always thought that, by the time they have introduced Glacion and Leafion, they should have introduced an flying-pokemon counterpart to evee, that mutated similarly. The original fossil pokemon have lost some of their mystique, given that there as so many now, even some with the same type combo. They need evolutions. Aerodactyl was already considered a dragon, he should get an evolutionary form of one.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youve certainly got some interesting ideas going on with the chinese dragon feel to dragonair and the armour based salamence evo to be sure! i would have loved to help you out, but im afraid that ive barely got time for my own personal work, then commissions and then, if ever, ideas from others :(
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mcelrathws Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I think you should know you are my absolute favorite Pokemon artist, and just sent you a note concerning a commission
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slinky401 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I love everyone of your renditions of these Pokemon. It really gives them the "balls", for lack of better terms, that they desperately deserve. My favorite one has to be your Blastoise. Best one I've ever seen. Love the way you recreated the cannons on it's back to seem more like a natural body part rather than just a cannon strapped to it's back. Keep on, keeping on. Love every second of it.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im really glad you like my work and feel that ive given them the proper credit they desrve :)
and the blastoise was one of my favourites to design and has certainly been one of the most popular, so im glad you like it :D
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KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...That's a Dratini?
............There goes it's cuteness and then taken to a whole new level of realism. Amazing detail!
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its certainly what my morbid and sinister brain considers them to be :)
thank you! :)
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KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.
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VINzmoreOn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super awesome details.. and the lighting too :la:
You sure have awesome Pokemon designs :love:
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! im really glad you think so!
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SakuraBomb Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes a darn lot of sense, when you think about it. Loving the thought put into this design.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad you think so! thank you so much!
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SakuraBomb Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're quite heartily welcome.
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ChappyChikai Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i hope you know that you just made all the dratini in the world look bad ass
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha! i hope i helped with improving the image of the ORIGINAL dragon :3
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Noedig Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Awakened Dragonkin Anaconda with sorcerer levels. CR...
Oh wait, this is a pokemon. ;)

Regardless, so much win in this picture, it's hard to calculate.
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Misaosanryu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Really nice rendition.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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MPT0922 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so big ._.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he will be :D
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TazAndMe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I take back all my wishes of pokemon being real. :XD:
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oho yes? lol whys this?
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TazAndMe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so scary. XD
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he just wants to hug you! around the neck......until you pass out......
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TazAndMe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconloolfaceplz:
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Pokemaniette013 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm curious now; how large is large? Since Dratini are like, 5'something normally. '0'
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tiber is around 6ft when hes given to mort. Within a month hes 7 >.>; so, pretty big! lol

i decided that dratini and their elder forms never really stop growing, being badass dragon pokemon that they are lol and i wanted Tiberius to be a collosally big dragonite for his spcies when he evolves, being that heis ancestor, jake, has a smaller female called Leila.

a bit of prophecy going on you know? :)
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Pokemaniette013 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's a really cool idea. I like it, the idea of dragons being these COLLOSAL beasts that have no upper limit. So much badass right there.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad you like it. i just hope, in end run particuarly, that people dont think im moving too far away from the source material XD
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elfinmyth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
looks like a basilisk :)
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh if only he could legitimatley grow that big....
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DSJake Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
duuuude thats freakin awesome
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man! :D
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DSJake Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
a dude no prob
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Emmygir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was debating not joining, but now I have to. D:
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats so cool! join kanto! MEW NEEDS YOU!
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Emmygir Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will! I will do my duty and serve.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good man! ill see you on the front!
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julieloveart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love this design, very awesome work :D
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much! :)
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RorysCurls Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Like Hell I'd ever skinny dip in the water, with that around, though very imaginative I must say.

It's still sort of cute in a way
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol oh hes more of a fisher than a biter. although dragonair can grow to be massive....so id avoid them XD they might go for a human id say.
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RorysCurls Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
But they're the prettiest, how am I supposed to avoid them ??
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
from fear of being eaten? :D
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RorysCurls Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well, at least I'll be in the knowledge that I'll be devoured and pooped out by one of the most beautiful pokemon in the world.

I'M FEARLESS !!!
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