Phew, glad to have this one out the way. I spent a bit more time on this one compared to my others, about six hours in total. I decided to make Charizard less...fat, but still retaining that classic stockiness that it has. Also, before any of you ask why its wings are arms, here's a biology lesson for you. Wings and arms are homologous structures! They have the same form but a different function; they're not entirely different things (you'd be surprised how often I get this). Yep, same goes for anime Charizard even though its wings have been simplified a lot The projections at the end of the tail are filled with super-heated fluid that ignite when exposed. I thought it was cool to play around with that concept a bit. I also gave Charizard more lizard-like anatomy on its chest and arms, as it's arms are positioned in an oddly, human-like fashion.
Anyway, as usual here's all my other realistic Pokémon sketches and interpretations. Which type should I do next? (I've done Dragon, Ghost and Fire type so far).
This was drawn with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD tablet in about six hours.