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.
I do however have a few questions :3
1: In your mind, how tall would this Charizard be? By look of him, I'd say at the very LEAST 7 feet tall :I
My other question would be: Will you do Mega X and Y? :3
As you'd said earlier Y would be thinner I'd imagine while X would have a thicker build (why it has skinny, tiny arms in the canon, I'll never know).
Fantastic work once again.
The colours are so beautiful!
Good job, I like your interpretation
Sweet mother of realism 0.o
Apparently for 'The Lord of Dragons' and your so called anatomical expertise, your gallery evidently tells me the opposite. As a studying biologist and someone who knows how to reference my animals, your somewhat rude, blatant critique isn't of much help to me.
I'm still a sucker for the first generation.
It's odd how you say my Charizard doesn't have a larger belly like the anime version and that it's wings are too small still? Compare mine to the anime drawing, and you can see mine is a lot more streamlined with much larger wings in comparison. My version is a lot closer to sustaining flight than the original anime version, which shouldn't theoretically sustain flight at all. I can see about the size of Charizard (bear in mind that the sizing in the canon is way off, my real-life Charizard would be very large); but the original Charizard's wings are much too small in comparison to its abdomen to fly, so I've made Charizard's wings much larger and it's body smaller. Pair that with 'hollow' bones and maybe even the helium bladders that fire-breathing dragons were said to possess, and it could sustain flight. Again, it's about shifting anatomy slightly to make the organism more plausible in a real-life setting.
Charizard Y would be much more streamlined whilst Charizard X would have larger arms for physical damage. Many Pokémon in a realistic setting wouldn't be capable of using Slash or Fire Punch based on their anatomy anyway, I think that comes down to the 'magic' of the moves (as they don't abide well by physics).
Finally, a flame on the end of the tail looks boring and out of place. A biological solution would be projections from the tail that heat with flammable fluid and ignite. Based on Pokémon lore, a Charizard's tail only ignites powerfully when in battle. This one is at rest, and so it would take a lot of energy to retain a large, hot flame on its tail all the time Hope that clarifies!
This is a great rendition of Charizard. I love that the wings would actually support him in flight! Many of the "realistic" versions I've seen fail to give him reasonable wings, making them much less realistic. You've really done a nice job!
I tried drawing some of them realistic, but it didnt end well..
I think you should do a dark type next. Like weavile or something. I haven't seen many of those.
You're taking commissions? I always loved the steel types. Maybe Metagross will prove a challenge to you?
I love this this is beautiful and amazing <3