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Realistic Pokemon: Scolipede by ReneCampbellArt Realistic Pokemon: Scolipede by ReneCampbellArt

Oh goodness I do apologise for the Noise filter, I added a bit too much and couldn't change it :<

Anyway here is Scolipede, one of my favourite bug type Pokémon. I based it on centipedes obviously (even some large extinct kinds) and looked at a huge bunch of macro images, but also did extensive research on making the legs insectoid rather than horselike. I did also have have shorter legs but it's just didn't look right, Scolipede looks quite large and it's stubby little legs look a tad useless. Essentially Scolipede is a 'centaurpede.' Either way, if you don't like centipedes, this will probably freak you out!

Done in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD. It took quite some time because I redid so many things throughout. Maybe 10 hours

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MichaelKlump Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
That'd be a scary-looking bug in real life!
ExplosiveGlaucoma Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Centipetaur... I love your redesigns.
vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! ^^
naysu Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
WOW best rendition of one of my fave pokemon ever, love the attention to detail and the lighting. so photorealistic I love it!
Ouch-A-Lego Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This is terrifiingly awesome! :D
Protodramon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am deathly afraid of centipedes and if I saw this charging at me, I'd rather die on the spot
Orionide5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
WOW. WOOOOWWWW! I love this so much! I wish it were real more than I've wished of any Pokemon depiction before!
ShadowCat133 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
This looks so freaky, I love it! I like Scolipede too. It was a cool pokemon. I feel rather glad we don't have those really runing around though.. I sometimes wonder how people even survive in pokemon world lol
onyx-riptide Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I love when bug Pokemon look frighteningly insectoid. This is fantastic!
Daidarabotchi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that, THAT is disturbing. Great artwork, don't get me wrong, but a supermassive arthruplura/centaur combo is not something I want to catch. Or battle. Or get within one hundred metres of.

Now there's a point - if pokemon trainers have 'gotta catch em all', then what happens if one of them is too squeamish to go near, just of the top of my head... a scolipede?
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