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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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CalebP1716 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I'd run away from it rather than catching it! XD

Great job btw, keep it up! :)
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Wolfrage76 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Dis is a new one ta me. What are his abilities?
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ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Been out since Gen 5! Abilities include Poison Point and Swarm, and Speed Boost is its hidden ability. Check it out!
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Amemo25 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
you ve got very nice versions from pokemon
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Xayzor184 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Nice interpretation, I love Centipedes so i was freaking out when i see it on a Pokecard, was disappointed when i saw all the pictures where it is more horselike, so i like you decision.
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Manopause Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
It uses those little legs like a conveyor belt up to it's mouth...

Where it kisses you obviously look at this precious bab.
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Daniela0114 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is epic!!!!!
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:iconsterileritalin:
SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this thing greets you at the gates of hell I swear
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SenpenBanka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Excellently done! I especially love the way you did the legs which fit much better with the design than the originals did. This is a pokemon I'd love to have on my team, but be terrified of fighting against.
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MichaelKlump Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
That'd be a scary-looking bug in real life!
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ExplosiveGlaucoma Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Centipetaur... I love your redesigns.
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vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! ^^
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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!
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Ouch-A-Lego Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This is terrifiingly awesome! :D
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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
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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!
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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
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onyx-riptide Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I love when bug Pokemon look frighteningly insectoid. This is fantastic!
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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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ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm quite the opposite; I love arthropods. I'd gladly ride this into battle before it commenced. Each to their own ;)
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Daidarabotchi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny, because I'm fine with real life arthropods, including centipedes, but I had this really weird reaction to the image.

P.S.
I just took another look at the picture, and I'm now totally on board the scolipede bandwagon. Go figure.
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Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Writer
It looks so monstrous, but in a good way: it's really well detailed and there's a lot to see, and I like how you made it look very insectoid all around!                   
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YamanekoSuitora Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I didn't see him like that ! Epic :D
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
holy crap this is terrifying... so good job haha :)
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SOLIDShift Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep... still me fave pokeemanz
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CaymArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work and anatomically correct accord to the Pokémon :) very well done.

I wish I could have a Cintiq.
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Zanctinian958 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna hug it! I really, REALLY wanna hug it!!!
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5hadowTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa.......that is.........incredible and horrifying at the same time. I LOVE IT
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uberWurmple Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Nothing short of glorious.
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SkyAzura Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome. Just so awesome
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Wolveslair Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scolipede used to be my favorite bug type... but this is freaky! XD
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thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Hey, Duncan. You hear about those damn Unovans?"
"What about those damn Unovans?"
"They ride bugs."
"They ride bugs?"
"Yeah, they ride bugs!"
". . .They ride bugs?"
"Yeah. Giant fucking purple bugs. Bugs instead of rapidash. It's fucking insane."
"That is fucking insane."
"I know!"
"Those damn Unovans."

Well at least they don't ride mossy goats, amirite?
This is the best realistic rendition of scolipede I've ever seen. You have the touch.
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Lunathesilent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Best comment I've ever seen Clap 
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Artipod Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I love this!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome!!! :faint:
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ZelSeraph Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
One of my favourite Pokemon of all time ♥
It looks awesome! It's scary and even a little bit disgusting, yet also really cool and the design and the colours are beautiful
I stumbled over your Pokemon art today and it left me speechless *.*
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natsukah Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I'd ride it into the sunset, scaring people on the way xD
Love the way you made its head and the fact that the cerci look like the antenna, just like the game design. I can only imagine the strenght of those mandibles :D

Keep up the good work ;)
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kingofthedededes73 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd imagine these would be a big problem out in Florida, cause we got the right kinda weather for these 8 foot tall pokes XD good thing they aren't real there lol.
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Lunathesilent Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Some times I wish pokemon was real, but no if that thing was real Sweating a little... It looks really cool tho Clap 
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SareCake Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! You made this pokemon really creepy-looking though, but wow...! :D
I would probably panic if I met that Scolipede...
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Fumseck73 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dat is badass :D Great job !
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
In the worlds of Elie the Belly "That is badass!"

I mean wow!
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dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I seriously love how your realistic pokemon designs are respective to the original designs yet simultaneously seem anatomically plausible.  Nice job!!
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Zarnirox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mom would probably just explode if she ever saw this in the house.
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dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
That would probably be the standard reaction most people would have upon seeing a poisonous and/or venomous centipede the size of a horse.  
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