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Bulbasaur by Shoyu-Rai Bulbasaur by Shoyu-Rai
Just a quickie sketch of bulbasaur ~ XD a semi-realistic version. Out of the first three starters, bulbasaur is my fave! I do not like venosaur tough = never evolve! C8

I always viewed bulbasaur as a dicynodont, which are in the group of the mammal like reptiles. Bulbasaur have two out-sticking teeth in the original works, so it fit too. Then I don't know if bulbasaur is supposed to have mammal ears or horns, but it would be strange if it were ears as the mammal-like reptiles probably didn't develop them at that stage. I've always seen them as horn like things, as some of those animals have.

For the bulb... perhaps the bulbasaur line lay their eggs by those plants. And work the way as some kind of fungus do to insects that spores attach to the body surface and grow. But instead of killing it, they are immune o3o Another option is that the plant can be a part of their diet that only they can eat, and the spores makes it's way to the body surface.

.... I think too much :dummy: !

Art me
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lilpreciousone Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
this is freaking epic
Aang10 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
RequiemBelle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Huh, looks like a lystrosaurus! That's something I never expected to see, browsing pokemon drawings on deviantart. Imagine, though, if Bulbasaur were as pervasive as Lystrosaurus were in the early Triassic, outnumbering other vertebrate creatures by 19 to 1. There'd be Bulbasaurs everywhere, munching gardens and digging potholes into dirt paths. 
dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Members of the Bulbasaur evolutionary line are Dicynodonts?  BRILLIANT!!!  

Seriously though, this is amazing and adorable.  Not to mention the fact that it makes so much biological sense in retrospect, much more so than the usual lizard- or toad-like interpretation you usually see when looking at realistic designs for this Pokemon.  Kinda reminds me of my idea that Absol is a surviving Mesonychid (hooved carnivore for anyone not "in the know" that reads this).  
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the details like the junction between plant and animal. :)
Miffix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, you don't think too much. I love those contemplative journeys into fiction, it's what makes it believable even if we know it's imagination. Especially love your research on older animals, I know it's what makes your prehistoric character's work that much more believable. Your brain is a playground, yo. :D
Kenliano Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Absolutely brilliant! I wish I could draw like you. The details are simply amazing.

And I like your thoughts! :)
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you very much! C:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like this version of bulbasaur.
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks C:
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