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Salamence by Shoyu-Rai Salamence by Shoyu-Rai
Felt for drawing a realistic salamence just like my flygon~


So again, I try to make these fit into my world of dragons by design. Salamence body looks more like a reptile than saurian, so I made him a false dragon = a reptile, as they don't have hollow bones and what's needed for flight/gliding. Smaller lizards could glide tough, and he's based partly on one of those. Their "wings" are actually extended ribs, but for salamence, it's more of a frill.

Description for my type of salamence:
A large reptile that spends its life living in valleys and on mountains. Both genders have a frill on each side of their back. The males frill is much larger and brighter red, used for attracting females and frighten other males or creatures.

They are vicious and very territorial. When battling for females, their fights can get fatal. Females lay about 3-7 eggs in a cave. As bagons, they are able to walk upright, for a more quicker escape from predators and other salamence-dragons.

As sellgons, their head-scales extend, and belly scales grow, forming a kind of shell that protects them. The weight of the scales forces them to walk on all fours. During teh time they grow bigger, the head scales disappear by time, and salamence features begin to show.


Other realistic pokemon:


Art © me
Salamence © Nintendo
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:iconyour-new-friend:
Your-new-friend Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ooh.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
how tf would it fly
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:iconimmacatastrophe:
ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   General Artist
A komodo dragon with sail-like wings basically
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:iconpokoton:
Pokoton Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing.
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xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderfull! I love the look of him. Plus I think i'll use this as the look for my Salamence in my Pokémon story. Don't worry, i'll have a link leading back to here.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
it's great but what's with the wings? xD those are not wings man you should make a copy of this one but with wings
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
you screwed it with the "wings"
it's pretty cool though
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:iconlittlecheri:
littlecheri Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and ancient Salamence would take us to school.....XD
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:iconflitterbell:
flitterbell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
wow, a dimetrodon *o*
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:icongirlwithflowerinhair:
GORGIOUS
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcaninehybrid:
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh gawd yes! This is simply beautiful- a practically perfect adaptation of the character to realism :heart:
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you very much! C: <3
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Shadowolf159 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! But the landscape and the positions where his feet are don't match at all.

Regardless...
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
I agree on that part and it didn't seemed to get right when drawing it :C will see if I can fix it one day XD

:dummy:
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:iconphalpalus-the-dragon:
Phalpalus-the-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
like a real dinosaur!
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:iconshadowstr12:
ShadowSTR12 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Niiiiice. Love the design but.... how will it fly :c ?
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! C:
it will never fly as it is just a display frill o3o the body type is even too heavy for having actual wings to fly/glide and looks more like a lizard
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ShadowSTR12 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess. Shame though, Bagons always look foward to being able to fly as Salamance. This is kinda like Reality sucker punching them in da face.

Reality:REJECTED >:D!!! Trolololol
Salamance: :'c
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
yes, I didn't read the dex entry first sadly D: XD at least their dream come true in the game! C:
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:iconshadowstr12:
ShadowSTR12 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, lolz ;w;
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:iconrawr-keikz:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice, love the description again!
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you C:
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:iconrawr-keikz:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :3
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Uruboros Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Salamence looks cute as a chubby lizard dragon like this.
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks ~ !
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:iconloserfacerochelle:
loserfacerochelle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I liiike this.
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks ^^ !
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:iconloserfacerochelle:
loserfacerochelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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Rubilight Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfekt! :dummy: Jag har velat se Salamence ritad sĺ att han liknar en komodovaran.
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
tack! :dummy: har alltid tyckt att dom har liknat en ^^
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Pikuna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, very nice realistic design on the Pokemon, like Salamence a lot. x3
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! ^^
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks great :la: love how you did the coloring of his scales, the patterns look quite realistic rather then... well like Pokemon markings tend to look. excellent job on the background too :3
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks you! 8D yeah their patterns in the games are pretty flat, so fun to mix around with them ~ C:
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Gomis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooooh, I really like the head! 83
I also like the frill-idea, but I find it kinda harsh considering these pokémon's pokédex entries! All their life Bagon and Shellgon dream of flying, and they finally learn to fly as Salamence... BUT NOW THEY CAN'T FLY AFTER ALL. 8''''''D
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! C8
D8 ! I never read their pokedex entries XDD dreams ruined XD but at least they can fly in the original :dummy:
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:icongomis:
Gomis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Np! 83
Oh nooooooo, you accidentally ruined their dreams then. 8'''D
And that's good!
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Buhaaghule Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome xD
Salamance was always a strange creature to me, but he did indeed fascinate me.
I like the Komodo dragon and Dimetradon mix.
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks C:
and I agree XD C:
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BladeOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Fantastic!
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! C:
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BladeOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
You're welcome! I love your Flygon too ^_^
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:iconshoyu-rai:
Shoyu-Rai Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks, glad to hear :)
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BladeOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
No problem! :D
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