I really like this piece. I've never been a fan of Druddigon, mostly because I think he's hideous looking. But this actually is really awesome.I really like that you made him quadrupedal. I think that fits him better.Your re-design of his head is also exceptional. I really wish he looked more like this. Maybe his Mega will redeem him for me, but until then, I can still enjoy your work here!
Wow, this looks impressive. However, I do have one major criticism regarding the design: the wings. It's stated very explicitely in both the anime and the official Pokedex that Druddigon's wings are completely useless for flight and that the only useful function they serve nowadays is collecting sunlight in order to warm his body up. The wings on this guy? They look like they could actually fly. Other than that major flaw, this guy looks pretty damn impressive and accurate.
You really made Druddigon much better. He looks much like a dis-proportioned weed. You you made him look like a thick and tough dragon. Good work on that. ... I definitely have a challenge ahead of me for that dragon now. Dx
It's a matter of opinion, I suppose, 'cause even knowing that, I still don't like the design. The main things that annoy me are the colors -random red head when the majority of the thing is blue- and the very un-winglike wings, which look like spiny blue cacti jutting out of its back. But hey, you're free to like it - it's no business of mine. But I'll continue to dislike it, thanks.
Druddigon's head was given a contrasting color to make his face stand out from his wings, which both have a spikey shape. The red spikes on his blue body help to balance out the head with the body. If his face was blue, it would be more difficult to distinguish his spikey head from the spikey wings placed very close.
Druddigon's wings are like that of gargoyles [link] they're made to be more decorative than functional, and as Druddigon can't fly it is fitting.
It's a 'grotesque' design, not typically 'cool' or 'cute', and Ken Sugimori has conveyed it well for Pokemon. It's fine if you prefer the cool/cute designs, I am not asking you to like it, only to understand it.