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Druddigon by Ruth-Tay Druddigon by Ruth-Tay
So, after a few livestream sessions I managed to finish this guy.

Took me about 12 hours I think.

I haven't seen much good Druddigon fanart so I thought"let try to make this guy look cool"

So voila a realistic Druddigon.
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Dj42x1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Awesome
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Awesome!
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savasrule Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
badassLove 
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Twitchinator Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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! 
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smokingdog Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
very cool
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Kahama Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is So Epic! Hold on while I catch a team of six... 
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TheUndecidedArtist Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Awesome job friend.I used one in game,pretty good under rated Pokemon I think.Mine was a tank,fast,and Awesome
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HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is just sooooo awesome! ^^ I'm really loving this druddigon art :3
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dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
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.  
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skylenthelovingcat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
This remind's me of that one non-evil dragon from skyrim (I forgot his name)
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RAYQUAZA8000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Paarthurnax
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skylenthelovingcat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Yes dovakin ^^
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RAYQUAZA8000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
its actually Dovahkiin, (sorry, giant grammar nazi)
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skylenthelovingcat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Oh wow thats embarrassing because I know my latin pretty well Sweating a little... 
(Nazi?) 
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RAYQUAZA8000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
its actually the language of the dragons, not latin

and the grammar nazi is this www.urbandictionary.com/define…
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skylenthelovingcat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Not necessarily, all they did was rip the latin language apart and put it back together in a different way (so I guess your right) 

Haha thats frikin adorable    
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scarletrose799 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Actually the Dragon Language was derived from old Norse.
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RAYQUAZA8000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
They are similar but not the same then. 

Been that way nearly all my life
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Mexicankaiju Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
It`s incredibly realistic!!!
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Nidokingfan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Writer
I really love Druddigon!
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:iconelenakiara:
Elenakiara Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Wow, he looks so much better than even in the anime drawings. xD <3 Beautiful dragon!
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QueenSpazKoopa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This friken...  monstosity is splatting awesomness. This picture needs a barf bag to fuel my car of get-better-nes.

In other words, holy fing shit sir, good job! :heart:
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umbreondesteoyer11 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
how does my character sleep knowing he has this waiting for him
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Words cannot adequately describe the sheer awesomeness of this picture. Well done.
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Ruth-Tay Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thankyou:D
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:iconjosh-the-dragon:
josh-the-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i met my druddigon id be scared

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17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I already like Druddigon, but this makes me like him even more :D Great job!
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks rather noble in appearance.
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Chazz76 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
How do pokemon trainers NOT freak out whenever they run into these things in the wild???
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badLITTLEgabby Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love pokemon ever since it was first show to the world and im going to love them until the bitter end :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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HereticalRosePetal Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Ooooooh, this I like. Druddigon was a definite favorite among the dragon-types.
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dragonaire007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
cool!
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jazzxhearts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
really awesome drawing
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Amelia411 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
The top 4 moves for Drayden's Druddigon are
1 Dragon Tail
2 Fire Fang
3 Rest
4 Glare
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
This one is awesome! I really like this one! :lol:
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
Now this is a dragon-type!
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I love that craggy, square, stony face. One of my favorite dragon designs.
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AuburnPanther Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Really nice wouldnt want to cross him lol
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CTSael Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
B/W Nuzlocke is to blame for me liking Druddigon so much. Thanks for making this!
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falloutdude1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Holy!
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Jaws99k Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The actual Druddigon looked kinda... eh. but this is something I would not want to face.
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BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say you definitely succeeded in making this guy look cool.
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andylc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Great job on the head, you still kept it recognizable as Druddigon
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andylc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
cool, reminds me of Basarios in Monster Hunter
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Xathoa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
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
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Official Druddigon sucks. This DOESN'T. If they actually looked something like this, they would be much more awesome. Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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andylc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Official Druddigon is made to look like a gargoyle and heraldric dragon, in that it succeeds.
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a matter of opinion, I suppose, 'cause even knowing that, I still don't like the design. :P 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. :)
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andylc Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
The coloration was probably inspired by the "Red Headed Rock Agama", considering that Druddigon's Japanese name means "Red faced"

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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
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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.
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sweettjrose Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Didn't know that... It is nice to see that I am not the only one who researches Pokemon origins before judging the,
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