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Pokedex: Gyarados by JoJoesArt Pokedex: Gyarados by JoJoesArt
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Hey! :D

Sooo, I had the idea of doing some kind of "realistic" Pokedex entry for quite a long time now. Finally I came to realize this concept and I chose one of the most badass (in my opinion) Pokemon, Gyarados (and its so hilarious how such crazy and weak Pokemon as Magikarp turn into such a beast.. haha) I love this Pokemon (1st gen for the win :la: ) and Magikarp are funny, too! ^^ I sorta based Gyarados on Chinese Dragons + Deep Sea Fish + moraine! ^^

Please tell me how you like this one! I worked soo hard on it and spent soo much time!

Favs, critiques and meaningful feedback are hiighly appreciated! :heart:

Aaand another thing: I even thought of doing some kind of "animated" or programmed Pokedex, so with info buttons to click on etc.. But I dont really have a clue how to do something like this.. (I guess with flash?) If there is anybody, who has knowledge about such things, I would be happy to hear it! :D

Thank you for your support! :hug:


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Critique by charithewise Oct 28, 2012, 1:11:21 PM
This is a lovely piece of art. I adore the Magicarp swimming around. It was a nice touch to it and the Gyarados looks stunning. The fins on his head and back are very well done. I think they could have had a little more red blended into the white but that is just me. The tail looks a little long and more slim than it should but other than that this looks wonderful. His two little whiskers are my favorite part right along with the shading. But maybe his or her eyes could have been a tad brighter in color for a more aggressive look.
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This is a stunning piece. I haven't cared about Pokemon since I was a kid and this makes me want to re-watch the first season.

Your shading is outstanding and the pose you chose works so well. I somehow feel like it's going to pop out of the card, through my screen and eat me. So well done!

I love the detail in the fins and fluke. You don't typically see the veining in a lot of the Pokemon art. It's very refreshing.

The colors are vibrant and your attention to detail in amazing. Keep it up! I look forward to seeing other peices from your collection. :)
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Alexiani Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist eine ziemlich coole realistische Darstellung von Garados. (Lapras ist genauso geil <3) 
Ich würde von dir zu gern noch mehr solcher Poké-Arts sehen wollen :D (Arkaniii moooore <3) :D 
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
dankeschööön :D ja ich will auch gern noch mehr machen!! muss aber erstmal mehr zeit dazu finden.. ^^
Alexiani Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Die liebe Zeit, wie ich das doch kenne. Ich stalke dich einfach weiter und werd's dann sehen, wenn du dazu kommst *gg*
Flame-Inferno0726 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm starting to understand why Magikarp is so dumb...HE EVOLVES INTO A FRIDGEN GOD OF SOME SORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zecorezecron Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is pretty cool.  I really like the coloring you have done.  The choice to make it more of an eastern dragon than fish is interesting and really makes it seem like the super powerful pokemon it is..
mysterygir987 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
the magikarp looks so derpy XD
SK-aakash-KH Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
This is so incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MyLittleProxy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and my fear of the ocean has just multiplied extensively....
that is the biggest compliment, you have no idea. This is terrifyingly awesome and the coloring is fantastic.
OratheRiolu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya'know. There is a Magikarp in every generation. Third, it was Feebas as she evolved into Milotic. Fourth was male Burmy and he became a strong Mothim. Female Burmy became slightly stronger Magikarp and Yes. Mothim is a fairly powerful Pokémon. In fifth... No clue. I don't really like fifth gen as I really don't like the long, difficult, incredibly boring plotline... XY. The Magikarp comes back as Magikarp.... Yeah...
LeQuaz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Love the Magikarp derpin' off.
KitKat94 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Wow. Just wow. If only pokemon was actually like this.
Oh well, time to get started on some fanfiction.
Falken02 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
looks great
HighwayUnikorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Artist
Zab22 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too bad it has such awful spec. atk, useless in-game.....
AnimeVampiregirl0001 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Make a totodile!
Plz (puppy eyes)
GrimmOkami Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Definitely very cool.
pearly88 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artist
woow really amazings :)
Hollynova Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Gyarados is just the ultimate being living in the Water...Kyogre can go home...everybody knows that the Leviathan is the God of the Ocean!
Jvckson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Imagine if this was real? swimming in the ocean ^^; Amazing work :D
Dihgal Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Gyarados are known to eat others of their own pre-evolution.
MuveMuse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
It is beautiful.
LanerX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man...if pokemon was really this bad-ass..
Mistress-0f-Dragons Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
That. Is. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dmanbossier5599 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
You my friend are the Chuck Norris of art.
InvadeRavenBlackice Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
it looks friendly
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is incredible, man! I love this interpretation of Gyarados!
lycanboy981 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Artist
thats pretty frikkin cool !!!! :headbang:
pkejesusfreak Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I'm wondering if Gyarados isn't based on the legend of the koi fish,


The more i think of it: the more it makes sense to me..... what are your thoughts?
Animaster6948 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magikarp and Gyarados are indeed based on this myth. Many Pokemon are based on myths and legends of various kinds. Bulbapedia usually lists the basis of a Pokemon on it's(or it's evolution's) page.
artandanimecatcher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
these must be god's pokemons. oh my god. you are perfecto :))
MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's an amazing Gyarados!
DuskNinjaKenji Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! You truly have a lot of skill with drawing pokemon! This looks amazing! I love the detail on the Gyarados and how gave it more realistic features! Great job and I can't wait to see more!
animegx43 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
:iconmagikarpplz::iconsaysplz:When I evolve, I will fucking kill you all!

I LOVE Magikarp and Gyarados.
Mymagic1212 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I once heard that they get revenge on those that made fun of them as magikarps haha! Nice artwork!
Videoboysayscube Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Freaking amazing. I wish I could draw like that.
KateVunza Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Wow, so Gyarados protect their young Magikarp, and their young Magikarp clean their scales for them? Makes sense to me! And I'm glad to hear that Gyarados aren't the horrible beasts that most people think they are (their true eating habits are relieving).
zebrabuntbarsch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte lass doch den Pokedex von diesen wunderbaren Bildern weg ... Der zerstört die Wirkung!
MelynnRose Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I peed a little. This is terrifying. I love it though! :D
catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a gorgeous interpretation of a snakey demon beast! i particularly love your set up for them, the pokedex entry and structure of the device are wonderfully inventive :)
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Gyaradose looks amazing in your realistic style. Always interesting to see a person's interpretation. I think you did a wonderful job and with a Pokemon that's so Bad*** :D.
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I adore the style of coloring you use! It makes it look like it was actually in a small tank within that Pokedex lol And I also love how you still managed to make Magikarp look realistic with the 'derp' face they have. Amazing job. One of the best realistic Gyarados on DA.
herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much detail, amazing work on one of my fav pokémon! :heart:
Fluttershy-Pony Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow :o Do a realistic version of something small and cute, like Squirtle!
tenko72 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
You make Magikarp look so cute. Realistic and cute. And Gyrados looks badass. I like its pose and it's colored so well. The fins are my favorite part, because I like how they look translucent.
Zidneya Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
This make me miss my Gyarados, it was a pain in the ass level up the Magikarp from 10 to 20 but it was totally worth it.
DomoSushiLuver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:iconscaredplz::iconsaysplz: Gyarados looks scary and he or she will become the loch ness monster
any way great job that's really fantastic
dragonux Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I still can't believe Magic Karo evolves to Gyarados, lol.
SwaggerHORSE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Is great yes, but I feel the face is not true to gyarados, he has (as depicted by anime, cards, etc.) a larger, more serpent-esqé jaw (similar to the unhinged jaws of snakes, as it is always depicted very largely, with a deep recession of the skull). This take was more reptile/dragon in the face, but it is great none the less, just the mouth bugged me so I figured I'd let you know ;D
themangacritic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! You really brought the pokemon to life.
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