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Gyarados by latent-ookami Gyarados by latent-ookami
Height 21' 04" Weight 518.1 lbs
Gyarados is a dual water and flying Pokémon. It evolves from Magikarp at Level 20. Gyarados is a serpentine Chinese dragon-like Pokémon. It is mostly blue, with a yellow underbelly and yellow spots along its sides. It has a three-pointed, dark blue crest on its head and four white fins down its back. Its mouth is very large and gaping, bearing four canine teeth. It has one barbel on each side of its face. The barbels are white on a female and the same color as the main body on a male. Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel. Gyarados is infamously known for its fierce temper and wanton destructive tendencies, and is attracted to violence. In addition, Gyarados is also notoriously difficult to tame even after it is captured by the Trainer usually requiring an exceptional amount of work in taming it until it can obey its Trainer. Gyarados usually lives in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans.

This Pokémon has always been one of my long time favorites. I have played a few DS Pokémon games, and I used to watch the original anime with Ash. :3 I was actually a little nervous to upload this. Simply for the fact that there are a couple really fantastic realistic Pokémon illustrators; I suppose I'm feeling a little intimidated. I enjoyed doing this. I've been wanting to draw this for probably going on two years but never got the opportunity to actually sit down and start it. Hell, now that I got a taste for how much fun it is I might do a couple more!

Although Gyarados is supposed to be "chinese dragon-like" and I wanted it realistic, chinese dragons obviously don't exist. So I decided to base his design around the giant moray eel which I feel best compliments his look. 

Inspired by :iconarvalis:
Gyarados and Pokémon related propaganda are copyrighted to their respected owners
Art copyright to me
Gyarados background info and stats where referenced from…
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
ulterno617 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
may i use this in a youtube video? i will mention that its yours in the description.
agdragoon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to commission you to do my pkmn team xD
latent-ookami Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
:O!! I'd be proud! Send me a notey so we can finalize the details and cost. :3
agdragoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
This turned out great!
latent-ookami Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
:blush:! Thanks. Was a lil nervous about uploading it. 
It's really addictive! I wanna draw more now ^^; I feel I'm going to work more on the detailing on the next one, though.
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April 26, 2014
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