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Lapras by sanguisGelidus Lapras by sanguisGelidus
:iconsanguisgelidus: Watch mee for more Pokemon art and other pictures! :heart: :la: :iconsanguisgelidus:

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Sooo, I just recently fell in love with all the realistic Pokemon paintings by :iconarvalis: ... So I decided to create some kind of a "fan-fanart" ^^ I created everything by my own, it took many many hours of work, but it was soo much fun!! And I surely asked :iconarvalis: for his permission to post this! :D He really really liked it (which made me soo happy, cause he is a huge rolemodel for me) and maybe we are even going to do a collab/trade some time!! :la:

Soo about this painting: Lapras was always one of my favourite Pokemon.. I imagined it to look like some kind of a big calm and friendly seaturtle mixed with a oceanic dinosaur. I soooo wish Pokemon were real, it would be the best thing ever!! D:

I hope you like this!! :heart: Favs, comments and critiques are highhly appreciated!! :hug:

Tell me, if Pokemon were real, which one would be YOUR Pokemon?? :D


Original concept by: :iconarvalis:


This painting is copyrighted by me :iconsanguisgelidus:

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And if you dont mind, please have a look at my sister's account, she creates such amazing art!!! :heart: :iconpixiecold:
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I enjoyed your use of textures on the body of lapras, as well as the rocks and barnacles on the shell. The coloration is just right as is the scale size of pokemon to human (though in the show it is smaller). I think, based on the amount of people shown sitting on it in the show, your version is more correct than theirs. The blending of colors from cream to blue to grey is well done, as is the shadowing of the neck and shell.

The only thing I really have a problem with is the eyes. They aren't to scale with the rest of lapras and look rather... well... small, and squinty. Other than that, your interpretation of lapras is pretty spot on.
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Wow. The first thing I thought when I saw this was: ERMAHGERD THAT IS THE MOST EPIC LAPRAS I'VE EVER SEEN!
And that is the exact thing about being a quality artist; making it crystal clear for the viewers what was your goal to draw.
I don't even have to mention the use of shading and light. And all the details show that you put very much effort in your paintings. Believe me, it sure pays off. You have become a new role model for me. I really love this piece (and of course, I always make sure I catch one of these cuties when I play!)
But...there is only one thing I keep asking myself: How much better would it look if it actually had a background?
And although I adore Pokemons, I would really like to see more creatures of your own design!
By then, I sure expect more and more awesome paintings of yours to come!
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vadakcz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
can I make a request? 
(My name is VADAK, I am Czech 16yrs Youtuber and I love your work. Can you give me a contact? 
(email,facebook.. that doesn't matter)
I have on my channel about 25k subscribers and I am going to have T-shirts for my fans and I would like to have a fanart made by you on it. 
I can offer sharing you on my Youtube, Facebook and anything else. :) (Smile)
I look forward from hearing you. 
MrPotatoeMan Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing picture but you forgot that Lapras is half Ice type.
Naniga123 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I'm not so sure about the ram horn. I thought Lapras's horns were more coral-like than curly.
KHSoraCentral1997 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish i can draw like this, this is really good!
marinus18 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I would think that Lapras would be one of the easier ones. You don't really have to modify the design any way. It already is one of the most realistic looking pokemon.
SK-aakash-KH Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

wow!......... jaw dropping!

sadrainy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
For a moment, I wasn't so sure if I would want to see Delcatty (one of my favorites) in your version, but Lapras remedies this, because he isn't so creepy, yet still a Lapras. xD Nice job.
MyLittleProxy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done! All of that landscape on it's shell is such a joy to look at, my gosh...
also, Goldeens! :D
OratheRiolu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know. Lapras has recently become my favorite ice type.
DrakeAT Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
It's a good thing this Pokemon is docile. Couldn't you have made the face a bit cuter...? *whimper, whimper*
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