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Seaanteater :iconvg5006:VG5006 22 8 Scolipede :iconvg5006:VG5006 15 5 Feraligatr :iconvg5006:VG5006 14 0 Volcarona :iconvg5006:VG5006 12 11 Skull Crawler :iconvg5006:VG5006 31 10 Steelix :iconvg5006:VG5006 21 22 Plow jaw :iconvg5006:VG5006 7 2 Eelektross :iconvg5006:VG5006 18 8 Tyrantrum :iconvg5006:VG5006 28 12 Arceus :iconvg5006:VG5006 15 7 Valentine Sketchs :iconvg5006:VG5006 3 2 Sketch Dump :iconvg5006:VG5006 2 0 Mega Sharpedo :iconvg5006:VG5006 27 5 Bunyip(Alogolipos bathursti) :iconvg5006:VG5006 2 4 Sheperd Watching his Flock :iconvg5006:VG5006 3 1 Pinecedon :iconvg5006:VG5006 8 2


Spec Challenge Entry :iconzhombah:Zhombah 16 6 Spec Challenge #3 :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 104 91 JUNKRAT :iconchrissie-zullo:chrissie-zullo 324 8 Sombra from Overwatch :iconreverendtundra:Reverendtundra 151 8 Reaper from Overwatch :iconreverendtundra:Reverendtundra 37 0 Junkrat from Overwatch :iconreverendtundra:Reverendtundra 30 0 South Atlantic Ocean scenery, Spec Challenge #2 :iconcandelediva:candelediva 4 5 I've got a lovely bunch of Theropods.. :iconsnugglesthedinosaur:snugglesthedinosaur 54 35 My mother is a badass beast :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 485 189 CoW 100 :iconm0ai:M0AI 522 106 Percy Jackson : Sea of Monsters concept art :iconubermonster:Ubermonster 72 5 Evolution in Action :iconnemo-ramjet:nemo-ramjet 154 80 Overwatch - Uprising :iconmadefirestudios:MadefireStudios 80 4 Ostrich - Jurassic Park version :iconraph04art:Raph04art 261 39 Skull Island - Aquabrontus :iconpristichampsus:Pristichampsus 24 4 Skull Island - Deimos Ram :iconpristichampsus:Pristichampsus 17 14



This is my entry for Hyrotrioskjan`s new Spec Challenge: Spec Challenge #2Since the first Spec Challenge went so well and because many wished for a second one soon... well here we go again.
Actually the Skull crawler stuff was rather spontaneous, and not what I  had initially in mind when beginning the Spec Challenge.
Movie monsters were pretty down on my list, but well. Kong was incoming and the opportunity too juicy. And as the lots of
entries show interest was definitely there.
This time you will have a little bit more freedom in your choice of form, but less in the choice of phylogeny.
I present you the:
Pelagic Xenarthra challenge
Xenarthra is a diverse group of animal, even more when we consider the extinct taxa.
The clade includes sloths, armadillos and anteaters. In the past they evolved into monsters like
glyptodon or megatheria, but they also occupied and still occupy a vast variety of niches.
One of the few places they never explored is the open ocean. All members of the clade are/were
able to swim, and Thalassocnus, a

The Seaanteater is a descendant of the giant anteater which chose to become pelagic...for...reasons!  Just kidding.  The popular theory is that deforestation forced some members of the population in Brazil to evolve swimming skills.  They not only could swim, they morphed into a pelagic species that commutes about the Atlantic Ocean.  ]

Although they have lost the majority of their fur coat, they retain that on their tail.  This allows algae, kelp, and other growth to proliferate in it`s tail fur...on purpose!  This growth attracts fish, which then attract jellyfish, their sole prey.  Using this ingenious strategy, and the fleshy barbs lining their mouths and throats, they feed on jellyfish only.  This has benefited for them as the rise of global temperatures promote jellyfish reproduction, so the seaanteater are only doing better! 

This totally beats the jungle, am I right?  Hello?  Guys?Hello Darkness My old friend (Bill) 
Suggested by :iconangaturama2:

Please make your own suggestions for what Pokémon you want me to do next!

No bug-type is quite as intimidating or as relentless as Scolipede.  This 8 foot tall caterpillar is actually an herbivores, but that does not make them push-overs by any means.  It is a deadly advocary, using it`s venomous horns and needle-like claws to brutally attack enemies.  Scolipede are so ruthless, in fact, that even Braviary will keep their distance.  All hail the stallion-shaped caterpillar of rage.

Venipede is the juvenile form of Scolipede.  They are much smaller and more akin to it`s relatives Sewaddle.  They are peacfull in behavior, but armed with venomous spines near their head and on their tails.  To advance to their larger, predator-immune form, they spin a horrific cocoon and metamorphise.  In the cocoon, they are known as Whirlpede and they use their scary symetry to frighten off predators.  Works on me.

Sunflora is the exact opposite of Scolipede.  These adorable owl Pokemon are adapted to camoflouge amongst flower fields.  Feeding off of small prey, they will stand still to not scare them, then ambush.  Professor Elm has documented a female Sunflora remaining totally still for several days until it snatched up a Rattata.  This one study has proven that I am not nearly as patient as Sunflora; Steak n` Shakes drive not fast enough!!:shakeshake: 

Original Pokémon character pictures copied from
Suggested by :iconjacobaryonyx:

Please make your own suggestions for what Pokémon you want me to do next!

Feraligatr is a alligator Pokémon and the main predator of Blastoise.  They grow up from mere Totodiles to the curious Croconaw into their mighty adult form.  They have red osteoderms on their head, tail and back used for finding each other in the drab swamp; a literal red flag, if you will.  Croconaws are particularly interesting as the beige markings on their torso are as unique as our fingerprints.  They are special snowflakes...that can bite off your fingers.

Whiscash are some of the largest freshwater fish in Hoenn, yet are unpopular sports fish.  This may be `cause of their ugly appearance, their hideous offspring, Barboach, or because they are hard to catch with a typical rod.

Original Pokémon character pictures copied from
Suggested by :iconjacobaryonyx:

Please make your own suggestions for what Pokémon you want me to do next!

Nobody said that freakin radical Pokémon had to have a backbone.  Volcarona, the Sun Pokémon, is a moth with the ability to substitute the Sun`s energy.  You know...the Sun?!  They start out life as a RELATIVLY docile Larvesta, which is short for using spurts of fire out of it`s spikes as a defense.  Seeking out a nice hiding place, the Larvesta wil spin a cocoon and metamorphize for several months.  After emerging as a full-grown Volcarona, they must wait a few minutes to dry their wings.  In this stage, they actually lack a mouth; their sole purpose is reproduction.  They are like the Terminator, but love-struck instead of blood-thirsty.  Here though, a Volcarona defends itself from a Galvantula a mega bad@$5!

Galvantula is an arachnid Pokémon that has a knack for electricity.  As their youngest form, Joltik, they are incapable of making their own electricity and must ride on larger Pokémon to gather static charge for defense.  They grow up into Galvantula, massive jumping spider that many small Pokémon dread.  Volcarona is not one of those Pokémon.

Original Pokémon character pictures copied from
Skull Crawler
Here is my entry for this speculative evolution contest: Spec challengeFor those who haven't seen it yet: yes we will do the Spec Evo challenge.
Entries can be posted here, on facebook or on Youtube, as long as you can link to a page where it's openly visible.
It can be any medium, digital, traditional, you could even make a sculpture or video of the process (though that would be hard to in-cooperate)
Regarding the Skull crawler: there are several ways to do this. You could try to stick to the film as closely as possible and try to figure out a suitable ancestor and by that a more believable design.
Or you could collect the attributes of the movie monster and look into a lot of clades for animals which would fit that description partly, and could therefore give rise to a skull crawler. This means it don't need to be a reptile, maybe just something someone could confuse to be a reptile on a foggy day.
And of course it's possible to just invent a whole new clade on animals, remember, these are kaijus, they could follow their very own phylogeny. but if you d

Skull Crawlers are monstrous squamates with characteristics seen in other reptiles.  They have a face reminiscent of a vine snake, tortoise-like arm scales, and only a pair of fore limbs and no back limbs.  They typically are around 15 meters(45 feet) tall predators found across Skull Island`s biomes.  Thanks to their mesothermic metabolisms and strong forelimbs, these reptilian devils are extremely adaptable, so they are found in forest clearings, mountains and marshlands.  They can feed on a vast variety of prey; a good thing since they must consume a lot of food to survive.
Skull crawlers` ancestors were rear fanged snakes that ended up on Skull Island roughly 20 million years ago.  The lack of large predators in the region meant these snakes could prosper.  However, their originally limbless anatomy was inadequate for being apex predators, so they got their front limbs back.  The back legs stayed banished inside their butts, while the front limbs sprouted massive claws and tough plates.  Crawlers are still capable of slithering, but only do so when stalking their prey.

Humans and Skull Crawlers never had a good relationship.  The native people called them "Pengencer Darah" or (blood thinner) referencing their venom that...well, thins blood.  They fear them as demons from the death gods as punishment for them allowing dinosaurs to overtake them.  Two small expeditions in the 1930`s(one led by Bill Randa, the other by Carl Denham) ended in disaster with Skull Crawler-human interactions.  They did not go well. 

Hope you like it!
Inspired by the talented concept artist :iconarvalis:, I have decided to start making realistic Pokémon, regularly.

I have already made a few...

Arceus by VG5006

Dragalge by VG5006

Xerneas by VG5006

Now I am running out of new ones to do, but if you like to see my Pokémon, you can change that.  By leaving a comment of what Pokémon you wanna see next under this journal, you will get that Pokémon illustrated in a realistic, arvalis style fashion.  So leave a comment if you want a Charizard or Lucia or whatever.  Please.


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Artist | Student | Digital Art
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Creature Designer. Fan of Pokémon, mythology, cryptozoology, and original designs of fantasy and fictional beasts.


Creature Design
I make creature designs. They are strictly creatures and not characters. Allow for flexibility in design(ie the final result will not be literally what you said you wanted, but it will be cool and close). It will be on a 16x12 document made in Photoshop. I can do an illustration showing the design either 2d or ZBrush sculpt. You will not be disappointed.


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martythezebragod94 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks 4 the watch!
VG5006 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No problem
martythezebragod94 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Can i have a request please?
VG5006 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Why not? Go ahead.
martythezebragod94 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You see, i have this character named Bob and i would like you to draw him please. He's a mix between water buffalo, entelodon, hippo and wild boar. Have a good day/night!
VG5006 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'll get right on it!
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
VG5006 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That watch is well deserved
Xaneas Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!+fav
VG5006 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You`re very welcome.
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