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Dragon Dance by Noktowl Dragon Dance by Noktowl
For So I Herd U Liek Progress

Based on something I made 5 years ago [link]
combined with the real Dragon Dance

Nope, I'm still not a fan of Gyarados.
As much as I think it has great design and
in-game usability, it's overused.

I'm not a fan of overrated stuffs.
But a design this awesome deserves
to be overrated, I must admit.

So... the concept was basically to draw
my brother's Gyarados and my Milotic
(it was drawn during the Ruby/Sapphire period)
in one scene. The two were battle frontier buddies.
In multi mode, the two swept the enemies easily.
Wasn't our the best team for competitive playing,
but we loved the fishies.



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Bonus: Phailed sketches that took me over 2 hours [link]


Photoshop & Wacom tablet, with a bit of patience
and slight pain in my fingers for 15 hours.



Artwork © me
Gyarados, Milotic, Pokémon © Game Freak
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Given 2011-10-25
Dragon Dance by *Noktowl

Suggested by countless amount of people! ( Featured by TommyGK )
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Falken02 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
my god i love this shit it's awesome!
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:iconmattismen:
Mattismen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, It's already in my favourites...
Guess I'll just add it again then :I
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! this is amazing!
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animamomentlover Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: now that is pretty amazing!
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you :D
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:iconanimamomentlover:
animamomentlover Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome
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YaYaOo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
super cool!
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'd like to see a Gyarados like that on the streets for Chinese new year or something. :XD:
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen a chinese dragon show that uses a blue one, that would be interesting haha
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Hviten Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very intrigued by the detail and style that you've put into Milotic and Gyarados. It has a distinct Eastern feel to it, the obvious Lung Dragon design presenting itself very well in this portrayal. Milotic is something to behold as well, and has a very interesting fish like look to it. In my opinion, Milotic looks like something of a Koi Fish, or a Catfish in this, what with the whiskers.

The colors clash VERY well with this! The soft Pinks, Reds and Oranges against the Blues, Yellows and Sea green makes this picture very Elegant looking, combined with the Style. Overall, Great work, and congratulations on the DD, as well as the First Place prize!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah big thanks for the appreciation. You seem to put a lot of thought when writing the critique.
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Hviten Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconhezoo:
hezoo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
Although gyarados is pretty overrated you managed to give him a fresh new look. This is by far the best fan art of gyarados and milotic I've ever seen. Be proud of this!! :heart:
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw sweet, thank you very much!
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Animeupgradegirl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
That is......EPIC!!! :squee:
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:iconfangking:
FangKing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Gharados!
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Sammet-Metal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Interesting style! Both pokemons looks amazing in it :o Congrats on the DD, it's totally well deserved!! :clap: :boogie:
:+fav:
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :3
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! 8D
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Rangetzu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
wow this is amazing great work
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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laucha95 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
the way you drew them is just awesome , I love your style !!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
This is very beautiful :wow:

I find it kind of ironic that you say you don’t like Gyarados because it’s over used when Milotic is also overused and that you’re not a fan of overrated stuff since you like Pokémon which is one the most overrated and overused franchises around XD

I before anyone calls me a “hater” I don’t hate Pokémon. I lost interests in the series years ago (got way too repetitive) and never liked the games but I still like to watch fanart of it. I’m not hating on Milotic or Gyarados either; I love both of those Pokémon but there are many other Pokémon that I prefer over them.

BTW, I’m not being a “troll” or anything. I’m just joking around just so you know.
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAH yeah I understand the irony. But it just happens. I loved Milotic since the first time I saw it. It's too late to un-love it when I knows it gets overrated xD

Well I grew up with the games, so like it or not, unconsciously it's been an important part of me. The series taught me to think strategically — and english, since it's not my main language. I guess everybody has a weird, unreasonable obsession of their own.
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Yeah I know what you mean. The same has happened to me. I remember as kid, Vulpix and Ninetails were my favorite Pokémon and they are still two of my favorites even if they are some of the most overused Pokémon around. Of course, I really couldn’t care less about the popularity of something; whether it’s the most loved or hated thing in the world, if I liked it I’ll keep on liking it regardless of how everybody else feels about it.

I don’t really hate the games but I just never got that into them. I’ve only played 5 of them in my entire life (which were 5 more than I expected XD). I guess I didn’t miss much since you pretty much do the same thing in most of them.

I actually learned English watching cartoons as well :giggle:
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually I don't care much about overrated or underrated things, but most of the time, I try to look at the hidden appeal of underrated things. Just because I feel bad for the designers who created them xD

I'm every "typical" parents' nightmare. They won't believe it when my mom told them she let me play every game, read every comic, watch every cartoon that I wanted.

The result? I learned math, strategy, science, english, culture, mythology, and almost everything else their children never learned :lol:
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
They say cartoons rot your brain but me and my sister learn a lot more from it than we did at school (probably because they show the topics that schools refuse to teach you). Of course we weren’t couch potatoes; we did different thing s besides watch TV.
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From my personal experience, I find that "nerds" are generally more open about different topics. They are also more curious to find out about things that aren't taught directly to them, like in school or by the people around them.

Ah well... just another benefit of living a nerd's life.
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Plus, you live a much happier life :D
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed :thumbsup:
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VenomFeather Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
MILOTIC! MY FAVOURITE POKEMON EVER! (along with Gardevoir >_> lol) I'm favouriting this and watching you!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa thanks! Milotic is really pretty, isn't it?
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VenomFeather Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely :)
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xh3llox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sooo this is one of the best things ever. The colors are completely amazing to look at. Really lovely patterns, too. Amazing job.
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so, thanks a lot :D
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inTAResting Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
IM SO HAPPY THIS GOT A DD!! I remember seeing it ages ago and falling in love with it.
Nice work!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I never expected this to happen, to be honest :faint:
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inTAResting Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Not a problem! And don't be so surprised! The majority of your gallery has potential to be a DD!!
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks! Glad you think so.
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MallyTheEpicness Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   General Artist
This is amazing ;u; I exploded <3
Great work!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't explode D:
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KaitoxlenForever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
awsomeness o.o
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Dream-Piper Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah yeah yeah. Who doesn't love Gyarados and Milotic! Still, your artistic version of them is awesome!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Milotic, but not much love for Gyarados lol. It gets too much love from other people, I think I can give my love to the others xD
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angry-wolf-for-life Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its gorgous.
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glustora Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i wish i could do art like this. It's perfect!.
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:iconnoktowl:
Noktowl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it comes from experimentation and years of experience. Just believe that you can do something like this some time in the future ;)
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glustora Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, thanks!.
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SavageWolf-93 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
looks liek garidos! very cool
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