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Day 549. Kanto 129 - 130 by Cryptid-Creations Day 549. Kanto 129 - 130 by Cryptid-Creations
When I remake an evolution line, I kind of like for there to be a similar design element so that it'll look more connected. Since Magikarp and Gyrados are so drastically different, I'm trying to go for the idea that the Magikarp simply holds the egg of gyrados instead

(I mean this in regards to the style/pattern with which I'm trying to be consistent with for these --not meant to be a critique on the original design)

......... and yes, it totally eats the magikarp when it hatches
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tylergile Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Is there any chance I could get your blessing to get this as a tattoo?
firewood010 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
So magikarp is only a BABYSITTER lol
ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting a strong :icongiegueplz: vibe from that Gyarados Egg...
LuKirby98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Lol a Mother fan

So happily strange
ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, more like a Giegue fan.
LuKirby98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
More or less the same
ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
TaufiqPasee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Theme1352 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Writer
Is magikarp carrying a gyrados fish egg?
TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the magikarp's eyes.
xDixyx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Wow, you made Magikarp look cool, which means you can make everything, I mean EVERYTHING, look cool. Wow.
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I love magikarp!
SARAH082 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Mushies12 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
HamsterZerg Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Maybe the Magikarp is a part of the egg that allows for movement, so the Gyarados basically eats the egg it hatched from?

... Maybe I'm going a little too alien in my approach for why the Magikarp is holding the Gyarados egg.

Now get rid of that "Maybe" and we'll have a more realistic conclusion.
ColorBot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Derp Face magikarp durp.
AngelJamie93 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
If you wanted, you could've gone with Eastern Dragon styled Gyrados. That way, you could easily fit Magikarp into a derpy shortened version of Gyrados.
jlr-on-the-beat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magikarp looks so derpy lol
sacred2705 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Your derp fish evolved into a flying fish/serpent-thing for some reason.
colors-of-the-storm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how you drew the magickarp
ShinyGlaceon108 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
NUU!!    that poor shiny magikarp will be eated D:
TicklePixel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magikarp's evolution to Gyarados is a reference to a Japanese legend in which a carp swims up a river, and when it passes under a gate thing at the top, it turns into a dragon.
Kidincred Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Uh, right legend, wrong country.

It's Chinese ;)

Gyarados is a Chinese dragon and the legend was from China :)
Celon-549 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Perhaps Magikarp constantly holding that egg explains why it's so pathetically weak.
GustavoMoraes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, amazing work. i would say though that the gyarados is a stretched up magikarp.
jazzhands21 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
just came from reddit. this is pretty cool.
WolfAP Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Wow, looks amazing! :D
SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Erm... People have said this before, but legend says that a koi or carp that trains hard enough and jumps up a waterfall turns into a dragon. THAT is the transition between magikarp and gyarados. You have helped it "jump the waterfall" of evolution by training it.
lazer50 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I like your Magikarp very much. The idea is great. Like some japanese sacred fish. Your gyrados, for some reason, looks less frightening from the original design. It seems to me like it has less personality. I was expecting yours to be exaggerated for some reason, with giant head, small tail and uneven eyes.
WolfpackDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
....shoot.  I was honestly hoping you'd address that whole "Gyarados is a water/flying but only looks like water" thing.  Oh well, this still looks completely awesome.
triangulor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NOOOOOOOOO too sad! Magicarp gives hope to all the useless and mediocre people. One day I too could be a gyrados. But other than that this is super cool! I think there is already quite a bit of continuity in the texturing particularly, but you know you are the artist! And as usual this is super cool.
Taelonar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If a koi swims up a waterfall he turns into a dragon. That's the inspiration form Magikarp and Gyrados.
ezequielsosa Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL Much better
Bionical-Neo-Nerd Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg.. so... damn... KAWII!!
derpyfan12 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
( but the egg looks awesome)
derpyfan12 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i actully see a resemblence. you see the feelers? they look the same,
JayEyedWolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The derp of the magikarp and the utter lion-like majesty of the Gyarados... I approve.
As usual (even if I don't comment it much), your style is awesome and makes me jealous. T^T
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Ns-Dark-Side Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
I just absolutely LOVE this style of work you do!! It's so unique, because i don't think i ever imagined these two to look like that, but they look WAY more awesome!! And a nice touch to the drool on magikarps mouth X3
BucketofArt Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Cool idea, like the re-makes 
Citron--Vert Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here
nati11184 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuuu poor Magikarp ; - ;
BBigu Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Nice idea man.
RiRiSqueak Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love how magicarp resembles a blob fish :'D
CaptainRicco Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, I dont like that idea, when I saw the pic I though it was like in its belly or something, like having the potential of a dragon inside of that stupid fish
Kadiur Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I thought the same
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Magikarp's evolution into Gyarados is actually based on a legend about an Asian carp leaping a waterfall and turning into a dragon, but yes, it is a far fetched evolution, but if you look there are a number of things that Gyarados retains from Magikarp like its fins and whiskers.

Incidentally, dragonair into dragonite is also based on a legend regarding a serpent catching a pearl from heaven and transforming into a dragon (which is why dragonair holds a pearl), but its evolution has also been likened to a newt or salamander tadpole metamorphosis.
Rivenor Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one derpy magicarp. Well done :D
SheapSheap Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Makicarp seems cute some way in this version xD
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