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I’ve been really enjoying the Pokémon variations trend that’s been going around, so I wanted to try it with one of my favorite Pokémon! Rayquaza is kind of iconic though, on top of being a Legendary, and I wanted to do something a bit different rather than just changing its markings- so I based its different varieties after actual dragons in mythology!

  • Standard Rayquaza- Most common variant of Rayquaza, made famous by lore and murals passed down in the Hoenn region. It calms the rage of Groudon and Kyogre in many myths.
  • Lóng Rayquaza- Based after Chinese dragons. A symbol of power and luck, this Rayquaza’s golden scales are highly sought after, making it a symbol of royalty in some countries.
  • Nāga Rayquaza- Based after the snake deity in Indian mythology (also has traits of king cobras). The most snake-like out of the Rayquaza variants, this dragon is revered as a guardian of nature. It is highly curious of others, and will only attack if threatened.
  • Y Ddraig Goch Rayquaza- Based after the Welsh dragon, namely the Welsh flag. It is fiercely protective of its territory, and will guard its land with its life. This Rayquaza is the protector of many countries due to this trait.
  • Quetzalcoatl Rayquaza- Based after the Meso-American feathered serpent. This Rayquaza variant is rarely seen, and also one of the most powerful due to its ties to the sky. It is revered as a creator deity in some areas, and brings fertility wherever it rests.
  • Jörmungandr Rayquaza- Based after the Nordic sea serpent that encircles the world (also has traits of deep-sea fish). The largest subspecies of Rayquaza, this variant has grown to immense proportions and gained bioluminescence and gills to stay in the depths of the oceans. It is said that the world will end if it rises to the surface.

I’m not the best at designs, but man did I have fun with these. Mythology is something I’ve loved since I was a kid, especially dragons, so working on this was incredibly enjoyable.

Anyway, enjoy!
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Materials used: Photoshop CS5
Music Inspiration: Pokémon ORAS Soundtrack

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:iconjeanette9a:
Jeanette9a Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
this is pretty cool. 
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:iconcrimsondragon874:
crimsondragon874 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
I like the dark one
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:iconthepenguinrapist:
Thepenguinrapist Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The golden Long variant and the Quetzalcoatl variant are my favorites!
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:iconbrambleciaw:
bramblecIaw Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
oh my god,, look at them they're all so good :0



chIorophyll aight but look at these
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:iconpropellerknight:
propellerknight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
BABS!!!!!!!!
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:iconbrambleciaw:
bramblecIaw Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
THE LAST ONE IS MY FAVE AAA
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:iconpropellerknight:
propellerknight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
THEY ARE ALL BABS
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:iconcerpquake:
Cerpquake Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so fricking cool :O <33 i love it!! x3 Love :happybounce: La la la la Lugia panic gif 
and rayquaza is my favorite pokemon too :3
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:iconkohaku-the-conqueror:
Kohaku-the-Conqueror Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I loveeee Rayquaza LOL xD All of these Rayquazas should be canon!
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:iconarty-braixen:
Arty-Braixen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Yay! Wales!Wales flag 
Btw this is awseome 
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconarty-braixen:
Arty-Braixen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Np!
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:iconcrocodile-from-space:
Crocodile-From-Space Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I like the welsh one it looks so awesome! :flagofwales: 
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcrocodile-from-space:
Crocodile-From-Space Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Your Welcome!! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconraptorwolfss:
raptorwolfss Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
whats pokemon variation/pokemon subspecies ?
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:iconaqua-the-smiter:
Aqua-The-Smiter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Jormungandr.
This made my day I love Norse mythology. A lot.
Also, Loki approves.
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LordBlackTiger666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
cool variations :love:
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlordblacktiger666:
LordBlackTiger666 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No problem
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Thalia-Dawnbringer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful variations for Rayquaza!  I especially love the Quetzalcoatl, Jormungandr, and Naga forms!
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconthalia-dawnbringer:
Thalia-Dawnbringer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome =D
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:iconis-kill:
is-kill Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Variations on my favorite Pokémon, dressed up as my favorite mythological serpents? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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Kitsune-Kami1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So cool! Well cone!
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvictorysmaster:
Victorysmaster Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your forgetting Shinron (from DBZ, Just kidding) Amazing Job like Outstanding 50 out of 2
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never watched DBZ, but judging by the name, it's most likely based after the Shenlong- a Chinese spiritual dragon in mythology. It's very similar to the Lóng, so the Lóng variant I drew is probably the closest to that representation. I'm glad you like it, though!
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Victorysmaster Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
actually you where dead on, good job, and no problem. (dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Shen…)
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WaterLily-Gems Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this so much. The designs are so well thought out!
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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WaterLily-Gems Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Do you have any tips for shading?
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really not that good of a teacher, sorry- the only tips I can give are study how light affects objects in real life and try to base your shading off of that when you can. Also, never use pure black to shade, unless you're doing a black-and-white piece. It's best to use a dark color that compliments the color of the environment. Other than that, I recommend looking up shading tutorials online, they can help you out a lot more than I can. Good luck!
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db1993 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
That look amazing 
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondb1993:
db1993 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
You're welcome
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Saito-NMC Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
HOLY FUCK! Too awesome, thanks the great job dude ^_^
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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Saito-NMC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
You are welcome.
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ZaneusNova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Cool designs.
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzaneusnova:
ZaneusNova Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconjubber2005:
JuBbEr2005 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
This is so epic!
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjubber2005:
JuBbEr2005 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
More than welcome, Rayquaza is one of my favourite Pokemon. :D
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WhiteNeko-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing to see them all together , the teasers on showdown were stunning but i have no words for this apart from wow
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:icondeltheor:
Deltheor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like them!
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WhiteNeko-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How can i not *passes out from the awesome* mind if I add them to my groups featured folder
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