Misty earned a lot of respect in my book when she revealed that she had managed to train a Gyarados and gotten over her fear of them. She's awesome. This picture is also awesome, I love how calm Misty looks even though she's lying on top of such a dangerous Pokémon.
I think in Hoenn, there was an episode where Misty visits and there she has a Gyarados. I think the guys were shocked, but she explained she got over her fear because her Gyarados had evolved under her training and was really friendly.
This makes me feel really nostalgic for the old days. I miss the simple 151 pokemon and all of the characters from back then. Come to think of it, it also makes me feel old.
Regardless, beautiful work on the gyarados. I don't see much art about them so it's nice to know they are not forgotten. I also love how you drew misty. The picture is wild around her and she is just lying there calmly. I must say she looks a lot cooler in this picture than she ever did in the shows.