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Realistic Lugia by Twarda8 Realistic Lugia by Twarda8
*November 2011 - first concepts of realistic Lugia [link]
*February 2012 - first realistic Lugia sketch for Realistic Pokemon series, was left unfinished [link]
*November 2012 - a random drawing [link]
*December 2012 Pokeddex challenge - [link]
*February 2013 - A painting done on Nintendo 3DS [link]
*April 2013 - Realistic Lugia was painted.


It took me a while, aye?
:bulletblue:YouTube video: [link]
:bulletblue:Process as a Tumblr photoset: [link]

It has toothed beak, nostril on top of the head and melon for echolocation. The head fin/horn is moveable, as well as back fins. It is covered partialy with penguin-like plumage and partialy by reptile-ish skin. Obviously, my Lugia is water a creature, the best what it can do in air, is gliding. I don't see Lugia walking on land. As it has Flying typing and it lives deep underwater, I can't image such creature having well developed legs. I wanted to reduce the legs to minimum but I thought it would look ridiculous, at least, so I left those little ones which you can see here. To managing such flesh mass, which are "wings", it needs powerful pectoral muscles. There was an option with its belly like a barel but again, it would look funny. I added tail fin, because of the pokemon's desing. But I think with such big "wings", plesiosaur/turtle-like body and many fins here and there, it could succesfuly live without it.

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Pokemon~Nintendo, ya know.
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:iconkrisfirebolt:
KrisFirebolt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually like the realitic design. It looks more adapted for swimming in water.
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:iconlariolario54321:
LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Surprisingly not that Scary to look at!!!!!!!!
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:iconchristrises:
ChristRISES Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Awesome take on lugia. I like how its far less bird-like than most other lugia interpretations.
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:iconxxreshiramxx:
xxReshiramxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Almost looks like Lugia has an alien concept of some kind great job.
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:iconimsooooc00l:
IMsooooC00L Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that lugia though. ho-oh eat ur heart out. lolol
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:iconjazzminth22:
JazzminTH22 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My most favorite of all the Lugia images. I adore how you added a blowhole and what I precieve to be feathers along the neck. It really looks like it could be a water creature from thr arctic
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Thank you! (sorry for the late reply ^^')
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:iconlorax3:
Lorax3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm.... wieloryb ? xdd
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:iconlariolario54321:
LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Kind of Cute, and Awesome and Tough looking!!!!
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:iconmooddragon:
MoodDragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing attention to detail! I love it's originality.
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:iconfrozen-doopliss:
Frozen-Doopliss Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Most fan interpretations of Lugia I've seen tend to focus more on its bird aspects than sea-dwelling aspects (which is understandable, given it's not really a water type), so it's nice to see a new interpretation.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks.
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:iconsaucylobster:
SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Wow, love it. Very original
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:iconmewsiethehalfmew:
MewsieTheHalfMew Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Woah! You drew this very well!
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:iconprotodramon:
Protodramon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This Lugia is kinda cute :3
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:iconprof-archaic:
Prof-Archaic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
A truly amazing piece of work. From the natural flow of anatomy and form right down to the scars on its flippers. Well Done :)
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:iconhayoni123:
Hayoni123 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Your art is just 
AMAZING
i wish i could draw and paint like you ;_;
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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   General Artist
Very great job. And creative, sense Lugia spends much of its time underwater, give a whale-seaturtle-plesesaurus anatomy
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:iconhydrogica:
Hydrogica Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
will you do Rapidash <3 ? btw you are amazing artist !!! :meow:
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I doubt it. Thanks.
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:iconkibainuzukasgirl:
kibainuzukasgirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Photographer
you should do a latias :D
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:icondausenmoore-art:
DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconboneclown:
BoneClown Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww :D
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:iconbenjja1:
Benjja1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NICE man ! !!
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:iconosayioniwabo:
Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing! Really stunning artwork. *_*
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:iconmcsaurus:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Whoa. A new look Lugia, really cool. I think I like it. Lugia is my favorite Pokémon.

Do you think to draw Keldeo? Like this. [link]
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:iconinked-owl:
Inked-Owl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever with the blow hole.
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:iconshadowstr12:
ShadowSTR12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really great design. It could use a few tweaks here and there but an overall good concept
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:iconstarboy22:
StarBoy22 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's freakin' awesome! What platform do you make these on?
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Platform?
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:iconstarboy22:
StarBoy22 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Sorry that's my fault x3 What I ment was, like, what site (like photoshop) do you make these on?
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
[link]
Q: What program do you use?
A: GIMP (2.6 version). If otherwise, it is said in the description.
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:iconuruboros:
Uruboros Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Writer
I think you did a good job making Lugia's strange designs into realistic things that look great.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks.
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:iconravenlael:
ravenlael Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i like the pose :eyes:
and really curious where is it pointing
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:iconsourwishbones:
sourwishbones Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I really like the scars on Lugia's wings/ flippers. They remind me of the scars a sperm whale gets when it hunts giant squid. Since there are no squid-like pokemon, maybe a lugia would hunt octillery or even tentacruel?
Regardless, I think it's awesome that you put so much thought into these realistic designs. This is one of my favorites. =)
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks.
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:icongoombapie:
GoombaPie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
awesome, great work!
:)
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks.
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:iconmegaloceros-urhirsch:
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Lugia. x3
I like that whale/Bird version. :D
But he have not that Silver feather. °xDDD
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Yes it has.
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:iconmegaloceros-urhirsch:
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD
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:iconleftalive:
LeftAlive Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh my favourite pokemon, great work thanks for sharing.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
:thumbsup:
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:iconaulus996:
Aulus996 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Wow. This really shows how pokemon could be viewed differently by everyone.. For instance, I thought it looked like something I'd fight with a sword rather than catch. :I

Of course, that's the equivalent of animal abuse.. So I wouldn't do that.
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0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love how much thought you put into the design before you flesh it out. A brilliant job. I always adore seeing your interpretations.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks.
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:iconkoeskull:
Koeskull Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting, never seen it so whale-like before. I don't think it looks glide-material though haha.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Something like this only: [link]
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:iconichmachdenkopfzu:
IchMachDenKopfZu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
befor i saw dis i thought lugia was kinda sweet?
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