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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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:iconfrozen-doopliss:
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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:iconsaucylobster:
Wow, love it. Very original
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:iconmewsiethehalfmew:
MewsieTheHalfMew Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Woah! You drew this very well!
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Protodramon Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This Lugia is kinda cute :3
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:iconprof-archaic:
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:
Your art is just 
AMAZING
i wish i could draw and paint like you ;_;
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Snakeman2013 Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist 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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Hydrogica Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will you do Rapidash <3 ? btw you are amazing artist !!! :meow:
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:icontwarda8:
I doubt it. Thanks.
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kibainuzukasgirl Jun 6, 2013  Student Photographer
you should do a latias :D
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