*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?YouTube video
: [link]Process as a Tumblr photoset
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.
Pokemon~Nintendo, ya know.