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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.

Pokemon~Nintendo, ya know.
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ChristRISES Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Awesome take on lugia. I like how its far less bird-like than most other lugia interpretations.
xxReshiramxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Almost looks like Lugia has an alien concept of some kind great job.
IMsooooC00L Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that lugia though. ho-oh eat ur heart out. lolol
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
Lorax3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm.... wieloryb ? xdd
LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Kind of Cute, and Awesome and Tough looking!!!!
MoodDragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing attention to detail! I love it's originality.
Frozen-Doopliss Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
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.
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Wow, love it. Very original
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