*November 2011 - first concepts of realistic Lugia http://twarda.tumblr.com/post/13301414299/realistic-lugia-concepts-ideas-and-sketches-done
*February 2012 - first realistic Lugia sketch for Realistic Pokemon series, was left unfinished http://twarda.tumblr.com/post/17265515436
*November 2012 - a random drawing http://twarda.tumblr.com/post/35644220800/lugia
*December 2012 Pokeddex challenge - http://twarda.tumblr.com/post/38886152991/day-31-all-time-favourite-submitting-it-now
*February 2013 - A painting done on Nintendo 3DS http://colorslive.com/details/806714
*1st April 2013 - Realistic Lugia was painted.
It took me a while, aye?
♦YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIA9lnauzMo&feature=youtu.be
♦Process as a Tumblr photoset: http://twarda.tumblr.com/post/46865511255/finally
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.