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-Lugia- by arvalis -Lugia- by arvalis


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Lugia are very rare and very ancient species of Pokemon.  They have been seen only briefly a handful of times in written history until recent when one was successful captured.  Though Lugia have only been seen in the wild in the ocean and deep oceanic cave systems, they have in fact been identified as having great psychic abilities.  There have long been myths of seeing a Lugia flying over the sea as a herald of a mighty storm.  Upon study of the caught Lugia, it would appear that there may be some truth to these myths as Lugia may actually use psychokinesis to hover above the sea even if the cause of this behavior remains unknown.  Though they are extremely powerful swimmers, they can move on land with surprising mobility sliding on their belly quite hastily.  Like other advanced psychic Pokemon, Lugia will occasionally make contact with humans via telepathy.  However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia.

A common denizen of coral reefs the world over is Corsola.  Corsola is a large, ugly fish with many fleshy protrusions that appear to mimic the coral of there surroundings.  Though they can come in a variety of colors, by far the most common is a salmon pink.  Though mostly harmless, Corsola have very venomous spines on their dorsal fin which can inflict a toxic sting.

Like Corsola, Seadra also possess venomous spines, however they have many more and are much more aggressive. Though not very good swimmers, they can expel high pressure streams of waters from their mouth and propel themselves backwards with some haste.  They have also been known to "ink" by squirting their black digestive fluids from their mouth to create a cloud of darkness by which they can escape harm.

Luvdiscs are a common tropical fish Pokemon.  They are all together unremarkable aside from one very important aspect; their scales.  Luvdisc possess heart shaped scales that glisten with some luminosity.  These scales are highly treasured by older people who have left society to pursue silly things like heart scales.

Claunchers are a newer find to science.  Unlike their relatives, Crawdaunt, Claunchers are exclusively found in salt water.  They possess a unique claw mechanism that can fire a cavitation bubble at their prey.  The pressure from this attack is enough to kill smaller sea faring Pokemon.  Though they have rarely been observed, Claunchers can grow to a massive size, though most of this size is in their pistol-like claw.

Another common site in tropical waters are Mantines.  These large cousins of Sharpedo are very docile and quite friendly with divers.  They often harbor one or two Remoraids.  However it has been discovered that some of these Remoraid are not what they appear.  As many as 40% of Remoraids found on Mantines are in fact juvenile Octillery.  They use their tentacles to form the shape of a Remoraid, effectively mimicking one for the safety of the large Mantine.  Once they grow large enough they drop away to become the Octillery we know.

Qwilfish is small spiny fish.  It is highly poisonous, but unlike Corsola and Seadra, its toxins are not secreted through the spines that cover its body.  It's poison is inside its body, effectively killing most Pokemon that try their hand at eating it.  This brave Qwilfish may not win the battle with Lugia, but it will win the war.  Aside from the horrible upset stomach Lugia is certain to receive, those spikes probably wont come out as easily as they go down.


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mudkipenator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Despite Lugia sharing "dick and fart jokes", in this piece he looks like he's about eat a bitch.
Mikalhvi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was like "Lugia looks like it's gonna eat that Qwilfish." and then I read the description. XD
YahzeeSkywalker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
...Lugia is one of my favorite Pokémon and this look glorious. Love all your Pokémon art. They should do a movie with it :D
Zaylund Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these  ecosystem compilations you do - simple stunning! I'm so happy I'm watching you :3 ^_^ :D
GideonLand Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015  Professional
Awesomeness! My computer would explode if I tried to do something on this scale. The detail is just fascinating, I could stare at it for hours.
haszard Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
nice drawing.
creaturelover Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I love your Lugia, its fabulous!
Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
WOW!!!!!!!!~ This one is definitely my favorite!~ :heart: 
xXSolarcupcakeszXx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia.
I died
Sir-Fakemon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Lugia tell us a joke =p
EOScears Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, dick and fart jokes. Really? (:p)
DeadlyKeyMaster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Ok, i just want to say, im a big fan of your artwork and this has just blown my mind. I saw this a month or so ago and decided that today, i should tell you, you inspire me. Well to try and draw realistic pokemon. You wont find them in my gallery because they look like a 2 year old's work. But to see you've done alot of pokemon and made other peoples days makes my day a whole lot better. 

Lugia is my fave and will always be. You have did a splendid job on well, everything. I love how you add all the other little details such as other pokemon too.  You are a great artist. Keep doing what you do and like best!
koorikohi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sierepilef Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Why don't you do Molters, Zapdos and Articuno???
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I want to at least do zapdos soon.
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"mostly dick and fart jokes"? *dies laughing*
ChangelingAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is that a leather back turtles shell ?
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Has some elements of one yeah
ChangelingAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awakenChaos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  New member
R.I.P. Qwilfish
Blacktodasoul Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Where are the dick jokes now Lugia, but seriously amazing work. And if you take requests, more grass types! I'd love to see Whimsicott and Lillligant as well as Trevenant and Gourgeist (well maybe Venasaur eatting Gourgeist because seriously fuck that thing and its will-o-wisping ways)
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
I just posted a couple grass types ;p
TussMax Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Artist
HO-OH plss
CreamyCat5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Logia is my favorite pokemon. Thank you for making this treat for the eyes!
Rainbows-Rule123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the hell? OMG yay 
Phyrofrost Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the turtle style wings
Devorad Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
WillOfDaniel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing man! 
Quindayo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
KuraiPokemon066 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The last part for the description of Lugia was hilarious! I love your work. :yay: 
Herobrine222 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. I always think lugia looks more like a water/dragon type more than a flying/psychic type.
2. Don't you be hatin on corsola. It is not an ugly fish. It is a bunch of coral that came to life by magic. Bitch may be useless in battle with its awful stats and all but it is my birthday pokemon. (Which explains why my favorite type is water and why i rock X3
Melomiku Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Dick and fart jokes? Does Lugia even have genitalia?
xxReshiramxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like the realistic Kingdra in this picture.
BrosBe4Hoes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's a Seadra
harryhaunter123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
i have my very own lugia, even though i am a pokemon myself. i am just too sexy to be beat.
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Never expected Lugia to look like that. It looks awesome!
AexlPls Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dick and fart jokes hahahaha.
BubbleBlowerINC Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
The resolution on these pictures (MIND BLOWN) you can just zoom in 4 eva!!
lydario Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I see bits of a Leatherback! So sound and complete in feel. Just natural enough, but as always not a literal version of a real animal. Pokemon are based on reality, but are not just animals, and you given them that... "touched-by-god" attributes that would make them an exotic specimen-collecting renaissance-man's dream! 
Dragon-owl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
That´s cool!^^
MiserableDog Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
God imagining that giant thing sliding towards you on land is terrifying, though probably a bit awkward if it's throwing immature jokes at you as it's probably about to attack you lmao
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
it looks like a leatherback turtle and plesiosaur hybrid, nicely done
CrimsonIgnis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes" wow xD
macawnivore Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this rendition of Lugia, and you made his weird flat finger-wing things make sense! Then I lost it at "However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia." :heart:  :D
Zhyphrus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist

i've been seeking help on painting scales and wonder if you could help me on some of the areas that i might not know,
Is that a heart-scale brush you used to paint the luvdiscs and if so, is there any site in particular to refer me to so i can download for PS? ;;
Or did you draw 1 then copy-paste multiply them to get the final results?

Sorry for any trouble caused :iconrazycryplz:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I made a brush for the luvdisc scale but I didn't save it.  Its a pretty easy brush to recreate.  Just look up some brush making tutorials.
Zhyphrus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
mhmm , its okay :D thank you for the referral
Psychoscissor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What I love most about your realistic descriptions of these pokemon designs, are your snarky comments.

"Like other advanced psychic Pokemon, Lugia will occasionally make contact with humans via telepathy. However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia."

I have an image of a trainer turning suddenly to see this ferocious monster, only to hear a voice inside the trainer's head say "What did the toilet say to the butt? "Hey, cut the crap!" :XD: "
ShadowSTR12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the head and the legs, but the body and wings could be a bit better. Sure the hand wings you gave it are more Hydrodynamic, but not very Aerodynamic. How is it supposed to fly, create storms, and use a powerful wind move like Aeroblast with those? I understand the psychokinesis to hover, but it would be better personally with bigger wings.
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
The arms here are pretty similar in proportion to the official art of lugia.
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