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Guardian of the Seas by Haychel Guardian of the Seas by Haychel
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The picture depicts Lugia's habitat perfectly, the legends about the storms caused by it seem to be implied by the background, and the spiral in the water effectively draws all of the viewer's attention to Lugia itself. Looking at the walk through of this, I can see that you certainly payed attention to what you were doing. I can appreciate that in an artist. I cannot effectively describe how much this picture caught my very being for a moment after I looked at it. overall, I would have rated it 5 stars on all accounts, but the originality in fanart can only go so high.

To replace the comment I would have added below:
"lol, I think I could effectively use those wings as a reference to draw hands. hmm... I might actually do that!"
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The shading is really magnificent! The way you shaded the clouds and everything in the picture is really wonderful, the impact it created is great, one can stare at this for a matter of minutes without losing focus. The effect that the water curves into the middle below Lugia gives it the feeling that it is very powerful. You took consideration of how the clouds have different shades of colors on them due to the sun, which might be possibly hidden behind the clouds. Also, the gleam seen on the rocks and water and Lugia's hands enhance the effect it creates, and thus completing the drawing and merging all the layers together. The foam created when Lugia storms is depicted as a whitish-blue mix with a slight taint of purple, and the positioning is very accurate. The shadows seen below the rocks are observed on the water surface, thus merging it together. There is a clear blue line at the edge of the whirlpool, gratifying the effect and thus making it appear 3D-looking. However, there are some slight flaws on the drawing. For example, try removing the patches seen on the rocks, especially the one at the bottom right, as it is not very accurate, taking lighting angles into consideration. Also, Lugia's shadow should be supposed to appear on the water surface in front of it, taking into consideration that the sun is right behind it. But however, overall, this is a really great piece, really well done and I can see that tremendous effort has been put into this. The impact it creates is really deep, and also very catchy and is a feast for the eyes. Keep up the good work!
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:iconlakedawg19:
Lakedawg19 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Awesome pic of Lugia flying out of a whirlpool.:D (Big Grin) 
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MysticalShadowDragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Wow that is just awesome. First i thought that lugia is shouting "Hey, wait for me!" ^_^. Ehm you use photoshop. But do u use a mouse or an graphik tablet to draw something awesome like this because drawing with the mouse is realy difficuilt ya know...
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!  I love the colors!
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ALittleTouchOfAtlas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Well done. ^^ Awesome!

SC~
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:iconmcsaurus:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Whoa.

Awesome Lugia you draw, I like it.

Lugia is my favorite Pokémon.
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apollo7x Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
cool men
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:iconlong-forgotten-sense:
long-forgotten-sense Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, this should be displayed in a museum or art gallery, so that assholes would learn how art should be done.
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TheTigeressWithin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love how you did the swirling seas.
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:icon1jackson234:
1jackson234 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Badass
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:iconaeroslash:
Aeroslash Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing! :love:
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:iconskyeslipstream:
SkyeSlipstream Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous. o:
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:iconnekoninja13:
NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
this is really cool
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Beautiful work
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:iconkukukaku:
kukukaku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
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woah i want a big version too o_o (not that big though lol)
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Skelizard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! The detail in this is amazing and the colours arewell chosen! And those textures! :O
I also love how the clouds look realistically fluffy! Great job!
You really have come a long way with your art!
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow fantastic !
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ChibiblazeX3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
The amount of detail in all your drawings
it's.. astonishing * *
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:iconnaventra:
Naventra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconkeiko12:
Keiko12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
oh my goodness this is so amazing!!!
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:iconaloreen-dowlon:
aloreen-dowlon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous! As a pokefan from gen one onward this is utterly beautiful
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:icondetective-may:
Detective-May Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this one, especially the background.

At first I thought Lugia was being sucked into the whirlpool and reaching out for help ^^;
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PigPigTimothy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Pic Ever!
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:iconshibalove:
Shibalove Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your style is beautiful ^^
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:icondebyvip:
Debyvip Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student
Awesome colours!!!
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:iconmidnight-812379:
midnight-812379 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Crazy awesomeness! :+fav:
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Lily-Lyn-Rain Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also beautiful!
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:iconshozurei:
shozurei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Wow!
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:iconemperorkarino:
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job again.
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:iconlycoris-laulu:
Lycoris-Laulu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 lugia
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:icon2artgirl3:
2artgirl3 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this should have gotten a DD also <3333 love it!
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:iconhaychel:
Haychel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks~ :3
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:iconyakumito:
Yakumito Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
(completely in awe. Can't talk. Sorry :iconureshiiplz: )
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:iconhaychel:
Haychel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you are speaking now actually XD
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:iconyakumito:
Yakumito Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
(that's my subconscience, working while I admire this piece of art. Quite efficient, isn't it? :D)
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shiningoverheaven Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is amazing!!!
I love it
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:iconlirema:
Lirema Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :squee: He's so cool :D
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:iconkitsuneprincess13:
KitsunePrincess13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
this is awesome!~
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:iconsketchevrywir:
Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
amazing! so colorful and detailed!
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:iconpatrick-theater:
Patrick-Theater Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is AWESOME!
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:iconcaptrex30:
CaptRex30 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the Ho-oh, but this one is just a little better I think :D

Great work
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:iconhaychel:
Haychel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too~ I guess I personally favor Lugia more anyway~ :3
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:iconslawterthewolf:
Slawterthewolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
awsome
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Darksoulyshiroyuki Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice colors!!
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Shadowultd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Epic
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sinninginheaven Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ok, the ho-oh won the daily deviation, but i still prefer Lugia :3
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:iconhaychel:
Haychel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seconded~ I guess Ho-oh has a shinier coloration so it attracts more attention, but no complaints here~ :D
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sinninginheaven Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha yeah, it does XD But like, i just think you should make a fan art of Gengar, just saying ;)
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XiwyCain Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Awesome colours!! :iconrailaplz: Love Lugia there! :D Fav right now! >.<
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great use of colours and textures! :)
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brendensteel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! :3
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