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Legendary by Hinatachan Legendary by Hinatachan
One piece of a larger project I did during January.
The entire project was probably one of the most difficult things I have ever done, in terms of art. It's amazing to look at these finished pieces and see how much my skills have evolved in all this time where I haven't been doing such involved painting. ouo

This was done for my boyfriend's birthday (today, March 7!) using all of his favorite pokemon. These were especially difficult because all the pokemon he likes are ugly and mean-looking and hard to draw! D: I like to draw cute furry things and he likes dragons and manly pokemon. OTL but it was a huge learning experience for me. These legendaries were especially torturous because lugia's wings make no sense, and rayquaza is a giant tail. IDK if any of you have ever tried to hand-line tube-y tails in photoshop, but if you haven't then just know: it sucks ass! Rayquaza also had to be fudged a little because I made him way too long xD But I like the effect it has of rayquaza just being GIGANTIC. For lugia I ended up referencing seagull wings, because seagulls have such long flat wings with smooth contours. On the end I gave him some pronounced feathers to stand for the 'fingers' in lugia's design. You have no idea how many attempts went in to shading those feathers.

I drew, lined, and painted everything by hand in photoshop CS6. I got a lot of help on the entire project in terms of composition and photoshop techniques from my good friend :iconthisnuisance: who actually went to school for this stuff and knows it all way better than I ever could. :love: I streamed most of working on this, and I don't think I would have ever been able to finish such a huge project without the help and support of all my great friends and the aywas community. Thank you all so much!

I will be posting the other big panel in a couple days, I want each piece to get the attention it deserves instead of being lost in people's inboxes.
In the meantime if you would like to see more of this project please visit these posts on my Tumblr! -- photos of prints -- images of piece
you can also find some WIP shots and various other artwork if you dig around my tumblr page a little 8D

Pokemon (c) Nintendo
Artwork (c) :iconhinatachan: (me!)
please do not use for any purpose without permission
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MiloChibangy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those angelic wings! Love them! kawaii eggplant emoji [F2U] 
Femme-Error Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the detail as well as the shading. It's great to see art involving Lugia and Reyquaza amongst a few others I've seen. Lugia really looks avian like.

Shadow Lugia Dance XD001 Roleplayer.
Autopumpkin  Transformers Roleplayer.
StormDragonX Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, spectacular piece, I am in love with this.  Especially since those are two of my three favorite legendaries.  The glow on Rayquaza is fabulous, and the wing texture you gave Lugia is remarkable.  I like how you can see the stars through the fog in the background too.  Excellent work.
Soob Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Truly spectacular. Love the glow. :D
SC-Designz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, looks amazing 83
Hope your boyfriend has a happy birthday!
waterphoenix857 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
woooooooooooooooooooooooow micely done o.o b looks awesome
Hinatachan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :3
waterphoenix857 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
your welcome and are u going to make any more like this o.o
Hinatachan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was part of a very large project (images and photos are linked in the description), but there's one more large piece that's a part of it that I'll be posting in a few days (I like to space my deviations apart so they don't get overlooked by people clearing their messages :B )
I can't do things like this ALL the time though, the project as a whole (with all the parts, not just this one piece) took me about 80 hours to complete, and made my hand die hahahaha! but I hope to do more like it in the future :3
waterphoenix857 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:o <---- extreme shock face lol wow i see, not a bad idea, im sure your hand would die after that lol XD, good luck with that :) b
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