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Emissary of the Moon by Skudde Emissary of the Moon by Skudde
Finished: 28.8.2016
Paint Tool SAI
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Lunala is definitely the more bizarre of our two new box legendaries, so I really wanted to paint it as a realistic bat. I made some "realistic" info for it too:

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Lunala is a great example of island gigantism. This huge bat pokemon has evolved into its impressive proportions due to the increased size of its natural prey in the Alola region where it is said to live. Using the bioluminescence in its wings Lunala lures unsuspecting nocturnal insect pokemon out of their hiding spots and can be seen gracefully picking the bugs from mid-air. Even Vikavolt - a pokemon known to be dangerous even to humans - is a mere snack to the mighty bat.

Lunala is a very timid pokemon and it has been witnessed hunting only during the night. If it suspects it is being watched, Lunala disguises its dark wings as a starry night sky. In rare cases where it has been startled by something, the pokemon's entire body becomes lit in bright light in order to disorient the ambusher.
Before sunrise the giant bat seems to mysteriously vanish and no one knows where it resides during the day. Local folklore gives varying explanations to Lunala's disappearance. Some sources reason the bat lives on the Moon's shadow and has to return there before the sun rises, while other stories say Lunala might be a ghost with psychic powers. Either way, because not much is known of this magical creature most of it is still shrouded in mystery.

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I'm also kind of proud that I managed to make another purely lineless painting. I wasn't going overboard with details and focused mainly on anatomy and implementing the original design.
I hope you like it~
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:iconthe3brawlers2014:
The3Brawlers2014 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
A W E S O M E ! *0*
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Skudde Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017   General Artist
Thank you~ :love:
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MonsterMMORPG Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
gw
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AgentKirin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really awesome take on Lunala. I love how you used wispy fluff for some of the details, like on the wings and shoulders. Very creative, great job! :)
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Skudde Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! :)
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AgentKirin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconvovan1:
vovan1 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2016
You've managed to make Lunala look realistic yet retain her beauty. Awesome, just awesome.
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016   General Artist
Thank you~ ^^
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:iconantfed:
antfed Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Magnificent work!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016   General Artist
Thank you!
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vindurza Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am loving the attention to detail in it's fur
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   General Artist
Thanks! Many bats have a thick neck fur but relatively short hair otherwise so I wanted it to have the same look.
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JessicaPedley Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   General Artist
Thanks :)
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JessicaPedley Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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ultimate-litten Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
I am planning on doing a Pokémon Sun Let's Play on my YouTube channel, and can I use this as the background image for when I give the stats for Lunaala during the Solgaleo fight? And perhaps some of your other artwork? (I will be sure to credit you whenever I use an image of yours.)
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Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   General Artist
With credit, definitely. :) Your YT channel is the one linked in your profile? Fast-as-possible let's plays sound interesting so I might check your videos out again when Sun and Moon are out.
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ultimate-litten Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
yep~

and thanks~ :3
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
simply beautiful
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016   General Artist
Thank you~
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Fluffytail-Zombie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa sää sait tän valmiiksi!!! Upea
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Skudde Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016   General Artist
^^ <3
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