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Breakthrough by Shinerai Breakthrough by Shinerai

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Title from a Hollow Knight letsplay I'm watching at the moment. I've been in need of a new stream pic for a while - my last one was just a crop of some other Shin deviation. I thought it would be interesting to have pieces of this picture progress through stages of completeness. Even though I didn't exactly capture what I intended to, I'm still really pleased with how this turned out. Unfortunately, I'm not streaming today (monitoring internet usage), but I'm pretty excited to test this out next week.


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2249 x 1919

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Unknown, sorry!

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Art, Shin, Byondi, and Y'ren © Shinerai that's me!
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:icondreamliss:
Dreamliss Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous as always! I adore your creatures. <3
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:iconannardunster:
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist
Nice!   The expression is a little scary though :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw! Is it the teeth?
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:iconannardunster:
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist
Mostly the slight glare of the eye/eyebrow combination :)
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:iconlycandra:
Lycandra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful ;)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, hon!
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:iconarhinave:
ArhinavE Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This purple highlights are the best! Greate job I think I've fainted. Heart Heart 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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:iconcyansky95:
Cyansky95 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist
I like the purple highlights and how you drew his mouth. Good showing of progression of stages as well.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontearraven:
Tearraven Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This looks amazing Shin! really great work on the expression, also love Shin's neck here c: so curvy~
the mane looks so good! the detailed shading and lighting makes it look really majestic :D
his teeth are fantastic <3 the texture you gave to the eyes is very good! beautiful *v*
the purple light is a nice detail too, really like how you drew that c:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments hon! ;u; I'm glad you noticed the effort I put into the scales and eyes.
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:icontearraven:
Tearraven Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No probs! c: 
I love to go through every detail you do since you spend so much time on them!
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:iconfoxchibi:
Foxchibi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh love the concept~ <'3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you beb c: It's nice to see you!
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:icondrachorn:
Drachorn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really beautiful Shin! I love the concept, and that expression wow. The black lips remind me a bit of a canine and that eye omigosh! Looks completely amazing! Cant wait to see more
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments, hon :'>
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:iconnikalaine:
Nikalaine Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great expression wow
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfocads:
Focads Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconbandarai:
Bandarai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Gorgeous! All of your texture work here is just divine. <3~

Love that sparkly eye too! :D :heart:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it! The eye is the most important part!
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:iconeraili:
Eraili Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
awh this looks so awesome *-*
I once did a picture just like this with different stages, but that was some long time ago xD 
Yours makes me want to try this again XD
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments! You definitely should do it again!
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:iconwhiterose2132:
WhiteRose2132 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful .Great job .:) (Smile) 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconiguancheg:
iguancheg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
daaamn, it's so neat, you wizard **
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmiguelofking:
MiguelofKing Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! C:
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:iconmiguelofking:
MiguelofKing Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome! :D
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
really great pic! :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconfoxiful:
Foxiful Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely love this piece, Shin. Lovely to have seen you work on it as well. 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, hon! c:
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:iconsenaru:
Senaru Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
oh my lord those teeny tiny scales look so real ahhhh ;3;
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you senbird! I appreciate it c:
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really cool!  A nice concept too.  Really kinda gives the impression that he is coming to life.  Literally "breaking through."  It is good to see the old fluffers under the pen again.  :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! C: It was nice to draw him again! I admit, I'm pretty rusty - I had to ditch my first one and redo him once.
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:iconclockbirds:
clockbirds Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is absolutely gorgeous!! love the flow of the feathers and the fur! the blue lighting adds such a magical contrast and mysteriousness <333
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you like the lighting! I was going to do smoke at first but it wasn't working out :c
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:icondraketheangel:
DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Absolutely beautiful! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondraketheangel:
DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
You're welcome!
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:icont-lahti:
T-Lahti Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely beautiful, Shin, I love the lighting reflecting off him. Even if it didn't turn out exactly like you planned I still think the idea comes through in the end. I had hoped for some periwinkle but I understand why you left that out :P

And it's a shame about your data, hopefully we'll see you back in action next Sunday :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Toby! I'm really glad you like it. I was wanting to finish it on stream but there wasn't too much work left to do so I thought it'd be best to start my next stream fresh. As for the smoke - yeah I really wanted it too! I just wasn't good enough to pull it off :c
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:icont-lahti:
T-Lahti Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe the next Shin derg can have smoke when you've had more practice. Or you could outsource the smoke :P

In any case, it's better to know your limitations than to ruin the picture (or at least your opinion of it). Onward to new projects!
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Katthekitkat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The little details and the colors are what got me! So pretty<3
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