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Fire Dragon by Shinerai Fire Dragon by Shinerai
So, I've been working on this for over a month. I've been doing it bit by bit between commissions, between homework assignments, and at work. It was a nice breather, and it's been a long time since I've created a character so thoroughly, it was very refreshing.

This is for *forrgotenrose's design contest, where you are to create a fire based dragon character for her story.

Since I don't know the name or gender of the dragon, it was hard for me to write the text D: Also, I won't be mad if you don't read it. It's just space-filler garble to look nice. But If you are actually interested about minor details of the dragon, nice infoes can be found within the garblz.

I wasn't going to make a refsheet at first! But. . . anyone who knows me well, knows I can't design a character WITHOUT a making a refsheet for them. I was going to keep it super simple, but then all this other stuff kept popping on there and. . . . :fear: Also, I just couldn't resist jumping into something that was an obvious opportunity to draw an orange character.

Anyway. Best of luck to all of the participants cx.
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raptorkil Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Excellent, now we just wait a couple million years for nature to bring these guys to life
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
EEeeeee! This dragon is amazing! I love the idea of the spikes also being vents! Man, I love the way you drew the clouds of smoke! Very western-like style I would say :D Many people wouldn't even give smoke/clouds an outline but it makes it so much more pretty when you do! ^^

Pfft, just me being bored and browsing through your gallery X'D Hope you don't me favouriting random things here and there and dropping comments too~! ^^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not mind at all you leaving comments! I really appreciate that you are taking the time to look through my gallery and leave compliments. thank you very much for them cx
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I love your art anyway XD
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass.
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alecan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Really beautiful design, both the dragon and the refsheet. :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! C:
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SammyTorres Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
If you were hired to make a ref sheet like this one how much would you charge for it?
Gorgeous dragon btw ;) Love that smoke thing XD
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really depends on how complex the character is and how many detail shots are required. I'd charge at least $200, but I'd break down the sheet based on the cost of each of its elements, ie the cost of a fullbody, a headshot, etc, since I can't gauge it by hours.

And thank you! :D
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nike500 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
fantastic work! even the description are great, like if it was a real animal!! you're a very great artist, i love yor drawings:)
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