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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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EllieJayBird Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are the heat vents your idea?
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AstaDaBlasta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
A really beautiful character design :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
I'm actually really surprised I won, given that I didn't follow the directions xD
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AstaDaBlasta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Im not =P Its a great piece
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mrsuperdiamond Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you got a fave
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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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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:iconshinerai:
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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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Nice!
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
this is amazing. i love all your work.Love 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so kind c":>
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool character, once again.

BTW, how did the contest go.  Did you ever find out?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliment!
I won the contest!! n_n So happy!
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IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did!!!?  YEAH!!! That's so cool!
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1Sariat1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Woaaah! *minbblow* This is AMAZING! So cute and you had designed this so well! So much details <3 :)
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1Sariat1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
*mindblow** x'DD
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Otterwillow Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this dragon :-)
by the way, what do you use for these drawings?,
it would be interesting to know as I love the style.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your compliments! I use Photoshop CS3
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Asrath Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing design! I LOVE your super detailed ref sheets! Those have been an amazing inspiration to me, especially when I was still pretty young.
I think you have the best and most interesting ref sheets on DA. With all the cool info and intricate drawings! <3 They are an example for me if I would ever make a ref sheet (which I'm planning for my OC, but knowing myself... it'll take a while XD)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I've always loved reference sheets too c; I'm glad you appreciate them. Reference sheets take a while for anyone, really ;;
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Asrath Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, they're awesome. Especially when done well, like yours. I love all the additional info :)
That as well, but I meant more in the sense of that I often forget about things, etc. and that I had the ref sheet I was talking about on my 'list' for months (and frankly... it still is...). I just need to set apart more time to draw ):
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DragonSong928 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have you ever made a tutorial for dragons?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have not! :)
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DragonSong928 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Can you make one, please?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize, but I simply don't have time to put something like that together at this moment. There are many good tutorials out there already that you can reference ;)
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DragonSong928 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, thanks for the reply though. All I really needed was the feet, mine are... weird. Thanks for thinking about it.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feet definitely are difficult. For mine, I mostly reference human hands and the feet of real animals. I'm at work now but on my home computer, I have a website with some pretty cool anatomical illustrations. Would you like me to send you the link when I get home tonight?
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DragonSong928 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, please. I just saw your reference sheet and the feet are great. And sorry for the trouble.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're not troubling me c: I personally find that I draw better if I understand how something anatomically works. Here are some illustrations of animals, including close-ups of legs and feet! [link] I hope it helps c:
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Jaguarkralle1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Like all of your arts, awesome :3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate the Compliments C:
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kz2101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
Did you win the contest this was for? (May be a stupid question)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep I did n_n
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kz2101 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
Celebrate! :boogie:
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
EPİC !
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Aiphos-Sender Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Heh...I like that you referenced Tim from a previous refsheet... X3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks. I have Tim on all of my recent refsheets, I think XD
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santi43 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
dude youre my hero
i love thiiiss =D
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setokaibagirl749 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZINGNESS
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kira1624 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
amaziiiiiing!!! Ijust Love youe dragons...and the detail. just WOW.
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