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Intensive by Shinerai Intensive by Shinerai

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Like my other recent references, I painted a portrait for Nailmus. I thought it was nice to submit Ardrius and Zeke separately, so I've decided to do that with this one as well. The interesting bit about this piece is that I suppose it can be considered a remake of this one: Nailly

When deciding what I wanted to do as the portrait for this reference, I have to admit that I just played it safe. The oldish portrait was referenced from a 3D model that I had made back in the day and have since lost. However, it's still more accurate than something I'd be able to come up with from imagination (this head shape is super challenging), so I figured I would simply repaint it.

And there you have it! I hope you all enjoy it. As always, I recommend a download. The reference is finished and only requires text, so you should be seeing that this week.


Details

Materials.
Photoshop CS3

Original Dimensions
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1160 x 1050

Time Spent.
~11h (livestream)

Copyright

Ilumarae © :iconkilara:
Nailmus, Art © Shinerai my face!
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:iconcake-a-tron:
Cake-a-Tron Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Such a cool design, Nailmus was always one of my favourite characters of yours
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peregrine-rose Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work never ceases to amaze me. I love the glow of his eyes and that you used them to contrast between the more earth toned brown and orange. I love the lighting and the shine that you have on his scales. And I really love the feathers as well as the background texture. Beautiful work as always!!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments! c: I do appreciate it.
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peregrine-rose Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You deserve it! You've put a lot of work into your art and it shows! Are you self taught or did you go to school?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm self-taught! ;u;
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peregrine-rose Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've like wanted to respond to this for a while, but I've also wanted to keep this in my page, because you have no idea how inspiring that is to me. Good luck with all your future creating!
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Great work. How's things going?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm doing fine, thanks! Yourself?
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
I am doing well thanks. :)
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FoxPhillix Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I think the old one had a nice loose feel, but this one is exceptionally more refined and crisp to portray the wonderful details clearly//
His design will always look wonderful and he looks awesome c:
Stunning work Shin!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, as always!
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:iconmatterintothevoid:
MatterIntoTheVoid Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Bless your good smooth painting skill ;0; its so pleasing
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ;u;
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is one cool-looking dude! I love the head shape, and I don't doubt one bit that it's challenging as heck to get right - it looks like it! But it's so cool and interesting at the same time. :D I also love the colors and markings. The feathers look super soft, too. And I also like the slight glow from those eyes; very mysterious. ♪ 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments! You called out all my favorite parts ;u;
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~ 🎵
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:iconmineriva:
Mineriva Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice - I love the shading and the soft lighting is so beautiful.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he is my favorite. Orange has never been my favorite stand alone color, but as an accent it works. ESPECIALLY for this character. It almost brings out who he is; strong and fierce but loyal and brave and kind.

It's been a while since I've seen him painted or anything... but did he always have tthat black streak down his nose?

I think I love his eyes the most.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! I take that as quite the compliment :) He did always have a stripe down his nose but I've made it thinner.
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah-hah! I wasn't just blind, then. He did still have that stripe. XD

And you are quite welcome!
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KazultheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I always liked this character and his color scheme!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I like him too and I hope everyone enjoys his new reference C:
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
great pic :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Extremely beautiful looking! I love the detail.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
You're welcome!
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist
Your shading is fantastic!  Maybe one of these sundays I can drop by your stream again and watch you do it ;)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments! It would be a pleasure to have you in the stream! Lately, we've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender :)
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist
I'll stop by when I remember and have time ;)
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:iconbandarai:
Bandarai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
It's so beautiful ;-; Love how you work colour, light, and shadows <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! ;u;
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:iconkdaea:
Kdaea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Those feathers are so beautiful <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbanggoeslazor:
BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
I love how you paint/shade!!!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! Now I just need to do it faster xD
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:iconbanggoeslazor:
BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student General Artist
You can't rush perfection ;)
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TintedGreen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
dat smolder
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WhiteRose2132 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous dragon.  I like this smooth effect on his skin and his deep blue eyes . Great job .Clap 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Diamondsnake Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So smooth and lovely!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! c:
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:iconlaghrian:
Laghrian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aaa it is finished! :D Handsome boi!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!! Can't wait until the ref is done!
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Spiralchasm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Wow the bust turned out so nice! Always loved Nailmus, can't wait to see the ref :3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful !^^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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