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Introduction by Shinerai Introduction by Shinerai

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This one is another song title.
For those of you who have not been able to make it to my weekend streams, I've been working on reference sheets for Ardrius and for Zeke. Both of the reference sheets include fully painted portraits and while I did originally intend for the portraits to be viewed at a much smaller size, I figured they may be worth uploading on their own. So here you have it!

Details

Materials.
Photoshop Elements 2.0 (lol)

Original Dimensions
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762 x 1001 pixels

Time Spent.
A stupid amount of time.
Maybe 6 hours.

Copyright

Plonars © :iconplonar:
Art© Shinerai my face!
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:iconperegrine-rose:
peregrine-rose Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this piece a lot. When I came back onto your page, this was the first picture that stuck out to me because of his expression. You did really well making him look like a kind and intelligent creature. I love the shine that you have on the metal rings and the soft fluffy texture of the tassels :) Also, really nice work with the shading and lighting. I love how the light shines behind him and the wallpaper design you used on the wall. His skin really looks slick and the horns are a nice contrast in texture with a rougher/harder appearance.

I would like to make one observation (which I'm not saying should be changed or adjusted, it's just something that's sticking out to me as I'm studying this.) The special effect on the piece almost makes me wonder if the creature is see-through especially geared lower on the neck close to the bottom corner. I can't tell if you are trying to make it look like it's raining, (if so it'd be cool to see this guy look wetter), or if it's a special layer over the creature to create a unique flair. If that's the case, I'm almost wondering if it needs to be a little more pronounced. Or even have the effect just be on the wall paper behind him. The only reason that I'm saying this is because when I looked at this closer it made me wonder if that was on purpose or if it was a mistake. Super small, hardly noticeable, I'm just a nitpicker sort of thing.

Overall, I love this piece. It amazes me how you were able to get such a kind expression on his face without making him too cartooney. Great anatomy job as always :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments! And he isn't supposed to be transparent, but I see how it could seem that way! I could certainly use more practice on this texture. He's supposed to look wet :D
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:iconperegrine-rose:
peregrine-rose Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Got it!! And no prob! Haha, yeah practice always makes perfect =P (Razz)  Thanks for posting!
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:iconplonar:
Plonar Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I haven't been on in three years, whoa! my life did a 360 for the past couple years. Zeke looks amazing! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like him, hon! Is your life going pretty ok at least?
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:iconplonar:
Plonar Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yup, a lot better now, I have a great job that pays well and life is just so much better. :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man that's just great! Where do you work? :D
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:iconplonar:
Plonar Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I work 3rd shift at a factory now, I make pretty good money. A couple more months or the end of summer I'll be able to move out on my own. :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, moving out on your own is great! I'm so happy you're doing well c: Do you still Lurk dA? Will you be posting more about Plonar?
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:iconplonar:
Plonar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I do lurk some on DA, not as much as I used to, as you can tell lol. Once I get a graphics tablet I'll try to post more about Plonar. I did draw Adrien on some cardboard paper at work. I think I uploaded it here a while ago.
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JaDisArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You did such a wonderful job with this!. I agree with Ember-Eyes, that you can just tell how the skin will feel just by how well you did the glossy texture. :thumbsup:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so happy to glossy texture is well received ;u;
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your use of textures in this piece is stunning. It's like I can feel what the skin feels like just by looking at it. :wow:
And the face; it's just so sweet and kind looking.
Looking forward to seeing the whole ref of this one. :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much ;u; that makes me happy to hear,
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:iconl-james:
L-James Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Love that expression! The character's got a real friendly look +v+
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And I'm glad, because he is friendly.
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:iconarhinave:
ArhinavE Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowowow !!! I love this dragon Heart Good job Shinerai I am a dummy! Clap 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconarhinave:
ArhinavE Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :) (Smile) 
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:iconkateri911:
Kateri911 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
So cool looking!!!! THis is so stunning!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconprismatdragoon:
PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The light effect and smoothness are amazing, and that expression is priceless. Great work.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Prismat!
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Shin ^^
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:iconneonkeii:
Neonkeii Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow you put so much character into the motionless eyes and smile so well. I am never not impressed by your work. Seriously you're a huge inspiration for almost all the traditional art (admittedly kept offline) I've done in the past year.

So much kudos and praise!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much! It warms my heard to hear that I can inspire you c:>
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AnimeLolwut1470 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Looks really calming
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnahyon:
Nahyon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your magic how you make surfaces/textures make look so good stills fascinates me like, I could almost feel the horns or the slick skin just by looking at it
I'm softly Intimidated
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my thank you! It was certainly a challenge so I'm glad it turned out alright.
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:iconunicornomics:
unicornomics Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016   General Artist
I love the color scheme and shading.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconunicornomics:
unicornomics Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016   General Artist
Welcome
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, this guy, or gal, is super shiny. Musta just gone for a swim. ^^

I like the face. Has a very large cranium....or at least it looks that way. Must mean its super smart! Also love the details in the background. Reminds me of the wallpaper you'd see in a super fancy mansion.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! Yes I tried to get a whale-like texture for the skin because he has smooth skin and is semi-water dwelling. And thanks about the pattern! I've been making a custom pattern for each of my reference sheets to give them an individualistic flare :D
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It fits this character well. I think the colors and design blend in and balance the image out. Very nice! :)
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:iconannardunster:
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist
Love the glittery sparkly shininess :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
really nice work :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconmaskeddragonnamedlin:
MaskedDragonNamedLin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist
The way the light hits him is gorgeous!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you very much!
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:iconzambiino:
Zambiino Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable work, I love the horns!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconeclecticmanta:
EclecticManta Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh such a cutie Shin!!! ;u;
I need to join one of your livestreams again soon it's been too long!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
And yes you need to come! :D we miss you! I'll be having another this Saturday.
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
YAY! I'm gonna try to attend for sure! ;u; You're all so sweet, miss yall!
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Zhimonster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
aaaa what a cute face 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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