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Kiro Reference. by Shinerai Kiro Reference. by Shinerai
Lately I have been incredibly busy without too much time to draw. I plan on next completing a commission for ~diferent6 that will be a considerable undertaking. I've been feeling a little out of practice so I wanted to warm up first and work on something of my own.

A little different than my usual style, here's a reference sheet for one of my characters; Kiroalmagh. It took me longer than I anticipated to create this, but that's what happens when you haven't been drawing as much as you used to. I hope to one day have a reference sheet for all of my characters, aha.

Feel free to let me know how you feel about this reference sheet as opposed to my usual style (which typically includes a lot of text). ♥
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Kiro, Byondi, and Art are © :iconshinerai: my face.
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:iconthequeenmox:
TheQueenMox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love how you've put thought into the 'rudder' bone on his body. Really nice touch, and it's so intriguing! Great work!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments! I'm glad you like the design :)
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:iconthequeenmox:
TheQueenMox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! :) I'm going to have a look at your tutorial later. Thank you for sharing that. :)
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ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This design is beautiful :la:
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:iconprotey17:
Protey17 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Elaborate work! Looks perfect! 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you c:!
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:iconmushkikizou-chan:
Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dude, your stuff is awesome. I love your designs so much and aldkgjasdlf I want to draw like this!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much c:
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:iconmushkikizou-chan:
Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome~
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ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sternum/keel is really interesting, considering there aren't huge wings attached to it (I think) like one might expect from that sort of anatomical detail. ouo I'm really curious as to what your thoughts were on the reasons for it, because clearly your anatomy is top-notch and you know what you're doing! I can't tell too well from the angles shown here but it looks like it's a flat protrusion, without a massive amount of muscle attached to it (like for wings)? Is it for stabilization in the water maybe? :o
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why, Im glad you asked! Thank you for noticing! It certainly helps stabilization in the water but is also a comfy spot to put his super long non-streamline arms when he is swimming! Like this dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16…
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ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohoho! Well, isn't that handy! See, I KNEW there was a reason for it. XD And you had a sketch to aid in visualization handy and everything!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I did!! I had to draw it to answer that same question previously xD I wish I had more sketches that I draw to like. .  y'know, just draw. :D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Nice concept!
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:icondraconis-de-christus:
Your character Ryu sounds like a cool tough guy, beating up pickpockets...then letting them live in his house until they can get on their feet. Hard to imagine trying to learn picking pockets without one's hearing. That would take talent. 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kiro is pretty talented at causing trouble. Ryu is cool, in a way. He's a shorty and he doesn't like to make friends, so he gets along just fine with someone he can't talk to. xD
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:iconsoldiertoger:
SoldierToger Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh damn, this is kickass. I like the new style, too! Haven't seen many aquatic beasties from you!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, toger! I have to admit that I don't have many aquatic beasties cx
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:iconsirfy:
Sirfy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy this style :3 More pictures can probably speak better than words do...unless things need futher explanation of course

I love his feets x3
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:iconphonexia:
Phonexia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG the dragon is so beautiful! I really love it! It's amazing how you figure out different creatures :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconphonexia:
Phonexia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problemm ~
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:iconcanvasian:
Canvasian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the way the feet are so winglike! Haven't seen that before!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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:iconhero-of-the-stars:
Hero-Of-The-Stars Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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EBlackLight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!!! 
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:iconfalfal2000:
Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
such a cool character one of your best
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I appreciate the compliments.
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:iconfalfal2000:
Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
you are very welcome i love your art.Love 
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FoxPhillix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Kay, here I go with spamming you with comments because I'm amazing at leaving beautifulness in my inbox for months at a time. Grandpa Kiro. It's awesome to see his finished ref and I've always liked the concept of his feet design since it's so unique and different from everything else out there c: Well, that could be said about his whole design really haha. All of that transparency in his design is just so intriguing ;o; Astonishing work on this though! Love his design. Oh, does he still have his huge flute?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you fox ;o;.
He does still have his flute but I was too lazy to draw it! XD
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:iconfoxphillix:
FoxPhillix Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
Lawd haha. Man I really need to draw some more byondi because it's needed in life
Speaking of, I did do a sketch if we were still doing that meme
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i need to draw byondi too. ;o;
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:iconsilverokami666:
SilverOkami666 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so freaking cool.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you c:
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:iconnupho:
Nupho Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Now this is an awesome character, very creative c: I love it!
I like the wings, horns and tail, and look at those feet ;w; they're both so creative and beautiful c:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments c':>
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:iconnupho:
Nupho Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Haha you're welcome, keep being awesome at making designs c:
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I'm always just in awe of how much effort you put into your character's ref sheets. There's no detail you leave out! Even the skeleton, gosh. Just makes them all the more believable C:
The smaller layout of this ref is nice, but I rather liked the in-depth explanations for the purpose of your character's details, like the use of his little fins or his multiple toes or those sort of transparent looking plates on his head and elbows.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments!
I'll definitely try my best to find a happy medium cx
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:iconpolicide:
Policide Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AH YES.
You always think of the most original dragons. <3
I love the colors and those WINGS.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;o;
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:iconkyzerkech:
KyzerKech Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
this looks really cool but without information I have no idea why the hell his bones look like that LOL
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! OTL
I guess I learned my lesson on that one haha.
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:iconkyzerkech:
KyzerKech Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   General Artist
yea it took like 40 minutes to figure out, oh! that's the front legs and the wing arms~
without the information I thought you had the legs on wrong and backwards to the chest and rump >.<
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Zhendragon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo sheen, this ref is gorgeous! even though it's more simpler than your other ref sheets, it conveys a lot of Kiro's key features. i really like how you also drew his rib cages, he has a very unique anatomy! c:

i can't decide which ref sheet style i like best, sometimes i just like to read all the text on shin's sheet and then other times i like simple ones like Kiro's because of the detailed body shots  
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh thank you so much beb cx <3 I appreciate the compliments.
I have decided that I can't decide either >>
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:iconfavza:
Favza Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah shin i cant help but go through your art on occasion and wow since i encountered you youve improved a lot in character design and stuff look at that tail wow its so neat looking and the colors and everything  i love how in the humanoid form the  frills curl around the feet wowee
/o/
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awe thank you for the compliments hon. I appreciate your comment c:>
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:iconfavza:
Favza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aah its np!
uvu
keep up the gr8 work man

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