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Marula 1 by Shinerai Marula 1 by Shinerai
As part of an inventive for my recent design auction, I offered additional sketches of the same character :). Okay so this is a bit more than a sketch, but it's for Sefrinx of the character she won from my auction!

I hope everyone likes it.

Marula :iconsefrinx:
Artwork :iconshinerai: that's me!
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DeathbyPixels13 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the holes in the wings! Personally, I had never thought of wing manipulation. Could be a cool idea! Also, FoxDragonLover said exactly what I was going to. :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! I'm glad you like the wrinkles cx
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DeathbyPixels13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the realism O_O 
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My gosh, what a beauty ;o; it looks so calm, majestic and strong all at once. The wrinkles make it so convincing as a reptile and it's just superb!!! Really EXEMPLARY!!!!! :D :D
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments!
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob! Love 
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Vholkrum Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay this is a really ridiculous question, but what is the purpose of having large, gaping holes in the wings like that?? xDD
I mean it looks really cool, but I would imagine it would make flight nearly impossible...?
The lack of surface area on the wings because of the holes would make it hard wouldn't it? 0u0

Absolutely stunning piece, as well as the rest of your art ;o; absolutely amazing
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually have no idea! I suppose they are aesthetic only and it really depends on what kind of fantasy you like; I personally like everything to be as anatomically functional as possible, but not everyone is like that. The person who purchased this design might be having them use some wind magic (i dunno), but the holes actually create a shrieking noise when they dive! It's pretty interesting to see what she made up about this species; you can read about it here if you want --> Closed Species: Windshriek Dragon

Thanks for the compliments on my work ;u; I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
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Vholkrum Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh! The whole shrieking this is actually really intriguing!
It would be quite terrifying to hear that and turn around to see this beast about to take a bite out of you hahaha
They do look really cool still (: And they sound like a super cool species! Well thought out ^w^

Oh gosh I have been a huge fan for years but never had the guts to actually comment
because woah your artwork is completely breathtaking and 500% intimidating haha ;u;
And you get 2000000 comments so I figured mine would just be a burden
and didn't wanna clog up your inbox more than it already is ;w;

But you're very welcome! And keep up the amazing work!!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe no don't be intimidated OTL Your designs are really cool!
It's no burden on my inbox to receive comments and I do my best to reply to all of them cx
I hope to see you around! Take care!
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Vholkrum Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am much less so now that I have improved a bit ;o; buT THANK YOU
I know, and that is the reason you are my biggest idol; you care about your watchers/fans and acknowledge them!
It's uncommon to get that from amazing artists ;o; 
You will! Thanks! :D
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Kale5555 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those wings are so legit.
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DemonDragonSaer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so good at catching movements and making characters look really... "fleshy"! as in not just flat drawings, but actually muscles and skin and bones and membranes that droop in some places... The way the wings/tail lie on the ground looks so convincing!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! ;u;
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8H29B Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
beautiful
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SilverOkami666 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawings always look so real and touchable.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
omigawd... The way you draw wings... I just... geez
You just really seem to capture the power very well. The outstretched one here is especially laced with anticipation <3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much ;u;
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Kabukins Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shin I love how fleshy you make your creatures. It makes them feel so much more believable and three-dimensional!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliment c:>
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Kabukins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome! c:
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Yo-kyun Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it looks awesome like always but wouldn't holes in the wings make them useless?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont know the answer to that! :)
Wings are actually pretty resilient; as long as they create the basic physical air motion that gives them lift, inconsistencies and missing pieces don't always really harm the flight.
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Yo-kyun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh i just always though that it would be bad for bats if there were any holes in their wings like if there were any holes in parachutes
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. Bats can fly with holes in their wings. farm2.staticflickr.com/1202/47…
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Yo-kyun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh. live and learn ;D
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IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The simplistic cell shading on this is cool!  :D
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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VKahri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I like this, the wings kind of make me think of a cloak or cape, it feels kind of regal. Very cool.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much c:
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Aughhh wow Shin, I will never get over your amazing magical power of consistency. The way you can draw the same design from any angle and each one with just look absolutely perfect is something I truly hope I can achieve one day!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh beb thanks. You think so? ;0; I use my fingers to measure the proportions.
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man hun this is really cool. Interesting perspective. The way you draw wings never ceases to awe me (:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliment, beb!
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TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh,I love how delicate and flowing the wings look! Stunning work,Shinerai!:clap:  
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you very much~
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TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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amziss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woooh!!  awesome
The shading is placed so correctly and with the perfect colours ^^
And the colouration of the lineart makes it perfect ^__^
And as always, lovely paw anatomy there @.@ 

The character is really cool ^^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again. I'm glad you like it ;u;
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amziss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I like it a lot @.@ 
Too pretty hehe ;3
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CrosswalkCreeper Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
wow, this is really, really amazing! :) I am in total awe of you wing-drawing skill-set. 


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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's way cool!  Congrats to the winner!
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matiaspaez Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love this, and the colors!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tare-musume Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so kewl!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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