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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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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member 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  New member 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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