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Nailmus Ref v4.0 by Shinerai Nailmus Ref v4.0 by Shinerai
Way too late, if I\'m caught up I\'ll get in trouble so I\'ll type something better later, or maybe I\'ll forget and I wont, who knows.

Anyway new ref for Nailly. Was hoping his whites would be whiter but the gray looks pretty good.

BAM orange.

Nailmus is mine, Avians belong to ~kilara



huge under the DL! please download.
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QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing artwork! I love the detail from the scales to the feathers. I also like how the character build reflect it occupation as a guard. A large head and neck to his broad chest. The beautiful marking on the body look like tribal warrior marking great for a warrior.  I wish I could go on and on, But I can't put in word How much I like your Ref sheet. Great Job!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments!
I've actually been meaning to redo his reference sheet for a while now. This is the most recent update to his design.
Since you recently came across this image, do you mind telling me what you think about the updates?
shinerai.tumblr.com/post/24873…
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QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank
I notice that you changed his body shape alot. He much more stubby looking compare to the 2009 version. I donot know if you ever heard about a pet site called Flight rising, and Nailmus 2009 design remind me of a dragon class on the site called Guardians. I do like the idea of shorten his tail. His tail will be about to do more damage when swiping at foe's ribs and back hind legs. Also I do not know if you remove the feathers as a way to show more detail to his back just for the concept or that you are plan to remove them permanently? If you are removing the wing, Nailmus now look more like he is suite for fighting on the ground instead of the sky. But overall the new design seem to lend more to the warrior then the 2009. But personally I like the design of the 2009 a little more because I feel he looks are he part of some ancient royal guards that have all fade and Nailmus is the last of his squard....but that just my opioion.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thanks for the feedback!
The updates I made were mostly to fix the proportion issues from the 2009 version. His tail was too long/thin and the spikes were too big, his pinions were too long etc. His back legs are a bit too long in the update, but no I will not be removing his wings :) I left them off so that I didn't cover up the feathers that come off his head. Nailmus is actually a royal guard and while he isn't very FAST, he does have a lot of physical strength and tenacity; he's a bit of a tank with MAGIC!
What specifically about the 2009 design makes you think he is part of an ancient royal guards (which he is), that the new design doesn't?
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QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it the glowing markers are much bright on the 2009 version compare to the newer Version.  I do agree with the changes when I look at them side by side. The large spike would had made it hard to fly ( because it would most likely weight him down) unless they were hollow which would not make any sense because that would make them useless.  Are you planing on making a chart of his attack. I did one for one of my character ( My icon character) to and I am working on her walk cycle ( hit hard to find a gorilla walk cycle that isnt charging straight at you :p) I would love to see Nailmus forms of attacks. Like how his breath attack would look like or his movement when he in close range combat. 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your feedback!!
You know, I think maybe I might add a magic attack shot in the new sheet! :D I really like how you did it on yours.
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QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O wow thank you very much. I would love to see your attack sheet when you make it!
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michaelcrutcher Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Like the colord structure u did on this one. Very nice! :D
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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michaelcrutcher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Ur welcome. :)
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Sourene Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait that is the 4th version! :iconwhatthefrogplz:
I was wondering because I haven't found any of Nailmus refs in your gallery (excluding this one) :c
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Well that's cause I hid the other ones! :)

Technically this is the second version. Not sure why I called it v4.0

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oukume Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I was casually browsing second life pictures when low and behold I come across something that made my heart explode. It seems someone has created a second life avatar of this cutie. :I....>:I....

I had to close my computer and screech.

I literally cannot begin to explain how much I died at that moment, I NEED to know who made his avatar. ;A;
I don't even want to say how badly I need one in my life. Not him specifically but..

1. A dragon from you specifically.
and 2. To throw money at whoever made the avatar so that I may run around in one of your stunning designs.

Like.

I cannot even right now. It's bad enough that I look up to you like crazy, and that you're my freaking Idol.

But just the fact that a Nailmus avatar exists killed me. uwu

I am so sorry for this looooong comment, but literally I am having a emotional breakdown over this. >w>;

Here is the link to the pics I found: www.flickr.com/photos/13888132…   

And I also apologize for sounding like a complete Ass-Patter, but I was completely serious about you being my Idol, and that you basically spurred my love for dragons, wyvern ect. So I just want to say thank you. I honestly don't know where I would be today when it comes to art if I hadn't stumbled across you years ago. <3

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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe well thank you so much for the wonderful comment!
There is indeed a Nailmus avatar in second life and it is likely the one made by Night-eco.
She made it a very long time ago and it is indeed a very lovely and amazingly pose-able rendition of Nailly. You will likely not find it in her gallery because she hates me now ;)
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oukume Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She hates you now!? WAT. xD
That's terribly sad...

But yes it was quite stunning, same with the character. Which I'm sure you get that on a daily basis haha. ^w^;


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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose it is. She submitted a membership request to my exchange which is advertised everywhere on the front page, the about section, and the how to join as a quality controlled exchange; she flipped when I denied her request and offered a friendly critique. That's neither here nor there though.

I hope you can take a screenshot of it if you see it again c:
I actually drew an updated version of nailmus recently with lots of design fixes. I hope to  make a new reference sheet for him sooner rather than later!

Even if I may or may not have heard a compliment before, I still appreciate you leaving it ;u;
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Kayleigh-Nieta Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a few quick questions. I wanted to double check and make sure that Nailmus is Cain's father. Who is Cain's mother and is Ripha his sister? Also if Centra is Cain's mother is she Ripha's as well?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :)
Nailmus is Cain's father figure but Cain is an orphan! Nailmus found him and took him in, so we do not know who his parents are.
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Kayleigh-Nieta Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gotcha and thanks :)
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just a question, but when both of his elements are combined, do they make a sub element? If so, what does it make? Just curious, and it's me, Nurah9, but I just changed my name. xD
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES THEY MAKE LIGHTNING ;3;
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh gosh, lightning is one of my all time favorite elements, and this just made me love him even more! <3
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WHI2E-NOI6E Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Oh my gawd.

I don't even know what I would do if I had to draw from this ref sheet :O
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a bad thing? I'm actually making a new one c:
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WHI2E-NOI6E Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Lol, well it's mostly just the detail of how the feathering fits together and where the scales go, her colors are actually nice and simple. But you could almost make a new species with all those special feathers! :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I guess you sure could xD
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nailmus and Yoi are my favourite characters of yours! I think it is kinda sad how all Ilumarae/avians are dead and that would mean Naily is dead too, right? :C
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right, Nailmus is dead :) I wont tell you how he dies, since it's important to the story. He is reincarnated though :)
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna buy the XM story. What is he reincarnated as? Can you give me that bit or not? I was confused, since Kilara says all avians are dead and the reference wasn't past-tense. xD
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha. Nailmus is reincarnated as a Banshee Talean named Ashteryx :) I should make a ref for him soon.
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I prefer him as a dragon. xD
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MidnightDraconian01 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so much detail!!!!! i love it!!! i love how you did his posture!!! so elegant, proud, and powerful!!!
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Aseika Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
things I need specificly are the head and tail and maybe a wing span. but I already do have a wing shape and a claw but I could use a better one that matches the head and ect.
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Aseika Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on making a dragon space heavy fighter and I need a few things that would make a dragon from the top view, do you think you could draw this guy from above? I could use part of this heavy detailed art work in it and credit you for the parts I use when I create the template for it.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me? I'd prefer it if you didn't use this piece of art for anything and I'm disappointed in you for not asking my feelings about it before you started doing it. This character is extremely sentimental to me and I've worked years on getting his design the way I like it, so I would prefer to not see any part of him in your "dragon space heavy fighter". Thank you.
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Aseika Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, I won't use the peice, sorry for asking. but at least I was kind enough to ask unlike alot of folks I've met who would just steal it and ask later. sorry for dissapointing you. I have other parts I'm using for the dragon heavy fighter I was hoping for something that would look just as good if not better.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for excluding him from your design. And no, you didn't ask me if you could use it. You asked me to draw more reference material for you to use it better than you were already. There's a difference, as in I'm sure you wouldn't have asked if this image already included the drawings you were requesting.

I'm sure your dragon heavy fighter will come out awesome, but you need to either get peoples permission to use their ideas first (as in before you start doing it, and without assuming they'll say yes), or commission them to create ideas you can use.
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Aseika Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry I got confused, I had asked to use another picture from another artist and I thought I had asked you the same thing. hehe there goes my scartterbrained likeness. as for stuff I use I usualy try to ask first before the templating process begins. thus far from actual artist works I've only done 1 template and I showed him the thing from templating to the use in the ship I used it in. its something I do my best to do if I ever get permission if I don't get it I go a different way like I'm doing now. anyway keep up that high detailed work I look foward to seeing more of it. as for me I'll keep plugging away as I have always done. feel free to comment on my work and or watch for the dracoline fighter. tile then ttfn. ta ta for now
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Incredible just standing there.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like him! I'm actually reworking his reference and have updated a lot of his design in regard to anatomy, proportion, and scale layout. Since you like this, i'm actually very interested in your opinion regarding a the new version. If I provided you a link to see his new design, would you be willing to give me some input?
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
You're welcome to send a link of course, but I'm not much of a critique. Can barely do better then "Wow, nice pic!" most of the time.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's okay. c: I'm trying to make him better proportioned in this one, but if there's anything that sticks out in his design as . . . like misfit. feel free to let me know. If you can't think of anything, it's okay to say that too c:> I appreciate it. [link]
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Hm...

What I'm assuming is a wing comes off looking like a back ridge but otherwise it looks great. Should put it up on DA for more opinions.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks, that's good input! I actually left out the most of the wing, but mostly wanted to get that membrane in there; I see what you mean about it looking like a back ridge. I think it would be a good idea indeed to get opinions on it. I might post it here in a little while. Thanks for taking a look at it! :D
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RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how long have you been drawing for? this is amazing!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been drawing pretty much all my life c: Thank you!
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RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have too and I haven't gotten close to that XD can I ask what sort of art classes you take? Just out of curiosity
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Well last semester I took intermediate web programming, which was a bore. Next semester I take Philosophy and College Algebra. And then I'll have my associates! As for college art classes, I've only taken Drawing1, since I need a fine arts credit for my degree, and I failed it the first time anyway, haha.
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RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmai that's crazy... and to think this is what I get to look forward to doing in college or university someday... how could you fail with epic drawing skills like that!? D:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a really terrible teacher that I didn't get along with so I didn't turn in any of my work :/ College is actually really fun. It kept everything i liked about high school and got rid of everything I hated. Though it's hit/miss with professors.
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