DescriptionDefinitely stole the title from a song.
So I'm still doing these head-shot thingies! This one isn't very interesting, but I wanted a similar pose to this picture of mine so that I could use it as a journal skin over at my Xchange.
But also I really wanted to draw Shin! It's been so long since I've drawn him, and like REALLY drawn him, that this was really nice. I had to jump through a hoop to get the gradient map to work on him but I think I'm becoming more flexible with this type of coloring. It is really quite nice and relaxing.
I'll also take this time to tell you guys about the ShinXChange. It's an old exchange I ran four or five years ago that I'm in the process of reviving! So if you like an exchange, drop by. If you don't know what an exchange is, it's like secret santa but with art; every month I haven't started the actual exchanges up again yet, but I'm working on it right now and applications to join are open. The exchange, however, is quality controlled. If you'd like to apply, feel free to request membership as a 'contributor' which is the rank required to join the exchange.
Don't apply if you can't handle being declined, though.
CopyrightArt, Shin, Byondi © Shinerai my face!
Aaah the highlights are so beautiful in this one and how you drew every strand of fur akjdfhalskdjf I swear, some day I will commission you when I get a dragon character D:<
Unless you draw wolves? :'D (Searches your gallery more)
I just got a paypal recently but since I am still in high school I don't quite have an "income" yet (trying my best to restrict myself now I can shop online and stuff Cx ) :'D Hopefully I can commission you some time in the future though C':
But looks wonderful nonetheless. love the smile and love the shading.
oh he looks so amazing!
i just love the expression and the way you made the tiny scales shining ;U;<3
Well the song title matches the dragon that it's for; he has such a radiance to him that makes him hum with all things joyous and fantastical. I have always been an admirer of your work (and have finally taken the time to go through and start to comment on them). You deserve high praise for you craftmanship.
I get tons of inspiration from your work, and I love all of your creations! Wonderful work (and I saw it on the ShinXChange group site-it looks fantastic).
Anyhow! I'm also glad to hear you think the Shinxchange is cool. I hope to see you join it some day!
You are quite welcome! Sorry about that; I uploaded some new things so I went ahead and changed it; this is my first avatar change in awhile so I am sure it is freaking everyone out who follows me, hahah.
I hope to prove my worth eventually, but for now it is practice practice practice!
the shading on the feathers and neck is exquisite <3