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Reference: Ardrius - King of Time by Shinerai Reference: Ardrius - King of Time by Shinerai

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Anyone who remembers the old reference will understand what an improvement this is! I'm very pleased to say that I only made minor design changes and this reference is primarily a display of my overall development as an artist. It is unfortunate that I could not include his human form; because I wanted to include details about all 3 pairs of wings, I was afraid that also including human information on the ref would make it overly large. I'm considering making a separate human ref.

I would love to say more about this, but I am quite tired tonight so the words are not coming to me easily! As always, I recommend that you download it and I hope you enjoy.

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Materials.
Photoshop CS3

Original Dimensions
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4000 x 9700 pixels

Time Spent.
who even knows. . . I've received advise on timing things but this one was done over a great period of time. I'll get better, I promise >>

Copyright

Ardrius © Shinerai that's me!
Ilumarae, XM © kilara
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:iconaligerouswayfarer:
AligerousWayfarer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those wings are to die for! They are lovely! 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcake-a-tron:
Cake-a-Tron Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
There's always so much detail in your ref sheets, it's amazing!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you very much! I have a bit of an obsession for refsheets, so I sink a lot of time into them.
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:iconcake-a-tron:
Cake-a-Tron Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
And the time is completely worth it cause they look amazing!
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:iconachiru-et-al:
Achiru-et-al Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
UGH I LOVE YOUR REF SHEETS THEY'RE ALWAYS SO MAJESTIC AS FFFFFFF~
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I think I'm obsessed OTL
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:iconachiru-et-al:
Achiru-et-al Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
IT'S OKAY EVERYONE HAS AN OBSESSION WITH SOMETHING
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:icongarjansverd:
garjansverd Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
This design is fantastic and elegant. I love the detail you put into the images and writing for this character. I admit I'm not familiar with the species, but I'm definitely going to look it up now based on your amazing design.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them.
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:icongabbycat17:
gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous design! :love:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icongabbycat17:
gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~
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:icondihestelie:
Dihestelie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
S2
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:iconsara-a2:
Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An incredible character Shin, as epic as pretty ^^ I also love the soft transitions on the shading, it makes it look more natural than a sharp cell-shading. And I certainly love the colors and the 3 pair of wings O3O
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments!
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:iconheilos:
Heilos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh my GAWD, why did this not show up in my messages D: He's bootiful!

It's always so nice to see Illumarae show up once in awhile. I still love them ever so much even though I haven't been doing as much dragon like work in a long time. But this guy oh man, what a beauty. <3 That is quite possibly one of the most genius ways to handle a multi-winged creature I've ever seen, it just makes SENSE. And wow such a huge detail improvement from the first time he was posted about. Always a pleasure to see you continue to play with your art styles and make these detailed reference sheets. <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much hon ;u; I really appreciate the compliments! It was a blast to draw him xD I can't wait to do it again (but like not as a ref)
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:iconheilos:
Heilos Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
I hope you get some time again to draw him cause he's just a wonderfully designed character :3
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cool, and elegant looking, character! I remember the face-shot you posted a while back; it's great to get to see the rest of him! Those wings are just...epic. :wow:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much hon!
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:iconkintsy:
kintsy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I remember this regal fellow! He's beautiful, and I'm a big fan of how his wings overlay! I also really enjoy the design of the sheet itself, it's very pleasing to the eye.
Lovely work!!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you beb!
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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So gorgeous! Love the little places where there is color other than white, looks amazing, as well as the crisp lines!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Gali! ;u;
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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconenaxn:
Enaxn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHH I REMEMBER THE BIG TIME KING!!! omg I miss these guys so much I'm so glad to see they're still around a little!! I LOVE how his wings overlap like that.  Like I s2g only you could make a 6-winged dragon look feasible I love it so goddamn much.  I ALSO LOVE THE PEARLY SHEEN omg such a handsome fellow
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments, hon! I'm glad you remember these guys! I love them too and wish there were more people drawing them, but Kilara has been having some rough times lately so she has mostly been focusing on other things. She still works on XM but doesn't really post it.
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:iconprismatdragoon:
PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A great design, and excellent job on working it out. My fav part is his head, it looks so awesome it blows my head off.
His face is just purrrrfect, looks soo regal and majestic, very suitable for him as a king xD He has an amazing charisma.
Flawless, as always ^^
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments, Prismat!
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:iconprismatdragoon:
PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome, Shin dear ^v^
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:icongalaxycreations:
GalaxyCreations Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat detail!But seriously always a joy to appreciate appear in my DA inbox.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the compliment!
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:iconheroslegend:
HerosLegend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Great job on this. Very interesting character.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjadisart:
JaDisArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He has such a gorgeous design!:heart:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbarkkorn:
barkkorn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god I love this creature's design! He is absolutely magnificent and so regal! It's amazing!!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, hon!
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:iconbarkkorn:
barkkorn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU!
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:icons-p-liana:
S-P-Liana Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so Majestic~ <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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:iconsoljem:
Soljem Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I was explaining to my brother what a reference for a character was and I told him "Shinerai makes the gold standard for references."
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you! That is seriously high praise. I appreciate your compliment and am glad you like my work ;u;
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:iconnightwing-kain:
Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
one of my favourite Characters from you!
Well done, dear Shin! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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:iconnightwing-kain:
Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
welcome! :D
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:iconbackwardssnappy:
BackwardsSnappy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Since day one until now, you never fail to impress with your artistry. Full to the brim of inspiration, however, the good kind—what is deemed responsible and improves an artist if used correct! Thank you, Shin, you are the best. (Also excellent chara here, it feels I've seen before in time ... ah, that was an unintended pun) :star:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate the compliment ;o;
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:iconlaghrian:
Laghrian Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It is finished! 
I really love his design <3
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