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Reference: Shinerai V6 CB by Shinerai Reference: Shinerai V6 CB by Shinerai

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Wow, it has been nearly 7 years since my last reference of Shin! I figured that since I am finished with all of my owed art, that my first personal piece should be a new ref of my namesake character. I've been working on this one for quite a while - putting careful consideration into Shinerai's design. I have been so pleased with his design since I made my last ref that there were only a few things I wanted to change.

I've scrutinized this and invested lots of time into making it look fresh and nice. I hope all of you enjoy this new ref and continue to enjoy Shinerai as a character.

Please download for a larger and crispier version (the blurriness that DA causes is seriously disappointing).

Put # if you read everything! n_n


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Photoshop CS3

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4800 x 12300 pixels

Time Spent.
who even knows. . .

Copyright

Art, Shin, Byondi, Y'ren © Shinerai my face!
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:iconbluedemon441:
BlueDemon441 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I'm a small dragon artist who got referred to draw a dragon of yours as gift art. I'm sure you get thousands of notifications per day but if this manages to reach your eyes I was wondering if you'd tell me which OC of yours you'd like me to draw.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi thee! I actually don't get so many notifications per day, haha. I do try to reply to all! As for which character. I'd really just like you to have fun with it :) Is there a particular character you're interested in? If you don't have a preference, Pai'te could always use more attention cx Reference: Pai'te Rhian
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:iconbluedemon441:
BlueDemon441 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh she's so lovely! I'd be more than happy to draw her for you, thank you so much for responding
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! c:
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:iconoli-runako:
OLI-RUNAKO Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In love with his beast form! You've done amazing details there. Especially love the wings <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ;u;
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EeveeDream Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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My gosh, he's amazing! ;w; Your ref sheets are always so well detailed and beautifully drawn. <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I appreciate the compliments ;u;
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:iconeeveedream:
EeveeDream Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^
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RainbowDragona101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Haven't commented here for awhile, but your dragon references are so detailed and beautiful! I feel like I'm reading a tutorial book or something, but this is very inspiring. I've been on like dragon hiatus lately cause I haven't been liking how I draw my dragons, but viewing back on your work again, has got me inspired to try try again. Great beautiful work! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I'm sorry for the late response but I wanted to make sure I didn't forge to reply. I really appreciate you not only coming back to visit me, but saying such kind things ;u; I really am warmed and glad that my art can inspire and motivate you to go forth with your own creations! ♥ I wish you luck! (and I'm glad my refsheets aren't boring XD)
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:iconavorara:
avorara Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2016
i'm in lov w/ him
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if your commissions are ever open i'd be on that so fast for my fluffy dragon gal
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like him, thank you! Unfortunately, my commissions aren't open (and I'm not sure when they will be ;o;) I'm sorry!
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:iconchelsea-the-tomboy:
chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool design! I love that tail especially, so unique. 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconroxirin:
Roxirin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
# This ref sheet is beautiful I swear to god you make the best damn ref sheets on this good earth :0 :) I do have a question though. How do you preserve the quality when uploading to DA? The last thing I uploaded with text got butchered. Do you just set it to a ridiculous DPI, or...?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you kindly for those compliments! I'm not sure about your question but I'm happy to try and figure out why your thing you uploaded didn't turn out like you expected. Do you mind linking to what it is and explaining what part of it got messed up? c:
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Roxirin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah, you're welcome! :) It's not really a major issue, but notice how the text quality is low on this upload (aside from being in a virtually unreadable font, need to fix that lol:

Commissions Pricing and Info 2016 by Roxirin

It's a bit annoying. The original image is much clearer, I know DA has problems with screwing up colours and quality when you upload... thank you for taking the time out of your day to help me though! That's very kind <3 :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply - I went on vacation! As for that picture, it actually looks pretty fine to me! Though you're right in that it could be the font, it might also be the actual color of the font. I find that sometimes images will get more artifacted if two colors are really close together, so maybe making the font a bit brighter to help increase the contrast between it and the background would help. SOMETIMES it also helps me to completely flatten the image and then sharpen it a little bit in photoshop. Unfortunately, this is hit/miss; it can either really help or totally destroy the font. The only other suggestion I have might be to make it a bit bigger and let dA size it down a little. Anyway, I feel like I didn't say much (since figuring out DA's issues can be tough) but hopefully some of these things can help in the future with some trial and error! c:
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Roxirin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
WOwowow, long response! Thanks so much for your time, and the reply! I agree about the contrast on the image, I'll play around with it a bit and I reckon I should change the font, too. But seriously, thanks for the advice, you're awesome! :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^o^
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:iconslavingarts:
SlavingArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow beautiful character, what kind of dragon would you call her? (loving those orangey brown colours!)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I typically don't classify any of my characters as dragons. Just creatures or beasts.
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:iconsira-dragon:
Sira-Dragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shin looks so fluffy I want to pet his beast form x3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Shin loves pets!
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DragonXborne Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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this is a gorgeous ref sheet shin. I really enjoy seeing your character
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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:iconcrystumes:
Crystumes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NGGGGGGG someday oh my god I'd love to make this into a mask <3 your character has inspired me from the day I set foot on deviantart <3 (ps dis Anarchpeace/Crystacian)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh Crys I had no idea that was you! And I've even been through your gallery recently! Your masks are incredible ;o; tbh I'm hoping to make a Shin suit myself soonishly!
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Crystumes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would be AMAZEEEEEEE AHHH <3 if you need any resin base help just hit me up! ^_^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man I definitely will! ;u; I don't have any casting/molding experience yet but I've done soooooo much research. Do you have any resin in particular you've found best suited for the bases? I've heard that some can have an odor which obviously is unwanted.
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Crystumes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh yeah it's all rough stuff haha. you need a well ventilated area to cast in. I go through specialtyresin.com/ and use three of their resins. but if you are new I'd suggest getting model pro :) it's offwhite but that shouldn't matter with underskulls.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tips! Are there any reasons speficially Model Pro is better for beginners? Also, have you used any of Polytek's Easy Flo resins?

(the stuff in your gallery is rough? do you post somewhere else too? c:> )
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Crystumes Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh! model pro is a good amount of viscosity for all around use! I haven't heard of polytek. but most folks use smooth on . I have never tried their resins but I do use their silicones!

I mostly post on furaffinity. but lately it's been really letting everyone down. sucks because I have the most watchers over there. -_- so sad.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay! Which silicone do you prefer for feets pads? ;u; Have you tried any of the PlatSil series or are they too soft?
Also what do you mean about FA? D:
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Nizrindane Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the designs, and how you handle the descriptions.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his design so much! I'd try my hand at drawing him but I know I'd mess it up. All that gorgeous fur and those feathers and feathered wings would drive me insane 'cause I suck so bad at that stuff. :XD: I shall admire from afar. :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much for the compliments beb! I'm sorry that he seems too complicated ;o;
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw, not complicated, just beyond my skill level. :dummy: :D
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Naukis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Shin's looking beautiful as always! I'll have to draw him sometime
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! I would be honored if you did C:
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DaFoxlex Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
since i find you on DA you are getting my most favorite dragon artist, you artworks are all big masterpieces and im always breathless when i see you stunning works, the details, the anatomy, the coloring you so brilliant i can't stop watching all your art!
Thank for creating such beautiful works ♥

i wish that i can once comission you for drawing my Fursona Anakin :3

Keep drawing like that, Master Shinerai ♥
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I am flattered that you enjoy my work!! Maybe one day I will accept commissions again and you will be able to commission me ;u;
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Horsehuggingdragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Meow :3 
Such a fantastic character! I always love seeing the detail you put into his ref sheets. His beast form is just my absolute favourite Love 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! c:> I'm really glad you like him.
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Earah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
You know the font name that you used for his name? c:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Actually I did not know the name so I opened the PSD and checked - it's called "sinister". Doesn't seem very fitting for Shin after all but there you go! I thought it looked awkwardly handwritten and that's why I chose it, haha!
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TheIncredibleHibby Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh how I've missed his goofy face <3
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Handsome bastard.  ;)
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