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Shinerai Reference v5.0NK by Shinerai Shinerai Reference v5.0NK by Shinerai

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I've been working on this between other things for several several months now and finally finished it today.

Yeah I know what you're thinking "oh, she's changing Shinerai again!" You're right, I do change him pretty often. As beautiful as the last version of him was, it was too. . . pretty. I was too caught up in trying to make him different that I forgot who he was. He wasn't Shinerai anymore; he was way too regal to be a thief and way too suave looking to be a silly prankster like he's supposed to be. Since I changed his humanoid form also, I traced (lol) it onto this ref too. . .

Anyway, for those who have been watching me for a very long time, you will notice I've found a median between old and new Shin. I've taken old!Shin's body type and general markings but gave him new!Shin's fluffy chest, limbs, and feathery tail. Of course his ears are still as long as ever.

I merged the body gradient, making him dark toward the back and light toward the front like new!Shin, but darker on the shoulders and lighter on the belly like old!Shin. I took old!Shin's colors but made them more vibrant with gradating markings like new!shin.


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Art, Shin, Byondi, Y'ren © Shinerai my face!
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:iconpastel-of-the-skies:
Pastel-of-the-skies Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Hello I have a question about this beautiful dragon!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Ask away! :)
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:iconwickedandenchanted:
WickedandEnchanted Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so insanely detailed! It's amazing!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwickedandenchanted:
WickedandEnchanted Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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:iconadriansr:
AdrianSR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gENIO
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's such a precious beb! i wish i could eat his rusty colors and huggle the creamy gradients *w* 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! I'm working on a new ref for him too
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:iconduskyvel:
DuskyVel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^w^

can't wait to see it!
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
that's a lot of comments im so jealous!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why don't you do something that makes you happy instead of being jealous? C:
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
haha I don't know its just cool that u got all this stuff
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's cool too! there was a time that I was more popular than I am now - there was a lot of activity around my page. But at that time, I had more free hours I could spend submitting beautiful artwork! I'm really proud of this piece here and appreciate every comment I got on it :)
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
yeah
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mizu032 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loooooove this very muuuch!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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mizu032 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
Do you make tutorials?
I'd love to see that and learn :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have one or two tutorials, but not many! Is there a specific kind of tutorial you would like to see?

Here are the ones I have but some are reaaally old.
Tutorial: Preparing Lineart
Tutorial: Applying Texture
Progress: Cognoscente.
Tutorial: Adding Color With Gradient Maps
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mizu032 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thaaaaaaank youuuuu very muuuch!
i love you! lol Ayano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] 
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meokami Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I love his design,it's so unique! ;v; 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I've been meaning to make a new refsheet too!
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:iconzackazi:
Zackazi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
### haha love this!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much!
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:iconzackazi:
Zackazi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student General Artist
no problem!
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I just say that I love this design so freaking much? <333 The marking sand color combinations just flow so naturally and I just wanna hug this dragon so badly ;w;
Eeeee, now let me spam the fav button XD
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe thank you so much for your compliments!! I really wanna redo his ref soon but hopefully that just means 'draw the character better'. the only thing I'm going to change is the inside of his wings ;u;
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! Keep up with the amazing art and designs~ ^^
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:iconcactile:
cactile Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
# your refs are soo well done :D
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
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:iconcactile:
cactile Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No prob!! I love reading all the info you write :D!! And would I be able to draw one of your characters?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh, I would be honored if you did that <3

Honestly, I haven't really been able to put much info here on dA but since I'm done with my to-do list, I hope I can begin to amend that soon. I'll mostly be posting headworld stuff on my Tumblr C:
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cactile Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okk, but idk which one to draw the're all soo good, do you have any that you'd like me to draw
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like my characters!! ;u;
If you want, you can draw Pai'te. No one has drawn her in a little while.

shinerai.tumblr.com/post/51704…
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cactile Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm definitely doing that
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darkshadowdragonlord Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Artist
i like playful dragons
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:iconink-leviathan:
Ink-Leviathan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE

YOUR LINEART
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kiitcat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
"thanks , tim ! "
iM LAUGHING oK
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha. tim has always been there for me in my times of need.
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:iconclockhound:
Clockhound Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
#I love his design. It's so in-depth and original, I love it when people put this much effort in to their OCs. 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much ;u; I hope to make a new refsheet for him not too long from now though.
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TheMentalJournal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
cant read anything =.=
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So download it?
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TheMentalJournal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
ok
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Qzange Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
I know this is super old, but I just wanted to say that HE LOOKS SO PRETTY AAAAA. (Though I looked back at his older design and I have to say I really likked the blue tongue? But, your character, not mine! |D) I especially like that tail!

And...#! I actually had to skim because I'm on a time crunch right now, but I have to say his personality sounds adorable (I like emotional expressive people) and I like his illiusion ability.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments c:>
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:iconqzange:
Qzange Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :3
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Terra-Bites Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool character. Always loved your style, and especially love the wings and tail on this piece.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Connor1998afro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Love this design, I think I like it better without wings! Soo is there one big story all these characters fit into or are you just designing them?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments.
I have a big story with about a hundred main characters within approximately one thousand hand-written pages. Maybe one day I'll put pieces of it on the internet but it's mostly for my own satisfaction.
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