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Shinerai Reference v5.0NK by Shinerai Shinerai Reference v5.0NK by Shinerai
I've been working on this between other things for several several months now and finally finished it today.

:c Yeah I know what you're thinking "oh, he'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 c: I've taken old!shin's bodytype 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 gradiating markings like new!shin.

Anyway, enough of my ranting. I also finally found a wing design I like colorwise c:

I hope this will be the very last reference of Shinerai. I'm so perfectly content with him finally.

Shin and art © :iconshinerai: that's me!

2600px under DL. Sorry FV wouldn't let me make it bigger than 1600.

Ah, I make typoes on everything I touch, so dont bother telling me about them because I dont care enough to fix them~ thxx. also put # in your comment if you actually read the sheet. >XD i'm curious.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  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;
Reyniki Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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
Blueyedboa Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Okk, but idk which one to draw the're all soo good, do you have any that you'd like me to draw
Shinerai Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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:
Blueyedboa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
No prob!! I love reading all the info you write :D!! And would I be able to draw one of your characters?
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
Blueyedboa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
# your refs are soo well done :D
darkshadowdragonlord Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Artist
i like playful dragons
ItsOver900O Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist

Qzange Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :3
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