: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 © 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.
Do you make tutorials?
I'd love to see that and learn
Eeeee, now let me spam the fav button XD
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:
iM LAUGHING oK
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.
# Your use of color and markings are wonderful! You really do bring this character to life. I can imagine him very clearly, doing devious things :3 Keep doing amazing work! Your are incredible at this.
I hope to draw this character again soon cx
Shin's, erm, humanoid form reminds me of an elf. Not sure if that's intended or not.
It wasn't intended for him to look like an elf, but anything with pointy ears tends to strike that resemblance. It's not something that bothers me so it doesn't matter xD
As a huge dragon nerd myself, you're a big source of inspiration. I want to ask permission to use some of your art (especially Shin) as reference to improve at drawing my own characters. I won't copy your style, characters, colour schemes or anything, but I'm not that good with anatomy for large creatures and I need some reference for how to draw wings, feathers, markings and such. I hope you don't mind. ^^
I don't mind if you use my artwork to reference, just realize that my artwork is my interpretation of how to define shape and form with line and anyone else's interpretation may be different so really it's best to reference life. But if you wanna use my work to augment that, it's fine