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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 Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconconnor1998afro:
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 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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:iconminsra:
I absolutely love this character~! 
He is my favorite type of dragon
all fluffy and feathery
and he has a lot of character to him :)

Can i get your permission to make a 3D model of this character?? 

:iconimhappyplz:

i won't make any money off it, it'll mostly be for fun
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Shinerai Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd be honored if you used my character for 3D modeling practice :) I'd love to see the end result.
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:iconminsra:
I almost have the body finished. Next will be the wings, feathers and hair. That's gonna be fun <3

I can show you a WIP if you're interested, or would you rather be surprised by the finished result? :)
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Shinerai Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like surprises but my interest KILLS ME xD I'd love to see the WIP!
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:iconminsra:

Here ya go

Now i'm gonna start on the feathers <3
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fangfirebird100 Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist

# 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.

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Shinerai Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments and for reading all the information! c:>
I hope to draw this character again soon cx
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