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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!
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?
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.
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?? 


i won't make any money off it, it'll mostly be for fun
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.
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? :)
Shinerai Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like surprises but my interest KILLS ME xD I'd love to see the WIP!

Here ya go

Now i'm gonna start on the feathers <3
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.

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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