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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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:iconmizu032:
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  Hobbyist Traditional 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  Hobbyist Traditional 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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:iconshinerai:
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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:iconblueyedboa:
Blueyedboa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
# your refs are soo well done :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
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:iconblueyedboa:
Blueyedboa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist 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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:iconshinerai:
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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:iconblueyedboa:
Blueyedboa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist 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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Blueyedboa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist 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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Ink-Leviathan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE

YOUR LINEART
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:iconkiitcat:
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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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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:iconshinerai:
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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:iconqzange:
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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:iconshinerai:
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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:iconblayzefyre:
Blayzefyre 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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:iconshinerai:
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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:iconshinerai:
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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minsra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
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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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner 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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minsra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
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 Featured By Owner 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:
minsra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Filmographer

Here ya go

Now i'm gonna start on the feathers <3
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FrayAldernari Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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FrayAldernari Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Your very welcome!

Looking forward to seeing him :3
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Husky-Foxgryph Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so amazing,I like his semi-human form btw :D
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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mambernb14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite of your dragon critters :) he's so beautiful but looks to have a thievish side to.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! He does have a thievish side ;D I'm glad he looks like it, haha!
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LumnieRaptor Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
# I adore this reference sheet! Not only is Shin gorgeous in design, but the sheet itself has a neat aesthetic. Splendid! May I ask what program you used?
Shin's, erm, humanoid form reminds me of an elf. Not sure if that's intended or not.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments, and for reading the information cx I used Photoshop 7 for this one, I think!
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
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LumnieRaptor Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I think the hairstyle reminded me of the elves from World of Warcraft too... it's odd how that happens :D
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. ^^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey that might be it :)
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 :)
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