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Toto by Shinerai Toto by Shinerai

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Lately, I haven't been drawing nearly as much as I used to and I think that, besides the full time job, it might be a motivation issue. Maybe it is that all I'm working on are large projects and that I don't just doodle little small things. I think I'll try to do some sketches more frequently to loosen up my art hand - this will also help motivate me to post more things in my gallery (I'm generally too shy to post sketches).
The risk of pose recycling is high but maybe it'll help me. Is this something you'd be interested in seeing?

 I'm not sure who I'll be drawing! My characters, other peoples' characters, random things, whatever! This time, it's Toto for Tulitoukka. I hope you like it!

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Materials.
Xerox printer paper
Pentel Technician II (red lead)
Zebra M-301 (reg. lead)

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3 x 4 inches

Time Spent.
~ 1h

Copyright

Toto © :icontulitoukka:
Art © Shinerai that's me!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Filmographer
I love the expression, Shin! Looks like a goof~ I love goofer dragons :huggle:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Me too c:
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Student Filmographer
hahah XD
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I love this. The eyes look so kind, and that smile~ ♥
Also I like how wispy the hair looks.
Sketches are like the only thing(s) I ever post anymore, so I'm all for sketches! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! I'm glad to hear it xD
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:iconxenosa:
Xenosa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
my gosh so beautiful! :heart:
I know I'm a little behind, but I feel your pain, recently I've been putting in so much time at work drawing has kind of been forgotten for the best part, and sketches... I can never really upload them I don't feel they're worth it
But looking at your sketch here it's beautiful! You've still put so much into it its a piece of art on it's own! The attention to detail, the expression on the character it's just lovely! 
Do post more sketches! They're lovely to see and if they get you motivated then what is there to lose? X3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments and support! ;u; I think you should start posting sketches too - maybe, like me, you'll find that more people wanted to see them than you expected.
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:iconxenosa:
Xenosa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Hmm I think I may give it a go! Never know unless you try these things I guess XD 
And not at all, keep up the awesome work! :la:
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:iconlady-tempest:
Lady-Tempest Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
I would like to see sketches from you too. Do what you enjoy, and if you feel like posting it I, for one, would be happy to see it.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I certainly will c:>
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:iconprismatdragoon:
PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sketches shows raw approach and idea of what the artist wanted to initially show by the picture, so it's always interesting in seeing sketches.
And like in this case, they are usually looking good aswell. Very nice work on the face and expression.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliment! With everyone's encouragement, I'm really motivated to post sketches c:>
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:iconprismatdragoon:
PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome ^v^ eee I'm happy to hear that ^^
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:iconcalluna-draconis:
Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do post your sketches! Even if you feel like the sketches are not that refined your art is still wonderful to see <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Everyone's encouragement is really. . . well, encouraging c:> I'll definitely post more sketches soon.
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:iconvtforpedro:
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Post ALL the sketches. I've always adored your sketchings and I'd love to see more. :'D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, hon! I think I will try my best to add spiffy CSS and colors to my gallery folders c:>
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:icontulitoukka:
Tulitoukka Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god ;A; Aaaahhh thank you so much! <3 I wasn't expecting this at all. ;o;
Toto looks absolutely adorable and amazing in your drawing style! You really did do justice to her design. I love how you drew her face and the fur. Her expression is just so cute. c:
I honestly love your sketches. They look wonderful and they're so detailed too. ;u; I'd love to see more of your doodles! <3

Anyway, thank you again! This totally made my day. c':
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'm so glad you like her (and my sketches)! ;u; ♥
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:icontasyne:
Tasyne Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Moar skitchez
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye aye! xD
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do it! Post the sketches! I think I have more sketches than actual finished pieces. I am feeling burned out with RL issues a LOT lately. Sometimes the only motivation I have for doodling is sketching, and sometimes I find I love the sketch too much to color over it. In fact, most of the time I WILL preserve the sketch and simply retrace the entire thing onto a seperate page and then color that. Some sketches just come out so beautifully, you know what I mean? They are the backbone of the piece I am working on. They have a life of their own. When I was younger I would erase the sketch once it was complete. I have gotten to where I hate doing that because it takes away the magic of the process of creating, no matter how tedious or time consuming it might be. Sometimes sketches will sit for DAYS or MONTHS because of a lack of motivation or I just can't think of something to add or change. I have one VERY big project that has literally sat for WEEKS because I cannot get something to sit right, and then I will go and sketch something else. But that can be the fun of it sometimes; just sketching for the sheer joy of it. I just don't share it much anymore. Not a lot of people seem interested anymore....but I love your sketches. They are full of life, detail and whimsical lines that just breath! I don't have nowhere near the same talent but I try. I just . . . doodle. So, yeah! Keep posting those sketches. Somehow someway they might help kick up someone else's juices, too. :D

And by the way, that is a cuddly face right there. ;)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments and for your lengthy feedback! I really know where you're coming from about sketches being the real core of your work ;u; I'll do my best to make/post more!
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! I look forward to seeing them. ;)

And I need to buckle down and post a few more of my own. ^^
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
nice pic :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconairsaber:
AirSaber Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Awwwh he's absolutely adorable<3
I hope you get some more drawings in!I kinda know how you feel about the no motivation thing, I'm sorta of in that spot right now as well.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, hon! I think the daily sketching thing is really helping me. Even if it doesn't come out well, at least I'm forming a habit.
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:iconairsaber:
AirSaber Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Dude like I even made a deal with Vol that I would sketch everyday LAST YEAR and look how far that got me omg
Barely sketch XD
I'm happy to see one of us is though, at least you get more done than me. And trust me, you totally do.
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:iconmoonpiewolf:
MoonPieWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ferretsketch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
he looks wonderful! im always so envious of your lineart 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! What about it makes you envious? c:> Maybe I can share some secrets.
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:iconferretsketch:
ferretsketch Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
AW you're too sweet

The crispness of it! but i imagine most of the secrets are practice/drawing on a very big canvas? :D 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, maybe! This one in particular was done in pencil. As for the crispness, I found that it helps if you scan your picture really big and then size it down for web viewing :D Instead of just scanning it the size you want to view it. And then I always make sure to use the Sharpen filter in Photoshop! If Sharpen makes it TOO sharp, I'll duplicate the layer, Sharpen the top one, and then reduce the opacity a bit. Maybe there's an easier way to do that but whatever. I hope that helps c:
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Saphira1334 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student General Artist
i get what you mean- its always weird if others see stuff we're not completely confident in. i'm with you on the motivation; i'm not doodling small things. i guess it's time to listen to shia and JUST DO IT for once
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah you totally should! I think it's helping me (though I didn't draw this weekend because it sucked). Even if my evening sketches don't turn out well, it's at least helping me to form a habit.
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T-Lahti Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I can only echo what others have said here, you should post your sketches. The scraps section is there for a reason :)

This critter has a wonderful smile and some beautiful eyes, it would have been a shame to hide it all away because it isn't polished to perfection. Have faith in your work, everyone else does :P and should these sketches help get your art juices flowing then it definitely can't be a bad thing.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! I'll try to get better at confidence haha OTL
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:iconmadmeeper:
MadMeeper Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Filmographer
PLEASE share your sketches man hahaha. I almost like seeing sketches from artists more than finished work! It's a peek into the process haha.

You could always make use of tumblr or twitter or sketch dumps if you're too shy to post individuals on your dA gallery :> I find that the more I sketch out small things the better I am at getting big things done!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, you like sketches so much? ;u; that's really encouraging! I try to use tumblr but it's so one-sided. There is not really much community or feedback. I think I'll start posting more sketches on dA like this one - I got a surprising amount of support!
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:iconmadmeeper:
MadMeeper Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Filmographer
I looove sketches haha. It isn't to say I don't love illustrations too I just think there's something nice about the thought process that people go through when they sketch. :> And it's pretty easy to see when you look at sketches! 

Yeah Tumblr can be super hit or miss, and I think it caters more to people who draw and post every day or two. I do pretty okay there but you do have to get used to the silence haha (I actually get less feedback on dA anymore but that's a WHOLE different story). Either way, post where you're most comfortable!! :> 
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute beb. And ofc everyone is interested in seeing your sketches! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ;u; And you're right, everyone seems very supportive.
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:iconmineriva:
Mineriva Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The sketch is really really nice and yeah it would be nice to see more of your sketches - time permitting.
I can really understand the issue with a full time Job - sometimes I was thinking all the people here seem to be working in some kind of art related jobs, because many people regularly upload their art in shorter time than me.
Well I guess I am that slow but I don't have to earn money with it - it's just my hobby.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your encouragement! I know what you mean - I'm SO slow when it comes to submitting these days.
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:iconmineriva:
Mineriva Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if you submit all three months one piece (like me) you're at least happy that you made it to finish it.
I guess everyone has these days he/she isn't that much motivated to do anything.
And it still looks awesome ;)
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Nikalaine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sketches are always cool. I do doodle so much :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I used to doodle so much too! Those were some great times xD
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