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Yoi Reference by Shinerai Yoi Reference by Shinerai
This has taken me ages. Mostly because I have been in an excruciating art block. I partially used this reference to try and get myself out of it and I think it worked. It was so hard to keep myself going on this; I wanted to quit so many times. One of the layers got deleted on this one (one of the ref layout layers) So it isn't as designerific as I wish it was, but it's pretty early in the morning and definitely time for me to retire to my lovely bed.

You probably didn't notice, but I was going in some sort of order in the refs I was posting on DA earlier, but I tried so so hard on the one that came next in line and It just pissed me off so I decided I'll start from the other side of the line. I KNOW I said I would be doing these simple refs, but anyone who knows me well enough knows that I can't do anything simply. D: Plus, I came up with this ref layout while in school! And I made a tiny thumbnail and it would be a shame not to use it.

The only thing that I didn't like about this new layout is that there is much more empty space I need to fill up with word-vomit now and that can be pretty difficult at times. I did the text between 2:30-5:30am so much of it probably makes no sense.

Yoi has been pretty much the same since the first time I drew him and I still love him. C: I wish I could have typed more about him so you could actually know what kind of person he is but, like i said, too early in the morning for that. I wanted to include expressions, but art block said no.

anyway, I really need to use the bathroom, and I really need to go to bed, so I'll end the description here. I hope you like mai ref.

Dont ask me what his name is, I dont know it. He is very stubborn. you'll never get any information from him if he decides he doesn't want you to have it.

man i was going to put that on the ref. anyway.

this is like the longest description i've ever written in my entire life, i should have written it in a journal or something. you awesome people, write @ in your comment if you read it.

yoi, art, kyaraians © :iconshinerai: that's me.

Download if you want to actually read it. I tried really hard not to make the image too big or too small.

P.S. I like making things really ambient and I really like making it hard for you to read the text -bricked-. Sorry about that.

let me know if it's too easy for you to read and i'll fix it on my next ref, BAAHAHAHAH -bricked to bed-
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:iconmelody--pond:
Melody--Pond Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I LOVE THE WINGS!!!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe thank you!! I really want to redo this ref soon OTL but the wing shape is one I'm really proud of.
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Melody--Pond Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
whoa!  earlier i was wondering where the dragon was on your reference then i noticed it and its so cool looking (and the longest dragon ive ever seen)
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mirageokami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow so awesome! How do people even make reference sheets?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very carefully c:
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely my favourite character of yours, along side Nailmus. <3
If he can control blood, does that mean he can bend it? As in bend the blood inside an enemy. o.o
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, he cannot control blood. Each Byondi has an Aura which is an outlet for their spiritual abilities (for Yoi, his abilities are mostly of the Healing type). The aura is not evenly spread through/around/outside the body, however, as it tends to collect in certain places (which is different for every Byondi). Since the abilities are facilitated through and consume the Aura, they are more powerful in the areas that the aura is most strongly present. This area is called the Byondi's "Medium". Shinerai's element is 'Illusion' and his medium is his hands/eyes/mouth. The character whose reference sheet I'm working on now, her medium is her horns. Yoi's medium is his blood, meaning his abilities are strengthened if he uses his blood and/or is bleeding.

This does not, by any means, mean he controls blood or bends it. Other people's auras is another matter, but that's a story for another time :P
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting. They have dragon forms, right?
I was wondering if their true forms are dragons.
Like Yoi's true form would be his dragon form, right? Just a question.

xD
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you are correct. For byondi, the body is merely a container for the spirit/aura and their appearance changes with the level of spiritual activity, I guess. I mean, that's a simple way to put it, anyway. They have three distinct forms; base, medial, and spiritual/beast. So the base form occurs when there is no spiritual activity within the body. They don't really look different, they are very plain. This is a vulnerable form for the byondi. Most of the byondi life is spent in the medial form (with or without wings). Their spiritual state is active in this form and it is a very convenient and comfortable form for the byondi. The third form is the spiritual form which is during full spiritual activity and is when the byondi is most powerful. For obvious reasons, they are not constantly in this form.

Chinar isn't the best example for that since his medial form is more exaggerated than most byondi and the third picture is actually kinda between medial and spiritual form. but you get the idea.

Maybe I should make some actual, official illustrations. Here's a longer, poorly written version of what I just said. [link]
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you do sometime! Their a very awesome species!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. When I do, they'll be on [link]
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A bummer I can't make one. I love the species though. :heart:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like them :)
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Ailoncha Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awhh, I love that ridiculously long body!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thank you! I'm actually working on updating his design, he's going to look a lot better now. I just need the time to do a new sheet XD
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of-the-skies Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@
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RedTearRiding Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"...and then you're screwed and it's only your fault." Love it!
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:iconblue-starr:
Blue-Starr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
he's so looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong!!!!! Noodle is a cute nickname!:XD: very appropriate!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha xDD thank you! i dunno if yoi likes that he is considered cute.
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Lamatalis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mush is to be said for this piece, mostly that it is amazing! I've only seen a handful of people up at your skill leval! it's trulty something to be used, as you have used your skill well. While I'm only a Novice at digital art, all I cn say for you is that you're lightyears ahead of me! Every color is picked with care it seems, for they all fit int your artwork with easy and pinpoint perfection. truly, you are a great artist and truly deserves many more comments! Cheers to you!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your compliments, I really appreciate them c:>
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Lamatalis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, besides, like I said, you deserve it!
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Lamatalis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Opps, sorry for spelling errors!
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Sekhimet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
"I think I'll name it Tim."

>D Best filler of empty space ever.

That being said, I really love the detail in this. The colors are harmonious and not too bright, clashing or overwhelming. Even the thought put into the costume is meticulous. Beautiful work!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you! i really appreciate it cx
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:iconraineve:
Raineve Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible Character! Amazing Design! Your Kyaraians are amazing
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! C:
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Raineve Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) You're Welcome!
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:iconsharkosaur:
Sharkosaur Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
long dragon is long.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nooooOOOooOOdle!
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:iconsharkosaur:
Sharkosaur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
noodle dragon is noodle.
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Dask-kun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Longdragon may be loooong. Intestines much longer. x3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAH you're right!
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mumblingRain Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha.
"Whiskers are tipped in a little furry thing that I didn't draw as furry because Photoshop wasn't being friendly to me".
That was kinda fun
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654321ll Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
In Japanese I think the "stupid lock of hair" can be called ahoge if you want to know lol...

How do I know that? APH wiki=>America .-.
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HeronsCry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@! I love your reference sheets, and all the details and info you put on them. The front-side-back views look so consistent! Great job!

(Also, forgive me the nerdy moment, but I noticed that you managed to solve the problem of wing muscles attaching to the breast bone! I tried to do this too for one of my races and I failed OTL. Amazing!)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments (and sorry for the late reply! D: )

And no,it's okay to be a nerd! This is a pretty outdated reference sheet and I draw the wing attachment a little differently now (though I'm still working on getting it how I like it) but it's the same theory, so thanks for noticing! n_n
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HeronsCry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem dude! I love to work on details like this and I love when someone puts so many details in their work too!
Keep up the good work :heart:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll try if you do too ;D
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HeronsCry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awright! 8D
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Hviten Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PHEAR HIS NOODLINESS!
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Tim is my favorite thing about this.
He's all chillin' in the bottom right corner.
What a stud.
c:




jk. well I love your style- the lines are insanely smooth,
and your imagination in creating such a character is very inspiring. (:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha definitely >XD what a stud, tim


thank you c:
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:iconseriously-sarcasticx:
he's probably picking up ALL the ladies.
xD


and no need to thank me, dear. (:
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Serpentwined Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it okay i model Yoi-face in 3d? :O
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'd be honoured c: ask me on MSN for his reference though since i'm thinking about taking this down in a day or so xD
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Serpentwined Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mkay, I may some extra time at school and the way you did the turnaround would make it really easy for me to model it ^^. I'll be on my computer later today, I have this saved to my computer though, unless your going to change it.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok n_n and no, i dont plan on changing it <3
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PotionMasterCernun Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
*de-bricks Shin* I just saw this in your gallery... I can read the text just fine? >W<

Must be wierd... >.<
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xDD <3 we already know you're weird
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