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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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:iconmirageokami:
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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:iconbluefluffydragon:
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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:iconbluefluffydragon:
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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:iconbluefluffydragon:
BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you do sometime! Their a very awesome species!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. When I do, they'll be on [link]
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:iconbluefluffydragon:
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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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like them :)
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