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bluejay dragon by Shinerai bluejay dragon by Shinerai
Recently an acquaintance, ~BlueJay-Cat, commented on one of my works. Wow, thank you for the comment and compliments <3 It reminded me of way back in the day, when she wanted to commission me to create a dragon form for her character, Blue Jay. I did some concept doodles and started to line, but then backed out of the commission because I didn't feel I had the appropriate amount of talent to complete the task in a way that would satisfy everyone. I did draw an image of my conceptual dragon form, and give it to Blue. [link]

So upon reminiscing, I visited Blue's gallery and noticed her name character has a new design! A very cute and natural looking one --> [link] . For some reason, I couldn't resist the urge to revisit my old task of designing a dragon form for Blue! So here it is, I did this with my evening. Maybe 9 hours. Took a break from coloring a commission for *Draphilius. c:

I must state right here, Blue, I know you didn't know I was going to do this and you could possibly not even be interested anymore or already have a dragon form for your character. I am in no way forcing you to use this design, but I made it, here it is, and you can do anything you want with it if you so desire. In any form, it is a gift ♥

I can't take all the credit for the design, because 90% of the color and markings are taken from ~BlueJay-Cat's own character drawing. I just designed the dragon's body and transferred the markings cx Which was fun!

Art me
Blue :iconbluejay-cat:

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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] Blue Hearts - Free to use Heart2Heart -Free 2 Use so.....so...SOOOOOOOO beautiful!!! like i can't even...!!!! Kobeni Confused Icon HOW DO YOU DO THIS?!?!?!!?!?! YOU'RE AMAZING! YOUR DRAGONS ARE PURE PERFECTION!!!! Tomoko Spinning Icon 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments ;u;
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NO PROB!! :D Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] 
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R4D104CT1V3Pookie13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Do a Baby version of this
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OkamiDracorian Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so pretty
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PencilLover Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I love how the feathers change into skin wings :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Blue-and-Dog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bluejays are mean birds anyway, so mixing them with a dragon is awesome. xD
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emmalemma02 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very neat!(: You are very good at combining mythology creatures with real animals, and I love that! Keep it up, and maybe you should do a fish dragon or something! (: Your VERY great!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! A fish dragon would be super cool but I don't know if I could make one that is unique within all the fish dragons that already exist cx
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emmalemma02 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could make it like a pufferfish or something and add different horns and make the colors really connect to the backround of the sea that it thrives and hunts in (: Or maybe a moose dragon with large horns and hoofs with beautiful goldish brownish scales (: And Welsome (:
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goeliath Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the design for the dragon.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Myranda-Fox-Love Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have quite an amazing talent!!! :D :D :D :D :D 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you c:
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work on the anatomy and color scheme.  Wonderful job.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you very much :)
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, Shinerai. My pleasure!

I love looking for different ways people combine real life animals with mythological creatures and manage to bring them to life! And you are one of those people!
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HekateLesedi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is very beautiful. The feathers in particular look terrific!
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flannery123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning.. Its so beautiful, elegant and flowing... Gorgeous drawing! :iconblueheartplz:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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flannery123 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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bonivich Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a gorgeous creature! The wings are probably my favorite aspect of this drawing. The morphing from feathers to membrane is a glorious idea. Also those padded feet are so adorable; I just wish I could run my fingers over them. I can imagine the dog padding of them quite well. I love the implied glass that he is "standing on." It makes me think his claws are 'tinking' on the glass and reflecting his image on its surface.

Also, gorgeous muscle structure. Another fantastic piece. c:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again for your comment! :D I'm glad you like the hands and feet so much because those are my favorite parts to draw, teehee cx
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bonivich Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome. c: Heheh; I love drawing teeth so no worries about the oddity. I wish I could draw hands/feet better. Everything is a process though so maybe it will be fun in the future.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah hands can definitely be a pain! I have a great anatomical resource if you'd like me to share!
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bonivich Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love that! Sorry for taking so long to reply to you, I got busy, hahah.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay! Apparently I did too, haha!
[link]

There's more than one page, you can change pages at the bottom right :)
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bonivich Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is alright, it happens, haha!

Wow thank-you; I appreciate this so much. This will help me so much.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome C:
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ArcticIndigoSponge Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how the feathers turn into the wing membranes. Love the colors as well. This is amazing. <3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ArcticIndigoSponge Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, you do desever it. :)
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome job. Great references too. How's things going?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! It's going well just. . .. suuuper busy xD how are things on your end?
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Busy, sometimes super busy myself. College keeps me busy.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean. i'm so lucky I'm out of college this semester.
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Nice. I still got one year left.
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wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional
Wow! You sure do have a talent for drawing dragons. Love it!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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wolfnoom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
this is so neat and beutiful.

and Im sure it took ages.

great job
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I believe it took an evening if i remember correctly :D
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shadow21812 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing i love its crest :3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you c:
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HerosLegend Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Awesome job
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Biorave Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh those wings and feets! I love how you can make your drawings look like they have real size to them. If that makes sense.
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CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional
Gosh I love the markings! And the feather crest!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D sorry for the late reply >XD
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Abraxas-within Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, i can't believe you pulled off a mixture of feathered wings and dragon wings, I've never seen that before. He looks amazing!
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