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So I pretty much worked on this all day, seeing as it's my day off. I've got a trade and commission to work on, so this'll be the only personal art for a while yet :)

Not sure who all remembers him, but here's my character Di. Out of all my characters I probably draw him the most. Not sure why! I've definitely tweaked his design a little bit; if anyone remembers his reference sheet. He's big and intimidating and I wanted him to look it, so I've fixed his proportions, changed his horns, and. . . well just did a lot of minor tweaks that I think helped a lot :)

This image uses the same gradient map as my other most recent pic (drejrael). I was going to color it, but then I decided I don't know what color Di really is (since I want to change that too), so have the gradient map.

I apologize for the lazy rain. . . I originally made hundreds of dots to create rain and then realized I had done it straight onto the picture. It took me about two hours to color over all of the dots and by the time I was done, I really wasn't motivated to make rain anymore.. .

Anyway, enjoy.

Di and Byondi :iconshinerai: my face
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notecardPASTA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Sorry about that. I had a fangirl moment.
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe thank you though ;u;
tamesoon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I believe this is my all-time favorite of yours, Shin. While you may be able to say that the colors used here are generally somewhat tame and not very bright, I believe that's exactly what really makes this amazing. Not only does the character fascinate me, but the perspective is just so perfect, and as always, your painting looks perfect. Between the rain and the ripped flesh, that glare of absolute hatred and the mood that is portrayed here, honestly, I'd have to say this is for sure one of your best in my opinion.
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh thank you so much for the wonderful comment. This is one of my personal favorites too, despite the troubles I had with the rain. I am also flattered that you are interested in the character ;u;

Thank you!
DuskyTops Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man, this is so glorious! you don't even notice the line art!
and he looks like on of those skyrim dragons! i have a question if you don't mind.
do you begin with the line art first or just paint some random colors and smack some detail on it?
if you have any clue on what i mean.

(Sorry if i'm bothering you, just want to learn and observe from the gods)
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your compliments! I'm sorry I took a while to get back to you, but I haven't really had time until just now to leave a long comment.

When I do paintings like this one, I first start with a sketch. A long time ago, I used to start with a very vague sketch that is light and can barely be made out. You can see my process with this kind of sketch here at this walk through I made --->…

lately I've been a lot more comfortable with using lineart. Since I do this all on one layer, I end up coloring over it anyway. Though on some of the edges or details on the face and ears (like in this picture), you can see that the appearance of lineart tends to remain c:

You can see on my most recent painting that I made more of a lineart.…
Then after I got done drawing that, I painted some shadows on top of it and refined the colors afterward.…

Well, I hope that helped! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask c:
DuskyTops Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the response, i really appreciate how much you have helped me!
Burning-Red-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome and for coloring over hundred of little rain dots you should receive a price for the patience! C: i would have freaked out in panic!
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! I probably would have if doing dumb stuff like that wasn't such a normality for me e_e
I have to recolor and redraw my work more often than I'd like OTL
BlueDuskWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this one is my favorite...i love the torn look too him
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