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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 I originally made hundreds of dots to create rain and then realized I had done it straight onto the picture.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.. .


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Art, Di, Byondi, Y'ren © Shinerai my face!
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A7XSparx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I just--THAT DESIGN MAN :heart: It's so lovely. And the graphics. And the everything fuuuuh :love::love::love:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! This is one of my favorite pictures too. I appreciate your compliments!
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO AMAZING AND SCARY AND YOU ARE AWESOME!

Sorry about that. I had a fangirl moment.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe thank you though ;u;
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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.
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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!
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DuskyVel 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)
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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 ---> shinerai.deviantart.com/art/Pr…

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. shinerai.tumblr.com/image/9003…
Then after I got done drawing that, I painted some shadows on top of it and refined the colors afterward. shinerai.tumblr.com/image/9031…

Well, I hope that helped! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask c:
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DuskyVel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the response, i really appreciate how much you have helped me!
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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!
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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
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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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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much c:
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REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
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  • Still one of my favourite pieces of yours.
    Man, Di looks dangerous.
    I love how realistically you drew the wounds, kind of like he's rotting there on the spot, which is really fuckin' cool dude.

    I honestly wish I could fave this more than once.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments. ;u; That rotting/rippingflesh look is really what I was going for! I can't wait to draw more Diii~
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REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
:jsenn:
  • You're welcome dude!~:heart:
    Keep it up man. :hug:

    YES DO
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purpledragonflies Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
That is creepy. He's amazing though. I would not want to get in a fight with him.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep you definitely wouldn't xD
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Epsie125 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked at the reference sheet ad noticed that he was supposed to be black... it doesnt bother me at all, just saying that this design looks friggin gorgeous!!! I love his wounds and Ilove his angered face!!! still those wounds must burn like hell when its raining, makes me cringe...
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! I plan on changing his refsheet a lot xD He'll probably be recolored to something like what is seen on his tail/feet here dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16…
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Epsie125 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaawwww yuuusss!!!awesome stuffs!!!
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Kurairo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really wonderful, I love how the red of his torn flesh is the only color that really stands out along with his eye, it makes for a very powerful image. ^_^ The wounds look so real, too.. Very impressive! I'm loving it ^_^ 
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! c:
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Kurairo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^_^
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SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ferociously beautiful!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ♥
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edwardborgas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
ur imagination is awesome
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Saint-Soul-Slayer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, it's been at least a year but everytime I sign back in you're just as awesome as ever! Nice to see a familiar face Di!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh thank you so much ;u; I'm glad you like to come back and see my work. I hope I get to draw so much more Di haha.
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APJJ1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
 LOOKS LIKE A REALISTIC TOOTHLESS!!
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Dark-Dragon-13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Cool
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amziss Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mother o_O
DAYUHM DUDE
Some artists just.... I dunno the right words
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Jessybeanie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours so much. Everything about this is just amazing!!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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8arah Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Your dragons are so amazing! :D
*pushes the stalk button* :XD:
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dragonballzgt2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is He Undead? he looks like he's been in a battle with a another Dragon
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't call him undead but he is corrupt ;)
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dragonballzgt2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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Kauritsuo Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
OH MY GOD..

Wow.. D:
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77silverbullet Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the use of depth of field in everything you do! It's so amazing!
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bonivich Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the improvements and tweaks from your original reference sheet. I think what mostly brings about the "intimidating" factor is the improvement in muscle and gore apparent in his reference sheet. It was there but the fact that you made it seem even more real in this drawing makes him much more gruesome features. I love that he has three ears as well.

Also the matte finish of the drawing gives it a high quality and the hazy features of his wings and slithering body just add to the overall gruesome persona, as if he is slinking in the middle of a cold, rainy night hiding in shadows and seeming to be invisible. The only time it becomes apparent he is right beside you is when the lightning flashes. Wonderful work; it has a lot of great things going on at once, some implied, some in the craftsmanship of your digital work ethic.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments and the effort you put into reading the description and looking at the old refsheet! Your feedback helps me determine what viewers like in my art cx This character happens to be one of my favorites from my story. I hope to draw him more and maybe even make a new refsheet soon.
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bonivich Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome. I had seen the old reference sheet before but I could not remember exactly what he looked like before the reworkings so it was fun going back over it. c: I cannot wait to see more of him in your work. Ah, then I look forward to seeing a re-vamped reference sheet in the future.

He is a unique character that is for sure!
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ReversedNight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I was your 25,000 view c:

Also, this is a beautiful peice of work, smooth, and not rough at all C: <3333
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much c:
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qstarz305 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
awesome
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Kekira Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I remembers him. D: He's cool.
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The-almighty-rager Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Your scorn only feeds my appetite, your envy seals my wounds, and your wrath adds to my strength."

I kinda imagine Di saying something similar in fashion, though this is the first time I've seen him, so naturally I don't know jack other than what he looks like. The attention to detail is amazing.

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I mean, look at the decay (or whatever that's s'posed to be) on his jaw and neck! I could do no justice to this if I tried.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that does fit Di c: Thank you so much for your compliments!! I should draw more Di ;;
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The-almighty-rager Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to be of help.
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