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hydra's. swamp_ by Shinerai hydra's. swamp_ by Shinerai

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I was inspired the other day to create a new journal CSS. I looked all around on my harddrive for an image I'd want to use! Alas, there wasn't one, so I looked around at all the fanart I receive and there wasn't one that fit the particular dimensions I needed, SO I set out on a journey to make a new journal header for myself! I colored the sketch that was on my conceptdoodle journalthing and. . . I spent yesterday and today on it and it turned out really cool. So I am submitting it as a deviation. Look forward to this being on top of my journal in the future!


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Art, Shinerai, Byondi, Y'ren © Shinerai my face!
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Given 2010-05-18
hydra's. swamp_ by =Shinerai - The excellent character design, the immense understanding in anatomy, and all that detail in the fur just makes this piece absolutely spectacular. The amazing amount of perspective is great as well, the tail fading into the background and then moving right back into our faces, the dragon showing off his beautiful feathers. I could stare at this hours upon hours and not get tired of it, truly an awe-inspiring, yet simple work of art ( Suggested by MadMeeper and Featured by archanN )
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Valrunie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Omfg I just discovered this, and I'm just like... WOW. All those details are so amazing, and that lightning (idk should I use that word I'm not the best with english) is so perfect, and just... amazingggg damnnnnn :la: :love:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you for the compliments! "Lighting" is the right word c:
Even though I made this a very long time ago, it's one of my favorite works! I've considered redoing it!
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Valrunie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Hahah no problem :D
I know the feel, I also have some old works which I really like, even if they are incorrect c:
Ohhh cool :la:
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I really don't think words can describe how much I love this piece, it's still one of my favorites of yours to this day especially because you took a headless composition and made it work incredibly well. I feel like for character based images the viewer always more or less relies on faces to get a read on mood etc., but in this case I feel the way it's cropped is incredibly effective. I think the use of atmospheric perspective is also worth noting, and you did a fantastic job using that to create an incredible amount of movement toward and away from the viewer.
Just felt like stopping by and voicing my love for this piece. c:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much for the compliments, hon! As old as this picture is, I think it is one of my greatest accomplishments because the results were just so far ahead of where I was at the time. Even now, the atmospheric feeling I accomplished is something I haven't achieved again. I'm glad to know that people still like this one, even without a face (or especially without a face), as I agree that most composition does seem to favor the face as a subject.

Thanks again beb C:
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Sevoreous Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your works, brilliant!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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750devil Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wanted to ask permission first if it was okay to pin your pieces onto Pinterest.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! As long as it remains viewable that the artwork belongs to me and the characters aren't used for anything, I don't really mind where you put it c:
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Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
One of my favourite pictures from Shin!
Wonderful work! Well done!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
welcome ^^
I love your arts!
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mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!!
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OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this so much.
The textures, lighting, design, details, EVERYTHING is PERFECT. Thank you for making this <3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D And erm. you're welcome! hehe.
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Samhues Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
World of its own...
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dreamnectar Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional
so excellent
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Alecweirdo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!! ^.- *wink*

But, not to be rude, why isn't its face being showed?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, mostly just because it didn't fit, haha.
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Alecweirdo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Too bad! It would've been really neat! Not that its really awesome now xD
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CrescentDeer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what media did u use??
paintshop?

and y r u this good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Photoshop CS3 C:
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CrescentDeer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooh, the good o'l photoshop^^
thx^^
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dragonrapt0r Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn...it just looks...so real. I can't describe it :o
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Mirax3163 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wait..... So are you saying you did this in two days?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was two or three, I don't really remember ._. but I spent like 12-16 hours at a time on it. once I sit in my chair for art, I don't move much. not before I got a full time job anyway
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Mirax3163 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's.... an insane amount of detail for how long you spent on it. I spend about that much time, maybe 8 hours per day, on my stuff, and its only a third as detailed as your stuff *_* You are amazing.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome! the blue is actually really cool!! I'd like it if my watermark or at least my url were still on there ;)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no it's okay, you don't need to add the watermark. my url is fine n_n

of course I can give you written permission. expect a note tomorrow.
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Violetwolfe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, i just can't get over the amount of detail in this... And the colours... And... Everything.
Amazing (:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much cx
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Violetwolfe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure you can cx I'd love a link to whatever you're using it for c: I wanna see :D
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SalarZ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
like
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Jo-Sh3ph3rd Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's fantastic. Compliments!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks c:
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MrEdison Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I would just like to add...

This would so fair well as a print.
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MrEdison Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This is absolutely amazing... I love the depth in this a lot. The small details in the feathers and fur, the specular lighting, flow, composition, everything is so easy on the eyes... I am floored.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much cx
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s0cs Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
this is in my top ten images of all time. feck.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, thank you :D
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bluezald Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
!mazing Details 'o'
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you c:
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MollyMotions Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous <3 Too bad I can't see her face :(
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Shinerai Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c: It's a boy. maybe I'll paint in his face one day.
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