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Finally finished is my long overdue gift for Vertaki of her character named Morpheus. I worked long and hard on the details in this one and colored him using gradient maps! I decided not to kill myself on his scale texture; I tried a few times and what I was doing was just looking really awful. I hope that's okay, Vertaki.

Anyway, I'm tired. Thank you everyone for visiting my livestream!!
download for the pretty crispy details


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Morpheus © :iconvertaki:
Art © Shinerai my face!
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:iconstarvedskull:
StarvedSkull Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do I love Orange and Blue so so much? Besides being complementary.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Sorry for the late reply - I just finished "The Struggle", my three weeks without internet!
As for why you like blue and orange so much I believe that's probably because they are the two most awesome colors that are so awesome it's not truly necessary for other colors to exist. But the other colors exist just to remind us how awesome blue/orange are.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconsuper-kibbles:
Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you've made little stray hairs here and there, adds to the awesome realism XD
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconshieldwolfsheena:
ShieldWolfSheena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He is so cute! I love the detail of the scales and the lava! So cute! It's beautill! May I use it as my background!?
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:iconfoxdragonlover:
FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear....God.....please make movies with these amazing creatures!!! I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE THE BEAUTY OF YOUR STRIKINGLY POWERFUL WORKS OF ART rainbow cry 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HNG it would be so awesome to have my characters in a movie ;u;
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:iconfoxdragonlover:
FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would SO pay to see a movie with your creations! I must ask, how do you come up with such phenomenal, perfectly-done and amazing animals? Their physique, detail and personalities are all so vivid and superb! :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe gosh! ;u; Well, most of the characters in my gallery aren't mine and I draw them as gifts, commissions, or trades. But I am really intrigued by anatomy, so I took Honors Anatomy & Physiology in high school and then Anatomy & Physiology I and II at a nursing college. I try to apply some of my knowledge to my drawings and designs of fantastical creatures. It makes it pretty fun C:
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, ingenious!!! That's a good way to go, having a good knowledge of the body, bones and muscle must contribute a lot :D
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:iconninjin-neko:
ninjin-neko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so majestic and powerful! You sure are one super talented artist. *_*
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments!
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:iconprototype-lq:
Prototype-LQ Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
So realistic!
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:icongorgonitegirl21:
GorgoniteGirl21 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the detail...so amazing... ITS KILLING MEEEE!!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no, don't die! *slaps a band-aid on your forehead*
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:icongorgonitegirl21:
GorgoniteGirl21 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I thank you TT v TT
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:icon8ariadna:
8Ariadna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Impresive, really beautiful!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icon8ariadna:
8Ariadna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I wonder if you have any tutorial about the hair/fur ?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not! I'm really sorry about that. I hope I can make some tutorials in the future!
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:icon8ariadna:
8Ariadna Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Thanks for the other tutorials anyway! :D
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:iconsashawren:
SashaWren Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should know that every now and then I look at this and die a little on this inside.

I'll be on my deathbed one day, and one last glance at this amazingly detailed picture will be the death of me .________________.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD! I'm sorry, that was pretty funny ;o;
Howcome?
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:iconsashawren:
SashaWren Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL I COULD NEVER PRODUCE SOMETHING LIKE THIS
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe thanks! im sure you can beb ;u; you're getting better all the time
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
whou!!
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:iconblackheart7x:
Blackheart7x Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!! *_*
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HexagonalLoftie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome indeed! 
I love the horns and lava! :3
Downloaded!~
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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HexagonalLoftie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Your art is amazingly spectacular! :3
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NesoKaiyoH Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the effect of the red through the scales, I think that's amazing. Reminds me of Drakengard actually, Angelus the dragon in her final form had a tail made of lava, resembled this alot. I love it!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your compliments~! Angela was the best character in Drakengard.
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NesoKaiyoH Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Definitely XD
You're welcome ^w^
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tamesoon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
The details of this image are so on-point, my mind can barely even comprehend what I'm seeing. You just seem to know exactly where to put each colors, you just... This is insane. MORE, SHIN, MORE!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you kindly for the comment! To be honest, this drawing really took me a LOT of time and I started to regret drawing it in such a detailed manner. I'm glad you like it!
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DemonDragonSaer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is super amazing! I love all that glowy stuff going on there and the scales! They look so dang real and very confincing! The shading is fantastic, it gives the whole thing a real feel, I don't really know how to say it... three-dimensional was the word I was looking for! The contrast and shading around his face is probably my favortie part about it, next to the shading/light on the horns, that looks super cool! Not to mention the insane amount of detail with the mane and scales! Everytime I look at this picture I find a new detail that really adds to it!

Let's just say I really love this picture a lot! Great job!

(Also perspective? Anatomy? Wow. Pretty perfect there.)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad you think it turned out okay. I used a 4px brush for most of the details (and the hair) and I'm pretty sure I should never go that small again because at that point, it just kindof gets TOO detailed, right? xD But the picture itself turned out lovely and I'm really proud of it.
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DemonDragonSaer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(I think it turned out amazing, Shin ;u; ) Yeah too many details can be kinda bad too xD But that's not the case here since it's not all just overwhelming detail but more of an "explore the picture to find new amazing details you didn't really notice before and be happy about it" detail :3 And you can be proud of it because it's totally awesome!
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every now and then I look at this and literally can't handle how amazing it is.
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:iconcornisch:
Cornisch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This may sound strange... But he looks pretty cute!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That doesn't sound strange C: I think he's a handsome fellow for sure!
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:iconcornisch:
Cornisch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yay! (:
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:iconhowly-do:
Howly-do Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Digital Artist
amazing detail!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Scale textures are always hard, but simple is usually the way to nail it and you did nail it.
As far as the scales and the character are concerned you did a really great job reinventing it in
your own style.

You get a rating of 5 dragon horns out of 5! ;)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your compliments!! And your rating! *parades dragon horns around*
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:iconprismatdragon:
PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really amazed by this. All those scales and that mane are just epic. Again You crushed me with details.
Again, amazing work^^
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