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.optimism by Shinerai .optimism by Shinerai
Di? An optimist? yes!

yes his arm is too short, stop telling me.

I tend to always draw him in his teenager angry years (that's when I like him the most XD) but he does eventually grow up (lol pun). Mid 30's Di here. I wanted to do the age meme so I'm thinking about holding any information about him until I can do that and type on it.

There are some wonky parts of this image and some parts I really like. I drew this at the beginning of Feb and I still like it enough to want to post it now, so that really says something xD

Anyway, Older!Di! It's no accident that I colored him white and omitted his markings. He also has his old hairstyle back that he had as a younger-ish kid XD Which is definitely cute. It's nice to see Di tolerant, optimistic, and having self-esteem, so I might draw older!di more often, who knows (if I have time, that is).

Later (around the age he is in this image), Di faces a tragedy (self-caused, obviously) because fate likes to kick him in the ass. He comes out of it though a man. He is a healer (kinda, he still doesn't enjoy being around many people), controlling the elements of both light and dark =O (sorta. i think they control him more than he controls them xD)

4am, I should go to bed xD

I should start calling them Byondi instead of KyaRaians :c It's like calling us "earthlings". So here's to trying to form that habit (i should also try using less commas when I type, but I don't think, that's, possible,,,,, ).

Di/Byondi © :iconshinerai: my face
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Excellent textured background, very professional presentation, and incredibly well implemented. The use of asian style in the clothing and the attention to details in things such as the animal feet make him very appealing. Something about the shading in the belt does come off as imperfect. There is some style added to the cloth in the hem. Very cool. What happened to the end of his tail? Is it simply overgrown, or is it damaged, revealing the bone and cartilage within? His hair style makes me smile - the shadow in the front indicates a lot of height - this is highly communicative!
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rbirwin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Just what I am looking for!
theunknown96 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
gosh, thatīs beautiful :clap:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks c:
Cheri-Chou Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
o_O I love this!
As a kid I always pretended to be a monster or dragon and this is so so close to what I pretended to look like!
Dimenran Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Классный персонаж :) мне очень нравится :) Волосы на голове забавные :)
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
спасибо, я люблю его волосы слишком (=
Whes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Holy crap, yeah, he looks WAYYYYYY more optimistic and positive here than in his other pictures. D8

The story behind all these people seems really epic and complicated... I'm interested to know what's up with Di, especially. SO MYSTERIOUS...

(I'm new at this! Don't blame me for being ignorant! XD )
Madelei Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
aww i like his feet! :aww:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks >XD
WolfsbaneRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
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