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I tend to always draw him in his teenager angry years but he does eventually grow up. 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.

Anyway, Older!Di! It's no accident that I colored him white and omitted his markings. He also has his old hairstyle back 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).


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Art, Di, Byondi, Y'ren © Shinerai my face!
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:iconrbirwin:
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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:iconrbirwin:
rbirwin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Just what I am looking for!
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:icontheunknown96:
theunknown96 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
gosh, thatīs beautiful :clap:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks c:
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:iconcheri-chou:
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!
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:icondimenran:
Dimenran Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Классный персонаж :) мне очень нравится :) Волосы на голове забавные :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
спасибо, я люблю его волосы слишком (=
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:iconwhes:
Whes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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 )
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:iconmadelei:
Madelei Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
aww i like his feet! :aww:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks >XD
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:iconwolfsbanerevolution:
WolfsbaneRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
O_O THAT IS SUCH AN AWESOME DESIGN! NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks c:
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:iconwolfsbanerevolution:
WolfsbaneRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
^^
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:iconhappychild47:
happychild47 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh i love his hair :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! >XD i do too.
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:iconhappychild47:
happychild47 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe

btw wanna look at this animation i did

[link]

i put your icon in the comment cause you inspire me to draw birds a lot more then i was :D
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:iconroryscurls:
RorysCurls Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm still gonna hug him, even if you advised me before against that
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:iconkuph:
kuph Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I absolutely adore your entire gallery. Seriously. I can't get enough of your art.
The designs, the colours, all those skills you continuously display are pure awsomness.
What I mostly like about all these caracters are their paws. Go figure.
That's pretty much all I wanted to say, even though you must get a lot of these kinds of comments.
Thank you for these beautiful things you keep showing us ^^.
...
And I vote for human tails as well.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thank you so much! even if you aren't the only one to say it, it doesn't make it mean any less to me c: i appreciate your compliments!

human tails!!
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:iconarbol-6:
ArBoL-6 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Great use of the textures ^^
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconohkey-freeflyer:
OhKey-FreeFlyer Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's something else I tell yah. the hair style IS very cute ( especially with those ears <3 ) and I love his feet.
he seems like a character who's story I'd want to know. amazing <3
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you c:

maybe i'll write more about him some time
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:iconfregatto:
Fregatto Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So coo, and creative! I just loved his feet. ^^
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
every time you amaze me ^^ I've become your fan!
to be really honest, I'm really jealous... >.> (I should not say that, should I?)
but do you have anything like a tutorial to colour and draw like that (not talking about concept, that's all imagination... but skills) O.o I'm astonished, really!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont, sorry C:
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Asrath Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
awww..
I guess its to difficult to explain, probably complicated techniques, in comments... but I really like the texture underneath it, just like its waterpainted or something like that ^^
(actually I like every bit of it :D but I already told that)
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:iconpainecryer:
PaineCryer Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I believe the hand is great (it remembers me of his dragon form)
Its amezing dont listen to anybody :D:D
You r SUPER-AWESOME SHIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much xD
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Achiru-et-al Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Di, you're mature now. :wow: I guess he doesn't grow up to be a cynical and grouchy old man. Got it all over with during his young adult years, huh? Or he has yet to reach his mid-life crisis? XD;

-achiru-
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xDD I dunno, I think he may have had his mid-life crisis while he was a teenager, haha!
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shadowfan01 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
has the appearance of an Avatar(6feet tall) nice pic by the way!
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:icontheincrediblehibby:
TheIncredibleHibby Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
every time I hear the song "Odd One" by Sick Puppies, I think of Di... I <3 your characters x3333
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Skitzophreniac Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Nah... his arm isn't too short... Maybe with that big sleeve you just can't tell that it's actually bent back a bit at the elbow, giving it the -illusion- of being short *nods sagely* yep....
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesss that's totally what i intentionally did o-o
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Skitzophreniac Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
=^.^=
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Biorave Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I missed this one some how!
He looks so..sooo....pleasant...as in an atractive way. Like, I could see myself wanting to sit and have a conversation with him because of how interesting he looks.

Such a complete different look from his angry emo years. I had no idea it was Di until I really looked at the image, read the comments, then had to go back and look again.
I like it.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much, beb c:! i'm glad he looks more friendly now XD i'd want to talk to him too
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Saint-Soul-Slayer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Di calms down?! OH NOES THE WORLD IS GONNA END!! Haha! I love it! He looks so cool and majestic-y. And wise. Another miserable thing? Aw, poor Di. I like the picture though!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aha he does xD!! and thanks c:
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:iconkillerjackal:
kiLLerjaCKal Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student General Artist
oh coool. i b'ember this one from livejournal. He looks so sweet haha ;w;

I really love the lighting and texture of his clothes. /loves on heem

:heart:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks <3 ! yeah i wanted to post him for a long time buy held back xD
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:iconkillerjackal:
kiLLerjaCKal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student General Artist
aww, but its so loovely <33
i love your character's humanoid forms 8D
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Verlidaine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Ahhh, I love Di


He's had such a hard life and he still manages to become generally happier when hes older c:
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Verlidaine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Ahhh, I love Di


He's had such a hard life and he still manages to become generally happier when hes older c:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love him too ;; <3
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, so he turns white a he gets older?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuhm. yeah, he does. but it isn't gradual. it's more like. he's maroon one day and white the next lol.
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o so, he like... changes from day to day, or he goes from maroon to white and then stays white?
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm. it'd take a long explanation D:
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Doh ok xP
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