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vortex by Shinerai vortex by Shinerai

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A really long time ago, DragonXborne was talking about one of her character's features and I told her I'd try my hand and drawing it. And then I never did! Until just now, which it was about time.

So here is a long-overdue gift for DragonXborne of her Deep Space Dragon character named Vortex. I really wanted to draw a fullbody of this dragon but it takes me so long to do artwork these days I decided to settle with a painted bust instead of something with lineart.

My favorite part of this character is that he has bioluminescent fiberoptic hair.
I did my very best to capture all of his details; I hope you think I did well :)


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Vortex © :icondragonxborne:
Art © Shinerai my face!
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:iconmorbidspider27:
Morbidspider27 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconaziria:
aziria Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
when I downloaded the psd file a while back, I stared for an hour   >o<
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Did you mess with the gradient maps?
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:iconaziria:
aziria Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Probably
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:iconherrdoktorhans:
HerrdoktorHans Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
...BEAUTIFUL
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconherrdoktorhans:
HerrdoktorHans Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem
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:icondemondragonsaer:
DemonDragonSaer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna say it again but your shading skills kill me, it makes your drawings look so real and alive! And the glowy effects are lovely, I especially love the backlight and shading on the feathers, but also the shading on the head and face! It really gives the character mass, together with those wrinkles! One can almost feel the skin moving over the flesh there.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow gosh, Saer. Thank you for surprising me with so many wonderful comments on my artwork ;u; I really appreciate them!! I've been working super hard on my shading.
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DemonDragonSaer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :3 I hadn't checked my dA messages in quite a while so I kinda just commented on the whole bunch that was there xD Your shading has gotten really amazing, the hard work is paying off :3 I need to work on my shading too, but I figured I should figure out anatomy first P:
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:iconprismatdragon:
PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The shading/lighting and coloration on this one is wonderful and beautiful, and his mane is just magnificent.
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:iconthephoenixpearl:
ThePhoenixPearl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O
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:iconlycandra:
Lycandra Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHIN DSSDSDlQMFQGDQGmz You know what my dream is?! To be english. Because, I could say to you my feels about your work. :'(
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said to me ;u;
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:iconihave2dream:
IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember seeing him on my other account.  Still so epic!  I love the lighting on this.  So epically dynamic!  :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much cx
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:iconnj-shadow:
NJ-Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful in so many ways :heart:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconsashathealien:
SashaTheAlien Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sparkly mane ouo
that is so sparkly amazing!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ! I had a lot of fun drawing the mane XD It was my least confident part too; half the time i was like 'omg is this gonna turn out'
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SashaTheAlien Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, oh man, I think everyone feels like this, when drawing something which can bring little problems to them while arting XD But it turned out sprakingly awesome!
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:iconkirawra:
KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
DAT HAIR 80
And that snarly dragon face
and those handssss
and the little wrinkle details ughghghhgh
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm loving those glow claws. 

And his skin wrinkles.

:iconmegustaplz:

Incredible work. 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you beb c:
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:iconwitchofcrimsonfire:
WitchOfCrimsonFire Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
id be damned if i said this wasnt EPIC.
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:iconyvonnifhang:
YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just plain epic. :la:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconyvonnifhang:
YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. I absolutely LOVE the intense shading and the fiber optic hair. So cool!
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:iconstephdragonness:
StephDragonness Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that grrrr face..:iconmushuplz: now Grr for me for me girl... GGRrrr
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:iconnavihawk:
navihawk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
SHOW ME YER WAR FERC!
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:iconstephdragonness:
StephDragonness Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ratigan Grr GGRRRrrr:iconspartaplz: THIS IS SPARTA!
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:iconnavihawk:
navihawk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Phill 
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:iconstephdragonness:
StephDragonness Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PPffttt lol :XD:
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:iconnavihawk:
navihawk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
lul
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOD this is beyond cool. :omg: The texture of the skin, that wild hair.... I freaking love it! :wow:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you <3!
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:iconsilvertop:
SilverTop Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always do well!  From background to dragon everything looks wonderful.  I love the lighting effects with the mane, and especially like how that small touch of orange contrasts with the other colors.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so very much c:
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:iconsilverokami666:
SilverOkami666 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible, as always.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconburningashdragon:
BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, that freakishly epic!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconburningashdragon:
BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconada2987:
Ada2987 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !!!!

\(^o^)/

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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsketchingdragon:
SketchingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing, love how the mane glows. 
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconseekeroftheleviathan:
SeekeroftheLeviathan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the colors and expression on this! The leathery type of skin really shows off nicely, too! Well done! :)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why thank you!
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