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Definitely stole the title from a song.
So I'm still doing these head-shot thingies! This one isn't very interesting, but I wanted a similar pose to this picture of mine so that I could use it as a journal skin over at my Xchange.

But also I really wanted to draw Shin! It's been so long since I've drawn him, and like REALLY drawn him, that this was really nice. I had to jump through a hoop to get the gradient map to work on him but I think I'm becoming more flexible with this type of coloring. It is really quite nice and relaxing.

I'll also take this time to tell you guys about the ShinXChange. It's an old exchange I ran four or five years ago that I'm in the process of reviving! So if you like an exchange, drop by. If you don't know what an exchange is, it's like secret santa but with art; every month ;) I haven't started the actual exchanges up again yet, but I'm working on it right now and applications to join are open. The exchange, however, is quality controlled. If you'd like to apply, feel free to request membership as a 'contributor' which is the rank required to join the exchange.

Don't apply if you can't handle being declined, though.


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Art, Shin, Byondi © Shinerai my face!
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I swear I'm still working on art and I swear I'm still working on commissions (sometimes). . . I've been decently busy with work and school.

Anyway, my coworker has an intuos4 tablet that she never uses so she offered to sell it to me. I've used an intuos2 during my entire digital art life. I've had it for 7 years and I've never used anything else, so I wasn't sure. I have a 6x8 intuos2 mapped to a 3600 x 1080 resolution. The only problem was that this tablet was even smaller. . . it's the smallest intuos4 there is.

So my coworker let me take it home and test drive it tonight. So I drew a thing for my wonderful Ryoseth-CP! This is his character, Ryo. . .

Disasterpeace is the name of a composer whose music (from FEZ) I particularly enjoy. I thought the name fit this well because about 2/3 of the way through this picture, my computer decided to restart without my permission in order to install updates. Even though Ryoseth-CP tells me to all the time, I never save my work. In other words, this file didn't exist on my computer or in Photoshop any longer. . .

Luckily, I had been sending screenshots over MSN to Venomeye and there was a reasonably recent one. . but it had some terrible artifacting and it was tiny. . .

But I finished it anyway.
I love you, Ryo!
And I'm totally buying the tablet. . .


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Here's something I've been working on forever. Thank you everyone who watched me paint this whole thing in LiveStream! It was great having you company. And thank you Ryoseth-CP and Skysealer for your critique. And everyone else for your support!

Here's a commission for Galidor-Dragon of her dragon named. . . Galidor!! I tried something totally new with this one and. . . I definitely didn't have the most efficient painting style but I learned a lot and I'm proud of how this came out, tedious as it may have been. I will probably never draw something like this ever again XD Enjoy!

Download it! It's big! Kinda.


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More song title names.
So! Here is my [slightly late] submission to my newly revived art exchange --> :iconshinxchange:
This month I got wispywaffle and I was able to draw her character, Wispy! I think I bit off way more than I could chew but it was a really nice challenge c': I tried my best to stay accurate to her design but I may or may not have accidentally changed some things. For that, I apologize. This is also the first time I've done a major background and the first time I've gotten to test my painty style with a full-body dragon. It took. A. Long. Time. Maybe that's just because I hand painted all the fur.
I struggled really really badly on those trees. But for all the effort I put into it, I'm relatively pleased with the outcome. Any critique on this is absolutely welcomed because I seek improvement.


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I really enjoyed doing the last head-shot I submitted, so I really wanted to do another one in the same style. Nailmus doesn't get enough attention and his face is incredibly hard to draw from any angle other than the side, so I figured he'd be a good subject for practice.


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Ilumarae © :iconkilara:
Nailmus, Art © Shinerai my face!
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My long overdue ShinXChange entry for AshasCadence of her Nagendra character named Hydra! The image was supposed to be autumn themed but I didn't pull it off very well. Wasn't for the lack of trying though!

This took me forever and ten days to paint but I am really proud of it. I thoroughly enjoyed Hydra's challenging anatomy (those arms. . . ) and I REALLY enjoyed painting the markings. It was exciting to get to take my gradient map coloring method to the next level. I have to say that this is possibly the most complicated character I've ever drawn (for now).

Either way, I haven't eaten today so that's probably all I have to say!
Enjoy, everyone. Please download to see the full sized image.


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Another stolen song name.
Here is a kiriban prize for Deanosaior whom was able to catch my 1.5m pageview!
Thank you everyone who visited my page!


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Taking today as a break from everything (work and a commission) I decided to do another one of these busts. They're quick and I really enjoy doing them. This time, I drew one of my characters. His name is Yoi and is referred to by many as Noodle, for being so long and windy, hehe. Maybe one day I'll try to paint a fullbody of him (or update his ref one day lol) but here is a headshot for now. I'm messing with a lot of minor features in his face that I think are good change in his design.

Anyway, I like it and I hope you do too. I actually took screenshots this time, so I'll be posting a progression of this shortly.


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The longest overdue commission I have ever had; this is for Foxchibi of her character named Rayeir. It was really fun to get to stream pretty much this entire drawing, and to draw with line art again (although it was strange to not be able to fit as much detail into it as a painting).


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I have been working on this for so long that I honestly don't even know what to say now that I have finished it. It's the first major project I've done for myself since I remember. When I finished my to-do list for the first time since 2007, I wanted to make myself something really nice and push improvement of myself as an artist. On this drawing, I actually went out of my way to correct anatomy and to detail it further than I've ever detailed anything.

It was extremely monotonous during the shading, but now that it is finished, it was really worth it. I believe this stands as a sufficient representation of my current skill level, containing both subjects I excel at drawing and ones that I don't. I don't plan on drawing anything this involved again in a long time, but I will be using this image in some personal things in the near future (which you will see/notice).

I honestly intend to challenge myself with an actual background on this picture in the future, but for its purposes, I think that the current background is sufficient. I also kindof just want to label this drawing as 'done' in my books so that I can focus on other things. I have a really bad habit of saving my PSDs in a flattened form, but this time I made sure to keep my layers intact and I set this drawing up in a way that it would be really easy for me to work on a background in the future.

You may also notice that I changed some of Shinerai's design. I changed his tail feathers to make the pinions a little more natural, and I also changed the pattern on the inside of the wing. I'm very pleased with the changes.

tl;dr, I thought I was gonna die drawing this but i learned a lot and am super proud of it.
I saved a big version of this for you guys under the download. I hope you enjoy it.

Say # in your comment if you want a deviation with detail shots!

Thank you everyone who provided me endless suggestions and support in LiveStream! ♥

Art, Shin, and Byondi © :iconshinerai: my face!


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