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Descendance (+process video) by Autlaw Descendance (+process video) by Autlaw
When he descended, time seemed to have stopped and the sun lost to the darkness.
Some say he came forth from darkness itself,
travelling between the world of illusions and reality,
devouring the sun when displeased.



Video of the drawing process:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g3YlA…

A canon piece for Shinri's world, and an old idea I wanted to get done now that it's vacation for me. I haven't drawn a big piece for him since all the changes on his design and it's been way too long ago I've drawn him for real in feral form too. 

I wanted to portray his powers and make him look more divine. As he is some sort of divinity in his world after all. I always associated him with an eclipse, being something dark blocking the light and having two faces (sun and moon... blue and orange eye etc). I had this description in mind of how I somewhat see his powers... the eclipse as seen here or the symbolic form is the 'core' of his (illusion) powers. When the sun is blocked, the real/mortal world temporarily gets connected with the world of the supernatural, monsters and divine beings. Shinri holds the 'key' to the connection between these two worlds. Shinri is partly the god of the border between these two worlds/dimensions. Being part god of illusions and time too, makes him able to switch between reality and illusions and make people see what he wants. He can stop time and jump to the past or future but this is limited: He can sense (feel, see, hear, etc), but not change anything when he travels to another time.

I'm glad that I have a bit more time to think about developping stuff about his story and powers and all that's involved now, I somehow get blocked to write things when my week's full of work xD






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:icondragonofakasha:
DragonOfAkasha Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I just love this character! The design is so unique and got better and better after all those years! The fur pattern and variations of hair are so damn cool (love this butt-fluff x'D)!
Also the face expression is impressive here. The eye's looking so cold and shiny at the same time.
Futher...solar eclipses are just the best! They look so fantastic and beautiful and mystical at the same time. The contrast between the yellow and the purple light gives the picture a nice touch! :D
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! 

I am glad to hear that improvement is visible, means I am doing something good (:

I love solar (and moon) eclipses :3 They have such a magical otherworldly feel about them ^^
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GibsonAndGizmo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your stile
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:iconllamac0rnz:
LlamaC0rnz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!
I'm always so excited to see what you do next! <3
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:iconkviesgaard:
Kviesgaard Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
I like the style, color and ekspression in this image.
It is very appealing.
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah thank you, I am glad you think so (: !
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:iconalfabreloom101:
AlfaBreloom101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Is Gorgeous!
Also I Like That Style Of Drawing!

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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much <3 !
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:iconalfabreloom101:
AlfaBreloom101 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np! :D
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:iconmikhailkhraban:
MikhailKhraban Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Really amazing ^^
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:icontunq:
Tunq Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
teach me
it's amazing *^*
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:iconindominousfire:
IndominousFire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student
Nice dude!
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:icontinymagicflower1234:
Tinymagicflower1234 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
I swear i saw Neytirix Draw this
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:iconjennyjinarts:
jennyjinarts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
I love your color process and the video really helped me figure out how you did what you did! Thank you for sharing!
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:icontyianadrawz:
tyianadrawz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is very Awesome and I love the effects you added to your piece. It really added a lot. I love the concept you have going on and I support it :D
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:iconcharliamber:
Charliamber Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Jeeez my god this is awesome man.
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:iconflippyisadorable:
Flippyisadorable Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy heck dude this is amazing and well done! :0
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:iconnearlyeverythingfan:
NearlyEverythingFan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Wow! This was mind-blowing!
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:iconshadessb:
ShadeSSB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and majestic!
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Zach-Bowie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Dang that's good! :D 
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:iconrefreshingwater:
RefreshingWater Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
This is really cool :D I love the design of the character and the environment it is in - looks like a dragon's mouth to me? xD
Really great story for Shinri as well :D 
I'm really sorry that you had been feeling uneasy about rude and disrespectful comments in your uploads. Your art is truly amazing, and it would be saddening if you stopped your uploads :( I hope that the positivity in your comments now (at least I can see for this submission) would shine brighter than the others that had been bothering you. Nonetheless, please don't stop painting, and hope to see more of your wonderful art pieces ~! All the best! :D
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <3 ! Yes I had some kind of dragon head in mind when I started to define the 'smoke' ;u; I first wanted to go with regular smoke swirling around but I thought it would be very standard and boring.. so I gave it some shape to be recognized xD I'm currently doing my best to type Shin's full biography with the background story of his past and all bells and whistles. Now that I have a couple of free weeks, I can sit down in peace and write (,:

Ah yeah.. it seems it got worse since half a year or so, I don't know why it suddenly got worse but I also feel like with the more exposure I got a lot of new people that do 'not belong here on this site' are noticing my work too and just comment for the lolz like it are memes... And some complain a whole lot about my recent character updates people who don't even watch me XD I don't know what they seek here, but I don't like having them around as they make me very uncomfortable uploading. But for now the disabling of comments works for me. I wish it did not affect me as much, but comments on artwork always remain a sensitive thing for me as my characters and work are very personal/close to me. 

Anyway, thank you so much for the compliments ;u;
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:iconrefreshingwater:
RefreshingWater Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
I see... I would definitely feel annoyed if my comments were filled with negativity as well...it's nice that you keep your artworks so close to yourself :D
Nonetheless, I believe you will be able to find a way to overcome these problems! If you paint this well, you can tackle anything :D

Hope to see more of your great art! All the best~!
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jt-designs-123 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very beautiful! The shading, the lighting, and everything is just amazing!
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:iconlaghrian:
Laghrian Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Tottaly stunning piece. I love the colors and light on this one <3
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Majorest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Think I agree with some of the other comments here in regards to not being a very sociable person. - I tend to not comment much at all. I hardly do in all honesty.

But, pieces that carry detail and passion are the ones that simply can't be overlooked. This here is certainly one of them.
Simple or not, it's gorgeous work.

Your style just has a way of dragging me into every story, every time. A story to it or not, it carries it's own depth. It just has a certain feel to it.
Even more so after watching it come to life through the video. Brilliant, excellent work. Not a bad thing to say about it.

As far as the rude and potentially harsh comments go, I wouldn't pay mind to them really. Of course, easier said than done but, suppose everyone isn't a decent human being.
Just simple-minded people that have an itch for destroying people's will for anything. Keep doing what you do, they know nothing of your capabilities.
Shame on those who strike at someone who's a complete stranger to them. That aside, you have my upmost support, along side the majority of your watchers.

Keep up the beautiful work. :heart:
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha seems I'm not alone then. I hardly ever comment either... I'm the fave+run person : ^ ) 

But like I replied to similar comments, I find it even more flattering if people do feel like commenting anyway even if they don't do so that often <3 It means I did something right x,D...

Anyway, I do really feel flattered by all said, I'm happy this piece seemed to really get people's attention ;_; ? It means even more since this drawing/moment is directly tied to some writing I have done in my ongoing vacation. About his ability to jump between worlds/time portals and what his illusion powers might look like.  I also tried to do my best on making the anatomy look as real as possible in the stylized way I draw stuff xD I've been watching some anatomy tuts about animal anatomy and.. it really helped me (,:

Yeah it's easier said than done but... it still makes me cringy/makes a bit of motivation die every time some a*s stops by (,: Just not stuff I want around when I'm here for fun/hobby xD
For now it makes me very at ease with comments switched off on some stuff and it works wonders for my motivation xD Sounds a bit lame I know but, it works for now xD

I'm happy the majority is here for the artwork though and not treat uploads like some sort of 'meme for the lolz'. (,: 

Thank you very much again for the compliments, I'll try keep on doing what I do <3
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LittleDrawerMX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! :wow: :clap:
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:iconkey-1000:
Key-1000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the choking appearance of the smoke tendrils makes the traveling process look really mystical in a macabre way. It's really cool to think of him sprinting between the portals when he does this, at least the way he looks like he is mid-lope here.
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ;u; ! 

Yes he is in the middle of jumping between portals! I had been doing a bit of writing during my current ongoing vacation and I had this sketch of the idea of him jumping between worlds/time portals :> And so this came to be a full piece xD
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MetallicCandy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shading and composition on this is incredible.
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:iconshapsi:
shapsi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
One thing I love to see in arts is the use of lighting, especially cause I still need to improve by a long shot. But it wows me, especially here, I love it!! Clap 
Also I wanted to ask this for awhile now, do you prefer Shinri in feral or anthro form? (if you had to pick one)  
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! The same here, when I browse I usually first notice the way people use light and shadows (: Even more than compositions actually... 

That is a really hard question hahaha, because all of his forms have their good things when I try to draw them. And all forms each have traits that sometimes come more in handy to express feelings or draw poses. For example, I feel like the anthro form is very good for anger and intimidating stuff. While his feral form I can portray his otherworldly-beast like aspects a little bit better then in anthro form. And his human form is best for more vulnerable or for people more relatable situations and emotions (: I however like to draw all of them. But his human form gives me most trouble because I am not that used to drawing people that much yet xD
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:iconshapsi:
shapsi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
True, each are good for different things 
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:iconmorsthemoondancer:
MorstheMoonDancer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student General Artist
DUDE this is AWESOME! Never clicked on a notification so fast!

I really like the softer shading you've been taking. It's a bit darker and more subtle, and I think that it just suits Shinri better with the darker atmosphere (if that makes any sense, just the ramblings of a weirdo). Also, the fact that you can't tell whether he's pissed or happy is very...unsettling. (in a good way of course) I recall how you mentioned in his reference(s) that his beast form has a more unstable/irate personality, and I really think that it shines through here. And the colors.. THE COLORS! It blends together so well! The front black stuff is really in the viewers face, but its soft scheme doesn't distract you from the character. The orange and blue/purple just... well, gorgeous! It just goes really well with the feel of the piece. 

(also, the eclipse thingy is really ominous and badass)



Also, fuck the haters. They're just doing that because they are sad and uncreative and have nothing better to do, or they just don't have the capacity to think about anything but themselves. Just chill on your vacation, focus on being awesome and remember that you're an inspiration to a lot of people, myself included. 

Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2]  

Keep being awesome!
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You got me all wordless here :iconlazycryheartplz: ?

(I've been reading your comments on previous uploads too and I feel like a d*ck not having replied to them, there's been stuff going on that prevented me to but know I see you : x )

Just, seriously thank you very much for all you said in previous comments and this one. It's really motivating and I am glad to heart some people noticed I went less 'bold' with my lines and use less in-your-face dark shading xD I noticed that if I want to mix that realistic 'fantasy' like artwork look with the more stylized stuff I've done in past years, I might want to try to get more subtle with some stuff. It somehow makes it easier to make the background and character blend in better with each other as well I noticed xD I'm happy to seeing feedback that it does work like I want it to ;u;!! I have been experimenting too with very thin lineart and painted shading. It still looks weird but I am practising to make it look good haha. Just so happy to see people dig it for now xD

Also purple and orange combos is life <3...

I noticed I am not cut out for dealing with haters online : ^ ) I don't like disabling stuff but I just wanted to enjoy uploading and have no stuff on my mind or bothering me during my vacation especially xD I notice many new watchers are not in it for the art but for the lolz and to 'f*ck around', not really my type of people >_>

ANYWAY,

Thank you so much again for the compliments! All past and this one ;u; ! 
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:iconmorsthemoondancer:
MorstheMoonDancer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Don’t worry, man! Feedback is important! Also, don’t worry about the unreplied comments, I know you are busy.

Those new watchers will learn to appreciate the art they see eventually. They’re just bored kids.

I really hope you enjoy your vacation and stuff. I take it really need it!

(Also, thanks for the reply!)
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Star-Waffle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yessssss this is BEAUTIFUL!! I will NEVER get enough of your art, your shading and your ability to render is just amazing, I am extremely jealous of your skills, especially that anatomy I'm just staring at those paws like ABSENCE OF MIND. 
Man the use of color
ALL OF IT
1000% great job Autlaw :heart: 
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you (*´▽`*)!
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Dragonluvr1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so dynamic! He really looks like good too, I love it
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XioFae Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't usually like to comment when viewing the artwork of others, because I am extremely unsociable for some reason. Let's not elaborate on the details on that one.


However, this is by far one of my favorite pieces by you like aaahhh its so fucking beautiful ;-;.  The change in hues across the entire piece blends so smoothly, and just gives it a nice effect. Almost as if your transitioning from time/space itself. The artwork is very telling, and Shinri just looks godly in this. Your artwork in general is very rich in detail, and has a lot of story to them. To me that takes a lot of skill, and I admire that. I hope to achieve that one day. Heart 

Just the detail in this one is like... oof, v e r y  n i c e  Full Moon Smiling Emoji Ok Hand Emoji 
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah same here though ;u; I hardly ever comment for same reasons too, I usually fave-and-run x,D... 

It means a lot you felt like stopping by to comment with kind words, even more since you say you don't comment often <3 I'm happy you like the piece and that his more divine side comes accross here ;u; I've been wanting to try to draw something like this for a while but never got the right mood down on paper XD

Thank you so much again c: !
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SuperSwitz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Shinri looks so majestic here. :heart:
Also thank you for posting a speedpaint video of this, watching talented people draw is mesmerizing.
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Ninxeas Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The change of hues in this looks really great!
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ZergLurkerZelure Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fucking amazing
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Kairyos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god the effects
i love the background
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