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Linework of a kirin that I decided to finish for myself. I tried to push my limits and *try* to do scales. I know that there's many small mistakes and that they aren't even, but I am satisfied with the result.

Also, pencilwork on the face shows the markings that I may want to paint on if I decide to color this baby.


any minor critiques on scales is appreciated.
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Talani-KasaHobbyist General Artist
Honestly I do not notice the mistakes you are talking about. What I see is a ridiculously gorgeous lineart of a Kirin in motion. The way you drew this, with the mane and tail flying back, neck stretched forward, truly gives a perfect impression of this beautiful creature bolting across the land with speed and grace <3 

I love the scales, everything about the scales, as I too struggle drawing them as well and I think you did a fabulous job at it! And the detail in the hair fluff is amazing ;_; 

I struggle all the time doing lineart. Does not help that I do not have the proper tools, hope to change that soon. Really amazing work. Lots of admiration for how wonderful this turned out! Do more! <3
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samurai-jirafuHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice sense of motion!
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Magnifique travail :D
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PhobicAlbinoHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! If you hadn't mentioned the scales, I wouldn't have known. 
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moonspirit18Hobbyist Artist
The scales are beautiful, and I love that they aren't that same size or shape, it adds depth and character.
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NotXRAY0128Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great. Awesome job on the pose
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Thank you very much! :D
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Great movement!
It's a beautiful drawing
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Thanks~ :3
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Beautiful work! I like your detailing! =D
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Thank you very much!
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TsimmuHobbyist General Artist
The unevenness adds to the natural look.
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Thank you. I'm glad it works out. I tend to fret a lot about how imperfect every detail looks. ^^;
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kaijaeStudent General Artist
I love the sense of speed in this, the flowing mane and tail look amazing! So does the design of the kirin itself (especially the shoulder and tail scales.)
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TY! :) It was something that I wanted to have fun with.
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UbastyyatHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, gorgeous.
pffft I love the scales.
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<3333 :huggle: Thank you! :D
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FranciSkellingtonHobbyist Traditional Artist
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Thank you :)
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PythosartHobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! It's so nice to see you uploading again.
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Danke! I'm trying to get back into submitting more frequently. There are several projects lined up in my queue, the first of which is owed art.
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Here is your 'minor critique on scales'! ;)
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Well, the main thing I notice on the scales
*gives up on trying to describe with words*
I'll just highlight what I found to be wrong/annoying if just to me on top of it and comment a link here.
>> I just think it'll be much more clear that way.
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