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Sandashan Reference v.1.5 by Sezaii Sandashan Reference v.1.5 by Sezaii
UPDATE: 12/07/17
After sketching this woman down a few times I just got frustrated at her legs which looked too long for digitigrade-type feet, so after visiting the Calgary stampede and seeing the many horses run around trying to buck some idiot off its back I got inspired to re-do this species with undulate anatomy and I'm so happy with the results. Plus it makes them much different from their northern cousins by looking less dragon-like and more reptile-equine.

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BIO:
Daughter of Yaventha, the queen of her Flight, Sandash has a high and responsible place in the ranks. She is the third in command down from her mother and older brother, and also the most infamous of the three. Members of her Flight argue that she is too proud and stubborn to be in any authoritative position, but Sandash is not the kind of personality to listen to anyone from lower ranks. She has however often gotten sections into trouble combat-wise as a result from her arrogance, and takes it very seriously and always tries to heal the situation herself keeping her job safe, for now. She is not on good terms with her mother which many say is the only reason Sandash doesn't get away with complete murder as this would be suicidal for her career. Although disliked as a leader she can be sociable with many of the higher ranking individuals of the flight, and is currently not sure how to take certain courtship advances from a few of the males who find her aloofness irresistible.

Gift:
Sandash has the gift of sandstorm. Originally from the desert regions of the western part of the continent, her preference of habitat is the hot arid sandy dunes, and will use them to her advantage. She has an average strength for this gift, and has some way to master it, however she is still very young and would be expected for her to be at this level. She can whip up sand/dust into mini tornadoes with her wings and also control already existing larger ones to an extent. Sandash wishes she could practice more on her gift but the duty of being a higher rank drains most of her energy and time to do so, so she will have to be patient until she can master it.

Skills:
Putting the dislike for her personality from her Flight aside, she does have some very key skills which any leader should possess. She is extremely focused and goal-orientated, and this makes her hard to beat when it comes to accuracy and reliability. Other foes fear her because of her sturdiness and courage, and although the Flight wouldnt admit it, they would quickly shelter behind her if a battle was commencing, awaiting orders. As much as the foe may fear her for her external portrayal of power, her actual combat skills do not match her ability to talk people down. This is her main strength, the ability to be the 'spokesdragon' of the Flight, and to strike fear into the enemy by her sharp harsh well-spoken words.


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Sigma reference sheet v.6 by Sezaii Rabia reference 2017 by Sezaii Hexus Reference v.1.0 by Sezaii



Oura Razorwings, Sandashan (c) Sezaii
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:iconcheshirebluediamond:
CheshireBlueDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Student General Artist
I love the tail fin design! It looks like I could have been feathers!
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
Thank you!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017
She is absolutely *stunning*! Wonderful work on her :D
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017
Thank you!
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
Extremely beautiful design! I love the colors.
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
Thank you!
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
You're welcome!
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RusCSI Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So now all of 'em except northern have hooves? What do they feed on? Not saying they seem more like herbivorous because of it, just curious.
Sexy legs though :>
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
Yes :) actually they are more vegetarian than the northern ones, they were before hand too though. They can eat meat but it tends to be white meat rather than darker meats. They like eating high sugar content food like fruits etc. Thank you!
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Adalfyre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:iconwinddancer-lor:
Winddancer-Lor Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I came to your gallery and this character thanks to the commission TwilightSaint did for you lately - just needed to say that it's a really beautiful girl you got here! I like this tail, that's something new I've never seen before. It fits her perfectly - just like the whole design and details. Good job!
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Edited Feb 29, 2016
Thank you very much! The design took me about five years so the species, and herself I am rather happy with too x3 However, I think you mean TheBlack-Arrow ;) she is the one who has painted my commission of Sandash :)
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Winddancer-Lor Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, five years? That's a really long period. Nice :)

Yes, I saw it when she answered my comment XD It was a rough day at work yesterday and somehow I was confused. Well, after getting home I just looked round dA and other sides being a bit brain-afk, waiting for the evening meal to get finished and than simply get on couch and chill out.
Sry for that :)
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Joanna1993 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Dragons are Native to Middle East.
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:iconnightwing-kain:
Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
A great sheet and a great Character :D
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Thank you!
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VaylerSilv Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Another really good character.
Really interesting way to move with closed paws.
Also very good colors. Yellow and brown is a good mix.
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Thanks c:
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VaylerSilv Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome, dear.:hug:
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:iconhaveyouseenmysanity:
Haveyouseenmysanity Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
stealthily favorites this art
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Thanks :D
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Maximinus585 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
o-o this is beautiful. I love how you did not only a lovely bio on her species, but you included some of the science behind her! She's quite fantastic!~
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Thank you very much :D
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Maximinus585 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
No problem!~ Also your profile picture is awesome ^^
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so lovely :la: and as You said in the description, majestic.
Loving her color pattern and markings.
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Thanks so much c: She's one of my favs x-x
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^ hehe I can see why :3
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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
this is really cool and really well done, may i ask what she is from though? a book? or a world you created in your stories?
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Thank you c: she is from my story/headworld ^^
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BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Thank you c:
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RusCSI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But Sandash had such funny ear scales ;_;
If the southern razorwings are Oura, what are the northern ones called?
Alsooo the propatagium seems a bit torn on the fullbody, with no scales covering it, yet on the dorsal view it covers the propatagium x_x Which is correct?
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Haha XD they looked kinda silly to me x-x Northern razorwings are just 'Razorwings' because the humans named them first and did not know of any second species, so when they found the Southern ones they named them seperately 'Ouraornis' meaning bird-tailed, but it got shortened to oura later in history (sounds like aura). And yea XD I noticed the mistake yesterday, I'll change it tonight :) I also forgot to add her wing rings!
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Morraey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Lovely and neat reference sheet!
I especially like the wings! Those scales at the fingertips just look like massive claws!
She looks way more badass than before and those horns are awesome!
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Thanks a lot c:
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Heichukar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015   Digital Artist
WOW! amazing character! really beautiful and natural colors. doesnt hurt eyes xD pattern design is quite simple but very pretty and unique <3 Loving it! I also love the name and how it fits ^_^
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Thank you c: Is that sarcasm for her colours burn your eyes? XD
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Heichukar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015   Digital Artist
no problem <3

No it isnt xD i meant i love the colors they dont burn the eyes xD
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely ref. 
I really dig how you've implemented the knuckle walking here c: Is she always walking in a way that makes the lower part of the palm touch the ground or does she go full primate sometime and walk in a digitigrade fashion just with her fingers curled into the knuckle walking position?
And again I love what you did with the wings. And man the consistency in design of the tail in the sideview aswell. Marvelous c:
Only thing that disturbs the whole image a bit is the closeup of the eye. It seems a bit comic-ish and doesn't match the rest of the ref when it comes to level of detail. That makes the image look a bit detached. As if it was slapped in last second. 
Oh btw I love the font you chose for her name. I also love the shape the compact body and her wings create in the top view of the wings.
Amazing work here beb c:
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015
Thanks c: I know but the reference itsself is very rushed and pathetic, I always hurry them and splat out some scrappy shit because I'm too paranoid about my designs not being uploaded soon, but perhaps I'll go back and redo the drawing. She actually walks on the upper side of her phalanges, not the knuckles ^^ primates also do not walk on their knuckles, its just a common misconception :) (you can see that really well here thumb101.shutterstock.com/disp…) Its actually rather painful to walk on the knuckles if you try it that way over just curling your fingers up (this way is like cheating because it is very similar to the anatomy of a paw if you see the bone structure). And yes, she does walk like this most of the time, but if she were to be on soft ground there would be no problem for her to walk on her palms I guess c: thanks so much for your compliments!
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I'm aware about them walking on the phalanges but "knuckle walking" is the common term for this kind of walk :D
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Ok ^^
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PandiiVan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
she is wonderful! i rly like the colors because they aren't that unnatural (: looks great!
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Thanks c:
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :3
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:iconsezaii:
Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Thanks ^^
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem X3
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ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There may be less scales on this species, but that's still one beautifully detailed and complex design. She does look amazing though, I love her colours (they make me think of ice cream for some reason). I'm digging that hand/fore-foot concept, it makes a lot of sense.
Awesome work!
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Thank you c: I wanted them to be different enough, but still have the basic resemblences to a razorwing. And yea the idea with the hands has been with me for ages, I always wanted best of both worlds, running on all fours and sensitive hands XD
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LegendaryMoonWolf2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! :D
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