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U001 - Diamonds are a Dragon's Best Friend

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Published: September 10, 2017
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Marvel the Unidrak Mascot 8D

I want you to know, I'm so freaking scared of uploading my own designs. I have six more unidrak designs right now (all drawn pretty recently) as well as a ton of sketches/designs I need to rebase, but I'm really afraid people won't like them. I'm so pessimistic all the time someone help me but I didn't create this world and all those species for creating's sake. I want to share 'em with others, but at the same time, I'm terrified for no reason at all.
I've seen many species on different levels of creativity/art skills and a lot of them do surprisingly well, so I think my biggest problem is the fact, that I'm setting too high standards for my own work. Instead of sharing what I've got so far, I'm constantly trying to improve everything "off-screen" and I simply cannot meet my own expectations. Playing aRPG game done by someone else made me realize, that with this kind of attitude, I'm going nowhere. The point is - I need to start uploading my designs again, or I'll never really improve my skills. And designing (both - character and story/event) was something I loved since I was a child, so I don't want to throw it out the window.

Enough grumbling. Meet Marvel. He's a new group mascot for UnidrakPalace. He was abandoned by his denkeeper (that's how Drakonians that's a general name for all civilized species of Sakhengell call those who take care of the young), then found and raised by Mavellius, the God of Creation. He lives in Crystalgate Palace - the capital palace of Sakhengell. As the group mascot, he'll be a part of multiple group activities, such as quests and Monthly Group Effort (collecting points by group members in order to unlock special events/raffles).

At first, I wasn't sure what to do with this design. I wanted to keep it, but then I decided to draw something different for myself. I didn't want to sell Marvel though, because of his color+diamond theme. My last name means "brilliant" (in a "diamond of brilliant cut" sense) in Polish, so he is kind of like an embodiment of myself as a patron of the group. If that makes sense? I hope it does.

Now, if you are not familiar with the species you might want to read the rest of this wall of text forgive me my broken English


What are unidraks?


Unidraks are a fur dragon species which widely inhabits a set of islands called Sakhengell Archipelago. They're incredibly inteligent creatures capable of creating developed societies in so called "natural palaces" - small domains focused around natural objects turned into residential space (e.g. mountain/rock structure with magically carved rooms, giant tree with platforms etc.). Together with three more species, they form a social class called "primes" or "prime races" (species that can do all activities on their own, i.e. without help of other species).

Their unique ability called "swift" allows them to run, fly or swim long distances with over 100 km/h speed, as well as helps them to survive harsh conditions of enviroment, such as air/water pressure, extreme cold, heat of a volcanic area etc. It is said that a pefrect combination of those three affinities, also known as "triffinity" can create an unique type of magic.

Unidraks, alongside "vibe beasts" (general name for three species - makrami, marami and amini) are the only creatures capable of speaking in a vibe language - method of communication which uses specific kind of vibration waves produced by vibe generator on dragon's back, the meaning of which is then "read" by long vibe sensors placed on both sides of dragons head. As a civilized species, unidraks have a specific vibe etiquette which applies in palace areas in order to prevent chaos and miscommunication among society. The vibe etiquette is necessary due to nature of vibe language, which works on longer distances and can be readable to any dragon and vibe beast nearby if used recklessly. Its emotional tone can also be used to mild control others, so vibe language is strictly forbidden during important meetings.



Design details


ID: U001
Design's name: Diamonds are a Dragon's Best Friend
Affinity: sky
Type: neutral
Swift: glass (common)
Uncommon: -
Rare: -
Unique: diamond shaped vibe sensor tips
Mutation: -
Owner: UnidrakPalace



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Unidraks are closed species by ShiroTheWhiteWolf
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JamieLynWeigt's avatar
Hi Shiro!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work in a post called April Birthstone Dragons - Diamond - by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love this design, and your plushies are great too!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the great work!
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BlacksmithFoxHobbyist Digital Artist
[ITEM] Shadow Candy by ShiroTheWhiteWolf You can't handle my sweetnes!
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nscmseiyaryuHobbyist General Artist
Claim again. ^_^
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nscmseiyaryuHobbyist General Artist
How were you afraid to post this, he's amazing! Couldn't have thought of a better mascot for the group, he looks so regal. Fluffy and soft too. X3

So happy that you're posting your designs. Can't wait to see all the others. 
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ShiroTheWhiteWolfProfessional General Artist
That's just me and my lack of self-confidence. I knew those designs aren't bad, yet I'm still kinda shocked, because they got more attention than I expected... xD Usually people tend to ignore new stuff, because that's not why they added you to their watch list in the first place, so the fact that they didn't ignore my design is really motivating.
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nscmseiyaryuHobbyist General Artist
Hey, they'll be some people that watch for you kickass plush work, I did. Then you break out all these awesome creatures and art so that's like a bonus in my book! If you got the skills and passion for it, then go all out! 
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VeskasaHobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! I look forward to seeing more because this really is absolutely stunning work.
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ShiroTheWhiteWolfProfessional General Artist
Thank you! They are still kinda work in progress, but I'm really excited to show some designs I've made so far.
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Rain-etteHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hella want!!
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ShiroTheWhiteWolfProfessional General Artist
Eeee ;v;
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BlacksmithFoxHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah at least~ Marvel is so marvelous! 
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ShiroTheWhiteWolfProfessional General Artist
He's more marvelous than all Marvel comics at once xD
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Super awesome design!
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ShiroTheWhiteWolfProfessional General Artist
Thanks!
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LzbloopHobbyist General Artist
omg, they're absolutely stunning ; u ;
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ShiroTheWhiteWolfProfessional General Artist
Thank you! ;v;
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