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Nite Ref v.3.0 by niteclaw Nite Ref v.3.0 by niteclaw
yay my first ref! (and it looks like it too OTL)

here's a better pic for colours : [link]
Tail now has a fan instead of spade, as seen here: [link]
Head has changed! (body is the same): [link]
Horns are optional, shown without on the new head design
New head w/ colour: [link]
(not very accurate, mostly just messing around but I think it's purdy c:)

Thar be my character/oc/fursona(?) Nite. These are the bare basics of her, but enough for reference, because that's what a ref sheet's for, yes? I might add some more stuff to it later.

Minior tweaks: Wing arequite a bit on the small side and should be much larger, She has a long forked tounge like a snake, and teeth and tounge are black :3 ( [link] Image of open mouth for teeth and tounge)

PLEASE CRITIQUE: colour scheme and anatomy :3 I really want a complete and eye pleasing chracter
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:iconkaoticnytro:
KaoticNytro Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wow!!!


This is fantastic artwork!!
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
u didn't actually draw that it's too awesome!
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I drew the dragon on two separate pieces of paper =n= the tail was too long so I had to stick the tail on the end DX
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
i hate when i make a dragon too long cuz i end up curving the tail im too lazy to add a paper
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Lacryel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Scratch that not drawing dragons thing. I've drawn wyverns a lot recently. But they're... slightly different??
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Lacryel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I shall indulge you in a critique since you asked!

I don't see why one would complain about the red/black/white color scheme other than the fact that it's the most commonly used one for an epic looking character. But you gave it a unique pattern and tiny details that make the dragon yours. There's also the fact that you didn't overdo it with too many patterns, so color scheme is a +1, as is the originality.

The only thing that really bothers me in this image is that the only parts of the body that has muscle are the wings. Which can be understandable: Dragon flies with wings, wings would be the muscular part of the body to take it off the ground. But the fact that the rest of it reads as flat makes it....off. I've considered the fact that it's a reference sheet, or that the colors might've faded the detail out, but the fact that it -appears- that you finely detailed the muscles on one part of the dragon and didn't on the rest of it is slightly agitating to me. It makes the wings seem massive, and the body seem slim to the point of anorexia. So my suggestion would to be to thin out the wings or buff up the body. ;u;
On a similar note, I'm assuming that the wings are more to the detail of the white-fade-to-black as shown on the ventral side display? Or is it solid black on the Dorsal view? Genuine question, not claiming mistake here. :V

I haven't really drawn a dragon in... forever, and I'm certainly not claiming to be the best or even better by posting this critique (It really is lovely. ;u;)
But I look at a lot of `Exileden , *beastofoblivion , and =Shinerai 's works. And your style DOES remind me quite a bit of Shinerai. So I kinda sorta not really have an idea on how dragon anatomy -should- be... But, if you haven't already, look at examples of anatomy from them since I might not be able to be fully accurate, and am subject to questions of OCD. I think those three as references / inspiration can really help you skyrocket. Even if you're already close to there. ^^
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I see what you mean, I do need to work on defining muscle, she does look a bit on the whimpy side right now.

I haven't heard of exileden and beastofoblivion before, but Shinerai is my all time hero and I absolutly adore her work (She just actually posted a pic of my character from a trade, [link] so awesome!!!)
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Lacryel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Exileden was who originally gave me the idea to get serious about creatures, BeastofOblivion kind of showed me that you don't really need to limit yourself with what's already out there... so many details... xD You should check them out. :>

And I saw that after I saw this, which provided a few laughs~
I'm jealous. Shinerai is just... the arts... so pretty.
When I get the money, 150 dollars of mine is going into one of those commissions....
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I really want to commission Shinerai for one of those full body colour pictures, so cool!
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:iconlacryel:
Lacryel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@n@ I still need to figure out paypal, though... haha... =u=
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RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
FJDK:FJDSKjskl ;jfklJFkld;s SOOOO EPIC
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay thank you :D
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RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
not a problem! <333 I wish I had your skill
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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Zanziabar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh gawd shes so pretty, i love the mixture colors and sudden change in design! is so awesome!
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :3
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Zanziabar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your so welcome!
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darkdragon770 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome dragon ^^
i really like the colours and the details
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks (:
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darkdragon770 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome :)
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :3
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Araless Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice dragon, I like the horns a lot and the head shape^^
Since you've asked for critique I'd like to point out a few things about the anatomy. :)
The neck is thicker than the body, that should be the other way around. Since the head is quite big and also the horns, the body needs to be stronger to carry the weight.
Something I see very often these days are these incredible long hind legs. I don't know why people are drawing them like that but I guess it's because of a specific popular artist, who's dragon has the same long legs. It is totally ok if you like them! I'm just not a fan of it because it doesn't make much sense anatomy-wise. Your dragon wouldn't be able to run but to hop around instead. You already mentioned that the wings are too small, so I won't say anything about that ^^

Giving critique about the color scheme is a bit difficult because it mostly depends on personal taste. But I think it turned out great, the colors are not eye-blinding sparkly and bright and they are blending together very well. I like the markings on the leg, they are quite unique and also the black wing arm's. :)
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I see what you mean about the anantomy though, I just need to work on breaking bad habits OTL. And I'm not sure where the long legs came from but you're right, must be some subconcious thing from another artist. Thanks for the feedback, it really does help :3
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Araless Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very welcome! :hug:
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Irken--ski Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats AMAZING!! I love the design :3
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you~
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Irken--ski Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
anytime :3
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s-mores Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I like the wing design~
Would the spade be enough for adequate steering, though?
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm... probably not. I've messed around with her tail a lot but never settled on a design, I should probably implement a more advantageaous tail appendage though :3
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AlmondFeather Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely horns :excited:
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :3
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:iconlisuje:
lisuje Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She est pretty.~<3
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know what. You est pretty
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:iconlisuje:
lisuje Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what? Puppies.
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well now. Ponies.
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:iconlisuje:
lisuje Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MySpace.com

KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-mind blown-
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:iconlisuje:
lisuje Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3
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Lycandra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing design *0*
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:iconniteclaw:
niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you (:
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newt7111 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student
I love her design! The chest spikes are super cool but I don't suppose she'd be stabbing anyone with them though? How big is she too?
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I don't imagine it would make a very good weapon, just makes it akward to lie down XD

Andddd.... I'd say she's about 5ft at the shoulder :3
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newt7111 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student
(Hugs of death) haha so she can fit inside usually.
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
might be a bit cramped but sure :D She has the whole shapeshifting thing, so would prob change into something smaller to go inside
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aquashiram14 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Please include in the description specifically what you would like to be critiqued so we admins can give a more useful critique :) Thank you!
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh okay sorry I'll fix that
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Moekie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OC/Dragonsona, that's how you can call her:meow:
She is a dragon right?
Lovely dragon! Beautiful colours:la:
I like the chest very much:B
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dagonsona? haven't heard that one before, coolio :3

and yes a dragon, thank you~
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