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Lord Hydra Reference Sheet by Skysealer Lord Hydra Reference Sheet by Skysealer
Originally posted as a b/w reference sheet but I decided to color it! Lord Hydra ref sheet commission for *AshasCadence!

Funny thing, I kept wanting to type "Lord Hood" instead of "Hydra". Halo on the brain lols

I just love how the reference came out for a character of this particular make. Those color patterns! :heart:
Tumblr WIPs: [link] and [link]

Lord Hydra | Nagendra :iconashascadence:
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
So...what's this handsome devil's take on us humans?
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd have to ask AshasCadence for an answer to that question. ^^
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard my name o_o
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kekeke, someone in this comment chain had a question about Lord Hydra, so I summoned ye! :D
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Done and done. ;)
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
Hail Hydra
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:iconagathaumas:
Agathaumas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Awesome! 
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:iconihave2dream:
IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This guy is just awesome!  I totally love his design!
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:icondutchspacelover:
DutchSpaceLover Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Love this! I want to give him a high five! Meow :3
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:iconanarchpeace:
Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just... have always wanted to see what a Crys reference from you would be like. I just... I just... oh god. I need one so badly. It would make my life complete! perhaps when I sell a mask, and you're open of course! oh god. It would just... FKSNSLFKDNFL
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:iconcybersuzy:
cybersuzy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very impressive creature. I want it as a pet ! Does it do hugs ?
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:iconthe-emerald-dragon:
The-Emerald-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, I love reading your descriptions to your ref pages =D. It's so detailed it's like reading a new story each time you upload one ^^.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah the text isn't mine, nor is the character! I was commissioned to make this reference sheet and edit the text in so it would fit, nothing more! I'm sure my client would be happy to hear that you enjoyed the text though. C:
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:iconthe-emerald-dragon:
The-Emerald-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I do very much agree^^. It fits very nicely with the beautiful imagery =D.
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're refs always look so neat and clean. I'm wondering, how do you the the lineart? By hand, or maybe pen tool in photoshop or you use some other trick? Because even if I do one on big sized canvas and resize it later it still looks kind of messy.

And the ref is as amazing as always ^^ The second pic on the bottom is the best. Hands gestures are quite expressive ^^
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No pen tool and no traditional media is used, I ink the entire image by hand with the tablet pen. :>
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? You must be more skilled then xD Thanks!
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:iconegreonna:
Egreonna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome patterns! Those double front legs sure look convenient. I love the way you do these reference sheets.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And I agree, what I'd give to have an extra pair of arms and hands.
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:iconspringnightakuma:
SpringnightAkuma Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome Concept ^o^
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:iconlero-zero:
Lero-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! Love the double legs in front. Cool. Coming from the back to the front. Love love it.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconwhitewolf2412:
WhiteWolf2412 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Wow that's really amazing ! =)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconblackk4t304:
Blackk4t304 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how you learned to do all of this... I'm sure you must have heard this many times, but it is truly amazing.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many years of fiddling with Photoshop xD
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:iconblackk4t304:
Blackk4t304 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But something like "Chaos Emporium" I mean, a year ago, i would have thought that it was impossible to draw something of that detail! :wow:
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
holy cow that looks awesome. :D
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! C:
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
welcome :) keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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:icondiamondsnake:
Diamondsnake Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous looking :)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconheilos:
Heilos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh man this guy has some sick colors. I'm all over that caramel with the brown and gold MMMM <333
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MMMM Indeed! <333
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:iconmickiloo97:
mickiloo97 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This character is just...

brilliant.

Pure brilliance.

Not to mention the quality of the art.

Just...

Wow.
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much. He is a character I adore and love in my story. He is like a father I always wanted to have.
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mickiloo97 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'll have to read that story now. :3
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3
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:iconmickiloo97:
mickiloo97 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ And thanks for all the faves.
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! :hug:
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, why thank you!
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Alyssa-Rice Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the color scheme and patterns on this guy. Your refs are always so beautifully organized, great job! Do you have any tips on drawing open mouths? I can never seem to get the jaws to line up correctly and the angle of the inside of the mouth.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Treat mouths like you would treat a three dimensional triangle like so: [link]
Keep the jaws aligned to the proper angles and you can't go wrong!
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Alyssa-Rice Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo I will experiment with that, thank you
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faints:

Wow just wow sky. You are making me cry with this amazing piece. I can't thank you enough for this. I mean just wow.

That could be a funny nickname. Lord Hood. Now I'm picturing him in Halo armor or just some weird gangsta cap. XDD

But wow just thank you so much. I was itching to get home after work and see if you finished it and wow you've just made things more awesome for my day. I literally can't believe you did this for me. Thank you so much. I love your work and you are an inspiration and great help. :hug:

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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for letting me color this! I'm really happy with this ref, I think it's one of my best yet. :D
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh really? Wow that just makes me feel flattered. If you would like I can make you a custom nagendra for you for coloring this!

How do you make such clean lines if I may ask? I always end up making thick lines. Sometimes uneven, but is there a trick? Is it the tablet? I have a bamboo board I don't know if that's the reason or not, but how do you do it?
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that isn't necessary, but thank you so much for the offer! C:
I have my tablet preferences (a Wacom Intuos3) set almost to 100% 'firm' and personally work with a small 5px hard brush on a large canvas to get my lines. That's really all there is to it with my line work, just work with settings that you feel comfortable with!
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:iconashascadence:
AshasCadence Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah okay. I'll see about my tablet settings then and test that out or fiddle with it some more until it feels right. Thank you! :hug:
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