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Rayeir Reference Sheet by Skysealer Rayeir Reference Sheet by Skysealer
Reference sheet commission for *Foxchibi of Rayeir! I had immense fun while working on this, and I hope it shows. :D
Text was written by *Foxchibi with a few edits by moi, and the lovely human!Rayeir silhouette and the array were also done by *Foxchibi with a few slight tweaks (color) by me. :>

Originally finished 20120414 but waited to post it today, Monday, for the start of my work week. And before anyone asks, yes, there are many influences of Reign of Fire wyverns in this design. c:

I posted a wip of this ref in its earliest stages to my tumblr a while ago too! [link]

A special note:If you have been commissioned by *Foxchibi in the past of her personal world and characters, please do not post those works unless it was agreed upon in the original commission contract that the commissioned piece was available for public viewing. Thank you for understanding!

Rayeir © :iconfoxchibi:
Image © :iconskysealer:
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:iconbinglyben:
binglyben Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
The WIP is GORGEOUS!

If I were willing to pay, would you be willing to send me the high-res version of the WIP? 
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
WIP? What WIP? What is posted here is a finished product. :v

(Also, no one except the commissioner will receive the full size version)
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:iconbinglyben:
binglyben Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Yes, but in the image details you linked to the WIP on your tumblr! :)

www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

I'm mostly interested in lineart like the WIP so I could print it out and let some people in a DnD game I'm GMing color it in to represent their own dragons; and since your commissions are closed, I thought that paying for an already-completed WIP version of something might be an ok way to be a patron of your art without taking up any of your time! It was a commission for someone else, though, and I didn't think about how they might feel about that-- and I feel like you're right, since they paid for their own unique thing, no one else should have full-size access. 

:)  Thank you for answering, though, and kudos! Everything you do is stunningly gorgeous. 
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Rgr! I had completely forgotten that I'd linked to the WIP in the description (doh). Thank you for the clarification, and you hit it right on about the commission part -- this character is incredibly personal to the owner and I was lucky that she allowed me to post this reference sheet publicly. I thank you for asking, however! That's a common courtesy that is so overlooked in this day and age in the art world. I hope you find something that works for your game that satisfies all parties involved as well. :>
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:iconbinglyben:
binglyben Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
:3  And thank you for informing me! People being reasonable on the internet, high-five! If you know any artists who are taking commissions that you would recommend, I'd love any pointers! 
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Unfortunately I'm not trackin' anyone currently taking on dragon commissions, but I'm sure you'll be able to find someone willing to undertake the task! Good luck in your search, and no problem. :D
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:iconrandomstufffan:
randomstuffFan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Sweet sail of baby sickehorns, this looks amazing. *o*
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Hehe, thank you very much! :>
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:iconrandomstufffan:
randomstuffFan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
He reminds me a bit of Smaug from those new hobbit movies, don't you think?
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Ray's design here was partly based off of the wyverns from Reign of Fire. c:
But I do see the Smaug resemblence!
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:iconcreepyjoist:
CreepyJoist Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
amazing, completely amazing!
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconheavenlyartiste:
HeavenlyArtiste Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! :D
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Thanks!
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:iconheavenlyartiste:
HeavenlyArtiste Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome. ^^
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:iconsilverokami666:
SilverOkami666 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is this character slightly inspired by mega bloks shadow dragons? x)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Nope, I'm pretty sure he's been around a whole two decades longer than those lol
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:iconbbnnbv1:
bbnnbv1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
how would I go about attaining one of my own dragons? (three to four)
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
In order to have me create a reference sheet of your characters you'd have to commission me. :>
I will be announcing commission openings at a later date via journal posts!
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:iconbbnnbv1:
bbnnbv1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
^.^ Thank you so much for replying like such, I will be watching you so I know first thing when you do open commissions (if that's a thing kinda new XD)
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:iconshiroi--ookami:
Shiroi--Ookami Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Ohhh... so cute *.* I love it so much
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:iconraventheraphosa:
RavenTheraphosa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
holy hell I can only imagine him as a dragonling
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:iconthelistenersbrother:
TheListenersBrother Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Very beautiful and striking.  He's absolutely gorgeous.  Well done.
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconreddragon122100:
reddragon122100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconlazulihusky:
LazuliHusky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy. Oh my.
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:icondragenmau:
dragenmau Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa it looks like goa magara from monster hunter 4!
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:iconmyuniverseinabox:
Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read the whole thing! not just ur drawings are awsome, but the way you wrote was awsome too!
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:icondarklarik:
Darklarik Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Holy fk this is identical to a dragon i thought up off.
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:iconlerdavian:
Lerdavian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I just saw this browsing references and I thought wow. That/it/him/im sorry, would be amazing to ride into battle. Wow. 
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:iconb-0-0-n:
B-0-0-N Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
HE'S GORGEOUS. Oh Noes! 
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:iconsara93leo:
Sara93Leo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous . I have no other words to describe this work. *^*
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IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How could a critter this big even get around?  I'm no biologist or anything, but what little I do know tells me that a size to body ratio like this should render this guy almost immobile.  He'd be as slow as a sauropod,  unless he uses advanced air sacks all over his body to help him move.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
This is where many people fail to take into consideration a few important factors:
1. The planet the character exists on may have a different gravitational pull.

2. The overall physics ruling the realm may present different characteristics (up may be down) as theorized in the multiverse theory in physics. This is the rule where 'magic' is often entertained with.

3. It's fantasy. People forget this all the time.
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IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, that is true too. 

It's embarrassing that sometimes I don't think on things enough, or sometimes too much.  And frankly I forget to even consider physics.  I wonder if I'd really understand it, even.  Science and I are the worst enemies. I'm just so damn literal minded sometimes.  I limit myself too much with rules that are familiar because I don't understand certain things. 
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:iconturpoidnox:
turpoidnox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Reminds me of an active volcano after its eruption!  Really love that purple and red.
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:iconquinnhart:
QuinnHart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
REIGN OF FIRE REFERANCE!
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:iconphonexia:
Phonexia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So scary! : O Well done!
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:iconxxmacoyxx:
xXMacoyXx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
did you make this species?
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:iconmehf:
Mehf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Magnificent.
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:iconanathemaxtc:
AnathemaXTC Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is. Amazing.
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:iconsaphelle:
Saphelle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey tx man, you gave me the inspiration for a wyvern in my story ^^
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:iconyamisabina:
yamisabina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this dragon look like it came from the ´´reign of fire´´ movie
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:icondarktyrannosaur:
DarkTyrannosaur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Magnifique Dragon Noir ! Very Nice !
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
bellissimo
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:iconreynbanker:
Reynbanker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
You are truly inspirational :o All your art, especially your ref's are amazing!
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:iconherrdoktorhans:
HerrdoktorHans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you want and If tou can you can draw my dragon taa'meru and make her ref sheet
Thank you very much
(sorry for my bad english)
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:iconplayretodder:
Playretodder Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is aaammmaaaaazing
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:iconskysealer:
Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thanks!
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