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Sardiryx Reference Sheet 2014 by Skysealer Sardiryx Reference Sheet 2014 by Skysealer
An early start to the new year with a brand new Sardiryx reference sheet!
Thanks for looking! :>

Sardiryx | Lesser Aeryx species :iconskysealer:
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
It's so bootiful
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Rhavkoress Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your reference sheets are just so amazing.

Do you have any tips for making a good reference sheet?
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Likopinina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Wow, that's a unique creature! I like her so much! Reminds me microraptor a bit ^-^
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DuskyTops Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Dragon ;v;! 
i heard you are really good at swallow wings, am i right? could you maybe give me some friendly advice?
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at actual photograph references of swallow feathers and wings. It's the single best representation to learn from because it's.. Straight from the bird. :p
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DuskyTops Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but i suck at referencing from photos ;w;
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only because you're saying that.

So you'd rather not learn from life? Learn for yourself? It's the best teacher.

Referencing other artists will only teach you the errors of their ways, the 'how' they do it and not the 'why'. You'd pick up on my anatomical mistakes and it is the wrong way to go about things when photographic references are completely available and abundant.

You're not going to improve overnight so why not do yourself a favor and take the time required to learn? Be patient, be observant. Don't fall into the pitfall trap that is merely copying others. Expand your knowledge sets and you'll be a better artist for it.
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DuskyTops Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, well thank you for the advice at least c:
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TechShiftZeiro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful 
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:iconwhitezunder:
WhiteZunder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow is soo fantastic! I love it :D
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad! :>
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WhiteZunder Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome! Awesome desing is soo fantastic :D
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chrissyh2015 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is fantastic!
I very like the design.
Amazing! :D
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mrsuperdiamond Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if shes a female is there a male version ?
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, as that's not how her species 'works'. :)

Every Aeryx looks completely, and sometimes radically, different from each other; no two Aeryx look alike because of the amount of aether in their blood causing their genetics to be rather chaotic. They still revolve around a generalized bodily template for the overall species, but Sardiryx is the only one that looks the way she does.
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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I just love how alien and dinosaur like your creatures are! I just wanna pet her, she is adorable!!! 
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awh, thank you very much again! I'm sure she wouldn't mind the pets and attention C:
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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
CX
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TheBlazer2048 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Wow, that's a fantastic ref! Major props to you :)

By the way, is there any way to view her older sheets? It would be interesting to see how she evolved over time.
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm, all of her previous references are in storage but I do have plans to one day redraw all of her various versions side by side along with all the wacky height differences she underwent! (She shrunk so much, haha)
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant ref sheet, it's very well organized, there's a bunch of info and still it's easy to read. Your Sardiryx is so magnificent and lovely, the way You made her shows all the effort You put into this character. And it's good to know that such creatures exist.
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Tara05 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
She's gorgeous! :O
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Skysealer Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bla. I dont think Ive even commented on this yet XD Oh lazy Sez!
Awh, she is such a handsome birdie <3 My favourite features of her were always her microraptor-like feathered feet and her feathered arms ^^ So I'm glad you kept these features. I am liking the more realistic anatomy of the legs now rather than those traditionally very long biped-dragon ones everyone always seems to draw raptors with XD And her new comb, is adorable <3
Smaller sheet! Much easier to read too ;D love it!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh thank you, Sez! Always happy to read your comments!
I agree about her feet and arms -- they're there to stay permanently, Sardi definitely wouldn't feel right without them. Microraptor all the way! c:
And as much as I love long, elegant legs on bipedal dragons because of their avian quality they just don't work on Sardi, but I love seeing them on others' dragons! Sardi's more of a pocket-rocket with those muscled haunches of hers. I wanted to portray her as being more grounded since she's often scavenging on the ground when she's not in the sky and really needs the get-up-and-go when a venator comes a-knockin'. So.. shorter legs and big thighs. c:
Sardi's a bit clumsy when it comes from jumping from limb to limb in the trees anyway. As for comb - she doesn't have a comb (flesh) she has crests (hard keratin) and they're the same as the last ref, I just took her horns away! c:
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting to see how Sardi has changed over the last four or so years that I've been watching you, if I remember correctly didn't she used to have membrane wings? XD she used to remind me much more of a dragon than a bird/raptor, I like how she has evolved into a sleek elegant looking creature, more like a theropod :)
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She did have membranous wings in the past! It wasn't until 2009 when I switched over to the floof-side. c:
She was also super huge when she first came to be, and a quadruped! Every new rendition of her shaved her size down by a lot. Sardi is set to stay forever at 5'3" now. :n

I definitely prefer this tangent she's trodden design-wise.
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Kodelaine Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore how realistic and well though out she is, this is really incredible :'D
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so very much, that means a lot to me! C:
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9blueTurtles Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I love this so much!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad!
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Unialien Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful creature! :love: I love your creature! :D Nice! :D
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Unialien Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your truly very welcome! :love:
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Dawnther Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Cool Ref Sheet, Highly detailed
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmmmm, I love it when people apply realistic anatomy/physics, etc. into creature design. Those protowings!!!! I also love that, despite how much Sardi has changed, I still recognize her immediately. :)
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks Pallanoph! It means a lot to hear that from you C:
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IHave2Dream Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the little details on this!  All those feathers....!  O.o
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Prototype-LQ Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Very detail ref.Cool!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Nebquerna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your refs always amazed me, all those details!
Sardiryx is a pretty interesting character as well!
I didn't know that a society existed amoung the Sartian and it makes thing more interesting, I would like to know more!
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I posted about the Sartuk once on my tumblr, I'll dig it up. It's a very small tidbit of information, but I plan to share more information about them soon. :>
They see Sardiryx as one of their own since she was raised up in their society, I think it neat how they incorporate the Aeryx (and lesser Aeryx in Sardi's case) into their civilization.

Here it is!
thebluefloof.tumblr.com/post/5…
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Nebquerna Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't saw it... Wow, that look really great!
Hum, I already asked someone about that but, how do you feel about your headworld?
I mean, when I'm tying to build it, I'm always afraid that if I put something, I'll not be able to do other thing. Feel like adding things will forced me to give up on others. Do you feel like that?
Do you feel like it's easy to build, you already have the main ideas, or do you just build little by little over the time?
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel it's easy to build because I'm not actively building it... it just comes to me. I'll have little 'day dreams' that seem more like intense flashbacks or I'll have rather vivid dreams of an individual, an event, so on and so forth. These are all fairly common throughout the week, too. It's rare I go without a week of at least one vivid dream. So overall, I 'build' little by little over time as these beings come to me and introduce themselves, sharing their knowledge along the way. :>
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Inkwaber Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I have no words. Everybody already said everything I had to say. I love raptors. I love dragons. I love wings. I love feathers. I love tropical animals. I love the color purple. I love simple originality. This is everything that I love, all in one piece of art. I need to thank you for making Sardiryx with your incredibly detailed and unfathomable imagination. ^_^ 
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, thank you very much for that read! It's a certain delight knowing people really enjoy a character, thank you for that. :>
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DarkDragon774 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thooooosssssse wiiinnnggggsssssssss... :faint:

amazing. Simply. Amazing!
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Dark-Dragon-13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Beautiful Ref Sheet, Love the detail
;-)
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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