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Silkara Refsheet by rah-bop Silkara Refsheet by rah-bop
Commission for *SilkenWinds
art © ~rah-bop

The tiny human silhouette in the top right corner is a brush by ~s3vendays.

DO NOT COPY, EDIT, OR REDISTRIBUTE THIS IMAGE IN ANY WAY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. This ref sheet is for the exclusive use of *SilkenWinds, and you may NOT use this character or this image for ANY reason.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You know it's funny, I finally get around to seeing your own page and what's the first thing I notice? A rather chucky, well-rounded and flightless picture of your namesake as the featured deviation. Mind you, you ARE a talented artist, but you want to talk about "giant cow with massive flank"? Your dragon , especially without wings, looks EXACTLY like that.
(Sorry for the late response.)
I'm still waiting for you to send an apology to Rah. She's still a far more advanced artist than you anyday, and you could stand to learn things from her, rather than criticize. Me? No, I don't draw, I admit I have no talent in that department. But I do know good art when I see it.
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Skywalker91 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Although I usually don't like dragons with feathers, this was very, very beautiful. My first thought when I saw her was "Vervada" (Saphiras mother, for those who don't know). Very well done.
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Dragonmistral Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Oh my goodness, Silkara looks absolutely beautiful! I actually goosebumped when I saw her wingspan - those feathers are GORGEOUS!

Excellent work as always, Rah...your dA gallery is always a treat to browse! ^^
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:iconagent12:
Agent12 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Beautiful! The coloring is amazing!
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sheapuppydog Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Ah. /Base/ of the tail. I missed that. Dunno what I was thinking. So sorry. I wasn't insulting or anything. Just a question. Stupid on my part. It is a beautiful piece of work, to be sure. x3
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:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, no problem. XD and thanks.
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:iconelen89:
elen89 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
love the feathers :D
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sheapuppydog Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Hm hm.. Beautiful. Only, the sheet says that the spines start big at the head and gradually get smaller until the base of the tail. I only see the spines going to the middle of her back in the side view. There are none going down to her tail. Are they like tiny little spur thorns?
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rah-bop Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No, the spines go only to the base of the tail (i.e. the top/back of the hips) rather than the tip of the tail. They eventually become really tiny, like little bumps, but because the way the wings are folded (or unfolded) they disappear behind the feathers in the side views. If you look hard you can see how they are in the view from above.
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:iconiellos:
iellos Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love violet dragons... my char was violet too in the beginning. Beautiful anatomy, lovely and dragonlike!
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:iconblueeyedpython:
blueeyedpython Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your ref sheets are amazing, the body conformation, face muscles, the wings are flawless
everything is gorgeous!!!
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:iconhorsehuggingdragon:
Horsehuggingdragon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
o0wow *pets* :faint:
absolutely gorgeous ^^ amazing detail!!
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:iconvoln:
voln Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Beauty-ful!
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:iconsejuay:
Sejuay Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well now, thar's a gorgeous dragon. :D
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:iconlakita-lover:
Lakita-lover Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
She's so beautiful!! Can I keep her?!
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:icondragonmists:
DragonMists Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Thats such a gorgeous dragon! You did very well!
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:iconneabulae:
Neabulae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oooh! this looks great! i love your dragon art c:

the wings look great and i love the anatomy of the dragon, espicially the legs C:
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:iconoxipie:
Oxipie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
could u do a ref sheet for me?
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:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If you feel like commissioning me, sure!
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:iconoxipie:
Oxipie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
could we do a trade? i could try and do one of urs and u draw mine? i cant sdo commissions
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:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really sorry. I just have too much on my plate right now to do trades. :(
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:iconswirlything:
Swirlything Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
That is a really beautiful dragon. Love your ref sheets ^_^
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:iconalcira:
Alcira Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Remember me on Saphira from Eragon ^^
Very nice design! I love it!
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:iconendsdawn:
endsdawn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
An excellent reference sheet with beautiful art. Nice work.
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Nicely done dragon!
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:iconladyangelwings:
LadyAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome job :D
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:iconcheesefreeak:
cheesefreeak Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
awesome work, the colors are very good.
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:iconfirechant:
firechant Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Oh, my god. She's so PRETTY! *dies* Those wings are AWESOME.
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:iconjakkaru-okami:
Jakkaru-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Pretty :D ^.^ My birthstone is Amethyst lol
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:iconzithedragon:
ZItheDRAGON Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the design is awsome ^.=.^

all i can say now is that i like it >.=.>;;;;
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:iconsoldiertoger:
SoldierToger Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist
Wow, I love those feathers/wings. Very nice, clean concept, not too complex, everything seems to flow:nod:
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:icondiamondlust:
diamondLust Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
I jusat love your dragons! :D :D
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:iconvalyen-fluff:
Valyen-Fluff Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
very purple; very pretty
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:iconmysticgaia:
MysticGaia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
wow great job on the wings! love the feather details! ^-^
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:iconakulatraxas:
Akulatraxas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Oha, Saphira xD

Its Awesome - as always
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:iconzhakrisstol:
ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's an amazing ref sheet, she looks gorgeous there.
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:icontomecko:
Tomecko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I adore feathered dragons.
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:iconhyruleunicorn:
HyruleUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my dear holy goodness your character sheets are amazing 80 i can't get over them and this one is absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconchocokittycatfanatic:
I love this! Cookies for you!
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:icontkalamity:
tkalamity Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
I love it when you give a human reference for height.. it helps my imagination. :P

Neat character~
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice love the detail. Silkara looks very similar to Saphira from Eragon. Is this intended? Still very well done!
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rah-bop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The commissioner said that the size and some of the proportions were similar to Saphira, it's just coincidental. This dragon is not based on Saphira at all (and I can vouch for it. This dragon has been around way before Eragon. ;))
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
very cool :)
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:iconisdrake:
Isdrake Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008   Digital Artist
I don't think she looks anything like Saphira. At least not the real one in the book. :)
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:iconcreature-cave:
Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008   Artisan Crafter
This is so pretty! I really like the designs and everything, (though, I know this isn't your dragon)
Keep it up!
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CanuckZD Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Beautiful dragon! I love the attention to detail, the colour, and the concept!
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:iconsychoblu:
sychoblu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I love how you do ref sheets T_T they're always so pretty. How much do you charge for them?
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:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I charge around $75+ USD, but it depends on the complexity of the character.
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:iconsychoblu:
sychoblu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's too much for poor old me xD Oh well I'll just continue to admire the refs others get then :3 Thanks!
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:iconisdrake:
Isdrake Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008   Digital Artist
Stunning.
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