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Kirin Jin: Ink by pallanoph Kirin Jin: Ink by pallanoph
Floof. :XD:

*clears throat* This rather involved doodle was the product of a few breakroom sessions and late nights. It's Jin, again. But as a kirin once more. :nod: With some superfluous floof. I'm not quite sure what that is all about, in all honesty. Between that and his wind-defying mane, he's got me more than a little confused.

This was an exercise in a few different things, I assure you. For one, I was getting to know my brush pen a little better, as well as the Moleskine sketchbook which has been reserved for more serious minded doodles. :laughing: I tried out a bit of perspective, a dash of depth. It almost works.

However, the Moleskine didn't seem all that keen on accepting the ink in certain areas. I think I'll blame my hands for that... you see, the paper was resisting the ink. As if I don't wash my hands enough. AUGH. But I did my best around these areas, though now I think they resemble printed woodcuts in texture. :D

Jin is sporting more impressive antlers and tusks here, but otherwise he's not changed much. You can find the first sketch of him here: [link] :shrug: You'll find him about in his human form as well, grinning dementedly now and again. I ought to do one of these of Mara, but I should finish serious work first. Sleep would also be good.

And now........ good night. *headdesk*

Comments, questions, critiques, etc. are always welcome. :)
Character and art (C) April Schumacher
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Given 2010-05-29
The suggestor described Kirin Jin: Ink by *pallanoph with such words as "Majestic, crisp, gallant... dynamic", which could not be more pertinent for such a glorious interpretation of the subject matter. ( Suggested by ToxicOxygen and Featured by snowmask )
ViviCastle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
This is driving me crazy! I love it!
samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great kirin!
xxAkatsukiGirl85xx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
itīs a very beautiful picture ^^
jeweledphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my word, sweetheart, it's absolutely gorgeous! I don't even know how to put into words how this makes me feel! Thank you so much for putting good artwork out there for the world to enjoy!
Drakonessa-Tsi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
BloodMerry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
It's the most realistic Kirin that I could have seen.

Ps: I'm curious about that crest in the backround
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats cool. *u*
I love your Version of a Kirin. ^^
Can you draw a Qilin? x3
Arsonette Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I absolutely love this drawing! How can it just be a doodle? I wish I could doodle like this :D I love the face and the dynamic pose especially combined withe boldness of your linework and the scales combined with the fur. Such a dynamic and beautiful creation!
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Awesome work!

and... Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! 8D
SashaWren Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutley gorgeous... I'd love to see a print made of this. :)
dancingintheink Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
He has whipped his head about (to look behind at someone who is running along-side him, or perhaps a threat), mid-leap, causing his mane to flick outward and you just so happened to catch that moment... yeah :D

Lol this is stunning!
RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I am astonished with the mysterious beauty of this beast! :)
hibbary Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
This might be my fav. piece of art on DA. I seem to keep coming back to it.
pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My goodness! :blushes: Thanks so much! (I need to get back into drawing this character... he has another form I need to post here. :D)
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
LazyNekoNyaNya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pure lol! :rofl: good job :)
KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The scale detail in this is fantastic! You can see where and how each overlaps and it flows correctly with equine anatomy. Lovely job - nice detail with the teeth jutting out~
Work-Of-Dragons Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D beautiful.
HouseofChimeras Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wow. Amazing work. Love the details and shading.
SimplyFantasy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
beautifully done. Absolutely love it.
FlameYinYang Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I've never actually seen a detailed drawing of a Kirin. This is a nice introduction to the species. Great work.
Harukahitoriki Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Huh. I always picture kirins as more streamline with less fur, canine and more scales. At least, that's more like I've heard them described. Then again, they are so widely and differently portrayed in tales or paintings... Anyway, your drawing? sketch? is absolutely gorgeous.
Ains42 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
this is AMAZING! I love it! very good job! :D
Adreanna Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I'd never heard of a Kirin before today, and was pointed at this picture as an example of one. I'm glad. It's a cool looking creature and a really beautiful drawing!
Mid-Knight696 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Breathtaking! Hey since i checked out your awesome inking work why dont you check out my awesome pencil work!
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
:nana: Guess who got Featured in my Journal this week! [link]
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
JessicaDunn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   General Artist
windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Lovely work.
reflection13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work!
DoomScarf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent ink work - great job defining the scales and blocking in the shading (:
Drag0n-muffin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I DIED! this is. . . is amazing :D
FalconofFire Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have always loved Kirin's and i love this representation. I find it annoying how not many people know about them. :(
But i love this :D
Ice-Nimbus Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing detail.
Nebride7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Esoteric-Eccentric Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: I love this so much, I honestly don't know what to say. Except to tell you that I don't know what to say... :blush:
PJFriel Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats! :)
mollyart2010 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
congratulations on the dd :clap:
jin is a very good charactar, one of youre less serious ones, as even in his kirin form he looks cheerful! not forgetting mara of corse, very good unicorn and kirin desgins all round!
jin must be very happy about the dd
The-Psychic-Paligin Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Wow so pretty ^^
Madelei Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Tiggylumpkins Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Interface Designer
He looks similar to the stallion lineart i bought from thalion :D
okapai Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
It looks flawlesss to me absolue beautiful!
BrainFissure Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
sweet! :D
AzureZefer Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, so amazing! :D
aizou-blue Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
What a beautiful creature....I love the detail of his scales and mane. :D
ReSkull Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very well done and Fine Details !
Shales are seems have taken a long time -- organic and perspective is Just cool ! :wow:

but the shales and too much furs have a few conflict, isn't it ?... or........ if there is any animal in real, has the same organic about shales and too much furs you know, please lead me to that :D !!!

as you said Ink is the tool but ... Q : What are other Tools and paper type u used ?
WhoCrysForTheStars Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student General Artist
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