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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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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 )
xxAkatsukiGirl85xx Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
itīs a very beautiful picture ^^
jeweledphoenix 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!
It's the most realistic Kirin that I could have seen.

Ps: I'm curious about that crest in the backround
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats cool. *u*
I love your Version of a Kirin. ^^
Can you draw a Qilin? x3
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 Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work!

and... Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! 8D
SashaWren Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutley gorgeous... I'd love to see a print made of this. :)
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