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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 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. :)
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