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At Day's End by Starlitdragon At Day's End by Starlitdragon
After a hard day's work, Yoi goes home to tuck into a nice meal. With such an enormous basket of fish, there might be a ladyfriend or company coming over. Who knows, maybe Yoi is just ravenously hungry. Maintaining the gloss on his claws and sweeping wings must require extra nutrition.

Note: The dragon-thing on the roof is supposed to be a little stone silouette of Yoi's noodly dragonform. The little lumps next to it are supposed to be animals. I got the idea from a custom for some places in China (eg. Forbidden City) to place them on the edges of a roof. Number and type of animals can denote the status of the building and its occupants, and some had superstitious purposes as well (eg. an animal to ward off the very wooden kitchens from being incinerated).

Kiriban for =Shinerai, thanks for answering all my pestering questions and even providing really sweet references! I've never used so much pink for a character and background before, and I had fun with it. I'm sorry about the character and anomatical issues too! D:

WIP:
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Textures from CGTextures.com
PS7 (background, base colors), OC4.0+ (inking, details).

EDIT1: Thank you for the DD! :)
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Given 2008-04-01
At Day's End by =Starlitdragon is an outstanding work of art! Not only is the coloring beautiful, but the proportions and perspective is fantastic, while the highlights and shadows are perfect! ( Suggested by vtforpedro and Featured by cosmosue )
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V-ChristsW3apon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student
I must have thy talent!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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ferretsketch Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! How incredible colours!
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
She reminds me of that fish carrying dragon who appeared on that Island Vaelia and her team visited, only humanoid XD
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World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
This is stunning! The character design is amazing and I love the pose and details in this! The background also really fits the scene, as do the colours! I really love your colouring style too! 8D
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Blue44 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Writer
how many DDs do you have? :XD:
im going through your gallery, and i theres your DD for today, and two others i already faved that were DDs. im also faving like half your gallery >_> :XD:
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zekamori Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow..so many colors, so much shine, all that detail, and that pose/background! I lovely job! Deserving a DD for sure! :)
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful. such a lovely style.
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ChazKemp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! This is a fantastic piece. I love all the little details that you throw in, Very nicely done!
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starfishey Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I.. honestly have no idea where people get the patience to do stuff like this. THERE IS SO MUCH DETAIL IN EVERY AREA OF THIS PICTURE. It just.. blows my mind.

The background had a lot to look at while not taking away from the character which in itself has so many things to stare at and go *A*

To sum it all up this picture is amazing. Great job <3
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thank you so much! <33 Comments like this brighten my day. C:
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MadMeeper Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
OMG why haven't I ever seen this before? ;-; This is amazing! This is one of those pictures that's going to make me want to try and draw detailed stuff, darn you! D< (aka, this pic is good enough to inspire me. Doesn't happen often, tell ya that. xP) :+fav:
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thank you! <3
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giantflyingradish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
I think I've already faved this. I have. I've probably already commented on it too.

You know what this site needs? An "OH GOD THIS IS TOO AWESOMEEEEEEE" button. Being a fan of dragons myself, this has to be one of the best pictures of one I've seen, in like, freaking ever. I originally found this when I was fairly new to Deviantart, and I STILL love this picture.
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Thank you so much! <3
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giantflyingradish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
It's just... this picture is just... it SHINES! And it's just so gorgeous and wonderful and such... *brain splodes*
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Kuro-Midori Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I love the colouring of his wing!
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Thank you! C:
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DraconiaShelik Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i love the fish *_* XD
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Fish are delicious 8D
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Kuume Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece has been featured in the news article "Mari's Top Favourites": [link] in the category "Magical!" :)
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks for the feature! <3
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Kuume Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Digital Artist
Ooh, this is gorgeous. I love your art - I've been looking through a bit of it but hadn't commented yet, so here goes. I really like how the characters seem to stand out from the image, but only subtly, with the way you do a sort of dark line around them, and I really like the dark, rich colours. The bright highlights contrast really well with the colours as a result. And this character looks great! Overall, I love it! :D
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Thank you~! I think part of the reason the characters tend to meld quite a bit into the background is because I don't use flat colours in some pieces. And then I have a habit of highlighting everything. xD
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RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Digital Artist
I think they kind of... stand out, but not too much. I have no idea how to explain what I'm on about. XD I like the black lineart. A lot of people don't use black lines so it melds their characters into the background but I've always stuck with black lineart because I like the effect, so that's what I mean. ^^ Hehe. X3 You're welcome! :D
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justique Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
i must say i like its the first dragon/human picture i said (that is good) buti dout it will be the last ^^. am gonan ask a question although i now about 90& now your gonna answer no XD. but i could ask a request or comissio?
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Sorry man, I'm not open for requests or comissions at the moment- I have a rather alarming list of work to do, and I want to get some fanart done too. Thanks for asking though! I might take comissions in January.
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justique Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
k ^^
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xDEVILISHxCHAOSx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
incredible :3
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chutkat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Artist
D: you art is beautiful why do you have so few page views?

*devwatches*
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ClandestineKnight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Such beautiful colors and I love your coloring style! I really like the fish and all the details in the background! So amazing! *_* :heart:
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diminou Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
so beautiful *__*
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Megalizardfan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
This is AMAZING! I love the fish XD
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Kuraime Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Filmographer
omg wow 80!!! i iz in eternal awe infront of your greatness! I LOVE the way you color, its so nice and soft! How do you get it to look so soft? I mean the skin is just wow 80! *instand favz*
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firestalkergirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Wow that is really great! I love your work:)
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Thanks for the comments. :heart:
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Akkai Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   General Artist
very pretty
i really like the colors
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Thanks! :)
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Akkai Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   General Artist
welcome
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kaydeidrickphoto Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Student General Artist
woah. i find this extra inspiring
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Bloodhia Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Amazing background and wonderfully wonderful colors. You are true talent.
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AncestralSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
wow he's sooooo pretty i just wanna stroke his pretty wings, but i don't think he'd appreciate that too much huh?
gorgeous work here faved.
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chilipeppersfan92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008   Digital Artist
awesome colouring!!!
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nintendo-goddess Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Such a beautiful picture! I love the coloring and how shiny his skin is. Love the way the dragon looks too. <3
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Thank you! :)
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Umbernay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is full of such amazing detail, and the colours are awesome - they make the whole picture look really warm and vibrant!
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Thank you! ;)
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Draconis-de-Christus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
An extremely interesting concept, but not an uncommon feature of dragon lore. Very well done.
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Starlitdragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Which feature of dragon lore are you talking about? I'm not quite sure what concept I portrayed.
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