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Sorex Reference Sheet by Syvaender Sorex Reference Sheet by Syvaender
Wow this has been sitting in my W.I.P. folder for almost a year now. For  a few months it was also almost finished with all of the images already done and just the little one of Pedro and the text lacking.
I've pulled myself together and added the rest to finally finish this refsheet before I grow tired of it and redraw the whole thing, haha.

So yeah. Sorex finally has a refsheet after he's jumped to position #2 of my most drawn own OC. Extasy being the #1 ofc. 

A few more things to add that are commonly asked but not included on the ref:
:bulletblack: Yes his wings were artificially pierced. He was not born with holes in his wings.
:bulletblack: The rings are not solid gold, they would be far to heavy, instead they're made up by a hollow lighter metal and coated in gold. If you hit them they produce a sound similar in tone to that of a hang drum. Of course different frequencies (notes) can not be achieved on the same ring but you should be able to play simple melodies using all 6 rings due to their different sizes.
:bulletblack: The rings do not influence flight. Just as all my dragons Sorex uses his subconcious ability to manipulate Spacetime to be able to fly. Unknowingly he compresses more space than he actually inhabits into his bodies thus becoming physically lighter. With the rings adding weight and the holes taking a bit of surface for uplift he simply compresses more space to maintain his ability to fly.
:bulletblack: Said ability is not fit to help carrying heavy objects. The process of transforming the subconcious manipulating to something else only takes places over long periods of time. It's like training a muscle.
:bulletblack: Please ask away if I forgot to answer any of your questions and I will add the answers here.

I will leave the download enabled. Beware. The file is huge.

Art and all depicted species, characters and designs belong to me.
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Parallel3 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I never thought I would see another dragon called Sorex! I've had an OC dragon called Sorex since I was thirteen ^^ this guy is fantastic, I love his design :) Even weirder is that one of my other characters is a pine marten with a dragon lower half, though he has wings too XD
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool :D
I thought up the name a few years ago and then a few years after I started studying biology I found another file that included the name "Sorex" on my PC when I searched for this guy: Did you know that Sorex minutus is a pygmy shrew? °^° so cute and tiny unlike our dragons, haha
Haha all those parallels. And even your name is Parallel. I'm a bit mind blown right now, haha. Do you have a picture of your pine marten?
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warxdrum Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
since you said here that you study biology i am going to voice my opinion that the rectangular shape of the holes where the rings go through doesn't really make sense. other than that i'm in love with his anatomy. 
i also really like how you did the jaws. makes it seem very snake like ;D

btw i also study biology. 
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The holes are pierced out. They're not grown naturally so I think rectangular shouldn't be wholly impossible.
When you're coming from the flight point of view instead that's covered by my headworlds physics fortunately haha c:

Which semester are you in right now? :D
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warxdrum Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
wouldn't that result in round edges? i don't think that you can leave something in there to assure the shape since it would have to be very big and and then movement would be hard .... you could always burn the edges but i don't want to think about that *bäh*

6th but i'm probably going to need 2 more because they have a messed up test schedule at my university. 
you?
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you german?
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warxdrum Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
nope, Austrian.
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah aber deutschsprachig :D
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Parallel3 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I actually named him Sorex because it meant shrew in latin, shrews are meant to be exceptionally fierce for their size and I thought it was cool :) When I saw your dragon I was a bit shocked, it was so unexpected! But oh my gosh your dragon drawings are absolutely beautiful... I'm very jealous ^^Oh yes! I recently got a ref sheet drawn by RedTalin for him, it's here: redtallin.deviantart.com/art/P… When I saw your lil guy on Sorex's ref sheet I knew I HAD to say hi, it was just too much of a coincidence with everything!
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that pal is absolutely adorable. How big is he?
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Parallel3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Parallel (yeah, his name is my name, it's confusing) is the size of a pine marten, so about 21 inches :) And Sorex is about 33ft ^^
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awh yes Sorex, one of my most fav dragon OCs, with great reff. I like the story behind him, I love the guy :D he's so awesome, and just look at him, so handsome, and his face, so cute :3 And it seems he is quite friendly and tolerant, his little friend is also cool and adorable. Sorex's design was always very interesting, esp those rings on his tail, the way how wings connects with tail and rings are putted there is looking awesome.
And do You know how much I am crazy about eyes? I almost fainted out when I zoomed the eye in this reff, it's so freaking amazingly drawn ^^
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you so much Prism. 
I didn't know you like him that much c:
And I also didn't know that you like eyes that much. I'm glad you enjoyed those because they're defintely fun to draw :D
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome Tokin ^^
Yup, I like him c:
So now You know xD Yes they are, I like drawing them too, that icon I'm using, I drew by myself.
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Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Woah! Awesome rings on the tail! 
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! C:
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Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
MhmM!~
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Glad you finally finished it XD Its a neat ref, his colours are very pretty and I like how you've added that reason for it too, it makes it more interesting ^^ Underbite jaws are always a win, he looks so handsome! The only thing I would say is that on his sideview it looks as though he's stretching out a little too much, and his back kinda looks strained, like its bending the wrong way, personally I would have drawn the two front legs slightly more straight and the back arching upwards father than inwards? I'm not so sure, but either way he's looking great ^^
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohey you're right. His back DOES look as if he'd be in somewhat of a lordosis. But actually it's straight. It's just that his chest is really enourmous. I should've done the thing you said with his legs though. I didn't even notice until now. Thanks for your comment Sez! I'll keep that in mind if I redraw the standalone ! c:
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Ahh, ok. I had double checked and saw that in the other picture of his back it did indeed look arched in the correct way, but I thought I'd just mention it :3 I guess you drew it a year back so its fine XD No prob <3
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Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at that handsome motherfucker.
Der kerl wird geshippt. Ich habe das nicht vergessen. Ich bin mir nur noch nicht sicher welcher meiner Charas dran glauben muss.


Der Sheet ist echt richtig geil zusammen gestellt! Ich finde es schön, dass du ihn so schön übersichtlich gehalten hast und alles einfach zusammenpasst. Auch die Info ist ziemlich interessant und der kleine Pedro ist so niedlich<3
Das einzige was ich vielleicht anders gemacht hätte (und das fällt mir irgendwie erst jetzt auf) ist die Farbe des Textes. Bei so einem dunklen Hg glaube ich, dass weiße (oder eventuell blassgrüne) Schrift besser lesbar gewesen wäre^^

Ansonsten hast du mit dem Sheet hier ne richtig gute Vorlage für all jene geschaffen, die ihn mal malen wollen. Alles wichtige is drauf^^
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke für den lieben Comment! Siehste das mit dem hellen Text hab ich dann direkt wieder vergessen. Blöd. Naja wenn man sich es downloaded is es ja lesbar-. Zumindest bis ich entscheide den Text nochmal zu recolorn, haha.
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macroeyed Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had hard times reading the text too 
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean the text on the refsheet? Are you sure you were fully zoomed in?
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macroeyed Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. It wasn't a big deal to read it but I would still appreciate lighter background.
Anyway, nice to see Sorex's sheet finished! remember admiring his wip a while ago 
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you still remember him :D
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I see.

Write the most important bit in English, and the rest of the shit in German.

I SEE.
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Acayth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Denglish, dayum.
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Eraili Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Ehehe hehehe *gg*
Er is so pretty hier <33
Und Pedro is so cute awh *-*
Muss mir nachher mal alles durchlesen :D
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Syvaender Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich hatte so Spaß Pedro auf vier Füßen zu zeichnen <3
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Eraili Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
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