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Tusami the Dragon- Reference Sheet by CanineHybrid Tusami the Dragon- Reference Sheet by CanineHybrid
Finally made a much-needed upgrade to Tusami's reference sheet! :dummy:

For those of you who have followed me since my :icontusami:~Tusami account, you'll know that she used to not be just a character but my actual fursona. She's been around since about 2003 and I created her in 6th grade. She's gone though a lot of changes over time, at one point she even started out as a male, red dragon that could transform into a human form. Well now she has been completely revamped and brought back to life!

And for the really brave ones, you can compare this one to her hideously old reference sheet from back in 2006:



Now to talk a little about the design itself, I was inspired to draw this after watching How To Train Your Dragon, hurrr. I decided to give her a much larger head, hands, and feet to better fit the proportions of a smaller dragon. The head is meant to be much more like a monitor lizards- wider/flatter and with a much shorter muzzle than before. I also changed her wing design to match this awesome kite I saw in a display window this summer; I took a photo of the kite and knew I'd use it for something one day... cuz I'm weird like that. Anyways the kite was airplane-dragon-bird-like and resembles the shape of top view of Tusami quite well- particularly with the addition of the back "finger" attached to her tail. I also made her underbelly marking cover her bottom jaw. Otherwise she's the same old lovable dragoness she always was! I'm particularly happy with that eye, it's actually the first photo-realism eye I've ever truly done. Wat. Also struggling with the flame was crazy but I got the result I wanted out of it and probably won't ever be able to duplicate again |D

Feel free to use this reference sheet if you ever draw Tusami now. Enjoy!



Tusami, Artwork :iconcaninehybrid: *CanineHybrid
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:iconmtt3008:
MTT3008 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
What an adorable dragon ^^ Just cute.
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:iconscout642:
scout642 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
THAT IS AWESOME!!!

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:iconantigravityfox:
AntiGravityFox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I absolutely ADORE the eyes you do, and the build is incredible! Looks like a real creature~~~
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dionneong Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw she's great! Glad you decided to push her design a little more, the beeg feets are def working out well! And I'm really liking the new shape for her head too, you were very successful trying to get more of a lizard look.
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Miss-Melis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
love this character! :) one of my favorite dragons around DA
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:iconhyperhuskey:
hyperhuskey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
amazing and cute design riley.
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ColliexWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Cute! How to train your dragon was such a hit, they made a tv show of it now too! It's called "Dragons : riders of berk" It's actually pretty good!
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:iconstevenroy:
StevenRoy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is still absolutely adorable! Gah, I just wanna hug her and feed her cookies! She does still love cookies, right?
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dragonwuff Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thats pretty awesome, I think the colours you used work perfectly.
Thanks for the llama btw!
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MelodyoftheNightFury Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg so cute!
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:iconntc7:
NTC7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What can I say? The flames are gorgeous, the eye is serene, and that tongue is just adorable. You did amazingly well on this!
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:iconlightxd94:
lightxd94 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would be an awsome quadsuit
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:icondemonsrise:
demonsrise Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
woo looks even more epic now its finished!
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:iconinnocentshinji:
InnocentShinji Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
normal eye so natural and cool!
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:iconthedarknessdash:
TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg you're so awesome, I still love ur creations and arts WILL EVER DO <3<4<3<3<3
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GlitchedCities Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
*Gasp*Tusami! I didn't follow you on that account but I did look at it once 'v' And now here she is!
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nathow111 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*ghasp* This story is very similar to my dragon (who can be viewed in my icon) I drew that in 2006, and it's been my icon since I started DA, even though she's no longer my fursona, and that's the only picture left of her on the internet, I'm pretty sure. I should do one of 'dem then and now thingies. I recently revamped her design.

I kinda want to make her undead now, just 'cause I like drawing skeletal things. Hmmmmmm...

You have inspired me.

Also, how's your raptor alien suit going?
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XxTheReptileGirlxX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet job, Canine! I love her design, she kind of reminds me of a dog. Whys that? Because her legs remind me of the posture of a dog,a nice touch! I also really like how you did the realisic eye, I suck at drawing them, especially when it comes to the light reflections... lol
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DaChief07 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
And now you'll want to make her a quadsuit. XD
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NightTwilightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I cant lie..this is really well done and its nice to see Tusami again after all this time, and your style of her has changed a lot...but I rather her old design more..This makes me think a bit of the Spyro Skylander game xD Tho none the less its very nice, tho I think her tail is a little short (in the top view), but that could just be me who likes long tails xD;

Its interesting to see how far youve come from being a dragon to a GSD xD
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icedragonair Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwww, so cute!
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Wolfchick36 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwwwwe!!! :heart:

She's so cute!!! I recently made a dragon character too .3. She's not nearly as cute as this gal though :D
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TaoKyuubimon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Vurry nice. I didn't follow you back in the Tusami days, but I can see progress from the old ref and this one. I like the wider/flatter snout, actually. xD
I do love that flame though. Yay blue and orange flames! -highfive-
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DragonGames Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YEEEEP u gots a dragon, i was wondering if she was ever going to come back. LOVE her so much. Dragon peeps FTW!
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CharTeam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that is really neatp
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:iconnyctophobic-draga:
Nyctophobic-Draga Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SHE IS BACKK!!!!!!!!!!!MWHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!1
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LatinoManInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Nice improvement. I really like this.
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AbramWinterSmith Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed a fine dragon. :)

Vor'Thraden - "I am particularly fond of dragons, myself...for I AM one..." **GRIN**

Vynson - "You and your whole "I 'heart' Dragons' Campaign..."

--Brother Abram
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I got to watch this come together, Nice work CH!
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:iconthebirb:
TheBirb Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Artist
SO BADASS
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:iconsusano-reborn:
Susano-Reborn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
still my favorite little dragon! <3 -plans on christmas arts-
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:iconhades-o-bannon:
Hades-O-Bannon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
came out so well!!!!!

sorry i left towards the end my connection kept freezing :(
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