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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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MTT3008 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
What an adorable dragon ^^ Just cute.
scout642 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

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~~~
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.
Miss-Melis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
love this character! :) one of my favorite dragons around DA
hyperhuskey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
amazing and cute design riley.
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!
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?
neonthewolfeh 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!
MelodyoftheNightFury Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg so cute!
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