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Wings of Fury - Aura, the Innocent One by Kerian-halcyon Wings of Fury - Aura, the Innocent One by Kerian-halcyon
Name: Aura
Species: Dragon (Metal, Platinum Breed)
Age: 3 Years (ages throughout)
Gender: Female
Personality: Shy, Compassionate, Self-Conscious, Caring


Likes:
- Animals
- Mossy Rocks
- Mushrooms (this has gotten her into trouble)
- Butterflies
- Playing with her friends

Dislikes:
-Loud noises
-Surprises
-Being yelled at/judged
-White Meat

Abilities:
-As a metal dragon, she is covered in sharp, overlapping scales of metal, which continually shed and regrow as she ages. Her scales in particular are platinum, and therefore requires more, stronger metals to restore her scales to full brilliance.
- Can curl her body tightly, creating a powerful shield of metal. She can also shape her scales to reflect oncoming light at a target, blinding them

Bio:
Aura was the last of the four friends Sinkrosok would meet and team up with on his quest to rescue his sister. Having found her after being seperated from the group, Sinkrosok invited the young dragoness with him. Before this, Aura had spent almost all her life alone. With the exception of a Troll that practically raised her and kept her company, Aura had never experienced anyone besides the various animals that lived in the forest outside of her cave. She had a feeling that once, long ago, she was with others of her kind, but since she had hatched alone in a forest of wild animals she never knew if these feelings were true or not. She would have died had she not met her Troll friend, who took her to a cave where she could live comfortably and happily without fear or worry of predators or would-be hunters. Nevertheless, she had always been relatively alone, without her kind, and this made her unhappy...which was one of the reasons why she said yes when Sinkrosok asked her to join them.
Aura had to grow up on her own for most of her life. That had its ups and downs; the positives was that without competition from siblings, she practically could do whatever she pleased. The downs however were far greater; she grew up without the skills most dragons were taught when they were hatchlings; how to hunt, how to track, how to avoid predators...she couldn't even talk. Were it not for the dragons' ability to speak through telepathy (Mind Speech), she would never have even been able to do much more than growl at her new dragon friends, let alone tell them her name.
One of the quirks she got from growing up alone in a cave was licking moss off of the many rocks throughout the forest. While it is a handy survival tactic, for a dragon such form of food is sub-par, and many of the group let her know this almost as soon as she was introduced to them. Of the friends, her closest relationship was with Sinkrosok and Bazzrak; Sin because the Shadow dragon had been her first real friend and dedicated himself to teaching her all she needed to know, and Bazz because the big Earth dragon was like the older brother she never had. She and Thallos also got along well; she would occasionally laugh at the Water dragon's jokes (the ones she could get anyway) and he often found a way to get her to smile. Mennaurel, however, was often at odds with the newest member of their group; she would often chide, argue, and downright chastize Aura for her incompetence and her 'acting like a child' throughout their adventures (which would often prompt Sin to step in and remind her that technically they were all still kids).

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It is finally done...*wipes forehead* Took me long enough, but now you guys can finally see something that :icontwisteddisaster: and I have been working on for the longest time. Ladies and gentlemen, I unveil our secret project with this first bio!

Aura is one of the five main protagonists of a book series Michelle and I are going to be working on. She's pretty much Michie's favorite character (as evidence by her gallery). I myself have a soft spot for the shy, timid dragoness that she is. Working on her race's bio was probably one of my favorite things to do for the longest time. I was very happy with how she turned out.

Before I got my tablet all set up I had asked Michelle if she could ink our dragon concept art after I sketched it (since we all know she can draw animals pretty much as well as I can draw humans...:XD:). She would work on their humanized versions while I did the dragons. It's taken me forever though, simply because College and my own negligence gets in the way all the time. But now, it's finally done. ^^

I'm going to be doing more of these bios in the near future, as well as some written bios based on how I did Omega's stuff a while back. The first book is still undergoing heavy development, though we've outlined and planned out how it's going to get written thus far. Once I've got the main backstory, the world, and every race/animal/character's bios written and set aside in a safe place on my computer, I can begin actually writing the first draft. I'm hoping on getting it completely written and ready to be inspected, edited, and re-drafted within the next couple of years.

P.S. This project is probably the only time you guys get to see my real name outside of Facebook/Youtube. ^^


All bios are subject to change over time as development of characters and settings continues...

Official Art of Aura
[link] [link] [link]

Fan Art/Commissioned Art of Aura
[link] [link]

Edit: Odd, can't seem to get the thumbnails to work.


Character belongs to Michelle Porter and William Phipps. Use of this character without permission from the owners/authors will be met with butal and just consequences

Next Character: Mennaurel
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:iconramenscotch:
RamenScotch Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work on the scales :D
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:iconkerian-halcyon:
Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm glad you like 'em. It took forever to do each individual gradient...ene But she's well worth it, this one...^^
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!! :clap: I loke the wings!!
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, glad you like it. ^^
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome!! It is awesome!!
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writermartin42 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Writer
So you finally came up with a name for this series.

Good choice.

And I can't wait to find out about the other characters.
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Once she's done inking the next one I'll be able to color and reveal her. I'm glad you like the name.
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BandanaBlue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, She's cute! It's also nice seeing some bio sheets done. Good work.
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't she though? :XD: I'm proud of how she turned out.
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BandanaBlue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should be proud, the side profile at the top right looks really good.
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:iconkerian-halcyon:
Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I am proud. Now just to wait until the next one gets inked...:XD: lol
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BandanaBlue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
030
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute.. though I am confused on her wing structure.

Oh you can't use thumbs unless you have membership. they won't show up.
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Her wings are supposed to represent metallic scales...most of her upper body is covered in them. They're a lot lighter than they would appear; especially seeing as metal would heavily impede an animal's flight. However, most metal dragons are not the fastest flyers. They make up for it by having the strongest wing muscles for their general size and body mass.

...I just found that out. *sadface* Oh well. I can fix it some other time. I've managed to get them to work before though, though only on a journal I think...ah well.

Glad you like her! ^^
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
8T Hmm yeah. Platinum is very dense....so in my opinion ( strictly my opinion might I add ) wings would be extremely impractical... especially is these 'scales' are places on top of the wings. It would be more practical to have her be much more heavier built with no wings.... again its just my opinion.


Yeah there have been cases where dA will allow non membership people to us thumbs for a small period of time
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, though at this point her design's final. The concept was actually inspired by E.E. Knight's Age of Fire series; his dragons ate precious metals and their scales acted as body armor, though it covered their entire bodies and not just crucial points. Essentially, her scales aren't really platinum at all; just a biological representation of the element. They have traces of platinum in them, but they are more like a biological alloy than anything else. This ensures our metal dragons don't have to consume massive quantities of metal every time they shed (especially since they can grow over 40-60 feet in length as adults. That's a lot of body mass to cover up).

On journals too? Hmm...
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well that's why I only stated it was my opinion and nothing else...I wasn't expecting you to alter anything.

Its rare but yeah dA will sometime give a free trail of a membership for like one day or 2 days....It did it to me a loooong time ago when I first started here
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, okay. ^^ Believe me, I'm grateful for your opinion. I like it when people point stuff out about what I draw/write. It helps promote change in me so that I can make it better. Personally, I wish more people actually took the time to critique my work instead of tell me "it's good, keep it up" all the time.

How much do premium memberships exactly cost?
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if you don't mind opinions then I might want to add something else. Not on the drawing itself, but the layout of this sheet. I love seeing reference sheets...and I REALLY love reference sheet that I done very well....I get like some kinda art boner from them. So I'm just gonna suggest some stuff that will help you make these references really stand out.

When making a reference sheet ( a full one semi similar to this ) its always a thing to label what you are referencing. Like " Profile Headshot " " Ventral / Dorsal Side of the Wings " " Optic Close Up ", " Scale Details " things like that. It really helps people know and feel what they're looking at. Another REALLY good thing to add in a reference sheet is a color pallet. Similar to what I did here with this( [link] ) Another this is BG coloring. The colors you picked here are okay, but sometimes when you put a pattern in the BG it can be distracting to the viewer, especially if you use colors that are exactly the same colors ( or really close ) as you made the character you're representing. If you wanna do a color pattern try an pick a lighter versions, it will help your character stick out more instead of blending into the background. And one last little thing. You wanna make sure the Full Body ( USUALLY ) is your main focus. You have her in the middle here, but she seem rather small. You could possibly pull her down towards the bottom and make her a big larger. and arrange the other pieces in a more uniformed way. That way the viewer's eye isn't wandering around aimlessly, the eyes is moving in a general direction so it meets all the points equally

8U Wow I am sorry for this long comment....forgive me..

Anyway, memberships are pretty reasonable ---> 3 months: $7.95 or 636 points OR 12 months: $29.95 or 2,396 points you can get em here ( [link] )
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*gives her a massive tackle hug* This probably has got to be one of my better comments all week. :XD: Thanks!

This is real helpful. I'll have to remember that for the next one. I know right away there's some mistakes in this one I want to correct anyway, so another reference sheet will eventually be on the way.

That is reasonable. I'll have to remember that. ^^ Thanks!
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