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Bam-bam.

Finished Flat-Coloured Ultimate Reference Sheet of my Kestrel Angel Dragon, Sniper!

Also, way overdue!  I got Sniper's fullsuit back in February, and have been fighting for a free moment to work on this since.  Between training was tough, and after I finished my summer commission queue, I spearheaded this asap.

Wicked happy with how this turned out. *makes it rain*  I loved designing his feral form - he's so sleek and pretty, and translating the markings between anthro and feral was easier than I had anticipated.  I matched him with the general build and anatomy of Spirit, since they're the same species, after all.  If anyone is wondering, Sniper is a Dutch Angel Dragon, though along with the equine and dragon anatomy, he is more raptor-like with his kestrel aspects.  The differences, physiologically, between anthro and feral are pretty extreme, as you can see.  All information on here is complete, but do let me know if you've any questions.

And I had TOO much fun working on his info, haha!  I just went wild on that top bar and ended up filling all of it, and, like all my other characters, connecting him to Muzafr's backstory.  Is it too obvious how my flight missions have been lately?  Haha.  I vaguely based him off of some specific Naval aircraft/mission types...

If you're wondering, YES, you MAY draw Sniper!  You don't have to ask my permission, but it CANNOT be above a PG rating, and please do show me, as I'd love to favourite it and check it out! 

Happy Birthday to me~ <3  Couple days early - it's actually on the 31st.  Posted Muzafr's ref a couple days after my birthday last year, so it's only appropriate that I post Sniper's here, a couple days early to balance it out.

Put 'rifle' in your comment if you read all this.

Art & Sniper (c) me.  
Sniper is a fullsuit made by :iconphoenixwolf33: and is owned and performed solely by myself, TwilightSaint.
Dutch Angel Dragons are made by :iconino89777: .

Thanks for looking, all!

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Huge watermark because I am sick of people stealing my artwork and characters.
You CANNOT use this artwork or character for any purpose, including but limited to copying, stealing, tracing, claiming any aspect or information contained thereof as your own, claiming as your own creation, claiming you own the suit, claiming I've sold the character and/or suit to you, roleplaying in any manner, creating derivative works and/or characters, claiming any backstory, connecting your character's/characters' backstory(ies) without my permission, and creating mirrored fursuits/crafts.  Any of these actions, including those similar in nature although not listed, will be counted as art theft and the offending work(s) and individual(s) will be reported immediately.
Stop stealing my artwork and characters.  The beatings will continue until morals improve.

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:iconxxpurple-skittlesxx:
XxPurple-SkittlesxX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Awwwwww, Sooooo Cute!!! XD
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks sooo much!
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:iconjustforstories:
JustForStories Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
checks wallet with a total of $0.00 hmm, i have enough for a commission!

but seriously i need to save up for a ref sheet and epic drawing commission this is amazing
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks! X)
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IronClawtheNF Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you have Sniper?! He's awesome! I love Telephone, Radio, and pretty much every one. (except the really really bright ones) Anyway, I saw a video of your fur, and I love your design! Your awesome! okay I'm fangirling too much, just came by to say, your awesome and so is Sniper!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup - I'm the original and sole owner and performer of Sniper. <3 Thank you!
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:iconironclawthenf:
IronClawtheNF Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np, im just a big fan!
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:iconluckynaddy:
Luckynaddy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
I like it really much and by the way k saw your vid of someone recording you in a compilation😊😊😂😂❤️❤️ but in overall really talented nice work
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconluckynaddy:
Luckynaddy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Your welcome 😊❤️🍀
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:iconfloofytail:
floofytail Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I swear this took like 20 minutes to load XD

Anyway, I love all of your awesome reference sheets! They are so amazingly detailed, and the amount of research makes them very believable in the real world! (at least a world where anthros exist) 

rifle :P
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:iconnudge-and-stuff:
Nudge-And-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
if this isn't a nod to TF2 i will be personally offended
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:iconmixie2124:
mixie2124 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmixie2124:
mixie2124 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Np
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:iconsweirda:
Sweirda Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry if I'm bothering you- but, are your commissions open for reference sheets?
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be opening for them next month. ^^
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:iconsweirda:
Sweirda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I'll keep watch for them <3
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:iconvolt-the-nightfury:
Volt-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Writer
Cool o3o
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkillboom:
killboom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
All snipers need a sniper rifle. And what's better than the Bolt-Action Sniper Fork??

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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha!
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:iconkeyotea:
Keyotea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this beat I saw him do on youtube.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You mean 'dance' on YouTube? Lol.
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rujiidragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student General Artist
You have some amazing art Twilight! Your dragons are always really cool and I'm surprised to see you've never received a single DD! I see you do a lot of reference sheets and I wanted to know what keeps you interested while working on them? I've tried doing them in the past and always found them very tedious. 
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And thank you so much, that means a lot! I'd love to get a DD one day~ <3

They are quite tedious, not gonna lie! There's just a ton of detail to work on for them. But I do love working on 'em and seeing the finished result. What helps me is that I keep the end result in mind, knowing it'll be cool, and I geek out along the way, doing research to make the character as believable and 'scientific' as possible, which is a lot of fun to me. X)
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rcmaniac25 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
rifle

I never tire of reading these refs. The detail is always sensational and nothing is missed.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconarchaeoptea:
Archaeoptea Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconspiritdragontano:
SpiritDragonTano Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday ! :D

You did an amazing job with this reference sheet :D


I seriously don't understand why people steal other's artwork,I mean
create your own and one day you can be good.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you! :D

I chock it up to jealousy and laziness. People see art/a character they want but can't have, so instead of putting in the work and time to make their own, they decide to steal it.
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:iconspiritdragontano:
SpiritDragonTano Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :D

Yeah,that's mostly why. They're either too jealous, or too lazy
to actually get their ass up and start working on getting good at art.
I'm inspired by your artwork, and a little jealous. But that inspires me
to work harder on my own art. Not steal. Once you become an  artist, you
realize how much work they put into it. 

You're an amazing artist <3
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right. Art should inspire folks to work harder, not steal someone's hard work.

I think the problem is too that people too often think that artists are simply 'naturally gifted,' and thus disregarding all of the hard work, practice, and time that we really put into it. People literally just think art is just a 'hobby' and that artists can just pop out amazing works on a whim in their 'spare time,' (whatever the hell that is.) Yeah, raw talent is a part of it, but folks who make the audition but don't constantly train don't go on to win American Idol, for a different talent analogy.

But anyway, I'll get down off my soapbox. I've been dealing with some bad character theft lately, so this is fresh on my mind.

Thank you very much~ <3
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:iconspiritdragontano:
SpiritDragonTano Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student General Artist
I understand where you're coming from ,and I really couldn't agree anymore with it.
I don't know why people just think it's a hobby,and we just pop out amazing works in no time.
I'd just hand them a piece of paper, and say draw something as good as this and tell me if art
doesn't require hard work my friend.


I understand, so it's kinda fresh on the mind because of that.


You're very welcome <3

You inspire me to work hard after all <3
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:icontwistedndistorted:
twistedndistorted Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Happy birthday! and rifle lol :D

That is a lot of information. The feral form looks pretty amazing, I love Sniper's design. I dont know why I cant take the idea out of my head that the yellow part of his muzzle looks like a bit like beak.

Out of curiosity, how high can he flight without any assistance and would he be able to break the speed of sound? Also who would win in a race, Muzafr or Sniper?
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

And yeah, the facial makings especially are reminiscent of a kestrel.

Max alt would be 40,000 ft for short periods of time, due to his fur not being a primary use of warmth. His heart rate and metabolism would increase exponentially as he'd climb, thus keeping him just warm enough and getting oxygen. The only purpose he'd climb so high would be for a sensitive recon mission to evade enemy detection. Due to his composition, he'd show up as a minor RADAR smear as opposed to a huge one from an airliner, for example.

He may near the speed of sound if he'd attempt a skydive from that altitude, but at normal operations level, (10,000-30,000,) he typically hovers around 400 knots.

He'd most likely beat Muzafr in a race simply because he's much lighter and doesn't have a ton of scales, spikes, and a tail flail. ;P He also has his base feathers and feather fan, making him more aerodynamic. Muzafr would win hands down in a fight, however.
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:icontwistedndistorted:
twistedndistorted Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
No problem.

Ok that explains. Now I wont be able to see that bird without thinking of Sniper, lol.

Also shame on me, I though the 'Kestrel' in 'Kestrel Angel Dragon' was some kind of species name rather than an actual bird (I didnt know there was a bird named Kestrel...)

Interesting, is he able to see his target from up there when in recon missions or is he carrying any special equipment?

400 knots is still really fast, though it would be pretty awesome seeing Sniper break the sound barrier.

Makes sense, also that answers the other question I have in mind. Thanks for answering all my questions, you really put a lot of though into Sniper :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, it's a lil' thing - American Kestrel. ^^

He can't see a lot of detail from up there - it's mainly for wide-area surveillance and transiting to on-station.  Or simply to travel near sensitive areas without being detected.

No problem, thanks for asking! :D
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StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
oh so this is the one you coes played as , very cute 
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! Thank you!
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StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
np
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FlamesVoices Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!!! ;v; I love seeing such detail in a reference sheet, it takes lots of thinking and consideration for the characters and their traits to do~!! <333
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! <3
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britanie103 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg how much is a ref like this <33333
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite a bit, lol. I have an archived Journal with more info.
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HeeshDraggie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering when sniper was going to be made ^^ he's a real cutie in both forms yet, the feral version is stunning in its more dragon like position. I'm curious how you put together a story, traits, personality, and many much more info behind your personals, if I don't mind asking? ^^; you keep your BBYs secured when it come to a watermark as this ^^ lovely Ref. <3 "rifle"
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hmm, could you be more specific about what you're asking? I covered much of the general info on the sheet itself.
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:iconheeshdraggie:
HeeshDraggie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome! 
Like there's a lot written down on their, and some of the traits they required I've never heard of, it's all well planed out, so I'm trying to find traits for my character's new Ref. sheet in the near future, so I'm asking where did you find that information of animals traits? 
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Helen-M123 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
It's amazing! I love the colours!
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