Not using this account anymore. Don't bother.
All the references I've done so far can be found over here!
Main account: Sheyffer
(Profile pic by Luster)
What do you make your references with?
I use the transparent lineart for the tribes (check this page and the like for these images) and color it with a program that supports transparency and layers. Paint Tool Sai in my case, but anything along the lines of Gimp, Photoshop, Krita, etc works as well. Just copy the lineart, create a new layer below, and draw on that second layer. Don't use the bucket tool, that gets messy really quickly.
Can I use your references for my own projects/characters?
Feel free to use my refs without permission for anything involving the character in question (such as badges and the like). Credit is appreciated, but not necessary, within the Wings of Fire Canon Wiki, however please credit me if you use the ref outside this wiki.
Please don't use the reference for an original character though, either by straight up using the reference or by recoloring it fully or in part. Thank you.
Are requests currently open?
Please check my message wall greeting for when requests will be open again. Can't promise anything anytime soon, but we'll see.
Why didn't you add (insert accessory/scar/etc) to (insert character)'s ref?
I did most of my refs about a year ago, using only the information on the wiki. This was pretty incomplete in most cases, so I'm currently working with one of the other admins to compile all appearance mentions within the books. I plan on redoing several references once we're finished with that and am most likely already aware of what you're pointing out, so please be patient :3
- There are only a handful of NightWings with canon underscale colors (Starflight, Fatespeaker, etc), but with more than 50 NightWings, only having refs for such a limited amount is pretty lame. Therefore, all NightWings that have canonically been mentioned to have black scales get a reference, their underscale color being some shade of dark gray. This will of course change if anything is ever confirmed otherwise.
- I do references for all RainWings that have displayed a particular color without it explicitly being an emotion; their "favorite" color of sorts. Everyone else is too inconsistent to make a ref for.
- Regarding the graphic novel, most references will be altered to fit the now canon color scheme of the character unless it explicitly clashes with the in-book description (such as a character having a different eye color than in the books), in which case the reference will be the graphic novel's coloring but as close to the book description as it can get.
First Circle runaway lacking self-esteem, but will protect his friends with his life
Family: Icewolf (brother), a dead mom, and a father who believes him dead
Cheerful innocent ray of sunshine with dead sibs but a grumpy IceWing substitute
Family: Some dead sibs, including his bigwings
Murderous creep with visions of the past and future and no social skills
Family: None that he knows of but an ancestor called Soulless
Actually managed to get kicked out of his tribe for sleeping too much
Animus prince who doesn't believe in magic but will nerd about all kinds of science
Family: Queen Coral's son, so the Royal SeaWing Family. Tilapia's cousin.
Responsibility-avoiding sort-of-prince with a huge ego and a huge crush
Clawmate: Sun Bear
Family: The Royal SkyWing Family via who knows what relations
Incredibly insecure mess with anger issues
Clawmate: Mudskipper and Meerkat
Family: The Royal IceWing Family
Survived electric eels, is now a mentally unstable cinnamon roll
Clawmate: Freeze and Meerkat
Family: Doesn't remember
Assassin who enjoys annoying everyone
Family: A brother with a similar attitude, but less of an idiot
Thrillseeker with a half-frozen face who's lost count of barely surviving things
Coward without self-esteem who'll do anything intimidating ppl want him to do
Clawmate: Freeze and Mudskipper
Family: Lost track of them during the war, ended up with Freeze instead
Gold-loving merchant cheating at games, trade, and everything else
Family: A brother who went to fight in the war. Hasn't heard of him since.
Hotheaded rebel fighting for the freedom of the oppressed. Mostly to boost his ego.
Family: A brother who doesn't really approve of his actions
No-fun strategist with a passion for secret codes and IceWing supremacy
Clawmate: Gull and Forge
Family: A noble line of IceWing generals... his sister's not one of those
Fierce if need be, but usually just cooking or enjoying cute animals
Family: Catfish (sister, see some tabs further)
History nerd who knows too much... especially when it comes to RainWings
Family: Risktaker (brother), deceased. Doesn't like to talk about him.
Likes to sing but no one else does; blissfully unaware of danger
Fairytale-living romantic searching for her one true love
Family: An older sister much tougher and more realistic than her
Smells horrible but doesn't care because he can't smell a thing
Clawmate: Norther and Forge
Family: It's a mess you'd rather not get into
Uses dark humor to cover up his crippling fear of IceWings
Clawmate: Norther and Gull
Family: Charcoal (brother), whereabouts unknown
Sixth Circle kid who's not as brave as he thinks he is
Family: Parents desperately wanting him to be less of a goofball
Very big, very strong. No bad intentions, but loves (play)fighting so...
Clawmate: Fennec and Crimson
Family: Almost-Bigwings of a group of sibs he loves very much
Animus with frequent use of magic. Nobody's sure if insane or just a weirdo
Family: A dad who's just like him, and a little sister who wants to be
Likes looking good and telling others they don't; actually covering up insecurities
Tiny but smart adventurer who loves riddles and outwitting others
Clawmate: Warthog and Crimson
Family: A wimpy mute twin brother he'll fiercely protect
Raised in prosperity but has a growing empathy for the poor (thx Fennec)
Family: Platypus (cousin), and the rest of the Royal SeaWing Family
Douche who pretends to care for other dragons so the girls (aka Wren) will love him
Clawmate: Fennec and Warthog
Family: A war-loving general for a dad
He's pretty and that's enough to make him believe he's better than everyone else
Clawmate: Scarab and Falcon
Family: A dad who shares his good looks
Smarter than average. Shares her sister's love for cute animals though.
Family: Rabbit (sister), see the other tab
Strong and not afraid to stand up against douchebags. Also loves tinkering.
Family: A mother who's very proud of her
R4dical kid with venomscales that destroy everything she touches. Kinda enjoys it.
Grumpy loner who's survived a lot more than his now dead friends. Blames himself.
Clawmate: Coruscant and Falcon
Family: Doesn't really know. Thinks it's better that way.
Might look cute, but really doesn't mind gore or other messed up topics. Mostly harmless.
Family: Died during the war, all of them. She's gotten used to it by now.
Fast and reckless. Loves the extreme. No real empathy for anything serious.
Clawmate: Coruscant and Scarab
Family: A mother who's given up on him at this point