The scales were the hardest part. I've never drawn scales before so at first I just drew the outline of what I wanted the scales to look like
I slowly started to get an idea of how the shading should look. I knew that I wanted ore of a 3D look. I didn't want the scales to look flat. So I needed to do some time consuming shading.
I started to shade underneath each scale to make it truly look like they overlapped each other. I wanted the tips of the scales to be lighter than the base, to show how the lighting hit the skin.
I wanted to make it look like there was a certain part of the neck that was brighter than the rest, due to lighting.
I started colouring in the top scales...
Started to draw the shape of the head
Drew in some of the scales on the face, along with the eyes n nostril
Here I really just worked on the webbing between both jaws and did a little more shading.
Final product. Finished the eye, and fixed any places I didn't like. :). This took 6 hours.
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