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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

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 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 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 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...

I started colouring in the top scales...

Started to draw the shape of the head

Started to draw the shape of the head

Drew in some of the scales on the face, along with the eyes n nostril

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.

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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