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VERY Simple scale tutorial by Anarchpeace VERY Simple scale tutorial by Anarchpeace
YES very small tutorial. it could get much more indepth like with the lighting and such... and these are just one type of scale :> ^^ but I am too lazy right now to have delt with it all ^^

this is the style I am using on my newest dragon piccie :> I figured I would show you all how I do it before I post it ^^ it is very easy...
Rofl... I love the way these look... it reminds me of The Hobbit and Flight of dragons hehe ^^ I love that style of art!

I also reccomend that the scales be on their own layer and the undercolors be on an under layer... therefore you can scribble the basic highlight colors on the underlayer first and then have it even easier experience doing the scales...

I really do hope that someone gets use out of this ^^



:> I reccomend using this in accordance with [link] :> which goes more into the shape of scales on whatever surface you want it to be on... ^^
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Renttelb17 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm so gonna use this tutorial when I draw my mermaid artwork :D (Big Grin) 
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Lumaberry4255 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome tip dude! :D 
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you very much for this! I haven't done digital dragons or anything else that has scales yet, mainly because I didn't want to mess the scales up. This will help out a lot, and thank you again!
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thank you so much!
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Gargartha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi!
I've shared your tutorial (and credited you) on my website and within my publication. Here are the links:

anikeartofficial.wix.com/art-o…

anikeartofficial.wix.com/art-o…

Thanks for the wonderful work you share!
Love
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! thank YOU! :) 
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Angely99 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was so helpful~!! I knew nothing on how to draw scales so I ended up faving a lot of tutorials. but this one was the only one that I needed to look at. Thank you very much for making the tutorial! \(^.^)/ I used this for here: angely99.deviantart.com/art/Th…
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so glad I could help! :)
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YumiKF Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Featured here: fav.me/d6bgbwd
Thank you!<3
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! ^_^ 
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mousymouse38 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making this awesome tutorial!
I used it to make the scaly feathers on the wings in this picture: [link]
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh awesome! so glad you got a good use out of it! :)
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sunsethyena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH GAD. I love you.
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RoksanaTH Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely useful!
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manana12321 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I'm SO using this one time :D thank you!
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Lophiomyinae Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Hey~ I found this very useful for the picture I'm drawing. Thankyou for making scales so easy to draw! ^^
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WolfsRainOkami Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
this is really helpful! But what would you do for dark scales? just the same thing?
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Kyasarin131 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is immensely useful! I'm using traditional media, but the idea is still the same. I can't wait to put this to use! Thank you! :D
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Lalupi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
nice :D
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xlaurabevx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Thanks, this will help a lot :D
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:iconkurasan:
Kurasan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nice tut! :D
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist
sweet tutorials!
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Dreamyluff Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Ah, what a great tutorial! I've been looking for a short, simple scale tutorial for a long time and now I have finally found it! Easy to understand, not to long or boring to read, AND it answers all my questions! Thanks for the great tutorial, I was always wondering how to do that king of scale style. :thumbsup: Keep up the good work!

Oh, and thanks for the good link to the other scale reference.

I'll try it out in a few minutes!
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bringerzl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
this is definitely a preferable method in my opinion
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
This is really cool despite being simple! If I wasn't so bad it would probably help me a lot XD
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shadowcatGC Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
This is a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing it with those of us, like myself, who can't draw scales very well.
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EvilDarkSide Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
oh thank you! i've been looking for scales for fish... and here you are helping me! :D
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bluesapphire92 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Short and sweet, and still really easy to understand. Great stuff!
(Love your sig, btw.)
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Neinbock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Whoa, this is really helpful! Thanks a lot for making this!
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ohey! No problem! :>
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use layers?
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well... not for the scales themselves :> all of the steps are on one layer... but under that is where I have a dark grey so that it is the shadow for each scale... instead of doing the shadow on top... ^^
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh i see.
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OddOsprey Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Student General Artist
This could come in handy! :D
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Viur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAUUUUU

I SCREAMED WHEN I SAW THIS

I've been looking for a good scales tutorial for forever, thank you for making this ;A;
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RAIDEO-MARS Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Filmographer
THIS IS ACTUALLY A REALLY BIG HELP! Thanks Crys!
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RenaInnocenti Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful, very helpful!
:clap::clap::clap:
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Birvan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely useful. Lets just hope I can get it right.. if I ever have the chance to use it that is ^^;
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Linkaton-Furaito Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
omg FINALLY someone makes a good scales tutorial! Thanks so much for making this! :+fav:
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Aquira Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Can I say I love you for this? D=
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xXErinDragonXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
OMG i have been looking for a tutorial like this for AGES~ thanks so much :iconimhappyplz:
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Firespettan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thats is exact what I doing right now XD
But is a very good tutorial
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PCRaven Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you this will be a great help and thank you for the useful link as well.
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nightingOWL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I shall use this if I don't feel lazy. Thankyou. This is very helpful
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
XD :heart: very welcome! :> I am so glad!
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Dostor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now this is very helpful
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Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awww :> awesome! thank you!
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Dostor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^ not that I need it though (lies)
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