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June 28, 2009
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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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Lumaberry4255 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome tip dude! :D 
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!
Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
Gargartha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've shared your tutorial (and credited you) on my website and within my publication. Here are the links:……

Thanks for the wonderful work you share!
Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! thank YOU! :) 
Angely99 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General 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:…
Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so glad I could help! :)
YumiKF Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Featured here:
Thank you!<3
Anarchpeace Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! ^_^ 
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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