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Dragon scales by JoJoesArt Dragon scales by JoJoesArt
A similar piece to my other dragon-"tutorial" dragon tails [link] Different dragon scales, done with Photoshop CS4 + Hanvon Graphics tablet "Artmaster", about 3 hours. Download and use if u want, but

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waterystar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great reference, thanks!
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9nails Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I normally only use like um... one scale type, but this may help with more variety.
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thelastmatureone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you should do tutorials.... just puttin it out there. maybe on dragons... dragon anatomyyyy???
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Dragon-Artist92 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!  Now if only I could develop the patience to paint dragon scales...
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Ionic44 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful thank you!
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ParaXellate Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! I love this!, can I have your permission to have it in my tutorials group?
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belzxc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so cool
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Chlorophylltheleaf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial is awesome, but......ugh.......something wrong, eh?
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
cool
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xX-Starduster-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very interesting, great reference. :D
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nono14 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks.
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Kotovaska Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fourth scale is very interesting! I'll try this soon! thank you!))
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Chaosmyotismon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I am so going to try this!
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xSandra97 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks for all the help you put online ;D
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LetsongAkemi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great reference!
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super helpful!
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WoodenHammer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
This is awesome!
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FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This will definitely come in handy! Thanks!
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PunkPirate-art Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they are BEAUTIFUL! It is awesome :clap:
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ErnCer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is remarkably useful and is just plain interesting to boot. It especially helps with ideas.
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InkyPinkyDots Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Very helpful, thank you!
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Martafav Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist
You do it very well!! I'm amazed!!
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sterlingsinc7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Thank you : ]
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uzumaki-nanaze Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
you are my hero TwT
this was just what I was looking
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gizelle08 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tihs is amazing i love it deffo gonna use this :heart:
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RockAleks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. If this sketch takes 3 hours to do i guess a full coloured dragon must take you a while xD but it looks AMAZING and surely worth it! Thnx for the help :)
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Virus-VRS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh thanks, i start to practice this tut immediately
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S0ulRebel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's very helpful !
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SilverClaerity Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps me so much. Thank you!!
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darkmorgainelefay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you so much for posting these!!! :squee::love::excited:
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dragondevout Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I personally like to mix it up with the scales. Usually I use more than one type of "scale" on my dragons to make them seem a bit more "pretty" ^^ but when I want them to be scary I'll use the most haphazard "scale patterns" that I can. I was looking for more scale patterns and well I think the "rock" scales look awesome :) I've never seen that type of pattern before and I give ya props for that ;)
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JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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kamoknightwalker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
=O Thanks for the tutorial!
>_<
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DarkoDraco Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this tutorial is very useful even though it doesn't seem to tell much until you read it. It is very rich with info if you look. Thankyou for making something like this
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poisonfrog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just finished reading your dragon tutorial, I drew a dragonling and when I tried coloring it, I did about everything completely opposite of what you described! Ha! I hope these might help me to color it and give it some nice texture. I have been wondering how other people do scales.

Thanks!
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Zalagath Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the tutorial is very interesting!
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creatorofmatate Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
thanks for the tutorial i will serve me good on future i gonna fav it
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IlonaLaura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you:) Great tut .
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xaldinwinddude Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
OMG thank you!!!
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enricoroma87 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good, tnx for tutorial ^^
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Pompeybot Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Ooh, this will come in handy, I am sure.
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goldgust Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW!
I can imagine this must have taken ages. Just like on the picture, you must have needed alot of patience and diligence.
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BlkFlamez Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome help is awesome
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wolf-artist246 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for sharing it
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
very cool! i like how you pulled different color combos for the scales
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chilingo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this helps so much in so many ways
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risesatspring Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having a heck of a time trying to color dragons after I've colored them*ending up trashing the piece in the end* This is quite helpful :)
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redd4a3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About to start scales on a Chinese dragon and this is perfect! Thank you! I know they have more fish-like scales versus snake or lizard scales so II is perfect! Been debating how to color it all, I'm thinking maybe pastels b/c I have them on hand but also considering watercolor and ink - any suggestions (WIP as of yesterday after noon though full drawing, aside from scales, is now completed: [link])
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PhotographicWords Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful, I always seem to struggle to get the scales of the dragon to look realistic :D thanks a bunch! :D
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