how to shade a drawing on a dragon

How to Shade a Dragon

Step 1.

I always like to shade the whole dragon lighter than light, and the spikes on the dragon if any, are always a dark color

Step 2.

shade important places dark it makes it look really nice and i pointed out the important parts

Step 3.

shade the nose dark ONLY if theres alot of smoke or fire, i didnt because hes a baby and theres only a little bit of smoke (in the pic remove the "a" before hot typo)

Step 4.

The reason why i shade the whole thing lightly is because its easier to make the darker shaded things blend...look at the pic and you will understand

Step 5.

Remember the biger the dragon the darker the shade, except the spikes, they always stay REALLY dark

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Uploaded: January 28, 2009
Artist: Freedompheonix
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 28, 2009
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**READ FIRST** Shading a baby dragon, works on any other dragon the same way BUT on bigger dragons shading HAS to be darker. (my 2nd tut ^_^)

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