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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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how to shade a drawing on a dragon

How to Shade a Dragon

how to shade a drawing on a dragon step 1

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
 
how to shade a drawing on a dragon step 2

STEP 2.

shade important places dark it makes it look really nice and i pointed out the important parts
 
how to shade a drawing on a dragon step 3

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)
 
how to shade a drawing on a dragon step 4

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
 
how to shade a drawing on a dragon step 5

STEP 5.

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