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From first sight I knew I wanted this dragon to be black.  Since it only came transparent, that just meant  a good basecoat. 
this took a long time with brown liner. 
huge dragons are huge 
 

I left the wing membranes clear maybe I will tint them purple or green, 04C83736-AB9B-47B7-8D18-C6772B196E06.thumb.jpeg.4d3ffb7e917d0a0abb6650043ce64ca6.jpeg

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Day 2-3 

 

Four layers of paint on belly scales, even though much of it will be hidden by wings . 
 

now I have decided it needs tail stripes, for visual interest.  Horns look best as bone triad. 

not sure about fin - this doesn’t wrk… 
 

last picture is a weirdly  sculpted cut - painted brightly for photo. Doesn’t matter as will be hidden under wing. Repainted it black, so I can ignore it. 

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More dragon


needs more stripling 

thinking I need to use tiny purple lines on scales - I don’t have nightmare purple so I’ll mix some bases with black and see where I end up

 

im having so much fun getting the green the way I want, I am avoiding stepping of thee deep end of experimenting with black

 

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Today was all highlighting scales. These photos were 3 hours apart, it was probably an hour to get the next to first photo. 

 

dragon black, shadow stone and snow drift white -a few pure white highlights. 
 

Also  fixed the eyes 

 

im currently experimenting with inks on the wings - black? Purple? Green? Dark green?  Perhaps a gradient purple to green?   Options need testing.
I may add a picture later 

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Un-highlighted dragon side. 
the wing is brilliant green with black ink . Veins in leaf+brilliant green.  Will ad highlights after it is pinned. Struts painted on both sides, membranes only on outside

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The wings are on,  never ending higlights continue.

I highlighted that first shoulder joint (un-successfully) as a sphere,  but the natural light is clearly treating the second shoulder as a cylinder. 

I guess ill go redo the first one again. 

 

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