To make it extra special, I did my best to give Tyrantis some TEXTURE. Maybe now people will stop drawing him completely smooth like a baby's bottom or a skittle. Dude's scaly! And no, I probably won't be doing something like this again any time soon. This was mind numbingly tedious work, and I prefer my artwork to have that cartoony look.
May need to make a rough doodle of such, if I have the energy.
How long did the scales take you anyway?
At least an hour to draw them (probably more, but I didn't time it) and some more time fiddling in photoshop to get them to look right.
Very nicely done.
The trick with scales is less is more. Maybe a few here and there.
It was kinda fun adding just a little variety to the scales. Not so much so that I'd want to do it ever again, but still. Yeah.