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Creating dragon scales – but how?

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13 hours ago, Eli said:

@welshblue The last one looks very real.


Agreed. I just checked it against my dragon and it looks perfect! 🤣

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On 7/23/2019 at 1:56 AM, welshblue said:


There is only one colour for a dragon - RED 😉 flag-for-wales-1f3f4-e0067-e0062-e0077-e



wow.  Lucky you.   And there was me thinking dragons were  as elusive as  a straight answer in this thread 


You called?


In all seriousness, for the dragon in my sig I used a scale texture brush in Brush Factory, then played around with @MJW's height map plugins until I got something akin to what I wanted. However, this didn't result in quite as much scale detail as OP seems to need.


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Dragon Scales have my vote for a competition theme!

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Been playing with this for 2 days.  (Darn you @welshblue!)


I have a hard time letting things go too...........🤪


So, I cheated and came up with this.  Simple shingle-fill with the paint bucket, some coloring, shading and Bulge.




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