CREATING ANIMAL TEXTURES

SMOOTH SCALES

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To depict smooth scales, first draw ovals of various sizes; then shade between them. Because scales overlap, be sure to partially cover each scale with the next layer.

ROUGH SCALES

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For rough scales, create irregular shapes that follow a slightly curved alignment. Shade darkly between the shapes; then shade over them with light, parallel strokes.

FINE FEATHERS

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For light, downy feathers, apply thin, parallel ...

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