The pictures of this day were taken with my phone camera, hence the bad quality. I apologize for that.
I finally managed to get myself to start drawing the scales. I checked a couple of tutorials and began to draw them the way I draw scales. Here is the beginning:
At this point there are some scales; I began with the tail first, because it’s the smallest spot, and it feels logical to start small and then continue to everywhere else.
It looks like this in the pixel level. The zoom in this picture is 1600 %, but I noticed that I tended to use 2400 % zoom at this point.
It got this far fast. I found drawing these scales quite relaxing, really; it was just perfect to do it in the evening after playing an exciting hour and a half of Star Wars: Republic Commando.
I got this far today. It’s really faster to do than it seems on the pixel level! :D