2 In­di­cate tex­ture and de­tail

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I be­gin to add in tex­tures, ridges, dam­age and de­tail into the or­na­men­ta­tions. Some an­i­mals, like the iguana, have fleshy dewlaps so it re­quires a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to de­tail and tex­ture, and ref­er­ence be­comes im­por­tant. Go to zoos, mu­se­ums, watch na­ture doc­u­men­taries and search hi-res im­ages. Na­ture is sel­dom per­fect. Adding nicks, dam­age and un­even edges en­hances the draw­ing.

Start light with your pen­cil and work up those tex­tures. Re­mem­ber to keep them sparse and ran­dom look­ing. Draw­ing chips to the horn and ir­reg­u­lar tex­tures can add per­son­al­ity to your an­i­mal.

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