Stone scales

Its good to be back, I missed being on here yesterday!
Oriental dragons are so varied and intricate, this is my first in that style.
Starting with a pencil drawing, I then added shading and highlights (using a white pen). As with most of my work, I continued working in Photoplus until I was happy with the final look. It’s handy to have a tool that cuts out your original design and lets you add a backdrop, it means I can change the colours as often as I like.
A young statue, brought to life by mystical forces, curls around the symbol for yinyang.
I may develop more of a story for this character, perhaps they have a twin?
I’m not sure yet, all I know is I am loving the graded, striking background here,
and can’t wait to use this technique again.