Ah, heres some new art, I've been praciticing in nothing but speed for colors. Despite having reached an previously untouched level of art "power", my speed was pretty slow, slaving away at three days for that piece was out of my norm. So I'm trying to recreate the same thing in less time, at least a day. I practiced on metal type objects, which I don't have as much knowledge of as dragon hide.
Butterfly lady side view, early try, didn't make the metal too good.
The second try, which took 3-4 hours, was definately more of a success.
I'm not sure how I feel about this, I spent more than 5 hours on this because I kept experimenting with various ways to manipulate the hues off of shades.