You have captured Termeraire quite beautifully, I'm simply impressed.
I understand scales are hard and indeed very time consuming, but what you have here is marvelous work. The way you did the shadowing without dulling the detail is perfect, and with just a touch of blue really evens it all out. I'm still working on perfecting my art, and have not built up the courage to post them yet on NGs.
Love to see more of your talents, and do keep up that great work of your.
Thank you very much, that's really nice of you to say :) I think I might try a slightly different technique next time I do something like this, just to see if I can get more of the effect that I wanted, but I'm glad that the texture of the scales seems to be coming across.
It can be pretty intimidating to put up the first of anything on any site, but it's also a great way to get feedback. I've actually had a lot more people leave helpful responses on my art here than I have on deviantart. So while perfecting your style is great to work at, don't be afraid to see what others might think too :)