So here's his progress so far-
The metal ruler is a 30cm one, for an idea of scale.
Washing over the whole body with indian ink.
Will have more layers and detail added.
Mane and tail are different greys, deep blue/purples and blacks (including the recycled fabric from an umbrella, which I thought was very apt!) with shots of electric shimmery blue to represent lightning! Looking forward to see if it works as I imagine when I slice it all up...
It's been lovely working on something so much bigger and having different challenges at this scale- I've had to use metal 'stoppers' to prevent the joints over-extending, taking into account the added weight on the joints, and working in ply, which tends to look quite scruffy... But yes, it's looking good from here :D