I learned how just placing a few scales around some areas of the character will make the art look really appealing.
Another important thing in this image was that I made it using a 3B pencil instead of my usual HB and 2B pencils. The main reason being my 2B pencil has become very small due to repeated sharpening and I was too lazy to go out and buy another one. I though a 3B would not be very different from 2B but I realized that this one comes out a lot darker than the pencils I was used to. I instantly started liking this new tool and probably in future I would stick to this one only.