Practice for scales. There's a lot of scales and I didn't even do legs. Original hallucination that inspired it was deep blue scales, but the gold looked better. Eyes from a cool cat that was hiding under a car one night. Except the cat's eyes (and fur) were lighter colored. Head in the Chinese dragon style because there was this demonform that I was going to do once upon a time with this sort of "chrysanthemum" head.