After a lot of time texturing and shading this beast, I have now reached a point where I am ready to use the dragon for production.
There will be two shots where additional tweaking will be necessary but for all the other dragon shots I have now reached a usable state.
There are still some issues, but these are mainly visible in still images. I also did a quick test animation to see how the dragon behaves when its moving.
The lighting is basic and there is no SSS used in this animation, but I am quite satisfied with the overall result. It will work very well in the shots I have to do.
And now, finally, I can really work on those remaining shots …