Again...same deal. Dry brush the entire section of plates with the metallic taupe. This adds a nice shine. I use the taupe on ALL of my dragons. Silver, gold and all the others are fine but I have found that the taupe works best on all colors. Brush the tops of the toes, top of the back spines, highlight some spots on the body, knees and the face - cheeks, top of snout, end of nose, brows and ears. Completely cover with horns with the dry brushing. Don't they look pretty with that nice shine effect?