Rubberkidney - yeah I will go with dark at the base - cheers
rubberchicken - did you mean dark closest to the head?
Dragonhawk - the texture on the horns is basically done in photoshop - a gradient from dark brown to light brown, then a couple of filters added to get the ridged look - one being the texturizer (canvas) - my texturing skills
if I have any it's thanks to this place - download the texturing tutorials - you will learn lots from them!!
Mantat - do you mean the dark little dark depressions? it's just a bump so I can change that easily enough - the dark texture - yeah I darkened it too much - it's easy enough to change as well so I will. Will be making a breastplate - probably a similar material - with leather around hopefully - cheers for you comments