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WIP Dragon Commission by RavendarkCreations WIP Dragon Commission by RavendarkCreations
Halfway point on dragon commission. One of three that will be a set for a cosplay.
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spulunk Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful skin texture!
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turingatemyhamster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this sculpture! I'm starting on a stone carving of one of Denny's dragons in a similar pose. Did you do this direct from the TV images, or did you have more to work from? I'm having trouble finding pictures that give me a full 3D view of these animals.
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :) I worked a bit from the tv images but worked a lot more from animal anatomy books in general and from my collection of fantasy art books. My newer creatures are way more correct as far as anatomy goes but these turned out ok. Good luck on the carving!
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Silverwerewolves Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
what are these guys sculpted out of, and how did you do the skin texture?
They are amazing!!!!!^_^
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :) They are done in Monster Clay and then cast in resin. The scales are done by using hollow bronze and aluminum tubing and banging them into interesting shapes. You then use these as stamps, making sure not to have the surface too smooth. It's a matter of dozens of hours of texture work after you get the basic technique down. I think it's a neat effect though.
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Silverwerewolves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I am trying out super sculpey and have read that you have to prime it before you use acrylic paint. Could you suggest any primers? Ive read about gray gesso spray? Acrylic peeled off when i didnt prime it.
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like testors personally but have used Citadel, Armory and a couple others as well with good results. Actually even Krylon primer will work in a pinch but is a bit thicker and masks fine details sometimes. Not tried the gesso spray though.
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Silverwerewolves Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Would krylon uv resistant clear acrylic coating work as a finish sealer?
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It might be a bit shiny for my taste. I like Testor's Dullcote or one of the matte varnishes used for tabletop wargaming miniatures. thewarstore.com is a good resource for that kind of stuff or if your town has a local gaming store.
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OLDREPTILE Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice
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