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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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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :) I appreciate you looking!
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! great work so far! just right to rest on a shoulder or summat! :D
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :) That's what this one is designed for actually. The next one will be held on the hand like a falcon and the final dragon is built to be climbing up a leg. Should be a cool set
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome! cant wait to see the finished product!!! :D
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :) I'll post finished pics in the next month or so. He's now headless because the casting process has begun so he's not too pretty anymore.
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Danii-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Oh my god... you are insanely talented. How much do you charge?
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
All three of the dragons will be cast in resin and available as unpainted or painted kits at the beginning of November. The unpainted ones will be around $200 to $250 each depending on how difficult they are to reproduce. Paint prices vary from $50 to over $100 per piece depending on which of my painters you'd like to use :) thanks so much for your interest!
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Danii-chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I will definitely be following your progress, can't wait to see more photos! Unfortunate for me that it won't be ready until November, but gives me time to save up as well! Especially if I will be needing three... I can't wait to see how these turn out! Best replicas I've seen!
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RavendarkCreations Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ugg. I misspoke. They'll be ready in early October lol. The first batch ships in the middle of September. Thanks so much!
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, the detail in this looks fucking amazing!
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meliruth Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The realism is very impressive and it's not even finished!
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