This week’s dragon is Lüsèlóng (pronounced loose-a-long.) He’s another one from the Tigers Voyage book, and the third dragon they encounter on their trip.
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I think I have I’ve had the most fun with this dragon so far adding all of the details that the author describes in the book.
If you’d like to keep up with my dragon creations this year, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.
Here are some of the descriptions from the novel.
- long sinuous body
- long tongue
- four short limbs with taloned feet
- earth dragon
- golden eye
- camoflagued in trees
- head is brown and knobby like old driftwood
- snout is long like a crocodile with pointed teeth
- large antlers on back of the head
- moss hanging off the horns in sections
- golden taloned feet
- scales resemble green leaves layered over each other
- brown beard & mane look like rich cocoa waves of corn silk
- silky hair in a thin patch down its back like a horse’s mane endings in a long bushy tail
The branch that he’s sitting on is a bit of an oak tree that was taken down in our yard a few weeks ago. I think it suits him perfectly.
He’s described as being a hunter and when the characters in the book first see him they actually can’t find him because he’s camouflaged in the trees. So I tried to make him look like he’s sitting there waiting to pounce on them.
This was a fun project, but all all those scales took a while to do. I do love how they came out though.
I had to pre-bake him several times. First I baked the body without scales so that the shape would be set, then I added about half the scales and baked it again. That way I could hold onto the set scaled section while I added the remaining scales. All in all rather complex but I’m quite pleased with how he came out.
To learn why I’ve challenged myself to make a dragon every week in 2015 check out this post on Errol, dragon #1.