A steampunk dragon has been on my to-do list from the very beginning of this weekly polymer clay challenge. I don’t know why it took me until week 46 to do it. He was so much fun!
If you’d like to see my other dragon creations so far, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest boardjust for them.
Doyle started out as an aluminum foil body and neck. That not only saves on clay but makes the baking time for a larger sculpture more reasonable. The thickest part of his body is 2 inches thick, and baking at 30 minutes for every 1/4-inch would mean four hours of baking!
He still needed 90 minutes because of the 3/4-inch thickness of his tail.
Doyle is about 6 inches from his nose to the bend in his tail, and 5 inches tall from the table to the tips of his horns.
Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
I shared this image on Instagram on Monday, giving a sneak peek of his tail at the top. 🙂
My friends who repair clocks for a living were kind enough to give me a box full of old parts and pieces. I sorted them all into this box.
It’s kind of a fun challenge to dig through and decide what can be used where.
For the metallic colors I used Perfect Pearls and Gilder’s Pastes.
Check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details on why I am making a dragon every week in 2015.
The wings came out amazing, imho. 😀 The clock hands bent slightly, so I could give each wing a bit of a curve.
That cool square texture on the wings is from a sanding mesh, found in the paint section. It’s fun to poke around in the hardware store and then bring this weird assortment of things to the checkout. The guys just look at me, certain I have no idea what I’m doing. haha
Isn’t he the cutest thing with his funny goggles and windup tail?