This week’s dragon is an ice and snow dragon named Yínbáilóng (yin-by-long). He’s another one from the Tiger’s Voyage book, and he’s the fifth and final dragon they encounter in their trip.
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For the horns I was able to get out my torch and ball up a couple of pieces of fine silver wire. Then I added some clear glass chips for the look of icicle horns.
I had many different thoughts of things to use for Yínbáilóng’s icy castle, but I think these frosted glass shards work really well to convey the idea.
Check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details on why I am making one dragon for every week in 2015.
Here’s how he’s described in the book:
- looks like a Chinese serpent, no wings
- long sinuous body
- four short limbs with taloned feet
- ice & snow
- ice blue eyes & claws
- underbelly shimmers like aurora borealis
- scales on its back look like white diamonds and sparkle
- long face
- blue forked tongue
- two horns on back of its head look like long icicles
- more icicles on end of its tail
- white mane stretching from top of noble head all the way down its back
The scales were done by making his body out of a blue clay and then putting a thin layer of pearl colored clay over that. I then used a tiny tear drop cutter to cut the “V” shapes.
Now I’m going to contact the author and see what she thinks of my representation of her characters. 🙂
If you’d like to see my other dragon creations so far, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.