For this week’s dragon I decided to try something I’ve been avoiding for a while: applied scales.
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I was avoiding it because it was hard to picture how to handle things like the arm & leg joints, how far to go onto the face, how to taper down to the tail, etc.
Once I decided to go for it, things were just figured out as aI went along (my usual modus operandi.)
If you’d like to see my other dragon creations so far, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.
Instead of solid colored scales I used use this extruder tutorial to make colorful scales. It was a good way to use some of a cane that I’ve never been thrilled with.
The wings were a fun experiment that I think came out well. I can totally picture these in white clay with colored mica powders for a magical look
What do you think? Which areas work and which do you think I could have done differently?
To learn why I’ve challenged myself to make a dragon every week in 2015 check out this post on Errol, dragon #1.