Meet Estella, isn’t she beautiful?
Since I’ve challenged myself to make 52 dragons this year, I’ve also taken up the challenge of making many of them in color combinations I wouldn’t otherwise consider. However, this week I am using my absolute favorite combination of colors.
To learn why I’m making a dragon every week check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details.
Estella’s scales started out as a color blend of purple, blue and green. Specifically, Primo Purple Pearl, Sculpey Soufflé in Lagoon and Kato Polyclay in green. I just adore these colors and it made me happy to work with them.
Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
The green and purple obelisk is fluorite, the two clear crystals are just ones I picked up at a craft store and the large quartz chunk is one I found in New Mexico a while back.
Set on a white base with lots of white glass glitter I think they give this world an interesting surreal icy look.
Here’s a close-up of the scales I thought you would like to see. I love how using a little bit of Golden’s Iridescent Pearl paint really brought the whole sculpture together.
Instead of my usual spikes I pictured her as having a crest like a cockatoo. This was done by folding some leftover scales around 22 gauge wire. I think it’s a fun and different look (although my son says she has a mohawk, lol.)
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.