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Dragonling WIP by xiShadowWolfx Dragonling WIP by xiShadowWolfx
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I've been working on this dragonling sculpture over the last few weeks, figure I'd post it here for people to see.
It's not finished yet, but it's getting there.

I have never done anything like this before. Ever. So it's an.. interesting learning experience.

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Sculpted with Super Sculpey over a wire/foil armature.
Also, If you're wondering about the other dragon, That was my original project, but I was unsure how to best use the clay, so I made the smaller one as a test, and as practice to see how it went when It comes time for baking. I'm glad I did, Ive learned quite a bit from it.

Finished dragon here;
Dragonling by xiShadowWolfx
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Critter-Creator Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks great, I really like he scales. I was wondering, do you have something you use to cut them so they are identical or do you just cut the, by hand?
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't use anything to cut them, I sculpted each individual scale by hand. ^^
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Dragon-Wolf-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HELLO!


I'm not very good at sculpting right now, and I want to be able to do this ^^; 

I have a question or two, can you please help?!
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can try. Ask away. :)
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Dragon-Wolf-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.

1) How do you keep the sculpey so smooth, without any fingerprints or indents?
2) How do you do the scaling? I haven't been able to figure out how.


Thank you so much x3
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always end up with fingerprints all over my sculptures. ^^; I use a paintbrush to lightly smooth them out.
And for the scales, I made each scale individually and stuck them on one at a time. For the smaller scales on the face and the tip of the tail I carefully craved them in. It's very time consuming, but is totally worth it when its done. :)

Hope that helps, even if a little. :)
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Dragon-Wolf-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, it does help so much! :iconderpplz: 

JUST ONE MORE QUESTION, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

How did you make the wire base for the wings?
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not that great at explaining, ^^; but I will refer you to a video demonstration that I found/used to help me. :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR5Yg0…
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Dragon-Wolf-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It's very helpful!
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XxNight-WhisperXx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ur amazing :iconamazingplz:
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconohyoublushplz:
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XxNight-WhisperXx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconawesomeplz:
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miguelmaksud Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why don't you make a video tutorialSimple Smile Emoticon 
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would. :) But I don't have the equipment to do so.
Plus, that particular sculpture took me about 3 months to make. :D
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Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow this is really great!! Love how you are doing the scales. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece. 
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou. :) I have already finished this dragon. You can find the link for it in the description. ^^
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Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome and thank you - he is REALLY awesome!! Great work! 
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TamaraKane Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This sculpture has been added to our featured folder at Creatures-of-Clay! Congratulations on a job well done!
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great!
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Yoraeryu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I love love love the scales! Well done!
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Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great progress! Love how you did the wings and scales!
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work!
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perforator2012 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
clean work!
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HispanicOrca Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
This is very creative.
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Virensere Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks really amazing. I can't believe you did this in your first try? Or atleasr first time doing somethink like this. It's marvelous!
I know i may sounds silly, but you did bake it in the end? Cuz it looks really soft, xD and isn't it bad to cook it with the wire inside it? (sorry for the buttload of questions ^^;)
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much. :aww: Yes, this is the first time Ive ever made a sculpture. There was alot of trial and error involved, but I eventually got it right.
I did bake it when it was finished, yes. You can't really see from those pictures, but it was alot darker in colour when it came out the oven. It's not bad to bake a sculpture with an armature inside it, no. Most metals have a high melting point, and the clay I use bakes at a low temperature so there are no problems. - I use aluminum wire as it's very strong and doesn't rust over time.
And ask as many questions as you like, I will try my best to answer them for you. :)
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Virensere Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you for the answer. It got my mind all straightened up. x)
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Foxyrock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
awesome
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