Sculpting the Dragon Mask (from 2016)

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I sculpted this dragon mask in early 2016 and set up a camera to record while I was working. I recently subscribed to Adobe CC and began learning Premiere so I could stitch together all the videos and speed them up!

The mask sculpture is done in Monster Clay and was completed over the course of 10 days. The total recording time was about 8 and a half hours.

I do apologize for the video quality and the black bars on the sides; my camera at the time only supported 4:3 resolution. I hope to have a better setup next time I try something like this!

Music: Over Time by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Dragon mask blanks are available in the shop.

Round Dragon Fossil (Spec. 1612-AL)

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Round Dragon Fossil (Spec. 1612-AL)

I sculpted the original of this miniature dragon fossil in clay, this time with a round chunk of “rock” as the background so it could hang directly on a wall without the need to be framed. Each bone is three dimensional and quite realistic in appearance. The sculpt is about 7″ in diameter. Each finished piece is hand painted by me.

I only have these listed on Etsy when I’ve got one painted and ready to go. If I have any of them available at the moment, they will be at this link: Fossil Dragon Skeleton

Cat Magnets

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Cat Magnets

These little cat magnets started out as a Christmas gift for the cat-lovers in my family, and I decided to make them available in the shop as well. While I’m not doing custom painted ones, I do have them blank and ready to paint, and will be doing some in my own painted designs.

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Building the Red Dragon Trophy

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Finished Red Dragon Trophy

So, let’s say you really like my lizard mask, but have no real interest in dressing as a lizardperson or a dragon. Here’s something else I thought of to do with it!

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Dragon Age: Cullen Lion Helm

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Dragon Age: Cullen Lion Helm

When the trailers for Dragon Age Inquisition first came out, many of us were quite ecstatic to see Cullen wearing this beautiful, shining lion helm! While the helm never made it into the final game, it’s still considered to be… eh, “canon enough” for Ser Rutherford.

My friend Allen (of Allen Amis Creations) and I wanted to bring this concept helm to life, so we teamed up. I crafted the sculpture, and he handles molding and casting.

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Griffon Wall Plaques

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Griffon Wall Plaques

This is a pair of casting finishes I did from a mold of my new sculpture. If the overall design seems familiar, it’s a larger, more detailed version of the one I created for my little acrylic griffon charms.

The original sculpture was done in oil-based clay, molded in silicone, and cast in resin with a number of different finishes.

I only have these listed on Etsy when I’ve got painted ones available. If I have any of them available at the moment, they will be at this link: Fantasy Sculptures

Tip: Using Pre-made Objects while Sculpting

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Using Pre-made Objects while Sculpting

Eyes, teeth, horns… often times, a sculpture requires features which repeat and need to appear nearly identical, or which need to be an exact shape and size each time. Instead of trying to sculpt each part individually, it can sometimes be easier to pre-make an object (like the spikes in the lizard photo) or use an existing object (the glass cabochons being used as eye placeholders).

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