I originally wanted to do this sculpture in all white. I love how those baby blue eyes turned out! (Blue polymer clay behind glass cabochons) This was the first time I tried sculpting individual scales. It took quite a while, but looked very nice.
I decided to try going over her in gold, and that really made her – for lack of a better word – shine! It ended up looking especially good with the egg I did for her, a ceramic one I painted with a textured material that mostly looked white and sandy, but had tiny golden flakes in it. The egg was filled with resin, and the base was wood, rocks, and sand.
This hatchling was adopted at ACE 2012 on 6/9/2012!