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
Meet specimen #1324-AT! This little fellow is a fossilized drakeling, or miniature dragon, captured in time and forever preserved in stone. To be more precise, he’s a cast resin replica of an original sculpture I did.
Continue reading Dragon Fossil (Limited Edition)
I sculpted each of the tiny dragon’s 148 bones separately out of polymer clay, and once they were baked, reassembled them in the configuration I wanted using more polymer clay to hold them together. The “stone” is DAS air-drying clay, the terra cotta variety. It’s the first time I had worked with it, and good grief, it’s messy! I molded it around the skeleton, pressing it in to give the impression of the wing membranes. The whole thing was finished off with a wash of acrylic paint to give the stone more depth and texture. The final sculpture was 8″ x 10″, to fit inside of the frame.
Paleontology was one of my first loves, and it still fascinates me to this day! It seemed only natural to combine it with a touch of fantasy.
This one-of-a-kind sculpture was sold 6/29/2012.