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.
This little one got all the attention (and ended up selling) at Phoenix Comicon. S’pose that means I should make more lovely black dragons! He also nearly didn’t make it.
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.
This sculpted drake hatchling was crafted to resemble the exclusive I did for Phoenix Comicon 2012.
This little dragon was sculpted in polymer clay with texture painting done in acrylic.
A light blue baby dragon sculpted from polymer clay, hatching from a blue-green colored egg made from a hollowed-out gourd, sitting on a bed of rocks and moss, on a wooden base.
This is a polymer clay sculpture of a little green dragon hatching from a rusty red-brown egg.
The second photo is my favorite; this little fellow has a very mischievous face.
This little blue sculpted dragon is made from polymer clay and painted with acrylics.