Recently, I started a new job. Because of this, my art time has been quite a bit more limited. I had a bit of free time yesterday, so I thought I'd make a piece that I could take into work... and hide.
This was made from scratch specifically for 's Make me a dragon contest. I really want to thank then for the opportunity to push my sculpting and painting skills to the limit!
The name is Mandarin, Tianlong was the "celestial dragon" that guarded heavenly places. Lengjing is the mandarin word for prism. When I started making plans to enter this contest I took the "colorful" requirement to heart and imagined a elegant Asian dragon who led the rainbow across the skies and danced upon the surface of the sea. I hope that I have conveyed the theme smoothly!
25 + hours went into the creation of this piece, he stands about 10 inches tall (the marbles used on the base he coils are a good size reference)
Materials: 2 boxes of super sculpey, full jumbo box of tin foil, wire, acrylic paint, glitter glue, super glue, several shades of iridescent nail polish, and decorative stones and accent marbles.
I learned a lot from this piece, in the future for example I won't be hand rolling fur like I did for the tails here, it took forever and I ended up losing a lot of the detail after it was painted anyway. =/
Just a little something to try and shake loose my creative muse. It has been a while since my health has permitted me to play at my art desk so today I forced myself to sit down and work. This pretty little Betta fish is a 2 1/2 by 3 inch pendant made from white sparkly sculpey clay. This has several layers of lacy fins and is quite three dimensional. It is painted with iridescent copper and acrylic inks then sealed with four coats of matt acrylic sealer.This has been hung on a simple ribbon with clasps. It is for sale.
To get myself in the groove for teaching dragon sculpting this year, I made this dragon. She's a bit more purple and less blue in person; for whatever reason my camera does not like purples. She is a bit more MLP-esque than what I usually make, but I have a pink/blue iridescent paint that I just had to use! Layered over alizarin crimson (a pink-leaning red) it made a most fabulous hot pink (horns and claws).
She is made from super sculpey, painted with acrylics.