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Valentines stuff!I'll be listing the valentine critters in my etsy shop tomorrow night (Monday) about 6pm California time. I'll add a few more pics to the gallery tomorrow that will also be available.
I can only guarantee these by Valentine's day in the states at this point. Sorry I didn't get more made sooner. I just got so involved with plushie experimentation
It's nice to be back to sculpting. I know some people were concerned I'd just dropped it entirely and moved to plushies, so don't worry about that. Sculpting will always be my greatest artistic passion! It's just good to try something new now and then. I've even started messing with colored pencils and acrylic painting as well. I actually signed up for a couple art classes. They're not exactly expert level classes, just community ones, but I'm surprised at how much I'm actually learning, or rather re-learning what I have long forgotten from college. I'll be sitting there thinking, "Yeah I know that. And that. Aaaand that....whoa wait what?
Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!Alright guys here you go! I finally made a video of me making one of my dragons. The video is pretty long, about an hour, so watch it when you have some time to veg and watch some sculpting. I was going to just make it a time-lapse, but ended up narrating the whole thing, so instead you get to listen to me babble on about sculpting for an hour while I'm making the dragon. It was actually pretty fun to make, so I think I'll make a pony one in the near future as well!Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw
And yes, I know I make silly faces while I sculpt. Shut it.
Are still closed! I'm booked solid through June, but will re-open them again in late June, to start filling up July. I am more than happy to give estimates for future purchases through NOTE. Comments get buried insanely fast, so you may not hear back on them for many weeks!
My Etsy shop is still open, and any made-to-order items there are always available.
ETSY SHOP: http://www.etsy.co
Pricing InfoI no longer take commissions (custom pieces) or requests, but this pricing guide can be used as a rough idea of what to expect from my pieces when they go up for sale in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=si_shopPricing Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basic Dragon, roughly 2-2.5 inches: $55 - $70
Small cute wings, simple pose. Often one prop included (gem, dice, necklace, etc.) Price goes up with details like rainbow colors, extra paint jobs, pose, and bigger wings.
Black Rainbow Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties
Small dragon, around 1.5-2 inches: $35- $55
The images show the progression in detail and price.
Little Green Luck Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Pink Valentine Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Ruby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon Licking Candycane by DragonsAndBeasties A pile of rainbow babies! by DragonsAndBeasties
Deluxe dragon, 3-4 inches max: $70 - $200
These dragons may have extensive paint jobs, more complex poses, and greater detail. Some exa
Sculptober Items on EbayThanks everyone! The etsy sale went crazy fast! I mean they always do, but I always think they won't for some reason. I get all worked up and antsy O_oSculptober Items on Ebay9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The last 5 sculpts from Sculptober are now on Ebay. Here are the links for those interested:
Sea Dragon: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482376007?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Baby Dragon: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482373044?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Bee Dragon: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482380572?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Best Friend Cookie Mice: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482386087?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Hellhound Pup: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482390999?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2
Wow I got a DD!I only just realized I got a Daily Deviation on my sculpture Tokenekie:Wow I got a DD!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How awesome is that? Thanks so much for all the congrats guys!
Facebook Giveaway!I'm having a 2 prize giveaway over on my facebook page! For a chance to win this little leaf pegasus, just head over and LIKE the picture to enter. That's it! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=873573696003778&set=a.174458089248679.41549.171793226181832&type=1&theaterFacebook Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The 2nd prize: I've really enjoyed designing the rat-dragons and bigcat dragons, so I'm having a hybrid design challenge. Submit a drawing ( I will also accept sculpts) of your hybrid character on the timeline or email it to me through facebook message. I YOU MUST HAVE A VISUAL concept to enter, not just a description. It does not necessarily have to be part dragon, and can be several animals or just two. I want to see some awesome concepts! You are limited to one entry per person, so choose your best idea. I will pick my favorite concept one week from now, and sculpt your creature for you!
Sorry, I am limiting the giveaway to facebook as it gets
Halloween critters everywhere!I'm listing tons of Halloween critters in the shop today http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=si_ . There will me dragons, rats, cats, and ponies, so keep an eye out if you are interested!Halloween critters everywhere!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FAQHow did you get started?FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always sculpted as a hobby and am completely self taught. In April of 2010 I decided I wanted to finally try my hand at selling my work. I started posting things on etsy and DA and veeery slowly people started noticing. My first couple of years relied heavily on commission work.
How are you so popular? I just started making sculptures too but nobody notices or buys them?
It took well over two years before I was actually getting fulltime work with decent pay. It took a TON of hard work. I sold my work for far less than I should have, because I needed customers. I also did a few shows, to get some exposure by handing out business cards. I made things as often as I could, posted often, and made sure it was very clear I was open for commissions. I posted links on everything. You have to make it easy for people to find the info they need! I posted mainly on etsy and DA, then made a fanpage on facebook very late in the game. Probably sh
Pricing Guide 2014While I no longer take commissions, and never plan to again, I often get asked what to expect for my pieces when they go up for sale in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=hdr_shop_menu. Prices are based on amount of time spent as well as supply and demand. Each of sculptures are completely hand sculpted without the use of any molds, and tediously crafted to be as smooth and perfectly symmetrical as possible. I have spent several years perfecting my craft, and I feel that shows in each little critter I make. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my sculptures, so you can be guaranteed only the best craftsmanship and highest quality.Pricing Guide 20149 months ago in Personal More Like This
I try to offer a wide range of items in each sale, to give everyone an equal chance no matter their current financial situation.
Scrap Dragons: $35-40
Simple and sweet, these are my most budget friendly option, and I try to make a batch every month or two.
Sometimes I make them with babie
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ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
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Why artists get so pissed off --"Why do you artists always get so pissed off when someone uses your artwork? You should take it as a compliment!"Why artists get so pissed off --1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"You should take it as a Compliment --"
A compliment would be admiring an artist's work where they post it, and if you really want to use it that badly, complimenting them would be you having enough respect for them to ask first.
Most of us don't get mad because you use it, it's because you use it without asking or pretend you didn't know who/where it came from when there's a link to where you can find the original artist on the image.
Taking someone's car to crash it in a derby isn't a compliment to them any more than taking someone's art to wreck it or claim it is a compliment. More so without asking.
"What about realism artists?! They copy from photographs all the time, no originality there but you don't yell at them for copying photos! What makes
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Devious Journal EntryHi everyone!Devious Journal Entry5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been on DA for a few months now, so I thought maybe I'd write in my journal here every once in a while. I always enjoy reading other people's journals to give me an idea of the person behind the art.
A little about me for anyone at all interested:
I have been doing some form of art since I was little. The first thing I remember drawing was a really wonky purple horse in preschool. I was ridiculously proud of my horse blob creature! From there, my parents always encouraged me to draw, draw, draw. There isn't a single artist in my family, nor has there ever been, so who knows where that came from? Dad blames the milkman...
Anyway, I've done art ever since. I've explored pretty much every medium possible. It took me a long time to realize that polymer clay was my medium of choice. I can draw anything on paper, but making it in 3D is so much more satisfying to me. I still like to doodle little characters every once in while. I should really bust out some colored pencils o