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An Understated Peacock Dragon by HowManyDragons An Understated Peacock Dragon by HowManyDragons
After making that galaxy dragon a little while back, I started thinking about other mica powder color combinations that would look awesome on black. Being a fan of cool colors, this was the next logical step - a peacock colored dragon! Next time, maybe I'll actually make a peacock dragon instead of just one that's inspired by the colors.... Also, he's standing up because it's been a long time since I last made a standing dragon and I wanted to see if I remembered how to make one. I really like the options for posing the tail in standing poses. :3

This dragon has been sold, but you can still see additional photos at his Etsy listing.

More fun with mica pigments
Galaxy Dragon - D20 Dice Guardian by HowManyDragonsBlack Monarch Butterdragon by HowManyDragonsCommission: Scythe by HowManyDragonsFF7 Bahamut figurine by HowManyDragons
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maraomi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
*.*

(How can I say mica powder in spanish? I want it -n-)
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I have no idea, sorry. :(
But it's this stuff, if that helps. That's not the set that I have - there are smaller sets out there if you want to start small.
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alfredfjones1776 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a couple questions. Where do you get the mica powder and what do you use to get translucent colors? Thanks!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I bought my mica powder set from Michaels - it was in the rubber stamp section, near the embossing powders and ink. They're kind of pricey, but if you wait to get a good coupon, you can get them for a reasonable price!

I use Premo's white translucent clay, and I tint it with little bits of colored clay to get translucent colors.
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alfredfjones1776 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! im going to start experimenting once I get some! ive always wanted to start honing my skills and get better, you know. more detailed and stuff.....
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Oh, I definitely know how it is! I just picked up some new supplies so that I can startcontinue experimenting too. :)
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alfredfjones1776 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im curious, how do you go about applying the mica powder? Is there a technique to get an even coat?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Haha, there's not too much technique to it. Usually I just go in with my fingers and rub it right into the raw clay (and proceed to get mica powder all over my workstation). Other times, I use a brush, usually for really small areas where my fingers don't fit.
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alfredfjones1776 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? Ok, thanks! It's definitely something I'm gonna play with. :)
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YogaCats Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
wow, thats really cool! :heart:
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Thanks! :D
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skythekid7359 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I love the colors ^^
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manictobas Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
woah... i love this
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Glad you like him! I'll have to do a remake sometime. ^^
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XWafflekatX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is so COOL the color is AMAZEING! O-O
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Thank you! I definitely need to make some more of these guys - the mica pigments are too much fun. :D
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baink1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the mica powder makes it shine and the color- wow! Really makes it stand out. :)
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thanks! Mica powder is so much fun - I loooove how shimmery it is. >w<
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CharpelDesign Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This is really beautiful.  I recently bought some mica powders and I can't wait to try them out on a sculpture!  I tested a tiny amount with some glaze onto a piece of baked clay and WOW does a little ever go a long way.  Great stuff.  
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Ooh, I've always put the powders directly on raw clay - I've never tried mixing it into the glaze. A little bit definitely goes a long way, that's for sure!
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prismaticpearls Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh! How in the world did you color it like that?! Gorgeous!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I use colored mica powders - it's kind of like the stuff that goes into eyeshadow.
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prismaticpearls Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah that's an interesting idea!
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FlightofFancyThings Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE the colors, its so adorable!!!!!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thanks! :)
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Kat-Skittychu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you get the colors like that its so pretty!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I use colored mica powders - it's kind of like the stuff that goes into eyeshadow.
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Kat-Skittychu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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CrystalDragonMaster Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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Imninjahighya Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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slowdragon25 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty and shiny!!! :love: 
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Gotta love the shiny!
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slowdragon25 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
totally :D 
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Draconic-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really love this one! The colours are great, and I like your dragons when they are standing. :)
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Hehe, thanks. :]
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AlyBugg Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, wow. This is so gorgeous! :heart:
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thank you! :D
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AlyBugg Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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Angies-cats Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AWESOME! Where do you find the mica powder?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I found mine at Michaels in the glitter section (who knew there was a glitter section?!)
The sets are kinda pricey, so I waited until I had coupons before buying.
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Angies-cats Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok! :happybounce: 
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deathofbarney Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Its almost like a northen lights dragon :D You should do one of those
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Ooh, I like that idea! :D
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
That mica powder is amazing, I mean, it looks great on this dragon. Also, I like how it's standing.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thank you! I keep putting the powder on black dragons because all the colors look so good on black. I haven't found any other amazing combinations with other colors of clay yet! >_<
Hehe, I don't make standing dragons all that often because it's more effort and I get lazy. :P
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Hmmm...would white work? I'd imagine it would make it..pearly looking.
I can understand that, but it is nice seeing the variety.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
White on white looks good, but the other colors that I've tried look kind of caked on and streaky. Maybe I just need to apply more instead of being stingy. xP
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh. I guess it'll just take experimentation?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Yup, that's usually how it goes. :D
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist
:D
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