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Black Opal Dragon - Version 2



I took what I learned from making the Experimental Black Opal Dragon in order to make a second version that was more in line with what I'd originally imagined. It's not 100% perfect, but I've definitely gotten closer to the look that I wanted!

This dragon's gray accents are what you get when you mix Premo's black and opal clays together - it's a semi-translucent gray that did not give the impression of black opal at all. The solution was to layer opal clay on top of a black base, but the opal layer has to be really thin or the transparent effect is lost (you can see I had some trouble on the face and neck). I really, really love the look of the translucent opal clay on black. I could look at it all day. *u*

Crafted out of Premo brand polymer clay, glass beads, and Swarovski crystal rhinestones. This dragon has been sold, but you can still see additional photos through his Etsy listing.

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700x700px 156.22 KB
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
29 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 4, 2016, 1:14:58 PM
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jazcat17's avatar
aaaahhgh! there is so much i want to favourite and comment on! i should just make a certain day, only for favouriting your art!