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Clay Dragon Color Chart

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Published: February 24, 2015
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Here's something that I've been meaning to put together for well over a year now - a guide to the basic colors of clay I offer, based on dragons that I've made. I finally sat down this weekend and just did it! Took several hours because I had to scour through a huge cache of pictures, but now it's done, thank goodness.

I've been wanting to make something like this because while I do use Premo clay for the most part, I don't use all of the colors that they offer and pull in a few colors from other brands. So there was nothing that exactly demonstrated which colors I use. Plus, some of the color charts that one might find online (especially ones that only show RGB hex values) show colors that are wayyyyy off, and I thought it would be helpful to display the colors that I use with (reasonably) similar lighting. The end result is 35 different colors, and these are just standard base colors straight from the package - no color mixes (hence the lack of translucents) or additions like mica pigments. Hopefully this will give potential commissioners a better idea of what colors I have to work with.

Also, dang! 35 colors. And this doesn't even cover all of them - just the ones that I'm prepared to offer up on a regular basis. I have a lot of clay. :XD:

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PteridiumHobbyist General Artist
All your Dragons are so cute! I love how you are not like all these other people copying from Dragons and Beasties, and you actually have your own style of making Dragons, and you make your Dragons enough so people are not fighting each other just to get 2 or 3 Dragons that come out once a month. (that's Dragon and Beasties who does that)
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Yes, I love DnB's art (who doesn't?), but I was fortunate to develop my style long before I knew about her or any other dragon sculptors, so it kept me free to come up with my own style. I imagine it's really difficult to come up with a unique style when there are so many stellar examples out there. And yes, the DnB copiers can be easily spotted a mile away. e_e
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Dakota0505Hobbyist Artist
can I buy some? :/
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
You sure can! I sell my dragons via Etsy. I offer a variety of designs and if you don't see exactly what you want, I take custom orders as well. :)
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ari4berriesHobbyist Artist
you are such an amazing artist!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you! :heart:
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ari4berriesHobbyist Artist
Np! All your art is fantastic! Keep it up!
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Michanna615Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are incredibly cute!!! :D i love them. im new to this so do you think you could give me some tips fro my dragon making?? if you cant thats fine :3
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm glad you like them! My Frequently Asked Questions journal is a good place to get started.
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Michanna615Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thanks8-)
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CelticSphinxHobbyist Digital Artist
I am overwhelmed by the cuteness of these!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
And I am glad to hear it! :la:
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blackflower944Student Traditional Artist
do you normaly not mix colors and how long do they take to make
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I mix colors when the situation calls for it, and I think that happens pretty often, but not the majority of the time.
It usually takes me a couple hours to make a single dragon, but the amount of time varies a lot depending on how complex the dragon is. The fancier ones can take quite a bit longer.
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UlvkattHobbyist Artisan Crafter
damn, I'll definitely buy one when I'll get some money.
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Haha, I look forward to it! :)
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SPQR21Hobbyist General Artist
cool!!!
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nenufarbrushHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, these are astonishing! So cute, and the colors are very vibrant and eye-catching. So very splendid indeed! :D
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you so much! :heart:
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Scaly-heartHobbyist General Artist
That's a lot of colors and dragons! Awesome job. I like the peacock pearl the best. :D Do you have a favorite? 
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Out of this set? Probably the light green pearl or the honey gold. Those metallic/pearlescent colors really appeal to me. I'd like the peacock pearl even more if it were less teal and more true-blue.
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Scaly-heartHobbyist General Artist
Yeah those ones are really pretty too. :heart: (sorry for the late reply.)
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ZjeroXytzHobbyist General Artist
Aww, they're sooo cute and detailed! I like them very much :D
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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