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Day of the Dead Felted Skeledragon

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Here's what I was hinting at in my last submission - she's not just a bone dragon, she's a Day of the Dead bone dragon! I have always loved the themes and motifs associated with the Mexican Día de Muertos and have been wanting to make something themed around it for a couple of years now. I was originally planning to make a sugar skull dragon, but I ended up going with flowers instead. I've taken to calling this dragon Camellia, and she has a felt rose tucked under one horn, while another sprouts from the end of her tail. I also hand cut a couple dozen flowers out of felt and stitched them down the length of her body and across her wings (the flower centers are gold seed beads). Bright and colorful, just the way I like it! xD

Here are some extra angles:
Camellia Back View by HowManyDragons Camellia Lying Down by HowManyDragons Camellia in the Garden by HowManyDragons

Camellia is approximately 7 inches long and 4 inches tall. Created via needle felting from wool roving, with a pipe-cleaner armature. I think this entire project took somewhere around 9-10 hours. 
So much fun, and so very time consuming!

More felted fun
Needle Felted Skeledragon by HowManyDragons Puck, the Baby Goat-Dragon by HowManyDragons A Corgi in the Hand by HowManyDragons

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Image details
Image size
800x540px 229.05 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/5 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 3, 2015, 4:18:14 PM
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phycebite's avatar
you should so do more!
HowManyDragons's avatar
I totally should. I've had a felted ice dragon I've been sitting on for several months because I feel like something's missing with her...
phycebite's avatar
OMG YESSS !!! So hope we can see it!!!
Bijou-Le-Kitty's avatar
Oh my gosh I'm in love with her/him!!!
HowManyDragons's avatar
I love her too! Her name's Camellia. :3
Bijou-Le-Kitty's avatar
Aww, she is precious! I've always loved cutesy Day of the Dead stuff! It has a place in my heart <3
Sukanar's avatar
i LOVE this! <3
SJFan97's avatar
Oh, I really like her! :love:
Zunflowerkat's avatar
 GIF Gravity Falls - AAAH THE JOURNALS!!!! That is ADORABLE!! 
santospollos's avatar
awwwwwwww
so cute and sweet.
wonder if I can eat her like sugar skulls??????
hahahahahahahaha
just kidding xP
HowManyDragons's avatar
Only if you want a mouthful of fuzz! =P
o0xUndernetx0o's avatar
this dragon is very cute x3 awwww
that is so Awesome and so CUTE!!!!!!!
kittengirl2u's avatar
Pulibius's avatar
OMG!
How I didn't see this before??
IS BIUTYFUUUUL!
Amarantheans's avatar
wow nice... felting is not easy either.
HowManyDragons's avatar
Thanks! Some aspects of needle felting are challenging (like tiny details), but I think it's more time-consuming than anything. :)
Amarantheans's avatar
Oh trust me I know, I have felted a few items... my favorite would be my Adipose I also made a Dino, I have made more but those are the ones I liked enough to post here :)
HowManyDragons's avatar
They both look great! I really like the colors that you chose for your dinosaur, and that Adipose is too cute. :D
Amarantheans's avatar
Aww Thanks so much :huggle:
Drawingles's avatar
Very pretty! Great job!
WickedandEnchanted's avatar
It's so beautiful!!! <3
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