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Pearls and Seaweed Dragon



The fun with inks continues! I've made a lot of ink dragons with white or translucent clay as the base, but I was sitting at my desk and staring at my white pearl clay and started thinking, "Hm, I haven't tried that one yet..."

I ended up going with cool colors on white pearl clay and I just love the result! The colors are bright and vibrant, as I'd expect, but there's a gorgeous pearly shine underneath. This is one of those pieces that I just can't stop picking up and admiring. It's so pretty and shimmery in the light.

The blues and purples made me want to go with an aquatic theme, so I turned this into a seaweed dragon. Hints of gold shimmer among the green accents, and iridescent bubbles nestle among the fronds that make up the horns, wings and tail. A pale green pearl rounds out the look. 

Crafted from polymer clay, alcohol ink, gold foil and iridescent microbeads. Glass bead eyes, Swarovski crystal pearl. Stands about 2 inches tall.

Alcohol inks on different base colors

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700x700px 119.93 KB
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
60 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 4, 2018, 3:00:36 PM
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JamieLynWeigt's avatar
Hiya Lindy!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work yet again in a post called June Birthstone Dragons by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  Pearl is one of the June birthstones.  I love this piece and the new ink designs, so pretty!  You can find me as always at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the great work!