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Pink and Purple Ink-Painted Dragon

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Hey all, I'm back from Japan! It was a good trip, but now it's time to catch up on all the things. The holidays approach... e_e

Anyway, here's something different! I've been really in love with alcohol ink painting lately. I've been using the technique for some other projects (that you'd know about if you watched my stream ^_~), but I thought it would only be fair to try painting up a few dragons in this style. I've been having a lot of fun with small, multicolored spots and blending different colors together, so that's what I did here. I started by making a dragon out of white clay, then painted it after it had baked. The result is gorgeous, with bright, super-saturated colors overlapping each other. Exactly the sort of thing that makes me happy. :D

That being said, coloring this dragon was incredibly time consuming. It was a fun exercise and I love the result, but since it takes so long to do, it's probably not a technique that I'll be using very much in the future.

Crafted from polymer clay, glass bugle beads, and alcohol ink.

This dragon has already found a home, but you can still visit her Etsy listing to see additional photos.

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I'm getting back into streaming after being away for so long. I'll be sculpting live from 7-10pm Pacific. As always, you are invited to stop by and say hi over on Twitch.

Fun with alcohol inks

Tropical Sunset Pearl Dragon by HowManyDragons Pastel Patchwork Dragon by HowManyDragons Deep Sea Pearl Diver Dragon by HowManyDragons Pastel Rainbow Clay Dragon by HowManyDragons

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
700x582px 154.94 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 28, 2018, 2:34:38 PM
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Luna-cuteXD Artisan Crafter
oh my gosh! So long time, not interest in polymer clay and deviantart. Came here back for nothing. And see this, like O_____o wt*
an absolutly masterpiece of artwork! Mindblowing.
It's been 4-5 years since i crafted the last dragon... it's so inspiring to see your work and technique ♥.. I'm lost for words.
Keep it up with your wonderful artwork. I hope you make so much money with this stuff. 
Beste wishes to you. 

Time to buy myselfe new polymer clay.
Can i maybe try your ink techique just for fun? 
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, it's so good to hear from you! I miss seeing your pieces (but it's fun to see what else you've been working on). Has it really been that long since you last made a dragon? Time flies!

If you want to try some alcohol ink painting, please be my guest. I hardly came up with the technique myself, but I am probably the first person to have applied it to a clay dragon. xD
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Marvolo-sanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love those vibrant colors
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JustALittleAmericanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Owwwwwwwwwwwwww.

This is going on my favorites.
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Galaxii50Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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AlexFlam03Student Digital Artist
I am in love with this one rn. :3
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FredsterNLHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just gorgeous!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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ElleDoradoHobbyist Digital Artist
SO ADORABLE❤️❤️❤️❤️
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! :huggle:
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This is sick
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Oh wow it's so cute I just love purple and pink they are beautiful colors 💖
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, pink and purple are a fun combination, and one that I don't use all that often.
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LuckilyLuckinessHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ow that's really wonderfull !!! ❤
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :heart:
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LuckilyLuckinessHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) !!!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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Candle-sticHobbyist General Artist
Have I mentioned how much I love your colour experiments. They always turn out so beautiful. This piece is so unique and pretty, it's a shame it was so time consuming.
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StrangerThings4EverStudent Digital Artist
I LUV IT SO MUCHHH
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I'm so happy to hear it, thank you!
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StrangerThings4EverStudent Digital Artist
No problem!
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ArtyMw2017Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww it's so damn CUTE!! I wish it was real co I could pick it up and hug it ❤❤😍
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