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Turquoise Vein Dragon


I had some leftover faux turquoise clay and decided to make a dragon based on veins of turquoise running through stone. I was originally thinking of using my gray stone-textured clay as the base color, but after looking at a few pictures of natural turquoise, I decided to go with a darker bronze instead. Since the faux turquoise clay has hints of copper in it, I used some additional copper foil for the accents. I don't like how the foil flaked on the horns and wings, but I do like the little pieces that I added around the edges of the turquoise sections. I wish I'd had an actual piece of turquoise for the dragon to hold, but since I didn't, I used a little piece of tumbled quartz instead.

Crafted from Premo polymer clay, beads, copper gilding foil, various dusts, inks and paints, plus a piece of quartz. This dragon has been sold.

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1000x740px 226.26 KB
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Focal Length
60 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 17, 2021, 3:43:54 PM
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Candle-stic's avatar

Oh wow! Such a striking colour combination! I think it turned out great :)! Really gives the feeling of a natural vein of turquoise

HGKitten's avatar

I actually really like the flaking on the horns and wings.... but I also know the agony of an artist, what you meant to do, what happened and how it makes you feel

HowManyDragons's avatar

Yeah, I don't entirely dislike the flaking, but if I'd known it would flake to that extent, I would have probably chosen another clay color to use as the base on the horns and wings.

Kirakumachi's avatar

Your dragons are so precious~ T~T Heart

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blueyoshiegg's avatar

Lovely colour combination there~ ^^ :aww: :clap: :+fav:

blueyoshiegg's avatar

Hehee~ You're very welcome ^^ :aww:

Valvino's avatar

This looks absolutely fantastic!

24Pamela's avatar

Outstanding! Great work! :clap:

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