Commission Information
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I sell my dragon figurines at a few anime conventions every year, as well as in my Etsy shop outside of con season. But I also accept commissions - I love custom work and collaborating with others! My strengths include an eye for detail, high quality materials, and over a decade of sculpting experience. :)

Proffering
- Obviously, my specialty is dragons, but I'm willing to experiment. I have a little experience with making ponies and rats too!
- I can recreate dragons that I've made before, or I can make something completely new. Keep in mind that there are certain designs that I will not replicate, and I will not copy another artist's style.
- I have clay in just about every color, and if I don't have exactly what you're looking for, I can mix custom colors to suit your specifications. I also have mica powders that I can dust on for a shimmery effect.
- I prefer to work in clay, but if necessary, I may paint very small details (like cutie marks).
- I have a variety of gems and stones for dragons to hold, and I can also create props out of clay. Pricing varies depending on the materials used.

Process
- If you're interested in a commission, send me a note! I am happy to provide price quotes - just let me know what you're looking for.
- I require payment before I ship - see the Payment section for specifics.
- I will send you pictures of the finished sculpture before shipping.
- My turnaround time from accepting your order to sending final photos is generally 1-2 weeks.
- Shipping in the US generally take 3-5 days, and shipping overseas can take up to 6 weeks, but is usually closer to 2.

Pricing
- Prices are in USD
- Custom work starts at $45+shipping for a basic 2" tall dragon with wings and horns. Prices go up with additional materials, props, paint jobs, etc.
- Fanart dragons start at $50 because they are much more work than 'regular' dragons. This includes original characters (OCs), because they tend to be detailed (markings, accessories, etc.).
- I ship USPS First Class. If you live in the US, shipping for a single dragon is $5.50. If you live outside the US, it is $15 to ship a single dragon to anywhere except Canada ($10). Contact me if you'd like a shipping estimate on multiple dragons.

Payment
- I prefer payment via Paypal, but I can also accept credit card payments via Etsy. If neither of these options work for you, let me know and we can probably work something out.
- I prefer receiving payment in advance, and require it if you are requesting a sculpt of your OC. I will not ship a finished sculpture before I have been paid in full.

Policies
- In order to send my dragons to you, I first pack each one securely into a small gift box. This is then placed in a shipping box with additional padding to ensure that they travel safely.
- My dragons are works of art, not toys. They are not meant to stand up to rough play and should not be given to small children.
- I want you to be happy with your purchase! If you are not satisfied and would like a refund, any non-custom item may be returned within 10 days in its original condition, and I will refund the full purchase price less shipping. I am also willing to offer a full refund if I have not yet started on your commission. For OC commissions that I have already started working on, I can offer a 50% refund - the remainder will be kept as a nonrefundable deposit.

Perusal
Here are some samples and general price ranges.

Basic Dragons - 2 inches (5cm) tall, $45+
A basic dragon is one where you specify the colors, or perhaps the theme/what it's holding, but otherwise let me create as I see fit. The examples below are shown in order of increasing complexity.
Updated June Birthstone dragon by HowManyDragons Sleeping Egyptian Book Dragon by HowManyDragons Watercolor Laptop Gamer Dragon by HowManyDragons Succulent Dragon Guardian by HowManyDragons

Fanart Dragons - 2 inches (5cm) tall, $50+
Fanart sculptures are based off of existing characters that have a reference that needs to be followed. OCs fall into this category as well. The examples below are shown in order of increasing complexity.
Jurassic World: Blue the Raptor by HowManyDragons Spyro the Dragon by HowManyDragons Overwatch: D.Va Dragon by HowManyDragons Yu-Gi-Oh: Pharaoh Atem by HowManyDragons

Mini Dragons - 1-1.5 inches (2.4-4cm) tall, $30-35
These are little, baby-sized dragons, perfect if you're on a budget or don't have a lot of shelf space. I can make them curled around gems, or sleeping on books. Got a different pose in mind? Let me know!
Baby Bookwyrm Extravaganza by HowManyDragons Sleepy Baby Book Dragons by HowManyDragons

Dragon Pendants - 1.5-2 inches (4-5cm) tall, $27-42
These are the same size as my mini dragons, but wearable! They are lightweight and comfortable to wear - just be careful not to strike them against anything hard. I offer two styles:
Glass gem pendants - $27-33
Single-sided dragon curled around a colored glass gem. Any colors are possible, non-fanart dragons are generally $27-31, fanart dragons are generally $29-33.
D20 pendants - $34-42
Fully sculpted, in-the-round pendant of a dragon curled around a d20 die. I always put the 20 facing front and center unless requested otherwise. Dice are translucent or pearlized and come in many colors. Non-fanart dragons are generally $34-39, fanart dragons are generally $37-42
Pony-dragon Pendants by HowManyDragons A Plethora of Dragon Pendants by HowManyDragons D20 Dragon Earring and Necklace Set by HowManyDragons

Oversize Dragons - 2.5-3 inches (6-8cm) tall, $70+
These are larger dragons, suitable for holding full-sized dice or for bearing more complex color blends. The examples below are shown in order of increasing complexity.
Festive Dice Dragon by HowManyDragons Ysera: The Dreamer Remade by HowManyDragons Bioluminescent Plant Dragon Figurine by HowManyDragons Regina Mauve by HowManyDragons

Paired Dragon Wedding Cake Toppers - 3 inches (8cm) tall, $150+
$150 is the base price for two simple paired dragons due to the effort of working at a larger size as well as making them interact. The price will increase with added complexity, paint job, props, etc.
Gold and Silver Cake Topper Couple by HowManyDragons RPG Cake Topper Couple by HowManyDragons

You are also welcome to view my commissions gallery for previous commissions, or browse my full gallery for additional examples of my work. I also have a Clay Dragon Color Chart if you want to see exactly what colors I work with. If you have any questions about the commissioning process that I haven't answered here, please don't hesitate to ask by either posting a comment or sending me a note.

Ready to order?
If you're interested in commissioning me, go ahead and send me a note! It's very hard to keep track of things through comment threads, so noting me really is best (I don't bite, promise). I am looking forward to helping create the dragon of your dreams. :heart:

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Got questions about my process/materials? Check out my FAQ!
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Prince-Galaxy's avatar
Prince-GalaxyHobbyist Digital Artist
Could the mini dragons possibly be laying on dice? Like it being wrapped on top of a 4 sided die?
FireFERN17's avatar
FireFERN17Hobbyist Artist
Could you do a dragon kinda like a hatted one? I'm guessing it would be classed as fan art
FireFERN17's avatar
FireFERN17Hobbyist Artist
httyd* (I'm thinking of a LightFury crossed with a woolly howl) or even this character if you can do him, since he's not exactly a dragon; Chris 
Immashadow30's avatar
Immashadow30Hobbyist General Artist
In general how long would it take to ship to California??
just curious

nevermind I saw it above.
i was thinking about something for secret santa
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Derp, sorry, I didn't see this message until just now. Looks like you found the answer to this question, but my turnaround time once I receive payment is generally 1-2 weeks.
Immashadow30's avatar
Immashadow30Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine
SnowShoyu's avatar
SnowShoyuHobbyist Digital Artist
How much would a sculpt of this bab be 
Gwen by SnowShoyu
With eyes like 
Shifty Red Fluffkin by HowManyDragons
And the scale details mostly painted on
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oof, I'm so sorry this reply comes a million years late. I could totally make a dragon with the painted glass eyes as requested, but I don't paint my pieces and I wouldn't paint the scales on. I can do separate scales on the belly like  Lunar New Year Lantern Dragon by HowManyDragons , and I can make the darker colored scale section on the face and paws in clay, but I don't paint.

Comments tend to get buried quickly for me - please send me a note if you're still interested and you'd like to discuss further.
lonely-eel's avatar
lonely-eelHobbyist Digital Artist
hey there!

im curious if my character would be doable, as hes not a dragon
he has a very simple design, looks like this: 
toyhou.se/619641.lonely-eel/ga…
His main characteristics are the ears, teeth, and the aquatic, axolotl-like tail

thank you!
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to have not replied to this earlier! It got buried in my comments. D:

Your character is really cute, and I'd be happy to sculpt my take on him. Ears and tail are totally doable, and I think I could get a toothy mouth in there too, as I do give my dragons fangs from time to time. Send me a note if you'd like to discuss further - I'm a lot better at following up on those.
lonely-eel's avatar
lonely-eelHobbyist Digital Artist
It’s not a problem ^^ I’ll send you a note
TheBurningPrincess's avatar
These dragons are pretty,.
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
UnadulteratedL's avatar
UnadulteratedLStudent General Artist

Hi there! would you be comfortable doing a dutch angel dragon as a pendant??

HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome to run a reference image by me, but Dutch Angel Dragons tend to be pretty detailed in terms of markings and there just isn't much space to work with at the pendant scale. I suspect I wouldn't be able to fit in enough detail at that size.
MaltiDraw's avatar
MaltiDrawHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, do you think you could make a floppy eared dog? I might commission you someday
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
It probably wouldn't be the most amazing thing ever made by me, but I'd be up for giving it a shot if you wanted. I step outside of the dragon comfort zone every now and then.
kittykat605's avatar
kittykat605Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw man i'm 10$ short for the pendant, time to save up
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
You can do it, I believe in you! <3
kittykat605's avatar
kittykat605Hobbyist Digital Artist
i definitely shall!!
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Titanium-WrenchHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh I swear to god, when I can, I'll be commissioning you for a pedant! (Everything here is going to be more expensive for me because Canadian here heyo).

Your work is freaking awesome
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Sounds good, I'll be looking forward to it! :heart:
ValeriaAbsinthe's avatar
ValeriaAbsintheHobbyist Digital Artist
It may take me a while to afford it, but I totally want to try and get a few of these X'D
HowManyDragons's avatar
HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
No worries! Send me a note whenever you're ready. ^^
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