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Dragonhide Book

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© 2008 - 2020 sunhawk
Another sketchbook/journal with a customized cover, this time I wanted to evoke a sense that the book was covered in the skin of dragon or other large reptile, while also having an abstract quality of a forest - something of the woods, a streambed, pebbles...

The scales are made of polymer clay and handpainted by me with acrylics, they have a lovely deep tone of green and brown and hints of copper, which I used to sort of "antique" the scales. It is been sealed with repeated layers of clear acrylic spray to make the scales gleam (hence my difficulty photographing it!) and to protect them, encourage people to touch the scales :)

The sketchbook itself is 9" x 11" (I think) with 200 blank, unused pages. It is a hardcover sketchbook, I believe it is a Canson, nice quality paper :)

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I am also up for custom cover commissions :D
Image size
528x1629px 577.47 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A570 IS
Shutter Speed
1/202 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jan 25, 2008, 12:45:05 AM
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A phenominal peice of work =) Reminded me of the Cressida Cowell stories.
EvilWeezel's avatar
I dont have words...... this is...just wow.
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I love making these books, in all sorts of colours ^_^
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OpheliaLazarusHobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular dragon skin. How do you attach the scales to the book?
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I do it by hand, one at a time :)
ColorMeGray's avatar
Your work is just beautiful!
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And cheers for the devwatch :D
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SashaFitzgeraldProfessional Traditional Artist
I love the texture! It's like a ripple of dragon scales... love it!
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's lovely to touch as well as look ^_^
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This is so cool, I definitely think it has a very organic feel and all the different colors look great. Awesome awesome!!!
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much ^_^
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This work has been featured in my news article for National Craft Month. [link]
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oh gosh! Thank you so much, I'm really thrilled to be a part of your article! :D :hug: :heart:
Osa-Art-Farm's avatar
oh gosh! Thank you much, I am really thrilled to be part of your entusiasm! :D
Keep up the good work!
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This is really cool! Nice job! :clap:
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sunhawkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! ^_^ :heart:
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