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Land Dragon by Tiamatus Land Dragon by Tiamatus
Wrapping this guy up, just need to let the clay set for a few days to firm and then we're off to the details and the oven. Finally ready to be done with this guy. It's an old project and my skill-set is far more advanced than this..so I'm just ready to move on. 

This guy measures 13" tall at the highest spike and 34" wide in the position its in. If the dragon was crouching and stretched out, he'd be 23" tall and 72" long.
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:iconwirlog:
Wirlog Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Forget the gnomes... i need one like this on my front yard
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
I don't think he'd mind eating those gnomes too! Thank you for the kind words!
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Wirlog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
You use som kind of lay to model the creature but actually what amaze me the most is the fact that it doesn't shrink when you put t on the oven to dry it. (if you actually do that)
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enjoylingerie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is real amazing art! I love it! Your artwork is breathtaking!!!
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Thank you for the kind words!
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the-real-shame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Your work would definitely sell. Your details are just stunning and your designs are simply amazing. I haven't sculpted but really want to learn someday and your work inspires me even more. Hopefully I'll get some time to give it a try one of these days!
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the-real-shame Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Thank you :) I will certainly share. I love constructive criticism. Have you decided where you will be moving to? 
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
You have the attention to detail to sculpt! I believe you can! It's not hard once you have the basics down, so if you ever nee advice, shoot.
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the-real-shame Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
I appreciate it! I do plan to start, just have to learn where to start! 
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
learn to make a strong armature! Its key!
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:iconthe-real-shame:
the-real-shame Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Thanks! I'm actually starting a sculpting course in Feb! I created a stop motion puppet once so have a tiny bit of experience with armatures, but it definitely wasn't sturdy enough!
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
I'd love to see whatever work you produce!
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GHancock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
I really love the design, even if you feel your skills have surpassed it. Where do you store or display something this big?!
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AntonioBalicevic Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow man, this looks beastly . Can't wait to see it finished. Hat down :) 
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Just finishing final details on the tail and we're going to be done! Just a few more days! Thanks for the support, brother!
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Bristlefurr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
He's awesome! Love it. <3
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thank you! <3
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Cerber4444 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow, lovely tail. Do you use the polymer clay for sculptures?
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thank you! And for the most part I use super sculpey.
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Cerber4444 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, in my country it's costs much. And you making such a big sculpts from this.
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Well it's still fairly pricey, but I really enjoy sculpey. I wouldn't work without it!
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Cerber4444 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Eah, i know, work with this be a pleasure.
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
So true!
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Cosmic-Cucumbers Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, he is so cool!It's incredibly well done. :)
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Thank you so much!
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N1C0L4I Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016   General Artist
I can only say, what´s already been said. This is an incredibly well made piece of art! You should make a mold from it for reproduction and sell it :)
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Well my good sir, you are most gracious. I would live to one day be able to make molds of this guy!
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N1C0L4I Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   General Artist
Actually I made a silicone mold of my Procynosuchus-sculpt. I taught myself the process mainly with youtube-videos (from smooth-on for example).
I would recommend you to start with a small, simple-shaped sculpture and work your way up to the Land Dragon :D
For the Procy I made a brush-on silicone mold without the need to cut the sculpture apart! Though it would have been much easier, were I´ve been able to separate the legs from the body :)
Eventually I used the manual Roto-casting technique to make a hollow resin-cast (to save material) and than I filled it up with polyurethane foam.
Either way, what I wanted to say is, that if I were able to learn that, so are you, just give it a try :)
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
I've looked into a load of molding manufacturers, theres one I really like called Tap Plastics. They manufacture and sell direct, so the prices are competitive. Also, they have a great range of silicones and resins which is an added bonus. I think the biggest reason I hesitate to mold my big dragons is the lack of experience and fear I might completely damage the sculpt. I don't know, I need to put on my big boy pants and give it a whirl one day. I have plans to mold in the future, just not these bigger pieces.

And hey, don't cut yourself short, brother. Your awesome at your skill, even enough to make me envy. 
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N1C0L4I Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016   General Artist
That´s a nice compliment! Makes me really proud, to hear that from you :D
I think when it comes to mold making and casting, practical experience is essential.
The Procynosuchus was actually my first mold and believe me, I made a lot of mistakes, even damaged the sculpture a little bit (nothing worse, though).
But I got a nicely working mold and also learned a great deal from my mistakes!  
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
well, you should be proud. You have a tremendous talent, and I hope to see it blossom. Keep it up!
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BROK3Ndragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student General Artist
 THAT IS SO COOL!!!
:D
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Thank you!
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BROK3Ndragon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Student General Artist
No problem!! :3
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work!
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Thank you!
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Bernd-Haier Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing work !
i love you work so much :D
When are you finally allowed to build hollywood to models ;)  ? :)
sorry for my bad english ;)


reagrds Bernd
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Thank you so much for the kind words, Bernd! Man, to work for Hollywood would be awesome! Maybe one day! Lol, who knows! And no need to apologize my friend, broken or not, your kindness always shows through!
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Bernd-Haier Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
😀😀😀
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Kokorvesa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist
Oh my, that's a big one. So much details ! How much does it weight ? Do you plan to paint it ?
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
The main body weighs about 40lbs while the tail is about 8lbs. So he really is a heavy beast! I'm not sure if even a color scheme...so paint....yeah 😥😢😥😢lol. One step at a time!
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Kokorvesa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist
Can't wait to see it done then !
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:icontiamatus:
Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Same here!
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Dzulkifli27 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
I'm just speechless at all those detailings and the scale of it.
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
You're too kind! Thank you!
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PrimalArc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn, that is GORGEOUS!
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Tiamatus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Thank you most kindly!
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PrimalArc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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