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[WIP] Holy Dragon 1

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While I wait for my new computer parts to show up I thought I'd upload some pictures of a current papier mache project. It's been quite some time since I made a dragon head trophy and this one has been in progress for a bit. This first WIP shot shows the head in the construction phase. I've taken several large pieces of mache and sculpted them around the already skinned and painted jaws. Once the rough head shape has been created, I keep building out the shape with more mache pieces, newspaper and a whole lot of masking tape. I also anchor sections with hot glue to keep the tape down as I build.

The construction phase is also where I'll start adding the highlight features of the piece. As seen here with the green stones, those are set in place with hot glue prior to the skin application. These WIP shots were taken before some additional work was done on the piece. I ended up reinforcing the upper jaws a bit more to smooth out that ridge along the top and blend it better. I also added some additional fins on the side of the face.

That's about it for this one. I'm going to put up a couple more WIP shots to show some more detail from a different angle. If I'm able to get to the skin application phase soon, I'll put those up as well.
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Image size
4000x3000px 4.26 MB
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-W220
Shutter Speed
10/200 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 28, 2016, 9:43:56 PM
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