Evilhalfling

Evilhalfling's search for a random rainbow dragon

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Very nice work so far.

 

I think the sea water base fits, since this dragon's scale coloration of light deep to dark tips reminds me of heavily tarnished silver.  I'd imagine a silver dragon swimming in salt water would turn black, and friction would clean up the deep parts of scales during movement.

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water sculpting done. 

but now im out of milliput.  I tried the local Hobby Lobby and all they had was baking clay, no epoxy.  so I got some to try..

the thing under his claw is supposed to be a fish, cause the claw is pearched oddly on the rock, and a mermaid would be too gruesome.  

 

@Darcstaar  what might heighten that effect?  ah shoot its probably higher highlights. 

 

Not 100% sure how to attach water spray / droplet  - but i think ill paint  the sea first 

the water spray is cotton fibers and gloss sealer.  

 

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@Evilhalfling Well, trying to go brighter at the tips, with a little nod to NMM in how you highlight the scales, but that seems pretty ambitious!  I wouldn't try to sell it as polished silver since the idea is tarnish.  Maybe a dark wash in the body creases (arms/legs where they meet torso) would suggest really heavy tarnish in those areas.

 

One final thought would be a few scrapes that are gleaming bright where rocks gouged off tarnished metal leaving the pure silver exposed?

 

I'm just "stream-of-consciousnessing" here...

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