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3 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

Now now it's not a race =P

 

it looks good! i wish i had chosen Khryprixis for my dragon, stormwing's scales are annoying me

 

your dragon seems a little further along than mine anyway, depending on how much I want to re-blend each scale.

My dragon looks better at tabletop distance then under close scrutiny. 

 

Coporea had the better idea of painting the tail before gluing.  Its like painting a corkscrew. 

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I may have to name this dragon "Insomnia"  

another 30 min painting session in the middle of the night.  Although in purely time spent I have used more daylight hours, even excluding the CMPA paint day... which is hard to compare, due to socializing with friends. 

I don't have new pictures as its mostly small changes, improvements to blending etc. 

really another 2 hours of steady work and the dragon part will be done.  considering buying mint green anyway, and seeing if a thin wash over the copper vergriss I have been using changes the colors in a meaningful way.

 

- technically this may drop me to a 2-star project.  But if it looks better ill do it.  

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On 9/19/2017 at 11:16 AM, Evilhalfling said:

keeping it up :) 

 

I was thinking a cloud base - possibly made of expanding insulation foam.  But trials proved unsuccessful and the best cloud base examples I found online seemed to sculpt the entire cloud, or use cotton.   Added to this is the difficulty of building a base at the varying high levels of his claws.  

So ill put him on his rock base (will paint brown /red for contrast)   and then add some cotton to fill out a circular base. 

If anyone has done/seen a good cloud base I'd love a link. 

 

Unless ..I switch this concept for a sea base - I know I can sculpt waves, crashing against the rocky outcrop.  hmm. 

 

wings are still rough/wet blended, lots of detail to add. 

I think ill tint them a bit grayer, leaving the outer tips the full brightness. 

 

 

 

 

How about basing the dragon on the rocks you have and then using cotton or something similar to simulate clouds around the lower part of the base. Make 'Insomnia' look as if he/she were perched atop a very high peak that jutted through the top of the cloud layer?

 

Perhaps waiting on the clouds to break to see what the morning offered on the winding track far below? :)

 

I think that's what you're seeing..?

 

J--

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3 hours ago, jsalyers said:

 

How about basing the dragon on the rocks you have and then using cotton or something similar to simulate clouds around the lower part of the base. Make 'Insomnia' look as if he/she were perched atop a very high peak that jutted through the top of the cloud layer?

 

Perhaps waiting on the clouds to break to see what the morning offered on the winding track far below? :)

 

I think that's what you're seeing..?

 

J--

yes that's what my current cloud option is.  dragon perched on a cliff above the clouds 

more pictures: 

 

 

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I like it! I don't get a cloud impression off the blocks though. I get more of hunks of limestone impression, and I think that's cool. 

 

The pale stone with the dark dragon is pleasing - even moreso with the wing-tips being paler than the rest of him. 

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He looks really good! Love the chest/belly scales. These colors worked out really well and I love how he is coming out!

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The shark base was just my best work sculpting waves out of milliput and greenstuff. there will not be a shark in the fished dragons base. :huh:

 

I think I'm going with the water - the wave will be crashing into the dragon from behind, as the dragon (and the stairs) face the land.

I think it will be more challenging, and thus ill learn more.  I will try for water running off the back of the dragon, using gloss sealer and threads . 

 

Besides  I don't have a sea dragon yet. 

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