Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
What I did in Tucson, part II
Another fun class I took from Christi Friesen was a baby dragon hatching from an egg. I learned how to make the egg shells and have them crack open realistically. And a different style of wing than I usually make...and I made my first successful dragon claw. I have tried to make claws in the past with no luck at all - that is why my fire lizards do not have them. But with Christi's help I succeeded. Now it remains to be seen if this can be accomplished in the comfort of my own studio. Of course, when I added the wings, I covered up the talons so now I can't see them. Next time I will be more careful and show them off.
Here is my Saucy Dragon. He is sticking his tongue out for the camera - he really does not like to have his picture taken.
No Cameras! I haven't had a chance to shine my scales yet!
Also worth the price of admission was the secret to making the stones the mother dragon laid her egg on. I am thinking of other uses for this technique. Here is a close up.