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NIKON CORPORATION
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Dragon WIP IV by rgyoung Dragon WIP IV by rgyoung
Thought it was about time to post an update of this dude.

Turns out that the pegs/keyed joints [link] I incorporated into the armature have really been a good idea. I've been able to add a whole lot more detail and do a lot more cleanup since I can take off the limbs and head and tail and work on every part individually.

The biggest change from the last full-body WIP I posted is the feet. I sculpted all of the claws individually out of Apoxie clay and wire and fleshed out the digits. The biggest help in that entire process was super glue, surprisingly. Sculpey is usually incredibly frustrating to work with when it comes to fingers and toes, since it doesn't like to stick to the armature very well. A thin layer of superglue gel spread on each digit solved that problem very well, though.

I'm in the process of bulking out the sculpture a little more before I go on to add scales and fur. I bought some brass sheeting and tubing to experiment with on that front, though, and will be making some tools for scales/texturing. I'll post photos of the tools that end up working out.

I am definitely open to feedback and would love a critique if anyone wants to take the time to do one.

Thanks for looking!
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:icontater-labyrinth:
Tater-labyrinth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Wow! :o
You've done amaizingly with the muscles, details, and I love the legs. ^^ I can't wait to see the result!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Upsidog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
wow. Those feet are amazing. :drool:
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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sneety Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
this is going to be awsome
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I hope so. :)
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OmbroParanojo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the pegs are a great idea
can't wait to see the end result
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The final piece is going to take a while--still have scales and fur to do!

On an unrelated note, the quote in your signature is derived from the ending stanza of a poem by T.S. Elliot called The Hollow Men. It's an amazing piece and you can read it here: [link]
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