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Dragon WIP VI by rgyoung Dragon WIP VI by rgyoung
Another update on this guy. Previous WIP photos can be seen in my scraps. I'm hoping to be done sculpting this guy by the end of the year if all goes as planned. *crosses fingers*
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hydrira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Artisan Crafter
i can't belive you make these by hand!
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headbangerdragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is awsome. lol at first i thought it was a 3D render but then i saw the closeup. love how u made the pictures black and white it really add emphasis to the dragon.
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I tend to do b&w photos for my WIPs for that very reason! :)
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
This is so amazing! I can't wait to see it done!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's coming along slowly, but I'll be done with it soon, I hope. :)
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LifeIsGreyt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Great detail! I'm excited to see it finished. 8D
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NepuApsadee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Love the detail!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Kekira Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Three questions:
1. What is the material you used? Super Sculpey?

2. How did you do the scales?

3. Why did you decide to do this one in pieceS? Just curious, I know why some sculpt large sculptures in pieces but not sure for smaller ones.
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment! :)

1. This is super sculpey firm.
2. The scales are little balls of clay that I placed on to the piece and then flattened with a smooth, flat dental tool (the one I used is identical to "f" in this link: [link]). I did that over and over until the head was covered. I used balls of clay of varying sizes, some of which I rolled out so that they were oval or oblong before I flattened them. Then I used a very small brush dipped in isopropyl alcohol periodically to smooth out the areas between individual scales.
3. I decided to do this sculpture in pieces so that I would have access to parts of the sculpture that would otherwise be very, very difficult to work on, like the inner arms and legs as well as underneath the jaw. As I complete the detailing on a given area, I will be permanently attaching each piece that is now removable so that the finished piece has no seams or gaps. It's the first time I've done this, but I like the greater versatility it gives me.

Hope that helped! Thanks again for the comment. :D
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Elvynne Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is a very clever process!!!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, that's very kind of you to say. :)
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellant work!!I love the detail on his face!!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You bet!!
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gaffanon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
looking great! its funny I just finished sculpting An asian dragon for a customer to their specs. as soon as I mold it and make a cast ill photograph it cause it is in parts right now. You can see the different styles. I like yours better to be honest.
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'll keep checking your gallery periodically so that I can see your dragon. I bet it's cool! :)
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eggyyockio Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Very nice, I like how you made the scales various sizes and they are so neat and clean looking too. I hope one day I'm as good as you.
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Your sculptures are looking great--just keep at it, keep challenging yourself, and you will get wherever you want to be.
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Spectravar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I love it! That's awesome!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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therealbloodhound Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Oh honey, it's coming along wonderfully!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad that you think so! Thanks for the comment! :D
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richardj Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Beautiful beastie!
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! Glad you like him!
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hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
so far, so super nice.

will be one of my favourite sculptdragons, once finished.
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rgyoung Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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