I started sculpting this little fae yesterday afternoon. She's started as a 5" armature (thanks Fairytasia) bent into this sprinting position. She's now putting on some clay weight, premo sculpey. She's just getting started so I'll be investing an hour or so over the next few days working on her. When she's finished she'll be an Avii, a Na'vi fae or fairy. Her wings will be removable to suit the interest of the collector. Here are a few of her very early pictures.
He's finished and on ebay already... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230449541389&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
I'm going to take a day or two and then work on a base for him. His name is Medilous the Green Dragon and I like him a lot. He's quite large, for my style anyway. Here's a few finished pics and you can click the link above for more.
So I've decided to stick with a major theme amongst dragon lore. That dragons consist of three types of animals...eagle, lion, and reptile. I've also given this a touch of an aquatic tail, also doubling as a very defensive knife like weapon. Hope you enjoy it so far. A little more detailing to the body and other parts, and then onto the wings.
These pictures are of the dragon shortly after round one in the oven. I've sculpted (roughly) the body, upper legs, neck, head, and tail. I'll be sanding and starting the sculpt in the more fine details and finish up the head and tail as well. Last on my list is the feet and wings.
I've started another dragon last night, just an armature so far. This dragon will be an adult, not a youth or baby like I typically make. It'll stand approx. 5" tall, 6" from front to back, and 4" from side to side. Like I said I've started this guy with a really sturdy armature wrapped in tape to add bulk and make the clay stick better. I used a 18 gauge steel floral wire and 1/2" duct tape to make the armature. The dragon will have winged forearms and taloned back legs. Those are the only factors that I'm actually certain of at this point. Here are a few pictures of the armature or skeleton for this dragon.
I am a rather whimsical woman generally, although if you ask my family it's more that my head's stuck in the clouds than "whimsical" as I call my personality. Anywho, my whimsical nature has given me the ability to envision a fantastical world beyond the world we live in, not literally of course. I use my creative nature to create my fantasy sculptures. This same talent allows me to create realistic ooak and reborn babies!
I am rather new (September 2009) to sculpting, so please be patient as I learn new techniques and my abilities grow.