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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Another Step Closer...

I tried to get Kota to pose for the dragon... He refused to sit on top of the conservatory and dangle his tail over the top... So much for that idea.

He just wanted to look out the window at the birds in the bird feeder.  That's like TV for cats.
So... I proceeded to work on the dragon in my head.  It worked pretty well.  This build may have to be called the Dragon Conservatory before I am done...

I put some glass eyes in his sockets and made his feet smaller.

The arms are sculpted, but not fastened all the way on yet.  I need to do some more work on them and position them still.
I put his tail on an armature, so that he would keep it twisted the way I wanted him to hold it. 

Looks awful now, but after he is baked, it will do what it is supposed to do.

The wire is simply some craft wire and will stay the way that I pose it.  The end will be buried in his body after he is baked.  The hole will go in the body before I bake him.

I plan to fill in anything that is not the way I want it with the air drying clay.  That way it will all look the same and smooth.
 I Still don't have the wings started, but those can be added at any time.  The bumps on the tail are just put on but not smoothed.  There is still a LOT of finishing to do.

So far, I am pleased with the way things are going.  Keep your fingers, eyes and toes crossed for me... I may need it before I am finished!

Back to work now.

See you tomorrow.


elizabeth s said...

Truly Amazing progress Casey! I love the way his tail is curling around the crenelations- Brilliant Artistry!

April said...

I always wondered where dragons come from...